reading magic show minnesota

Get Excited about Reading with Norm Barnhart's
Magic Show

Fun for: School Assemblies, PTA Events & Fundraisers

                        WHAT THEY SAY:          
      "What a great show today, Norm! The kids at Tanglen loved it! We appreciate you! "

Gina Feinstein - Tanglen Elementary

      "We absolutely loved Magic Norm today! He entertained the entire third grade at Tanglen Elementary! All of the kids felt included and were completely engaged! AS a mom, a teacher and a former PTO President, I highly recommend Magic Norm for any and all family activities!"

Gina Feinstein - Tanglen Elementary

      "Thank you so much for coming to Columbus Elementary. The 5th graders absolutely loved it."

Rachel Strauss, 5th Grade teacher - Columbus Elementary, Columbus, MN

      "You are fabulous! Your show enthralled the students and you encouraged them to read. The students were enthusiastic about your marvelous magic. Thanks for a wonderful show."

Neva Stoebrur - Delano Elementary

      "The teachers were impressed with how the program involved all the students and directly related to reading."

Melissa Stein - Teacher - Franklin School, Anoka, MN


      "... an outstanding program to promote literacy. The joy on the student's faces as you entertained them was heartwarming to see. Your magic captured the student's attention and helped teach them the importance of reading."

Bonnie Johnson - Principal - McKinley School, Ham Lake, MN

      "We've had many performers, many magicians, But Norm is our favorite! Kids adore him, parents love him!"

Dianne Pinney- LeSueur Public Library, MN


       "You packed your show with wholesome entertainment, worthwhile information, and humor. We enjoyed it thoroughly!"

Mrs. Rozek - 5th Grade Teacher - Andover,  MN

       "Norm was a tremendous hit with the back-to-school crowd at the Galaxie Library. Family members of all ages were delighted with his magic and contagious humor. Norm was a great hit and made the front page of the Apple Valley newspaper. I would highly recommend his performance for all ages!"

Marsha Redman - Galaxie Library - Apple Valley, MN

       "I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful and fun show. I heard great feedback from staff and from patrons alike. Thanks again"

Gao Yang, Library Associate - George Latimer Central Library - Saint Paul, MN


       "The magic show was incredible!! Norm is an outstanding magician with many jokes and wowing tricks! There was not a second when the audience was not laughing or in awe with his performance. It was truly amazing and quite frankly kept you wondering and wanting more magic!"

Linda Garcia - Librarian - Speer Memorial Library - MN

       "MagicNorm performed for the Mabel Public Library summer reading program. It was a very enjoyable experience for the kids and the adults. He included several of the kids as assistants and they absolutely loved the experience. Lots of laughs! Great job! "             

 L. Hoff - Mabel Public Library

       "The show was great - looking forward to next year."             

 Pat Spencer - Eagle Bluff School - Onalaska, WI

       "Norm incorporated fun and laughter for all ages. We completely enjoyed his performance!! Students and staff left the auditorium talking about the awesome show!! Thank you Norm!!!."

Sherry Trahms - Elementary Principal, Janesville-Waldorph-Pemberton Elementary School             

       "THANK YOU so very much for coming to St Croix Falls Library, we definitely will have you back!"              Cole - Children's Librarian! St Croix Falls, WI Library


       "Great job ... fabulous entertainment ... highly engaging shows."              Diane Kline - Radio Disney

       "Norm's message, talent and humor are awesome!"              Tracy Bertrand - Reading Coordinator, - Sleepy Eye, MN

       "A great culmination to our week, with connections to reading and learning, Norm had students and staff cheering and laughing!"              Dave Riebel, Principal-Lewston-Altura Elementary

       "Norm was a real hit with our elementary students. They were engaged throughout the show as he used the exitement of magic to encurage them to read. After the show students were all ready looking to check out his magic books from our library."              Steve Sprinkel - Woodland Elementary School

       "Magic Norm just performed at our school and the students and staff LOVED him!!! He was entertaining and funny. The students were mesmerised by his tricks. We hope to have him back."              Shelley Nielsen- Principal, Peter Hobart Elementary, St. Louis Park, MN

       "We just had Norm at our library this morning. He was on time, professional, and entertaining. The kids loved him, and the adults did too. He has a great way of bringing summer reading into his act. We would highly recommend him."              Renee P Lowery - Owatonna Public Library

       "Norm's show was great! He really knows how to captivate an audience with his incredible magic and quick wit! Thanks again!"              Jodi Bird - Youth Services Department Manager - Menomonie Public Library - Menomonie, WI


"Students reacting to his antics. Norm Barnhart uses magic and comedy to encourage children to read."

  Reported by LEADER - TELEGRAM, Eau Claire, WI       Staff photo by Dan Reiland  


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Minnesota Author Norm Barnhart has 4 great books for your school's library!

Norm's Childrens books have now sold over 100,000 copies!


Two ways to get a Free Book for your School:

When you book Norm's show, you get one of his books for your school free!

Call now to enter the drawing for a book!

Norm does very fun artist and residents programs for schools!

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Here's Norm promoting reading at schools!




Norm Barnhart   St. Paul, MN   651-257-7116

Norm presented his show at 10 libraries across the metro area recently and he received many comments from librarians.

"Norm continually worked reading into his show -- he was terrific about tying in lots of book titles. The Staff received more smiling thank-you comments than we have ever had."

"Norm provided the Centennial Library audience with a fast paced, entertaining and fun show. Its evident that Norm has high standards for himself and his act. It was great to have him back at Centennial again." (performed here 6 years)

"The audience loved the performance and were all really into it. He included lots of children volunteers in his tricks which they really enjoyed."

"He did a wonderful program and kept everyone's attention! He is fun and fast paced and everyone really enjoyed his program!"

"Norm really engaged the kids and had them amazed and laughing. The adults also enjoyed his performance. He is easy to work with and incorporated reading into his show. We would definitely have him again!"

Susan Sowers




Your students will go

Wild about Reading!


Norm Barnhart & The

Magic of Reading Show!


A dynamic presentation that gets kids excited about checking out books!


* Comedy! *  Magic! * Fun for all!


"He was absolutely terrific."

Patrick Pribyl - Principal - New Prague Primary School


"A wonderful show . . .  

the Students and Staff all enjoyed it!" 

Julie Piddle - Teacher - Pinewood School - Mounds View,  MN

  • K-6 love it! 

  • It's Creative, educational entertainment.

  • Norm has 28 years experience as a full time Professional.

  • He traveled the nation doing school assembly programs for 14 years and then for the past 14  years has worked in the Minnesota, Wisconsin areas. 

  • This year he will travel to Atlanta, Houston and Alaska to teach his ideas to other performers.

  • He has written 5 books and produced 6 videos and DVDís of his magic and comedy ideas. 

  • Norm Barnhart has made appearances in 49 states & five countries.

  • Appearances with LaVar Burton of PBS Reading Rainbow and Shari Lewis & Lambchop. 

    651-257-7116  - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Norm also does school age childcare and aftercare!

Jackie Stenson (the supervisor at the Lakeside Kids Club Summer Camp).. Here's what she had to say,

"The kids really enjoyed Norm - he brought lots of smiles!"

Reading Magician Wows students

Thank you for the Award

I had the pleasure to entertain my peers at a comedy entertainer's convention banquet in Mystic, CT this past February. I was delightfully surprised happened after the show. Cathy Gibbons, my editor at Laugh Makers Magazine popped in and presented me with the 1st Annual Bob Gibbons Award for Excellence in Family Entertainment! Wow, what a great surprise and joy. I love being a magician and it was fun to entertain the other entertainers at this convention. I also taught classes on comedy writing and theatrical skills as well as a class on the magic inventions that I have created. I enjoy making people laugh and have brought my magic to events across the nation for almost 29 years. Magic adds life to special events. I have performed for family and corporate group throughout the Twin Cities and Minnesota. Please give a call when you are looking for party magic for birthday parties, banquets and family events.

River Falls Journal, Wonders of Reading



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