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Oxford Junior Dictionary (Paperback) - Oxford University Press - Elex Academic Bookstore

Oxford Junior Dictionary (Paperback) - Oxford University Press

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This paperback edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary features over 10,000 entries, words and phrases, in alphabetical order, in a clear and accessible design. Each entry contains simple, easy-to-read numbered meanings, and word classes, and example sentences. Tinted panels throughout the text focus on overused words, words belonging to the same family, and key language topics (such as connectives or apostrophes). Another unique feature is the example sentences by well-known children's authors, such as Dick King-Smith, Jacqueline Wilson, and Roald Dahl. These show the words actually in use to reinforce meaning but they also hook children in to using language effectively. Unique to Oxford, they take children beyond looking up a word for spelling or meaning - and into thinking about reading and writing independently.

The full alphabet appears on every page with a dark blue tab on the letter of the page - plus the dictionary quartiles in light blue. Together, these are invaluable navigation tools for children practising their alphabet skills. Guide words also appear on every page.

Extra material at the back is accurately leveled for the curriculum at this age. It includes information for spelling success, punctuation, simple grammar, key overused words (with alternatives) as well as word origins, prefixes and suffixes.


  • Authoritative edition with up-to-date entries and examples from the best children's books, for children aged 7+
  • Over 10,000 entries in alphabetical order, with blue headwords to make navigation easy
  • A perfect fit for delivering the revised 2006 Framework for Y3, Scottish Guidelines P4-5
  • Easy to use with fresh clear pages, the whole alphabet, tab and coloured quartiles on every page
  • Curriculum levelled supplementary material - includes spelling tips, grammar help and cross curricular subject vocabulary
  • Sturdy binding for durability.