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Subject: Looking for ideas
Date Posted: 9/8/2010 8:18 PM ET
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My son is 9 and in 4th grade.  His teacher has informed the parents that every month they will be required to do a book report.  She has said that by the time they are done with the school year, they will have covered all the genre.  First, what are the different types of genre for childrens books and second, can anyone recommend any good authors or series?  Also, sorry for the hic-up of my other post that seemed to come out doubled.


Date Posted: 9/8/2010 9:13 PM ET
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My daughter in just starting 4th grade -she like the Geronimo Stilton books - Mystery Tree House books also.  

Date Posted: 9/8/2010 10:25 PM ET
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I believe the genres will be the same as adult books - nonfiction, historical fiction, mystery, biography, fantasy, etc.

Some books my son liked in fourth and fifth grade:

The Trumpet of the Swan and Stuart Little - E.B. White

Blood on the River - Carbone

My Side of the Mountain - Jean Craighead George

Ragweed - Avi

Lunch Money - Clements

The Walls of Cartagena - Durango

Igraine the Brave - Funke

Black Star, Bright Dawn - O'Dell

Hatchet - Gary Paulsen

On the Wings of Heroes - Richard Peck

The White Giraffe - St. John

Snow Treasure - McSwigan

Date Posted: 9/9/2010 12:27 PM ET
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Here are the genre that his teacher said they would be starting out with: Any good suggestions?


Tall Tales

Historical Fiction



Date Posted: 9/9/2010 1:28 PM ET
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My daughter just finished  - Yellow Star (Paperback), it was a good Histoical fiction, almost non fiction.  It was an easy read, she read it in one sitting.


You can "Browse by Genre" in childrens books to look at some biographies, or historical fiction.