||Fantasy books are a
type of fiction that contain elements such as characters or settings
that could not exist in life as we know it today. Examples include
characters such as dragons or animals with human characteristics.
Settings might be magical or other-world.
books are stories that could happen, but that did not really happen. They are usually set in present-day. Characters encounter modern day
difficulties and dilemmas. Realistic fiction includes mysteries,
adventure stories, humorous stories, and much more.
||Nonfiction books are
informational books written by credible authors. Nonfiction books
explain how things work, tell facts about many different topics, and
show us how to do various things.
||Folktales are stories
that have been passed down to us over the years by real people.
There are many types of folktales, including fables, tall tales,
myths, and fairy tales. This type of book can be found in the nonfiction area of our
||Fables are brief
stories that teach a lesson or moral. The characters are
usually animals, but they are given human characteristics. An
example of a fable is "The Fox and the
||Tall Tales are
folktales that have a key element of exaggeration, such as
||Fairy Tales usually
have magical elements with characters that could be fairies,
giants, or elves. Many times magical deeds are performed.
Cinderella is an example of a fairy tale.|
||Myths are stories that
serve to explain some phenomenon of nature. Many incorporate
gods and goddesses within the story. The story of King Midas
histories of a person's life or parts of his/her life. A biography
that is written by a person about his/her own life is called an