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  • Item #: 028443
    ISBN: 9780794516291
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    Sometimes a clear diagram or picture can make all the difference, especially in the study of math. After looking at several similar products, this one stands out among the rest because of its high-quality graphics. This colorful reference is packed with over 500 math terms, 300 diagrams, and 100 worked examples. Alike topics are grouped together into 4 main sections (numbers; algebra; shape, space and measures; and handling data) and extensively cross-referenced at the bottom of each spread. 128 pgs.

  • Item #: 059700
    ISBN: 9780794531973
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    This brightly illustrated dictionary clearly defines over 500 key terms and concepts, guiding children through the fifth grade through essential math concepts. But it’s not your typical dictionary! Students are taught how to work out concepts in straight-forward methods. For example, how do you add/subtract when you don’t know the starting number? How do you count by twos, threes, or fives? Terms are organized by theme rather than following an alphabetical order: Understanding Numbers, Using Numbers, Understanding Shapes and Space, Measuring, and Data. This format allows students to read through and build up their knowledge. However, Word Finder (a glossary) allows students to find an exact term they need. Internet links offer math games and practice. 6.875” x 9.75”, reinforced softcover, 136 pp. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 006644
    ISBN: 9780794518479
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    This book is not a science text, but it will help you with whatever science textbook you are using. It's a comprehensive science reference guide covering physics, chemistry and biology. Each area of focus features color-coded subtopics with significant detail. The chemistry section contains subtopics for general, physical, inorganic, organic, and environmental chemistry. The biology section includes ecology, botany, zoology, human biology, genetics and general biology. The physics section is divided into mechanics, heat, waves, electricity and magnetism, nuclear physics, and general physics.

    We've come to expect compelling color pictures, graphics and charts from Usborne, and this book does not disappoint. Every page has excellent visuals and concise explanations of scientific laws and principles. For example, the biology section includes a subtopic covering the nervous system. The book shows and describes the parts of the neuron including the cell body, the dendrites and the axon. The graphics do an excellent job of showing the interaction between nerve cells and how the chemical neurotransmitters work at the synapse between the cells. You learn the difference between association (or relay) neurons and motor (or instruction) neurons.

    With over 350 pages, a glossary, and complete index, this book makes finding information quick and easy. Use the book to review material already studied, or as additional explanation or clarification of current lessons. - Jerry

  • Item #: 064205
    ISBN: 9780794520236
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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 #: 021713
    ISBN: 9780794521431
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    A full-color desk reference from Usborne, this math dictionary provides not only definitions, but also concrete, illustrated examples which are just as important, especially during the elementary grades. Similar concepts are grouped together so you can easily review one whole topic. Alternatively, you can easily find a specific word or phrase via the index. Topics covered include numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, proportion, estimating, arithmetic calculations, algebra, 2-D and 3-D shapes, symmetry, angles, measurement, perimeter, area, volume, data, charts, graphs, averages, chance, probability, and much more. 135 pgs. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 055195
    ISBN: 9780794532550
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    Straightforward, with clear explanations, this handy dictionary is a perfect complement to your science studies. This book is divided into six sections: Living Things, Materials, Forces, Energy, Earth and Space, and Science at Work. Each section explores the topical area with colorful illustrations, explanations and understandable definitions making this an easy-to-use resource or a fun book to read casually. Please note that the book makes reference to "tens of thousands of years" and the reproduction illustration is anatomically correct. Indexed. 136 pgs, pb. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 031153
    ISBN: 9781416939597
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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 #: 004014
    ISBN: 9781328787354
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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 #: 014706
    ISBN: 9781879431188
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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 #: 012238
    ISBN: 9781328787347
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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 #: 067732
    ISBN: 9780192737502
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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 #: 012586
    ISBN: 9780877798071
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    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
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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
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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 #: 012621
    ISBN: 9780877796763
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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 #: 038364
    ISBN: 9780545604956
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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 #: 058832
    ISBN: 9781450854597
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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 #: 035779
    ISBN: 9781844140015
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    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.

  • Item #: 022846
    ISBN: 9780553584745
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    This dictionary houses the signs for over 4,500 different words. They are arranged alphabetically in the format of a dictionary, with an illustration and directions given for each sign. A handy reference to use with any sign language course.

  • Item #: 035988
    ISBN: 9780972993777
    Retail: $14.95
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    If you are thinking, "I need to get ahold of this book," you're right. First off it would tell you that "ahold" isn't a word and the proper way is to say "a hold." From that entry to yore, your, you're, this alphabetically-arranged book covers 2,000 of the most commonly confused words in (or so we think) the English language. Entries include troublesome word pairs such as complement and compliment, words or phrases that are commonly misspelled, word sets such as consel, council, and counsel, and words that are commonly substituted for one another but actually have a distinction. Most entries explain the difference between the words and then provide a sample sentence showing the correct usage for each. So, do you assume or presume that you could benefit from this book? ~ Steph
  • Item #: 067698
    ISBN: 9780877792970
    Retail: $6.99
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    Created especially for native Spanish speakers preparing for standardized testing in English, this particular bilingual dictionary is not like most others. It can be used where a translations-only dictionary is allowed, like in some ELL/ESL (English language learners/English as a second language) classrooms and exams. It omits definitions, verbal illustrations, pronunciation guidance, and lists of synonyms/antonyms. You still have the Spanish to English section and the English to Spanish section, totaling 50,000 entries from Merriam-Webster. When you just need to know the word in English, this is your dictionary. I would not choose this one for a native English speaker learning Spanish. You will need a more traditional bilingual resource. 4x6.75x1", 626pp, sc ~ Sara

  • Item #: 052928
    ISBN: 9780753464694
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    If you're looking for a friendly dictionary/thesaurus that is not intimidating for your student, this resource will be a pleasant fit. The first couple of pages give instructions for using the dictionary as well as useful features to help explore words. Having a few colorful pictures on every page also makes it attractive to the younger students. Every so often, there is a "feature page" dedicated to a specific word, which also has a word box with extended vocabulary and knowledge about the topic. For example, the page dedicated to "castle" features four different pictures. The vocabulary box includes words such as bailey, battlement, dungeon, and moat, to name a few. In the back, the 126-page thesaurus provides a nice variety of words for the beginning writer. This would work well with the Shurley English program or a similar program incorporating vocabulary and writing skills. Providing an all-in-one dictionary/thesaurus, this handy hardcover resource will be a beneficial addition to your curriculum. ~ Gina

  • Item #: 018842
    ISBN: 9780877791775
    Retail: $21.95
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    This colorful Spanish dictionary contains over 50,000 clear, concise translations. The front half translates from Spanish to English, while the back provides English to Spanish translations. Entries appear in large, readable type and are labeled with the parts of speech. Many of the entries are brief, one-word translations, but some provide additional information such as derivatives, common phrases, and synonyms. What really sets this dictionary apart, however, are the illustrations! Nearly every two-page spread features a colorful, labeled illustration depicting one (or several) of the entries. Some examples include illustrations of animals, human anatomy, insects, foods, vehicles, the parts of a microscope, sports equipment, and internet terminology. The illustrations are quite detailed (similar to those you'd find in a visual dictionary) and are labeled in both English and Spanish. Other features in this dictionary include guides to verb conjugation, sounds, spelling and pronunciation. 482 pgs, sturdy pb. ~ Lisa
  • Item #: 064207
    ISBN: 9780794535704
    Retail: $12.99
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      Your elementary students can find just the right word and increase their vocabulary! Words are organized into over 70 categories/themes. For example, students can learn music-related terms; verbs to use instead of get, go or do; words related to Vikings, etc. Colorful, full-color pages are appealing for a wide variety of students and are fun to read as well as use. A few pages provide writing tips and word games to reinforce learning. Find words more easily using the large-format, 20-pg index. 128 pp. Reinforced sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 021999
    ISBN: 9780794513375
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  • Item #: 002152
    ISBN: 9780794521387
    Retail: $29.99
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    This Bible story collection follows an extremely traditional and beautiful design externally: a distinctive, oversized, cloth-covered hardbound text with copper illumination. Well written key stories are relayed: 34 from the Old Testament and 34 from the New. I appreciate the depth of story communicated and the conversational, yet engaging tone. With Usborne, one might expect busy, brightly colored illustrations within the text. These, however, are muted water color and colored pencil and enhance the story rather than emphasize themselves. The gentle-colored, textured-looking pages also accentuate the story. Although aimed as a read-aloud for younger children, your upper elementary child will also enjoy reading these. A two-page illustrated map follows each Testament and 9 pages of alphabetized Who’s Who help identify main characters. A beautiful and meaningful keepsake! 191 pp, 8.5” x 11” hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 041896
    ISBN: 9781438004518
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  • Item #: 041914
    ISBN: 9781438004525
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  • Item #: 027893
    ISBN: 9780794528492
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     Count of Monte Cristo, Prisoner of Zenda, Don Quixote, Three Musketeers, 39 Steps and biographical sketches of each author. 336 pgs.

  • Item #: 052095
    ISBN: 9780794532123
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    Most youngsters love animals and enjoy learning more about their animal friends! This box contains 50 animal quiz cards encompassing much of the animal kingdom. Each quiz card contains 10 questions in a variety of question formats. Cards measure 4" x 6.125" and are colorfully illustrated in true Usborne style. Great entertainment for both kids and adults on those long car trips! ~ Anh