Magical Tails: The Virtual Visit Awaits!
 Summer 2021, Join Mark, Steggie and Kenny Chestnut the Bunny on an exciting fun filled romp sharing great books and magical surprises for your Summer Reading Kids!
The Particulars

Working each year with some of the best children's literature around makes for a joyful labor of love with his unique brand of "Bringing Books Magically to Life".

Mark's incredible show sets return this Summer, right at home in his backyard studio! Creating a "Magical" setting to celebrate and explore wonderful books and set the pace for the surprises that follow in this 40 minute program suitable for PK - 5th grade. This new program incorporates your summer reading theme, great children's books, storytelling, puppetry, magic tricks, book talking, and audience participation and wonderful music all beautifully interwoven to delight, entertain and inspire. 

​Renowned for his creative show sets, original routines, wonderful use of music, and folksy personality, Mark's programs are a sure winner and keep the kids asking for him back year after year!



Summer Adventure Beckons

This Summer whether you're celebrating "Tails and Tales" or your own independent theme no worries! Mark will be on message, and on target, promoting the love and joy of great children's books as he has done for tens of thousands of kids. He is Kid/family friendly, kid approachable, and a Pied Piper of Reading and Fun!

Mark's method of preparation for each year's original program includes book selections, research, writing, development, prop selection/invention/making, and set design. His attention to detail, creativity and constant fine tuning of the program brings true delight to young library audiences and librarians too!


Join Mark, Steggie the Stegosaurus, and Kenny the bunny as they explore great books, summer fun and the magic of Summer Reading to your kids and families.

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Fees and Info

This program is available to you Monday through Friday, June through August for morning, afternoon, and early evening performances. Some Saturday may be available also.

The cost for one program, is only $365.00 in person or virtual, (a special summer rate, available to public libraries only) In Person visits include the first 100 miles of travel, round trip. (The mileage fee is $.40 a mile for each mile over 100, but don't worry if you're a library further afield we'll work with you on ideas like below.)  


If you need a second show at your library on the same day, no worries we have available options and discounts. Also, if 2 or more libraries in your area book programs together on the same day, we adjust the mileage charge. (These special prices are for library friends.)

Mark has never forgotten his special bond with Summer Reading, and the fact that the library and a wonderful children's librarian were instrumental to his career and life. You'll get an Original presentation from a seasoned professional, who is on time, and on theme, for you and your kids.

You've called Mark already haven't you? You know how crazy it gets with dates and you know he'll worry, so invite him today! Call Tami at 800-848-5634. 

Mark looks forward to seeing you and your Summer Readers Your Kids will love you for it!​


The Mission and Fun of Summer Reading 2019

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Highlights from a Rockin' Summer 2018

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