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The American Heritage Children's Dictionary

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The 2006 update of this award-winning dictionary for young readers encourages language exploration with accessible definitions and thought-provoking feature notes. Entry words are illustrated throughout with clear, colorful artwork.

• More than 13,000 main entries, fully updated for 2006

• Thousands of sample sentences showing typical usage

• Hundreds of Word History, Languag
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Hardcover, 864 pages
Published May 3rd 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (first published July 10th 1986)
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Jim Erekson
When I was young I learned to be disappointed by children's dictionaries and encyclopedias. They are usually condescending in content and tone. For example, one of the key facts of English is the multi-faceted definition. This book only allows 2. I liked the fact that it includes 13000 words, but I don't know how the selections were made be cause there are no editorial notes about process anywhere on or in the book. Oh, the back cover does tell me there are 1500 photos and color illustrations, b ...more
Stephanie Ross
The american heritage children's dictionary. 2015. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Citation By: Stephanie Ross

Type of Reference: Dictionary

Call Number: Ref 423

Content/Scope: This is a children's dictionary for grades 3-6. This updated edition contains 2000 additional new terms. The layout is well-organized with quality illustrations, and notes on word histories, synonyms, vocabulary, and spelling. There are 25,000 terms and over 1500 illustrations making this a comprehensive children's dict
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Kris
Nov 22, 2015 Kris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The American heritage children’s dictionary. (2010), Boston: Houghton Mifflin.



Reviewed by: Kris Grimm

Reference Type: Dictionary

Call Number: Ref 423

ISBN: 978-0-547-21255-5

Content/Scope: This dictionary is 885 pages and includes diagrams, illustrations, maps, photographs, and a glossary. It is written for students’ grades 3rd-6th.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: There have been over 2000 new terms added to this dictionary, including ethnic foods, medical vocabulary and educational terminology. American H
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Elizabeth Mccord
Nov 28, 2012 Elizabeth Mccord rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The American heritage children's dictionary. (2010). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Citation by: Elizabeth McCord
Type of reference: Dictionary
Call Number: JR423 Amer
Description: This children’s dictionary is target to student ages 8-11 with more than 13,000 entries that is updated for the 20th century. This dictionary includes an appendix with a separate thesaurus, phonics, and spelling sections.
Relevance and Relationship: This dictionary is edited by the American Heritage Dictionary, which have sever
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Jordan Wade
Nov 30, 2012 Jordan Wade marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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The American heritage children’s dictionary. (2012). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Citation created by: Jordan Wade
Call Number: 423
Description: This dictionary has over 25,000 entries including thousands of new words. The entries cover all the vocabulary young readers need today. Special features include notes and an appendix with a geographical dictionary, a guide to phonics and spelling, and more.
Content/Scope: This dictionary is intended for ages 8-11 or grades 3-6.
Accuracy/Authority: This book i
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Meggin
May 27, 2016 Meggin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great dictionary for kids. My 12yr old gets a lot of use out of this. In addition each entry has a sentence, pronunciations etc...
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