True stories often make for the most fascinating stories. This lively text will interest and engage students while teaching them all about the wide and sometimes wild world of nonfiction. Readers will learn what defines nonfiction, with age-appropriate examples and authors to pique their interest, such as Eric Carle. They will be intrigued by the wide variety within this one area of literature, and learn about some basic parts of a book, such as table of contents, glossary, and the index. A thought-provoking final activity challenges readers to research and write their own work of nonfiction.