The first children’s book was published in 1658 and was called Little Pretty Pocket-Book. The longest novel ever written is Marienbad My Love by Mark Leach which is 3,687,227 words long. The shortest book ever written is 'The Right Word' by William J. Wolf, with only one word—'love'—in it.
Did you know?
Fiction books are stories that are made up by the author. Non-fiction books are based on facts and real-life events. Biographies tell the story of a person's life.
Types of Books
Think of a book you have read recently. Was it fiction or non-fiction?
Genres are types of books with similar ideas or topics. Examples of genres are mystery, fantasy, romance, and biography. Some books can fit into more than one genre.
Exploring Book Genres
Biography - the story of a person's life written by another person Autobiography - the story of a person's life they wrote about themselves Informational - gives facts. Usually uses charts, graphs, special vocabulary, and headings.
What are some examples of non-fiction book genres?
Draw a pig doing a ballet dance with ballet slippers and a tutu
Realistic fiction - made up people, set right now, could happen, but didn't Science fiction - set in the future, uses technology, robots, aliens, space, etc. Fantasy - could never happen in real life. Mythical creatures, magic, talking animals Poetry - stories written in verse
Name a book genre you like to read.
Draw a picture that represents your favorite book genre.