Oxford First Dictionary by Andrew Delahunty

Oxford First Dictionary

Written by Andrew Delahunty

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5+ (Year 1, KS 1). The Oxford First Dictionary is the authoritative dictionary for children in their first years at school. This edition has a fresh design, bright artwork and up-to-date entries and will help build language skills in an enjoyable way. Your child might even become a word explorer with special sections on phonics, spelling and grammar for reading and writing success. It has, as with all of the Oxford reference range been written and edited by teaching experts.


Oxford First Dictionary by Andrew Delahunty

A dictionary for children in their first years at school. It contains 1500 entries in alphabetical order, along with simple, easy-to-read meanings, parts of speech (noun or verb), plurals, and topical examples of sentences to clarify meaning. It also includes simple grammar, key overused words (with alternatives) as well as opposites, and more.


‘...at this price every family should have one.’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Beautifully presented. The illustrations are bright and plentiful, and include children of all races and both sexes, a refreshing improvement on many children's dictionaries.’ Times Educational Supplement

‘A thoughtfully compiled dictionary for children aged five years upwards, full of appealing and appropriate multicultural illustrations...altogether excellent.’ School Librarian

‘A bright, colourful dictionary bursting with information for young word-seekers. Definitions are crystal clear - examples show how a word is used - plurals, comparatives, and tenses are given. A picture section shows colours, fruit and vegetables, animals and more.’ Good Book Guide - Children's

‘well worth buying for family use’ Books For Your Children

About the Author

Andrew Delahunty

Andrew Delahunty is a lexicographer and writer on language with many years' experience compiling dictionaries and thesauruses for children. Children have a natural fascination for words and love playing with language.

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128 pages


Andrew Delahunty
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Oxford University Press

Publication date

5th May 2011




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