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 in your Loot Kit, along with some fun swag items and activities. Call us at 403-887-2130, email sylvan.library@prl.ab.ca or message us on Facebook to reserve your Loot Kit (first 15 participants will receive a copy of the book). 

- 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.)

- Create your own cover art inspired by the book to earn fabulous prizes, including a free library card!

Our current selection is Sauerkraut by Kelly Jones. The first 15 participants to sign up will receive a free copy of the book in their Loot Kit. Kits available for pick-up starting January 5th, 2023. (Registration is open now for this event.) 

Meet to discuss this book on January 14th, 28th, February 11th, and then join the wrap-up party on February 25th. 

Sauerkraut cover by Paul Davey, written by Kelly Jones

"HD Schenk is a maker–an inventor, someone who builds cool stuff. He’s got a plan for the summer: he’ll build his own computer and enter it in the county fair. Then everyone will know who he is and what he can do.

To earn enough money for the parts he’ll need, HD has promised to clear out his uncle’s overflowing basement. No big deal, right? But there’s more in that basement than HD bargained for. On his first trip down there, a voice only he can hear starts talking to him. About…sauerkraut?

Who knew the ghost of his great-great-grandmother was haunting an old pickling crock? She’s got a grand plan, too. She wants HD to help make her famous recipe for sauerkraut and enter it in the county fair so that she can be declared pickle queen.

After some initial shock, HD is willing enough to help. This ghost is family, after all. But only HD can really see and hear his Oma, which is going to make it hard for her to win on her own…

A wonderfully goofy ghost tale that celebrates creative problem solving, family ties, and makers of every variety." - https://curiosityjones.net/sauerkraut/

Coming up in March: The Truth According to Blue by Eve Yohalem

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