Living Books: A Fun Introduction to Grammar

grammarWhen my son was in second grade, I discovered some living grammar books at my local library.   As a first grader he was introduced to grammatical terms through Mad Libs which was very much enjoyed.  These books were an excellent tool that allowed me to further introduce him to grammar in a visually-pleasing way.  The fun books are full of colorful pictures and interesting text.  I find that living books tend make subjects more interesting and fun.

I’ve separated out the different books into the topics. If you click on a book it will take you to Amazon where you can find the isbn, author, and any other necessary information you need to find the book at your local library.


A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What Is a Noun?

A Lime, a Mime, a Pool of Slime: More About Nouns


I And You And Don’t Forget Who: What Is a Pronoun?

If You Were a Pronoun

Mine, All Mine!


Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective?

Many Luscious Lollipops








Quirky, Jerky, Extra Perky: More About Adjectives


Under, Over, by the Clover: What Is a Preposition?

If You Were a Preposition


I Think I Thought: And Other Tricky Verbs

Slide and Slurp, Scratch and Burp: More about Verbs

To Root to Toot to Parachute: What Is a Verb


Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely: What Is An Adverb?

Up, Up and Away

Lazily, Crazily, Just a Bit Nasally: More About Adverbs


If You Were a Conjunction


If You Were an Interjection

Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal!: A Book About Interjections and Conjunctions


Quincy Question Mark

Peter Period

Emma Exclamation Point







Hannah Hyphen





Alan Apostrophe






Christopher Comma 




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  1. Wow! I had no idea there were such books for grammar! Thanks, I will be checking these out 🙂
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  2. We love some of these already and will look for all the others now. We also love Amy Krouse-Rosenthal exclamation

  3. I love all the living math books – I’ll have to check out these!
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