It’s a new term that some people are using to describe books that share a significant amount of true information, but aren’t 100 percent accurate.
These books include historical fiction, like the Dear America series or Brad Meltzer's Ordinary People Change the World series or the many picture book biographies with some made-up dialog or events presented out of chronological order to improve storytelling.
They also include science-themed books, like The Magic School Bus series or Redwoods by Jason Chin. These books are full or facts and explore science concepts, but they contain made-up characters, fantastical art, or other embellishments.
In some cases, taking creative liberties with true, documentable facts may be an effective way to share ideas and information with young readers, but authors and publishers need to be upfront with children. It’s important to let them know what’s real and what’s not.