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The Amazing Abbreviation Machine (Punctuation Tales) by Justin McCory MartinAbbreviations
The Awesome Apostrophe Show (Punctuation Tales) by Justin McCory MartinApostrophes
Henry Goes to Hollywood (Punctuation Tales) by Kama EinhornCapitalization
The Island of Talking Cows (Punctuation Tales) by Justin McCory MartinColons and Semicolons
The Legend of Johnny Comma (Punctuation Tales) by Liza CharlesworthCommas
Little Red Hen Bakes a Cake (Punctuation Tales) by Liza CharlesworthSentence Stoppers
The New Mayor of Dogville (Punctuation Tales) by Justin McCory MartinQuotation Marks
Super Sentence Girl (Punctuation Tales) by Violet FindleySentence Structure

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Recommendations

  1. Punctuation Takes a Vacation by Robin Pulver (2003)
  2. A Lime, a Mime, a Pool of Slime by Brian P. Cleary (2006)
  3. The Mega-Deluxe Capitalization Machine (Grammar Tales: Capitalization) by Justin McCory Martin (2004)
  4. Alfie the Apostrophe by Moira Rose Donohue (2006)
  5. Shortcuts for Teaching Language Usage by Flora Joy (1994)
  6. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference! by Lynne Truss (2006)
  7. Hershey's Chocolate Math from Addition to Multiplication by Jerry Pallotta (2004)
  8. Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day by Robin Pulver (2006)
  9. Punctuation Tales: A Motivating Collection of Super-Funny Storybooks That Help Kids Master the Mechanics of Writing by Liza Charlesworth (2009)
  10. The Girl's Like Spaghetti: Why, You Can't Manage without Apostrophes! by Lynne Truss (2007)
  11. The Fix-It-Up Fairy (Sight Word Tales) by Catherine Bittner (2007)
  12. Punctuation Celebration by Elsa Knight Bruno (2009)
  13. If You Were an Exclamation Point (Word Fun) by Shelly Lyons (2009)
  14. Animals of Africa (Planet Earth Growing Readers, Level 3) by Lisa L. Ryan-Herndon (2008)
  15. The Noun Hound by Lisa Charlesworth (2008)

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