The  perfect  program  to  introduce  the importance  
of  reading  to the primary school audience. Bob Conrad takes
a special interest in books, because he writes them !

A  magical  look  at  reading  and  all  the  exciting  things  that  can   be
found  in  a  book:

  • Fun  
  • Adventure  
  • Mystery
  • Magic   
  • Things  you  can learn   
  • Things  you  can  make  

Author  Bob  Conrad  pulls  out  all  the stops  and  lets  his  imagination
and talents run wild, as he explores the Magic in books in his own
magical way.  Your audience  will  take  part  in  his  adventure  and  meet  
Sam,  his magical  talking  book.  See  magic  from  far  away  lands.  
They  will meet  Bob's  puppet  friend  Junior,  and  the  Magical  Hemp
Snakes.  They  will  hear  tales  from  foreign  lands,  folk  tales,  stories
about animals and famous people,  and  more. They will see just how
much fun Reading can be.

A program filled with audience participation, baffling magic, puppets,
ventriloquism and good clean fun.

Bob Conrad is the author/ illustrator of several educational books for children.

You too can have results like this!

"Once again, thank you ever so much for a fantastic assembly.  Your program, "Books
are Magic" was a perfect kick-off to our PARP program.  Our students and staff truly
loved your show - they talked about it all month long.  We cannot wait to have you back

The Kreamer Street PTA, Kreamer St School, Bellport, NY

"Thank you for the wonderful program presented at our school. We have the
opportunity to see many performers throughout the year and there is usually only a
handful that we would recommend to another elementary school. Both the teachers and
the students expressed their satisfaction to me and would love for you to be part of our
assembly schedule for  next year. Thank you for allowing our students to experience
"Books are Magic" presentation and we look forward to seeing you again."

Christopher Smalley, Assistant Principal, Signal Hill Elementary, Dix Hills, NY

"Thank you so much for your wonderful performance at Washington school.  I don't
know who enjoyed the "Books are Magic" show more - the students or the adults!  The
stories combined with tricks and puppets are a perfect combination that will encourage
children to read."

Renee Soracco, Co-vice president  Washington School Parents Association,
Washington school, Bergenfield, NJ

"Thank you for participating in our 2nd Annual Reading Festival. June 5, 2004 at the
Irvington Public Library.  As you observed, the children and adults really enjoyed your
presentation.  Your participation helped make the event enjoyable and successful.
It is our desire that we will continue to encourage reading amongst children and
families.  I look forward to working with you in other endeavors as we continue to reach
out to children and families of Irvington."

Denice Hutchinson, Recource Development Specialist, State of New Jersey,
Department of Human Services, Bloomfield, NJ

"On behalf of the kindergarten teachers and children in Abraham Lincoln school #14 in
Elizabeth, I would like to thank you for the successful assembly you performed on June
The children enjoyed "Books are Magic"  , your puppet friend Gomer, the magical Hemp
snakes and your ability to captivate 175 children for 45 minutes.  You made reading
FUN !!!"

Gladys Stein, Kindergarten Teacher, Abraham Lincoln School , Elizabeth, NJ

"Thank you for taking part in our Wednesday Matinee  series. Your performance of
"Books are Magic" was a great crowd pleaser. We always enjoy your program and look
forward to having you at Trailside in the future."

Patricia Bertsch, Director , Trailside Nature & Science Center, Mountainside, NJ

"I am writing to let you know how much we enjoyed your presentation last Wednesday.
We were thrilled with the "Books are Magic' program.  I was not certain what to expect,
but we were more than pleased with the combination of magic, ventriloquism and
puppets to tell the children about the importance of books.  The children seemed to
love the program and the humor.
Thanks again, and I am certain we will be contacting you  again in the near future to
arrange another one of your programs at our library."

Janet Boldt, Children's Librarian, Spring Lake Public Library, Spring Lake, NJ
Books Are Magic
Bob with Sam the Magic Talking Book.
Bob makes Bernie the Book Worm appear.