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Find a listing of the latest arrivals of books, audio and video items at the Wauwatosa Library, as well as information on upcoming events and staff suggestions for timely information you can use every day on the library's blog.

Children's Book Week

    Celebrate Children’s Book Week (May 11-17, 2009) by reading one of the 2008 Children’s Choice Book Award winners or 2009 Children’s Choice Book Award finalists.  The awards celebrate the books that kids chose online in six categories: Kindergarten to 2nd Grade Book of the Year, 3rd to 4th Grade Book of the Year, 5th to 6th Grade Book of the Year, Teen Choice Book of the Year, Author of the Year and Illustrator of the Year. 

Go to for information about Children’s Book Week or to obtain a list of last year’s winners and finalists and this year’s finalists.   The 2008 Children’s Choice Book Award winners are:

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Frankie Stein by Lola M Schaefer; illustrated by Kevan Atteberry 

3rd – 4th grade
Big Cats by Elaine Landau 

5th – 6th grade
Encyclopedia Horrifica by Joshua Gee 

Author of the Year
J.K. Rowling for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 

Illustrator of the Year
Ian Falconer for Olivia Helps with Christmas (written by Ian Falconer)                         

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