Webster's New World Children's Dictionary

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9780028618883: Webster's New World Children's Dictionary

Best-selling children's dictionary newly updated

Updated with new entries, new maps, new guide to the dictionary, and a new look, Webster's New World Children's Dictionary offers a unique combination of features and qualities most sought by parents and educators.

Developed in collaboration with leading educational publishers and educators, this top-quality dictionary is written and designed specifically for children age 8 to 11. Its more than 33,000 entries are based on contemporary children's literature and the writings of children themselves. Definitions are clear and accurate, with thousands of example sentences that help children put meanings in context. Nearly 700 specially commissioned, full-color photographs and illustrations aid understanding and add appeal. Word histories, synonym studies, spelling tips, and word structure studies help build important reading and spelling skills. And a special illustrated reference section introduces children to key U.S. and world information.

Tested in focus groups across the nation, this dictionary has received the highest approval rating among all other existing children's dictionaries. Now completely up to date in look and information, it continues to be the only children's dictionary that offers: -- educational expertise -- reliability of information -- clarity of definitions -- appealing, readable page design -- the learning aids most requested by educators -- age-appropriate text and illustrations, and -- useful supplements.

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Did you know that hamburger was once named "Hamburg steak" after the German city of Hamburg? This and other intriguing word histories are scattered throughout the 896 illustrated pages of Webster's New World Children's Dictionary--a revised edition with updated entries, maps, a dictionary guide, and a whole new look. Designed specifically for children ages 8 to 11, this dictionary contains more than 33,000 entries--word choices based on contemporary and classic children's literature, school texts, and the writings of children themselves. No children's dictionary is comprehensive; here you won't find definitions for metaphor or modem, but you will find definitions for jubilee, Myanmar, e-mail, and instant replay. Special bulleted points address potentially confusing homonyms: "The words heroin and heroine sound alike. He was arrested for possessing heroin. The heroine of the novel is a little girl." Young readers will also find many words used in sentences, pronunciation guides, "word choice guides (such as when to use costly vs. expensive vs. precious), spelling tips ("There is a host in ghost"), and more. Closing the tome are a basic atlas, an illustrated album of U.S. presidents up to Bill Clinton, a guide to the United States, state birds, state flowers, and weights and measures. (Ages 8 to 11)

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