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What Genre? Game. Before you read a book, it is sometimes possible to tell what genre of literature it is by looking at the cover and reading the summary. To play this game: Look at the book cover, the call number, and read the summary. Then decide what genre you think the book would be.

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What Genre? Game
  • Before you read a book, it is sometimes possible to tell what genre of literature it is by looking at the cover and reading the summary.
  • To play this game:
  • Look at the book cover, the call number, and read the summary.
  • Then decide what genre you think the book would be.
  • If you are correct, you will hear applause.
  • If you are wrong, you will hear a laser.
  • To go to the next book, click on the next button in the bottom right-hand corner.

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:

Left on their own in London, three impoverished children draw upon all their resources to stay together and find their father.

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Fantasy

Call Number:

FBUL

Science Fiction

Folktale

Biography

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:

Discusses the effects of some of nature's most violent phenomena.

Historical Fiction

Informational

Fantasy

Call Number:

551.2GRA

Science Fiction

Folktale

Biography

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:

The adventures of the Alden children as they take up residence in an old lighthouse.

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Fantasy

Call Number:

FWAR

Science Fiction

Folktale

Biography

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What Genre?

Summary:After learning that humans are headed toward his hidden home, Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a brownie and an orphan boy in a quest to find the legendary valley known as the Rim of Heaven.

Realistic Fiction

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Fantasy

Science Fiction

Call Number:

FFUN

Folktale

Biography

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:The life story of John F. Kennedy, America's youngest elected president.

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Fantasy

Call Number:

921KEN

Science Fiction

Folktale

Biography

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:Rhyming verse about the ups and downs of elementary school life

Historical Fiction

Poetry

Fantasy

Science Fiction

Call Number:

811DAK

Folktale

Biography

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:The adventures of Captain Nemo and his crew aboard the submarine, Nautilus. They come face to face with exotic ocean creatures and strange sights hidden from the world above.

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Fantasy

Science Fiction

Call Number:

FVER

Folktale

Biography

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:According to legend, when the eldest son fell in the well and almost drowned, the Chinese decided to give all their children short names.

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Fantasy

Science Fiction

Call Number:

398.2MOS

Folktale

Biography

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:The Ingalls family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie.

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Fantasy

Call Number:

FWIL

Science Fiction

Folktale

Biography

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:The town's ten-year-old walking encyclopedia again solves ten neighborhood mysteries.

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Fantasy

Call Number:

F SOB

Science Fiction

Folktale

Biography

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:For his tenth birthday, Jack wants a robot so he'll have someone to play with.

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Fantasy

Call Number:

F SLO

Science Fiction

Folktale

Biography

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Correct!

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:When her kindergarten class has Job Day, Junie B. goes through much confusion and excitement before deciding on the "bestest" job of all.

Historical Fiction

Poetry

Fantasy

Science Fiction

Call Number:

811SIL

Folktale

Biography

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:When her kindergarten class has Job Day, Junie B. goes through much confusion and excitement before deciding on the "bestest" job of all.

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Fantasy

Science Fiction

Call Number:

FPAR

Folktale

Biography

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You are

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:An African version of the familiar story of a man who sets off to sell his hats, only to have them stolen by a treeful of mischievous monkeys.

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Fantasy

Science Fiction

Call Number:

398.2DIA

Folktale

Biography

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You are

Correct!

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:

Facts about mummies and mummification--natural and man-made--from around the world.

Historical Fiction

Informational

Fantasy

Call Number:

393 PUT

Science Fiction

Folktale

Biography

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:Laurie and his family attempt to flee England when the Tripods descend from outer space and begin brainwashing everyone with their hypnotic Caps.

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Fantasy

Science Fiction

Call Number:

FSLO

Folktale

Biography

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You are

Correct!

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:The life story of the prolific inventor who had a keen interest in voice and sound and who worked tirelessly on behalf of deaf people.

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Fantasy

Call Number:

921BEL

Science Fiction

Folktale

Biography

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:Twelve-year-old Greg is surprised to find himself teaming up with his lifelong rival, Maura, to create a series of comic books to sell at school.

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Fantasy

Science Fiction

Call Number:

F CLE

Folktale

Biography

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You are

Correct!

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia..

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Fantasy

Call Number:

F LEW

Science Fiction

Folktale

Biography

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:Cam and her friend Eric help solve the mystery of the stolen diamonds.

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Call Number:

F ADL

Fantasy

Science Fiction

Folktale

Biography

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:

Disgusted that a family with three girls moves into the house across the river, nine-year-old Wally and his three brothers declare a practical joke war on the girls.

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Fantasy

Science Fiction

Call Number:

FNAY

Folktale

Biography

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Correct!

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:Mary Ellen Todd and her family move from their home in Arkansas westward over the Oregon Trail in 1852.

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Fantasy

Call Number:

F VAN

Science Fiction

Folktale

Biography

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You are

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:Recounts the life story of the author of the "Little House" books, from her childhood in Wisconsin to her old age at Rocky Ridge Farm.

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Fantasy

Call Number:

921WIL

Science Fiction

Folktale

Biography

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What Genre?

Realistic Fiction

Summary:A strange little man helps the miller's daughter spin straw into gold for the king on the condition that she will give him her firstborn child.

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Fantasy

Call Number:

398.2ZEL

Science Fiction

Folktale

Biography

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Correct!

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Congratulations!

You know your genres.

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Realistic Fiction

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Fantasy

Science Fiction

Folktale

Biography

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