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Good language skills help children write and express themselves clearly, and are the basis for all other learning. A dictionary is an essential study aid, along with a thesaurus to help young writers learn new words.

Help with spelling

Help your children improve their spelling with the Usborne English Spelling Dictionary, with tips and tricks to help remember those extra-tricky words.

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Usborne English dictionaries

The Usborne Illustrated English Dictionary has over a thousand colour illustrations, over 10,000 entries and 25,000 straightforward definitions - perfect for children beginning their SATs and similar exams.

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Tricky words to spell cards"Excellent cards for working on spelling with my dyslexia students...they are really helping."

Mrs. Day's Amazon review of Tricky words to spell cards

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English Learner's Editions

Usborne English Learner's Editions are specially created for learners and teachers of English. Each book comes with an audio CD and free worksheets and teachers' notes to download. There are fiction and non-fiction titles for reading levels Elementary to Advanced.

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The Little Red Hen"For every parent, child and teacher weary of the monotony of the average reading scheme, Usborne's First Reading series will offer rays of sunlight. "

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