The Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary is the essential dictionary for children grades 3-5, ages 8-11. Over 36,000 entries with 200 new words and senses (many from technology & life sciences). Definitions are enriched with nearly 1,300 quotes from classic and contemporary children's literature. Many quotations are from text exemplars listed in the Common Core Standards. Includes more than 900 vibrant, colorful illustrations, photographs, and diagrams. Other features include 250 word history paragraphs, 120 synonym paragraphs, and pronunciation paragraphs for every letter. Greek & Latin word root paragraphs and kid-friendly usage hints spark imagination and describe different shades of meanings. A great study aid for students building vocabulary. Perfect resource for school or home. Includes 848 pages. Measures 8.25" x 10.25" . Laminated hardcover binding.