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Book Fair!

Troop #3152 & Ethan

Did you know there are NO Hospitals in California with libraries for Children? Children can play video games, get toys to play with, visits from therapy dogs but there are no books! This is where you can help make a difference!

As part of my Junior Girl Scouts Bronze project they have teamed up with my favorite Children’s Book store, Once Upon A Storybook to host a Book Fair to benefit Ethan & Choco’s Book Club.

Book Fair at Once Upon a Storybook

Please help us as we give back to the children in our community. Buy a book for yourself or donate a book. OR – even better, Buy One, Gift One!!!

Once Upon a Storybook has generously offered to donate a portion of each purchase to help fulfill Ethan’s vision of building a lending library and gifting library. Just be sure to mention“TROOP #3152” at checkout!!!

Any donated books must be new.  Please come by to support my troop, ECBC, and this wonderful local bookstore!!

  • When: Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 12:30 – 5:00 pm
  • Where: Once Upon A Storybook, located at 17300 17th St. #C, Tustin, CA 92780
  • Be sure to mention “TROOP #3152” at checkout!!!

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It’s The BFG Contest Time!

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It’s contest time at Once Upon a Storybook!  If your child loves Roald Dahl’s book The BFG – they can Win 2 tickets (one adult, one child) to The BFG!

BFG

Children ages 15 and under just need to write up a one-page summary of the BOOK The BFG (no more than 200 words), and turn it in to Once Upon a Storybook by Friday, July 8 by 7:00 PM.

Any kid under age 15 who has read or had the book read to him/her qualifies! Remember to use as much Gobblefunk as possible in your summary.

The winning entry will be posted with The BFG by Roald Dahl at the store, and the winning writer will receive the two tickets on Saturday, July 9 to be used any time after that. Age/developmental level and creativity will be considered in the awarding of the prize. 

If you have any questions please call Once Upon a Storybook at 714-669-4377. Please share this with your friends!!!

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May the 4th be With You!

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Once Upon a Storybook has a special event planned for the 4th of May. “May the Fourth Be with You! Come and celebrate May the 4th, the unofficial Star Wars holiday with an exciting Star Wars storytime and create Yoda origami!

This event is perfect for children in 1st – 4th grades.

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  • Where: Once Upon a Storybook, 17300 E. 17th St. #C, Tustin, CA 92780
  • Cost: $5.00 per child
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Chapter Two

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Just a couple months ago my favorite Children’s book store, Once Upon a Storybook, was in fear of closing. Thanks to an investor, Once Upon a Storybook‘s story continues! Chapter Two is a Grand re-opening and celebration of what is come. Ms. Susie and Ms Tina have a fun-filled day planned.

Today’s festivities include

  • Raffles through out the day
  • An Ice Queen Sing-along
  • Endless popcorn
  • Balloon artist
  • A concert from Emily Arrow – singer/songwriter of children’s literature songs
  • Authors – Salina Yoon, Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein of Lil’ Libros, and Marcia Berneger to name a few
  • A cocktail reception for the adults at the end of the day.
Image courtesy of onceuponastorybook.us
Image courtesy of onceuponastorybook.us

Come and celebrate this bookshop and all it has to offer our community and our children.

  • Where: Once Upon a Storybook, 17300 E 17th St, # C, Tustin, CA
  • When: Today – Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE
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Happy Pi Day!

Image courtesy of exploratorium.edu
Image courtesy of exploratorium.edu

Happy Pi Day! I just found out that the celebration of Pi Day was actually started 28 years ago at Exploratorium museum in San Francisco. The day celebrates the never-ending number 3.14159 and Einstein’s birthday.

Exploratoium shares the celebration by offering FREE admission to the museum with π-themed activities, rituals, antics, and plenty of pie. For a schedule of events click here.

I shared this information last year and think it’s great a way of explaining to the day to kids – so I’m sharing it again! Be sure to look at the bottom of this post for some Pi Day Deals.

 I love this explanation of Pi Day from julieverse.com .

Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference with its diameter or the distance around the outside of the circle is the same distance as going from one side of the circle to the other side (making sure to go through the center) “three plus a little bit more” times. The actual number is a never ending decimal  that is most often rounded to 3.14. Pi Day is known throughout the mathematical community as March (third month) 14.

Here’s a great visual explanation of Pi from Wikipedia:

For our reading time, I called my favorite book store Once upon a Storybook and found the perfect book for the day  “Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi”.

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi

Experiment: Since I get the most from hands-on learning, this experiment from PBS.org goes hand in hand with the book.

Image from pbs.org
Image from pbs.org

Or you can use jar, lids, toilet paper rolls…anything circular for this experiment from exploratorium.edu, brings it all together.

Cutting π
Materials
circular object
string
scissors
tape

  • To Do and Notice
    Carefully wrap string around the circumference of your circular object. Cut the string when it is exactly the same length as the circumference. Now take your “string circumference” and stretch it across the diameter of your circular object. Cut as many “string diameters” from your “string circumference” as you can. How many diameters could you cut? Compare your data with that of others. What do you notice?
  • What’s Going On?
    This is a hands-on way to divide a circle’s circumference by its diameter. No matter what circle you use, you’ll be able to cut 3 complete diameters and have a small bit of string left over. Estimate what fraction of the diameter this small piece could be (about 1/7). You have “cut pi,” about 3 and 1/7 pieces of string, by determining how many diameters can be cut from the circumference. Tape the 3 + pieces of string onto paper and explain their significance.

Crafts: For the little’s in your life, I like this Pi art project from momgineer.blogspot.com that shows the infinite possibilities of Pi.

Image from: momgineer.blogspot.com
Image from: momgineer.blogspot.com

Also from momgineer.blogspot.com these bracelet’s will work great for my 8 year old.

Pi braclet
Image from momgineer.blogspot.com

 

And of course, it comes down to food! Here are some Pi food deals:

  • All Blaze Pizza locations celebrate $3.14 Pizza Pi’s

  • You can save $3.14 on a large pie from Whole Foods bakery or take $2 off any large “take and bake” pizza. This deal is good for a limited time and excludes frozen pizzas.
  • For more great Pi deals visit gobankingrates.com  you’ll find details on deals at places Chuck E. Cheese, Papa John’s, Marie Callender’s and more. 
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Polar Express Party

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Once Upon A Storybook is hosting a “Polar Express Party”, this party was such a hit last year, they decided to double the fun this year! On Monday, December 21, 2015, they will host two Polar Express Parties, one at 5:30 pm and another at 7:00 pm.

The activities will include singing Christmas carols, a reading of The Polar Express, some hot, hot, hot, hot chocolate (sorry the song was ringing in my head) and speaking of ringing – how about some ringing magic bells (to hear them you must believe), AND a visit from good ole’ St. Nick!

Please RSVP quick as they expect both parties to fill up.

  • When: Monday, December 21, 2015 5:30 and 7:00 pm  

  • Where: Once Upon a Storybook is located at 17300 E 17th St #C, Tustin, CA 92780

  • Cost: $10 per child. To reserve your child’s spot for this special event email susie@onceuponastorybook.us or call (714) 669-4377 or even better – visit the bookstore to complete your Christmas shopping and make your reservation in person. 

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Egg Hunt & Storytime

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Come to Once Upon a Storybook for an Egg Hunt & Storytime on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 11:00am 12:00pm

This special Easter storytime comes with an Easter egg hunt in the store! Be sure to arrive early as the Egg Hunt will begin promptly at 11:05!!

The Eggs will be filled with candy, stickers and the best treat ever.,.some gift cards to Once Upon a Storybook!

Once upon a Storybook is located at 17300 E. 17th Street #C, Tustin, CA 92780

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Kip Noschese Book Signing

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Kip Noschese the author of Otto & Grand Prix Bees will be at my favorite children’s book store, Once upon a Storbook for a book signing today!

Kip Noschese is a former Jim-Henson-animator and Fox-Television-animator. According to Susie, the owner of Once upon a Storybook, Kip’s book, “Otto & the Grand Prix Bees is one of the best picture books I have ever seen”. You’ll hear the book, do a bee craft, and take pictures with this awesome author!

Come dressed in black & yellow, like a bee! Ages 3+

  • Once upon a Storybook, 17300 E. 17th St. #C, Tustin, CA 92780
  • Cost: FREE
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