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Children's Books at Cubberley Library


Schlitz, L. A., & publisher Candlewick Press
Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 2013; Ages 8 and 16; Historical fiction
Lies Knives
Koertge, R., & ill Dezso, Andrea
Ages 16 and up
Ask the Passengers
King, A. S.
Ages 13 and over
Out of Reach
Arcos, C.
Awards: National Book Award finalist; Lexile measure 650
Goblin Secrets
Alexander, W.
Lexile measure 710; Ages 8-13; Adventure, Fantasy
author Lewis, Dinah, Payne J., author Tan, Anh, author Wattles, Annie, Briski D., Han C., et al.
Shulevitz, U., Shulevitz U., and Farrar, Straus G., Eastern Press I., & Corp O. S.
Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, 1980.; Lexile measure 490; Folk tale
One Gorilla
Browne, A.
Ages 3-7
Hope and Tears
Swain, G.
Ages 12 and up
And Tango
Richardson, J., Parnell P., & Cole H.
Awards: ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award, 2005; American Library Association Notable...
Antonio's Card
González, R., & Alvarez C. C.
Book level 3.2; Ages 5-9
Getz, T. R., & Clarke L.
"The first of its kind, Abina and the Important Men is a compelling and powerfully illustrated...
Noah Webster
Ferris, J., & ill Kirsch, Vincent X.
Ages 6-9
Sparrow Road
O'Connor, S.
Lexile measure 530; Book level 3.6; Ages 9-14
You are Stardust
Kelsey, E., & ill Kim, Soyeon
Ages 5-11
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Dead End
Gantos, J.
Awards: Newbery Medal winner, 2012; Awards: Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, 2012 ;...
Delivering Justice
Haskins, J., & Andrews B.
Lexile measurement 850; Ages 5-11; Grade level 5.3; General fiction
Desperate Journey
Murphy, J.
Lexile measure 860; Ages 9-12; Book level 5.5; Adventure; Historical fiction
Diary of a Worm
Cronin, D., & Bliss H.
Lexile measure: 360; Ages 4-6;Grade level equivalent 2.4; Comedy and Humor, Diaries and Journals
Diego Rivera
Tonatiuh, D., & Rivera D.
Awards: Pura Belpré Illustrator award, 2012.; Lexile measure 1040; Book level 4.9; Ages 5-10
Christensen, B.
Awards: Schneider Family Book Award, Young Children, 2010.; Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade...
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too
Carle, E.
Lexile measure Beginning Reading; Ages 3-6; Grade level 1.5; Informational
Dog Day
Hayes, S., & Broadway H.
Ages 4-7
Paulsen, G., & ill Paulsen, Ruth Wright
Lexile: 960; Ages: 8-11; Grade level: 4.5; Realistic fiction
Doll Bones
Black, H.
Lexile measure 840; Ages 8 and up
Dolphins at Daybreak
Osborne, M. P., & ill Murdocca, Sal
Lexile measure 350; Ages 5-9
Dolphins on the Sand
Arnosky, J.
ages 2-5; book level 4.8
Don't Forget Winona
Peterson, J. W., & ill Root, Kimberly Bulcken
Lexile measure 550; Ages 6-8; Grade level 2.9; Historical fiction
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Willems, M.
Lexile measure 120; ages 3-9; book level .9; comedy and humor
Dona Flor
Mora, P., & Col
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 32 cm.; Lexile measure 830; ages 5-8; book level...
Dr. Frankenstein's Human Body Book
Walker, R., & Abadzis N.
ages 10-18; nonfiction
Drawing from Memory
Say, A.
Awards: Sibert Honor Book, 2012; Ages 10-15; Autobiography
Dream Snow
Carle, E.
Lexile measure 300; Ages 2-6; Grade level 1.7; Fiction
Van Cleve, K.
Ages 8-12
Each Kindness
Woodson, J., & ill Lewis, Earl B.
Awards: Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2013.; Awards: Coretta Scott King Award, author, 2012.; Lexile...
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Middle School

Far From Shore
Webb, S.
Awards: A Junior Library Guild Selection; Ages 10 and up
Woodson, J.
Lexile Measure 760; ages 10-15; book level 4.4; realistic fiction
Anderson, M. T.
Lexile measure 770; Ages 12-18; Grade level 6.7; Science fiction & fantasy
Fever Crumb
Reeve, P.
Lexile measure 1000; Ages 12-18; Book level 6.7; Science Fiction and Fantasy
Fighting for Honor
Cooper, M. L.
Lexile measure 1040; Ages 9-18; Grade level 7.9; General Nonfiction
Marchetta, M.
Lexile measure 820; Ages 14 and up; Book level 5.8; Fantasy
Fire Cashore
Cashore, K.
Lexile measure 870; ages 13-18; book level 6; science fiction and fantasy
First Day on Earth
Castellucci, C.
Ages 12 and up
Five 4ths of July
Hughes, P.
Book level 5; Ages 12-15
Flesh & Blood
Marrin, A.
Lexile measure 1000; Book level 7.4; Ages 12 and up
For Freedom
Bradley, K. B.
Lexile measure 520; Ages 11-18; Grade level 5.2; Historical fiction
Forest Explorer
Bishop, N.
Lexile measure 900; Ages 5-12; Grade level 3.6; General nonfiction
Anderson, L. H.
Lexile measure 820; Ages 12-up; Book level 5.4; Historical fiction, Multicultural
Forged by Fire
Draper, S. M.
Lexile measure 780; ; ages 12-18; book level 4.7; general fiction
Fox & Phoenix
Bernobich, B.
Lexile measure 700; Ages 12 and up
English, K.
Lexile measure 660; Book level 4.2; Ages 9-13
Freak the Mighty
Philbrick, W. R.
Lexile measure 1000; Ages 10-15; Grade level 6.3; Realistic fiction
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High School

Gravel Queen
Benduhn, T.
Ages 12-up; Book level 4.6
Green Angel
Lexile measure 0910; ages 11-up; book level 5.2; science fiction and fantasy
Growing up in Slavery
Taylor, Y.
Lexile measure 1130; ages 11-18; biography and autobiography
Lester, J.
Lexile 870; ages 13-up
Harlem Stomp
Hill, L. C.
Lexile measure 1270; ages 11-18; book level 6; general nonfiction
Myers, W. D.
Historical fiction; multicultural
Hate List
Brown, J.
Lexile 760; ages 13-up; book level 4.9; realistic fiction
Heart of a Samurai
Preus, M.
Lexile measure 760; Book level 5.4; Ages 9-14; Adventure, Historical fiction
Hearts of Stone
Ernst, K.
ages 12-18; book level 4.2
Johnson, A.
Lexile measure 790; ages 12-up; book level 4.7; realistic fiction
Heist Society
Carter, A.
Lexile measure 800; Ages 12-18; Book level 5.5; Realistic fiction
Here Lies Arthur
Reeve, P.
Lexile measure 0890; ages 10-14; book level 5.6; adventure' fantasy, folk tales and myths
Here There be Dragons
Owen, J. A.
ages 12-up; book level 6.4
Moore, P.
Lexile Measure 880; ages 12-18
Easton, K.
Lexile measure 610; ages 11-15; book level 3.6
Hitler Youth
Bartoletti, S. C.
Lexile measure 1050; Ages 10-18; Grade level 7.8; History
Home of the Brave
Applegate, K.
ages 10-14; book level 3.5
Hope and Tears
Swain, G.
Ages 12 and up
Hope Was Here
Bauer, J.
Lexile measure 710; ages 11-up; book level 5.1; 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."