As part of our unit on different kinds of books, we will be focusing on the differences between fiction and nonfiction. To do this, we will be reading two bat books: Stellaluna by Janell Cannon and Bats by Bibi Boynton. We will describe characteristics of both fiction and nonfiction, look at examples of the two, and also point out the differences between the two. I enjoy the students' reactions at check-out time once we have completed our lessons. "Look Mrs. Doyle, I'm checking out a nonfiction book!" "I like to read nonfiction and learn facts about things." "I like fiction books, don't you?" Yep, I sure do!