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:

Be Who You Are!

Everyone is different and unique, with their own life challenges to overcome.

Let's encourage kindness and acceptance to overcome bullying and help make our world a better place to be a part of.

November Book Picks

This month's reads focus on life challenges and the journey to self-discovery

  • Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus - Dusti Bowling
  • The Benefits of Being an Octopus - Ann Braden
  • A Boy Named Queen - Sara Cassidy
  • Short - Holly Goldberg Sloan

November Activities

Be Who You Are with Todd Parr

Visit the website of Todd Parr, the author of so many great books celebrating acceptance, love, and tolerance. There are so many fantastic activities to enjoy from school checklists, paper dolls to thank you coupons. Find them all at: Todd Parr

Kindness Paperchain

Try making a (paper)chain of kindness and some of the great reasons why:

  • visually encouraging – something the children would see often and feel encouraged by
  • ongoing – because kindness never runs out
  • collaborative – something that acknowledged that a single act of kindness contributed to the whole group
  • beautiful – something that the children would love and cherish and want to nurture
  • open-ended – something where children could acknowledge each other, themselves, or others

Further info can be found at: Sugar Spice and Glitter

17 Activities to Practice Kindness and Compassion

Having compassion for others and treating those around us with kindness doesn’t have to be taught. It’s often learned through model behavior and comes naturally to many kids. But there are many activities for kids that further encourage a ‘kindness mindset’. In bringing awareness to situations that require compassion and empathy, children will begin to view others with a more understanding lens.

These activities and acts of kindness will help children interact and engage with the world around them in a compassionate and empathetic way: Playworks

November Crafts

Crafts for Boys (and Girls) That Don't Like to Craft

Try some of these crafts, you might be surprised how much fun you'll have making and playing with your creations...

Micro Robot

Try out your engineering skills making this mini robot (it really works!): Red Ted Art

Marshmallow Launcher

This DIY marshmallow shooter is a childhood must-do, and the activity can also double up as a science project.

Full instructions can be found here: Coffee Cups and Crayons

Pipe Cleaner Ninjas

Try making some of these fun and super simple ninja characters. Easy to customise to your favourite colours and designs.

Find the full instructions here: Frugal Fun 4 Boys

November Foodie Fun

Rainbow Cheesecake

Enjoy this vibrant gelatin free no-bake rainbow cheesecake that will brighten up any celebration!

Full kid-friendly recipe can be found here: Eating Richly

Allergy Free Cupcakes

These simple vegan gluten-free vanilla cupcakes are the perfect treat to share with a friend!

Full recipe for this baked goodie can be found here: The Loopy Whisk