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This summer Sky Pony Press has announced the publication of three brand new kids? books! They have really great quality books and I always look forward to reading them with my girls. One in particular includes something a little special…one could say there is something up their sleeve.
Abracadabra! Fun Magic Tricks for Kids by Kristen Kelly, Ken Kelly, Colette Kelly is a must-read for all little aspiring magicians and magic-lovers! What little kid doesn’t enjoy magic! Eleven-year-old magician Kristen and her magician dad, Ken, reveal secret magic techniques with step-by-step photographs and demonstrate how you can perform tricks that look impossible but are very simple to master. You?ll see that you don?t have to be an adult to perform magic! It even includes links to see videos online. Listed for ages 7+ because you must be able to understand and perform the tricks highlighted in the book.
Choose from thirty of Kristen and Ken’s coolest tricks and learn how to:
- Make a pencil float in mid-air!
- Bend a key using your mind!
- Make a pile of items disappear!
- Eat a knife!
- And much more!
This is a thick hardback book! Each step is carefully told in detail with several full color photographs for each trick. Written specifically for children there is even information on the art of presentation which is almost as important as the trick itself! My 7.5 year old thinks this is a “super cool book.” She carefully reads each trick and happily performs for her 4 year old sister. A fabulous book to teach younger children how to perform their very own magic tricks!
Ming Goes to School by Deirdre Sullivan and illustrated by Maja L?fdahl is a picture book about the sweet story of a young girl who is starting school for the very first time. A book highlighting all the amazing things one does when they get to go to school. Such as meeting new friends and playing with glitter and building up the courage to try out the big slide. Warm illustrations accompany the story perfectly. Especially great for kids who are experiencing their first-day-of-school this fall.
Lilla’s Sunflowers by Colleen Rowan Kosinski is a picture book perfect for families where one parent is away for long periods of time or stationed away from home. Before Papa leaves for a trip that will take him far away, Lilla gives him a sunflower seed to take with him. She has her own seeds too and plants them and all year long watches as they grow. After he returns, she receives letters from families with photos of their loved ones pictured with sunflowers. She learns that her gift to her father brightened the dark days for many people? and that her one small seed continued spreading sunshine across the country! This story is beautiful as are the illustrations. An extremely heartwarming story.
I hope everyone is having a summer filled with stories and each of these can be added to your child’s own reading list.