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Genre: Mystery

Sample Authors: Lemony Snicket http://www.lemonysnicket.com

Avi http://www.avi-writer.com/

These stories involve solving a puzzling event or situation. They are centered around characters who investigate a crime or who are hired to obtain secret information.


Genre: Fantasy

Sample Authors: J.K. Rowling http://www.jkrowling.com

Raold Dahl http://www.roalddahl.com/

Stories contain elements that are not realistic such as talking animals, magical powers, and mythical beings. Often set in a medieval time.


Genre: Chiller a.k.a. Horror

Sample Author: R.L. Stine http://www.rlstine.com/

This genre is designed to scare the reader. In these stories the characters, sometimes of supernatural origin, invade the everyday world. Characters include vampires, zombies, and monsters.


Genre: Historical Fiction

Sample Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder http://www.littlehousebooks.com

These stories are centered around a historical situation. They are set in a historical period.

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Sample Author: Beverly Cleary http://www.beverlycleary.com/

These stories take place in modern times. The characters are involved in events that could happen.


Genre: Science Fiction

Sample Author: Madeleine L'Engle http://www.madeleinelengle.com/

These stories tell about science and technology of the future. They are usually set in space, on a different world, or in a different dimension.

Genre: Nonfiction

Sample Author: David Macaulay http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/features/

Nonfiction is anything that is true. Examples include joke and riddle books, how-to books, newspaper articles, true stories about real people, places, and events.

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