August 16, 2009
Nightmare at the Book Fair - by Dan Gutman
The main character is a kid who accidentally hits his head while helping set up for a school book fair. He has some wild dreams in which he is transported to a number of different stories, each one representing a type of book genre. He'll spend one chapter in an animal story, one in a mystery, one in a Western, another in a girl's friendship story, and of course he'll visit a science fiction story too. It was amazing how many different types of stories the author came up with to include in this book.
Read this if you're curious about different genres, and want to see what the different types of books are like. Choose the style in this book that you like best, then go find more books like that (written by different authors), and read happily.