Fiction or nonfiction? by Shannon McClintock Miller ; illustrations by Kathryn Durst ; music by Emily Arrow.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Friendly animal characters teach kids the difference between fiction and nonfiction in a library setting. Catchy lyrics are supported by fun, contemporary illustrations"--Publisher's website.
    • Notes:
      "Music included"--Cover.
      Includes CD and online music access.
      Accompanying CD includes text of book, the song, and an instrumental only track.
      Book includes guided reading activities (page 24).
      Includes bibliographical references (page 24).
      Ages 3-9.
      Series statement from publisher's website.
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Booklist Reviews 2017 December #1

The books in the Library Skills series take an unusual, whimsical approach to their topic. After a brief prose introduction to the skill, the rest of the book takes the form of a song, with illustrated animals acting out the action. Readers can listen to the song on an included CD or by scanning a QR code on the back of the book. The songs are mild but fairly catchy, with a repeated refrain emphasizing the key takeaway and verses elaborating on details. In Fiction or Nonfiction?, the chorus asks, "Fiction or nonfiction, how do you know which to choose?" and then answers, "Fiction is make-believe. Nonfiction is true." Guided reading activities in the back matter further reinforce the skill introduced in each book. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.