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Children's Literature -- Chapter Book Genres

Montgomery Library's Guide to Chlidren's Chapter Books

Chapter Books for Children

Chapter Book Genres

In children's literature, a genre identifies the content and subject matter of a book.  

  • To begin, books are written in prose or poetry
  • These books may be nonfiction or fiction.
  •  Nonfiction books include (auto)biography and informational books.
  •  Fiction books include fantasy and realistic fiction.
  •  Fantasy books may be traditional fantasy, modern fantasy, or science fiction
  •  Realistic fiction books may be historical fiction or contemporary fiction.
  • Poetry, fantasy, fiction, (auto)biography, informational, and multicultural genres contain books for every reading level.
  • Some books fit in multiple genres.

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