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Hi everyone,

Just curious what peoples top 3 favourite kids magic books are, or their top 3 that they found useful. I know it's down to personal preference. I've invested in Silly Billys Seriously Silly book and Chris T magicians just for fun book. Hopefully get through those in the next couple of weeks.

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1. Cool Kid Show Magic - Norm Barnhart

2. Performing Magic for Children - Schenk & Sondermeyer

3. Birthday Magician's Handbook - Dave Fiscus
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I’m not a fan of Silly Billy’s stuff, but Dynamike’s choice of Birthday Magicians Handbook by Dave Fiscus is spot on.

If you’re into customizing your show & routines, I recommend Kid-Show Magician’s Handbook by Tony Daniels.

And I learned a lot from Bruce Kalver’s Birthday Party Portfolio.

Another of my favorites was Children's Parties a Speciality by Peter D'Arcy.

David Ginn also has several excellent publications on kidshow magic.

And let’s not forget the Kid Stuff books by Frances Ireland Marshall.

A lot of these books may be dated, but the ideas and advice they offer are still relevant to this day.
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David Ginn’s comedy linking ring routine is something I use all the time with kids. It’s magical, very funny and interactive. I highly recommend this booklet.
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Most of my experience comes from working for kids and families, and I recently wrote a 450 page book about it.

You can see the feedback here:

"I loved this book!" Ken Weber

"4 out of 4 stars!" Nick Lewin

"My favorite book for performers!" Bill Cook

"This will be a classic of magic!" Mark Pocan
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Thanks for the information Tim.
My order has been placed.
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Christopher T. For the win !

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