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Kids' Dictionaries & Thesauruses

  • Paperback Oxford English Dictionary

    Oxford Dictionaries

    Product Code: AEHJN
    Paperback 11 years +
    This fully updated edition offers over 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions.

    It covers all the words you need for everyday use, carefully selected from the evidence of the Oxford English Corpus, a databank of 21st century English that contains over 2 billion words.

    The Factfinder centre section gives quick-reference entries on topics including famous people, countries, and science.
    • £7.89
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  • Collins Primary Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BMNAQ
    Paperback 7 years +
    For children aged 7 and over, this dictionary contains up-to-date coverage of a wide range of everyday and curriculum vocabulary. It offers additional language tips and carefully selected and annotated illustrations to help students with more complex language. The Word Wizard section provides in-depth support on spelling, punctuation and grammar. This book is designed to build confidence and develop young learners' language skills at home and in the classroom. Includes the latest vocabulary from a range of curricular areas with example sentences and tips on grammar and spelling to help children understand the meaning of words and use them confidently. Synonyms (similar words) and antonyms (opposite words) are given to build vocabulary. Beautiful annotated illustrations add an extra dimension and provide children with additional information on a range of topic areas. The Word Wizard offers invaluable support in the key areas of spelling, punctuation and grammar and creative writing.
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  • Collins First School Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BNSIR
    Paperback 5 years +
    An ideal introduction to the world of words for children aged 5 and above. The careful choice of vocabulary, clear definitions and simple examples, together with the beautifully designed illustrations help make learning easy, memorable, and fun. This book offers children an easy way to find out the meanings of everyday words, and includes a carefully written section which provides support in spelling, grammar and punctuation in preparation for school tests. The illustrations engage children and help them to understand what words mean, while example sentences show how the words can be used. Simple grammatical labels introduce children to different word groups, all of which are clearly explained in the introduction to the dictionary. Simple, fun and easy-to-use, this is perfect for any child's first school dictionary.
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  • Collins Spanish School Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BNSIO
    Paperback 11 years +
    A pocket-sized Spanish reference for secondary school students looking for a dictionary that is modern, up-to-date, clear and easy to use. Developed for home study, and to be used in the classroom. * Especially designed for school students, and is ideal in the classroom, at home and during exams. * It contains all the words and phrases students will need, with key curriculum words highlighted, all essential phrases covered, and thousands of examples to show how Spanish is really used. * The clear layout and alphabet tabs down the side of each page lead the students to the information they need quickly and without fuss. All main translations are underlined to help users go straight to the answer they are looking for. * The dictionary includes language tips and culture notes throughout the text. * Soy, eres, es...Spanish verbs made easy! Each verb on the Spanish side of the dictionary is cross-referred to a comprehensive verb guide, with full conjugations and example phrases showing the verb used in context. Also available in French and German.
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  • Oxford School Spanish Dictionary

    Product Code: BLJQG
    Other 10 years +
    This new edition has been revised to offer up-to-date vocabulary for students learning Spanish at primary school and into their first years in secondary school in a format that is ideal for carrying in school bags. Students can build their Spanish words and phrases the easy way both at home at school. The simple and clear translations are quick to find using the alphabet down the side of the page and the guide words at the top of the page. Grammar support is given in the full verb tables in the middle of the dictionary to support recognizing different verb inflections and tenses. A flavour of culture is given in the special section on everyday life in Spanish-speaking countries. Clear and easy to use, it is the ideal dictionary to grow vocabulary and build confidence creating and translating sentences in Spanish.
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  • Collins French School Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BNSIQ
    Paperback 11 years +
    A pocket-sized French reference for secondary school students looking for a dictionary that is modern, up-to-date, clear and easy to use. Developed for home study, and to be used in the classroom. * Especially designed for school students, and is ideal in the classroom, at home and during exams. * It contains all the words and phrases students will need, with key curriculum words highlighted, all essential phrases covered, and thousands of examples to show how French is really used. * The clear layout and alphabet tabs down the side of each page lead the students to the information they need quickly and without fuss. All main translations are underlined to help users go straight to the answer they are looking for. * The dictionary includes language tips and culture notes throughout the text. * Je suis, tu es...French verbs made easy! Each verb on the French side of the dictionary is cross-referred to a comprehensive 94-page verb guide, with full conjugations and example phrases showing the verb used in context. Also available in Spanish and German.
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  • Collins Gem English Dictionary and Thesaurus

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: AQQWN
    Paperback 14 years +
    This new edition of the Collins Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus is an indispensable guide to the English language. Part of the Collins Gem range - the world's best-selling mini dictionaries - it provides dictionary definitions and thesaurus synonyms on the same page for incomparable quick and easy reference. Collins Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus provides the most up-to-date words, clear definitions and accessible same-page dictionary and thesaurus texts - all in the handy and portable Gem format. In addition to the wide range of definitions and synonyms, the Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus has a handy and practical supplement on punctuation and spelling rules. With its clear colour layout and matching dictionary and thesaurus entries on the same page, you can be confident that the Collins Gem Dictionary & Thesaurus will help you find all the latest words you need - and fast!
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  • Collins School - Collins GEM German School Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: ANHVT
    Paperback 11 years +
    Ideal for secondary school students looking for a dictionary that is clear, easy to use and in a handy format. Especially designed for KS3 school students, and is ideal in the classroom, at home and during exams. * It contains all the words and phrases students will need, with key curriculum words highlighted, all essential phrases covered, and thousands of examples to show how German is really used. * The clear colour layout and alphabet tabs down the side of each page lead the students to the information they need quickly and without fuss. All main translations are underlined to help users go straight to the answer they are looking for. * The dictionary includes language tips and culture notes throughout the text. * Ich bin, du bist...German verbs made easy! Each verb on the German side of the dictionary is cross-referred to a comprehensive verb guide, with full conjugations and example phrases showing the verb used in context. Also available in French and Spanish.
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  • Collins Gem Spanish Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: ATPFP
    Paperback 14 years +
    A portable, up-to-the-minute Spanish dictionary. This latest mini edition comes with all the new and current words in Spanish and English plus handy links to Spanish verb tables. Its small, compact size makes it the perfect choice for travellers, students and business people. Features include: * All the latest words in Spanish and English * Links to verb tables * Ideal companion to GCSE Spanish * User-friendly Phrasefinder supplement for travellers, including a handy menu-reader section * Clear, colour layout, useful examples, language and cultural notes * Durable, flexibound cover makes it ideal for travel or for the schoolbag All the latest words reflecting changes in modern lifestyle, plus an easy-to-read colour layout, special treatment of key words such as can, that, ser, de, notes about life in Spanish-speaking countries and warnings on commonly confused words. The Phrasefinder section has been developed to give travellers on business, school and leisure trips all the essential phrases they need. The menu-reader section is a quick guide to the most common words and phrases you will find in Spanish bars and restaurants, ensuring you always get what you expect from a meal out. 40,000 words and phrases, 60,000 translations
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  • Collins School - Collins GEM Spanish School Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: ANHVH
    Paperback 11 years +
    Ideal for secondary school students looking for a dictionary that is clear, easy to use and in a handy format. Especially designed for KS3 school students, and is ideal in the classroom, at home and during exams. * It contains all the words and phrases students will need, with key curriculum words highlighted, all essential phrases covered, and thousands of examples to show how Spanish is really used. * The clear colour layout and alphabet tabs down the side of each page lead the students to the information they need quickly and without fuss. All main translations are underlined to help users go straight to the answer they are looking for. * The dictionary includes language tips and culture notes throughout the text. * Soy, eres, es...Spanish verbs made easy! Each verb on the Spanish side of the dictionary is cross-referred to a comprehensive verb guide, with full conjugations and example phrases showing the verb used in context. Also available in French and German.
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  • Oxford Primary Illustrated Maths Dictionary

    Product Code: BWUXF
    Paperback
    An easy-to-use illustrated dictionary that includes over 1000 words and meanings to help young learners understand key maths terms and concepts at school and at home. The layout is fresh and child-friendly. The words are explained in a simple and clear way and there are examples and diagrams, graphs, illustrations and photographs to help children understand the concepts. It includes words from the National Curriculum such as congruent and composite shapes, gradient, discrete object and order of operations. Examples are clearly set out in panels to easily show support the meanings. Related words are listed in helpful 'Word build' panels to develop vocabulary in key areas. This book supports parents and teachers as well as children with the terminology and vocabulary children encounter at school. It builds mathematical understanding and vocabulary using cross references, and the thematic supplement on key topics gives more in-depth understanding. This dictionary is part of the new primary illustrated reference series, the perfect set of cross-curricular vocabulary builders. The Oxford Primary Illustrated Dictionary, Oxford Primary Illustrated Thesaurus, Oxford Primary Illustrated Science Dictionary and the brand new Oxford Illustrated Computing Dictionary can also be used to support transition and lower secondary. For free downloadable activity worksheets, go to www.oxfordschooldictionaries.com
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  • Spanish Phrasebook for Kids

    Product Code: BWMBZ
    Paperback
    Designed for children, with the emphasis on fun, the Italian Phrasebook for Kids is perfect for children on the move in a handy pocket size. Ideal for holidays, school trips and exchanges. The series covers the most popular European destinations for family holidays, France, Spain and Italy and are presented in cartoon format so the text is easily accessible for children. Sections included: Making friends, Do you want to play?, Lunchtime, Looking good, Hanging out, Pocket money, Grown-up talk, Extra bits. Aimed at children 7 -13.
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  • Collins Children's Thesaurus

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BNSIM
    Hardback 7 years +
    This fantastic thesaurus is especially designed for children aged 7 and over (Key Stage 2) and supports today's primary curriculum needs. Clear and accessible, it is an indispensable tool for young writers. A clear, easy-to-use thesaurus that provides support for students' creative writing and helps build vocabulary, with full definitions for every synonym and sample sentences for each word. A simple, step-by-step introduction shows children how to get the best out of their thesaurus, while the colour headwords and A-Z bar on every page make it easy to find the right word. Thematic pages help build vocabulary through carefully selected visually-appealing illustrations.
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  • Collins Gem School Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BTZRM
    Paperback 11 years +
    The perfect mini dictionary for all students aged 11+. Updated to include around 20,000 entries, including all the words you need to know for school and exams, still contained in the best-selling Gem format. This handy mini-sized dictionary has been developed with teachers to be the perfect tool for both school work and homework. With over 20,000 clear, concise definitions and extra help with difficult pronunciations, it gives core vocabulary for key curriculum exam subjects, plus thousands of examples of words in use. Developed with teachers, this dictionary is an indispensable tool for any secondary school student aged 11+. Furthermore, this new edition includes a guide to punctuation, spelling and grammar, to support students in class, and during home study. Have confidence - Help with spelling, pronunciation and difficult words Get it right - Clear definitions and core vocabulary for key subjects Get there fast - Clear, colour layout for easy accessibility Get more - Contains more entries than any other school dictionary of this size
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  • Collins Gem School Thesaurus

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BTZRL
    Paperback 11 years +
    A fantastic mini school thesaurus for ages 11+ in the best-selling Gem format to help you find the right word every time. Written specially to help with school work and homework, this new edition provides thousands of synonyms to increase vocabulary, with examples to show context for every synonym listed. This mini thesaurus includes all the newest words in the English language, plus a useful supplement to provide help with finding the right word. Every entry has a definition, and each alternative word is followed by its own example, helping you decide which word is the most appropriate to use. The perfect companion to the new Collins Gem School Dictionary, and an indispensable tool for any secondary school student aged 11+. Using a thesaurus has never been easier!
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  • School Spelling Dictionary

    Christine Maxwell

    Product Code: AUDZV
    Paperback
    A fresh new edition of this highly acclaimed and strong selling dictionary. This book allows students to use phonic attack to find both regular and irregular spellings. Students can look up a word as it sounds - if they are correct, they will find it in black, if they are wrong they will find it in red, with the correct spelling in black alongside. Designed for use from Key Stages 1 to 3, the School Spelling Dictionary is ideal for improving spelling and writing.
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  • Oxford Primary Illustrated Dictionary

    Product Code: BWUXH
    Paperback
    This is a brand new dictionary crammed with features to get children aged 7+ discovering words and boosting their vocabulary range. With entries from across the curriculum, clear and accessible definitions, a mixture of illustrations and photographs, help with alphabetic navigation for tricky letters (like ph- and f-), Word Story panels which provide interesting word origins, and Build Your Vocabulary panels giving synonyms and antonyms, it will help children discover lots of exciting new words and meanings easily. The look and feel of every spread is clear and easy to use. Examples taken from well-known children's books and a supplement of days, months, spelling, apostrophes and word building help makes improving vocabulary fun. This dictionary is part of a set of Oxford Primary Illustrated reference titles which include a companion thesaurus, a maths dictionary, science dictionary and computing dictionary. Looking for great word activities to match this dictionary? Find fun downloadable activities, puzzles, and word games at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools
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  • French Phrasebook for Kids

    Product Code: BWMAT
    Paperback
    Designed for children, with the emphasis on fun, the French Phrasebook for Kids is perfect for children on the move in a handy pocket size. Ideal for holidays, school trips and exchanges. The series covers the most popular European destinations for family holidays, France, Spain and Italy and are presented in cartoon format so the text is easily accessible for children. Sections included: Making friends, Do you want to play?, Lunchtime, Looking good, Hanging out, Pocket money, Grown-up talk, Extra bits. Aimed at children 7 -13.
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  • Oxford Primary Illustrated Thesaurus

    Product Code: BWUXG
    Paperback
    This is a brand new thesaurus crammed with features to get children aged 7+ finding a wide range of different words, boosting their vocabulary range, and writing creatively. With thousands of synonyms, a mixture of illustrations and photographs, help with alphabetic navigation for tricky letters (like ph- and f-), Overused panels providing alternatives for words like 'nice', 'good' and 'bad', and Writing Tip panels giving context and synonyms and antonyms, it will help children discover lots of exciting new words easily and power their writing. The look and feel of every spread is clear and easy to use. Examples taken from well-known children's books and a supplement of creative writing help and word building inspiration makes improving vocabulary fun. This thesaurus is part of a set of Oxford Primary Illustrated reference titles which include a companion dictionary, a maths dictionary, science dictionary and computing dictionary. Looking for great word activities to match this dictionary? Find fun downloadable activities, puzzles, and word games at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools
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  • Collins English Dictionary Essential edition

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BTZRY
    Hardback 11 years +
    The perfect dictionary reference for daily use, including all the words, phrases and definitions you need in a durable format. Language notes help you choose the right word and the easy-to-use layout allows you to find what you're looking for quickly. 200,000 words and phrases. Specially tailored to meet your needs at home, school, and in the office, offering comprehensive definitions and word tips to provide help with English usage. Find all the words and definitions you need, with comprehensive coverage of the language we use every day. It also contains the latest words to enter the language. The clear layout ensures you can find the words you need quickly. Contains an invaluable supplement on the most common mistakes and controversial issues in English.
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  • Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

    Susan Rennie

    Product Code: BQAKP
    Paperback 8 years +
    For the first time in paperback, this Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary takes readers aged 8+ on a phizz-whizzing, splendiferous, fantabulous journey deep into the language of Roald Dahl's bestselling children's stories. This is a dictionary which will develop language and literacy skills by igniting the creativity in all readers and writers everywhere. Lots of dictionaries tell you what an 'alligator' is, or how to spell 'balloon' but they won't explain the difference between a 'ringbeller' and a 'trogglehumper', or say why witches need 'gruntles' eggs' or suggest a word for the shape of a 'Knid'. This dictionary does all those things. All the words that Roald Dahl invented are here, like 'biffsquiggled' and 'whizzpopping' to remind you what means what, but that is not all. You'll also find out where words came from, rhyming words, synonyms and lots of alternative words for words that are overused. Oxford Children's Dictionaries are perfect for supporting literacy and learning and this is the world's first Roald Dahl Dictionary from the word experts at Oxford University Press.
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  • Oxford First Dictionary

    Oxford Dictionaries

    Product Code: BOJHK
    Paperback
    The all new Oxford First Dictionary, with new contemporary 3D artwork and easy to use page design, is the best dictionary for children in their early school years. With 1000 accessible entries in alphabetical order, including simple, easy-to-read meanings, and plurals, and hundreds of full colour dynamic illustrations, your children will learn to love exploring language. To make navigation as easy as ABC, we have included the full alphabet on every page with coloured tabs dividing the alphabet into quartiles, the letter of the page is highlighted, and guide words show the words starting and finishing each page. And there is engaging extra material at the back which hooks into phonics and vocabulary building for this level. Also includes links to additional activities for school and home on the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.
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  • Collins Gem German Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: ATPFR
    Paperback 14 years +
    A portable, up-to-the-minute German dictionary. This latest mini edition comes with all the new, current words in German and English plus handy links to German verb tables, making it the perfect choice for travellers, students and business people. Features include: * All the latest words in German and English * Links to verb tables * Ideal companion to GCSE German * User-friendly Phrasefinder supplement for travellers, including a handy menu-reader section * Clear, colour layout, useful examples, language and cultural notes * Durable, flexibound cover makes it ideal for travel or for the schoolbag * Durable, flexibound cover makes it ideal for travel or for the schoolbag All the latest words reflecting changes in modern lifestyle, plus an easy-to-read colour layout, special treatment of key words, notes about life in German-speaking countries and warnings on commonly confused words. The Phrasefinder section has been developed to give travellers on business, school and leisure trips all the essential phrases they need. The menu-reader section is a quick guide to the most common words and phrases you will find in German bars and restaurants, ensuring you always get what you expect from a meal out. 40,000 words and phrases, 60,000 translations
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  • Collins Gem English Thesaurus

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: AQQWL
    Paperback 14 years +
    This new edition of Collins Gem Thesaurus is part of the Collins Gem range - the world's best-selling mini dictionaries and thesauruses. This new edition is fully up-to-date, with the newest words to enter the English language, with thousands of synonyms and antonyms. With thousands of alternative words, subject lists and a useful supplement, this colour edition of the Collins Gem English Thesaurus is ideal for everyday use in home, school and office. The handy little thesaurus gives you practical, applied knowledge in your pocket. It contains a wide selection of alternative words and opposites, with the most useful words highlighted for ease of reference. The clear colour layout also makes the content easily accessible. Includes a brand new supplement which tackles questions of style and etiquette thrown up by both traditional and modern forms of communication. From letters to social media updates, it offers guidance and examples. 128,000 synonyms and antonyms
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No child’s book bag is complete without a thesaurus or kids’ dictionary for school. Great for helping with their homework and expanding their vocabulary, dictionaries and thesauruses for children encourage independent study and will aid their writing skills.

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Published by the biggest names in children’s reference books including Oxford University Press, Usborne, DK, Collins and many, many more, you can know that your child will be learning from the very best trusted names in children’s publishing.

All ages covered

Covering all levels including early years, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3, whatever age your child is we have a children’s dictionary and children’s thesaurus to perfectly fit their needs.

Perfect for all children

Book People’s extensive range of children’s dictionaries and children’s thesauruses are easy to use and are ideal for reference use. Unlike normal dictionaries and thesauruses, these are accompanied by pictures and child-friendly text to help them to learn at their own pace.

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