Scholastic Children’s Dictionary Back-To-School Blog Tour

Welcome to the Scholastic Children’s Dictionary Blog Tour! Scholastic asked me to be one of 15 bloggers on a tour showcasing the great Children’s Dictionary and also to give one of my lucky readers a great prize!

About the dictionary:

With exciting features, accessible definitions and helpful illustrations and photographs throughout, the new Scholastic Children’s Dictionary is the essential resource that belongs in every home, classroom and library.

The 2010 edition of the Scholastic Children’s Dictionary features more than 1,000 full-color photographs, simple sentences, illustrations, and diagrams as well as newly commissioned maps of the world, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. The dictionary also includes guides on grammar, punctuation and idioms and simplified pronunciations created with real kids in mind!

My kids never really had a children’s dictionary before so when it arrived here I was really surprised. Its big and FULL of color. I absolutely love the pictures that accompany some of the terms. My daughter spent the better part of the afternoon just engrossed by looking up words! I am proud to have a nice dictionary for her to use for her own school needs !




Scholastic asked me to share a story about a memorable school field trip and I had the perfect one to share! It was 4 years ago. My son was in 2nd grade then and my daughter was just three years old. It was the first time either child would be going to the zoo! I decided to drive because I wanted to take my daughter too and we went to Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, MI. It was such a great zoo! I loved that we could walk around just the three of us to look at everything. The only bad part is because it was a class thing we had limited time. I could have stayed ALL day. I love animals and wildlife! We got some amazing photos as well! This field trip was a turning point in my life because it was at the zoo that I decided I wanted to photograph wildlife someday. I want to go on Safari. I would love to work for National Geographic covering the wild animals!

(wow they look so young here!)

Buy It: The Scholastic Children’s Dictionary can be purchased from the Scholastic Online store and it retails for $19.99, but it’s on sale  for only $13.99 right now!

Win It!! To celebrate, Scholastic is giving away a dictionary AND a Portable DVD Player ($109.00 value!) to one lucky reader so they too can enjoy some field trips!

Mandatory Entry: Tell me about YOUR favorite field trip, perhaps one you had when you were a kid or one you went to with your child! (This is mandatory, extra entries will not count unless you do this and please refer to this post if you have questions)

Extra Entries: (you must leave a separate comment for each entry!)

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This contest ends at 11:59 PM on August 15th. US entrants only!


Scholastic has lined up some great bloggers for this tour! Be sure to check out The Divine Miss Mommy next up on the tour and don’t forget to visit all the tour blogs and enter to win!

Scholastic Children’s Dictionary

Jolly Mom Stop #1 July 23
Momma Findings Stop #2 July 26
The Mommy-Files Stop #3 July 28
The Dirty Shirt Stop #4 July 30
1StopMom Stop #5 Aug 2
MommyMandy Stop #5 Aug 4
Guessing All The Way Stop #7 Aug 5
Serendipity Mommy Stop #8 Aug 6
The Divine Miss Mommy Stop #9 Aug 9
From Dates to Diapers Stop #10 Aug 11
MomDot Stop #11 Aug 12
My Sentiment ExactLee Stop #12 Aug 16
Mommy Niri Stop #13 Aug 18
3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Stop #14 Aug 19
Mom Knows It All Stop #15 Aug 20

The wonderful people at Scholastic provided me with the Scholastic Children’s Dictionary and will furnish the prize to the winner. Opinions are my own and not influenced by any means, however, I did receive a stipend for my time as a participant in this blog tour.

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About Candace Reid

Candace Reid is the owner and author of My Serendipity Life. She is the mother of 3 and a college graduate having earned her Associates Degree in Business for Hospitality/Food Service Management. Candace is pursuing an AAS degree in Photographic Imaging from Lansing Community College. She also loves to blog about family, food, fun tech and travel. Email Candace


  1. My favorite trip was going to the Zoo. I just loved all the animals especially the Giraffes!

  2. My all time favorite Field trip as a kid was actually a camp to Wyalusing State Park in Wisconsin and I had a BLAST! It was pretty much a nature camp and we had to do treasure hunts of insects, fish, etc. I remember seeing a WALKING stick for the first time ever and have been so intrigued with them since…even though I DESPISE most bugs!

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  10. amy pugmire says:

    the field trips I remember as a kid were the zoo field trips. I loved animals and was so excited to see all the big fun animals at the zoo.

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  16. My favorite field trip was going to the museum. I always thought there were so many interesting things to see.

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  21. Jessica Halsell says:

    My favorite trip was going to see the King Tut exhibit at the museum.

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  23. My favorite field trip as a kid was to a mission in Santa Babara CA. I loved the buildings and the history even as a kid! I am a huge history fan.

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  26. My favorite field trip as a child was going to the zoo and to the museum.

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  30. Pat Ramey says:

    We would have to go to church camp every summer.
    We never had money for vacations, so I enjoyed the camp.

  31. DeeAnn S says:

    My favorite field trip was when my class went to Phila. and we saw the liberty bell (before it was moved). We had a great time and I’ve been back several times with my kids. Thanks.

  32. DeeAnn S says:

    I entered the Walmart GC giveaway.

  33. I went to a Catholic grade school, the field trips were few and far between. However, we had a nice 8th grade field trip and picnic to Potowatomie Park in Elgin, IL on the Fox River. The weather was good and kids had a good time.

  34. My favorite field trip was going to the San Diego Zoo on vacation with my daughters. We loved watching all of the animals, especially the monkeys.

  35. My favorite field trip was when our class went to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. There is something there for everyone. I can’t wait to take my daughter there.

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  37. My favorite field trip took place in Korea when I was a 1st grader. Because we were a small school (Pre-K to 6th; one class of each), we managed to take the whole school out on a picnic. We flew kites, ate, played other games, and just relaxed.

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  39. When I was little we were stationed in Germany and we went on the best field trips. My favorite was to the Grimm brothers hometown. The entire field trip was all about them and their stories. It was awesome!

  40. We have many favorites: Botanical Gardens, Zoo in Albany, GA and Washington Farms. (pumpkins, apples, berries)


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