Oxford Primary Dictionary by Andrew Delahunty

Oxford Primary Dictionary

Written by Andrew Delahunty

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8+ (Year 4, KS 2). A fresh new look for the bestselling Oxford Primary Dictionary with example sentences from the best children's books such as Harry Potter and extra reading and writing support. This is unique to Oxford, and the sentences take children beyond looking up a word for spelling or meaning - and into thinking about reading and writing independently. It’s the perfect companion to the bestselling Oxford Primary Thesaurus.


Oxford Primary Dictionary by Andrew Delahunty

Features over 30,000 words and phrases in alphabetical order. This work includes example sentences by well-known children's authors, such as J K Rowling, Dick King-Smith, Jacqueline Wilson, and Roald Dahl. It includes tinted panels that focus on overused words, words belonging to the same family, word origins, and key language topics.


‘An excellent dictionary for upper primary school children.’ Scottish Home and Country

‘a pronunciation guide whose simplicity would be a good example for adult dictionaries.’ Books for Keeps

‘The perfect resource for home and school’ Manchester Evening News

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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608 pages


Andrew Delahunty
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Oxford University Press

Publication date

5th May 2011




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