How to choose books to read?

 How to choose books to read?

What is Literature? 


Literature is a term used to describe written or spoken material. Broadly speaking, "literature" is used to describe anything from creative writing to more technical or scientific works, but the term is most commonly used to refer to works of the creative imagination:







A made up story

Can tell about things that could happen

Is read for fun

Characters may be like real people or imaginary


Has facts that can be checked and proven

The author is an expert on this information

Is read to gain information on a subject

It is TRUE


How to choose books to read?

About Read

Types of Books 

Mass-market paperbacks - most sold, but not most profitable segment (low margins of profit)

Religious books - most popular book of all-time?

Reference Books

University Press Books 

Reference Books

University Press Books

Access to a wide variety of books encourages exposure to

  • new and challenging information
  • varied subjects
  • areas of interest
  • difficult vocabulary and concepts
  • ideas and issues appropriate to their own rate of learning


Finding information on the page.
Being able to find information that is not on the page. Looking for clues
Thinking about situations and predicting what might happen.
Putting yourself in a character’s shoes and understanding what is going on from their viewpoint.

Consider a variety of materials

  • Graphic novels
  • Readalong books
  • Audio books
  • Magazines and newspapers

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