Reddit reviews: The best children performing arts books

We found 341 Reddit comments discussing the best children performing arts books. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 127 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

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u/7notone · 1 pointr/Magic

Not in any particular order, but any of these would be perfect for your young 10 year old aspiring student of magic! None of these will break your bank! :

The Magic Digest by George B. Anderson I picked up a used copy of this book 5 years ago for around 2 dollars. In my opinion, you should acquire a copy for your son for cheap before the prices go up! Don't worry about getting a pristine/good copy, my copy is in "acceptable" condition, but that doesn't take away from the secrets and advice it holds. It's an old book, but it's excellent! It is filled with solid advice for magicians of any age and very solid magic all throughout. It still falls into the realm of a "beginners" book, but I'm definitely not a beginner in magic but was still blown away by its content! Most of the tricks are self working, some use very basic sleight of hand that is also expertly taught in this work. This is truly a book I wish I could have had earlier on in my study! I simply can't recommend this enough!

Big Magic for Little Hands: 25 Outstanding Illusions for Young Magicians by Joshua Jay Despite his young age, the author Joshua Jay is without a doubt one of the most knowledgeable and thoughtful students of magic that I've encountered over the years. This book is a fantastic example of why I have this opinion about him! I picked this up a year ago for one of my co-workers kids that loved watching some of the magic I do. I was humbled to have my co-worker tell me that because of me and some of the tricks I taught his father, that she too wanted to learn magic. I was so humbled that I wanted to do her father and her a solid and get them both a quality magic book that was suitable for a 7 year old. I got wind of this and ordered it. After reading half the book over the weekend before handing it to her father the following Monday, I was so inspired and blown away by the content in here that I ordered a copy for myself to study also. The magic and advice in here is that solid and it I don't care if it's targeted at young magicians! I still learned from it! Fantastic!

Magic: The Complete Course by Joshua Jay There is a nice mix of basic sleight of hand and self working tricks in this big book for an outstanding price! The magic taught in here is top notch and this book encompasses many, many areas of magic! Heck, they even tip a way for an aspiring magician to make something like an Invisible Deck, which is considered by many top professionals to be one of the best "special decks", with a common household item. I've tried it myself and it works beautifully in a pinch! This book even comes with a DVD to accompany some of the amazing content in this work!

The Magic Handbook by Peter Eldin This holds a special place in my heart! I believe it was 1988 when my grandmother gifted me this very book when she thought I was "outgrowing" my Fischer Price magic set. This book is outstanding and it's easy to tell that Peter Eldin has a deep love and respect for magic as an artform. There is only a few basic sleights in here, but don't let that scare you or your son. I was 5 when I started learning a lot of this stuff and thanks to the clear illustrations and text, I had very little trouble learning basic card handling from this as well as ways to conceal a coin. One of the highlights for me in this was a very unique handling of a classic coin trick known as "The Miser's Dream". Your son will have the ability to seemingly and continuously produce coins out of thin air and get this...without sleight of hand technique....This version is still a "go to" for me...Need I say more? :D


Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic This book truly lives up to what the title promises. I would be hard pressed to find a more comprehensive course in magic for 15 bucks! Sponge Balls, Cards, Coins, Mental Magic, Stage Illusions that can be made at home, solid advice from a legend, information that I haven't found elsewhere, among other things! This book will keep both and your son busy for a long, long time! Self Working tricks, basic sleights and tricks to accompany them, great methods, inspirational food thought. I simply wouldn't feel right not recommend this to anyone who loves magic!


Karl Fulves "Self Working" Series: All of these are dirt cheap and worth any students time and study regardless of age or experience! Collect them all or simply pick a subject that your son favors! This series encompasses mental magic as well as magic with cards, coins, numbers, paper, rope, handkerchiefs, and household objects! Any one of these will serve your son well.


Scarne on Card Tricks and Scarne's Magic Tricks I would recommend getting both of these together. There are hundreds upon hundreds of quality tricks from some of magic's legends including: Paul Rossini, Dai Vernon and Harry Blackstone to name a few! All these tricks were re-worked by those magicians with the help of John Scarne to eliminate most or all sleight of hand while not sacrificing the clarity of effect! These two books are classics for a reason! Highly recommended!

Lots of recommendations here for sure and yes these are all books, but I'll even recommend a fantastic and entertaining DVD for you and your son!

Amazing Magic and Mentalism Anyone Can Do by Jay Sankey 39 stellar tricks that are as fun to learn as they are to perform. Very basic sleight of hand tricks and even some self working ones taught by one of my favorite teachers, Jay Sankey!

TL;DR: Just click on the links provided. Hope you like what you see! :)

u/curlycue · 6 pointsr/LosAngeles

Aight girl-

Foreign Cuisine-
How to Eataly - Oscar Farinetti - We made the most AMAZING brisket meatballs and a super simple yet completely delicious red sauce out of this book
Around My French Table - Dorie Greenspan - Where the Cornish hens and gougeres came from.
Real Korean Cooking - Maangchi - Korean Fried Chicken. We've made them twice now because they're so good and can't wait to do more.
Mexican Everyday - Rick Bayless - Learned how to make perfect guac from this book and so far we've made these v tasty chorizo/mushroom/potato tacos. The recipe is SO cheap and SO voluminous that we had it as a taco filling, a quesadilla filling, and we're making a hash with it for brunch this morning.
Every Grain of Rice - Fuchsia Dunlop - We haven't tried anything out of here yet but there are sooooo many good-looking recipes in here.
Entice with Spice - Shubhra Ramineni - Likewise, haven't made anything out of here yet but looking forward to trying it all out soon.
Jack's Wife Freda - Dean & Maya Jankelowitz - This is actually a book from a restaurant that my fiance and I LOVED when we last visited NYC. It's got a lot of fusion recipes. Mediterranean/Israeli/South African/etc. Really unique flavors and also v comfort-food based. We're making rosewater waffles out of this book tomorrow!

Rose's Baking Basics - Rose Levy Barenbaum - This book is incredible. She has tons and tons of step-by-step photos which is SUPER helpful. We made the dark chocolate caramel tart out of this book, but pretty much everything in here looks amazing.
Modern Baking - Donna Hay - I mean... There is some INSANELY decadent looking stuff in here. We haven't tried any of these recipes yet but I can't wait to!

Cook Like a Pro - Ina Garten - It was really hard to pick just one Ina book but I liked most of the recipes in this one. She has this ridic recipe for a dijon mustard chicken that is INCREDIBLE. Also, this bitch knows how to cook some veggies. Big fan of this one.
The Food Lab - /u/j_kenji_lopez-alt - I just love this guy, tbh. We've made a really fantastic beef tenderloin out of this book and an incredible red wine sauce to go with it and of course, his famous roasted potatoes which are now my holy grail recipe for roasted potatoes. This book is like a science textbook only instead of boring stuff it's FOOD science, which is my favorite kind.

Those were all the ones we purchased ourselves (though technically Eataly was a gift BUT we love it and plan to use it often.) We have other cookbooks in our stable that we've received as gifts, which is what resulted in my fiance and I deciding we wanted to embark on this journey. We kept being given cookbooks and never doing anything with them. But man, do people love it when you send them pics of stuff you cooked out of a book they gave you. If people give you cookbooks, use them!! It will make their day to see it's being used. Here's what else is on our cookbook shelf-

The Forest Feast Gatherings - Erin Gleeson - This is a vegetarian book my fiance's mom gave us a few years ago for Christmas. We have a bunch of veggie friends (and friends with a lot of different allergies) so we turn to this book to have a few things that are edible by all of them when we have them over, as we often do. This book has a really delicious salad that has pomegranate seeds, pear, and hazelnut that is out of this world good. I also got my HG salad dressing from this book.
The Salad Bowl - Nicola Graimes - Another gift from my fiance's mom. Is she trying to tell us something?? Honestly haven't looked much into this book yet but it sure is pretty.
The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook - Dinah Bucholz - This was a gift from the assistant in my office. Everyone in my office knows me as the Harry Potter girl because I have a lightning bolt tattoo, haha. We haven't made anything out of this yet, but we probably will have some sort of epic feast with recipes from this book when GoT starts back up later this year.
Talk About Good - Louisiana Lafayette Junior League - My boss gave this to my fiance and I as part of an engagement gift. My fiance went to school in New Orleans. It's primarily New Orleansian/Cajun food. Haven't made anything out of it yet, but we are looking forward to it.

And that's what's on our cookbook shelf for now.

edit also omg thanks for the gold!! <3

u/Freyja_Dragon · 4 pointsr/harrypotter

Hi Pendred!

Your idea is quite thoughtful, and man are there alot of elements to your plan!

While reading your post I wondered if this might work for the scavenger hunt:

Have seven professors write the letters for the hunt. (Dumbledore, McGonagal, Snape, Flitwick, Sprout, Firenze, and Lupin. There;s other professors that would work too, but these are just my personal top seven.)

Maybe have each item being found for each letter, be one of the Horcruxes. You could get a cool old gold thing for the Hufflepuff, a wicked ring, a diadem that your lady could actually wear, a black diary, etc. (Goodwill & other thrift stores are your friend,)

Personally, as a fan of the series since childhood, I always wanted to go on a horcrux hunting quest. That might be a fun thing for your lady too!

SNACKS! Great idea. There is an unofficial Harry Potter Cook Book to help you with that. Homemade butter bear is amazing!

Also what do you think about the theme park in Orlando?
Many Potter fans are dying to visit there, who knows maybe it would be a cool place to go?

Oh and I have one last idea. Based on the list you made, I see a format that might fit your event.

  1. Scavenger hunt
  2. Wizarding World Dinner!
  3. Super Awesome Proposal Time.

    Good luck with your planning!
    I took interest in your post, because its can be fun to plan such nerdy, personal surprises for your loved one. For example, I recently did a Mars/Constellations space theme thing for my boyfriend. Totally worth the effort! ^_^

u/themermaidlady · 3 pointsr/Oct2019BabyBumps

My 14 month old twins LOVE to read. Some of our favorite books include:

The Dreamers series by Emily Winfield Martin. All of her books are amazing. The art is beautiful and there’s whimsy to her stories. There are two more books outside of this set I linked and they enjoy them both.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is very well liked by them, although it’s not my favorite. They love the bright colors and the fun attitude. It was one of the first ones I read to them when they were newborns (with the big paper back size) because the colors and shapes were bold.

Mama Loves You So is a short and sweet story. I love the illustrations and my girls love it too.

Wish is especially great for those who have struggled with infertility or loss. And even if you haven’t, it’s a lovely story. Warning: I still cry every time I read it to them.

Every Little Thing for you Bob Marley fans

Take Heart My Child is a sweet book for those of you who are sentimental. They don’t always love to sit still for it now, but it’s great for newborns.

And in general, they LOVE the books you can interact with and touch a feel like the dog/animal books with different furs. They like this Monster book that has a bunch of textures. They like this Dont Touch the Button book that is fun and interactive. They love flip the flap books, especially ones with animals and they helped them learn the sounds very easily. They also like the little puppet books.

u/-shrug- · 3 pointsr/Ex_Foster

John Lennon was raised by his aunt and uncle, because they felt his mother wasn't capable of it. One of his younger half-sisters was adopted at birth by a Norwegian couple and he never met her, the other two were brought up by his mother and their dad until she died and they were sent to another aunt. His song "Mother" is about his parents not raising him.

I read a lot of Young Adult books, so here's some:

  • Finley and the Foster Brother teenage romance, main character goes into care when her mother is hospitalized. Like most YA romance, you have to like the genre :)
  • Anne of Green Gables for any kids today who don't know it!
  • Ballet Shoes is an old UK book about three girls who have been adopted into the same family, and go to ballet school (if old stuff counts, there's quite a lot of British stuff set around world war II, like "The war that saved my life" and "Goodnight Mr Tom")
  • The Great Gilly Hopkins, now a 2016 movie with a great cast, a 12yo girl who wants out of foster care
  • Dicey's Song, the 2nd book in a series. In the first book, Dicey (a teenage girl) managed to get herself and her siblings to their grandmother's home after their mother disappears ("Homecoming"). This book is about the experience of settling in. It's part of a whole series, the Tillerman Cycle, that covers people in and around the family for years. Great books. My favorite is The Runner, book 4, but that's nothing to do with foster care.

    I haven't read these but heard strong recommendations:

  • Returnable Girl, a 13 year old girl in foster care. This won a bunch of awards, but seems pretty predictable
  • The Last Chance Texaco, I've seen it recommended as a solid story about a kid in a group home

    not quite what you asked for, but a few from the perspective of kids with foster siblings:

  • Kinda Like Brothers, a kids book about a 12 year old boy and his foster siblings.
  • The trouble with Donovan Croft, a boy and his new foster brother, in England.

    And some movies, besides Anne of Green Gables and The Great Gilly Hopkins above

  • December Boys is a movie about four boys in a (1950's Australia) group home that I feel like is mostly famous for having Daniel Radcliffe in it.
  • And here's a list of movies recommended by foster alumni. I had totally forgotten that the kid in Free Willy was in foster care!

    edit to add: Far From the Tree, an adopted teenage girl learns about her siblings, one adopted and one not.
u/TheHarpyEagle · 2 pointsr/stevenuniverse

You could always catch up on the comics. There's 8 issues in the original series, which you can buy in two volumes here and here (or, you know, read elsewhere). There's also a newer series that currently has one issue out, and another series will be starting in April.

I also recommend checking out the Guide if you haven't yet. There's not really anything new in it, but it's pretty cute.

If you've missed any of the shorts, here are all of them as far as I can remember:

u/acrimonia · 2 pointsr/pics

Yeah man, these crappy movie posters definitely make me not want to see those movies.

I had a similar experience with books. Judging these books by their cover you can definitely tell which book is good or not.
For example, check out this crappy book.
Just a green page with white font. Not even a cool green like army green, but like an 80's neon green. I cant imagine anyone who isn't absolutely in love with ugly neon green to like this book. Good thing i didn't waste my time.

And this book!
I see where they're going with the minimalistic two flower thing, but I don't like it. Am I supposed to believe this book is about flowers? haha, I guess its not the covers fault, I don't want to read books about flowers.

But then again there's this book.
How lazy were the cover artists? The title of the book is not even on the front cover!! I had to read the spine of the book to be able to know what I'm reading. The cover art is nothing but leather and gold lining in diamond shapes. Wow.

You can definitely tell the quality of the book by judging its cover.
I mean check out this badboy. You can tell this book is gonna be a thrillride because not only is the man on the cover holding a gun, but he has a mustache too!! Not to mention the badass in the back with the katana, and the hot chick to the right. I had to order this book right away so I can get busy reading it!

This book also has an amazing cover. I mean the authors name is splattered three times across the cover! This is so you know who wrote it, and that hes three times cooler than you could ever be. Gotta check this book out next, right?

And finally this book, which is IMHO the best book cover around. If the book is only about half as good as the cover, it should be the read of year! maybe even the century!!! I love how the dark characters blend in with the dark background, and we can see the moon in the clouds. How mystical.

Yes, judging books by their covers has only served me well, and I am glad you are doing the same with movies.

*Edited for spelling.

u/p_iynx · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

For little kids, books like Goodnight Moon, The Velveteen Rabbit, Mama Do You Love Me?, the Corduroy Bear Series, the Beatrix Potter books (Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Tom Kitten, The Tale of Mr. Tod, etc) are all amazing. Also The Poky Little Puppy, The Original Winnie the Pooh books, and Paddington Bear are all great.

Magic Tree House is a good series for 5/6+.

Get an anthology of Grimm's Fairy Tales for ages 8+. Percy Jackson and the Olympians books are good to introduce Greek Myths to kids. As they get older, a Shakespeare anthology for children, like this one can be really awesome as well. My aunt got books like these for me to introduce me to classic literature as I grew up.

Hope this helps!

u/Cbrantford · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Here's a few that my almost 4 year old girl loves these days:

Sector 7 - Kind of like a beginners sci-fi picture book

Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present - A simple little tale, beautifully told about a girl and a rabbit (Maurice Sendak illustrated)

Paddle to the Sea - Little boy carves a canoe and sends it off to the sea. This book follows its journey along the Great Lakes to the sea. Also a great NFB short film.

When Louis Armstrong taught me Scat - Cute story for music lovers.

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble - A young donkey finds a stone that grants wishes.

Click clack moo - Cows find a typewriter and start making demands on the farmer. Kind of an introduction to collective bargaining.

u/WardAgainstNewbs · 2 pointsr/Astronomy

I'd recently made a similar post elsewhere, so I'll go ahead and copy that below. In addition to that, another thing my four year old and I have done is to make a scale-distance solar system on the sidewalk using chalk. Look up the distances of planets in AU, draw the Sun, and then get walking--one large step = one AU. Don't worry about properly scaling the planet sizes themselves because then everything would be tiny. Feel free to include fun details like the asteroid belt / Ceres, large moons, dwarf planets, etc. And at the very end, Voyager. Its amazing to see how far out that one has gone!

So many good books to choose from! Examples:

  • Moon's First Friends

  • The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal

  • Hello World - Moon Landing

  • First Big Book of Space

  • There's No Place Like Space

  • A Place for Pluto

    Other book recommendations here: http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2018/space-books-kids.html

    Looking through a telescope is another fun activity you can do. But please don't bother with a "kids telescope" - those are basically toys, are difficult to use, and barely help in seeing even the Moon. The smallest real telescope is around a 4.5" - 5" reflector. This will obviously be too large for a 4 year old to operate, but with your help he will be able to see things first-hand. If you are unfamiliar with the sky, free apps like Stellarium or Sky Safari (iOS) can guide you where to look. Jupiter and Saturn are currently out in the night sky.

    View the International Space Station! See here for when the ISS will be making a pass over your area, and explain what he is seeing!

    Follow current space events! This can include watching rocket launches (SpaceX does a great job with webcasting these) or NASA/ESA science missions (Mars 2020 launches next year, and those landings are always very exciting).
u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/books

I don't think this series was meant to pose ethical dilemmas or vast political intrigues. It's a pretty light-hearted kids' book that involves some extremely cool machines/beasties- seriously, the art alone made me want to buy it (I'm the sort of guy who buys star wars ship schematics books). The lack of truly epic battles might be kinda disappointing, but it makes sense since neither of the main chars is really a fighter. The leviathan's original goal was a diplomatic mission to istanbul, then a diplomatic mission to japan, then a diplomatic mission to ny. For me, the battle for the tesla cannon in istanbul/sinking of the breslau and goeben and the siege of goliath filled the epic fighting quota.

When all is said and done, it's still a troperiffic and pretty simple love story set in an cool (illustrated :) world. There's good character development, the machines/beasties are fun to look at/read about, and bovril simply rocks. Did I mention the art is also pretty good?

u/sammy0415 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

When I first saw Accepted, I couldn't stop laughing at: Ask me about my wiener ! I still laugh at it now tbh... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

What's the one memory that makes you smile everytime you think about it?

And I think you would enjoy this, being a fellow Harry Potter fan :) I skimmed through it in Barnes and Noble once and decided I needed to get it one day The recipes inside look pretty interesting :O I think you would like it :)

u/TheClouse · 1 pointr/magictricks

How old is he?

  1. Get him Joshua Jay's Complete Course in Magic. It's super easy to read, has great photos, and covers card magic, coin magic, stage illusions, and tons of other stuff. Joshua also has this book for kids.

  2. Royal Road to Card Magic is a book that starts with cuts and shuffles then progresses to card magic in the manner most helpful for building skill.

    Also get him several decks so he can tear them up practicing.

    Bicycle is the most universal brand. 808 Rider backs are the most common. So if he practices with those then he'll be great if someone hands him a deck at a party.

    They're sold in "bricks' of 12 for cheap (compared to $3.50 a deck at Walmart).

    So for like $40 you can start him on an amazing journey.

u/JediPaxis · 2 pointsr/StarWars

If you are looking for something comprehensive send her a link to Wookieepedia instead. It's far more complete than any printed encyclopedia, contains both canon and Legends information and it's constantly being updated when new things are released. It's a lore geek's best friend.

As far as the gift goes, you could still get her that Visual Encyclopedia because it's got lots of really nice pictures. Alternatively, Ultimate Star Wars, The Complete Visual Dictionary, The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary, Rogue One Visual Dictionary and the Character Encyclopedia are all good books that have a lot of great info in them. You could also go with the Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, although it's no longer complete and much of the information is no longer canon.

Whatever you pick, make sure it's from the heart and I'm sure she'll like it.

u/Aerys1 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You need thiscookbook Because cooking is always fun and this is just more fun!

You also need this candle Because lilacs are awesome and you like candles :D

Stamp plates for pretty nails!

Ty for the contest :)

u/wanderer333 · 27 pointsr/Parenting

There are lots of great picture books featuring strong, confident girls with dark skin. Try I Am Enough, Princess Hair, Mary Had A Little Glam, I Love My Hair, I Got the Ryhthm, and I Like Myself. If your family is religious, When God Made You could be another good one. I would also suggest a few books that specifically address differences in skin color, such as The Colors of Us, Happy In Our Skin, or The Skin You Live In. As others have suggested, kids absolutely do start seeing race this young and will start to draw their own conclusions if there aren’t ongoing discussions about the topic.

u/Tigertemprr · 0 pointsr/comicbooks

All Ages (age ratings sourced from Comixology)

u/xboxpants · 4 pointsr/stevenuniverse

You're in luck! http://www.amazon.com/Steven-Universes-Guide-Crystal-Gems/dp/0843183160

>The Crystal Gems—Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl—are three of the toughest heroes on earth. They are also mentors to Steven Universe, a gem/human hybrid boy whose mother was a great Gem leader. This guide, told from Steven’s point-of-view and written by the show's very own creator, Rebecca Sugar, is packed with facts about the Crystal Gems' powers, abilities, and origins, It also includes original art and a special introduction from Rebecca Sugar. This book is a must-have for any Steven Universe fan!

Coming October 6.

u/elizinthemorning · 3 pointsr/comics

I read this version of the Merchant of Venice the other day. It was interesting - the artist had modernized the setting and some of the language, along with streamlining the story, but it seemed a pretty decent adaptation. If I taught high-school English (instead of elementary-school science) I'd certainly share it with my students alongside the original.

I also once read this version of The Magic Flute (the Mozart opera, not the Smurfs), which was okay - this one looks much more artistic, though.

u/melis_snow · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

All three of my kids have love the "that's no my" series of books there are tons of different ones. They are short and have different textures for them to feel on the pages. This one looks adorable and there is literally one for anything they are interested in. My little ballerina would love This book. Thanks for this awesome contest.

Green eggs and ham

u/roxypepper · 5 pointsr/graphicnovels

The Hilda series by Luke Pearson is really great. I think Hilda and the Troll is the first one, but I don't think they necessarily need to be read in order.

Also, all the Raina Telgemeier. She has Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts, as well as graphic novel versions of the Babysitter's Club books that are fantastic. And Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson.

u/indikins · 1 pointr/SantasLittleHelpers

This so so generous of you! I’d like to enter my mom for the book. She would love a book folded with a tree design. Today my kid put my makeup on and then tried to eat it. That was the highlight(lol) of my morning. It’s left a pink spot on his forehead and mouth from the lipstick he found. LOL I wish I had gotten a pic.

This is the thing Ive wanted for awhile now. I want to make everything in it! Spoil me!

u/moxiousmissy · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I think that this would make you smile. It has many uses: tardis ice, chocolate, baking?

I am going out on a limb with this one, I figured most Sci-Fi buffs like Star Wars (I know I do) and who wouldn't love to make origami yoda or R2D2?!

Anything from this list or this one. Gift cards are cool, I'd like to be able to gift more :)

u/Sublyminality · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hard copy book I need this book to keep the potterhead in me happy and give me new treats to bake!

E-book. I need this book so I can read it before the movie comes out in a couple weeks!

If I were a book, I hope that I'd be a great one!

u/EvilOttoJr · 1 pointr/GODZILLA

Will this be anything like the Official Godzilla Compendium? http://www.amazon.com/The-Official-Godzilla-Compendium-Retrospective/dp/0679888225

I sure hope so, because that was an awesome book to have. Based on current prices, I think that book is a collectors item now.

u/Loki1618 · 1 pointr/Magic

Joshua Jay has some great material for kids, some of which is DIY. Magic the complete course is great and has a kids section. He also has a book called Big Magic for Little Hands which has tricks for kids to learn how to do if you are maybe into teaching them something.

Magic: The Complete Course https://www.amazon.com/dp/0761149872/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_uNKtxbE5PTNRP

Big Magic for Little Hands: 25 Astounding Illusions for Young Magicians https://www.amazon.com/dp/0761180095/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_7OKtxb1Q9HCK8

u/iam-X · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

Unfortunately cursed child was never released as a book, it is a play. And you can get the plays dialog, a play script. A good read though.

Amazon link to said script:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production https://www.amazon.com/dp/133821666X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Qvu4AbQ9B11Y3

u/rixie · 1 pointr/secretsanta

I really enjoyed the food-talk in the Harry Potter books - which apparently there is an "unofficial" cookbook that I did not know about until this thread piqued my curiosity.

The Hunger Games also had some good food talk (lamb and plum stew, yum). And wouldn't you know: Hunger Games cookbook.

I guess I'd just never thought of the idea of a book-based cookbook before. But it looks like other folks have :-)

u/buttsbuttsbutt · 8 pointsr/harrypotter

Here ya go:


If you make Butterbeer, avoid the complicated recipes that are floating around out there. The best tasting homemade Butterbeer IMO is just Smucker's Butterscotch syrup(in the squeeze bottle, not the jar) mixed into your favorite cream soda. Stir in butterscotch until the cream soda gets cloudy and changes color. More than that and it's too sweet and too butterscotchy.

u/potterarchy · 4 pointsr/harrypotter

You may enjoy this. ;)

Or this! Or this, or this, or this! :)

u/Cdogger715 · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

There is actually someone who makes cookbooks for the Wizarding World. I just bought one and have loved every recipe I've made from it so far.

Harry Potter: https://www.amazon.com/Unofficial-Harry-Potter-Cookbook-Knickerbocker/dp/1440503257

Fantastic Beasts: https://www.amazon.com/Unofficial-Harry-Potter-Cookbook-Presents-ebook/dp/B01N3NZVEE

u/klay-stan · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

How old is she? What are her other interests? That might help people brainstorm a little bit. One of my favorite Harry Potter themed presents has been the unofficial Harry Potter cookbook, found here

u/Half-BloodPrincesss · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This cookbook because I've wanted it for ages and I would love to try out all of the recipes. It also works with my username :) (there are used versions that are below $10. I would prefer the one from either -Daily Deals- or wmboothsbookssf)

u/AntiquarianViver · 7 pointsr/Magic

Six years old?

With respect to the earlier poster, I disagree: keep your son away from YouTube. If you don't want to go the traditional magic kit route, how about a book?

Check out Josh Jay's "Big Magic for Little Hands." (https://www.amazon.com/Big-Magic-Little-Hands-Astounding/dp/0761180095/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511750111&sr=8-1&keywords=big+magic+for+little+hands).

Good luck!

u/Ezk_R · 1 pointr/BeachCity

I would strongly recommend you to get the official Guide to the Crystal Gems.

I would also strongly recommend you to bingewatch the series several times. ^(Your doctor may not recommend this.)

u/mysteryislandgyal25 · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

I actually found an unofficial HP cookbook when the challenge was going on (not intentionally), but obviously couldn't posted it then. It was in my Amazon recommended (almost like they knew...), so I downloaded a sample. I don't know how to post pics on this so I can't, but here's the link for anyone who wants to try out a few recipes.


u/Sephirothevil · 1 pointr/stevenuniverse

I don't know if this has been posted before because I haven't seen it but there is also a book coming out and it can be pre-order on amazon. Gem Book hopefully that link works, it takes you to amazon.

u/Sgt_Meowmers · 23 pointsr/movies

This is from the Star Wars Complete Cross-Sections book which contains many many more of these across all the episodes. Great book I highly recommend it.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Complete-Cross-Sections-Spacecraft/dp/0756627044

Click the look inside to see some more if you're interested.

u/ladyfenring · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

It's only rated a 2.6 on Amazon, and it doesn't look like you get much. It looks like the unofficial cookbook could be better. Unless you specifically wanted to make candy, in which case I would just study up on chocolate making and buy candy molds that relate to the books (frogs, owls, etc).

u/faithnna · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I take my meat medium rare regardless of where I am.
I summon /u/Tokidokiloki. Hi! I'm Faith & we should be friends because Harry Potter.

Cookbooks count right?

No soup for you!

u/ugnaught77 · 0 pointsr/StarWarsLeaks

> Yeah, that one's pretty old.

It's so old it's coming out in the FUTURE

u/IAmADudette · 16 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Camera form her 'One day when I'm rich' list - cost 49.96

Make up brushes from her 'top priority' list - Cost 9.60.

Star wars oragami form 'creative' list - cost 8.96

Leaving roughly 6 for postage :)

u/m1k3y60659 · 1 pointr/ImaginaryTechnology

It's this one. I've had it for years and it's really amazing. Has almost all of the vehicles and spaceships from the movies.

u/Jim_Macdonald · 7 pointsr/Magic
  1. Amateur Magician's Handbook by Henry Hay. Out of print; you'll need to get with a used book shop to get the number of copies you'll need. You'll want reading copies; it isn't a rare book so the prices should be reasonable.

    Then choose from among:

    The Klutz Book of Magic

    Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic

    Joshua Jay's Magic: The Complete Course

    Consider: Big Magic for Little Hands for your younger campers.

    Give everyone a copy of the free ebook, Under/Over

    Have copies of Bobo and Royal Road in the camp library.

  2. I wouldn't know. Please consider instead performances from the close-up gallery at the Magic Castle.

  3. Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic
u/PeeboJones · 2 pointsr/space

With that said, [this is a solid children's book](A Place for Pluto https://smile.amazon.com/dp/1684460042/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_VTxACb9MEGP10) that does a good job of explaining differences between planets, dwarf planets, moons, and more.

u/LocalAmazonBot · 0 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Here are some links for the product in the above comment for different countries:

Link: cookbooks like these

u/zombiiee · 4 pointsr/harrypotter

There is actually an unofficial Harry Potter cookbook out there. It is available in most book stores and on Amazon :-)

Harry Potter Recipes

u/hurrykane · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'm thinking about buying like $300 dollars worth of coffee table books.

Initial picks are looking like -


top gear

star wars cross sections


u/lemonylimey · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I will watch trashy reality television and eat fruit pops!

[Because everyone wants to cook like a wizard] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1440503257/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3N80EYVV6IY72&coliid=IAXSG3TLWMAST)


u/martinibini · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


Help me believe?

u/ThreeskinAndABaby · 1 pointr/OctoberBumpers2017

Hopefully this works, I haven't tried to link from mobile before Star Trek Book

u/marekinator · 3 pointsr/Magic

Big Magic for Little Hands by Joshua Jay is a fantastic book! Most public libraries have a copy but if not https://www.amazon.com/Big-Magic-Little-Hands-Astounding/dp/0761180095

u/Lew12391 · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

For more food ideas, The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook. Amazon allows you to look inside, so you could just write down your own copies of the recipes if you don't want to purchase the book. However, it is really inexpensive and would likely be worth the money.

u/Evilinc90 · 2 pointsr/furry

Welp, looks like this is about to sell out.


u/sykilik101 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Junkyard dogs. And I would like this, to make with my girlfriend. :D

u/coolhandlucas · 11 pointsr/startrek

Haha alright, I'll see what I can do in a bit. I feel kind of bad though because the thing is only ~10 pages long, don't want to post in its entirety.

It looks like the Amazon listing lets you "look inside," if that helps.

u/Hypnos317 · 1 pointr/StarWars

thanks, /u/Bonz77

I actually had already ordered this before I saw your reply


but it appears your link has a few more vehicles added and not a big deal but 5 bucks cheaper. looking forward to this, big thanks

u/SeductivePillowcase · 5 pointsr/PrequelMemes

Star Wars Origami: 36 Amazing Paper-folding Projects from a Galaxy Far, Far Away.... https://www.amazon.com/dp/0761169431/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_j6gBCb735BEBM

This one?

u/SGMidence · 2 pointsr/pics

I remember reading in The Official Godzilla Compendium that wearing the suit was actually pretty dangerous, as it was quite heavy and unventilated and the performer had to wear it for hours at a time. There were many incidents of fainting, as I recall.

u/KattAttack4 · 3 pointsr/tifu

Oh my gosh, you totally have to get him this book!! I just saw it at Barnes and Nobles the other day.
A Place for Pluto

u/osenic · 1 pointr/Mommit

You might also need this.

u/AgentsOfSatan · 10 pointsr/StarWars

DK published several of these type of books. I plan on buying them for my nephew when he's a bit older and less of a drooler.

Here's this to get you started.

u/mcraig218 · 1 pointr/origami

I believe this is the book you're referring to, but I found the tutorial here:)

u/Warvanov · 1 pointr/startrek

In case you haven't already seen it, check out the Star Trek Book of Opposites.

u/MindForgedManacle · 9 pointsr/HPfanfiction

>What happens when the time travelor is a bad guy who doesn't get Dumbledore's warning and changes things for the worst (for the bad guys)? Any fics like this would be appreciated.

I'd recommend my personal favorite fanfic, The Cursed Child.

u/DaxMizerson · 10 pointsr/Eve

I'd pay some real bucks for a "cutaway"/cross section art book detailing designs of all the EVE ships.

Something along the lines of this: http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Complete-Cross-Sections-Spacecraft/dp/0756627044

u/crashbundicoot · 6 pointsr/videos

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike (Unofficial Cookbook) https://www.amazon.in/dp/1440503257/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_5N8cAbJ9J1PAD

This exists in case you didn't know :)

u/Matronix · 0 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I say this for you and nothing for me. :)

u/TheSunaTheBetta · 7 pointsr/stevenuniverse

Sort of like an expanded and more dense (and slightly less kiddie) follow-up to Guide to the Crystal Gems.

Mildly related: have any of you taken a look at the pages up for preview on the Art & Origins book? I can already tell there's gonna be BTS information no one has heard outside of the crew for the show.

u/jimbo7771 · 18 pointsr/movies

This is all you need!

(For the lazy, this is the more complete version. 32 pages vs 152 pages. Your choice)

u/BigDuse · 5 pointsr/StarWars

They actually released two complete collections all the books. One for the vehicles, and another for the the locations. There was also a later one for the Clone Wars TV show.

u/EngineerBabe · 1 pointr/harrypotter

You could go pick up a Harry Potter Cookbook and work through some recipes there or else you could make some traditional English dishes such as Bangers and Mash or Fish and Chips!


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