An essential dictionary for children grades 3-5, ages 8-11. More than 36,000 entries with new words and senses from technology and life sciences, such as alternative energy, friend, and STEM. Definitions are enriched with nearly 1,300 quotes from classic and contemporary children's literature. Includes more than 900 vibrant, colorful illustrations, photographs, and diagrams. Other features include 250 word history paragraphs, 120 synonym paragraphs, and pronunciation paragraphs for every letter. Greek & Latin word root paragraphs and kid-friendly usage hints spark imagination and describe different shades of meanings. A great study aid for students building vocabulary. Perfect resource for school or home.