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 corrie.brown@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.)

- Refreshments will be available for adults and caregivers in the library's café during the program.

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

Our current selection is Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell-Boyce. The first 15 participants to sign up will receive a free copy of the book in their Loot Kit. (Registration is open now for this event.) 

Meet to discuss this book on May 7th, May 21st, and June 4th, then join us for a wrap-up party on July 7th!

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

"The Blythes are a big, warm, rambunctious family who live on a small farm and sometimes foster children. Now Prez has come to live with them. But, though he seems cheerful and helpful, he never says a word.

Then one day Prez answers the door to someone claiming to be his relative. This small, loud stranger carries a backpack, walks with a swagger and goes by the name of Sputnik.

As Prez dithers on the doorstep, Sputnik strolls right past him and introduces himself to everyone in the household. Prez is amazed at the response. The family pat Sputnik on the head, call him a good boy and drop food into his mouth. It seems they all think Sputnik is a dog. It's only Prez who thinks otherwise.

But Prez soon finds himself having to defend the family from the chaos and danger unleashed by Sputnik, as household items come to life - like a TV remote that fast-forwards people: 'Anyone can do it, it's just that people don't read the instructions properly'; and a toy lightsaber that entertains guests at a children's party, until one of them is nearly decapitated by it - and Prez is going to have to use his voice to explain himself.

It turns out that Sputnik is writing a guidebook to Earth called Ten Things Worth Doing on Earth, and he takes Prez on a journey to discover just those ten things. Each adventure seems to take Prez nearer to the heart of the family he is being fostered by. But they also take him closer to the day that he is due to leave them forever . . ." - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29866662-sputnik-s-guide-to-life-on-earth

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

Lemons by Melissa Savage

Lemons

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