Covering an encyclopedic range of objects, Junior Picture Dictionary introduces kids to using a dictionary through picture association – perfect for kids aged 5+ and those who prefer a visual learning style. With amazing photos, labelled illustrations and clear diagrams, this fantastic book gives children a rewarding way to expand their vocabulary and develop their spelling ability and general knowledge.
Colour-coded subject areas in Junior Picture Dictionary and examples of pictures:
• Universe: Diagram showing the different phases of the moon
• Planet Earth: A helpful diagram to explain the image of continental drift
• Prehistoric Life: Visual timeline of the evolution of man
• Plants: A cross-section of a flower and its function
• Animals: Species of butterflies and their names
• Human Body: Diagrams of vital body systems and how they work
• Transport: Technical names for parts of a car and where they are found
Examples of clear introductions to subjects:
• Life of a star: stars are different sizes depending on how old they are – they live for millions of years.
• Global warming: Too much carbon dioxide, which can be caused by pollution, in the atmosphere causes Earth's temperature to rise.
• Fossil formation: Fossils are the remains of animals and plants that died a very long time ago and became preserved in rocks.
• Plant groups: There are more than 400,000 different kinds of plant. Similar plant types are put together in different groups.
• Shark anatomy: Three groups of fish – sharks, skates and rays, and chimeras have a skeleton made of cartilage instead of bone. They are known as cartilaginous fish.
• Digestive system: Breaks down food so it can be absorbed by the body.
• Aircraft: People first tried to fly hundreds of years ago. Over 200 years ago in France, the Montgolfier brothers made a large balloon and were the first people to fly.