The 10 Best Dictionaries For Kids

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The Dictionary of Ordinary Extr...
Merriam-Webster Children's
Dinosaur Dictionary for Kids

This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in December of 2018. If you're looking to expand your children's vocabularies and introduce them to new words, then consider one of these dictionaries for kids. Our list features accessible editions that contain thousands of terms, vibrant photographs, and plenty of ancillary information to get your young ones interested in the world around them, and we’ve included everything from the comprehensive to the quirky. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best dictionary for kids on Amazon.

10. Dinosaur Dictionary for Kids

9. DK First Spanish

8. My First Dictionary

7. The Dictionary of Ordinary Extraordinary Animals

6. Merriam-Webster's Elementary

5. Merriam-Webster Children's

4. The Everything Guide

3. American Heritage Updated

2. Super Heroes Hardcover

1. Scholastic Revised

Editor's Notes

December 17, 2018:

On top of listing editions that were extremely comprehensive for different age ranges, we also ensured that a few tailored tomes made the cut as well, in order to appeal to and engage young learners. Simplicity, quality photography, well-chosen terms, and additional information were prioritized for these rankings. The Scholastic Revised and Updated was placed at the top spot since it met the aforementioned criteria exceptionally well.

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on December 20, 2018 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

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