First Children's Dictionary
First Children's Dictionary

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Annotation: With over 3,000 definitions, provides an engaging reference, helping young readers expand their vocabularies while learning to describe the world around them. Features engaging design with vivid photography and easy-to-understand text.
Catalog Number: #128878
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
All Formats: Search
Copyright Date: 2016
Edition Date: 2016
Pages: 256 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-465-45467-5 Perma-Bound: 0-605-95570-0
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-465-45467-6 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-95570-7
Dewey: 423
Dimensions: 28 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3&12; DK is the king of making children's topics both understandable and easy to access; this picture dictionary is no different in that approach. With more than 4,000 entries, this title contains words that some other children's dictionaries may not (for instance, it defines "Allah" and "Jew," though not "Jesus"). Definitions are very short and concise, and the part of speech is given (though if a word can be several parts of speech, usually just one usage is listed). "Internet" is not here, but "digital" and "computer" are, and in this work, a "tablet" can be both a small computer and a "small solid piece of medicine." In addition to adding new words relating to technology (such as "smartphone"), the second edition also lists pronouns, articles, and prepositions. Sample sentences are updated for a more contemporary flavor, and words are added to reflect cultural diversity ("Eid" and "Holi"). This volume is limited, to be sure, and images are helpful (albeit stock); some beginning and end matter is included on collective nouns and interesting units of measure. VERDICT Colorful, engaging, but only an additional purchase if needed.&12; Sharon Verbeten, Brown County Library, Green Bay, WI
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School Library Journal (1/1/17)
Reading Level: 2.0
Interest Level: K-3

With more than 4,000 entries, this updated edition of First Children's Dictionary is an ideal reference book for children five and older that will soon have kids expressing their thoughts in wonderful new ways.

Designed with age-appropriate text and highly visual pages featuring more than 800 images, this dictionary is accessible and will not intimidate readers. Definitions are written in full sentences, helping children learn how to write correctly, and example sentences illustrate use and meaning. Opposites are included, themed feature pages highlight related words, and spelling and writing tips at the back of the book give children even further insight into the art of using words.

More than just a dictionary, First Children's Dictionary is the perfect beginning reference book for kids.


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