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Genres of Literature: Current Children's & YA

Distinguishing Characteristics

  • Can also be called non-fiction books.  
  • Informational books must be accurate, authentic, up-to-date, factual, clearly organized, and include illustrations when needed.  
  • Many readers are drawn to non-fiction more than fiction. 
  • Texts range widely and include photo documentaries, narrative texts, how-to, question & answer books, 
  • activity books, field guides/ identification books, trivia collections. 
  • Informational picture books are a great way to introduce topics. 
  • In most library collections, find them using the call # 000-900 (eg. 595.92)