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!
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!
Teacher-Gamer Handbook is a guide for educators to learn the ins and outs of effectively running a tabletop RPG class! This book covers class outlines and activities, detailed explanations of the skills kids learn through TTRPGs, tips for addressing common concern points, and SO much more! As a teacher-gamer who uses TTRPG elements in the class that I teach, I loved getting to check this out, and I hope you do too!
The ABCs of D&D is a fun way for us tabletop gamers to start sharing our hobby with our kids and teach about the ABCs! I received this book as a gift from a good friend after kiddo (now 4yo) was born, and we’ve read it many times since. I’m happy to be sharing this review with you today, and I hope you enjoy it too!
D&D Dungeon Club, Roll Call is a graphic novel about D&D, school clubs, friendship, and middle school that connects D&D and real life in some awesome ways. Check it out here, and enjoy!
My Dad the Game Master is a fun picture book story about a girl sharing her insights on what it means to live with her game master dad. From finding treasures like his shiny dice and minis to making creative bedtime stories, this book covers all the wonderful and weird parts of living with a tabletop roleplaying gamer dad.
Complete the Quest: The Poisonous Library by Brian McLachlan is a choose-your-own-adventure style graphic novel that prompts readers to make impactful choices, roleplay different characters, and go on an epic adventure with lots of twists and turns!
The Familiar Finders is a set of books designed for kids to imagine a fantastic hidden world filled with creatures that have a magical form AND to journal about it! While not a typical tabletop RPG, this book combo encourages kids to go out in nature and imagine the world of the familiars, kind of like a journaling LARP (live action roleplay) adventure! It’s encouraged my kid to go on many walks since we’ve started playing, and I hope you enjoy it too!
Roll for Initiative by Jaime Formato is a middle grade book all about making friends and finding oneself with some help from D&D! It follows the story of Riley as she rolls with life’s changes when her big brother (and D&D DM) moves away for college. She grows, makes friends, and starts running her own campaign… and, especially when her brother comes back home and tries to run things his way, learns that she maybe likes taking the initiative.
The So You Want to Be a… series is a collection of books that pairs with the Questlings tabletop RPG! You can read about how you can channel your favorite character class in real life and see your inner hero from the game shine through!