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The Scholastic Dictionary of Spelling
by Marvin Terban

With more than 60,000 words, English makes spelling a challenge for the most diligent students. Now available in paperback, here's a handy, alphabetical guide of more than 15,000 words that kids can turn to for an instant spell-check.

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Scholastic Student Thesaurus
by John K. Bollard

The Scholastic Student Thesaurus' unique on-the-page index helps students save time and prevent frustration by showing them where to find their word if it is not a main entry. No need to flip to an index in the back of the book!

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Hardcover Reference Books : $11.89

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The Scholastic Rhyming Dictionary
by Sue Young
The new edition of the SCHOLASTIC RHYMING DICTIONARY has been completely redesigned to become a kid-friendly resource for finding that perfect rhyme, whether for poetry, prose, song writing, etc.

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Scholastic Kid's Almanac
by Deborah Kops , Elaine Pascoe , Georgian Bay Illustrated by Bob Italiano , David C. Bell

In watching television or in surfing the Internet, today's children absorb visual information every day. Many of them are most comfortable learning new facts or ideas this way. The Scholastic Kid's Almanac was created with these 21st century kids in mind.

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The Elements of Style
by E. B. White , William Strunk Jr.

Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer.

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Gods, Goddesses, and Monsters
by Sheila Keenan Illustrated by Belgin Wedman
This comprehensive look at mythology describes central mythical figures, summarize their stories, and highlights the ceremonies, festivals, and customs associated with each figure. Each of the fifteen chapters covers a seperate area of the world.
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Scholastic Atlas of the World
by Philip Steele , Jane Walker

Each topographical map clearly locates important cities, mountains, deserts, and bodies of water, indicating border countries and national capitals.

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Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary

A bilingual dictionary that focuses on all Spanish, including Latin-American Spanish. Includes 80,000 words and phrases and is perfect for all skill levels.

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The Merriam-Webster Dictionary
by Merriam-Webster

A completely revised and updated edition of this best selling language reference. Covers the core vocabulary of everyday life with over 75,000 clear, concise definitions. Includes pronunciations, word origins and synonym lists. Special sections and tables.

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Writing with Style
by Sue Young

"Attractive and so user-friendly that they can be read for fun. . . . Students will not have to wade through tedious or lengthy explanations to find what they need. . . .

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