What is Illustrated Fiction?

Did you know we have a special book collection called Illustrated Fiction?

Illustrated fiction is a hybrid, or a combination, of words and pictures working together to tell a story.  Picture books are also made up of words and pictures working together, but usually for a younger audience.  The books included in our illustrated fiction section have been created with an older elementary school audience in mind rather than an audience of preschoolers or kindergarteners.  These books have subjects, vocabulary words, or complex ideas that are aimed at readers anywhere from 2nd to 5th grade.  However, many of these books do not have chapters or sections but tell one continuous story making them a unique bridge between picture books and longer fiction books.

Illustrated fiction books are a great addition for any school project, homeschooling unit, or just reading for fun!  All kinds of genres are represented in Illustrated Fiction - historical fiction, poetry, animals, kids today, sports, just to name a few!  There are also books based on popular fiction series like the Spiderwick Chronicles, the Chronicles of Narnia, and the Redwall books, and even books that might be a bit too scary for younger siblings.

Stop in and check out our illustrated fiction section - you're bound to find some hidden gems that you've never noticed before! The books are located between Graphic Novels and the Parent/Teacher section on aisle #1. Happy reading!

 

Illustrated Fiction Authors include ...

Frank Asch & Devin Asch

Holling Clancy Holling

Patricia Polacco

Chris Van Allsburg

and more!



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