Wouldn't it be fun if you were the main character and decided what happens next? Choose your own adventure books have interactive storylines that allow the reader to make choices, depending on which option you pick the story will proceed accordingly. There are interactive books in all types of genres such as classic tales, bedtime stories, blockbuster series, and more!
Here are 15 of our favorites to encourage your young readers to think critically, learn how to make smart choices, and practice puzzle-solving while having creative fun!
1. Escape From a Video Game
This exciting 3 book series tells the story of an innovative new video game that has never been released...until now. This video game is unique because each player gets to choose how they want the mission to end between two very different plot lines. An extra bonus, if the reader finds every possible ending they receive a secret code they can use to unlock an exclusive alternate finale on the website.
2. Song of the Mockingbird
Josefina is a young girl living in New Mexico in 1824, and you as the reader get to explore her town and choose what types of activities you two want to do together throughout this immersive book. You can make choices along the way leading to dozens of endings, so you not only get one book but many!
3. The Story Pirates Present: Stuck in the Stone Age
This exciting and educational 3 book series takes readers on an epic adventure with storylines and plot twists invented by kids. Each chapter is determined by each fateful choice you pick. Will your choice lead to one of your favorite characters being eaten by a giant tiger or hit by a falling rock? Read and take action!
4. Princess Adventures: This Way Or That Way?
A sweet bedtime story that reads differently each night. Two princesses leave their castle and set off on an adventure, but they both want to go in opposite directions. The reader gets to choose for the girls along the way by flipping to the tabs with their corresponding choice icons.
5. Star Wars: Choose Your Destiny
This 4 book adventure series is a collection of stories inspired by the iconic Star Wars franchise. All your favorite characters running around outer space trying to cause or prevent problems depending on the choices YOU make!
6. Choose Your Own Story: The Minecraft Zombie Adventure
For the lovers of Minecraft, there is a choose your own adventure book just for you! With 4 gamebooks in this original series, you can explore the Minecraft world as a zombie. Make the wrong choice and end up fighting with a monster, or choose wisely and discover all the possibilities with 25 hidden ending options included.
7. Goosebumps: Please Don't Feed The Vampire
With 23 books in this spooktacular goosebumps series, each book has a scary twist. This classic story starts with vampire-in-a-can with a DANGER warning on the label. What do you do? Open it and start your nightmarish journey with 20 possible endings.
8. The Case of the Missing Dumpling
This fun fill-in-the-blank creative book, allows the reader to change the story by adding adjectives, verbs, and nouns in the spaces provided. Depending on what words you choose the story will change and progress. Will you solve the case, or get lost in the endless and potentially ridiculous possibilities.
9. The Freedom Finders: Break Your Chains
Each story in this complicated series is set in its own time period, with unique characters, and a variety of execution ideas to find your way to freedom. In this tale it's 1825, you and Ma are trying to return the secret treasure to Da who is an ocean away, and each choice will bring you closer or farther away from freedom and each other!
10. Goldilocks and the Three Bears: An Interactive Fairy Tale Adventure
This choose your own adventure book allows you to re-write an old classic fairy tale and discover hidden plots and endings you've never heard before. There are 3 separate storylines with different character developments and outcomes perfect for innovative children.
11. Select Your Superpower: You Save The World
This exciting book lets your choose from 9 of the coolest superpowers and go on a mission to save your friends. Once you've chosen your superpower each right choice gets you closer to rescuing innocent people, and each wrong choice could potentially turn a secret cure over to bad people who want to destroy the world! What power are you going to pick first?
12. Doodle Adventures: The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs!
This artistic and imaginative 3 book series lets the reader also be the illustrator. You will follow absurd prompts and draw yourself into this outer space adventure. Each doodle can be as realistic, creative, and ridiculous as you want to produce a story that is 100% uniquely you.
13. Alice Through the Looking Glass: A Matter of Time
With imaginative illustrations and a story based on the film, this classic tale gets a new spin with each of the 4 main characters having a say in how the plot goes. Your choices will change this beloved story into madness with brand new ideas and unpredictable situations.
14. Pick a Plot: You Are a Cat
Are 9 lives enough to get you through this crazy, cat-filled adventure story? Each move you make is crucial so you don't lose any lives, get taken in by a demented family, or be eaten by dogs. Find your purrrrfect ending one choice at a time.
15. House of Danger
This historical and investigative novel takes the reader on a crime-solving adventure in a creepy town with an abandoned house. Strange things keep happening and each step of the case is decided by you. Depending on what you choose you could end up catching the trouble-maker, encounter a ghost, or worse...you're in control, so choose wisely!