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Storyteller's Illustrated Dictionary

The most useful creative writing tool.

Suitable for everyone but it's loved most by ages 9-15. See how it helps.

Pre-order your copy of the Storyteller's Illustrated Dictionary and get going on your stories before anyone else. Only available through the official Mrs Wordsmith store.


Hardcover, 378 pages full color
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Get it by November 12th

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FREE Text Message Word a Day Service

This dictionary talks back! Free word a day and storytelling tips and hacks when you buy The Storyteller's Illustrated Dictionary.

What you get

Mrs Wordsmith Social Journey Picture Book

4000 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.

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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.

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.

Get it by November 12th

Free shipping on orders over $65.

Our customers love us

“The program integrates words based on what children need to not only strengthen their vocabulary and reading skills but their writing skills as well. Integration is key.”

Primary teacher

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

National Literacy Trust

“It is 100% research-based and we have found that practicing word pairs not only helps with remembering words, but increases fluency in writing as well.”

Teacher blogger