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Note: the ages/audiences listed here are only general recommendations. Many older children still like reading board books from when they were smaller.
Fiction: Something invented by the imagination; an invented story.
Non-fiction: Writing that is about facts and real events.
Examples of Literary Genres
Note: It's not always easy. In recent years authors have been blurring the boundaries between some of these genres. For example, Harry Potter, by J. K. Rowling, combines action and adventure, mystery, crime, sci-fi, and fantasy genres.