Perfect for elementary students that are transitioning from more picture-centered children's dictionaries into adult, text-focused dictionaries! Merriam-Webster's Dictionary for Children features more than 36,000 entries with clear definitions, usage sentences and phrases, and approximately 350 word history and synonym paragraphs; many are highlighted with illustrations, photographs, and diagrams. Special features include: a guide for writers, sign and symbols, a list of U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents, and commonly confused, misused, and misspelled words. Other features include abbreviations and pronunciation symbols in the front of the dictionary. Great for elementary ages 8-11, grades 3-5. 650 pages, softcover.