"Genre is a category used to classify literary works, usually by form, technique, or content." --The Literary Dictionary: Vocabulary of Reading and Writing, 1999
We classify materials by two main genres: fiction and non-fiction. We call non-fiction juvenile books "juvenile literature."
Below are lists of genres that can be searched as subjects in the Library Catalog:
Non-fiction (we use the term "juvenile literature"):
Literature & Traditional Literature:
Some genres may not be included as searchable subjects in the Library Catalog. Here are a few examples.
Click the Find Books tab at the top of this guide to learn more about how to navigate the curriculum libraries at the Philadelphia Campus Library and the Newtown LRC.
To locate books at either Holy Family location, use the "advanced search feature" in the Library Catalog.
* You can list keywords or search by subject
* Try entering a genre in the search box and choose "subject" from the pull-down menu on the left
* Be sure to limit to "juvenile" under "audience"
* You can limit by library to locate items at Holy Family
Breitlinks: Children's Genres
See this website by a school media specialist for an overview and definition of various genres.
Genre Study: A Collaborative Approach
This lesson plan from ReadWriteThink provides background information about genres. Check out the resources under "From Theory to Practice" and "Resources and Preparation."
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