DK Merriam-Webster children's dictionary

DK Publishing, Inc, Merriam-Webster, Inc

Book - 2019

Presents definitions for over thirty-five thousand entries and includes some three thousand illustrations interspersed throughout the text.

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Informational works
New York, NY : DK Publishing 2019.
American edition, Fully revised and updated
Physical Description
960 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Corporate Authors
DK Publishing, Inc (editor), Merriam-Webster, Inc
Review by Booklist Reviews

This is a collaborative effort, with design and images from DK and text based on Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary. Some definitions include variant spellings, usage notes and labels, example phrases, and synonym and word-history paragraphs. Parts-of-speech labels are abbreviated. In familiar DK fashion, sidebars illustrate groups of terms, such as examples of dinosaurs and different kinds of cheese. The reference section has a couple of pages on each continent plus information on flags; U.S. states, presidents, and vice presidents;  standard abbreviations (most of the comparable dictionaries include these in their A-Z sequence), and pronunciations for place-names. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 2–5— Including a reference guide to letter pronunciation at the bottom of each spread, this work also includes an alphabet locator on the side of each page. Clear guide words and extensive use of cross-references enable users to locate definitions and synonyms. Clearly captioned color photographs and some drawings, including the relevant definition as needed, bring the entries to life. Homographs are identified, and word histories are included throughout, adding to the interest level of the work. Each definition includes examples, and guidance such as variant spellings and usage labels ("often cap ") are provided where necessary. A closing reference section includes a spread for each continent, color images of the flags of the world and of U.S. states, significant data on each state, a chronological listing of U.S. presidents and vice presidents, and common abbreviations. The book concludes with a listing of signs and symbols and a comprehensive index to all pictures in the work. The clear, easy-to-read print and bright pictures of varied type and source make this work easy for second or third graders to use, while fourth and fifth graders will appreciate the depth of the entries.—Sara Rofofsky Marcus, Yeshiva Har Torah, Little Neck, NY [Page 76]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Featuring more than 35,000 entries and 3,000 color images, an updated edition of the classic elementary school reference provides clear definitions, usage notes and sentence examples as well as updated maps and presidential lists. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Presents definitions for over thirty-five thousand entries and includes some three thousand illustrations interspersed throughout the text.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A world of information awaits in this engaging illustrated dictionary for kids!Featuring over 35,000 entries and more than 3,000 full-color photographs and illustrations, this children’s dictionary makes learning new words fun! Created by the renowned language experts at Merriam-Webster, this English dictionary for kids ages 7-9 includes:   • Reference section with continent maps and information, world flags, U.S. state information and flags, and a full list of U.S. presidents and vice-presidents    • Synonym and Word History boxes that highlight particular characteristics and meanings of words    • Maps that include new countries, borders and cities    • Clear definitions written for young readers are combined with full-color images, enhancing the learning experience Featuring 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, this junior dictionary is the ultimate school project companion! 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.Whether at home or in school, Merriam-Webster Children's Dictionary is an indispensable reference resource for children to have on hand as they work through school assignments and learn important research skills.