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homeschooling mama to DD 10 & DS 7
Another option is the Michael Clay Thompson series... Grammar Island, Grammar Town, Grammar Voyage, and accompanying practice books, vocabulary books (based on latin roots), poetry books... Rather than lessons, the grammar books are actually stories. I haven't used them myself, I only just found out about them recently, but I've been hanging out on their message boards and they seem to be HUGELY successful with the kids and the parents too.
Laura - Mom to ds (10) and dd (7) "Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life." Brian Andreas.
We've been using Easy Grammar for a few years now and DS really likes it -- so much so that when I told him that after we finished the grade 6 book (which we just started), I wouldn't insist on grammar anymore, he was disappointed!
It's very simply done, no fancy colours or pictures, no gimmicks. And yet my crazy hyperactive ADHD hates-to-write son just loves it. The lessons are short and quick and easy, maybe that's why lol... But don't let the "easy" fool you. The approach is great and makes everything seem easy and sensible, but it's not dumbed down or anything, it's good, real grammar.