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Timothy Rose
A King and Queens Story by Timothy Rose

Maybe you thought that the time tested "Find the Queen" was only meant as a gambling swindle. That's no longer the case. Get those cards out of storage, blow off the dust and get ready to spin a story of curiosity and wonder to suit young and old alike. This is a full routine laid out for you word for word with all the moves. Complete with additional notes on handeling, presentation and staging this versatile and easy to do version is a can't miss. Now you can take the smallest show and make it look like a Vegas production your clients will truly appreciate watching.

1st edition 2015, 5...

2015 / 8 / 14
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Eric Hawkesworth
A Magic Variety Show by Eric Hawkesworth

This ebook describes a number of new variety acts for the amateur entertainer that will enable him to present up-to- date versions of Chapeaugraphy (making many hats from one brim), Mind Reading, Chinese Paper Folding, Magic Spelling, Paper Tearing, Lightning Cartoons, Shadowgraphs and Magic.

Practically all the materials used to construct the simple props can be found in the home or bought in local stores, and great use is made of ordinary newspaper.

It is vital that talk and action should be practised together, so a detailed script with full patter and performing notes is given with...

2021 / 5 / 31
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J. B. Bobo
Bobo Magic Show by J. B. Bobo

While you probably know Bobo from his classic Modern Coin Magic, he also was America's most famous school show performer and he was extremely successful in this field. In this ebook, he includes effects and presentations by the dozen. Loaded with photographs and drawings.

  • How It All Happened
  • The Joy Of Entertaining Children And Making A Good Living Out Of It
  • The Road To Success In School Assembly Shows
  • The School Show
  • The Way To Go
  • A Useful Approach
  • Note On Angle Tricks
  • Do The Trick!
  • Using Kids From The Audience
  • Gags, Jokes, And Bits Of Business
  • Packing
  • Opening Patter
  • Programs
  • Audacity
  • Building...
2015 / 3 / 16
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Devin Knight
Breakfast Pack Match by Devin Knight

An amazing mental trick for kids using small packets of cereal.

Good comedy mentalism for kids is often hard to find. This funny effect is one that kids love and can relate to. They all eat cereal and are familiar with the cereals used in this effect. Devin Knight has used this effect in his kid shows for the last few years. It plays extremely well for kids.

On the performer's table are eight packages (or one-serving boxes) of breakfast cereal. The performer invites a kid to come forward and play a game with the cereal called Eat-n-Toss. One-by-one, the performer and a kid take turns...

2014 / 3 / 2
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Jim Kleefeld
Bug Magic by Jim Kleefeld

An exciting collection of kidshow magic that focuses on bugs and books - including tricks, routines, ideas and resources to help you make your next magic show one with a theme that really appeals to kids.

  • original bug tricks and routines
  • bug art and bug fonts
  • commercial bug magic resources
  • bug prop resources
  • factual bug information
  • bug jokes

1st edition 2017, 68 pages.

2017 / 3 / 18
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Trevor Lewis
Children's Magic by Trevor Lewis

In complete contrast to Wilfred Tyler's style of old time children's entertainment, Trevor is completely up to date with modern children and knows how to keep them entertained right through his act. He tells all, tricks to use, business with odds and ends that keep children amused and includes dozens of ideas and routines that you'll be able to use to earn big money yourself.

Sid Lorraine summed up: "This tape provides professional advice and information that is the result of a lot of experience. You get it all on one recording from Martin Breese."

Trevor Lewis has won the London Magic Circle Award,...

2010 / 8 / 21
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Stephen Ablett
Children's Show Routines by Stephen Ablett

Ten routines performed to a real live audience and then fully explained for you to use in your own show. Templates for all the effects are included in a zip file to be printed out (check your digital shelf). Most of the effects in this video can be customised for the client and themed to suit a Christmas, Halloween, or Easter show etc. The tricks together can form a complete show for your audiences.

  • Pencil Madness - A pencil on a board changes direction before revealing two comical pictures.
  • Birthday Wish List - A number of items are shown and eliminated leaving one, the gift nobody wants. ...
2020 / 3 / 27
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William W. Larsen
Conjuring for Children by William W. Larsen

Bill Larsen reveals the inside secrets for performing magic to children in this newly revised ebook.

Aside from the author's sage and practical advice, garnered from hundreds of shows for youngsters, you get twelve entertaining routines using standard equipment you likely already own. Now you, too, can crack this lucrative field and beat out the local competition. Included are tricks using toys, animals, rings, coins, handkerchiefs, silks, etc. Most of the described effects include full patter.

Best of all, this edition has been newly revised and updated with performance suggestions and...

2019 / 9 / 19
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Geoffrey Buckhurst
Conjuror's Party by Geoffrey Buckhurst

This is a silent film of a magic show for children performed by Geoffrey Buckhurst probably from the early 1950s. Among the tricks he performs is the Zombie, Egg bag, Torn and Restored Rope, Diminishing Cards, and many other bits and pieces to entertain the kids.

This is performance only, no explanations of the tricks are provided. An interesting window into magic for children during the 1950s.

1st edition ~1950s; video length 11 min 42 s.

2021 / 2 / 19
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Will L. Lindhorst
Dick Daring's New Bag of Tricks by Will L. Lindhorst

This work was sponsored by the Quaker Oats Company and includes ads for their Puffed Wheat and Puffed Rice products.

  • How to Tear Paper Napkin After It Is Twisted
  • Mysterious Trick With Paper
  • Trick of Unsmashable Match Box
  • Here Is a Number Trick With Which to Baffle Your Friends
  • How to Remove Dime Under Glass Without Touching Either
  • How to Invert Glass of Water Without Spilling It
  • How to Fill Glass Twice Without Emptying First Contents
  • Tells How to Blow Candle Out Through Bottle
  • Here's How You Can Add Five Matches to Six and Make Nine
  • Three Matches Can Be Lifted With One
  • How You Can...
2020 / 10 / 26
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Bert Easley & Eric P. Wilson
Doing Magic For Youngsters by Bert Easley & Eric P. Wilson

This is actually a compilation of two books:

  • Doing Magic For Youngsters by Bert Easley
  • The Art of Conjuring TO Children by Eric P. Wilson
This is a full course on how to perform for children. It not only includes a lot of suitable tricks, but also all the other important factors you need to consider when performing for children. Even if you've been doing magic for juniors all of your life, there are valuable instructions, pointers, rules, hints and vital information in this work that are worth much more to anyone who entertains the small-fry.

Contents:

PART I: DOING MAGIC FOR YOUNGSTERS ...

2015 / 7 / 14
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Regardt Laubscher
Entertaining Parents and Kids at Birthday Parties by Regardt Laubscher

If you are a children's magician, then this ebook is for you. Although there are no specific trick explanations, Regardt focuses on full routines, their presentation, patter, and entertainment value rather than trick secrets. Most of all, these routines will entertain both the children and the adults. After all, how often do the mums and dads actually watch the show too? Here you learn to keep them happy as well.

Of course, the main focus is to still entertain the children, as that is the whole purpose of being booked as a children's magician at a party, or event. However, even though the...

2021 / 10 / 23
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Stephen Ablett
Everything I know about being a Children's Entertainer by Stephen Ablett

This ebook is an updated version of the Children's Entertainers Guidebook. It answers hundreds of questions you have been afraid to ask of a children’s entertainer. Stephen, a professional magician for over 20 years, gives tips on advertising, child control, show structure and many other key areas. This ebook is the ultimate guide to structuring your show, trick selection and working in the business. Learn how to put a show together and engage an audience, new tricks and routines for your birthday, school, theme-park and library shows. Learn new advertising techniques, business management...

2015 / 8 / 28
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Tim Shoesmith
Fountains and Acorns for little people by Tim Shoesmith

This ebook contains Tim's theories on entertaining children. It includes Tim's take on The Magic Painting, where the child gets to keep it. His version of musical bumps and how to incorporate adult magic in your children's show. It explains in detail how he gains focus at the beginning of the party. A practical version of Who's Who at the Zoo. It also takes you through the games that he plays. One game blending into another to keep focus and attention.

1st edition 2006; 28 pages

2006 / 10 / 23
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Troy Murphie
Gobbledygook by Troy Murphie

Would you like to add more entertainment to your kid show routines? This is a collection of funny, clean and usable ideas that will give your children's show that standout edge.

Includes...

  • Comedy Publicity Ideas
  • Comedy Gags
  • Comedy Magic
  • Comedy Props
Whether you're a magician, clown or all-round family entertainer you'll find something new in the content of Gobbledygook.

1st edition 2014, 11 pages.
2nd edition 2015, (revised, edited, expanded), 19 pages.

2015 / 1 / 1
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Devin Knight
Hat-A-Rama by Devin Knight

Is it a toilet plunger, a vase, a Beanie cap, or a Safari Hat? It's Hat-A-Rama! It's an updated comical blend of Trouble-Wit and Chapeaugraphy that is destined to become an instant kid show classic. It's a must if you work for children. This effect normally sells for $40 from magic dealers. Devin shows you how to make it up for a fraction of that, and easily make replacements when the effect wears out.

Bring a child up to help and say, "We need a special hat and a magic wand". From then on it's NON-STOP laughter. Magician brings out what appears to be a toilet plunger and places it on the...

2014 / 9 / 25
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Wilfred Tyler
How To Entertain Children by Wilfred Tyler

Wilfred Tyler chats with Martin Breese on how to entertain children with magic. Tyler's philosophy put in one sentence is: "Playing with magic." Learn the secrets of an accomplished pro.

runtime 1 hour 10 minutes

2010 / 6 / 30
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L. C. Collier
How to Perform for Kids & Stay Out of Trouble by L. C. Collier

Know their traits and what to expect. Learn routines that work.

1st edition 2003; 21 pages.

  1. FOREWORD
  2. TO DO or NOT TO DO
  3. - DO - Be Polite
  4. - DO - Maintain Crowd Control
  5. - DO - Maintain an Energy Level
  6. - DO - Use Audience Participation
  7. - DO NOT - Make a Fool Out of Any Individual
  8. - DO NOT - Work From the Floor
  9. - DO NOT - Turn Your Back on the Audience
  10. - DO NOT - Do Smokes, Booze or Drugs
  11. - DO NOT - Do Blue Material
  12. - DO NOT - Do Card Tricks
  13. THE TRAITS OF CHILDREN BY AGE GROUP
  14. - AGES 1 through 2
  15. - AGES 3 through 4
  16. - AGES 5 through 8
  17. - AGES 9 through 11
  18. - AGES 12 through 16
  19. -...
2008 / 9 / 21
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Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant
How To Produce A Rabbit by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant

No one can really call himself a magician, unless he can pull a rabbit out of a hat. It is the most expected trick in magic today. Even though few magicians do it; you always have kids asking, "Are you going to pull a rabbit out of a hat?"

Potential clients calling about birthday parties, often ask if you can pull a rabbit out of a hat. Some magician's try to pacify the mothers or children using a mirror box production of a rabbit. Good try, but it is not the same. People want to see a rabbit produced from an empty top hat, or even a borrowed hat. If you can do this; you have a big advantage...

2016 / 12 / 11
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Graham Hey
Inside the Cage by Graham Hey

Funny stuff to make kids roar.

I always think it's a good idea not only to entertain the youngsters, but to entertain their parents too! Here is a collection of visual gags and jokes that will help put fun into your children's shows and hopefully leave everyone with a smile on their face! I have also included a few contributions from some friends of mine who are established and experienced kid's entertainers.

  • Introduction
  • Inflatable Rabbit and In the Bag
  • My snake has Escaped! and Fingernails
  • In bed with a Bug and The Rose
  • Half-price Tie, The Mirror, and The Wrong Way
  • The Bell ...
2020 / 2 / 2
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Brick Tilley
Jelly Bean Catch by Brick Tilley

A comedy version of the sometimes tragic bullet catch that plays for laughs and eliminates any danger or controversy. Especially geared for outdoor performances, it allows you to catch a jelly bean propelled by a toy slingshot and can provide welcomed humor and a degree of silliness to your children's shows. Easy to construct, safe and sure to please.

1st edition 2021, PDF 4 pages, video 42 s.

2021 / 6 / 17
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Bruce Posgate
Kid Show Showmanship by Bruce Posgate

This ebook provides an entirely different approach to entertaining children. Original material and suggestions - "bread and butter" information by an experienced performer. This volume explains the psychology and know-how of working children's shows.

The following is an excerpt from the book:

Entertaining children is a profitable business. Depressions may come and go; movies, television and other diversions can come and go ... but children are in constant supply. One generation after another as your potential audience.

Only an experienced performer could write a book of this kind. No...

2016 / 12 / 23
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Frances Marshall
Kid Stuff by Frances Marshall

Frances Marshall's Kid Stuff series is considered by many experts to be essential reading for anyone interested in performing magic for children. These ebooks contain full scripts, new routines, and advice for both show and business.

  • kid Stuff
  • The Puppet Rabbit Routine
  • The Laurie Ireland Routine With The Egg And Bag Trick
  • Comedy Wand, Handkerchief And Fan Routine
  • The Foxwell Paper Race
  • A Mental Trick For Kids
  • Prelude To Any Rope Trick
  • The Stomach Ache Tube
  • Birthday Child Sequence
  • Ideas For Kid Shows
  • Spellbound
  • Dressing The Doll
  • Eddie Clever's Version Of The Sun And Moon
  • Clown...
2021 / 11 / 14
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Frances Marshall
Kid Stuff Five by Frances Marshall

Kid Stuff Five is aimed at the school show magician, and was compiled with the help of many magicians actually working in this field. The ebook contains hundreds of pages, with dozens of tricks, routines, ideas, etc.

  • INTRODUCING MR. BINK
  • THE MAGIC ZOO
    • Construction of the Magic Zoo
    • Some Final Construction Notes
    • Selection of Tricks for Children
    • "I Understand You Do Children's Birthday Parties"
    • "I Need Someone to Help Me"
    • "OK Kids, Let's Quiet Down a Bit"
    • "It's All Right, Ronald, He Won't Bite You"
    • "And, How Much Do You Charge?"
    • "And In Conclusion - - "
  • ON SCHOOL SHOWS
  • BALLOON...
2019 / 10 / 13
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Wolfgang Riebe
Kids Party Magic by Wolfgang Riebe

Includes full access to the following videos (available via YouTube and as download from your digital shelf):

  • Wolfie's Kids Magic Part 1 and 2
  • Xmas Magic
  • Balloon Modeling
PLUS: Your own Cool Magic Tricks book with full print rights.

Kids Party Magic is a practical book of magic for children's magicians that contains entertaining and many original tricks that you can add to your show right away. Included are themed tricks around Easter and Christmas, as well as insights into the theory of performing for kids.

Are you looking for new comedy items and gags to perform with assistants?...

2016 / 10 / 22
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Greg McMahan
Kids Think It's Funny by Greg McMahan

Routines and ideas to add plenty of laughs and fun to any children's show.

Chapters include...

One Hundred Balloons an Hour, a technique developed over thirty years of making balloon animals. Using this technique, you can do about 100 balloons an hour and still keep everybody entertained... without them waiting in a line!

Balloonology Seminar, a balloon twisting class that also works very well as part of a birthday party show or other children's event.

In the Days of Yore revives the old Monkey Bar trick, known far and wide as a sucker gag, into the centerpiece of a storytelling...

2014 / 3 / 16
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Jim Kleefeld
Magic Around the World by Jim Kleefeld

This complete show is Jim's geography-themed program performed for libraries all over Ohio and is aimed at children. It uses several standard props, some commercial tricks no longer made, but which may be available on used lists, and a couple of original effects especially created. The goal in this show was to give audiences a wide range of surprising magic routines that each involved a separate country and culture. Jim deliberately chose old and new tricks, and intermixed them with old and new cultures to give some sense of current world situations as well as some historical perspective. ...

2006 / 9 / 29
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Robert Haas
Magic Enhancer 1: Kid Show Opener/Closer by Robert Haas

You get one kid show opener 53 seconds long and one kid show closer 19 seconds long. (Listen to the Kid Show Opener Demo.)

For an explanation track that allows you to listen to the main voice used in the Magic Enhancer tracks, please see our free ebook page under the Audio & Audio-Book heading.

2007 / 2 / 8
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Hugh Miller
Magic for Minors by Hugh Miller
  • Little Miss Muffett
  • Spot The Silks
  • Candy Cascade
  • Over The Rainbow
  • A Giant For Christmas
  • Miraculous Penetration
  • Five Interludes
  • Fancy That!
  • The Banger
  • Smarties
  • The Great Gold Robbery
  • Two Novel Silk Vanishes
  • Red And Green Rabbits
  • Animal Speller
  • Travelling Tube
  • The Magic Word
  • I'll Do It Again
  • Mysto
  • Paper Tearing
  • The Ribbon Egg
  • The Magic Poster
  • Turkish Delight
  • Fly-Over Silks
  • A Letter For The Conjuror
  • Matinee If Wet
  • Dis-A-Bell
  • Yogi Dresses Up
  • Tie Tactic
  • Growing Tassel
  • Growing Rope
  • The Presentation Of Magic For Minors

1st edition 1967, 87 pages; 1st digital edition...

2017 / 10 / 10
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Arnold Furst
Magic for Monsters by Arnold Furst

A classic of routines and advice for working with what some call "the little monsters" (children); now updated for the modern performer. Here's a book for all magicians; whether you specialize in giving kid shows or just want a few new routines that are time tested by this seasoned entertainer. The seventeen tricks are described in complete detail and with every word of patter, including several original comedy routines that offer the maximum in entertainment value and audience response with a minimum of preparation or investment.

The book stresses the psychology and presentation necessary...

2021 / 5 / 16
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John Palfreyman
Magic in a Game by John Palfreyman

From the Foreword by Ali Bongo:

So the telephone rings and the client says ... "Can you provide two hours entertainment?" ... "Of course!" ... you say, doing a quick bit of mental arithmetic to double your normal fee. Having confirmed the booking, you make a bee-line for the book-shelf to search for this book. Because this book ... plus a few bits and bobs ... will furnish the wherewithal for that extra hour of entertainment.

Think of the advantages! You need only do one show in an afternoon instead of two ... no mad dash when the first show runs late ... less packing ... less wear and tear on...

2018 / 2 / 21
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Marc Dibowski
Magic with a Christmas Theme by Marc Dibowski

In this ebook, Marc Dibowski, author of some bestselling books in Germany, shares ideas and effects for a magic act in the holiday season.

Add a touch of winter and Christmas to your kids show, stand-up, mental or close-up act. In addition to ideas on props, you will also find routines and ways to tailor your act for Christmas without high expenses, without lots of props, without laborious efforts.

The ebook is completed with information on Christmas characters, links to marketed effects including sources and information on Christmas traditions in different countries. You will use some...

2012 / 10 / 12
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Regardt Laubscher
Money Magnet Tips for Kids Parties by Regardt Laubscher

The evergreen market of children's parties will make you feel like a 'magician farmer.' You can harvest 12months of the year. In this ebook of practical money-making tips, I will share my closest guarded secrets I have never told anyone before. I have been making use of these secrets for almost 2 decades and they have truly been my 'Money Magnet' throughout the years. I will cover topics such as

  • Performance packages, Marketing, Invoicing, Designing, Financial planning, and many more.
  • This ebook is really a personal treasure of mine.
  • If you are serious about making money in the Children's...
2021 / 9 / 23
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Regardt Laubscher
One-Liners and Jokes for Kids Parties by Regardt Laubscher

Over 40 one-liners and jokes. Comedy should be used to enhance your magic, as you are not a comedian, but rather an entertainer. But by saying that; can you imagine any performance more entertaining than a comedy magician? I don't think so. This ebook will surely add value to your performance.

One-liners and jokes for:

  1. Arrival
  2. Sit down
  3. Warm-up
  4. Performance
  5. Goodbye

1st edition 2021, PDF 19 pages.

2021 / 8 / 1
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