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Topic: Entertainment Material for Kid and Family Shows Resource Thread
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Aug 12, 2012 09:43PM)
This thread contains different type of material for entertainment at kid and family events. Some material may be outdated, but there is still a good chance it can be sold used.


[b][i]MAGIC FOR KID SHOWS:[/i][/b]
50 Little Magic Movies (DVD) - David Ginn
202 Questions That Are Hard to Answer (Book) Steve Taylor and David Ginn
Big Laughs for Little People (Book) – Samuel Patrick Smith
Birthday Magicians Handbook (Book) – Dave Fiscus
Bish Bash Bosh (DVD) - Magic Dave
Bringing Home the Laughs (Book) – David Ginn
Building A Better Mouse Trap (Book & CD) - Barry Mitchell
Chair Suspension (Downloadable) - Kyle Peron
Children's Entertainer Guidebook (Book) - Stephen Ablett
Children Laugh Louder (book & DVD) – David Ginn
Children's Magic - The Herbert Way! (DVD) - Terry Herbert
Close-up A-Ginn (Book) – David Ginn
Close-Up For Kids (DVD) - Bill Abbott
Close Up Magic for Children (DVD) - Ethan & Russell Leeds, Jeremy Le Poidevin
Colorful Magic (Book) – David Ginn
Comedy Card on Back (Book) David Ginn
Comedy Cut and Restored Neckerchief (Book) – David Ginn
Comedy Linking Rings (Book) – David Ginn
Comedy Magic For Pre Schoolers (DVD) - David Ginn
Cool Magic for Cool Kids (DVD) - Norm Barnhart
Comedy Magic Textbook (Book) – David Roper
Comedy Warm-Ups (Book) – David Ginn
Creative KidTalk (Book) - Sammy Smith, Steve Taylor, and David Ginn
David Ginn Live Lecture 1978 (DVD) – David Ginn
Doing Magic for Youngsters (Book) – Bert Easley
Encyclopedia of Children's Magic (Book) - Ian Adair
Hats, Rabbits & Swords (DVD) – David Ginn
If Ever A Wiz There Was (Book) - Keith Fields
Keep Them Laughing (DVD) - Gary Dunn
Kid-Ability (DVD) - Jimbo
Kid Show Basics (DVD) - Carroll Baker
Kids think it's funny (Book) - Greg McMahan
Kiddin' Around (DVD) - Chris Capehart
Kiddin With Kids (DVD) - Amato
Kidshow Rockstar (DVD & Lecture Notes) - The Great Zucchini
King Of Custard (DVD) - Paul Megram
Komedy Kid-Show Klinic Live! (DVD) – David Ginn
Live KidBiz 1 (DVD) – David Ginn
Live KidBiz 2 (DVD) – David Ginn
Live KidBiz 3/4 (DVD) – David Ginn
Live KidBiz 5/6 (DVD) – David Ginn
Make Your Own Magic (DVD) - David Tomkins
Making the Birthday Dough! (DVD) - Ken Scott
Making the Birthday Dough 2! (DVD) - Ken Scott
Magic 80 Teach In (DVD) - David Ginn
Magic for Older Children (DVD) - Pat Fallon
Magic For Under 5's (DVD) - Terry Herbert
Magic Ingredient & Kidology (DVD) - Samuel Patrick Smith
Magic Without Mayhem (DVD) - Tim Shoesmith
Packs Small Plays Big Kid Show (DVD) - Dan Harlan
Party Performance (DVD) - Tim Sonefelt
Partytime (DVD) - Magic Dave
Perform Like A Pro (DVD-R) Quentin Reynolds
Professional Childrens Magic For Children (DVD) - Tony Clark
Professional Magic for Children (Book) – David Ginn
No Fail Kids Magic (DVD) - Sean Taylor Volumes 1-3
Read to Achieve Magic Show (DVD) - Tommy Jones
Seriously Silly (Book & DVD) - David Kaye
Sure-Fire Kidshow Magic (DVD) - David Ginn
The Color-Filled Kidshow (DVD) David Ginn
The Magic of Thinking Creatively (DVD) - Barry Mitchell
The Party Magic (DVD) - Mark Leveridge
The Snake Can Book (Book) – David Ginn

[b][i]MARKETING MATERIAL:[/i][/b]
Blue and Gold (Book and Downloable) - Kyle Peron
Booked Beyond Belief (DVD) – David Ginn
Confidential Day Care Booking Manuel (Book) – Samuel Patrick Smith
Dominate Your School Market Power Toolkit (Downloadable) – Tim Piccirillo
How to Create, Market, and Present Motivational School Assembly Programs for Big Profits (Downloadable) – Chris Egelston
How to Make a Six Figure Income Doing Kid Shows (Notes with CD) – Ken Scott
How to Make $25,000 Doing Birthday Parties Part-Time (DVD) - Jack Turk
I Love To Read (Downloadable) - Dave Dee
Komedy Kidshow Konversations (3 CDs) - Ginn, Smith & Taylor
Magic… A Tricky Business (Book) - Steve Varro
Magic of Christmas Show (Downloadable) – John Kaplan
Mind Your Own Business (Book) - Steve Varro
Secrets Of A Millionaire Magician (Book) – Randy Charach
Stage Fright: The THRILL-usion Show (Downloadable) – John Kaplan
The Amazing day Care System (Downloadable) – Tim Adams
The Birthday Party Business (Book) - Bruce Fife, Hal Diamond, Steve Kissell, Robin Vogel, Mary Lostak, Bob Conrad, and Mama Clown
The Daycare Magician Book (Book) - Tom Boleware
The Magician’s Guide To Working Preschools (Book) – Tom Boleware
The Only 3 Ways To Book Your Show (Book) – David Ginn
The Ultimate School Show Assembly Program (Downloadable) – Dave Dee

[b][i]GAMES:[/i][/b]
Games Ability (DVD) – Jimbo

[b][i]EDUCATIONAL MAGIC FOR SCHOOLS:[/i][/b]
David Ginn’s Invisible Message (DVD) – David Ginn
It's About Time / Magic In Black & White (DVD) – David Ginn
Safety Magic for Children (Book) – Karl Wagner
Using Magic To Fight Drug Abuse (VHS) – Duane Laflin

[b][i]HOLIDAY MAGIC:[/i][/b]
A Tony Christmas Magic Show (DVD) – Tony Chris
Christmas Magic Workshop (Book) – David Ginn
Make It Magic Christmas (Music CD) – David Ginn
Make It Spooky (Music CD) – David Ginn

[b][i]GOSPEL MAGIC:[/i][/b]
12 Gospel Magic Tricks Vol 1 (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks Vol 2 (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks With A Change Bag (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks With A Joy Box (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks With A Silk (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks With A Thumb Tip (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks With Alpha and Number Cards (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks With Gadgets & Gizmos (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks With Money (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks With Paper Sacks & Newspaper (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks With Pen & Paper (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks With Rope (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks You Can Make (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Impromptu Gospel Tricks (Book) – Del Wilson
13 Spiritual Object Lessons Vol. 1 (DVD) Michael T.
13 Spiritual Object Lessons Vol. 2 (DVD) Michael T.
Anatomy of a Gospel Magic Show (Book) – Duane Laflin
Art Of Gospel Magic (3 DVD Set) - Duane Laflin
Conjuring for the Church (Book) J. B. Maxwell, Ph.D., D.D.
Excellent Gospel Magic (DVD) – Duane Laflin
God’s Message in My Magic (Book) – David Ginn
Good News Visualized (Book) - Glenn C. Tompkins
Gospel Magic 101 (Book) – Steve Varro
Gospel Magic As I Use It (Book) - Steve Varro
Gospel Magic at Your Thumb Tips (DVD) - David Mitchell
Gospel Magic in a Third World Country (Book) - Steve Varro
Gospel Magic Up Close & Personal (Book) - Chuck Hendrix
Gospel Magic Vol. 1 (DVD) - Dave Mitchell
Gospel Magicians Digest (Book) - Edward F. Jarvis II, PH.D.
From Tricks To Truth (Book) - Doug Wathen
Magic of the Gospel (Book) - Rev. Bob Sparks
Make It Gospel (CD) - Arthur and Leslie Stead
Putting Yourself in God’s Hands (Lecture Note) – David Ginn
See the Trick… Hear the Truth (DVD) – Duane Laflin
Still More Conjuring for the Church (Book) - J. B. Maxwell, Ph.D., D.D.
Still More Magical Object Lessons (Book) - J. B. Maxwell, Ph.D., D.D.
The Art of Gospel Magic (Book) - Art Zachman
The Magic of Choices (Lecture Note & DVD) – David Ginn
Walk Around Magic for Kids (DVD) - Michael T

[b][i]PUPPETRY AND VENTRILOQUISM:[/i][/b]
Advanced Ventriloquism (DVD) – Mark Wade
Comedy Writing for Kidshows (Book) – Mark Wade
Confession of a Kidshow Performer (Book) – Mark Wade
Kidshow Ventriloquism (Book) – Mark Wade
Successful Ventriloquism (DVD) – Mark Wade
Talk to the Hand (DVD) - Kimmo
The Art of The Kidshow (DVD) – Mark Wade
The Magic of Puppets (DVD) - Colin Dymond, Jeremy Le Poidevin
Woof Woof: the Big Dawg (DVD) – David Ginn

[b][i]CLOWN MATERIAL:[/i][/b]
Clown Jokes and Walk Around Gags (Book) – Ron Burgess
Clown Magic (Book) – David Ginn
Clown Style Magic (Book) Duane Laflin
Creative Clowning (Book) - Bruce Fife et al

[b][i]MENTALISM FOR KID SHOWS:[/i][/b]
Performing Mentalism For Young Minds (Book) - Paul Romhany
Message: Posted by: Howie Diddot (Aug 12, 2012 10:14PM)
Are we voting on the most helpful trick?

:dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:
Message: Posted by: garydunn (Aug 13, 2012 03:59AM)
You missed "Let's Get Visual" by Steve Petra out of the Puppets Section... Possibly the best DVD for puppets users of all levels out there!
Message: Posted by: Majake314 (Aug 13, 2012 05:17AM)
And the lucky winner of all this material is,,,,,,, MEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks dynamike, you really didint have too! But I suppose I will take it any way.

If You can send it to me in less than an hour, that would be great...
Message: Posted by: gman (Aug 13, 2012 06:11AM)
Add to the magic for kid shows "The Route to Routining" by Jim Kleefield. As a matter of fact all of Jim's Products are good! Especially if you are putting a Library Show together.
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Aug 14, 2012 09:11AM)
Zero to Booked Solid in 30 Days! (Downloadable) - James Munton
How to Teach a Birthday Magic Class (DVD) - James Munton
Open Sesame (Book) - Eric C. Lewis and Wilfred Tyler
Playing With Magic (Book) - Wilfred Tyler
Laughter All The Way (Book) - Ron Bishop
Children's Parties a Specialty (Book) - Peter D'Arcy
The Land of Make Believe (Book) - Fred Barton
Specialised Children's Entertainment (Book) - Eric Sharp
Specialised Patter and Funny Routines (Book) - Eric Sharp
Kid Stuff (6 Book Volumes) - Frances Marshall
Message: Posted by: Quentin (Aug 16, 2012 04:52AM)
When you lift a post from another forum, it is common practice to reference its origin. Here is what I posted to Dynamike's long list on the GENII forum:

"That's quite a list. Thank you for putting it together.

I would add my own Five Minutes With a Pocket Handkerchief DVD and my KidShow Course which includes seven complete forty minute shows all performed in front of live audiences, plus marketing material, currently available from Practical Magic.

Some books to add to the list are:

Open Sesame by Eric C. Lewis and Wilfred Tyler
Playing With Magic by Wilfred Tyler (difficult to find)
Laughter All The way by Ron Bishop which contains one of the best glove puppet routines ever published.
Children's Parties a Speciality by Peter D'Arcy which contains two full shows and some great routines.
The Land of Make Believe by Fred Barton
Specialised Children's Entertainment by Eric Sharp
Specialised Patter and Funny Routines by Eric Sharp
Kid Stuff by Frances Marshall - all six volumes. Volume Six was my favourite."

I'll now also add the following books:
Entertaining the Modern Child and Competitions for Children by Clown Bertram
Conjuring For Children by Eric P Wilson which is to be found in the Bert Easley book reprint
Magic For Minors published by Harry Stanley and later by Supreme Magic
Ventriloquism From A to Z by Douglas Craggs, - exceptionally good.
Television Puppet Magic by Ian Adair
World Of Children's Magic by John Breeds and Jeremy le Poidevin, available from Practical Magic.
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Oct 1, 2012 09:39PM)
Kidshow Konnivery (DVD) - Dan Garrett
Message: Posted by: TrickyRicky (Jan 21, 2013 01:30PM)
Quentin list is the best for anyone looking to become a children's entertainer.
How do I know? I once owned them all, especially the Eric Sharp books.
Tricky Ricky
Message: Posted by: RSteele (Feb 3, 2013 08:17PM)
More great info
Message: Posted by: evilash43 (Mar 30, 2013 04:23PM)
This is great! Thanks for the list, Dynamike.

I'm currently knee deep in David Kaye's Seriously Silly book. Have numerous David Ginn lecture notes and booklets and several of Samuel Patrick Smith's books and pamphlets. I've found his DayCare/Preschool show book incredibly helpful, even though I don't plan on trying to work that circuit, but it still has lots if info that could be slightly modified to be helpful for Bday Party shows and booking/marketing.

I have Chris Capehart's DVD on order and have been told that its a goldmine. Also considering the Kidshow Rockstar DVD. Is that really worth a purchase?


I recently got Birthday Party Manua from Tommy James and have really enjoyed it thus far (though the sound quality on the performance DVD is a but wonky).


So yeah, great resource list. I'm really trying to read as many books, pamphlets, lecture notes etc and buy and watch as many quality DVDs as I can so I can be as informed and prepared as possible before I take thus plunge!!!

So this just gives me even MORE material that it looks like I need to catch up on.

If one were to choose the most entertaining AND informative 5-10 books/notes/DVDs from Mike's list. (That aren't ones I e already mentioned that I have), what would they be?

Thanks all! And especially Mike for the great list!
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Apr 29, 2013 10:15PM)
Update:

MAGIC FOR KID SHOWS:
50 Little Magic Movies (DVD) - David Ginn
202 Questions That Are Hard to Answer (Book) Steve Taylor and David Ginn
Big Laughs for Little People (Book) – Samuel Patrick Smith
Birthday Magicians Handbook (Book) – Dave Fiscus
Bish Bash Bosh (DVD) - Magic Dave
Bringing Home the Laughs (Book) – David Ginn
Building A Better Mouse Trap (Book & CD) - Barry Mitchell
Chair Suspension (Downloadable) - Kyle Peron
Children's Entertainer Guidebook (Book) - Stephen Ablett
Children Laugh Louder (book & DVD) – David Ginn
Children's Magic - The Herbert Way! (DVD) - Terry Herbert
Children's Parties a Specialty (Book) - Peter D'Arcy
Close-up A-Ginn (Book) – David Ginn
Close-Up For Kids (DVD) - Bill Abbott
Close Up Magic for Children (DVD) - Ethan & Russell Leeds, Jeremy Le Poidevin
Colorful Magic (Book) – David Ginn
Comedy Card on Back (Book) David Ginn
Comedy Cut and Restored Neckerchief (Book) – David Ginn
Comedy Linking Rings (Book) – David Ginn
Comedy Magic For Pre Schoolers (DVD) - David Ginn
Cool Magic for Cool Kids (DVD) - Norm Barnhart
Comedy Magic Textbook (Book) – David Roper
Comedy Warm-Ups (Book) – David Ginn
Conjuring For Children (Book) - Eric P Wilson
Creative KidTalk (Book) - Sammy Smith, Steve Taylor, and David Ginn
David Ginn Live Lecture 1978 (DVD) – David Ginn
Doing Magic for Youngsters (Book) – Bert Easley
Encyclopedia of Children's Magic (Book) - Ian Adair
Entertaining the Modern Child and Competitions for Children (Book) - Clown Bertram
Hats, Rabbits & Swords (DVD) – David Ginn
If Ever A Wiz There Was (Book) - Keith Fields
Keep Them Laughing (DVD) - Gary Dunn
Kid-Ability (DVD) - Jimbo
Kid Show Basics (DVD) - Carroll Baker
Kid Stuff (6 Book Volumes) - Frances Marshall
Kids think it's funny (Book) - Greg McMahan
Kiddin' Around (DVD) - Chris Capehart
Kiddin With Kids (DVD) - Amato
Kidshow Konnivery (DVD) - Dan Garrett
Kidshow Rockstar (DVD & Lecture Notes) - The Great Zucchini
King Of Custard (DVD) - Paul Megram
Komedy Kid-Show Klinic Live! (DVD) – David Ginn
Laughter All The Way (Book) - Ron Bishop
Live KidBiz 1 (DVD) – David Ginn
Live KidBiz 2 (DVD) – David Ginn
Live KidBiz 3/4 (DVD) – David Ginn
Live KidBiz 5/6 (DVD) – David Ginn
Make Your Own Magic (DVD) - David Tomkins
Making the Birthday Dough! (DVD) - Ken Scott
Making the Birthday Dough 2! (DVD) - Ken Scott
Magic 80 Teach In (DVD) - David Ginn
Magic For Minors (Book) - Harry Stanley
Magic for Older Children (DVD) - Pat Fallon
Magic For Under 5's (DVD) - Terry Herbert
Magic Ingredient & Kidology (DVD) - Samuel Patrick Smith
Magic Without Mayhem (DVD) - Tim Shoesmith
No Fail Kids Magic (DVD) - Sean Taylor Volumes 1-3
Open Sesame (Book) - Eric C. Lewis and Wilfred Tyler
Packs Small Plays Big Kid Show (DVD) - Dan Harlan
Party Performance (DVD) - Tim Sonefelt
Partytime (DVD) - Magic Dave
Perform Like A Pro (DVD-R) Quentin Reynolds
Playing With Magic (Book) - Wilfred Tyler
Professional Childrens Magic For Children (DVD) - Tony Clark
Professional Magic for Children (Book) – David Ginn
Read to Achieve Magic Show (DVD) - Tommy Jones
Seriously Silly (Book & DVD) - David Kaye
Specialised Children's Entertainment (Book) - Eric Sharp
Specialised Patter and Funny Routines (Book) - Eric Sharp
Sure-Fire Kidshow Magic (DVD) - David Ginn
The Color-Filled Kidshow (DVD) David Ginn
The Land of Make Believe (Book) - Fred Barton
The Magic of Thinking Creatively (DVD) - Barry Mitchell
The Party Magic (DVD) - Mark Leveridge
The Route to Routining (Ebook on CD) - Jim Kleefield
The Snake Can Book (Book) – David Ginn
World Of Children's Magic (Book) - John Breeds and Jeremy le Poidevin

MARKETING MATERIAL:
Blue and Gold (Book and Downloable) - Kyle Peron
Booked Beyond Belief (DVD) – David Ginn
Confidential Day Care Booking Manuel (Book) – Samuel Patrick Smith
Dominate Your School Market Power Toolkit (Downloadable) – Tim Piccirillo
How to Create, Market, and Present Motivational School Assembly Programs for Big Profits (Downloadable) – Chris Egelston
How to Make a Six Figure Income Doing Kid Shows (Notes with CD) – Ken Scott
How to Make $25,000 Doing Birthday Parties Part-Time (DVD) - Jack Turk
How to Teach a Birthday Magic Class (DVD) - James Munton
I Love To Read (Downloadable) - Dave Dee
Komedy Kidshow Konversations (3 CDs) - Ginn, Smith & Taylor
Magic… A Tricky Business (Book) - Steve Varro
Magic of Christmas Show (Downloadable) – John Kaplan
Mind Your Own Business (Book) - Steve Varro
Secrets Of A Millionaire Magician (Book) – Randy Charach
Stage Fright: The THRILL-usion Show (Downloadable) – John Kaplan
The Amazing day Care System (Downloadable) – Tim Adams
The Birthday Party Business (Book) - Bruce Fife, Hal Diamond, Steve Kissell, Robin Vogel, Mary Lostak, Bob Conrad, and Mama Clown
The Daycare Magician Book (Book) - Tom Boleware
The Magician’s Guide To Working Preschools (Book) – Tom Boleware
The Only 3 Ways To Book Your Show (Book) – David Ginn
The Ultimate School Show Assembly Program (Downloadable) – Dave Dee
Zero to Booked Solid in 30 Days! (Downloadable) - James Munton

GAMES:
Games Ability (DVD) – Jimbo

EDUCATIONAL MAGIC FOR SCHOOLS:
David Ginn’s Invisible Message (DVD) – David Ginn
It's About Time / Magic In Black & White (DVD) – David Ginn
Safety Magic for Children (Book) – Karl Wagner
Using Magic To Fight Drug Abuse (VHS) – Duane Laflin

HOLIDAY MAGIC:
A Tony Christmas Magic Show (DVD) – Tony Chris
Christmas Magic Workshop (Book) – David Ginn
Make It Magic Christmas (Music CD) – David Ginn
Make It Spooky (Music CD) – David Ginn

GOSPEL MAGIC:
12 Gospel Magic Tricks Vol 1 (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks Vol 2 (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks With A Change Bag (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks With A Joy Box (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks With A Silk (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks With A Thumb Tip (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks With Alpha and Number Cards (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks With Gadgets & Gizmos (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks With Money (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks With Paper Sacks & Newspaper (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks With Pen & Paper (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks With Rope (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Gospel Magic Tricks You Can Make (Book) – Del Wilson
12 Impromptu Gospel Tricks (Book) – Del Wilson
13 Spiritual Object Lessons Vol. 1 (DVD) Michael T.
13 Spiritual Object Lessons Vol. 2 (DVD) Michael T.
Anatomy of a Gospel Magic Show (Book) – Duane Laflin
Art Of Gospel Magic (3 DVD Set) - Duane Laflin
Conjuring for the Church (Book) J. B. Maxwell, Ph.D., D.D.
Excellent Gospel Magic (DVD) – Duane Laflin
God’s Message in My Magic (Book) – David Ginn
Good News Visualized (Book) - Glenn C. Tompkins
Gospel Magic 101 (Book) – Steve Varro
Gospel Magic As I Use It (Book) - Steve Varro
Gospel Magic at Your Thumb Tips (DVD) - David Mitchell
Gospel Magic in a Third World Country (Book) - Steve Varro
Gospel Magic Up Close & Personal (Book) - Chuck Hendrix
Gospel Magic Vol. 1 (DVD) - Dave Mitchell
Gospel Magicians Digest (Book) - Edward F. Jarvis II, PH.D.
From Tricks To Truth (Book) - Doug Wathen
Magic of the Gospel (Book) - Rev. Bob Sparks
Make It Gospel (CD) - Arthur and Leslie Stead
Putting Yourself in God’s Hands (Lecture Note) – David Ginn
See the Trick… Hear the Truth (DVD) – Duane Laflin
Still More Conjuring for the Church (Book) - J. B. Maxwell, Ph.D., D.D.
Still More Magical Object Lessons (Book) - J. B. Maxwell, Ph.D., D.D.
The Art of Gospel Magic (Book) - Art Zachman
The Magic of Choices (Lecture Note & DVD) – David Ginn
Walk Around Magic for Kids (DVD) - Michael T

PUPPETRY AND VENTRILOQUISM:
Advanced Ventriloquism (DVD) – Mark Wade
Comedy Writing for Kidshows (Book) – Mark Wade
Confession of a Kidshow Performer (Book) – Mark Wade
Kidshow Ventriloquism (Book) – Mark Wade
Let's Get Visual (DVD) - Steve Petra
Successful Ventriloquism (DVD) – Mark Wade
Talk to the Hand (DVD) - Kimmo
Television Puppet Magic (Book) - Ian Adair
The Art of The Kidshow (DVD) – Mark Wade
The Magic of Puppets (DVD) - Colin Dymond, Jeremy Le Poidevin
Woof Woof: the Big Dawg (DVD) – David Ginn
Ventriloquism From A to Z (Book) - Douglas Craggs

CLOWN MATERIAL:
Clown Jokes and Walk Around Gags (Book) – Ron Burgess
Clown Magic (Book) – David Ginn
Clown Style Magic (Book) Duane Laflin
Creative Clowning (Book) - Bruce Fife et al

MENTALISM FOR KID SHOWS:
Performing Mentalism For Young Minds (Book) - Paul Romhany
Message: Posted by: Donald Dunphy (Apr 30, 2013 11:42AM)
[quote]
On 2013-04-29 23:15, Dynamike wrote:

HOLIDAY MAGIC:
A Tony Christmas Magic Show (DVD) – Tony Chris
Christmas Magic Workshop (Book) – David Ginn
Make It Magic Christmas (Music CD) – David Ginn
Make It Spooky (Music CD) – David Ginn

[/quote]

Make It Magic Christmas (Music CD) and Make It Spooky (Music CD) are both by Arthur Stead, not David Ginn. :)

Also, Tony Chris has a new Easter Magic Show for Kids DVD, as well as his Christmas Magic Show DVD. So, that is another item to consider adding to this category.

- Donald
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Apr 30, 2013 01:11PM)
My bad. I will correct it in the next update.
Message: Posted by: John Breeds (May 4, 2013 12:16PM)
Any chance I could blow my own trumpet and add:

[b]How to Create Children's Magic and Triple your Income[/b] by John Breeds

John
Message: Posted by: jcrabtree2007 (Jun 20, 2013 11:57AM)
The Art of Presenting Magic to Children by Danny Orleans. Silly Billy, he is genius. Quentin Reynolds has some excellent DVD's out there as well.
Message: Posted by: Vefvef Palyaco (Aug 9, 2013 07:23PM)
Waw.. This is a great archive that will take a long time to collect :) Thank you very much for sharing...
Message: Posted by: milesart (Sep 12, 2013 01:37AM)
From all the DVD's, books, Silly Billy's DVD influenced me the most.
Message: Posted by: magic4children (Dec 31, 2013 05:12AM)
There is a new Kids and family magic course out which is pretty comprehensive. Julian has developed 4 free videos that outline the course content to give you an idea of whether it is for you or not. Worth a look if even for the free content.

http://www.magic4children.co.uk/julian
Message: Posted by: Steve Petra (Jan 5, 2014 07:42PM)
A NEW addition to my intruction DVD family - The LECTURE VIDEO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqF26VI2bPk

TONS OF CONTENT and IDEAS YOU WILL USE!
Two Puppet Rope Tricks
-One Handed Knot
-Double Sneeze Knot
Integrating Magic with Puppets
Puppet in a Box
Facts to Fun Principle
USe Your History
Puppet Modifications
Destructive Anxiety
Link the Audience
Using the Whole Stage
Applying the Rule of 3
30 page Lecture Notes PDF
Message: Posted by: thekidsmagician (Jan 8, 2014 04:29AM)
To add a few more in the mix, I have a couple of training programmes available:

- "Become a Children's Entertainer" - aimed at the complete beginner.
- Wizard School (magic class) training - ideal for school holidays
- Maths & Magic Workshop (aimed at students aged 9-11)

(And all of these programmes include me speaking with an authentic English accent!) :)

Details can be found online at http://www.entertainertrainer.co.uk/

Kind regards,
Mike
Message: Posted by: MT (Feb 6, 2014 12:17AM)
My favs are Silly Billy, Chris Capehart, Great Zucchinni, Oscar Munoz, and Terry Herbert
Message: Posted by: thekidsmagician (Mar 24, 2014 12:04PM)
[quote]
On Jan 8, 2014, thekidsmagician wrote:
To add a few more in the mix, I have a couple of training programmes available:

- "Become a Children's Entertainer" - aimed at the complete beginner.
- Wizard School (magic class) training - ideal for school holidays
- Maths & Magic Workshop (aimed at students aged 9-11)

(And all of these programmes include me speaking with an authentic English accent!) :)

Details can be found online at http://www.entertainertrainer.co.uk/
[/quote]

Just an update that my Wizard School and Maths & Magic Workshop training are no longer available to purchase.
My training for complete beginners is now available to view online. There are also a few free resources to download/listen to.
Details etc. from http://www.entertainertrainer.co.uk/

- Mike
Message: Posted by: sirbrad (Jul 27, 2014 05:07PM)
Great list thanks!
Message: Posted by: TonyB2009 (Oct 2, 2014 06:41PM)
Since everyone is blowing their own trumpet, let me add:
Teach Yourself Magic (Hodder & Staughton)
A Pocketful of Magic http://www.tonybaloney.eu/upload/A%20pocketful%20of%20magic.pdf
Message: Posted by: Oliver Ross (Oct 10, 2014 06:44PM)
Wow !!! What a list Dynamike !!! Thank you for this treasure chest !

I suggest to add aswell the Tommy James DVDs :

- Birthday Party Mania One
- Birthday Party Mania Two
- Birthday Party Mania Three
- Read to Achieve Magic Show
- Halloween Safety Magic Show
- Hands Up to Reading

Thank you very much again.



Oliver.
Message: Posted by: kidshowvent (Feb 12, 2015 05:45AM)
Coming soon..."Kidshow Ventriloquism Encore" by Mark Wade. Full color book coverto cover and over 100 pages! Release time should be this spring!
Message: Posted by: Tukaram (Feb 22, 2015 03:55AM)
[quote]On Jun 20, 2013, jcrabtree2007 wrote:
..... Silly Billy, he is genius...... [/quote]

Yeah, so I happen to have the Seriously Silly DVD in my laptop at the moment - I really need to get the book! But I am looking at the crazy red pants, the giant yellow glasses, and Silly Billy is sucking on a baby bottle...genius ha ha.

Ok, seriously, this stuff is gold, man :)
Message: Posted by: MrJay (Mar 2, 2015 01:22PM)
Adding my 3 cents, Patrick Page Funny Business for Kids Shows
Message: Posted by: MrJay (Mar 2, 2015 01:28PM)
Elgregoe presents You've Got The Power- Great Zuchinni Live-Jolly Roger, Merry Mayhem-Will Roya and Joan DuKore Magic Tricks R4 Kids-David Ginn- Comedy Magic for preschool,
Message: Posted by: Daniel Ulzen (Mar 9, 2015 12:46AM)
KIDabra produced five DVDs:

"KIDshow Superstars Volume 1 Terry Herbert"
"The KIDabra Live Library Session"
"The Live KIDabra Birthday Party Session"
"The Live KIDabra Holiday Session"
"Halloween Magic - Things Go Magical in The Night"

http://www.kidabra.org/#!kidabra-dvds/c3km
Message: Posted by: Skip Way (Mar 17, 2015 09:01AM)
You've overlooked:

Paths to Enchantment (Book) - Malcolm Yaffe
Scripting Magic (Book) - Pete McCabe
Let Me Tell You a Story (Book) - Barry Mitchell
The Magic of Thinking Creatively (Book) - Barry Mitchell
Build a Better Mousetrap (Book) - Barry Mitchell
Maximum Entertainment (Book) - Ken Weber
Trevor Lewis Uncut (Book) - Trevor Lewis & Phil Willmarth
Kid Control - Julian Franklin
If Ever a Wiz There Was (Book) - Keith Fields
Entertaining Education (Book) - Doug Scheer
The Daycare Magician Book (Book) - Tom Boleware
Teaching by Magic (Book) - Brian Daniel
Performing Mentalism for Young Minds (Book) - Paul Romhany
The Art of Presenting Magic to Children (DVD) - Danny Orleans
The Art of Presenting Magic to Teenagers (DVD) - Danny Orleans

Skip
Message: Posted by: Jolly Roger (Apr 20, 2015 09:48PM)
[quote]On Mar 2, 2015, MrJay wrote:
Elgregoe presents You've Got The Power- Great Zuchinni Live-Jolly Roger, Merry Mayhem-Will Roya and Joan DuKore Magic Tricks R4 Kids-David Ginn- Comedy Magic for preschool, [/quote]

Yes indeed. I could highly recommend Jolly Roger's "Merry Mayhem and Magic" DVD!!! You can find how to order it if you scroll down on this link: http://comicmagician.com/page_childrens_products.html You can also check out a video on there which shows you a few clips of what is on the DVD.
:cheering: JR
Message: Posted by: Paul Cummings (Sep 9, 2015 08:24PM)
I see a few are blowing their own trumpet so why not even a new kid on the block. If you are looking for downloadable handouts to put your details on I have a magic trick brochure and certificates. They come in Adobe Illustrator and are easy to edit for your favourite printer. I get thousands printed very cheaply and delivered to my door. Kids and parents love them. See them at www.handoutmagic.com
Hope this is helpful. I developed them cos I needed such items and could not find relevant ones otherwise. They are based on many public domain tricks. Cheers,Paul
Message: Posted by: Bill Scott (Sep 10, 2015 02:38PM)
Paul,

Sent you a PM.

Bill (Scott) Berkey
Message: Posted by: MrKen (Sep 29, 2017 10:41AM)
This a great collection indeed.
Message: Posted by: Daniel Ulzen (Dec 15, 2017 02:21AM)
MAGIC FOR KID SHOWS:

A Lesson in Magic! (book) - Bob Hargraves
Balloons on the Mailbox (book) - Greg McMahan
Big Feats for "Little Feets" (book) - RIZ the Magician (Dave Risley)
Birthday Party (DVD) - B.J. Hickman
Bring on the Kids (book) - Walt Hudson
Chain Reaction (DVD) - Samuel Patrick Smith
Crash Course on Kid Shows (book) - David Ginn
Do The Stuff That`s You! (book) - Chris Carey
Entertaining Children with Wonder-Filled Magic (book) - Logan Pritchett
It΄s Not What You Do But How You Do It! (book) - Don, the Clown Sminkey
"It`s Not What You Do...!" A Recipe for Painless Children`s Parties Part Two (book) - Jon Tremaine
Happy Magic (book) - Duane Laflin
Kid-Show Showmanship (book) - Bruce Postgate
Kids Magic my Way (book) - Edwin the Magician (Edwin Hooper)
Komedy Kid Shows (book) - Val Andrews
Partly Unpublished (book) - David Ginn
Practical Magic for Entertainers (book) - Duane Laflin
Routined Entertainment for Childen (book) - David Cockings
Still More Party Pieces (book) - Trevor Lewis
School Show Presentation Volume One (book/audio tape) - David Ginn
School Show Presentation Volume Two/Three (book/audio tape) - David Ginn
The B.J. Hickman Magic Show (DVD) - B.J. Hickman
The Bobo Magic Show (book) - J. B. Bobo
The Complete School Assembly Tour Book (book) - David James White II and Mitzi
The Fun Approach to Childrens Parties (book) - John "Mr. Fun" Cooper
The Kid Stuff of Louis Bertol (book) - Lewis Bertol

EDUCATIONAL MAGIC FOR SCHOOLS:

Book Magic! (DVD) - Mark Daniel
Comedy, Magic and Education (book) - Bill Ragsdale
Drugs, Strangers and Other Dangers (book) - Ron Conley
Magic Around the World (book) - Bill Ragsdale
The Magic of Books (book) - Bob Hargraves
The Magic of Reading (DVD) - B.J. Hickman
The Magical Say No Show (DVD) - Ron Conley
Too Hot To Handle! (book) - Howard M. Munding
Using Magic in Child Safety Presentations (book) - Christopher A. Manos
Using Magic in Drug and Alcohol Prevention Presentations (book) - Christopher A. Manos
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Dec 15, 2017 06:17PM)
Book/video:

How You Can Do a Successful Magic AND Comedy Kids Show (book/video) - Brian Keith Voiles

Book:

Kiddie Patter AND little feats (book) - Samuel Patrick Smith
Message: Posted by: kleefeld (Jun 9, 2018 04:13PM)
Just finished a great new book by UK Kidshow Pro John Breeds - Lotz of Magic For Kidz. This is a tome! Dozens of funny routines, great new ideas, lots of material in both trick methods and routining. Tons of advice from a top entertainer who really knows what he is talking about. There are lots of instructions for making some very cool props if you are into that sort of thing, but better yet, a lot of great tidbits of advice on how to make magic funny and how to treat children. I'm giving it my highest recommendation. With Lotz of Magic for Kidz, Paths to Enchantment, Seriously Silly and my own Kidshow Matters, you can carve out a career for yourself.
Message: Posted by: John Breeds (Jun 11, 2018 02:42PM)
Thank you for your kind words Jim. So glad you liked my new book.
More details on my web www.johnbreeds.com
John
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Message: Posted by: John Breeds (Jun 12, 2018 02:16AM)
I forgot to include the Contents in previous post:
http://www.johnbreeds.com/pdfs/lomfk_fm.pdf
John
Message: Posted by: John Breeds (Jul 26, 2018 08:31AM)
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You have to be careful while going through this new book by John Breeds' LOTZ of MAGIC for KIDZ. I mean, there you'll be, happily reading another clever and hilarious bit of routining for another brilliant and easy-to-build kid show prop when John will sneak in some of the most practical advice on kid show performance I've ever read. Take the following gem tucked quietly away in "The Great Escape," John's fresh take on the Ropes through Body magic plot: "Actually, I do not call up [the third onstage helper] until near the end, as it's not good theatre to have someone up front during the period when they are not taking part in the action."

Similarly, in the "Mains Buzzer Opener" sequence, he hides this clever piece of advice: "This sequence of combined mime, prop gag and bits of business involving individuals watching adds up to a powerful attention-getter. It also shows you getting on with what you've been booked to do – entertain – rather than plaintively and increasingly desperately shouting at the top of your voice for quiet."

Both routines are great. Both methods are diabolical. Two statements I can make for every entry in these pages. But it's the little, seemingly insignificant thoughts that I encourage you, the reader, to pay close attention to as you peruse what follows. While mere sentences tucked meekly away in the prose, they hold in them a lifetime's worth of children's entertainment experience. John Breeds clearly knows his stuff, and he's packed this book full of ingenious pieces of advice, all there for you to discover in this inspirational scavenger hunt.

I can tell John knows his stuff when examining every ounce of entertainment he extracts from each prop in a given effect. I urge you to not let a single one of these routines pass by without careful consideration of how he mines each moment for maximum laughs and reactions from young audiences. Look at this instance in his "Hickory Dickory Dock" routine: "At this moment you are bent over the Cheese Cupboard, when you cause Hickory to bob up and down, and hit you on the nose."

The mouse cut-out could simply pop into view, receiving joyous Look, Don't See cries from the children, but John takes it further, adding an even bigger laugh with the hit-on-the-nose bit. Once again … the routine is great. The method is diabolical. I'll even add that the DIY aspect is meticulously described and actually achievable. But amidst all this inspiration, don't overlook the countless bits of business and verbal playfulness he adds to every prop; let those instances inspire your own routines and performances as well.

I know you'll be thrilled with the magic, comedy, and information in LOTZ of MAGIC for KIDZ. You're about to take a trip into one of the greatest minds in the kid show magic business!
© Chris Barnes
California, USA
Message: Posted by: John Breeds (Jul 26, 2018 05:08PM)
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Children's magic can be a tricky business, in more than just the literal sense. For performers, finding new material that is tried, tested and practical can be a difficult and expensive task, often resulting in a whole heap of disappointment and a cupboard full of unused props. If you have ever experienced this frustration, this book is for you!

Like many in the industry, I became acquainted with John Breeds' work via his seminal first book: 'How to Create Kids' Magic and Triple Your Income'. It was a real game changer and nothing less than a blueprint for success in children's entertainment. Here was a working pro passing on the lessons learned from 35 years 'on the front lines' working for real audiences and dealing with the pitfalls and problems we all encounter on a daily basis.

In this eagerly awaited sequel, John shifts focus to original routines, gags and bits of business for your show. For professional children's entertainers, this is an absolute gold mine. No pipe dreams here, just practical, workable material from John's massive performing repertoire, with a liberal helping of advice and amusing anecdotes thrown in for good measure!

Those who love to make their own magic props will be thrilled at what's on offer. It's fair to say that in a few cases there is 'some assembly required', but fear not! With the help of John's step-by-step instructions and easy to follow illustrations, even those lacking in DIY skills should have no problem putting any of these routines together. You will also learn new skills and techniques along the way that will open up fresh possibilities and help you customise and create your own magic!

I suppose it is customary at this point in the foreword to single out one particular routine that is 'worth the price of the book', but on this occasion I am truly spoilt for choice. For younger audiences, 'Hickory Dickory Dock' is all the fun of Run Rabbit Run and Farmyard Frolics rolled into one logical and hilarious new routine. At the other end of the spectrum, Pro Epic is a clever re-think of a classic prop that will play equally well with both children and adults.

The fact is, any one of more than 30 different tricks, gags, stunts, gizmos and routines in these pages more than justifies its modest price tag. So sit back, put your feet up and dig in. Then get out there and knock 'em dead.

© John Kimmons, UK July 2018
Message: Posted by: Al Kazam the Magic Man (Aug 28, 2018 08:45AM)
I couldn't have said it any better than the two pros above.

I have both of John's books and they are absolutely fantastic. Do yourself a favour and get them. If you're a pro already you'll find a lot of new ways of looking at things and improving your show. If you're a beginner you could put your whole career in motion with the very solid and professional routines, ways of entertaining, how to really make kids laugh without asking them to scream and shout. Highly recommended.

Al Kazam