Story Schedule
January 21, 2022

Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack is our story for this week.

For our activity this week, you will need: a piece of white or colored paper, drawing tools (pencil, markers, crayons, whatever you prefer!), tape or glue, scissors, and things to decorate your crown with (some ideas are yarn, glitter, sequins, stamps, stickers, leaves, buttons, etc.)

If you want to read along, here is the Strathcona County Library link to check out this book:
Prince & Knight | Strathcona County Library | BiblioCommons

January 14, 2022

This week, our story is My Shadow is Pink by Scott Stuart.

For our activity this week, you will need: a piece of white paper, markers (1 black and any colors you’d like), 2 pieces of black paper, a ziploc freezer bag, tape, and scissors.

If you want to read along, here is the Strathcona County Library link to check out this book:
My Shadow is Pink | Strathcona County Library | BiblioCommons

January 7, 2022

Our story for this week is Love, Z by Jessie Sima.

For our activity this week, you will need: a piece of white paper, drawing tools (pencil, markers, crayons, whatever you prefer!), stickers (optional), and anything you would like to use to decorate!

If you want to read along, here is the Strathcona County Library link to check out this book:
Love, Z | Strathcona County Library | BiblioCommons

December 24, 2021

Santa’s Husband by Daniel Kibblesmith is our story for this week.

For our activity this week, you will need: an empty toilet paper roll, drawing tools (pencil, markers, crayons, whatever you prefer!), and scissors.

If you want to read along, here is the Edmonton Public Library link to check out this book:
Santa’s Husband | Edmonton Public Library | BiblioCommons

December 17, 2021

This week, our story is From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng Thom.

For our activity this week, you will need: a piece of white paper, some paints (if you don’t have access to paint, follow the recipe below!), a black marker, and some tape to hang your creation.

Easy paint recipe: Blend 1/2 cup of flour with 1/2 cup of salt. Add 1/2 cup of water and mix until smooth. Divide it up into three sandwich bags and add a few drops of liquid food coloring to each bag. Squish until blended!

If you want to read along, here is the Strathcona County Library link to check out this book:
From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea | Strathcona County Library | BiblioCommons

December 10, 2021

Our story for this week is A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss.

For our activity this week, you will need: a piece of white paper, a piece of colored paper (optional), drawing tools (pencil, markers, crayons, whatever you prefer!), tape or glue, and scissors.

If you want to read along, here is the Strathcona County Library link to check out this book:
A Day In The Life Of Marlon Bundo | Strathcona County Library | BiblioCommons

December 3, 2021

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love is our story for this week.

For our activity this week, you will need: a piece of white paper, drawing tools (pencil, markers, crayons, whatever you prefer!), and tape or magnets to hang your creation.

If you want to read along, here is the Strathcona County Library link to check out this book:
Julian is a Mermaid | Strathcona County Library | BiblioCommons

November 23, 2021

This week, Rainbow Reading is on Tuesday instead of Friday, as Megan is doing a conference!

Our story for this week was And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson.

For our activity this week, you will need: a piece of white or construction paper (or both!) or a paper plate, drawing tools (pencil, markers, crayons, whatever you prefer!), scissors, and things to decorate a mask with (scissors, yarn, glitter, sequins, stamps, glue, etc.)

If you want to read along, here is the Strathcona County Library link to check out this book:
And Tango Makes Three | Strathcona County Library | BiblioCommons

November 19, 2021

Our story for this week is A Plan for Pops by Heather Smith.

For our activity this week, you will need: a piece of white or construction paper (or both!), drawing tools (pencil, markers, crayons, whatever you prefer!), and things to decorate a card with (scissors, yarn, glitter, sequins, stamps, glue, etc.)

If you want to read along, here is the Strathcona County Library link to check out this book:
A Plan for Pops | Strathcona County Library | BiblioCommons

November 12, 2021

My Footprints by Bao Phi is our story for this week.

For our activity this week, you will need: a piece of white paper, drawing tools (pencil, markers, crayons, whatever you prefer!), and tape or magnets to hang your creation.

If you want to read along, here is the Strathcona County Library link to check out this book:
My Footprints | Strathcona County Library | BiblioCommons

November 5, 2021

This week, our story is 47 000 Beads by Koja Adeyoha.

For our activity this week, you will need: at least two pieces of white paper, drawing tools (pencils, markers, crayons, whatever you prefer!), scissors, glue or tape, and anything else you would like to decorate with (suggestions: bingo daubers, string, feathers, cloth, leaves, gems/rhinestones/sequins, beads, etc.)

If you want to read along: here is the Edmonton Public Library link to check out this book:
47 000 Beads | Edmonton Public Library | BiblioCommons

October 29, 2021

Our story for this week is Pudding Bat’s Big Night Out by Isabella Bennett.

For our activity this week, you will need: an empty toilet paper roll, colored construction paper (black and another color) or white paper, drawing tools (markers or paint preferred), scissors, and glue or tape.

This is a book I received as a gift, and is unfortunately not available at the library. I always try my absolute best to find books at the library, however there just aren’t many 2SLGBTQ+ Halloween stories! If you would like assistance finding this book, feel free to contact me.

October 22, 2021

The Adventures of Honey & Leon by Alan Cumming is our story for this week.

For our activity this week, you will need: a piece of white paper, drawing tools (pencils, markers, crayons, whatever you prefer!), and scissors.

If you want to read along, here is the Strathcona County Library link to check out this book:
The Adventures of Honey & Leon | Strathcona County Library | BiblioCommons

October 15, 2021

This week, we have a double feature! Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer, and Families Belong by Dan Saks.

For our activity this week, you will need: a piece of white paper, drawing tools (pencil, markers, crayons, whatever you prefer!), tape or glue, scissors, enough sticks for the members of your family (popsicle sticks or twigs), and materials to make clothing (fabric, paper, feathers, leaves, yarn, whatever you have around the house!)

If you want to read along, here is the Strathcona County Library link to check out these books:
Love Makes a Family | Strathcona County Library | BiblioCommons
Families Belong | Strathcona County Library | BiblioCommons

October 8, 2021

Our first story is Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall.

For our activity this week, you will need: a piece of white paper, drawing tools (pencil, markers, crayons, whatever you prefer!), and tape or magnets to hang your creation.

If you want to read along, here is the Strathcona County Library link to check out this book:
Red | Strathcona County Library | BiblioCommons