Not-So-Mixed-Up Magic Tricks

For the November meeting of the Yakety Yak Book Club, the children read Humphrey’s Mixed-Up Magic Trick by Betty Birney. At the meeting, they discussed their favorite parts of the story and then had a chance to learn some magic of their own! Amanda, with the help of teen volunteer Samay, taught the second- and third-graders two magic tricks.  They learned how to make a penny disappear, and how to make one coin turn into multiple coins!  

Interested in learning magic, too?  Here are some titles to get you started!








Amazing Magic Tricks: Apprentice Level

Amazing Magic Tricks: Beginner Level


My First Guide to Magic Tricks

My First Book of Magic Tricks


Magic Tricks from the Tree House: An Activity Companion to “Magic Tree House #50: Hurry up, Houdini!

Simple Sleight-of-Hand: Card and Coin Tricks for the Beginning Magician

Big Magic for Little Hands

-Amanda Winter, Youth Services Librarian

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