Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary (New) - Little Green Schoolhouse Books

Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary (New)

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An essential dictionary for children grades 3-5, ages 8-11, this hardcover offers 36,000 entries with 200 new words & senses, many from technology & life sciences. Definitions are enriched with 1,300 quotes from classic and contemporary children's literature, providing examples of how words are used in sentances. Includes 900 vibrant, colorful illustrations, photographs, and diagrams. Offers 250 word history paragraphs and 130 synonym paragrahs. 

Other features include Greek & Latin word root paragraphs, and student-friendly usge hints in full sentences. 

Special sections include geographical names, signs and symbols, a guide for writers and a list of literary works used in the text.