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Book Genres by Mind Map: Book Genres

1. Adventure

1.1. An event or series of events that happens outside the course of the main characters ordinary life, usually accompanied by danger, often by physical action.

1.1.1. Treasure Island

1.1.2. Where the Wild Things Are

2. Historical Fiction

2.1. A genre in which the plot takes place in a setting located in the past.

2.1.1. Number the Stars

2.1.2. Out of the Dust

3. Mystery

3.1. A type of fiction in which a detective, or other professional, solves a crime or series of crimes

3.1.1. Nancy Drew

3.1.2. The Hardy Boys

4. Fantasy

4.1. A plot cannot occur in the real world. Its plot usually involves superpowers or magic taking place on an undiscovered planet of an unknown world.

4.1.1. Alice in Wonderland

4.1.2. Harry Potter

5. Folktale

5.1. A story originating in popular culture, typically passed on by word of mouth.

5.1.1. Matilda

5.1.2. Hansel and Gretel

6. Poetry

6.1. A collection of words that express an emotion or idea, sometimes with a specific rhythm.

6.1.1. The Giving Tree

6.1.2. Dr. Seuss

7. Fiction

7.1. Short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people.

7.1.1. Charlotte's Web

7.1.2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

7.1.3. The Secret Garden

8. Horror

8.1. Fiction which is intended to, or has the capacity to frighten, scare, disgust, or startle its readers or viewers by inducing feelings of horror and terror.

8.1.1. Coraline

8.1.2. Goosebumps

9. Realistic Fiction

9.1. Stories that could have actually occurred to people or animals in a believable setting.

9.1.1. The Higher Power of Lucy

9.1.2. Because of Winn-Dixie