'Collins Shorter School Dictionary' has been especially designed to support the language and literacy of children aged 10+. The dictionary has a clear, spacious layout with extra features designed specifically for the ability of the age group. The easy-to-use text is accompanied with attractive illustrations, colour photographs and labelled diagrams. Parts of speech, other word forms and extended entries build knowledge about words. Word families are highlighted in word family boxes. Word origins and word histories stimulate an interest in language. Grammar help, usage tips, factfiles and word games give all-round interactive language support. There is simple pronunciation guidance for difficult words.