My children LOVE to read. They love to be read to. They love to get new books at the library, to complete a reading challenge, and they really love the Choose Your Own Adventure Books published by Chooseco LLC in Waitsfield, VT.
There are 15 Vermont authors and artists including the late R. A. Montgomery who created the Choose Your Own Adventure series over 30 years ago. Read more about the history of Choose Your Own Adventures here.
There are over 70 Choose Your Own Adventure titles, and there are more currently being worked on! Also look for Choose Your Own Nightmare. My children enjoyed the younger reader set pictured above.
A few pages into each story the reader is asked to choose what the main character (YOU – the reader) would do next. There might be 9, 12 or even up to 40 different endings. Children can re-read the story over and over again and be reading a completely different story each time. It’s fun for children to have control of the story’s outcome. When I read these stories to my children they often wanted to take different paths so we read each book many times.
These classics: The Abominable Snowman and Journey Under The Sea were both written by R. A. Montgomery in the 1980’s. These books started it all!
I asked Elizabeth Adelman from Chooseco where my readers can purchase these interactive books and she shared this: “We are carried at many local independent stores throughout the state and we always encourage people interested in purchasing Choose Your Own Adventure to “shop local.” Our own “local” store is the terrific Bridgeside Books in Waterbury, VT. When we send a writer on tour, we always try to have an author signing at Bridgeside. We also ship web orders placed at www.cyoa.com promptly and they should usually reach Vermont customers in just a couple of days.”
Chooseco is hosting an extra generous giveaway! In addition to sending a book set to TWO winners each winner will also be able to choose a local school to receive a book set! Win Win!
Keep reading readers,