Junior Book Club

A book club for school-aged kids! 

The Junior Book Club is a great way to introduce your children to books they might not have read otherwise, while connecting with other children and families to share your thoughts on what you're reading. 

How does it work? 

- Register early to receive a free copy of the book to keep. Call us at 403-887-2130 or email sylvan.library@prl.ab.ca to register for this free program.

- Read the book, do the activities that accompany the book, then meet at the library to discuss. (If we are meeting via Zoom, we will send out an email with the Zoom link for participants to join and discuss their progress in the book and share their thoughts so far.)

Our current selection The Turning by Emily Whitman. The first 15 participants to sign up will receive a free copy of the book. Books will be available at the first meeting on May 6th. (Registration is open now for this event.) 

Meet to discuss this book on May 6th, 20th, June 3rd, with the wrap-up party on June 17th. 

The Turning book cover

"The call of the sea.

The danger of the island.

The secret of a boy.

Aran is a selkie and lives on the open sea with his clan. But he has never quite belonged. He was born without a selkie skin, stuck in human form, never able to transform into a sleek, powerful seal the way his family does. And then Aran discovers that his clan has been keeping a secret from him. A secret that means Aran may never get his pelt. That he is a danger to the entire clan.

That maybe he doesn't even belong to the sea at all.

So Aran gets his first taste of life on land and all the wonders it holds: trees and birds' nests and cookies and, most surprising of all, friends. 

Yet the land is dangerous, too. When the unimaginable happens, Aran will be forced to choose. Will he fight for his place on land, or listen to the call of the sea?" - https://www.emilywhitman.com/books-for-kids

Coming up in September: Beginner's Welcome by Cindy Baldwin.

Looking for a new book to read? Check out these past selections for the Junior Book Club!

Lemons by Melissa Savage


The End of the Wild by Nicole Helget

The End of the Wild

Ember and the Ice Dragons by Heather Fawcett

Ember and the Ice Dragons

Good Enough by Jen Petro-Roy

Good Enough

What Stars Are Made Of by Sarah Allen

What Stars Are Made Of

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

Jaclyn Hyde by Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White.

Jaclyn Hyde Book Cover

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani. 

The Night Diary book cover

 Sauerkraut by Kelly Jones. 

Sauerkraut cover by Paul Davey, written by Kelly Jones

The Truth According to Blue by Eve Yohalem

The Truth According to Blue cover