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  • Item #: 009163
    ISBN: 9780838820568
    Retail: $7.25
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    This 51-page book is a great tool for beginners. Commonly used words are arranged in alphabetical order with examples of usage for some of the words and 12 blanks at the bottom of each page can be used for problem words or words they've just learned and want to remember. A handy little thesaurus in the back contains synonyms for: then, big, small or little, good, great, or nice, went or ran, asked, answered, and said. A word bank of theme words is included for the following categories: The Calendar, Numbers, Colors, Family, Weather, Body Parts, Astronomy and Space, Geography, and several additional items.

  • Item #: 014706
    ISBN: 9781879431188
    Retail: $18.99
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    Remember those kid dictionaries you enjoyed so much as a child - with parts labeled for identification? Well, Dorling Kindersley has produced a wonderful, illustrated, diagrammatic dictionary for older children and adults to savor! This, of course, is much more detailed - literally taking apart the body piece by piece. It's a fascinating process, beginning with the complete specimen, then breaking it down and identifying each part. Clear crisp photographs and illustrations are fascinating to view and better than a microscope for some of the tiny details. Definitely a quencher for the curious! You'll be referring to these again and again in your studies of anatomy and body systems. The pictures are not revealing, but there are a couple of places where body systems are superimposed over the female body, which some may object to.

  • Item #: 058833
    ISBN: 9780785383697
    Retail: $9.98
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    A simpler, more streamlined dictionary from American Heritage. This version follows traditional dictionary format with full-color drawings and photographs on each page. Words are easy to find; two guide words are at the top of each page and an arrow identifies letters along the alphabet placed in the margins. In comparison to #035392, this edition offers a very clean layout. Font size is smaller, but still large enough for a young reader. Definitions are one sentence long and may include a sample sentence. This version contains fewer entries, but is a good introductory dictionary for the elementary years. 8.5" x 11", 160 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 066030
    ISBN: 9781476711560
    Retail: $11.00
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     This is the well-known 4th edition, revised and updated in 2012. Comprehensive coverage includes slang and tech terms as well as classic English vocabulary with more than 60,000 entries. Used with Dictionary Skills, item #000117. pb, 755pp, 5x8”

  • Item #: 012238
    ISBN: 9781328787347
    Retail: $19.99
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    This comprehensive dictionary features 65,000 entries with clear definitions and pronunciations. Many entries also have etymologies, example sentences, and full-color photographs and illustrations. More than just a dictionary, this reference also includes numerous geographical and biographical entries. Find out where the Congo is located or why Florence Nightingale was famous! A helpful capitalization and punctuation guide is located at the front of the dictionary along with a guide to using a dictionary. Additional charts including a solar system chart and the Periodic Table, can be found throughout the dictionary. 1068 pgs, hc. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 004014
    ISBN: 9781328787354
    Retail: $19.99
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    A profusion of color photographs and special format makes this a favorite of children. Patterned after the adult version, it has similar features; a sprinkling of word histories, synonyms, and vocabulary builders! This newly revised edition includes 1,500 full-color photos and illustrations. Besides 34,000 entries, it also contains a section on phonics and spelling, parts of speech, an updated geographical dictionary, world maps, a measurement table and more. Nearly 900 pgs, hc.

  • Item #: 012375
    ISBN: 9781580371629
    Retail: $11.99
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    Over 90 pages of exercises help teach and reinforce dictionary skills such as alphabetical order, word placement, guide words, meaning, syllables, pronunciation, prefixes and suffixes, spelling, parts of speech, synonyms, usage, and run-on entries. A section near the back of the book allows students to combine a number of learned skills for additional practice. Reproducible pages are perforated for easy removal and copying. A complete answer key is located at the back of the book. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 012586
    ISBN: 9780877798071
    Retail: $22.95
    Rainbow Price: $17.25

    This hardcover dictionary boasts 165,000 entries and over 225,000 definitions. Detailed symbols show the most common pronunciations as well as acceptable variants. It also includes more than 40,000 usage examples, over 700 illustrations, diagrams and informative tables, and a coverage of 7500 phrases and idioms that clarifies meanings and illustrates common use. Synonym paragraphs explain different shades of meaning between words, and usage paragraphs provides guidelines for words with confused or disputed usage. Twenty-four "miscellaneous pages" in the back include a handbook of style, index, forms of address, and more. As we have had some complaints from customers, please be aware that this volume does contain some inappropriate language. 1624 pgs; almost 2" thick.

  • Item #: 012589
    ISBN: 9780877796978
    Retail: $19.95
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    A more advanced dictionary than the elementary dictionary, this is suitable for students who are not quite ready for a high-school level dictionary. Although the font is the same size as you would find in a high school or adult dictionary, there are still over 1,000 small black and white illustrations and tables throughout the pages. This dictionary includes nearly 70,000 entries with authoritative definitions, spellings, and pronunciations to help students write and speak effectively. Appropriate for middle-grade students. 1008 pgs, hc.

  • Item #: 012590
    ISBN: 9780877796800
    Retail: $19.95
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    For higher level students, this dictionary provides over 100,000 entries accompanied by definitions, spelling, and pronunciations. There are over 1000 illustrations and tables to help clarify and expand meaning, and special sections contain abbreviations, biographical and geographical names, signs and symbols, and a handbook of style. Eleventh edition (2015): appropriate for students. 1251 pgs, hc.

  • Item #: 001538
    ISBN: 9780877796701
    Retail: $8.95
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    With its pages of thoughtful exercises teaching students everything they need to know about using a dictionary and thesaurus, we think this book is one of the best for this topic. First of all, it offers a brief introduction to the dictionary and Noah Webster. Then, interesting worksheets cover over fifteen different dictionary skills, progressing easily from alphabetizing, guide words, and pronunciation to variants, homographs, usage labels, definitions, synonyms, and even word history paragraphs. Each of the twenty-one lessons covers two pages and includes explanations, examples, and exercises. Additional writing exercises are described on some of the pages and can be completed as desired. These offer relevant, creative writing ideas. After the dictionary lessons, there are five lessons devoted to the thesaurus, which follow a similar format. The back of the book holds fifteen vocabulary builder word workout pages, filled with fun vocabulary exercises for kids. The worksheets are reproducible and perforated for easy removal. Answers included, 84 pgs.

  • Item #: 031153
    ISBN: 9781416939597
    Retail: $19.99
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    This colorful dictionary contains 35,000 entries and over 3000 detailed images arranged in a visually appealing, two-column format. Interesting facts and diagrams appear throughout the dictionary, and a reference section includes maps, state and world flags, population statistics, and more. I received this dictionary as a Christmas gift when I was a child, and I found it so fascinating that I couldn't put it down! 832 pgs, hc. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 012621
    ISBN: 9780877796763
    Retail: $19.95
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    Expanded and revised in 2014, this engaging dictionary was intended for elementary-aged students. It features more than 36,000 entries, over 800 illustrations and photographs, cross-references, example sentences, word histories, Greek and Latin word root paragraphs, and a pronunciation guide at the bottom of each page. The nicest feature (I think) is the addition of 1,300 quotes from children's literature, provided to show word use in context. These are printed in blue after selected entries, along with the author's name and the name of the book. A list of signs/symbols, a writer's guide, geographical names, a U.S. Map, a world map, and a list of all children's works cited is included at the end. Supports Common Core State Standards. 824 pgs, hardcover. - Jess

  • Item #: 035392
    ISBN: 9780544336636
    Retail: $17.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.25

    Beginning readers will appreciate this dictionary written just for them! This reference contains over 2000 age-appropriate vocabulary words. The book begins with an introductory section that teaches kids how to use the dictionary. Then it proceeds to the entries. The print size is large and easy to read, with about five entries per page. Guidewords appear at the top of each page, and entry words are in purple so they're easy to find. The definitions are complete sentences (ie. "A shed is a small building used to store things."), and sample sentences show how words are used in context. Full color captioned photos enhance the text and hold kids' interest. Some entries have feature notes which show sound-alikes, opposites, rhyming words, or related words. Different meanings of the same word are clearly distinguished, and irregular verb forms and noun plurals are listed at the end of each entry (when applicable). The bottom of each page has an alphabet border to reinforce "ABC order" skills. An appendix provides brief reviews of phonics and spelling concepts, plus commonly used word lists. 400+ pages, hc. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 038364
    ISBN: 9780545604956
    Retail: $19.99
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    This large, colorful dictionary invites hours of browsing! It presents age-appropriate vocabulary words in alphabetical order. The main entry words are set in red type, so they're easy to find. All entries are labeled with the parts of speech and include concise definitions that are easy for kids to understand. Other features (which vary by entry) include: pronunciation helps, cross-references, sample sentences, usage labels, homophones, and related words/word forms. Every page has colorful captioned photos and illustrations that provide visual examples of some of the entries. Interesting language tip boxes appear throughout the dictionary, describing word origins and usage information. Another unique feature is the "About this letter" boxes that appear on the opening page of each new letter. Each box provides interesting facts about the letter or spelling/pronunciation tips. The back of the dictionary contains a reference section with several language guides (thesaurus, grammar, punctuation, idioms and initials/acronymns/abbreviations). It also includes numbers and measurement tables; statistics on the U.S. presidents; and a geography section with maps and flags of the U.S., Canada and world. 864 pgs, hc. ~ Lisa
  • Item #: 053383
    ISBN: 9780545383714
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

    Portable and concise, this not-so-little dictionary is made to serve the needs of young learners. Encourage new vocabulary by letting them have their own resources. The cover of this version has a 4-wheeler, an astronaut and a giant dragonfly on a brightly colored background. This version includes thousands of easy to understand definitions, up to date computer and scientific terms as well as cultural vocabulary. The pronunciations are simplified for kids. Though small, it is still 665 pages and paperback. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 019563
    ISBN: 9780769643427
    Retail: $3.95
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    This is a complete dictionary for Spanish students of varying ages. It includes over 8000 easy to read entries, and the three-hole punch design makes it convenient to store right inside binders.

  • Item #: 027138
    ISBN: 9781615387915
    Retail: $4.95
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    This 20-page resource lists all vocabulary words that are in the Second Grade Literature Guides Prairie School, Animal Folk Tales of America, Courage of Sarah Noble, Little House in the Big Woods, Tales from Beatrix Potter. Words are listed alphabetically (not by book), with the definition and part of speech. A simple tool for introducing dictionary skills.

  • Item #: 064205
    ISBN: 9780794520236
    Retail: $15.99
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       Start out with user guide pages that explain dictionary use, history, and other useful information about the English language. Then, for each letter of the alphabet (coded by color), words are explained with pronunciation, parts of speech, a brief definition, and sample sentences. Each page includes at least one illustration. Many are “exploded” diagrams that label components, such as parts of a house, grasshopper, or motorcycle. Includes an index, 6 ¾”x9 ¾”; 288 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 067732
    ISBN: 9780192737502
    Retail: $17.95
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       A delightful and extremely helpful resource! This dictionary includes words from twelve of Shakespeare’s most studied and performed plays (Henry V, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, and Twelfth Night).

      This resource gives much more than definitions. The word entries include: definition (as used in play), part of speech, pronunciation, warning notes (difference in modern meaning), usage notes (word usage), theatre notes (the cultural background), citation (which play and character used this word), related words, and cross references. There are illustrated segments on related topics – armor, swords/daggers, clothing, hats, animals, colors, occupations, ships, recreation, music, and cosmos (constellations and horoscope), and a map of Shakespeare’s Europe. The binding is flexible and slick/glossy with slightly over-the-page-edge extensions. 352 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 007460
    ISBN: 9782035410061
    Retail: $6.95
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  • Item #: 058832
    ISBN: 9781450854597
    Retail: $9.98
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    A dictionary is a useful tool to help children understand the Bible's cultural context and language. This child's dictionary covers key Bible characters and crucial ideas. To aid understanding, multiple, full-color illustrations and pictures are included on each page. Although aimed at children, difficult concepts such as immortality and heritage are defined simply and understandably. Special sidebars explain everyday Bible items, such as food and tools, and special topics, such as the names of Jesus or the 10 plagues in more depth. 8.5" x 11", hc, 96 pp. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 042363
    ISBN: 9781583242605
    Retail: $12.95
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    I've never been strong in math but this handy reference book makes things simpler with concise descriptions of terms and clear tables, charts, and diagrams to help students understand. About half the book is an actual dictionary, with over 600 terms (from abacus to zero) that are defined and accompanied by a graphic, diagram, or example. Want to know what standard deviation means? Need to figure out what an isosceles trapezoid looks like? Forget which one's the y-intercept? Just consult this book and all your questions will be answered! The second half of the book includes even more useful information and references such as a multiplication table, conversion tables, clarification of formulas, explanations of symbols, and descriptions of a variety of math concepts. Keep this book in reach during your math studies as a great reference and aid! 130 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 015549
    ISBN: 9780838820575
    Retail: $13.55
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    Parents and teachers often counter spelling questions with the response, "Look it up!". Unlike most dictionaries, which often contain more than 50,000 entries with more than a hundred on each page, this volume is designed for maximum efficiency for middle school students. It contains 5,000 words that research shows middle-schoolers use in over 95% of their writing. The alphabetized words include different forms the word can take and short definitions of words that sound the same but are spelled differently. A thesaurus is also included in the library. These pages offer multiple alternatives for overused words and expressions in the average middle-schooler's writing. Word banks for country and state names as well as thematic lists to help students write about major subjects like sports, school, and holidays will provide students with a chance to take responsibility for their own writing and will make it easier for the teacher to promote good writing.

  • Item #: 007468
    ISBN: 9782035700490
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  • Item #: 031833
    ISBN: 9780020133407
    Retail: $7.99
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  • Item #: 006823
    ISBN: 9781564726100
    Retail: $1.99
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  • Item #: 041589
    ISBN: 9780877798637
    Retail: $8.99
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    This hefty reference from Merriam Webster contains both dictionary definitions and synonym lists. Unlike many other combined reference volumes where definitions are given in one part of the book and synonyms in another, this volume combines the entries alphabetically, so directly below the definition of a word is a list of synonyms. Synonyms are given in shaded boxes below the definitions so it's clear where the definition stops and the synonyms begin. All other standard dictionary/thesaurus features are included, like parts of speech, pronunciation, inflected forms, and abundant usage examples. Based on the best-selling Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, this reference contains nearly 60,000 dictionary entries (covering the most frequently used words in the English language) and more than 13,000 thesaurus entries (including synonym lists, related words, and antonyms). With all these entries, this fully integrated dictionary and thesaurus is a great value. Over 1200 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 007459
    ISBN: 9782035700032
    Retail: $6.95
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    This is my favorite name-brand bilingual dictionary! While larger, more cumbersome versions exist, the pocket Larousse offers the best of quick reference in a portable format. Includes modern language of 150,000 words, expressions and translations. You can even look up a form of a verb and see the infinitive, an especially helpful feature for students. It includes both French/English and English/French with phonetic guidance. Beginners will usually look up an English word in the Eng/Fr side, while more advanced students will use the Fr/Eng more. As the Frenchy here in the office, I have this one on my desk. Copyright 2001, 969, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 035779
    ISBN: 9781844140015
    Retail: $13.50
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    True to its name, the Jolly Dictionary tries to be both fun and useful for children. Jolly phonics characters (Inky and friends) adorn the cover, playfully perusing a Jolly Dictionary. Vivid colors mark open page edges to divide the dictionary into quarters, giving children a starting point in their search. Inside, each page has the entire alphabet (color-coded to correspond to sections) across the top to remind them about alphabetical order when searching for a word. So, once children turn to a colored section, they can look at the guide letters and then check above for whether to look before or after that page. A helpful "All About the Dictionary" section is a mini-course in dictionary usage as well as containing specifics on Jolly Dictionary conventions. Included here are pages on dictionary usage, identification of parts of entries, definitions and color-coding for parts of speech, plus a guide showing the spelling and sound of pronunciation symbols. Thematic picture pages at the front of the dictionary provide immediate access to words and spelling for numbers (including ordinals), colors, shapes, months, days of week, seasons, continents and oceans, insects, fruits and vegetables, selected zoo animals, and parts of the body. These are followed by over 6,000 entries written at a child's reading and interest level. Many are accompanied by a colorful illustration – but not to the extent of a picture dictionary. Word pronunciations are written in italics with stressed syllables bolded rather than scored. Unique to this dictionary are the color-coded identification of the word function (Adjective, Noun, Adverb, Preposition, etc.) and the special marking of tricky or irregular verb forms, plurals, and comparative/superlatives. While also a nice complement to the Jolly Phonics program, this "jolly" dictionary stands well on its own.