Is it Science or Magic?

Anacostia Library

Is it Science or Magic?

Recommendations Inspired by Joe Romano's Fizz Boom Read Magic Show

Magician Joe Romano came to the library on Monday, June 30th and did an awesome magic show for us. I had such a great time that it made me want to learn more about how to do my own magic tricks, and the science behind some of them! Luckily, the library has lots of materials to help me on my journey to become a magician.

Magical ScienceMagical Science: Magic Tricks for Young Magicians by Eric Ladizinsky is full of magical science tricks, so if you were inspired by Joe's style, this might be a good place to start. Similarly, It's Not Magic, It's Science by Hope Buttittia includes tricks with a scientific bent. Martin Gardner's Smart Science Tricks offers even more ideas for illusions and experiments. Vicki Cobb is well-known for her books about science and experiments for younger readers, and she gets into the magical science fun, too, with Magic... naturally!Smart Science Tricks

I really enjoy learning about the science behind tricks - that's part of why I'm so excited about all the science activities in the library this summer, like GSK Science in the Summer in July. Want to learn more about science? Stop by the children's desk and we'll be happy to point your way to whatever you want to learn about!

-Ms. Sho, Children's Librarian