Helping Your Child with Reading Genres

Reading genres present several choices for children when selecting books. Fiction, nonfiction, prose, poetry, realism, fantasy, science fiction and mystery books are just a few of the many genres from which children can choose. Explore the various genres in children’s literature, changing trends in genres, and book suggestions for children.

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