Skip to main content

Children's Books at Cubberley Library


Negro Speaks of Rivers
Hughes, L., & Lewis E. B.
Counting Coup
Medicine Crow, J., & Viola H. J.
Lexile measure 950; ages 9-15, book level 5.9; biography
Great Number Rumbel
Lee, C., Gray V., & O'Reilly G.
Ages 9-14; Book level 5.7
Crash Boom Love
Herrera, J. F.
Lexile measure 520; ages 14-18; book level 3.6; general fiction
Silent Music
Rumford, J.
Lexile measure 830; Ages 4-8; book level 3.8; general fiction
That Book Woman
Henson, H., & Small D.
Lexile measure 920; Ages 6-11; Book level 4.3; Historical fiction
Rain Stomper
Boswell, A. K., & ill Velasquez, Eric
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.; ages 4-10; book level 2.2; general...
Magic Pillow
Ages 5-9; Book level 4.6; General fiction
Cumpiano, I., & ill Ramírez, José
Ages 4-7, Book level 1.5, General fiction
Step-Stomp Stride
Pinkney, A. D., & Pinkney B. J.
ages 5-9
Tiny Life on Your Body
Taylor-Butler, C., & Vargus N. R.
general nonfiction
What Happens to a Hamburger
Showers, P., & Miller E.
Lexile measure 520; ages 5-8; book level 3.7; general nonfiction
Murphy, J.
Lexile 1160; ages 10-18; informational
Respiratory System Glass
Glass, S.
general nonfiction
JPS Illustrated Children's Bible
Frankel, E., & Katz A.
ages 7-12
Usborne First Encyclopedia of the Human Body
Chandler, F., McCaffrey S., Hancock D., & Woodcock J.
Ages 10 and up
Get Up and Go
Carlson, N. L.
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.; ages 3-6
Ballard, C.
ages 8-12; book level 6.5; general nonfiction
Mis Cinco Sentidos
Syndicate content


Great Number Rumbel
Lee, C., Gray V., & O'Reilly G.
Ages 9-14; Book level 5.7
Great Paper Caper
Jeffers, O.
ages 3-8; book level 3.1
Great Wall
Shang, W. W. L.
Lexile measure 700; Book level 4.6; Ages 9-13
Grouchy Ladybug
Carle, E.
Lexile measure 560; Ages 2-6; Grade level 3.3; Animal stories, Comedy & humor
Haunted Clock Tower Mystery
Warner, G. C., & ill Soileau, Hodges
Lexile measure 510; Ages 5-9
Haunted Playground
Tan, S.
Lexile measure 620; Book level 4
Ballard, C.
ages 8-12; book level 6.5; general nonfiction
Hello Goodbye Window
Juster, N., & ill Raschka, Christopher
Lexile measure 760; Ages 4-6; Grade level 3.3; Realistic fiction
Hickory Chair
Fraustino, L. R., & Andrews B.
Lexile measure 700; Ages 4-9; Grade level 3.5; Realistic fiction
Hive Detectives
Burns, L. G.
Lexile measure 1120; Ages 10 and up; Book level 7.5
Honeybee and the Robber
Carle, E.
Lexile measure 530; Ages 2-4; Grade level 2.8; Animal stories, Adventure
House Baba
Young, E., & Koponen L.
Ages 7-14
Hungry Coat
Lexile measure 920; Book level 4.1; Ages 5-10
Keepers Tattoo
Arbuthnott, G.
Lexile measure 790; Ages 9-15; Book level 5.3
Kite Fighters
Park, L. S., & ill Park, Eung Won
Lexile measure 880; Ages 8-12; Grade level 6.3; Historical fiction, Multicultural
Kite Rider
McCaughrean, G.
Lexile measure 900; Ages 9-15; Grade level 6.2; Adventure, Historical fiction
Lamp the Ice and the Boat Called Fish
Martin, J. B., & ill Krommes, Beth
Lexile measure 810; Ages 4-12; Grade level 4.7; History
Land of Lost Things
Bursztyn, D.
Book level 2.1; ages 4-8
Last Olympian
Riordan, R.
Lexile measure 620ages 9-15; book level 4.3; adventure; fables, folktales and myths
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.
Syndicate content

Middle School

White Crow
Sedgwick, M.
Ages 10-14
White Sands Red Menance
Klages, E.
Lexile measure 690, ages 12-15; historical fiction
Armstrong, A. W., & ill Schindler, S. D.
Lexile measure 760; Ages 9-14; Grade level 4.6; fiction
Wicked Girls
Hemphill, S.
Lexile measure 700; Ages 12 and up; Historical fiction, Verse novel
Wild Wings
Lewis, G., & ill Onoda, Yuta
Lexile measure 600; Book level 4.1; AGes 8-12
Meloy, C., & Ellis C.
Ages 9-13
Will Sparrow
Cushman, K.
Ages 8-12
With Courage and Cloth
Bausum, A.
Lexile measure 1080; Ages 10 and up; Book level 8.3
Hesse, K.
Lexile measure Non-prose; Ages 9-15; Grade level 5.9; Historical fiction, Verse novel, Poetry
Palacio, R. J., & Alfred A. Knopf I.
Lexile measure 790; Ages 9-12
Selznick, B.
Lexile measure 830; Ages 9-12; Adventure, Comic Books and Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction,...
Year of Impossible Goodbyes
Choi, S. N.
Lexile measure 840; ages 11-up; book level 5.6; historical fiction
Years of Dust
Marrin, A.
Lexile measure 1040; ages 9-18
Yo Juan de Pareja
de Treviño, E. B., & Treviño Borton E. R.
Awards: Medalla Newbery
Neri, G., & DuBurke R.
Ages 12- up
Browne, A.
ages 6-9
Korman, G.
CURRICULUM Lexile measure 700; Ages 9-12; Adventure; Comedy and humor; Mystery and suspense
Zora and Me
Bond, V., & Simon T. R.
Lexile measure 860; Ages 8-12; Book level 5.3; Biography, Historical fiction
Syndicate content

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
Syndicate content


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."