I've always loved card magic but found advanced tricks to require a lot of practice and hand moves that were difficult for smaller hands. Magic with Cards is a book in our children's non-fiction section that has all the good card tricks like Surprise Aces and the Magnetic String. Many of these tricks are easy to learn.
Remember Harry Houdini originally performed as the "King of Cards" at the beginning of his career. It was later that he develop his escape act. Once you master a few of the easier tricks try out The Complete Course in Magic by Mark WIlson. Mark was just eight years old when he watched a magician perform and decided that this was something he wanted to do. Later in high school he worked part time at a magic supply store and later went on to become known around the world for his live performances and his television work. This volume is a complet education in magic with plenty of black and white drawings to guide you.
My favorite magic book is....wait, if I tell you then it will always be checked out. I think I'll just keep that one to myself. But if you find the magic book written by a young man from the Akron area...I think it will become your favorite, too.