Often the first magic show a child will see will be held at the library. Promote an upcoming magic show with a storytime on magicians. For a craft project, make wizard hats: www.crayola.com/crafts/whirl–twirl-party-hats-craft/
Agee, Jon. MILO’S HAT TRICK. Milo the Magnificent has difficulty with his magic tricks.
Cate, Annette. THE MAGIC RABBIT. Ray the magician becomes separated from his bunny in the big city.
Christelow, Eileen. OLIVE AND THE MAGIC HAT. Olive and Otis play with their father’s top hat. Father thinks the hat is magic when he can hear it “talk.”
DePaola, Tomie. STREGA NONA’S MAGIC LESSONS. Big Anthony thinks only women can be stregas (witches), so he dresses up as a girl to learn some of Strega Nona’s magic.
Grossman, Bill. MY LITTLE SISTER ATE ONE HARE. Dressed as a magician, a little girl enjoys eating snakes and other critters, until she “urps” when she has to eat peas! A fun counting story.
Lester, Helen. THE WIZARD, THE FAIRY, AND THE MAGIC CHICKEN. Three boastful magicians try to outdo each other, but they need to work together to undo the trouble they have caused.
Meddaugh, Susan. CINDERELLA’S RAT. One of the rats that were turned into a coachman for Cinderella tells his side of the story.
Paul, Ruth. HEDGEHOG’S MAGIC TRICKS. Friends help out hedgehog when his magic show isn’t very magical.
Sperring, Mark. MAX AND THE WON’T GO TO BED SHOW. Max puts on a wild variety show, including magic, so he won’t have to go to bed.
Turkle, Brinton. DO NOT OPEN. A woman finds a magic bottle on the beach – should she open it?