LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
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What I will write may sound as a complete "besteira" and it might be totally off topic in this thread, but what I will point out has worked for me.
I don't see the possessive as a noun plus an apostrophe plus an s. I see the genitive case as a transformation of a noun into an adjective by the addition of an apostrophe s to the end of the noun.
In the compound Kids' Books, I see Kids' as an adjective (considering adjectives are always singular in English, I see the apostrophe as an indication that the word/ the noun Kids/ becomes singular because of the apostrophe at its end, and once it becomes an adjective, then it is okay to place it before a noun.
So, Kids' Books is a category of books destined specifically to the infant public.
I've bought all my KID'S books over the Internet. (for me this is incorrect)
I've bought all my KIDS' books over the Internet. (for me this is the correct one)
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