Webster's New World Children's Dictionary

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9780028627663: Webster's New World Children's Dictionary

With hundreds of new entries, maps, photos, illustrations, and an all-new look, Webster's New World Children's Dictionary, Second Edition now offers even more of the unique features and qualities most sought by parents and educators. Developed in collaboration with leading educators and textbook publishers, this top-quality dictionary is written and designed specifically for children ages 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 up-to-date example sentences that help children put meanings into real-life context. Over 750 specially commissioned, full-color photographs, illustrations, and maps aid understanding and add appeal. Word histories, synonym studies, spelling tips, and a children's thesaurus help build important reading, writing, and spelling skills. Plus, a special illustrated reference section introduces children to key U.S. and world information.Tested nationally in focus groups, this dictionary has received the highest approval rating of all currently available children's dictionaries. Now completely revised and updated in both look and content, it continues to be the only children's dictionary that offers all of these features:
* Educational expertise
* Reliability of information
* Clarity of definitions
* Appealing, readable page design
* The learning aids most requested by educators
* Age-appropriate text and illustrations
* Useful supplements.Ideal for home or school use

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Designed as a transition dictionary for readers in late-elementary school, Webster's New World Children's Dictionary bridges the gap between simple, picture-based dictionaries and the dull-but-necessary ones we all reach for when faced with unknown words. The medium-sized text, example sentences that accompany most definitions, and the miniature pronunciation guide on every page all work nicely together to ensure that kids will understand correct usage without getting overwhelmed with detail. Also included are maps, history and geography pages, and an introductory thesaurus. Especially helpful for younger users is the 10-page guide to dictionary usage, which covers synonyms, homonyms, and the ever-important ways to look up a word when you don't know how to spell it in the first place.

In general, the definitions are easily understandable for children ages 7 to 12, providing accurate answers without being verbose. In Webster's New World College Dictionary, "rebel" is described as "one who engages in armed resistance against the established government of one's country." In this version, you'll find the more kid-friendly definition "a person who fights against any kind of control or authority." --Jill Lightner

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Tested by educators, approved by parents, and tested in focus groups across the nation, this dictionary has received the highest approval rating of all existing children's dictionaries.

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