Our libraries will focus on one book genre each month.
· Imaginary characters with places, events and problems that seem real
· Imaginary, “enchanted” or other-worldly
· Can take place in the past, present or future
· Often includes magic, super-heroes, or the supernatural
· Real world problem is solved in an unreal way
· Takes place in modern times
· Characters are ordinary people
· Real life experiences
· There is a problem to be solved
· Must be believable
· Based on real or predicted science knowledge
· Often takes place in a faraway land and in the future
· Imaginary characters involved with realistic characters
· Readers visualize characters, setting, and actions
· True story of a real person’s life
· Often includes real photographs, documents, and quotes
· Shows accuracy of time and place in which the individual lived
· Often describes the persons childhood and family background
· Focus is on the person’s character, career or achievements
Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice
“You never know what will happen next.”
Jon - Barron
“If you're into realistic fiction adventure books then this is for you."
Wonder by RJ Palacio
“It pulls on your heart strings and then right after comes a joke. If is one of the best books in the world.”
Stella - North Salem
“It was probably the best book I have ever read. It comes from all the characters hearts - especially August!”
Saving Arm Pit by Natalie Hyde
Alex - Barron
"It is the funniest book I ever read."
Hothead by Cal Ripken Jr.
George - North Salem
"It has action and real life problems."
Dante - North Salem
"This book was awesome andI'll definitely read another book by Cal Ripken Jr."
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Milie - Lancaster
"It's so sad yet so very happy."
Daylee - North Salem
"It was heart warming and you will fall in love with all the characters."
Amy - Soule
"It breaks your heart and then mends it again."
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
Kate - Barron
"Wonderstruck was so fun to read and I really felt like the characters were family."
Chloe - Fisk
"With the pictures, you can imagine anything. They let your mind go free."
Benjamin Franklinstein Lives by Matthew McElligott
Beau - Haigh
"It has Benjamin Franklin in it as a zombie. He meets a kid named Victor and they have to deal with problems that Ben has."
Kaylie - Fisk
"My favorite parts are the scary details in the house."
Pie by Sarah Weeks
Andria - Haigh
"It's like a mystery. You can't wait to read the next page. It's really a fantastic book. In every chapter there is a pie recipe. Yummy!"
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
Nandini - Soule
"It is mysterious and kind of scary. It is about a girl who has to save her parents and the castle."
Emma - Lancaster
"You get hooked on the first page. I think the castle likes Celie. My favorite part was when her pparents went missing."
A graphic novel is a book that is in a comic format. It can be fiction or nonfiction and it can be one long story or a group of short stories.
In our libraries, we put stickers on our books to help identify them as graphic novels.