Are you looking for a new way to make reading fun for your elementary child? Introduce your child to plot-your-own stories where they are in control of what happens in the book! Think of these stories as a precursor to the video game; the reader decides the moves of the characters and determines the outcome. Allowing reader choices is not only a fun way to determine how the story develops, it also encourages reluctant readers to continue a book that may have intimidated them otherwise.
You may be familiar with the Choose Your Own Adventure series from your own childhood which featured various tales that let the reader completely control the plot of the book; the still-popular series used to be one of the only of its kind but now there are more options to satisfy your child.
Can You Survive: See if you can survive the worlds of your favorite classics from Greek mythology to Treasure Island.
Can You Survive: Another series by the same title features interactive survival adventures that focus on dangerous places and situations.
Club Penguin: Join your favorite penguins on some cool adventures.
Twisted Journeys: This graphic novel series offers some twisted tales for the reader to navigate.
Interactive History Adventures: Check out this nonfiction series featuring events from different historical periods. Each book in this series starts by introducing the time period. Each title has several short stories for your child to direct.
Looking for more plot-your-own stories? Browse the library’s catalog.
Youth Services Librarian