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Best Magic Trick Books You Should Read

Looking for the best Magic Trick books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Depression & Other Magic Tricks (Button Poetry) (2017)

Best Magic Trick Books You Should ReadDepression & Other Magic Tricks is the debut book by Sabrina Benaim, one of the most-viewed performance poets of all time, whose poem “Explaining My Depression to My Mother” has become a cultural phenomenon with over 50,000,000 views. Depression & Other Magic Tricks explores themes of mental health, love, and family. It is a documentation of struggle and triumph, a celebration of daily life and of living. Andrea Gibson, author of Take Me With You writes “I read this book on a day I couldn’t get out of bed and it made me feel like I had a friend in the world…Simply put, this book disappears…
Author(s): Sabrina Benaim

2. Grandpa Magic: 116 Easy Tricks, Amazing Brainteasers, and Simple Stunts to Wow the Grandkids (2018)

Best Magic Trick Books You Should ReadGuaranteed to make grandparenting even more fun, Grandpa Magic is sure to entertain—and crack up—the grandkids. From the old pull-a-quarter-from-behind-a-kid’'s-ear trick and “removing your thumb” to card tricks, stunts for the dinner table, and verbal puzzles that surprise and delight, there’s something for everyone. Step-by-step illustrations make them easy to learn.   …
Author(s): Zola Kronzek, Allan

3. Self-Working Card Tricks (Dover Magic Books) (1976)

Best Magic Trick Books You Should ReadWhat is a self-working card trick? A trick that does not depend upon legerdemain or special abilities on the part of the magician, but a trick that works automatically because of the mathematics inherent in the card deck itself. Long practice and supernormal dexterity are not needed to perform these tricks, yet they are often among the most entertaining and most spectacular of all card tricks.Some of these sure-fire tricks are simple, a good place to begin. Others were specially adapted from professional routines and are here presented for the first time for amateurs. Almost all of these tricks can be worked…
Author(s): Karl Fulves

4. Modern Coin Magic: 116 Coin Sleights and 236 Coin Tricks (1982)

Best Magic Trick Books You Should ReadWhen party guests request a few tricks, be prepared. Ask for a coin, and perform some of the tricks in this book. Because you will not have been aided by special stage apparatus, the results will be all the more astonishing. As tricks with coins are so readily improvised, they are among the most impressive forms of legerdemain.This book is the most complete treatise ever written on sleight-of-hand coin conjuring. Celebrated magician J. B. Bobo has gathered here the best and most useful of all coin tricks — not only his own, but those of some four…
Author(s): J. B. Bobo

5. Kids’ Magic Secrets: Simple Magic Tricks & Why They Work (2003)

Best Magic Trick Books You Should ReadUsing everyday items found in most homes, aspiring young magicians can dazzle friends and family with this best-selling kid’s guide to performing magic tricks. With the help of this book, young magicians can magically make things appear and disappear, make rubber bands seem to go through fingers, and make ghostly names appear on water tumblers. There are eight fun categories of magic ranging from All Wet to Amazingly Mysterious. Of course, there’s Pick-A-Card–Any Card! Each activity includes step- by- step directions complete with hundreds of…
Author(s): Loris Bree, Marlin Bree

6. Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children (Become a Magician) (1989)

Best Magic Trick Books You Should ReadChildren love card tricks, and with this book by an expert in magic and card conjuring, youngsters will be able to master a host of tricks especially designed for them.Tricks are arranged in order of difficulty, with the simplest at the beginning of the book. Clearly written, easy-to-follow instructions and over 60 helpful diagrams take aspiring magicians through each step — from preparing and manipulating the cards to developing a line of patter (a necessary ingredient for any successful performance).Newcomers to the art of performing card tricks need no special skills — just a willingness to practice — to…
Author(s): Karl Fulves

7. 101 Clever Card Tricks (2016)

Best Magic Trick Books You Should ReadThis simple step-by-step guide makes magic easy no matter what your age. Use ‘Brain power’ tricks that use mathematics and exercise your memory skills to perform mind-reading stunts. Inventive tricks using mobile phones will delight more experienced magicians looking for something new. #53,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #60 in Card Games (Books) #24 in Magic Tricks #15 in Magic & Illusion Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Cara Frost-Sharratt

8. Magic Tricks from the Tree House: A Fun Companion to Magic Tree House #50: Hurry Up, Houdini! (Magic Tree House (R)) (2013)

Best Magic Trick Books You Should ReadIt’s a book of magic tricks perfect for chapter book readers! When Jack and Annie went back in time to meet Houdini, they learned that the most famous magician of all time didn’t use real magic at all. It was a trick! Now they’ve tracked down all the best, most fun, most tricky magic tricks and put them together in one book. With simple instructions, easy-to-follow diagrams, and tips from Jack and Annie,  Magic Tricks from the Tree House is tailor-made to teach kids how to wow friends and family in their very own magic shows. Includes facts about famous magicians and famous tricks.Did you…
Author(s): Mary Pope Osborne , Natalie Pope Boyce, et al.

9. Joshua Jay’s Amazing Book of Cards: Tricks, Shuffles, Stunts & Hustles Plus Bets You Can’t Lose (2010)

Best Magic Trick Books You Should ReadFinally, here’s how to do all those showy tricks and flourishes that card players are dying to know: how to send a deck cascading from one hand to the other. How to snap open two flawless fans. How to cut a deck with one hand. Choose four aces seemingly at random. Flick a card accurately across the room.The clearest, easiest-to-follow book of step-by-step directions, The Amazing Book of Cards will show anyone how to do 52 amazing things with a deck of cards. Written by Joshua Jay, the award-winning close-up magician and card-obsessed author of Magic: The Complete Course, The Amazing Book of Cards combines…
Author(s): Joshua Jay

10. Everyday Magic for Kids: 30 Amazing Magic Tricks That You Can Do Anywhere (2018)

Best Magic Trick Books You Should ReadPerfect the art of magic with simple every day objects and tips from professional magician Justin Flom.Using every day objects, daring magician Justin Flom (434K Facebook followers and 153K subscribers on YouTube) will teach kids all they need to know to perform 30 amazing and how-did-you-do-that magic tricks at the turn of a hat. Featuring step-by-step instructions and illustrations, Everyday Magic for Kids will give budding magicians all the tips they need in order to wow their friends and family, whether at home, at school, or on the go. Tricks will vary from card tricks to tricks with coins and other small objects to tricks…
Author(s): Justin Flom

11. Magic: The Complete Course (2008)

Best Magic Trick Books You Should ReadMagic is everywhere, from the big spectacle celebrity of David Copperfield and Siegfried and Roy to the quirky Penn and Teller to the spooky David Blaine and Criss Angel to the endless material on YouTube. But until now, learning it has never been easy―that’s all about to change with Magic, a book that does for close-up magic what How to Grill does for barbecue. Written by charismatic young magician Joshua Jay, Magic combines expertise, photographs, and step-by-step directions showing how to perform 100 tricks. Joshua Jay took home the top prize at the World Magic Seminar (the Olympics of…
Author(s): Joshua Jay

12. Humphrey’s Mixed-Up Magic Trick (Humphrey’s Tiny Tales) (2016)

Best Magic Trick Books You Should ReadThe kids in Room 26 are talking about jobs they want to have when they grow up. Golden-Miranda wants to be a magician and, even more exciting, she wants Humphrey to be her assistant when she shows the class some tricks. But when one of her tricks is in trouble, can Humphrey’s quick thinking (and scampering) fix it in time? With sweet illustrations and an easy reading level, Humphrey’s Tiny Tales are great-great-great for emerging readers. #274,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #6384 in Children’s Activity Books (Books) #808 in Children’s…
Author(s): Betty G. Birney, Priscilla Burris

Best Magic Trick Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some magic trick books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Exactly What to Say: The Magic Words for Influence and Impact

Author(s): Phil M Jones
Publisher: Box of Tricks, Year: 2017, Size: 798 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1714815

Depression & Other Magic Tricks

Author(s): Sabrina Benaim
Publisher: Button Poetry, Year: 2017, Size: 759 Kb, Download: azw3
ID: 2216970

Kids' Magic Secrets. Simple Magic Tricks & Why They Work

Author(s): Loris Bree,Marlin Bree
Publisher: Independent Publishers Group;Marlor Press, Year: 2014, Size: 6 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1342030

How to Develop Story Tension: 13 Techniques Plus the Five Minute Magic Trick Guaranteed to Keep Your Readers Turning Pages

Author(s): Amy Deardon
Publisher: Taegais Publishing, LLC, Year: 2014, Size: 169 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1380044

Easy-to-Do Magic Tricks for Children

Author(s): Karl Fulves
Publisher: INscribe Digital;Dover Publications, Year: 2012, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1346107

Mental Magic. Surefire Tricks to Amaze Your Friends

Author(s): Martin Gardner,Jeff Sinclair
Publisher: INscribe Digital;Dover Publications, Year: 2012, Size: 6 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1346226

Easy Magic Tricks

Author(s): Joseph Leeming
Publisher: INscribe Digital;Dover Publications, Year: 2012, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1346895

Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children

Author(s): Karl Fulves
Publisher: INscribe Digital;Dover Publications, Year: 2012, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1347598

The Magic Square: Tricking Your Way to Mental Superpowers

Author(s): Lewis Smile
Publisher: , Year: 2012, Size: 963 Kb, Download: azw3
ID: 1359006

Magical mathematics : the mathematical ideas that animate great magic tricks

Author(s): Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham, Martin Gardner
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Year: 2012, Size: 9 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1427246

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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