This newly revised & updated hardcover edition is the essential dictionary for children grades 3-5, ages 8-11. It is a perfect resource for school or home and contains more than 36,000 entries. Definitions are enriched with 1,300 quotes from classic & contemporary children’s literature, providing examples of how words are used in sentences. Updated to include new vocabulary from a variety of fields, such as alternative energy, social media, and STEM. Includes 250 word history paragraphs & 120 synonym paragraphs and 900 vibrant, colorful illustrations, photographs, and diagrams.
Greek and Latin word root paragraphs help students build vocabulary. And kid-friendly usage hints spark imagination and describe different shades of meaning. Special sections include geographical names, signs and symbols, a guide for writers and a list of literary works used in the text. New books quoted include: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins The Wild Robot by Peter Brown