Kids Virtual Reading Club

Welcome to the Virtual Reading Club for Kids!

Each month we will post some suggested reads across a range of reading levels, along with related activities, crafts and cooking/baking recipes.

How to participate in the Virtual Reading Club: Kids Edition

  1. Start by locating the book picks you are interested in reading during that month. Try one or try all of the book picks, it is completely up to you. Request a copy from TRAC or find it here at SGPL. Visit us in-person or give us a call as we would be happy to help you!
  2. Try out one or more of the featured activities, crafts or baking recipes. Activities will be posted at the beginning of each month so you can access them all month long.
  3. Let us know what you thought of the book(s) and/or share some of your makes with us and we'll showcase them right here! Contact Sarah (Children & Youth Services Librarian) at with your book reviews and photos! 
    (We will only post photos of your creations, any pictures including faces of your family and friends will not be showcased for privacy reasons. SGPL support and uphold the privacy provisions of Alberta's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act)

May is: Books on Screen (Books Made into Movies/TV Series)

There are so many wonderful kids books that are movies and/or tv series – classics and newer titles that are based on some of the most popular children’s books - including picture books and chapter books, so there’s truly is a kids book that made it to the 'silver screen' for every reading age and stage.

If you’re homeschooling or sharing a book and movie pairing just for the fun of it, these combinations provide a great basis for compare and contrast activities. Whether your children enjoy action, adventure, fantasy or even a little bit of a scare, there is a book with screen adaptation duo for them.

May Book Picks

This month let's take a look at these book suggestions:

  • Hilda and the Troll - Luke Pearson
  • Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess - Nancy Springer
  • The Hundred and One Dalmatians - Dodie Smith
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society - Trenton Lee Stewart

We will be reading some of these stories aloud as part of our Cyber Tales: Storytime for Big Kids (of All Ages) program. Alternate Fridays at 4pm throughout the season live on our Facebook channel (videos available for up to 4 weeks after the live event to watch at your leisure, search our videos on Facebook).

May Activities

Puppy Slime

Making SLIME seems to be at the top of everyone’s list these days! So I have a fun tutorial on making Dalmatian Slime! It’s so easy and fun, you’ll want to make even more! Don’t worry, it’s Borax free! 

Find the full instructions at Mom Does Reviews and Recipes.

101 Dalmatians Scavenger Hunt

For your movie night try playing a scavenger hunt game to find the puppies!

Full details and free printable can be found at Mommy's Movie Magic.

May Crafts

Hilda Felt Doll

Make your own cute Hilda felt doll inspired from the Hilda TV series like this one.

Full tutorial can be found at Miss Tricks Mix Craft and DIY on YouTube.

Chalk Art Troll Hair

Make your own colourful troll using sidewalk chalk and paper with this easy-peasy craft.

Full instructions for this craft can be found at Glued to My Crafts.

May Foodie Fun

Fancy Movie Night Popcorn

Are you still eating those boring, prepackaged flavored microwave popcorn packets at movie night? Why not change things up and try some of these awesome popcorn recipes instead? They’re guaranteed to bring tons of flavor and fun to your life! We recommend the Oreo Cookie Popcorn or the Oven-Roasted Pizza Popcorn!

Full recipe for these tasty treats can be found at Reasons to Skip the Housework.

Dalmatian Milkshakes

Try making these delicious milkshakes with a cute paper dog tag label for each movie viewee.

Details can be found at Mommy's Movie Magic.

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