This is a completely new "Oxford Illustrated Junior Dictionary". It includes 10,000 words and phrases in colour, and 300 new, modern and informative colour illustrations. It uses same text as new "Oxford Junior Dictionary" so includes up-to-date vocabulary eg. additive, Baishakhi, bar chart, biodegradable, bungee jumping. It contains up-to-date definitions eg. baking - when the weather is baking, it is very hot. It includes: pronunciation guides for difficult words eg. asthma - say ass-ma; information on Word Families, Usage, Compounds and Derived words; special word origins that supplement at the back; no confusing abbreviations - word classes (parts of speech) and inflections written in full; style labels (eg. Astro-turf (trademark)) to encourage accurate use of language; up-to-date example sentences and phrases show how words are used in context; and useful introduction and key on how to get the best out of the dictionary and Appendices.