When I was a kid, I fondly remember reading all kinds of books. One of the most popular genres in elementary school was the gamebook, or “choose your own adventure” style. Not only could you immerse yourself in a detailed story, but the reader was able to make their own decisions and carry the story into their very own, unique direction. You could read the book several times and never have the same ending!
Wanting to enhance on a child’s love for reading while also creating a way for parents to connect easily with their children, Bulgarian-born author Nikola Raykov created his very own “Game Tales” series. And he’s done what most authors never do: he’s made them free! These books are unique in many ways, but one of the most important is that these are directed towards young children and not to the typical audience for choose your own adventure books, pre-teens. His beautiful artwork and detailed stories guide both parents and children alike to make their own wise choices and create a unique story. His first book can be found on his GameTale website, along with great information on his passion to cultivate a love for reading and forge a relationship with parents that will last a lifetime.