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Webster's New World Children's Dictionaryby Michael Agnes
Synopses & Reviews
With today s emphasis on reading skills as the basis for educational success, parents want to get their children off to a good start! Updated for maximum kid appeal inside and out, this full-color dictionary helps kids learn more than words it helps them learn to love learning. It builds their confidence and helps them develop a lifelong habit of using references to find information.
Designed with the input of leading educators especially for kids ages eight and up, Webster s New World Children s Dictionary, Second Edition, Revised is authoritative, yet kid-friendly. The printing is easy to read. Word definitions are clear and easy to understand. Color pictures and illustrations throughout add pizzazz. Helpful supplementary information is presented in an interesting way that whets kids appetites for more! Updated with new words like cell phone, DVD, euro, and website, plus current information on countries, state and population data, and presidential information, this edition truly defines today s world.
A must-have for elementary school classrooms and homes with young children, Webster s New World Children s Dictionary will be reviewed annually and updated as needed to include the most current information. It s destined to be a perennial bestseller. Awesome!
By the editors of Webster's College Dictionary, Fourth Edition, the dictionary of choice for the Associated Press and America's leading newspapers. Design and content developed under the guidance of leading teachers and educational advisors Revisions and updates keep this children's reference book at the cutting edge of language and events in the new millenium The easiest and most age-level appropriate dictionary for ages 8-11 available today
PREFERRED BY LEADING EDUCATORS AND INFORMED PARENTS
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
Now updated with new art and reference matter, this age-appropriate dictionary contains more than 33,000 entries, with more than 800 feature paragraphs on synonyms, homonyms, prefixes, spelling tips, and word histories, all in an easy-to-read text design. Illustrations.
About the Author
The Editors of the Websters New World Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work with expert consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.
Table of Contents
Dictionary Staff, Advisors, and Consultants.
How to Use This Dictionary.
How Does the Dictionary Work?
How You find a World in the Dictionary.
Different Kinds of Words You Can Look Up.
What Can You Learn from an Entry?
How to Pronounce a Word.
Special Features in the Dictionary.
The Parts of a Dictionary Entry.
Webster's New World Children's Dictionary.
Acknowledgments and Photo Credits.
The United States.
Canada and Mexico.
Central America and the Caribbean.
Australia and the South Pacific.
Weights & Measures.
Presidents of the U.S.
Album of the States.
Word Finder Table.
What Our Readers Are Saying
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