Book Club

Kids (5-12)

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Whether you inhale books for pleasure or information, or love to use technology to listen to music, watch shows, or to get your reading fix, we have something for you!

Need help with homework or searching for fun things to do? Ask one of the Youth Services staff - we love to help you find what you need.

Kids FAQs

Thanks for a great summer! Summer 2020 program details will be announced in the spring.

 

 

BC Summer Reading Club

The BC Summer Reading Club is a free literacy program designed to engage school-aged children, ages 5-14, with libraries and reading, throughout the summer. Each year, libraries across the province deliver programming and activities inspired by a theme -- this year it is "Imagine the Possibilities!" Children can also pick up a BC Summer Reading Club Reading Record at their library to help them track their reading throughout the summer, and collect stickers and a medal for their reading achievements! 

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The BC SRC is sponsored by the British Columbia Library Association and public libraries throughout British Columbia, with generous support from the Province of British Columbia, through Libraries Branch, Ministry of Education and CUPE BC. Additional support is received from Public Library InterLINK and BC Libraries Co-op.

Reading Link Challenge (RLC) 

RLC is a province-wide program for students in grades 4 and 5 that promotes the "sport of reading." In teams of six, children read and become familiar with a set of six selected books, and then compete as a team in a series of quiz challenges. Click here to learn more.

Red Cedar Award

Each year, students at our local schools participate in choosing and voting for their favourite books, both fiction and non-fiction. Voters should read a minimum of five books in the category (fiction or non-fiction books) in which they are voting.

The library has copies of all the Red Cedar titles, and many are available in eBook and eAudiobook.

Research and homework help

We can help you find the resources you need,  whether you need information to satisfy your personal curiosity or to fulfill school assignments. We can also help you navigate the internet or find your way through our topic selections listed below. 

You can come and talk to us in person or email us to book a one-on-one research session at youthservices@whistlerlibrary.ca

Biography

  • Biography.com:  An attractive database of over 25,000 biographies on historical and contemporary figures from all over the world.
  • Dictionary Of Canadian Biography Online: An authoritative source of information about people who played an important role in the formation of what is now Canada. Scope is limited to those who died between the years 1000 and 1930.
  • Canadiana: A coalition of memory institutions dedicated to providing broad access to Canada's documentary heritage.

General

  • BrainPop: Award-winning animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. During school closures, Brain Pop is offering free access!
  • Community Learning Network: Brought together by BC's Community Learning Network, this website divides resources into subject areas connected to the BC curriculum.
  • Khan Academy: free resources for a wide variety of subjects.

Geography

  • BC Archives Amazing Time Machine: Don't be fooled by the child friendly home page, because this site has appealing material for teens and adults as well.  Features many photos and documents for the British Columbia Archives.
  • The Canadian Encyclopedia: a free bilingual online resource and the only established national encyclopedia of its kind in the world, offers the largest collection of authored, accurate, and continually updated articles focused on Canada and Canadiana.
  • Canadian Great War Project: This site provides information pertaining to Canada's participation in World War I.  Included are numerous articles, war diaries, images, timetables and maps.

Language Arts

  • BrainyQuote: Search for  quotes by theme, author, or nationality.
  • easybib: A free automatic bibliography composer.
  • GrammarBook.com: Learn more about the rules of grammar and quiz yourself to sharpen your skills.
  • List of Latin Phrases (Wikipedia): Provides English translations for common Latin phrases.
  • My Shakespeare: Dive into the rich world of Shakespeare with full-text, interactive editions of his plays.
  • Sparknotes: Study guides for a wide variety of subjects.

Math

Science

Social Studies

World History

  • Artcyclopedia: an index of over 100,000 works of art.
  • Canadian Museum of History: Explore virtual exhibits and information about all aspects of Canadian history.
  • Labyrinth: A global information network providing free, organized access to electronic resources in medieval studies through a Web server at Georgetown University.
  • The British Museum Virtual Tours: Explore virtual exhibits and find information about all kinds of world cultures.
  • Virtual Museum of Canada: The largest digital source of stories and experiences shared by Canada's museums and heritage organizations.
  • World History: From the early beginning to modern times, this site traces human origins and societies through the ages.

Tumblebooks

TumbleBooks is a great resource for kids and is available online without a library card. Check out the wide variety of options below. Happy tumbling!  

  • Picture books: Animated, talking picture books teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books and adding animation, sound, music, and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read or have read to you.

  • Read-a-longs: Narrated chapter books with highlighted text so kids can follow along. The books are flexible enough for confident readers to read on their own too.

  • eBooks: Full-length Early Juvenile and Juvenile Fiction chapter books for kids from grades 2 to 6. Ideal for independent reading, whether for school or for pleasure.

  • Graphic novels: A fantastic way to help encourage readers of all abilities and preferences to read in an exciting and accessible way.

  • Non-fiction: This section features both animated story books and longer length eBooks in reading levels from kindergarten to grade 6. There's a large selection of genres from which to choose: history, science, ecology, geography, historical science, biological geography, and more.

  • Math Stories: This is a great way to introduce new concepts to children! From simple patterns and numbers, to fundamentals of geometry and pi, or from the basics of coins and money, to budgets and economics.

  • Language learning: Features story books in Spanish and French, and is ideal for both English language learns and second language students. In addition, many of the Language Learning books have English counterparts.

  • National Geographic videos: There are a wide variety of subjects on video from wildlife profiles to Exoplanet exploration.

  • Puzzles and games: Provides entertaining and educational activities based on your kids' favourite TumbleBooks. There are puzzles, memory games, crosswords, match-the-sentence games, and more!

  • Playlist: You can make your own playlist or use one of the pre-made playlists. This feature allows you to build a play list of TumbleBooks which you can play one after another - perfect for storytime.