Real Magic: #RWYK Great Read Certified

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#RWYK Certified Great Read #Review – REAL MAGIC written by Jedlie – Illustrated by Tiffany Doherty

5 stars

Hello everyone, we have a special announcement to make! REAL MAGIC, a children’s picture book written by our beloved host Jedlie has been named a Reading with Your Kids Certified Great Read!

Real Magic is scheduled to be released on April 17, 2018. Yes, you read that right. Jedlie was kind enough to share his book with us  before it’s release and we absolutely LOVED the narration and this style of storytelling. So stay tuned as we share what we felt about this little gem of a book.

Be sure to join Jedlie for the book release party on April 17!!!Jedlie has planned some exciting things including a special magic show and celebration at the east Boston branch of the Boston Public Library

Address: 365 BREMEN ST, EAST BOSTON, MA 02128

APRIL 17 – 2:00 PM

We are pumped! Thanks for checking in on our blog and letting us share the books we love and our love of reading. We truly appreciate you. Here we gooooooooo!


Let’s have a look at the Book Blurb

Real Magic by Jedlie

REAL Magic! answers the question “Is Magic Real?”
This is a the true story of a day when educational magician Jedlie invited a quiet girl on stage to help him perform a magic trick. When Jedlie asks the audience to welcome his shy volunteer with a round of applause they experience something quite wonderful, a greater kind of magic. This touching and beautiful tale reveals a profound and beautiful truth, when we helped someone feel loved, we help them do incredible, magical things.

Purchase Links: Amazon


Learn more about Jedlie

JedlieJedlie is one of the nation’s most exciting school show performers. He uses positive reinforcement, storytelling, illusions, comedy, music and dance to motivate audiences to make healthy choices, build safe schools, stand up for one another and to be inclusive. Jedlie left a successful career in social work to become a professional clown and magician. Since that time he has brought a magical message of caring and community to millions of hearts throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

In addition to thousands of performances in schools, libraries and churches Jedlie has been the headline family entertainer at hundreds of great events, including: New Year’s Eve Celebration, New Bedford, MA * Connectfest Music Festival, Marciano Stadium, Brockton, MA * Multi Cultural Family Day, Archdiocese of Boston, Boston College High School, Boston, MA and many others.

One of his most memorable accomplishments was serving as the Producer, Screenwriter and Featured Performer in “MELTDOWN!!! (The Walls That Separate)”. This internationally acclaimed disabilities awareness video was cablecast nationally and seen in classrooms around the World.

He has recently published The Great Maritini Story & Activity Book and his second book Real Magic is set to be released on April 17.

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Our Review

A lovely, lively, and fun book with an empowering message!

Magic tricks, or illusions, make us go “ooh,” “ahhh,” and “wow, how did they do that?  But is Magic that we see is even real? REAL Magic! Written by Jedlie and illustrated by Tiffany Doherty answers this questions beautifully with the help of a true story and the illustrations that portrays the humor and action nicely.

The story starts with a magic show and magician Jedlie invites a beautiful young girl on stage to help him perform a magic trick but this girl is quite and not ready to speak. Jedlie asks his audience to encourage his shy volunteer with a round of applause, they are happy to help so they clap and cheer. And that’s when they encounter something very awesome, and Real MAGIC happens. This touching and delightful story uncovers a significant and wonderful truth, when we help somebody feel welcomed, when we choose to make someone feel loved, we enable them to do mind boggling, magical things. And that’s real magic!

What I absolutely LOVE about Real Magic is that it’s a gentle story with a different kind of plot than children are used to seeing. This book shows how small acts of kindness can help children feel included and allow them to flourish. Any parent, teacher, or counselor looking for material that sensitively addresses the needs of quieter children will find Real Magic a valuable and important resource.

The illustrations are absolutely charming with spare details that let the plot of the story stand. I also love the fact that this book does not discuss the diversity directly but features diverse children in the young audience that will inspire kids to broaden and deepen their ability to empathize and identify with people from backgrounds very different from their own.

Another thing I love is that this book unlike other children’s book has more to offer than just a powerful story. Back of the book teaches kids how to make their very own Magic Change Bag. It includes clear diagrams and engaging step-by-step sequences helping kids master the art of making a perfect magic change bag to make things appear and disappear. This fun activity is sure to bring children and parents together, with the grown-ups helping their aspiring little magicians to make a perfect magic change bag.

Final Verdict

Overall, Real Magic has simple and direct text and charming illustrations. It has so many of the features of a good read-aloud: short text, fun illustrations, and an affirming message.

Congratulations to Jedlie for winning the RWYK Certified Great Read StatusClapping Hands on Apple iOS 11.2Clapping Hands on Apple iOS 11.2Clapping Hands on Apple iOS 11.2

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