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)

November is: Out of this World

It’s nearly impossible not to be fascinated by the mysterious expanse of the universe. From astronaut chickens to the final word on that controversial dwarf planet Pluto, here are some fun activities and reads that will fuel kids interplanetary interests. Enjoy!

November Book Picks

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

  • My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich - Ibi Zoboi
  • Finn and the Intergalactic Lunchbox - Michael Buckley
  • Sadiq and the Desert Star - Simon Nuurali
  • Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth - Judd Winick

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).

November Activities

Galaxy Playdough

Make this beautiful space-themed playdough. It is super simple and you should have most of the ingredients already in the pantry.

Full recipe and instructions can be found at Kids Activities Blog.

Fizzy Frozen Stars

Kids learn through play and these melting frozen stars are a perfect addition to your winter (though not cold) science play!

Full instructions at Little Bins for Little Hands.

November Crafts

Soda Bottle Space Rocket

Trying making a bottle rocket from recycled materials collected around your home. These have the added bonus of being way sturdier than those made from cardboard!

Full instructions can be found at A Little Pinch of Perfect.

Marbled Planets

Have you ever noticed that if you look closely at the planets in our solar system, the different atmospheres create a marbled look about them? The marbled planets among the stars inspired this space-themed craft. We used the popular marbled shaving cream painting method to replicate the look of the marbled planets and then set them on a black background with gold glitter “stars” to really make this beautiful Marbled Planet Artwork stand out! What will yours look like?

Full instructions can be found at I Heart Crafty Things.

November Foodie Fun

Blue Moon Ice Cream

Try making this delicious no churn, dairy-free, vegan ice cream - mmm! So what flavour is it? 

There are a lot of people that think blue moon ice cream is almond flavoured, but the consensus seems to be raspberry and lemon with a hint of vanilla. Blue moon ice cream also happens to be one of the three flavours that are combined to make superman ice cream

Recipe can be found at Simply Whisked.

Galaxy Sugar Cookies

Try these yummy vibrant cookies this season. Recipe and details can be found at Kids Activities Blog.

Galaxy Lemonade

Try whipping up a batch of this magic colour-changing lemonade! Tasty AND awesome.

Full recipe can be found at In the Kids Kitchen.

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