Nonfiction and Fiction
A nonfiction book provides facts and reality. All
biographies and autobiographies are nonfiction. Books
written about history are also nonfiction. Most things
written in the newspaper are nonfiction. Newspaper articles
about weather, sports, and births/deaths are a few examples of
nonfiction. Poems and dramas are also considered nonfiction.
A fiction book is make-believe.
Harry Potter is an example of a
fiction book. Some other fiction books are Stuart Little and Frog
and Toad. Sometimes fiction books almost seem
real. This is because not everything in a fiction book is
make-believe. If you use your imagination and write a
book about a fantastic trip to Africa, some parts of it may be
facts. The names of the cities you visit and the
animals you see are real. However the trip is make-believe
because you create it with your imagination.
The next time you read a book, ask yourself if you're
reading a nonfiction or a fiction book?