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Looking for Something Good to Read? If You Liked...

...Warriors series by Erin Hunter
...39 Clues by various authors
...Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
...Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling`
...Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
...Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Looking for gift ideas for children? Try some of these suggestions!

Click here for comprehensive list of titles for children and teens, created by KFL's Youth Services Librarian. 

Find Booklists Online

Try these sites for suggested reads.  Kennebunk Free LIbrary is not responsible for the information on outside websites.  We only provide links to them as a courtesy. 

Award Winning Children's Books choose from various drop down menus of genre, age of reader, setting and time period to create a list of award winners tailored to your reader.

Maine Student Book Award Maine students in grades 4-8 vote for these!
Maine Student Book Award BlogShare the books you're reading!

Novelist K-8 Plus  You'll need to create a user name and password for this Marvel database.  Be sure to check out suggested similar titles for books you've liked.

Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)  Be sure to check out their Awards & Best of the Year lists
International Literacy Association  Children created these lists!
Guys Read  Suggested titles that will appeal to boys.

Association for Library Service to Children

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Encyclopedias, magazines and newspapers available 24/7! Click on the "Kids" or "Teens" link in the left-hand column for easier searching.


Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce
Julian Rodriguez  by Alexander Stadler
Frankie Pickle by Eric Wight
Sardine in Outer Space by Emmanuel Guibert
Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist by Jim Benton
Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy by William Boniface
Geronimo Stilton series by Geronimo Stilton

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Vengekeep Prophecies by Brian Farrey
Skulduggery Pleasant
by Derek Landy

Circle of Magic series by Tamora Pierce

Young Wizards series by Diane Duane
Septimus Heap by Angie Sage
Land of Elyon by Patrick Carman
Sea of Trolls trilogy by Nancy Farmer
Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black

Warriors by Erin Hunter

Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins
Seekers series by Erin Hunter
Redwall series by Brian Jacques
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Grand Escape by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
The Legend of Thunderfoot by Bill Wallace

39 Clues by various authors

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry
Nick of Time by Ted Bell
The Name of this Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
Dive trilogy by Gordon Korman
Thieves of Ostiaby Caroline Lawrence
Holes by Louis Sachar

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Frindle by Andrew Clements
Big Nate in a class by himself by Lincoln Peirce
Big Nate Strikes Again
by Lincoln Peirce
Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
Airball: My Life in Briefs by L.D. Harkrader
Middle School is Worse than Meat Loaf: a Year told through Stuff by Jennifer L. Holm
Schooled by Gordon Korman
Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
Click here : (to find out how I survived seventh grade) by Denise Vega

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Matilda by Roald Dahl
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Dial-A-Ghost by Eva Ibbotson
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
What-the-Dickens: the Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy by Gregory Maguire
Spring-Heeled Jack by Philip Pullman

Fun Websites!

Kennebunk Free LIbrary is not responsible for the information on outside websites.  We only provide links to them as a courtesy.

Dr. Seuss  Fun with the characters from Dr. Seuss' books!
Magic School Bus  Learn while playing!
Music!  Learn about instruments and musicians, hear what they sound like, or create your own, with this website from New York Philharmonic Kidzone!
Legos!  Get ideas for building!

Museum Passes

Children's Museum of Maine Half-priced passes are available to library patrons courtesy of the Friends of the Kennebunk Free Library.  Call 207-985-2173 x-5 to reserve a pass, then pick it up in the Children's Room.

How do we decide what goes into the Children's Room, and what goes into the Teen Zone?

People sometimes ask what the cutoff is for titles in the Children's Room vs. the Teen Zone. At what age can children start reading the Teen Books? There is not a clear, black and white delineation. Since everyone has different values, the decision is best left up to the people who know the children best, namely their parents. Here is how we decide which titles end up shelved in the Children's Room, and which are shelved in the Teen Zone. Click here to read the entire article.