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Disney Junior’s “Give A Book, Get A Book” Program Kicks off April 21st Donating 1 Million Books to Kids in Need

This article is re-blogged from the RCR article posted here 

Great news for kids and families, Disney Junior’s new program, “Give A Book, Get A Book” has a goal of gifting 1 million books to kids in need.

Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide and First Book Board Member, Dr. Martha Bernadett were on hand at Disneyland on April 12th to announce the rollout of the “Give A Book, Get A Book” program with a goal to donate 1 million books to children in need.

Scroll down for video interviews, how the program works and where to get more info.

LeVar Burton, David Arquette, Tim Gunn and Ariel Winter

DISNEY JUNIOR – Disney Junior stars Tim Gunn, Ariel Winter and David Arquette plus LeVar Burton of the award-winning Reading Rainbow app, participate in storybook readings during today’s announcement of Disney Junior’s “Give A Book, Get A Book,” an initiative with First Book that will donate up to one million books to U.S. communities in need as well as present families with free digital books from Disney Publishing Worldwide. The announcement was made by Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide and First Book Board Member, Dr. Martha Bernadett on Saturday, April 12 at the Disneyland Resort. (Photo Credit: DISNEY JUNIOR/Todd Wawrychuk)

The Importance of Storytelling

LeVar Burton, David Arquette, Tim Gunn and Ariel Winter share their love of storytelling and the importance of literacy.

Storytelling is also an integral part of the program, designed to inspire parents and caregivers to take time each day and read to their children, tell stories and encourage them to share as well. This will help develop the critical thinking, vocabulary and language skills every child needs.

“Through the donation of 30 million books over the last 15 years, Disney Publishing Worldwide’s collaboration with First Book has brought the magic of reading and storytelling to millions of children, unleashing their imaginations and opening their worlds,” said Andrew B. Sugerman, Executive Vice President, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “We’re thrilled to expand this program with Disney Junior’s Give a Book, Get a Book.”

The Program Kicks off April 21st

Starting on April 21st at Disney store locations and then later this summer at other nationwide retailers, families can participate in the Give a Book, Get a Book program. Stop by your local Disney store for in-store readings and check out the all-new website, GiveaBookGetaBook.com, jam-packed with resources for parents and caregivers to encourage storytelling while offering interactive activities to help keep kids engaged.

“Storytime Powered by Give a Book, Get a Book

At your local Disney store, kids will be able to enjoy two new stories from “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” both Disney Junior favorites. In addition to the in-store readings, Disney Store locations will be hosting special storytime events at Boys & Girls Clubs of America where children attending these events will receive a free book along with a redemption code bookmark.

How the Program Works with Redemption Codes

For a limited time, purchases of any specially marked Disney Junior book or product will include a redemption code on the receipt or packaging allowing kids and families to decide what region their donated book to First Book will go as well as giving the gifting family immediate access to a free Disney Digital Book to share as a family from Disney Publishing Worldwide.

Give a Book, Get a Book bookmarks that have these special redemption codes will be handed out to visitors at participating public libraries and Radio Disney events throughout the summer.

Disney Jr Give A Book Get A Book

Disney Jr Give A Book Get A Book
Visit the Website April 21st

Disney Publishing Worldwide Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books and magazines with over 700 million products sold each year. DPW consists of an extensive worldwide licensing structure as well as vertically integrated publishing imprints, including Disney Book Group in the U.S. and Disney Libri in Italy. DPW publishes a range of children’s magazines globally, as well as Disney kids magazines in the U.S. Disney English is DPW’s English language learning business, which includes Disney English learning centers in China and a worldwide retail-licensing program. DPW’s digital products include bestselling eBook titles as well as original apps. Headquartered in Glendale, California, DPW publishes books, magazines, and digital products in 85 countries in 75 languages. For more information visit www.disneypublishing.com. 

First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. By making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis, First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education. For more information, www.firstbook.org/ or follow their latest news on Facebook and Twitter.

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“Sofia the First” appisode app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch #Kids #DisneyJunior

“Sofia the First” appisode app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

Have you heard? A new interactive episode of Disney Junior’s series Sofia the First,” is available as a brand new appisode on the Disney Junior Appisodes app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch for $4.99.

"SOFIA THE FIRST" DEBUTS IN THE DISNEY JUNIOR APPISODES APP FOR iPAD, iPHONE AND iPOD TOUCH

“SOFIA THE FIRST” DEBUTS IN THE DISNEY JUNIOR APPISODES APP FOR iPAD, iPHONE AND iPOD TOUCH

Did you know that  “Sofia the First” is currently cable TV’s #1 series among kids 2-5? If you’re like a lot of parents, knowing that your child can interact with safe content on mobile devices is very important. That’s why we’re recommending this series for your children created by Disney/ABC Television Group’s Digital Media team, the Disney Junior Appisodes app is created for fans 2-7 and they can explore the app by simply touching, tapping, swiping, tilting, shaking and talking their way through the fun-filled activities of some of their favorite Disney Junior shows.

In the new appisode, “The Big Sleepover,” kids play along as Sofia helps her old friends from the village fit in with her new princess pals during her first royal slumber party. Some of the activities that kids will be engaged with are: 
  • Picking out outfits and hairstyles for Sofia’s friends
  • Completing jigsaw puzzles to move the story forward
  • Helping Sofia put on her tiara
  • Decorating a fan that will appear in the show
  • Going for an elevator ride in the castle with Sofia but a stop on the wrong floor will mean an unexpected run in with Cedric
  • Taking a picture of themselves with Clover

About Disney Junior Appisodes

Disney Junior Appisodes app launched in April 2013 and currently includes a free download of the original Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Road Rally Appisode, as well as “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse – Mickey and Donald Have a Farm Appisode,  “Jake and the Never Land Pirates Appisode and  “Doc McStuffins Appisode,” all of which are available for $4.99. “Jake and the Never Land Pirates Appisode” includes the “Hide the Hideout” and “Captain Hook’s Hooks” episodes, and the “Doc McStuffins Appisode” includes Rescue Ronda, Ready For Takeoff and “A Bad Case of the Pricklethorns.” 

Disney Apps for TV

The Disney/ABC Television Group has also launched innovative apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch so you can WATCH ABCWATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Junior and WATCH Disney XD, live streaming of channel feeds, and view on demand episodes of popular shows.

Disney Junior Live On Tour Pirate & Princess Adventure

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Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report and host, Brandi Chang, were invited to come out to the Disney Junior Live On Tour Pirate & Princess Adventure Red Carpet at the Paley Center at the DOLBY THEATRE at Holllywood & Highland. This never-before-seen live show features our favorite characters from Disney Junior series Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates.

Our Interviews from the Red Carpet

We interview Alana Feld, Producer of Disney Junior Live! on Tour, Brooke Anderson, from CBS’s “Entertainment Tonight”, Constance Marie from ABC’s Switched at Birth, Darcy Rose Byrnes from Disney Juniors “Sofia the First”, Deather Dubrow from Real Housewives of Orange County, Madison Pettis from Disney Juniors “Jake and the Never Land Pirates”, Samantha Harris, and Thea Andrews host of @omgInsider. Click here to see all our interviews on our YouTube Channel.

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About Disney Junior Live
The Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure is a never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior’s hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Get swept up in the excitement as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance from Cinderella. Then it’s off to Never Land where Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. It’s danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, your whole family will sing, shout, and soar into the action when Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure sails into your hometown.

Special bonus! Starting ten minutes before every performance join loveable Doc McStuffins for a special pre-show! You can help Doc take care of one of her beloved toys with her own special brand of love and magic. Free to all ticket holders. For more info please visit www.disneyjuniorlive.com

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Thank You Disney Junior! Quality Family Programming for the Summer with Favorites “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates”

reblogged from The Red Carpet Report

New Episodes of “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” to Debut Throughout the Summer; WATCH Disney Junior to Premiere Episodes a Week Before They Debut On-Air

Sofia the First

Sofia the First

All summer long, new episodes of “Sofia the First” and hit series “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” will alternate with Friday premieres FRIDAY, JUNE 14 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 on both Disney Channel (9:00 a.m. ET/PT) and Disney Junior (5:00 p.m. ET/PT). Authenticated pay TV subscribers can watch the shows a week in advance onWATCHDisneyJunior.com and via the WATCH Disney Junior apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Plus Watch on TV and Mobile Devices!

Disney Junior delivers a live feed of the network online and to mobile devices, as well as on demand episodes of popular shows. Currently, the service is available on Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Midcontinent Communications and AT&T U-verse.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Jake and the Never Land Pirates

“Sofia the First,” cable TV’s #1 series among Kids 2-5, will expand to a daily telecast and kick off Disney Junior’s multi-platform “Pirate and Princess Summer” programming event beginning MONDAY, JUNE 10. The series, starring Disney’s first little girl princess, will air weekdays at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT and weekends at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and weeknights at 7:00 p.m. and weekends 5:30 p.m. on Disney Junior.

Perfect for Gifting – Birthdays and Special Events

Find a full “Sofia the First” product line including apparel, home décor, toys and much more at major retailers nationwide for the first time, along with an expanded product line for “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” this summer.

Disney’s Sofia The First: Once Upon a Princess Premiere

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Disney’s Sofia The First: Once Upon a Princess Premiere, a set on Flickr.

Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Lee Allport, were invited to cover the television movie premiere of “Sofia The First: Once Upon a Princess” and the launch of the Sofia The First illustrated storybook on the lavender carpet at Walt Disney Studios Main Theatre.

Watch all our interviews with Angel Parker, Ashley Eckstein, Barbara Dirickson, Brooke Anderson, Constance Marie,  Darcy Rose Byrnes, Elsie Fisher, Harley Graham,  Ian Ziering,  Jim Cummings, Lou Diamond Phillips,  Ming Na,  Rob Corddry,  Sabrina Carpenter,  SabrinaAnnLynn, Wayne Brady,  and  Zach Callison.

Disney introduces a little girl princess named Sofia who (voiced by Ariel Winter) is an average girl whose life suddenly transforms when her mother, Queen Miranda (voiced by Sara Ramirez), marries the king and she becomes a princess. Sofia soon discovers that looking like a princess isn’t all that difficult, but displaying honesty, loyalty, courage, independence, compassion and grace is what makes one truly royal. Helping Sofia in her journey are the three headmistresses of Royal Prep Academy – Fauna, Flora and Merryweather (the beloved fairies seen in Disney’s classic “Sleeping Beauty”) and royal steward, Baileywick (voiced by Tim Gunn), as well as a group of cute woodland creatures led by wise-talking rabbit, Clover (voiced by Wayne Brady). The enchanting animated Disney Junior television movie for the whole family will air November 18 on Disney Channel and November 22 on Disney Junior.

Disney's Sofia The First: Once Upon a Princess Premiere

Disney’s Sofia The First: Once Upon a Princess Premiere

About the Disney Channel
Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in over 99 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group. www.disneychannel.com.

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