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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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Barry Mitchell
The ABC's of Children's Magic by Barry Mitchell

If your goal is to earn a living as a Children’s magician this recording is for you! It is true that anyone can "do" a trick, but not everyone can "perform" magic. Still fewer can earn their living from performing. This CD gives you the edge to make show business your business. Whether you’ve been performing for years or just beginning, a variety of subjects are covered that will inspire you toward more business and better networking.

  • Attitude of Gratitude
  • Be Yourself
  • Create Heroes
  • Dress sharp
  • Encourage Others
  • First, think of the customer
  • Giveaways
  • Higher performance fees
  • I is...
2008 / 2 / 12
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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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Bill Lainsbury
The Games Master by Bill Lainsbury

This little pamphlet is deceptively packed with information that can help you to increase your status as a children's entertainer, and increase your income. It helps to fill a gap in a branch of entertainment sadly neglected. Bill Lainsbury is a Games Master, and has been for many years. Because of this second string to his bow he has been able to work through summer and winter commanding good fees for a little outlay. In this manuscript he passes on hints and advice to enable you to start up yourself as a Games Master. Details of performance, age groups, kind of games to play, etc. are all...

2019 / 6 / 29
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Brian T. Lees
Safety Magic Show Primer by Brian T. Lees

A primer to help magicians get started with safety based magic, and shows.

  • Foundational Groundwork
  • Potential Markets
  • Sources for Material
  • Sample Routines
  • The Blend
  • Hand Out Materials
  • Wrapping it up

1st edition 2016, 18 pages.

2016 / 5 / 30
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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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Dave Arch
Oralgami: four strange stories by Dave Arch

A series of four visual ghost stories with a magical paper folding twist particularly suitable for grades K-6 where they want scary stories (but not too scary).

For each of the four stories you will get a PDF to print fold and glue, as well as a video where Dave is presenting the story. A separate video explains how the paper is to be folded, glued and presented.

1st edition 2018

2018 / 8 / 18
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Devin Knight
Puzzle Mania by Devin Knight

A brilliant routine which is perfect for children's shows. Both the magician and then the birthday child, manage to correctly guess which pieces have been removed from a completed tray puzzle.

Puzzle Mania is a new twist on the standard jigsaw puzzle effect. This version has been designed especially for kid shows. Yes, it is mind reading for kids and has been a proven winner in hundreds of kid shows. Every phase is logical and makes perfect sense. You can easily make this up using kid tray puzzles available in most all toy stores. This effect has previously only been shared in Devin's lectures,...

2013 / 12 / 10
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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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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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Devin Knight
The Secret Edge For Children's Entertainers by Devin Knight

The first book of its kind written exclusively for children's entertainers. If you are a children's entertainer, then this ebook could be one of the most important things you will ever read.

This is not just for magicians, but clowns, balloon artists, face painters, storytellers or anyone who entertains children. It's must-know information. The old saying, "What you don't know, won't hurt you," isn't true when it comes to this ebook. Not knowing this information can hurt your career and cause you to lose children's gig. This ebook tells you how to get an edge that will give you an 80% advantage...

2016 / 6 / 28
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Devin Knight
The Great Apple Heist by Devin Knight

A great trick for kid shows, especially at Halloween. Two kids take an equal turn at removing apples from a bowl. Yet one child ends up with 5 apples and the other 2 apples. Baffling to an audience. Magician directs from a distance.

These are some of the most unusual effects ever developed for a stand-up performer. Effects your audiences haven't seen before. These routines are based on an ancient close-up effect that has been revised so it can be seen on the largest stage or in someone's living room. You can work this under any conditions with no angle problems or special props. Routines...

2016 / 8 / 16
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Devin Knight
The Red Hot Coin Revealed by Devin Knight
"This is perhaps, the greatest 'come on', or 'bally stunt' the world has ever known." - Floyd Thayer
This is a sadly forgotten effect that was a big hit back in vaudeville, but overlooked by today's magicians. It has been used by Thurston, Blackstone Sr., U. F. Grant, Tommy Windsor and other great magicians. This is one of the funniest routines in magic and you don't have to be a comedian or comedy performer to pull it off. It always results in hilarious laughter.

The premise is simple; the performer invites a boy up and shows him a half-dollar. The performer says, "This is the one and only RED HOT COIN. After years...

2018 / 1 / 1
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Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant
The Milky Way by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant

An extremely rare and little-known U. F. Grant manuscript that is nearly impossible to find nowadays. Devin Knight has taken the original text, revised it and updated it with various annotations for today's performers. He explains and deals with issues that Grant failed to mention in the original release.

This e-book teaches you three great U. F. Grant tricks with a glass of milk! The methods are typical of Grant's thinking.

1-Here & There: A homing milk effect. Show a glass of real milk, cover it with a paper tube. Pour the milk back into a pitcher. When the tube is removed, the glass...

2016 / 7 / 19
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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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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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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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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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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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Gordon MacDonald
Tips on "Soft Soap" by Gordon MacDonald

Magicians who use the well-known Soft Soap effect will treasure this collection of more than twenty tricks, ideas, patter themes and presentations for use with this trick. Among the contributors are Milbourne Christopher, Hen Fetsch, Arnold Furst, Karrell Fox, Ken Allen and many others. Compiled by Gordon Macdonald.

  • Tips on Preparation
  • Tips on Introductions
  • Tips on Endings
  • Tips on Presentations
  • Tips on Combinations
  • Tips on Variations
  • Tips on Patter
  • Short Tips on General Presentation

PDF 25 pages

2016 / 1 / 5
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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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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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Gregg Webb
Super Session #14: The Return of the Ball and the Big Fat Wand by Gregg Webb

Gregg Webb teaches a routine for causing a ball to appear in his hand and vanish multiple times, using an oversize magic wand. The routine uses one ball, and a simple-to-make wand: this is a great family-oriented trick for children's shows.

1st edition 2021, PDF 4 pages hand lettered text with illustrations.

2021 / 6 / 4
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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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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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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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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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Jim Kleefeld
Today's Tools by Jim Kleefeld

With these instructions and the included artwork, you can quickly make up a fascinating magic trick to perform in children's shows about building, construction or tools. You show a folder with over 20 different tools and have a child choose just one to think of. The child never says the name of her tool out loud, but you will magically know which one she chose. Next you show seven cards that each have a picture of a toolbox. Each toolbox is filled with different tools. You set aside some toolboxes where the child sees her tool. Then you automatically know which tool the child has chosen. ...

2017 / 3 / 18
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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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L. C. Collier
Three Way Coloring Book Routine by L. C. Collier

Coloring books are one of the easiest tricks on the market to master. Due to this fact, you can concentrate on the presentation. You can do a six to seven minute routine with this wonderful item. This is a routine that can be chopped down to whatever time frame you need, simply by eliminating portions of it. The routine has mime, participation, animation and imagination, all the elements it takes to perform for children as young as three or as much as ten years old. The more energy you add to the presentation the better it will be received.

Don't do the old lame presentation everybody else...

2008 / 9 / 21
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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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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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Mark Leveridge
The Complete Magic Party by Mark Leveridge

Mark Leveridge's two classic works on entertaining children have been combined and totally updated in one ebook! It comes with over 70 color photo illustrations, 10 warm-up routines, over 40 games for all ages, and 20 magic routines.

The Complete Magic Party is a highly detailed ebook dealing with many aspects of entertaining children with games and magic. Based on Mark's previous best selling tomes The Magic Party Volumes 1 and 2, this new work provides children's entertainers with a huge amount of information based on his 30+ years experience of providing lively, marketable parties for...

2007 / 11 / 13
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