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Children's Books at Cubberley Library


Ship Breaker
Bacigalupi, P.
Ages 12-up
Pearl and Wagner
McMullan, K., & Alley R. W.
Lexile measure 210; Ages 5-8; Book level 2.1
Silly Billy
Browne, A.
Ages 4-7; Book level 2.2
Scieszka, J., & Shannon D.
Lexile measure 390; Ages 4-9
Nelson Mandela
Foundation, N. M., & (Firm) U. W.
Ages 10-up
Shining Star
Yoo, P., & Wang L.
Lexile measure 970; Ages 6-11; Book level 6
Nasreen's Secret School
Winter, J.
Lexile measure 630; Ages 6-10
Help Me Mr Mutt
Stevens, J., & Crummel S. S.
Ages 4-9; Book level 2.6
Emily Goldberg Learns to Salsa
Ostow, M.
Lexile measure 730; Ages 11-16; Book level 4.7; General fiction
Bunny Days
Nyeu, T.
Ages 3-7; Book level 1.6
Desperate Journey
Murphy, J.
Lexile measure 860; Ages 9-12; Book level 5.5; Adventure; Historical fiction
Freedom Summer
Wiles, D., & ill Lagarrigue, Jerome
Lexile measure 460; Ages 6-12; Grade level 2.7; Historical fiction; Library has 6 copies.
Secrets of the Mummies
Griffey, H.
Lexile measure 820; Ages 4-11; Grade level 4.1; Nonfiction; Library has 6 copies.
Gardiner, J. R., & Hargreaves G.
Lexile measure 550; Ages 5-12; Grade level 3.2; Realistic fiction; Library has 6 copies.
Tales from Outer Suburbia
Tan, S.
Lexile measure 1100; Ages 12-up, Book level 6.5; Horror and supernatural; Science fiction and...
Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
Philbrick, W. R.
Lexile measure 950; Ages 9-12; Book level 5.6; Historical fiction
In the Shadow of the Alamo
Garland, S.
Lexile measure 910; Ages 9-15; Book level 6.2; Historical fiction
Life Cycle of an Emperor Penguin
Kalman, B., & Johnson R.
Lexile measure 880; Ages 8-12; Book level 5.5; Nonfiction; Library has 6 copies.
Cactus Hotel
Guiberson, B. Z., & Lloyd M.
Lexile measure 790; Grade level 4.8; Nonfiction; Library has 6 copies.
Fontanel, B., & ill Fatras, André
Lexile measure 820; Ages 5-10; Grade level 4.5; General nonfiction; Library has 6 copies
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Artist Who Painted
Carle, E.
Ages 3-6
Astounding Nervous System
Burstein, J.
Lexile measure 770; Ages 8-11; Book level 5.3; General nonfiction
Bat Boy
Curtis, G., & Lewis E. B.
Lexile measure 700; Book level 4.1; Ages 5-9
Battle of the Labyrinth
Riordan, R.
Lexile measure 590; ages 9-15; book level 4.1; adventure; fables, folktales and myths
Beetle Book
Jenkins, S.
Lexile measure AD980; Ages 5-12
Best Eid Ever
Mobin-Uddin, A., & ill Jacobsen, Laura
Lexile measure 670; Book level 3.8; Ages 6-10
Big Field
Lupica, M.
Lexile measure 970; ages 9-14; book level 5.3; general fiction
Black Book of Colors
Cottin, M., Faría R., & Amado E.
ages 5-11; book level 2.6
The Blacker the Berry
Thomas, J. C., & ill Cooper, Floyd
ages 4-8
Boy in the Garden
Say, A.
Lexile measure 480; Book level 3.3; Ages 5-9
Boy on Fairfield Street
Krull, K., Johnson S., ill Fancher, Lou, & ill Seuss
Lexile measure 950; Ages 7-12; Grade level 4.2; Biography
Boy Who Harnessed
Kamkwamba, W., Mealer B., & ill Zunon, Elizabeth
Lexile measure 910; Ages 6-8
Bremen Town Musicians
Plume, I.
Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, 1981. Lexile 660; grade level 2.3; ages 4-7; fiction, animals
Brilliant Fall
Messner, K.
Lexile measure 710; Ages 8-12; Book level 4.2
Butter Man
Alalou, E., Alalou A., & ill Essakalli, Julie Klear
Lexile measure 930; ages 6-10. book level 4.3
California Gold Rush
Friedman, M.
Lexile measure 900; Ages 8-10
Cats of Tanglewood
De Lint, C., ill Vess, Charles, & De Lint C.
Ages 8-11
Vamos, S. R., & López R.
Ages 5-8
Chicken Thief
Rodriguez, B.
Ages 4-8
Chiru of High Tibet
Martin, J. B., & ill Wingerter, Linda S.
Lexile measure 900; Book level 4.9; Ages 5-9
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Middle School

They Called Themselves K.K.K.
Bartoletti, S. C.
Lexile measure 1180; Ages 14-up; Book level 9.2; Informational
Things Not Seen
Clements, A.
Lexile measure 690; Ages 11-15; Grade level 6.2; Science fiction & fantasy
This is My Planet
Thornhill, J.
ages 9-14; book level 7.6; nonfiction
This Land Was Made for You and Me
Partridge, E.
Lexile measure 1020; ages 12-up; book level 7
This Lullaby
Dessen, S.
ages 12-up; book level 5.4; general fiction
Hirahara, N.
ages 9-12
Three Times Lucky
Turnage, S.
Lexile measure 560; Ages 10-14; Mystery and suspense
Sís, P.
Ages 10-up; book level 5.3; mystery and suspense
Tiger Lily
Anderson, J. L., & Barrie J. M.
Lexile measure 850; Ages 10-14
Tiger Moon
Michaelis, A., & tr Bell, Anthea
Lexile measure 820; ages 12-up; book level 6
Tiger's Curse
Houck, C.
Lexile measure 800, Book level 5.4; Ages 13 and up
Times Memory
Lester, J.
Lexile measure 870; ages 11-18; book level 5.6; general fiction;romance
Hopkinson, D., & publisher Scholastic Press
Lexile measure 1040 Ages 11 and up
Toning the Sweep
Johnson, A.
Lexile measure 760; ages 12-up; book level 4.7; realistic fiction
Touching Spirit Bear
Mikaelsen, B.
Lexile measure 670; Ages 11-18; Grade level 5.4; Multicultural, Fables, folk tales & myths
Tracking Trash
Burns, L. G.
Lexile measure 1200; ages 10-16; book level 8.5; informational
Yolen, J., & Stemple A.
Ages 12-18; Book level 4.5
Schmidt, G. D.
Lexile measure 930; ages 12-up; 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."