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Oxford Children’s Dictionaries

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Welcome to Oxford Children’s Dictionaries

Oxford Children’s Dictionaries are specially created to help children develop their vocabulary and understanding, with age-appropriate definitions carefully levelled for different reading stages.

Using language research drawn from the Oxford Corpus, and developed with the help of experts, teachers and students, our dictionaries help give young people the essential skills they need to succeed at school and in life.

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Spelling & grammar

From phonics to fronted adverbials, these books will help your child develop core knowledge.

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Roald Dahl

Explore the marvellous world of Dahl’s language, and create your own gobblefunk.

Roald Dahl language books

Illustrated dictionaries

Clear and accessible definitions with a mixture of illustrations and photographs.

Illustrated dictionaries

School dictionaries

Contemporary and comprehensive vocabulary covering the English curriculum.

School dictionaries