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Merriam Webster Children's Dictionary

0756611431


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Book Review
In evaluating a children's dictionary, there are two test words we always check first: "e-mail" and "iguana." After all, if "e-mail" doesn't appear in a dictionary, how up-to-date can it be? And iguanas, well, what kid doesn't want to read all about this "very large tropical American lizard with a ridge of tall scales along its back"? We are happy to report that this fine dictionary is above and beyond our gold standard. Not only are there definitions for each of the test words, there are illustrations for each, as well! This 912-page illustrated dictionary is packed with great information, including world maps on the inside covers, an easy-to-use how-to guide, and a reference section with facts and maps of the continents, pictures of flags from countries around the world, U.S. presidents and vice presidents,...


Oxford Picture Dictionary English/Spanish
Norma Shapiro
0194351882
March 1998
Textbook Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Spanish


Oxford Picture Dictionary: English/Vietnamese
Norma Shapiro
019435203X
September 1998
Textbook Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Vietnamese


My First Dictionary
Betty Root
1564582779
July 1993
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Sharp, brightly hued photos that effectively leap off the page combine with detailed drawings to make this large-format, paper-over-board volume a visual treat for youngsters. Preschoolers can keep busy identifying the two dozen or so objects, concepts and actions illustrated on each spread. Older readers can tackle the concise definitions accompanying each bold-faced word and picture. Root emphasizes familiar and more exotic animals, as well as activities, playthings and locations (supermarket, school, park) that are pivotal to a child's world. She does an admirable job using words and pictures to present tough-to-describe adjectives (double, expensive). The author also includes entries and photos representing numerous cultures, and writes her definitions from a child's perspective without being at all...


Scholastic First Picture Dictionary

0439719933


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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2–According to the front cover, this book includes more than 800 words and pictures by 16 illustrators. Topics include bodies, houses, schools, cities, shopping, and nature. Each page is bordered along its outside vertical edge. Periodic questions, or riddles, encourage viewers to think about what they are seeing by looking for specific things on the pages. Some pictures are confusing, mainly because they are not drawn to scale. On one page, a pebble is as big as the rock above it. Items supposedly located in a broom closet include a floor mat that looks like a kitchen towel, rubber gloves that are flesh toned and look like hands, and a sewing machine, among other things. Each chapter opens with a transparent overlay that changes the look of the pages on the spread as they are flipped...


Italian Picture Dictionary
Passport Books (Editor)
0844280658
January 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Created by leading educators, these colorful, large-size dictionaries introduce beginning language learners to more than 1,550 commonly taught basic words. Each Let's Learn Language Picture Dictionary in the series boasts 30 delightful two-page spreads that vividly illustrate the meanings of words. Fun-filled panoramas focus on scenes familiar to children aged three through eight, such as home life, the classroom, city life, sports, the zoo, and even outer space! Learners will love to revisit these detailed depictions of people, places, actions, and objects, each time improving their recall. Featured words are set off with individual illustrations and definitions to help learners at various levels build vocabulary. Includes an index and glossary of all the individually illustrated words. An ideal selection of...


The New Oxford Picture Dictionary: English/Spanish
E. C. Parnwell (Editor)
0194343553
January 1989
Textbook Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Spanish

Card catalog description
Teaches English as a second language to Spanish speakers through the use of pictures dealing with everyday topics such as the body, post office, law, travel, and family.


A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
Francis D. K. Ching
0471288217
November 28, 1996
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
A Visual Dictionary of Architecture is a remarkable, on-of-a-kind compendium which uses a combination of textual definitions and hundreds of superb line drawings to illuminate a comprehensive body of essential terms in architecture, including important interrelationships between building components. Grouped by themes, such as history, systems, structures, forms, construction, environmental issues, and behavior, all terms have their visual complement and can be readily accessed in a number of different ways. A Visual Dictionary of Architecture is an authoritative source of information for anyone tracking down an elusive word, and a delight for simple armchair browsing! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
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Spanish Picture Dictionary
Berlitz Guides
981246431X
Feb 2004
Paperback
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Word by Word Picture Dictionary (2nd Edition)
Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss
0131892274
March 28, 2005
Paperback
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From the Back Cover
Word by Word Picture Dictionary, Second Edition, by Steven J. Molinsky and Bill Bliss, is the only truly communicative vocabulary development program!  This is the new edition of the picture dictionary program famous worldwide for its ease-of-use, lively spirit, and active conversational approach.   Outstanding features of the new edition:  Vibrant illustrations and simple accessible lesson pages are designed for clarity and ease-of-use with learners at all levels. Word by Word is the most learner-friendly picture dictionary – especially for Beginners. More than 4,000 words in an expanded range of topics prepare students for success using English in everyday life, in the community, in school, and at work. A careful research-based sequence of lessons integrates...


Just Look 'n Learn Spanish Picture Dictionary
Daniel J. Hochstatter (Illustrator)
0844270520
January 1997
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English, Spanish


Oxford Picture Dictionary: English/Russian
Norma Shapiro
0194351920
January 1998
Textbook Paperback
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The New Oxford Picture Dictionary: Monolingual English Edition
E. C. Parnwell
0194341992
May 19, 1988
Paperback
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The Oxford Picture Dictionary English/Arabic
Ralph Ed. Shapiro
0194361977
Dec 1999
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Arabic


DK Children's Illustrated Dictionary
John McIlwain
1564586251
September 3, 1994
Hardcover
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Picture Dictionary in Spanish
Felicity Brooks
0794503071
June 2003
Hardcover
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Oxford Picture Dictionary
Norma Shapiro
0194700593
Jan 1998
Paperback
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The Firefly Spanish/English Visual Dictionary
Jean-Claude Corbeil
1552979512
Aug 2004
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Can't remember the name of that squiggly pasta you stumbled across in the supermarket last year? Need a picture of the earth's structure from its core outward and the identification of various layers of rock and soil? Diagram lovers will enjoy browsing through this 960-page successor to The Macmillan Visual Dictionary, also compiled by linguist specialists Corbeil and Archambault. The new edition contains 10,000 more terms (35,000 in all) and 500 more full-color, computer-generated illustrations (6000 in all). The 17 chapters are organized by broad subject categories (e.g., "Animal Kingdom," "Food and Kitchen," and "Arts and Architecture") and incorporate a wide variety of items, from astronomy to evolution to modern life. But this book is far from inclusive; for instance, neither bobcats nor recorders are...


Oxford Picture Dictionary
Norma Shapiro
0194362817
May 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Portugese


Oxford Picture Dictionary: English/Chinese
Norma Shapiro
0194351890
January 1998
Textbook Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Chinese


DK First Spanish Picture Dictionary
DK Publishing
0756613701
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Word by Word Basic Picture Dictionary
Steven J. Molinsky
013278565X
March 1995
Textbook Paperback
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From the Back Cover
For absolute beginners, this basic picture dictionary gives core vocabulary needed to learn English and to communicate in real-life situations.Covers a wide range of topics, including clothing, home, transportation, and more.For anyone who has a limited vocabulary in their own language who needs to learn English.


The Visual Dictionary of Star Wars, Episode II - Attack of the Clones
David West Reynolds
0789485885
April 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
A thousand years from now, someone might find a dusty collection of DK's Star Wars titles buried in a library vault and wonder at the ancient strife, fashions, and droids of this unusual, unmarked era in history. For one who didn't know this was a series of film characters and situations being analyzed and explained, it would be an extremely believable history resource. For those who do know, it's a fantastic reference guide for all things Star Wars. David West Reynolds's impressive scientific writing style renders this "visual dictionary" a veritable bible of intergalactic information related to Attack of the Clones, the second prequel to the original Star Wars trilogy. The most intricate details of the characters, creatures, and equipment of the film are revealed in crisp, annotated photographs and authoritative...


Strike the Baby and Kill the Blonde : An Insider's Guide to Film Slang
Dave Knox
1400097592
August 23, 2005
Paperback
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Review
“What a lively and entertaining guide to movie lingo! I learned a lot of terms I never knew before . . . but then, I’ve never killed a blonde, either.” —Leonard Maltin, film critic and author of the New York Times bestselling Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guides

“Now you can sound like you know what you’re talking about—even when you don’t. In other words, you’re ready to work in the movies.” —David Duchovny, actor and director (X-Files, House of D)

“You too can speak ‘film-ese.’ Thanks to Dave Knox, what was once ‘insider information’ is now available to all who want to speak the lingo of the film industry. It fits nicely on the shelf between my Oxford Dictionary and Roget’s...


The Visual Dictionary of Star Wars, Episode I - The Phantom Menace
David Reynolds
0789447010
May 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
No matter what you thought of Phantom Menace, you just have to love its visual effects and props. Episode I was absolutely radiant with special effects, making use of some 2,000 of them, dwarfing that of previous Star Wars installments and even the CGI-happy Titanic with its now-paltry 500. And the low-tech effects, the physical props of Star Wars, have always been unbelievably detailed, from Luke's scuffed-up speeder to Vader's slightly dinged-up helmet (don't pretend you didn't notice). Phantom Menace continues this tradition proudly, whether it's with Amidala's baroque headgear or the intricately machined (and deadly) armament on a droideka.

A page-turning droolfest, Episode I: The Visual Dictionary stops the film and zooms in on all this eye candy. As he did with the first trilogy in Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary,...


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