Packed with pictures, this dictionary is a visual treasure trove just right for children who are ready to begin using reference books on their own. Because it's fun for kids to use, this is an ideal first reference. It is the only dictionary for this age level to include word games and activities that entertain as they reinforce dictionary skills. Additional vocabulary words are featured on generously illustrated pages covering such high interest topics as animals, colors, flowers, games, and planets. Accessible and authoritative, this dictionary also explains confusing words, many word origins, and all the basic information about how we use words. Special Features: Over 1,000 appealing, colorful photographs and illustrations. Over 1,500 headwords and simple sentences provide examples of word usage and clear and easy-to-understand definitions. Includes word games and activities. Vocabulary carefully chosen for the 5-8 year old reading level. Includes spelling tips and pronunciation guide.