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 sarah@sgpl.ca 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)

We'll be taking a break over the holidays, but the Virtual Reading Club for Kids will be back in January!

Enjoy our seasonal activities and events at Winter Holidays Celebration for more info.

We have storytime videos, crafts, activities, and resources to celebrate winter holidays from across the world. Everyone is welcome!

November is: Food Infused Fiction

Do you have a foodie kid who loves to cook or bake (or even just watch baking shows...Nailed It anyone?)? Or maybe you have a child who isn’t interested in foodie topics yet. No matter what, these fictional food chapter books are sure to delight and inspire more time in the kitchen. In all of these books, food is a central theme - they’re bound to make your mouth water. Get ready, set, bake!

November Book Picks

This month let's take a look at these delicious reads:

  • A Place at the Table - Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan
  • Pie in the Sky - Remy Lai
  • Roll With It - Jamie Sumner
  • Slider - Pete Hautman

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

Farm to Table Activities

You’ve heard about the farm to table movement but have you introduced it to your kids? Try one or more of these fun farm to table activities to get started at Imagination Soup.

Often kids that live in an urban setting don’t know or aren't aware where their food comes from before it appears on their plates. So, there are fun ways to educate kids about the origins of their food, how food is processed (or not), the benefits of buying local food, nutrition, and healthy eating.

Edible Board Game Night 

This activity would be a great addition to your regular family board game night - word gams and checkers that you can actually eat!

Cookie recipe and details can be found at Martha Stewart.

Make Edible Playdough

Try making this vibrant easy playdough recipe (as a bonus it is NO cook and peanut-free so perfect for the kidlets to try their hand at it themselves). Remember it may smell heavenly but don't try eating it!

Full instructions can be found at Kimspired DIY.

November Crafts

Paint with Spices

This homemade paint recipe with spices is as much a delight for the nose as the eyes! It’s super easy to make and great for both sunny days when you’re painting outdoors, or dark days when your senses need a boost.

Full instructions can be found at Nurture Store.

Gingerbread Slime

Mmmm what smells as amazing as spicy fresh baked gingerbread cookies? Not a whole lot in our book, but this Gingerbread Slime Recipe with Contact Solution is almost as good. Remember it may smell heavenly but don't try eating it!

Instructions to make your own slime can be found at Natural Beach Living.

November Foodie Fun

Personal Pizza

Make a personal pizza just the way you like it! Have a little fun and make a goofy face out of the ingredients!

Full recipe can be found at Thursday Night Pizza.

Need a pizza that is gluten-free? CBC have a great recipe.

Easy-Peasy Pies

Try making these simple Ice Box Apple Pie Jars.

Details can be found at Kleinworth & Co.

Apple pie not your thing? Try some of these alternative delicious pie recipes instead: Hello Wonderful

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