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Children's Books at Cubberley Library


Odd Egg
Gravett, E.
Ages 4-8, Comedy and humor
Brilliant Fall
Messner, K.
Lexile measure 710; Ages 8-12; Book level 4.2
Korman, G.
Lexile measure 740; Ages 9-12; Book level 4.9; Comedy and humor
Enchanted Glass
Jones, D. W.
Lexile measure 790; Ages 11-14: Book level 5.2
Van Cleve, K.
Ages 8-12
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Kinney, J.
Lexile measure 950; Ages 11-14; Book level 5.2;Comedy and humor; Diaries and journals
Collins, S.
Lexile measure 820; Ages 12-up; Adventure; Science fiction
Extra Credit
Clements, A., & Elliott M.
Lexile measure 830; Ages 8-12; Book level 5.3
Poison Eaters
Black, H., & ill Black, Theodor
Ages 15-adult
Coretta Scott
Shange, N., & ill Nelson, Kadir
Ages 4-9; Book level 4.9
Saving the Baghdad Zoo
Halls, K. M., & Sumner W.
Ages 8-12; Book level 7.1
War to End All Wars
Freedman, R.
Ages 14-18
Gracias Thanks
Mora, P., ill Parra, John, & Dominguez A.
Ages 3-6; Bedtime stories
Lee, M., & ill Choi, Yangsook
Lexile measure 790; Ages 7-12; Book level 4.9; Historical fiction
Cora Cooks Pancit
Lazo Gilmore, D. K., & ill Valiant, Kristi
Ages 5-8; Book level 3.1
Longest Night
Bauer, M. D., & ill Lewin, Betsy
Ages 4-8
Bull lRider
Williams, S.
Lexile Measure 1520; Ages 10-14; Book level 4.1;
Sea of the Dead
Durango, J.
Ages 8 to 12
Haunted Playground
Tan, S.
Lexile measure 620; Book level 4
Pharaoh's Boat
Weitzman, D.
Lexile measure 1170; Ages 8-12; Book level 7.4
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Sweet Whispers
Hamilton, V.
lexile measure 550; book level 3.8; general fiction; horror
Carvell, M.
Lexile measure 1000; Ages 9-14; Grade level 5.0; General fiction, Historical fiction
Korman, G.
Lexile measure 710; Book level 4.9; Ages 9-12; Adventure; Comedy and humor; Mystery and suspense
Sidman, J., & ill Krommes, Beth
Lexile measure 330; Ages 4-8
Sylvia and Aki
Conkling, W.
Awards: Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award Winner, 2012; Ages 8-14
White, R.
Lexile measure 760; Ages 8-12; Grade level 5.5; Historical fiction
Tales for Very Picky
Schneider, J.
Awards: Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal, 2012; Lexile measure 500; Book level 2.9; Ages 5-8
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Blume, J.
Lexile measure 470; Ages 10-14; Grade level 4.9; Realistic fiction
Tales Our Abuelitas Told
Campoy, I. F., Ada A. F., & Dávalos F.
Tatanka and the Lakota People
Montileaux, D. F., & Society S. D. S. H.
ages 5-10; book level 4.2
Thank You Bear
Foley, G. E.
ages 3-7; book level 1.6; fiction
Thank You
Polacco, P.
Lexile: 650; Ages: 5-10; Grade level 4.8; Autobiography
Thanks to the Animals
Sockabasin, A. J., & ill Raye, Rebekah
Lexile measure 700; Book level 3.1; Ages 5-9
Colman, P.
"Every year on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans celebrate with a Thanksgiving meal....
That Book Woman
Henson, H., & Small D.
Lexile measure 920; Ages 6-11; Book level 4.3; Historical fiction
That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown
Cowell, C., & ill Layton, Neal
Accidental Adventures of India
Agell, C.
Lexile measure 690; Ages 8-11; Book level 4.2
Adventures of a South
Kurtz, C., & Reinhardt J. B.
Lexile measure 660; Ages 9-13
Amazing Circulatory System
Burstein, J.
Lexile measure 800; Ages 8-11; Book level 5; General nonfiction
Arabian Nights
Tarnowska, W. ', & ill Henaff, Carole
Ages 8-12; Folklore
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Middle School

Thief Lord
Funke, C. C., & Latsch O.
Lexile measure 640; Ages 9-15; Grade level 4.9; Fantasy, Mystery & suspense
Thing About Luck
Kadohata, C., & ill Kuo, Julia
Lexile measure 700; Ages 10-14
Tiger Rising
DiCamillo, K.
Lexile measure 0520; ages 10-14; book level 4; general fiction; Library has 7 copies
Titans Curse
Riordan, R.
Lexile measure 630; ages 9-15; book level 4.3; adventure; fables, folktales and myths
Travels of Benjamin of Tudela
Shulevitz, U.
Lexile measure 920; Ages 9-14; Grade level 5.6; Historical fiction, Adventure
Appelt, K., & Small D.
Lexile measure 830; ages 8-14; book level 5.2; adventure
View from Saturday
Konigsburg, E. L.
Lexile measure 870; Ages 9-12; Book level 5.9
Vinyl Princess
Prinz, Y.
Ages 13 and up
The Wall
Sís, P.
ages 9-15; book level 5.2; autobiography; informational
The Wanderer
Creech, S., & ill Diaz, David
Lexile measure 830; ages 8-13; book level 5.2; adventure
War to End All Wars
Freedman, R.
Ages 14-18
The Way We Work
Macaulay, D., & Walker R.
ages 11-up; informational
Wee Free Men
Pratchett, T.
Lexile measure 680; Ages 12-18; Grade level 6.1; Adventure, Comedy & humor, Fantasy
Westing Game
Raskin, E.
Lexile measure 750; Ages 9-12; Grade level 6.1; Mystery & suspense
White Darkness
McCaughrean, G.
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection.; Lexile measure 850; Book level 5.5; Ages 12 and up
The Wicked History of the World
Deary, T., & Brown M.
Ages 8-14; Reference
Wild Book
Engle, M.
Ages 8-12
Year of Miss Agnes
Hill, K.
Lexile measure 790; Ages 8-12; Grade level 4.6; Fiction
Young Landlords
Myers, W. D.
Lexile measure 820; ages 10-up; book level5.1; general fiction
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High School

Bottle in the Gaza Sea
Zenatti, V., & Hunter A.
ages 13-18; book level 5.8
Brief History of Montmaray
Cooper, M.
Lexile measure 1000; Ages 12-16
Nix, G.
Lexile measure 1070; Ages 13 and up
Conspiracy of Kings
Turner, M. W.
Ages 12-18
Darkling Plain
Reeve, P.
Lexile Measure 1000; ages 12-up; book level 6.7; adventure; science fiction and fantasy
Gift From Childhood
Diakité, B. W.
Ages 9 and up
Doyle, R.
Ages 11-15
Long Walk to Water
Park, L. S.
Lexile measure 720; Book level 5; Ages 9-14
Long Way Gone
Beah, I.
Lexile Measure 920; ages 15-up; book level 6.1; autobiography and biography
Mango Shaped
Mass, W.
Awards: Schneider Family Book Award; Lexile measure 770; Book level 4.7; Ages 9-13
Monster Calls
Ness, P., ill Kay, Jim, & Dowd S.
Ages 11 and up
Na, A.
Lexile measure 670; ages 12-up; book level 4.2; realistic fiction
Time of Miracles
Bondoux, A. - L., & Maudet Y.
Lexile measure 700; Ages 14 and up; Historical fiction
Wolf at the Door
Datlow, E., & Windling T.
Lexile measure 790; Ages 11-18; Grade level 4.9; Fiction
Year Down Yonder
Peck, R.
Lexile measure 610; Ages 9-14; Grade level 4.9; Historical fiction
Getz, T. R., & Clarke L.
"The first of its kind, Abina and the Important Men is a compelling and powerfully illustrated...
Accidents of Nature
Johnson, H. M. B.
Lexile measure 690; Ages 12 and up; Book level 4.5
Across the Nightingale Floor
Hearn, L.
ages 12-up
After Tupac and D Foster
Woodson, J.
Lexile measure 750; ages 10-15; book level 4.7; realistic fiction
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Cubberley Library collects many award-winning books for children and young adults, including most of the winners of the following awards:

The Pura Belpré Award

The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

The Randolph Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

The John Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

Special Collections

Mary L. Schofield Collection of Children's Literature

In 1981, Stanford Libraries acquired over 10,000 books collected over a forty-year period by Mary Schofield, who spent her career as a librarian at Hoover Library. The collection consists of illustrated children's tales, stories for young adults, and works of reference relating to her collecting areas, with a focus on works published since the late eighteenth century.

The Richard L. Venezky Collection of Books for Literacy Instruction

The Venezky Collection contains primers and readers published between the end of the eighteenth century through the early decades of the twentieth century. Many titles are present in nearly every edition issued. In addition, there are early pamphlets, chapbooks, primers, almanacs, dictionaries, children's stories, plus works on penmanship, spelling, and phonetics.

Selections from the Curriculum Library's Historical Collection at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

"This digital collection consists of over 30 full-text, digitized children's books. The books were selected using the following criteria: publication date, rarity, uniqueness, size, and location of publication. All of the items in the digital collection were published before 1923, and are in the public domain. The oldest book in the digital collection, Dolly's ABC was published in 1854. Many of the items in the digital collection are quite rare, with only a few other holdings available."