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Magic is in the Air…and in the Library!

Today the entire MS screened an exciting documentary about teen magicians called Make Believe.  This film follows several young teens from around the world as prepare to perform at The World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas.

In our library we have lots of books about performing magic tricks, the math & science behind magic, the lives of famous magicians and, of course, great fiction to read for fun.  (You can search the library catalog for a complete listing of our books on magic & magicians.)  Stop by and borrow one today!

Performing Magic Tricks

  • Complete Course in Magic by Mark Wilson
  • Joshua Jay’s Amazing Book of Cards by Joshua Jay
  • Magic: The Complete Course by Joshua Jay
  • Magic Handbook: Card Tricks by Joe Fullman
  • Magic Handbook: Coin & Rope Tricks by Joe Fullman
  • Magic Handbook: Mind Tricks by Joe Fullman
  • The Royal Road to Card Magic by Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue

Magic in Math & Science

  • Magical Mathematics: the Mathematical Ideas that Animate Great Magic Tricks by Persi Diaconis & Ron Graham
  • Science Magic: Tricks & Puzzles by Martin Gardner
  • Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about our Everyday Deceptions by Sephen L. Macknik & Susana Martinez-onde
  • The Science of Harry Potter: How Magic Really Works by Roger Highfield

Magician Biographies

  • Escape! : The Story of the great Houdini by Sid Fleischman
  • Harry Houdini : escape artist and master magician by Zachary Kent 
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer, the magician of West 86th Street by Paul Kresh
  • The Last Greatest Magician in the World: Howard Thurston Versus Houdini & The Battles of the American Wizards by Jim Steinmeyer

Magic in Fiction

  • The book without words : a fable of medieval magic by Avi
  • Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold
  • The Magician and the Cardsharp by Karl Johnson
  • The Magician of Lublin by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • and many, many more!

Last but not least, if you missed the Make Believe screening, you can watch the trailer here.  Enjoy!