The Magic of Reading with Brian Richards is designed to tickle the imagination, highlight the fun of reading, and encourage children to explore the library.This reading assembly will inspire your students to open a book and start reading!


Latest Reviews

Brian did a wonderful job with our students in grades 3 and 4. The students laughed and thoroughly enjoyed the show. We used this as our "kick-off" to our summer reading program and was a perfect fit! Great Show and totally enjoyed by all!
Ann Knowles
LEARN Interdistrict School Programs
Old Lyme, CT

Great Show.  Very engaging.
Michele Z
Jackson Avenue Elementary School
Mineola, NY

From the moment we first spoke to your show coordinator, we jut knew this was the program for us!!! Everyone was so kind and helpful as we booked this great show! When Brian Richards came to our school he was professional, organized, and friendly. Once the performance began Mr. Richards was absolutely ASTONISHING!! He held the attention of our 350 kindergarten thru 5th grade students the entire time! He was funny, energetic, and best of all AMAZINGLY entertaining! We will certainly recommend him and this company to others and would LOVE to book one of your other shows for our school in the future. Thank you for making the final activity of our Read Across America day such a SUCCESS!!!
Merisa Rosa
Colonial Road School
Franklin Lakes, NJ

Not only was the entire audience laughing from the start but so was my daughter, who is 5. There were moments, and there was a lot, where I was laughing out loud too!
Katherine Miller - PTSA Vice President
Dover ES
Dover Plains, NY

Brian's assembly was greatly appreciated by the students, teachers, and administrators alike, as demonstrated by the high praise offered after the show. Teacher's especially appreciated Brian's impeccable audience control over the students - entertaining and enthusing them, but leaving them manageable after the show.
Jodi Chattin, Teacher
Olivet Elementary School
Olivet, NJ

The show was amazing! Brian knew just how to entertain while maintaining the attention of young children. The kids were cracking up throughout. Looking forward to see what you will have to offer our young students next fall!
Amy Poulin - Teacher
Windham Primary School
Windham, ME

The program yesterday was phenomenal. The students loved you, and the teachers loved the way you integrated education and entertainment so seamlessly. Thank you for the incredible show.
Kyra Bernstein
Ramaz Lower School
New York, NY

This was an AWESOME presentation! Our students are still talking about it a week later! We appreciated the wonderful message of the importance of reading,  mixed with great magic. The children were mesmerized from the minute Brian began and he kept them captivated until the very end. It was wonderful to hear the students laughing, see their faces light up with smiles, and to witness some students participate with Brian up front. We loved this assembly and hope to have another one next year! Thanks, Brian for bringing such a great program.
Lori Hale
Lincoln Primary
Pendleton, OR


Brian Richards was very professional and organized.  He was prepared and engaging with the audience.  Students and teachers really enjoyed his performance and I would highly recommend Brian and the Magic of Reading to another school.
Colleen Giordano - PTA VP
Saltzman East Memorial ES
Farmingdale, NY

Brian was fantastic with the kids! They all loved the magic and how he used the magic to get the point across! Very engaging! Our PTA does a Program Evaluation for the teachers and Brian's rating average was a 5! (1-poor-5-great)
Angela Weinberg
South Abington Elementary School
South Abington, PA

Your performances were just fantastic - totally fun and educational! We've been getting wonderful feedback from our principal, all the teachers and most importantly, the students! We look forward to having you back for another show!
Sharon Herquet, Arts & Education Committee
Stoy Elementary School
Haddon Township, NJ

Brian did an excellent job entertaining the students while getting across some really important points and lessons. The kids as well as the adults couldn't stop laughing.
Joan Santoro
Central Blvd ES
Bethpage, NY

Students loved it and it fit in with our theme for the day which was Literacy.
Russel Gil - Principal
Roosevelt School #10
Passaic, NJ

Brian Richards was right on when it came to handling children's behavior and keeping them attentive at all times. The program was exciting and highly educational. Well done!
Leann McCormack
Dunbarton ES
Dunbarton, NH

The show was great.  Our students enjoyed every minute of it.  Brian was able to include our principal in the show as part of our Reading week finale, and it was a huge hit!
Vincent Porretta-Teacher
Frank Knight ES
Seneca Falls, NY

Outstanding Assembly - Amazing managment skills - our students loved it!!!
Patricia Sotero-Principal
Center Street ES
Horseheads, NY

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