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My oldest received the Simon ans Schuster Thesaurus for Children (non-Kindle edition)

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We use the standard: Roget's Thesaurus. You can usually pick up a nice hardcover version on remainder at Barnes & Nobles for less than $10.00.


When you look up a word, you get a few synonyms for each meaning of the word, and then get referred to a larger category to find more synonyms for the particular meaning you want. With very little practice, this becomes an easy way to operate.


We also use Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Synonyms - this is a thesaurus supplement. Often Roget's will yield a list of synonyms that each have slightly different meanings, implications, and usages. The Merriam-Webster book clarifies the subtle differences between the various synonyms and explains their individual usages clearly, along with examples.


Many others on the boards have recommended electronic thesauri from Franklin. If you search on "Franklin", you should be able to find some reviews/opinions on these.

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