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Simon & Schuster’s Macmillan Dictionary
With approximately 2000 titles annually, Simon & Schuster publishes a wide range of kids’ books of different formats, audiobooks, electronic books, hardcovers, and paperbacks among others.
3,000 color illustrations and images. Definitions are clear. Child friendly. Stunning design.
Some needed words not defined
Scholastic Children’s Dictionary
As a leading provider of both digital and print education programs, Scholastic aims to inspire the personal and intellectual growth of kids, beginning with literacy.
64 pages of fresh new content. Offers pronunciation guide. Includes multiple world maps. Full color illustrations. Sample sentences.
Lacks some basic words.
Synonyms, prefixes, illustrations
DK Merriam-Webster’s Children's Dictionary
DK produces books for babies, toddlers, and children. The company covers everything including human body, animals, craft activities and homework help, both in print and digital formats.
Modern pictures and illustrations. Clear and easy-to-read. Usage examples provided. In-depth entries.
Too heavy to carry around.
The American Heritage Children's Dictionary
The American Heritage has a team of professional educators dedicated to causing those moments when your students light up at the very moment the learning process becomes conceivable.
More than 25,000 entries. Simple, precise, and easy to understand. Includes photo illustrations. Comprehensive.
Lacks some common words.
Illustrations, synonyms, spelling
Theresa Fitzgerald Kids Math Dictionary
Theresa R. Fitzgerald saw the need to have a resource to help kids in elementary and middle school understand the terminology and concepts of math.
Over 400 definitions. Full-color illustrations and examples. Examples and illustrations are brief but clear.
Topics are scattered throughout the dictionary
Paperback, library binding