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DISNEY JUNIOR’S THE BOOK OF ONCE UPON A TIME- BOOK WEEK PREMIERE

Whether it’s through playperformance, or even themed-food, bringing stories to life is at the heart of My Little Bookcase, and I love discovering new ways to engage children with stories.

Disney Junior's The Book of Once Upon a Time. Find out more at My Little Bookcase

Disney Junior The Channel is bringing to life some favourite Disney characters, including Snow White, Winnie the Pooh and Aladdin, in the new interactive and locally-produced series of The Book of Once Upon a Time. With the help of talented actress and playwright, Kate Mulvany, Disney Junior The Channel brings timeless stories to life with classic storytelling, animated page turns, character voices, re-enactments and humble animations.

The second season of Disney Junior’s The Book of Once Upon a Time launched during Book Week with Snow White and the Great Jewel Hunt screening on Disney Junior The Channel (Foxtel 709) at 7:10pm on Monday 24 August. In case you missed it,  Snow White and the Great Jewel Hunt along with future episodes from The Book of Once Upon a Time can also be viewed through the Disney Junior website.

Screen Shot - Disney Junior Official-Snow White and the Great Treasure Hunt

Personally, I am captivated by Kate Mulvany’s storytelling. As a young girl, Kate became very ill and had to spend long periods in hospital. During one stay, her godmother brought her Kit Williams’ picture book, Masquerade, which transported Kate far away from the stark hospital corridors to a magical new world and sparking a life-long passion for storytelling.

Kate Mulvany reads stories from The Book-of-Once-Upon-a-Time for Australian audiences.

As a mother myself to a young boy who has also experienced lengthy stints in hospital, I understand the power of books for children in hospital and it is no wonder that Kate developed such a connection to stories.  I know the stories from The Book of Once Upon a Time would light up Ike’s eyes if he found himself in hospital once again.

Disney Junior’s The Book of Once Upon a Time will continue with a new story and lullaby each night at 7:10pm (AEST) on Disney Junior- The Channel (Foxtel 709), making it easy to incorporate into a bedtime routine.

Disney stories, including Winnie the Pooh, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty and Frozen, can also be viewed through the Disney Junior website and the Disney stories featured in The Book of Once Upon a Time are also available as eBooks from the Disney Story Central app, available to download from iTunes.

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DIY GLOW-IN-THE-DARK READING BUG BOOKMARKS

Glow Reading Bug Bookmark_My Little Bookcase

Okay, so we’re really having fun with this year’s Book Week theme, Books Light Up Our World! This is the project for you if you’re looking for a simple craft that’s beautifully bookish.

With a few simple supplies and some magical paint, you can create yourself a special Glow-in-the-Dark Reading Bug Bookmark.

What you need:

reading bug craft supplies_My Little Bookcase

  • Cardstock
  • Wooden clothes peg
  • Glow- in-the-dark paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue

How to make a Glow-in-the-dark Reading Bug Bookmark

1. Cut some wings with the cardstock

2. Decorate the wings and peg with glow-in-the-dark paint.

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3. Once the paint has dried, the googly eyes can be attached to the peg and the peg can be secured to the wings using glue.

Three little reading bugs_ My Little Bookcase

4. When the glue has dried, your glow-bug will be ready to munch into a book and keep your place.

Reading Bug Bookmark_My Little Bookcase

5. Shine a little light on your reading bug bookmarks before turning out the lights and watch your beautiful reading bug glow over your book.

Glow-in-the-dark Reading Bug Bookmark_My Little Bookcase

Glow-in-the-dark Reading Bug Bookmark 2_My Little Bookcase

cammy's reading bug bookmark_My Little Bookcase

SO EASY. SO BEAUTIFUL.

Like this post? You might also like our other Book Week ideas.

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