EVERY Show is a READING Show!

Top Secret! Achieve your Training Objectives for Schools and Libraries (K-6).

Psst! Looking for a great way to hook kids into reading while teaching important concepts about geography? If so, schedule your TOP SECRET meeting and join Secret Agent Ralph as he takes your readers on an incredible mission in the library. The mission helps uncover the secrets that librarians hide using their secret cipher called the Dewey Decimal System.

This program takes a subject that kids find irresistible, secret agents and spy gadgets, and combines it with magic and puppets, to keep the kids captivated so they don't realize how much they are learning.

Benefits of the TOP SECRET production:

  • Supports statewide learning objectives in geographic relationships
  • Motivates children to read books
  • Integrates geography and reading with daily life
  • Increases circulation of library books

Go Wild! A Humorous Tour of the Scientific Process for Schools and Libraries (K-6). Ranger Ralph and his wacky friends will take your students on a wild and imaginary tour of their backyards, neighborhoods and community parks.

Through magic, puppetry and storytelling, Ranger Ralph and his group of furry and feathered friends will teach your young readers about how to use the Scientific Process. From our frequent nighttime visitor the possum, to lizards, plants and other creatures that change colors or forms, everyone will learn interesting facts about the plants and animals that live among us everyday.

In addition, the students learn about the importance of recycling and how they can begin simple steps to take ownership of their environment. Get ready for a fun, educational, hilariously entertaining program that will have your kids racing for books and talking about the show months after it's over.

This program is always popular in April to celebrate Earth and Arbor Days.

All Aboard! Treat the kids to a program that is trainloads of fun. In Artic Express, Conductor Ralph takes your kids on a magical train ride around the world to learn about winter festivals. This fun-filled program uses puppets, magic, storytelling, music and audience participation to explain holidays like: Diwali, Kwanzaa, Solstice, Lunar New Year, Ramadan, Hannukah, and of course, Christmas.

Both kids and adults will learn something about winter and the festivals that make up the holiday season. Diversity is important and Arctic Express provides an entertaining platform to discuss cultures from around the world, while encouraging respect for the traditions and heritage of others.

Yes, the program is educationally significant (Our staff can't help themselves, they are obsessed with creating the most educational programs available without compromising entertainment value), and yes, the program strongly encourages children to read. We even throw in some science. But don't think for a minute that the show is anything less than sheer delight for everyone, including parents, teachers and staff. When you hear the sleigh bell ring at the end of the show, you won't be the only one to wipe a tear from your eye.

This is a show children will remember for the rest of their lives.

Simple Machines

If you could find a school assembly program that inspired kids to read a variety of types of books, taught important science principles, gave teachers "hooks" on which to hang lesson plans, AND helped raise test scores, you would just have to get that program for your school! "Work Smarter, Not Harder" does all of this and more!

This hands-on workshop allows learners to handle wheels, pulleys, levers, wedges, incline planes, and screws in a way that makes abstract concepts concrete (yes, the pun was intended!).

Ralph Dean comes in dressed as a construction worker, but your students are the ones who do the work.

Your tactile learners will come to life as they help figure out how to lift a 50 pound bucket of rocks with a 5 pound weight, and why a wedge is such a handy tool. Using levers your youngest students will be able to easily accomplish feats that NO human being can accomplish bare handed.

This is a presentation that will be remembered and talked about for a VERY long time. Teachers will have no problem tying lessons into the subjects taught. And because the program also promotes reading and media center resources, it is a program that everyone appreciates!

Throughout the program, the kids learn how simple machines help us "Work Smarter, Not Harder."

Wild West

The Wild West Reading Show is guaranteed to have your kids roaring with laughter at the antics of Roosevelt Rat and David Hopperfield. The adventure begins when David Hopperfield, (a "magic" bunny rabbit) is accidentally transported back in time. Only by unlocking the secrets of the library will the audience be able to save the bunny.

The children will laugh at the antics of Roosevelt Rat (a puppet), and will be amazed as David Hopperfield the Magic Bunny “disappears” from the “time machine” and suddenly appears in an old photograph. They will remember getting to help from historical figures in California and US history. They will REALLY remember when their drawings come to life and begin talking to them with voices from the past.

They will learn how to “talk” to people from the past through biographies, how to learn about places all over the world through geography books, and how to travel through time using historical novels and science fiction. And because they are INVOLVED in the magic and stories, the lessons will be retained.

The Wild West Reading Program is “Wanted” by a lot of librarians. To ensure you don’t get left out, you need to book early.

I Love to Read

I Love to Read is another interactive educational reading assembly program that is part story time, part puppet show, part magic show and 100% fun!

Kids have a great time while exploring what makes up a good story. Yes we show how plot, setting, and character are all needed in a good book. We explore the difference between fiction and non fiction and meet famous people through biographies. Magic is the key to showing all the impossible things they can learn by reading.

Torn between a fun program and one that teaches? Why should you have to choose? Get the best of BOTH worlds with I Love to Read!

New in 2008!

Based on physics a bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but they do... and so will your students in the fun filled action packed educational assembly program that encourages reading.

Take your students on fact filled field trip to the back yard without leaving the building.

Where else would you find what the sound of a cricket indicates, what the spots on a ladybug mean, and other bits of trivia hidden in nature but available in books?

This show is guaranteed to have your readers lining up to learn more.


This is a program developed specifically for 5-12 grade students. It takes the abstract concepts of statistics, determining probability, and multiplying fractions and presents them in a way that is compelling, exciting, memorable and FUN!

What are the odds of reaching into a shuffled deck of cards, grabbing four of them and having them be the four aces? First we calculate the statistical probability of such a feat and then one of YOUR STUDENTS comes up to attempt the feat!

How many combinations exist for a shuffled deck of cards? Would you believe that there are more combinations for a shuffled deck of cards than there are atoms in our entire galaxy? I'll prove it and then I'll do a trick that has even slimmer odds of success.

Statistics has never been this fun!