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Find just the right book for every reader. Use the links below to start your search, or get ideas from our book lists!

Search the Catalog for books, audiobooks, movies, and music!

Find eBooks and audiobooks for just the right ages and reading levels in Wisconsin’s Digital Library for Kids!

Explore NoveList K-8, a source of reading recommendations and read-alikes based on age level, interest, mood, and more!



Award Winning Books

The 2022 award winners have been announced! See lists of the finest books published each year:


Contemporary Topics

To help teach children about the pandemic and what is happening in the world, here is a list of books in our collection about Covid-19:

Here are lists of the books in our collection about global experiences:


As a community that embraces the responsibility connecting young readers with books, librarians nationwide are seeking out and sharing books about the Black experience. Below are some lists to start with:



Kids’ Choice Award

Every school year, kids in grades 4, 5, and 6 throughout Waukesha and Jefferson counties are encouraged to read 15 titles, all nominated by their peers during the previous years Kids’ Choice. The books range in reading level, subject and target audience. The books are available all school year at Pauline Haass Public Library and at the school libraries. Voting for favorites of the year happens in the spring, from mid-February to mid-March. Every three books read earns one vote for top book of the year AND a chance to recommend new books that could make it into Kids’ Choice next year!



Summer Reading

See the annual summer reading lists provided by ALSC (Association of Library Services to Children):

2022 Summer Reading Lists



Our Staff Recommends: Picture Books and Easy Readers


Our Staff Recommends: Chapter Books


Our Staff Recommends: Biographies



Our Staff Recommends: Apps for Kids




Even More Great Ideas: Reading Lists from the Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC).

The Association of Library Services to Children offers more book lists that can be accessed on their website. These include book lists such as Graphic Novel Reading Lists, Summer Reading Lists for different grade ranges featuring new and exciting titles and Tough Topics Lists for different age ranges featuring books that deal with various tough topics, along with parent guides for each age group featuring books, websites and more for how to help your children through tough times.