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Storyteller's Illustrated Dictionary

The world's only Hollywood-illustrated storyteller's dictionary is the most up-to-date and comprehensive dictionary for budding storytellers everywhere. This is the dictionary reimagined. Designed to help children write brilliant stories, excel at school and in life. Ages 6-13.
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1000+ storytelling words curated around six themes - Character, Settings, Taste and Smell, Action, Emotion and Weather. Packed with 1300 Hollywood illustrations laid out across 127 storytelling topics.

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50% improvement in vocabulary

A study by the National Literacy Trust found that Mrs Wordsmith helped kids perform 50% better on vocabulary tests.

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200,000+ products sold

200,000+ products sold

The right words in more places

Trusted by parents and teachers

Trusted by parents and teachers

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What you get

Mrs Wordsmith Storyteller's Illustrated Dictionary

1000+ key storytelling words

All of the most useful and relevant storytelling words, split across easy-to-navigate key themes: Character, Weather, Taste & Smell, Action, Emotion and Setting.

Mrs Wordsmith Storyteller's Illustrated Dictionary

Hundreds of inspiring illustrations

From Craig Kellman, the Hollywood artist behind Madagascar and Hotel Transylvania’s unforgettable characters, come hundreds of hilarious illustrations.

The Benefits

Encourages independent learning

Comprehensive and formal enough to be used by serious adult writers, while intuitive enough to encourage young writers to explore and learn independently.

Boosts reading and writing confidence

The Storyteller's Illustrated Dictionary is the ultimate writer's companion, even when you’re not writing. By putting the joy back into word learning, we’re helping to boost confidence in both reading and writing.

Builds a red hot vocabulary

Some words in the Storyteller's Illustrated Dictionary young writers will know, while others will be completely new. Build and strengthen that vocabulary while becoming a master storyteller.

Develops transferable skills

Stories are how people communicate, socially and at work. Developing strong, word-rich story skills now, will pay dividends for years to come.

Plugs writers into the heart of literacy

The Storyteller's Illustrated Dictionary is built with the support of Prof Susan Neuman, Professor of Early Childhood and Literacy Education, and Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Data-driven word curation

Our writers used machine learning and worked with professors, teachers and lexicographers to curate the best possible range of storytelling words for writers.

What our customers say

  • Every child should have a Mrs Wordsmith product because they teach the most important words. Feedback from our focus groups in New York around child engagement was very positive. Teachers even said the kids were so excited it was hard to keep the class under control! That’s Hollywood style literacy for you.

    Professor Susan Neuman

    Professor of Early Childhood and Literacy Education

  • Children's overall vocabulary increased on average by 50% with Mrs Wordsmith.

    National Literacy Trust

  • We got our copy of the @mrsWOfficial Storyteller's Illustrated Dictionary last week and it is FREAKING AWESOME. Highly recommend. Super fun to just look at the illustrations with my son and try new words on for size! Brilliant stuff. Keep it comin'!

    Nora McGregor


Backed by research

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Humans are storytelling creatures. It's how we make sense of the world. Children naturally tell stories, but when words fail them, they become stuck, often frustrated.

Traditional dictionaries don't help, either. Finding and comprehending the right information can be tricky. Applying that information is harder still. Plus, they're boring!

We wanted to create a dictionary that was both easy to navigate and inspiring. One that was based on how language is actually used, without the confusing symbols. A high ratio of hilarious illustrations to words is the icing on the cake, and makes the Storyteller's Illustrated Dictionary a breeze for even the most reluctant learners.

Read more about our research