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Can someone recommend

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Gileswithachainsaw Fri 24-Mar-17 09:41:08

A decent dictionary fir a child.
I did buy some Oxford junior one however every word dd has gone to look up doesn't appear to be in there hmm

Obviously I don't want one so expansive it weighs a ton but one that has a really good range but the definition is understandable for a child.

A decent thesaurus would be good too.


Seeline Fri 24-Mar-17 09:43:41

How old is your DD?

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 24-Mar-17 09:51:04

She's 10 and a half

mouldycheesefan Fri 24-Mar-17 09:55:04

We use an online one if we can't find it in thr Oxford kids dictionary.

Seeline Fri 24-Mar-17 09:55:52

In that case you may find the Heinemann English Dictionary good - link for WHSmith but available at loads of other places.

Both DCs were recommended this when they started (different) secondaries and I think it is really good - contains grammar tips and warnings about common errors on mixing up similar words etc.

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 24-Mar-17 09:56:52

Brilliant thanks you!!!

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 24-Mar-17 10:18:34

Don't suppose they were recommended a thesaurus too???

eatyourveg Fri 24-Mar-17 20:32:40

dc's school send out an equipment list for new Y7s and the preferred thesaurus was the oxford pocket

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