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When I was about 8 years old I was given Now You See It, Now You Don't by Bill Tarr. I found this book to be very good at teaching sleight of hand with balls. It also covers card and coin magic.
To get away from cards:
A set of billiard balls, and Pop Haydn's Billiard Balls for the Street. I was probably about ten when I started billiard balls, and they've been with me ever since. I still have, and use, the first set of billiard balls I got.
There's lots of information available about multiplying billiard balls; all the classic texts (e.g. Tarbell), in Bruce Elliott's Classic Secrets of Magic, and various books and pamphlets, e.g. MacCarthy, E. Brian. Slow Sleights: Billiard Balls, Thimbles, Cards, Coins, etc.. George Johnson, 1934, and Hull, Burling. Master Sleights With Billiard Balls. American Magic Corporation, 1914.
Books are your best bang for the buck. Consider Bill Tarr's Now You See It ... Now You Don't! and Henry Hay's Amateur Magician's Handbook.
First of all, that's great! I'm always happy to meet someone who wants to give magic a start! Don't worry about being good at it yet, it's a very involved performance art, but once you know the core fundamentals (misdirection, audience management, sleight of hand, banterful patter) it's super easy to get into.
If you want to know how I personally started seeking out magic to learn, it was around age 12 with a book called Now You See It, Now You Don't by Bill Tarr. That was my first book on sleight of hand and it covers a multitude of moves and sleights with various objects like coins, cards, and balls. I studied that book like it was a holy text and learned every move, though I didn't quite know how routines worked yet and I wasn't especially charismatic at the time. Not to sound dramatic, but that book had a huge impact on my life and very much shaped the person I would become. I still have that same copy on my shelf. After that it was the Royal Road to Card Magic for my first real introduction to card magic and card routines, but that was a much denser book. It wasn't until a bit later that I discovered online magic stores and downloadable instructional videos. They were so accessible and easy to diget, my desire to learn skyrocketed.
The first I found was penguinmagic.com when I was maybe 13? It's still my gold standard for online magic shopping; my first purchase was Sponge by Jay Noblezada, game changing magic for a kid. From there I graduated to coin magic routines from In the Beginning There Were Coins (also Jay). I recommend sponge or coin magic to start if you want an easy introduction to the principles and fundamentals of sleight of hand.
After that, just before starting high school, I found ellusionist.com and the "leather coat" magicians like Brad Christian and Justin Miller (they've since become more hipsterish, and still a great resource). They were edgy, cool, and influenced my personal style an unfortunate amount... I wore a lot of black and gray back then.
Just before high school I stumbled onto theory11.com, which had more of an artful feel to it, but it's there that I found out about Daniel Madison's Dangerous video. His card magic shaped my performance style in a huge way. He was so laid back and casual about his massive skill. I got really into gambling sleights and card control and manipulation around that time. Cards became almost my exclusive medium for years after that.
I'm 27 now and I'm more into organic magic that fits in one pocket, so less cards and more coins, rubber bands, and mentalism. I use a lot of different resources and it's mostly advanced stuff, I love the challenge of complex sleights though! Those books, those sites and those names guided me into the world of magic.
You can find some other great starting resources on the r/Magic subreddit they have a pretty comprehensive list. There are also a ton of free materials in the public domain available through libraries, google, youtube, tons of effects and fun routines you can learn quickly and easily. If you ever have any questions, need some direction, or just want to chat about where to start, I'm happy to help!
Do you have a type of magic or magician you especially enjoy?
Now you see it, now you dont,
Hands down, this is the best starter book:
Now You See It, Now You Don't: Lessons in Sleight of Hand is a classic, and one that was recommended to me years ago when I was interested in learning magic tricks. Excellent starting point.