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Choose Your Own Adventure

April 10, 2020

5 interactive fiction series to get you started on your next family adventure.

Looking for a different kind of story time? Choose your own adventure and read an interactive book together as a family.

1. The Oregon Trail  

Travel by covered wagon back to 1850 and choose-your-own-trail with this gamebook series based on the 8-bit video game enjoyed by 90s school kids everywhere.  

2. Give Yourself Goosebumps

Another retro throwback, Give Yourself Goosebumps is a spin-off of the popular horror series by R.L. Stine where readers choose the scare.  

3. Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure

Climb Mount Everest, sail around the world, or travel to Mars! These books not only pack a lot of action with comic-book style illustrations, but provide readers with real true-life facts along the way.  

4. Twisted Journeys

The Twisted Journeys comics offer a wide array of interactive stories from sci-fi to superhero, fantasy, and horror. Audio narration is also available.  

5. Case Closed

Solve mysteries and help the Las Pistas Detective Agency! More than just deciding the plot, this pick-your-own-path series also contain puzzles.

Megan photo with stuffed dinosaur avatar


Megan works at the Main Library Teen Center. She enjoys crafting, board games, and horror and sci-fi films. Reach out to her if you're looking for something new to watch.