2019 Summer Reading Program

The 2019 Summer Reading brochure is now available!


Now available at KFL! With 8,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other  learning activities, ABCmouse.com's award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-8+). See a librarian for more details! Access ABCmouse here: http://www.ABCmouse.com/library_account

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

...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
...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

...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 Againby 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

...Harry Potter 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

...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

...Warriors series 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

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

24 Hour Library

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


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.