This newly revised & updated hardcover edition is the essential dictionary for children grades 3-5, ages 8-11. It is a perfect resource for school or home and contains more than 36,000 entries. Definitions are enriched with 1,300 quotes from classic & contemporary children's literature, providing examples of how words are used in sentences. Updated to include new vocabulary from a variety of fields, such as alternative energy, social media, and STEM. Includes 250 word history paragraphs & 120 synonym paragraphs and 900 vibrant, colorful illustrations, photographs, and diagrams. Greek and Latin word root paragraphs help students build vocabulary. And kid-friendly usage hints spark imagination and describe different shades of meaning. Special sections include geographical names, signs and symbols, a guide for writers and a list of literary works used in the text.