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For children aged 7 and over, this dictionary contains up to date coverage of a range of everyday and curriculum vocabulary. It offers additional language tips and carefully selected and annotated illustrations to help students with more complex language. The Word Wizard section provides in-depth support on spelling, punctuation and grammar.


This book is designed to build confidence and develop language and dictionary skills at home and in the classroom in preparation for secondary school.


Includes a wide range of the latest vocabulary from different subject areas with example sentences and tips on grammar and spelling to help students understand how to use language more effectively. Synonyms and antonyms are provided to help build vocabulary.


Beautiful annotated illustrations add an extra dimension and provide additional information on a range of topic areas.

Collins Children's Dictionary: Learn with Words Reviews | Toppsta

9780008271176
  • ISBN: 9780008271176
  • Pub Date: 3rd May 2018
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Imprint: Collins
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 472

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15th July '18
I read it to MOTD aged 8 aged 8
Collins Children's Dictionary: Learn with Words 9780008271176
5 stars
I like this dictionary and compared to similar ones in our primary school it stands out as being much more detailed in terms of the quality of vocabulary listed. The illustrations add to the detail and my son liked the many references to Maths and Science. it has up to date terms such as 'Google' and 'dab' which made me smile. I also like the examples of punctuation and words which may confuse, such as affect/ effect. A big thumbs up from our household!
29th June '18
mrbear read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Collins Children's Dictionary: Learn with Words 9780008271176
5 stars
This beautifully illustrated dictionary is perfect for primary school children. My boy struggles with his spelling, and has been using this dictionary to help with his homework. The illustrations definitely make learning more fun!
10th June '18
I read it to ChildGenius aged 9 aged 9
Collins Children's Dictionary: Learn with Words 9780008271176
5 stars
This is a bright new addition in the world of children’s dictionaries in a hardback format. The layout is meant to be easy to read. I particularly liked the synonyms and antonyms boxes. The language and pronunciation tips are excellent. Word histories give a background about the word origins and can make it easier to remember the meanings of the words. The word wizard section at the end of the book gives important spellings, grammar and punctuation tips. Some of the harder words are missing. However, it will be a valuable addition to the personal library of 7-11 year olds as well as school libraries; especially with latest research emphasising the links between a rich vocabulary and future attainment in children. 
10th June '18
PMK read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Collins Children's Dictionary: Learn with Words 9780008271176
5 stars
I liked this dictionary. It did not have as many illustrations as I thought it would have, but it did use different colours that I liked. The words are in blue, the bold text are about different tenses. The different coloured lines down the edge of the book and the inside margin of the book all clearly showed where each new letter started. I like the hardcover as it felt special and helped protect the book.
10th June '18
I read it to Bob1 aged 8 aged 8
Collins Children's Dictionary: Learn with Words 9780008271176
5 stars
Both my 8 year old daughter and I are very impressed by this dictionary! As soon as we received it we set it a challenge...could it contain all of my daughter's weekly spellings for the week? Would it be able to help her place these spellings into sentences? It's a resounding yes! The dictionary is very well laid out, perfect for any key stage two child.  My daughter loved how she could use it really easily, and was mightily impressed that all her spellings were in the book as 'our class dictionaries don't always have the words I need!' It was good to see synonyms were along side certain words in the dictionary too.
As a teacher I really like the back of the dictionary that contains information about grammar terms, punctuation, ways to learn spellings and the common exception words that years 3-6 need to know as they are difficult to spell.
Would I have this dictionary at home for my children to use? Absolutely.  Would I have it in the classroom for my class to use? Definitely!
A really good investment for a child aged 7+.  Now I'm hoping they will bring out a thesaurus version!
11th June '18
I read it to Ragdollkhanbaby aged 6 aged 6
Collins Children's Dictionary: Learn with Words 9780008271176
5 stars
What a fantastic addition to the Collins range, Henry has thoroughly enjoyed finding words in the book and reading out what they mean, a great way of practising his reading and also his spelling but importantly broadening his range of words and understanding what they actually mean.

We love the section on punctuation and grammar and also the part which helps with spelling.  Lovely illustrations to help with greater understanding we think this dictionary is 5 star and would highly recommend.
12th June '18
I read it to Noah aged 7 aged 7
Collins Children's Dictionary: Learn with Words 9780008271176
5 stars
This is an absolutely fantastic dictionary. It is a great resource for confident readers as there is so much detail available. The 'How to...' guide at the start of the book is fantastic as it is extremely thorough and gives children a great frame of reference for using this and any other dictionary. There is also a handy guide to word classes to help introduce children to or remind them of the different types of words such as the basic nouns, verbs and adjectives as well as the more complex pronouns, prepositions and conjunctions. The main body of the book is the dictionary itself packed with hundreds of words. It is really well laid out with wonderfully colourful illustrations scattered throughout the pages. Finally at the end of the book there are lots of grammar, punctuation and spelling tips. This is an amazing dictionary with a lot to offer.
13th June '18
I read it to rsa aged 8 aged 8
Collins Children's Dictionary: Learn with Words 9780008271176
5 stars
An excellent children's dictionary. It comes in a hardback format, which is great, because dictionaries need to be able to take quite a bit of hammer. Beware the illustrations are sparse. The target audience appears to be an older primary school aged child. Clearly set out, with the word (that you have been looking for) in blue bold, boxed additional information in similar blue (synonyms, antonyms etc.). I liked the part where it explains a word's history and the pronunciation tip. There is a useful part at the back of the book explaining Grammar, punctuation, difficult spellings, word classes (nouns, adjectives etc.)... A useful addition for any household.
13th June '18
Ewanm read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Collins Children's Dictionary: Learn with Words 9780008271176
5 stars
I like this dictionary, the words are a nice size so you can see them easily, I like that each letter has a different colour on the edge of the book, make finding the right letter easier, I really like the word wizard at the back, I know I will find it useful when studying.
13th June '18
I read it myself (an adult) & to Sindy aged 10 aged 10
Collins Children's Dictionary: Learn with Words 9780008271176
5 stars
Great dictionary for kids. Arrived quickly and packaged well. Perfect size for reading and learning new words.
9th June '18
Jacob06 read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Collins Children's Dictionary: Learn with Words 9780008271176
4 stars
I think this dictionary will be very useful for me, to help me with my spellings. I like the way it tells you if there is a different way of spelling the same word, such as “tail” and “tale ” this is good because I sometimes struggle with my spelling. I like that there is pictures inside and I like that it is not too big so it will fit in my school bag. It also says if the word is a noun, verb or adjective, this will also help me with my exciting writing at school. There is a whole section at the back of the book explaining lots of English terms, and some really good tips to help me more with my spellings. It may be good to offer this book with a dyslexic friendly text as I find this easier to read.
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