Webster’s New World Children’s Dictionary

Webster's New World Children's DictionaryAuthor: Michael E. Agnes
Publisher: Webster’s New World
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Product Description

With more than 33,000 entries selected in consultation with top educators and definitions written specifically for children eight and up, this is the most up-to-date and kid-friendly dictionary ever. Designed to make kids enthusiastic instead of intimidated, it features:
* More than 800 notes and tips on synonyms, homonyms, prefixes, spelling, and word histories
* Over 750 photographs and illustrations
* Current computer, scientific, and cutural terms

* Interesting word histories
* Important figures from literature and history
* Sample sentences to show meanings and usage
* Every country plus major cities
* Spelling tips for tricky words
* Clear definitions in language children understand
* Parts of speech, plural forms, and verb forms
* Color photos, drawings and maps
* Easy to understand pronunciation guide on every spread

The all-in-one reference with:
* Children’s Thesaurus
* Album of U.S. Presidents
* Tables of Weights and Measures
* Atlas of the World
* Album of U.S. States Amazon.com Review
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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