Merriam-Webster Children's Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Children's Dictionary

by DK Publishing


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This top-selling dictionary featuring 35,000 updated words, phrases, images, and authoritative content from Merriam-Webster is a must-have resource for elementary school children.

This new edition of DK's Merriam-Webster Children's Dictionary has a fresh design with color-coded page borders for each letter of the alphabet, and modern photographs and illustrations that give a lively, accessible look at the entries. Each entry is fully explained with its definition, usage, examples, and notes on spelling and punctuation. Word senses have been refreshed to reflect modern usage, and maps and country statistics have been updated to include new countries, cities, borders, and flags.

Merriam-Webster Children's Dictionary is an excellent visual reference resource for kids to have on-hand as they work through school assignments and learn important research skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465424464
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 05/19/2015
Pages: 960
Sales rank: 28,256
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 2.10(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.

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Merriam-Webster Children's Dictionary 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
gondaine More than 1 year ago
My daughter is in second grade and learning how to use the dictionary, and the meaning of words. I wanted to get her a dictionary that was easy to use, yet was colorful with great illistrations. Illistration is very important to me. This dictionary offered the most definitions of words and was the most appealing to me. Prior to purchasing the childrens dictionary I also selected a dictionary for the adults in the house. It just so happens that I chose the same, DK, for the same reasons. I highly reccomend DK for quality and quantity of words. Hope this helps to make your choice easier.
nookmom More than 1 year ago
This dictionary is just what I was looking for. My young son needed a good dictionary to help him with his homework. I would not recommend this dictionary if it is something you plan on carrying in a backpack, as it is very heavy. For home use, it is perfect!
RachelNJ More than 1 year ago
This dictionary is very good for kids. My step daughter is 7 and whenever she reads something in the dictionary, there are little side stories and pictures that interest her, so she usually reads more than was first intended. I would really recommend this dictionary to anyone that is trying to build vocabulary, initiate interest in reading and diverse subjects, and just opening their children up to new things.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This dictionary has been great for my rising 5th grader. His other children's dictionary was too simplistic and didn't include many of the words he was needing to look up. I would highly recommend this dictionary as a bridge between a basic children's dictionary and a regular dictionary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 8 year old who is in second grade saved her money and purchased her first dictionary. It is one of her favorite books. She loves the colors, pictures, and the ability to find words easily. She is learning to read and enjoys finding new words to use in her daily conversations. This dictionary is very engaging.
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Purrkz More than 1 year ago
I wish I'd had this dictionary when I was an elementary school student. I purchased this for a first-grade boy and was pleased that he seemed so taken with it. He can read some and when he found an interesting picture he asked for help with the definition. I have learned to trust this brand and was pleased with the quality of the book. I predict that the boy will find it useful for years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm trying to purchase a good dictionary for my 4yr old since he loves to use big words and is always aware of the meaning so I think this might be the one for him. Fingers crossed. 
jimjared More than 1 year ago
this product is amazing!!!
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As far as dictionaries go, this one is tops for kids. I had one already but my kids argued over who was going to use it, so I bought another. As with the first, the binding is not great and the spine just comes away from the book easily. However, as far as what it is for, looking up their vocabulary words with ease and understandable definitions, it couldn't be better.
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Great photos and descriptions for kids. Very informative.
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Josi3 More than 1 year ago
I bought this dictionary for my first grade son. We are doing a lot of reading together and he is discovering new vocabulary every day. So I thought, it would be useful to have a dictionary at hand. After reviewing several other options, I chose this dictionary. It has wonderful pictures and good definitions. He cannot use the dictionary by himself, but every time we read a book, he rushes to bring his dictonary to me. Even my 5 year old is interested to look and see what is in the dictionary. I recommend this dictionary to all parents who are willing to do a little bit of work themselves. It is an excellent way to enrich the vocabulary of kids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great illustrations and easy to understand graphics make this particular dictionary excellent choice for younger kids.
virgo-gem67 More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my 7 year old daughter so she didn't have to use ours anymore. She loves it! I recommend this to every parent who has a child in grade school.
Jojy More than 1 year ago
After several rounds of research I chose to buy this.This has more pictures than other Children's dictinaries.I bought it for my 8yr old son who finds it very easy to refer.I will recommend it for elementary school kids.
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EJSJ More than 1 year ago
Easy for a even a 1st grader. Nice illustration and explanations with examples. Easy to use because of color codes.