Virtual Book Club for grades K-5

book club k-5 oct 2022

Virtual Book Club

Our virtual do-it-at-home book clubs for all ages continue! The best part? Everyone who participates gets to keep the book!

Pick up your free book and activity packet by visiting the library! Every book will come with a blank review form, a few questions you can think about, and a small craft or activity that ties into the book. All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want. No matter how much you do, the book is yours!

The books are:

  • Grades K-3: Which Way to Witch School? by Scott Santoro. “Miss Thornapple’s school is not like most other schools – it’s a school for little witches! Little witches must learn how magic broomsticks fly and how to whip up their own potions. Sometimes they swim in swamps, and other times they explore the haunted old forest. And what’s served for dinner in the dining hall? Gooey eyeballs! There’s no telling what might happen at Miss Thornapple’s school. But one thing is for sure: Even young witches have lessons to learn." 
  • Grades 3-5: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz. “There is a story here for everyone – skeletons with torn and tangled flesh who roam the earth; a ghost who takes revenge on her murderer; and a haunted house where every night a bloody head falls down the chimney. Stephen Gammell’s splendidly creepy drawings perfectly capture the mood of more than two dozen scary stories – and even scary songs – all just right for reading alone or for telling aloud in the dark… if you dare!” 

We have a post for each book on https://www.splyouth.org for anyone who wants to discuss the book or comment on any of the questions or activities. If you’d prefer not to go online, fill out the included review sheets and get them back to the library, and we can post your comments for you! Even better, everyone who either posts on our site or brings back anything included with the book – even if it’s just a picture of the craft you did – will also get a small prize at the library!

See the books for grades 5-8 and 9-12.

Want to learn more about what's going on for youth at the library? Visit splyouth.org! Featuring posts discussing books, activities, submissions from kids, and more!