Looking for some interesting books to help get your tweens and teens into reading? Check out this list that’s all about chapter books and graphic novels (not game books) that feature RPG themes to tie into their other interests!
The Library Game by Open Story Games is a TTRPG/LARP where players learn about library organization while acting as researchers trying to prepare for a catastrophe that’s about to befall the building! Collect magical words for creating your solution before time runs out!
Want to get your young kids into reading and introduce some TTRPG themes to them at the same time? Check out this list that’s all about storybooks (not game books) that feature RPG themes and let kids gain some reading XP!
A Kid’s Guide to Tabletop RPGs is just that! It’s a wonderfully written book that’s made FOR kids to get a solid and understandable introduction to TTRPGs or discover new approaches to their existing TTRPG sessions.
TTRPGs are a great way to get kids reading by giving them something FUN to check out and enjoy… while also happening to involve reading… and there’s a lot of ways to help that process along! I cover how to make reading within the game accessible, why TTRPGs help with developing an interest in reading, and how to get players to continue reading after the game!
Kittens & Dragons from Van Ryder Games is a graphic novel choose-your-own-adventure (CYOA) style story that uses search-and-find mechanics instead of dice! It’s great for running solo or with your kids for a good read, a fun game, and a wonderful adventure!
Cozy Companion is a magazine from Snowbright Studio that includes TTRPG adventures, project features, and activities for all ages (kids and adults can both enjoy) that all revolve around a particular theme for each issue! This review is for Cozy Companion volume 3: All Things Nautical!
Tabletop Role-Playing Therapy by Dr. Megan Connell is a guide for clinicians looking to use TTRPGs with their clients. As a layperson, this was also an amazing exploration into why our regular, non-guided sessions and campaigns can feel therapeutic, and it has deepened my perspective on what TTRPGs can be – I hope you find it as engaging as I have!
This post is to provide quick references to the resources mentioned during the IN State Library webinar on July 19, including additional EDU resources and links to the games shown throughout the presentation.
Let’s Roll is a guide for librarians to introduce youth tabletop RPG groups in their communities and schools! This book is written by a librarian for librarians and explains everything from how to propose a program to what TTRPGs you should try with your group to how to run your first game. Check it out for tips, case study examples, and more!