Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Books about Magic for Kids

Todays book was interesting in that the subject matter is for kids in grades four and five, but the type was large and picture were plentiful, making it more of an easy chapter book.  This book will either be read quickly by the target audience, or it will be a find for kids in these grades who are still struggling with chapter books.  All in all, it was the magic that made this a book worth recommending.

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Title:       The Vanishing Coin

Author:  Kate Egan

Target:   Grades 3-5

Series:   Yes

What this book is about: 
Mike has problems concentrating at school.  As a result he is constantly in the principal’s office.  However, when he and his neighbor Nora happen upon a magic shop one day, Mike is enthralled with the tricks and finds that he actually might have a talent for magic.  He uses magic as a way to build his self esteem and even manages to “magic” his way out a tough situation with a school bully.

Why I love this book: 
This book was fine and read fairly quickly.  What made it stand out for me were the magic tricks.  The book actually includes directions for the tricks that Mike learns and kids can practice them at home.  I would have loved this as a kid!  All the tricks are easily reproducible and they don’t need special props.  They can be done with things you can find around the house.

Who this book is for: 
The type on the book is large and the pictures are plentiful so this book is good for kids who are older who are still struggling a bit with chapter books.  It is also a fun recreational read for kids who are interested in learning magic.

Final thoughts: 
I am so doing the Shape Shift trick on my kids.  Watch them be amazed!

To purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: The Vanishing Coin (Magic Shop)  Each purchase goes to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.

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