Magic Shop - Robert's recommendations
If you are interested in learning the art of sleight of hand then I can recommend these titles, many of which I learnt from and are on my bookself. I've tried to select a range that are suitable for children who are serious through to adults. Please note, these aren't books for younger children who want to play at being wizard for a day. If you would like any advice please email me (email@example.com), I am also on the council of the Home Counties Magical Society which meets near Reading in Berkshire and welcomes those new to the hobby of magic.
I particularly recommend are The Mark Wilson Complete Course in Magic (covers every aspect of magic and contains routines regularly used by professional magicians), The Royal Road to Card Magic by Jean Hugard (covers all the sleights and techniques to get you started with a pack of cards) and Encyclopedia of Card Tricks, which should keep you going for a while!
The DVDs by Derren Brown, David Blaine and Dynamo don't teach you how to do the tricks, but are good to watch for inspiration and to see what you can do with a bit of practise.
I am also on the committee of the Home Counties Magic Society which meets near Reading, Berkshire so please contact me if you would be interested in joining and meeting with real magicians every month and seeing them perform and lecture their own tricks.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like any further information or advice.