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Genre

Features

Examples

Adventure

full of action, excitement and danger; often involves a journey; characters include clearly defined heroes and villains; may be set in challenging settings

Alex Rider Books; Artemis Fowl Series; Swallows and Amazons

Contemporary/realistic

set in everyday life with everyday characters and settings; often include themes around family, school, animals (realistic) and sport

Jacqueline Wilson books; Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series

Fable

traditional stories often passed on orally; a short story teaching a moral – animal characters

The Hare and the Tortoise

The Boy who Cried Wolf

Fairy-tale

simple plots often passed on orally with clear villains and heroes; often includes royalty, animal characters, magic and happy endings for the good characters

The Three Little Pigs

The Frog Prince

Cinderella

Fantasy

stories with magic, imaginary worlds and creatures; mythical and divine beings; magical objects;

The Hobbit; Harry Potter Series; Earthsea Series; Artemis Fowl Series; Narnia Books

Horror

intended to scare; use suspense to build up to moment of horror; often have danger, ghosts or spooky settings; often have twists or surprises; happy endings not guaranteed!

Any stories with ghosts, monsters

Legends

stories which have a basis in truth (historical characters & real places) but have been added to over years of retelling

Robin Hood

The Legends of King Arthur

Myths

traditional stories explaining why the world is how it is; often passed down orally

Pandora’s Box; creation myths;

 

Mystery/Detective

crime, puzzle or mystery to solve; detective or non-professional tasked with finding out; time pressure; villains and victims; suspects; clues; red herrings; story ends in solving of the mystery

Sherlock Holmes, Famous Five Series, Hacker, Alex Rider Books; Artemis Fowl Series;

Science fiction

stories which imagine new technology and worlds; creatures from other worlds; imaginary creatures/settings with a basis on science and technology (rather than magic)

The Iron Man; Star Wars; Doctor Who

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