Series: World of Language

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Behind the Mask: A Book about Prepositions (World of Language) by Ruth Heller
A Cache of Jewels (World of Language) by Ruth Heller
Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal!: A Book About Interjections and Conjunctions (Heller, Ruth, Ruth Heller World of Language.) by Ruth Heller
Kites Sail High by Ruth Heller
Many Luscious Lollipops (World of Language) by Ruth Heller
Merry-Go-Round (World of Language) by Ruth Heller
Mine, All Mine! (World of Language) by Ruth Heller
Up, Up and Away (World of Language) by Ruth Heller

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  1. A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink by Brian P. Cleary (1999)
  2. Word Fun: If You Were a Noun, a Verb, an Adjective, an Adverb, a Pronoun, a Conjunction, an Interjection, a Preposition by Michael Dahl (2008)
  3. Plants That Never Ever Bloom by Ruth Heller (1984)
  4. Sir Cumference and the First Round Table : A Math Adventure by Cindy Neuschwander (1997)
  5. Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster by Debra Frasier (2000)
  6. How Much Is a Million? by David M. Schwartz (1985)
  7. If You Were a Verb by Michael Dahl (2006)
  8. Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day by Robin Pulver (2006)
  9. Tillie's Tuba (Grammar Tales: Adverbs) by Maria Fleming (2004)
  10. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference! by Lynne Truss (2006)
  11. Punctuation Takes a Vacation by Robin Pulver (2003)
  12. The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane by Joanna Cole (1995)
  13. Your Foot's on My Feet: And Other Tricky Nouns by Marvin Terban (1986)
  14. Eight Ate: A Feast of Homonym Riddles by Marvin Terban (1982)
  15. Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg (1988)

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To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

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What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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