Posted in Book Review, Places I visit

Book Beat

There is a really cool bookstore called Book Beat nearby. I went there today and can’t wait to return. There are books piled everywhere. It is a book lovers dream.

Mom let me get a bunch of new books. One day my bookshelves will look like this store!

 

This upcoming week will be “Comique Week” on my blog so all my posts will be about comics. Comique Con will be on Saturday and it is cool event about women in comics. Learn more tomorrow with an interview from the founder!

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Working on my cosplay outfit
Posted in Author Meet Up, Places I visit

I go to Washington DC

I spent the day in Washington DC. I started it like all kids do with Absolutely Mindy on Kids Place Live. Well, maybe not all kids are in the studio and joining her on the radio. She is just as silly in person!

Guy Raz was there too. I helped flush Guy down the portal potty. It is smaller than I expected. I had to climb on him to push him in. I almost fell in. I have already been flushed before. I didn’t need to go to Guy’s meeting.

Mindy and Guy looked just like I expected. Kenny Curtis snuck in to say hi. He looked different than I expected. I didn’t get to say hi to Lorenzo Llama or Dirk the fourth and forgotten chipmunk. I also met Tori, Mindy’s producer. She was cool!

Annoying Little Brother also got to be on air and talked about Tim Kubart of course. They even tried calling Tim but got his voicemail. Phew!

After our radio time, we went exploring. I saw the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol Building and the White House.

For lunch, we went to Kramerbooks. You can get books and food!

(PS, look who is in the bottom corner! Penguin!)

The last place we visited was the Zoo. I saw Pandas – both Giant and Red Tailed. I also saw elephants, seals, piranhas and bison. They also had statues made from trash in the zoo. They are to show people to stop throwing their trash anywhere and especially in the water.

I do have book recommendations for you. If you are going to DC, you could read Miroslav Sasek’s This is Washington DC. It is a bit old but you learn about a lot of the monuments.

I also suggest Kelly DiPucchio’s Grace for President. It is about a girl who wants to be president when she grows up.

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Gardening for good

While I am in Maine, I have volunteered at the Food Pantry and St Bridget’s Garden. I have picked and sold vegetables. It has been hard work. 

Here are photos of it.



Watermelon


Tomatoes

This is the food pantry. My grandparents donate vegetables from the garden here. This gets fresh food to people who need it. I have come help a couple times too.

And I have sold some vegetables in a stand. We save the money at the bank

(Bridget note: The church is not named after me and I am not named after the church. My mom’s last name meant Followers of Bridget, so she and Dad named me Bridget. My grandparents bought the church a few years ago. Memere says St Bridget told her to buy it.  Neat huh?)

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Eric Carle Museum

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I had the chance to visit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA. It was great, but I wish it bigger.

They had an exhibit of Eric Carle hidden pictures, another for the artwork of Beverly Cleary books by Louis Darling and a third of the works by Robert McCloskey.

I really like Beverly Cleary and have read Mouse and the Motorcycle and Ramona the Pest. My mom loves Robert McCloskey because my mom is from Maine. His stories were often based in Maine.

Aaron Becker was scheduled to sign books later in the day but I couldn’t stay that long. I did get all three of his books. I like them.

The museum is along the drive between my house and my grandparents so I can go again.

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Mackinaw Bricks

I am on summer vacation right now and wanted to share about some of the places I am visiting. This is the information from visit to “Mackinaw Bricks- An Engineering Toy Store

Location: Mackinaw City; Mackinaw Crossings 158 Huron Street 49701

Opened Dec.  2014 on the Island and relocated to the Lower Peninsula last year for expansion.  Chad Stevens, Lego Master Builder collected Legos for 20 years and wants people to touch and began interactive part of the store.

I spent over two hours building and looking in the morning and returned in the afternoon for another hour. I built a knight and wagon scene out of the over 1,000,000 pieces
available to the visiting “builders”.
There is $5.00 daily fee to see his creations and make your own in a large build area for kids and adults alike. You can leave and reenter on the day the $5.00 fee is paid, so you can come and go as you wish. 4 year olds and younger are free.

The store is managed by Kimberly a master in training.

He has a very large display of Lego creations set up as a town over 250 square feet. hH also has a large working electric train display.