Archive for the kids Category

Historical Happening – The Beatles Appear on Ed Sullivan (1964)

Posted in Albums, art, beatles, Cool Stuff, history, kids, life, LP, music, News, people, radio, soundtracks, TV, Uncategorized, youtube with tags , , , , , on 02/09/2017 by Edward Brock

The Beatles made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show–on this day, in 1964.

It was watched by 73 million viewers.

Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

Posted in adventure, art, books, children's book, comedy, Cool Stuff, creepy, dark, fantasy, Film, funny, kids, laughter, legends, literature, movies, music, scary, sci-fi, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 08/29/2016 by Edward Brock

Wow. Really unhappy with 2016–where so many of iconic figures have died.

Now, we have lost Gene Wilder.

Those who remember him probably have a particular place in their heart for him. For some, it might be as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein. Others likely laughed at his portrayal of Jim, The Waco Kid in Blazing Saddles. Still others will remember him co-starring with Richard Pryor in 4 movies–including Stir Crazy.

But, for me, it was his portrayal as the brilliantly lunatic chocolatier in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. It has been one of my favorite films since childhood–and still makes me smile when I watch it now.

His genius will be missed.

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Stranger Things

Posted in adventure, classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, creepy, dark, fantasy, fiction, Film, horror, kids, legends, macabre, middle grade, monster movies, monsters, movies, Netflix, scary, sci-fi, TV, Uncategorized, weird, writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 07/18/2016 by Edward Brock
So loved this show.
It’s like a mash-up of Stand By Me/Alien/Super 8.
or
Stephen King meets Steven Spielberg by way of Guillermo Del Toro.
This is the kind of story I loved to read when I was a kid–and the kind of story I want to write, especially for kids. Everyone should watch this.
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Finder Keyper (Children’s Novel)

Posted in adventure, amazon, books, children's book, fantasy, horror, kids, kindle, literature, middle grade with tags , , , , , , , , , on 08/05/2015 by Edward Brock

My children’s book–Finder Keyper–is only .99 for the month of August.

It’s a fun, and scary, little adventure tale for kids (of all ages).

Finder Keyper 6x9 cover

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