Dictionaries for Donation

Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it. – Marian Wright Edelman

Donating dictionaries to students in your local elementary schools is a wonderful way to not only give back to your community but it also provides the necessary resources for students. By learning to properly use a dictionary, students will improve their vocabulary and overall literacy, which will give them the important skill of independence. The dictionary is vital to expand their language and comprehension skills. Having a personal dictionary for each child will make learning easier for each child.

Dictionary skills are taught in the 3rd and 4th grades, a critical time for young students when they make the leap from learning to read to reading to learn. The dictionary is an indispensable tool for students at this critical moment in their education and a key to their future academic success.

Federal Street Press publishes several dictionaries, thesauruses and bilingual dictionaries that have been created especially for elementary students by the editors of Merriam-Webster. Our prices are affordable and our mission is to make it possible to donate to a single classroom or to every classroom in a school district.

With a mission to put a dictionary in the hands of every third grade student in America, The Dictionary Project, a non-profit 501(c)3 based in Charleston, South Carolina, works with community-based organizations and individuals to sponsor “dictionary projects” around the country. Go to www.thedictionaryproject.org to find out more.

The dictionaries and other reference titles listed below are ideally suited for third grade students and are available for purchase from Federal Street Press or The Dictionary Project.

If you would like more information, please call Virginia Guilfoyle at 203-852-1280.


Webster’s French-English Dictionary
978-1-892859-79-2

This bidirectional dictionary from the editors of Merriam-Webster contains definitions and translations for the core vocabulary and idioms of French and English as they are spoken and written today.

Webster's International Atlas, Third Edition

Webster’s International Atlas, Third Edition
978-1-59695-137-2

This compact atlas from the mapmakers of Encyclopaedia Britannica provides students with colorful maps, information about countries and the states and territories of the U.S.

Webster’s Spanish-English Dictionary for Students, Second Edition
978-1-59695-165-5

Ideal for students who are native Spanish speakers and also for English speakers learning Spanish.

Webster’s Thesaurus for Students, Third Edition
978-1-59695-094-8

This thesaurus is the ideal companion to Webster’s Dictionary for Students, Fourth Edition. Using this thesuarus helps students develop their vocabulary.

Webster’s Vocabulary Builder
978-1-59695-009-2

This volume introduces English words with Greek and Latin roots and teaches students the skills needed to work out meanings of new words when they are encountered.