Posted in Places I visit

Garden Bowl

Today I went to a birthday party at a bowling alley. It was very fun. I am not the best bowler especially when you get robbed! ūüė°

Bowling is a busy birthday party and very loud. It is hard to focus. It is a fun way to spend time with friends.

I bet this place would be fun if they turned the lights off. Mom says it is.

Posted in Places I visit

Red Balloon Bookshop

The Red Balloon Bookshop is a super cool bookstore in St Paul. I would have a million books if that was my bookstore.

The whole first floor was kids books! The whole floor! I saw books by Aimee Bissonette, Jean Reagan, Chris Colfer and Mike Maihack.

There were signs on the wall that visiting authors had signed. That was cool!

I recommend you check it out if you are in Minneapolis/St Paul. They gave me great book recommendations!

Posted in Places I visit, Reviews by Annoying Little Brother

Places to visit in Maine

By annoying little brother
I went to visit Belfast and rode on the Belfast Moosehead train. They took down the Waldo Train Station. The engineer had to turn the engine around to go back.
I also visited Rockport where Andre the Seal lived. They have a statue of  Andre. I watched the movie of Andre with my grampy.
I ¬†also went to an¬†¬†Animal Farm. My favorite animal was the Fisher. The animals were all from Maine. They didn’t have any giraffes.
Posted in Friday Fun

Wow in the World 

Wow in the World is a new podcast by Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas. I know them from Kids Place Live and met both last summer!  They are super funny in real life. I had to help Guy with his Penguin facts though.

The podcast has them sharing interesting facts in a way that kids will like. For instance, they had a picnic in a landfill. I bet they really weren’t but you have fun pretending they are.  

Kids are really curious and this show helps them. I like to listen in the morning while eating breakfast. I wish there were more episodes already! I guess this also teaches patience.

I recommend this podcast to kids and parents a like! I give it an infinite number of stars!

Chloe’s Friendship Circle has a funny interview with Mindy and they talk about the show.

Posted in meet the movie

Mystery Science Theater 3000

So this is not a book review but my mom introduced me to Mystery Science Theater 3000.  I LOVE it!  The movies are bad but you get to talk through them. It is so funny and silly. 

This morning we were watching the wizard movie and they even had a song number. That was the coolest thing. The movie was so silly too. 

Mom says there are tons of episodes to keep watching. She is enjoying spending Saturday mornings with us watching it and says she used to do the same with her brother and college roommates. 

Do you watch MST3K?

Posted in Music Review

Storytime Singalong V 2

Emily Arrow has a new cd coming out April 7th (you can still preorder).  I got to listen to the sneak peek of the cd and I just kept listening. This cd will have the song Be A Friend based on Salina’s book!!

Emily’s music has helped me find lots of good books. I really like it when she turns a book into a song. It helps you look at the book differently.

I recommend her cds to teachers, librarians and parents! I am ordering a bunch for my cousins and friends!

Posted in meet the movie

Hidden Figures

Sorry this is later than usual, but I didn’t get to see this film till this afternoon. Hidden Figures is about women put people into space. There were three main characters who were African-Americans. The film show a lot about we used to treat African-Americans differently.  They separate bathroom, a separate place on bus, a separate water fountain, a separate seat at court, a separate space in the library… so in general, they were treated unfairly.

These women were good at math and helped do the hard work it took to put men in space. They did math by hand and without a computer. They were the computers. They were important but hidden.

This is a true story. It was a good idea to see it on Martin Luther King JR weekend. He was even in the film!

I liked the movie. It may have been a little old for me. Mom had to explain a number of things for me.

I do think kids should see it. Older kids may get it without adult explanations. Kids like me may need some help.

I do want to learn more about the women in the film and the math they did. I think there are more hidden women in history.