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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:51 am 
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Can anyone recommend a good children's English dictionary - early KS2 onwards. I bought the Oxxxxx primary dictionary but was disappointed with it - the words we look up are either not in there, or very poorly explained.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:58 am 
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hi,

We have got children's illustrated dictionary from Paragon. It has got pictures for some of words which is good. it should the job for primary school.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:26 pm 
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Try the O....d School Dictionary - one step up from the primary.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:28 pm 
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I agree that the next one up from the one you think you need usually works. By the time they're in secondary school, a 'grown-up' dictionary like the Oxford Concise is probably most useful.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:14 am 
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We picked up a lovely picture dictionary at the second hand bookshop (years ago) by R. Ridout. Served as a good introduction.

The Oxford dictionary is good but our favourite is the Chambers Family Dictionary. I have 4DC at KS2 who use it.


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