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Little Explorers
English Picture Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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baboon

The baboon is a large monkey with a long snout and large cheek pouches.


baby

A baby is a very young person.


Bach, J.S.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was one of the greatest composers of all time.


backgammon

Backgammon is an ancient board game played with tiles and dice.


backpack

A backpack is a sack with shoulder straps that is worn on the back and is used to carry things.


bacterium

A bacterium (plural bacteria) is a primitive, single-celled organism.


bad

When something is bad, it is has unpleasant qualities. The opposite of bad is good.


badger

The badger is a nocturnal mammal with a black-and-white striped face.


bag

A bag is a type of container, usually made of paper, plastic, leather, or cloth. You can put things in a bag.


bagel

A bagel is a chewy kind of roll that is shaped like a doughnut.


baker

A baker bakes food in an oven, like breads, cakes, and cookies.


bald eagle

The bald eagle is a large bird of prey. It is the symbol of the USA.


ball

A ball is usually round and fun to bounce, throw, kick, or catch.


ballerina

A ballerina is a woman who dances ballet.


balloon

A balloon is a thin rubber sack that is filled with air or other gases.


bamboo

Bamboo is a very useful plant from Asia. Pandas eat bamboo.


banana

Bananas are a sweet, yellow fruit.
Bandage

bandage

A bandage is a clean pad that is used to cover and protect cuts and other injuries.


bandicoot

Bandicoots are marsupials with pointy snouts. It lives in Australia and New Guinea.


banjo

The banjo is a stringed musical instrument with a circular body.


bank

You can put your money in a bank for safe keeping.


banner

A banner is a flag.
bar code

bar code

There are bar codes on most things that are for sale in stores.


bark

Bark is the hard, outer covering of the trunk, branches, and roots of trees.


barn

A barn is a farm building where animals and animal feed are kept.


barrel

A barrel is a large, wooden container.
Barosaurus

Barosaurus

A huge, long-necked, whip-tailed, plant-eating dinosaur that lived the Jurassic period.


baseball

Baseball is team game that is played with a ball and a bat.


baseball bat

You hit a baseball with a baseball bat.


basilisk

The basilisk is a South American lizard that can walk on water.


basket

You can carry things in a basket.
basket ball

basketball

Basketball is a sport in which you get points for throwing a ball into a basket.


basking shark

The basking shark is huge and eats very tiny animals that float in the ocean.


basset hound

The Basset Hound is a lively and devoted dog that has short legs and long, droopy ears. It was originally bred to hunt rabbits and hares.


bassoon

The bassoon is a large woodwind instrument with a double reed. It can play very low notes.


bat

The bat is the only flying mammal.


bathing suit

A bathing suit is a garment you wear while swimming.


bathtub

You take a bath in a bathtub.


batter

A batter is an uncooked, liquid mixture of flour, eggs, butter and other ingredients. When a batter is cooked, it becomes solid. Cookies, cakes, and muffins are made from batter.


bay

A bay is a body of water that is partly enclosed by land (usually smaller than a gulf).


beach

A beach is where the water meets the land. You can build sand castles on the beach.


beads

Beads are small objects with a hole through them so that they can be strung together to make jewelry or other things.


beagle

The beagle is a friendly, playful dog. It was originally bred as a rabbit hunter.


beak

A beak is the hard, outer part of a some animal's mouth. Birds, octopuses, squid, and other animals have beaks. Some dinosaurs had them too.


bear

A bear is a big, furry mammal.


beaver

The beaver is a large rodent that builds dams and dens.


bed

People sleep in beds.


bee

Bees are flying insects that live in a hive. Some bees make honey. Bees are important plant pollinators; they fertilize seeds when they fly from flower to flower, collecting nectar.


beetle

A beetle is an insect.


behind

When you are behind something, you are to the back of it.


bell

A bell makes a beautiful sound when you ring it.


beluga whale

The beluga is a small, white, toothed whale that lives mostly in cold, arctic waters.


bench

A few people can sit on a bench.


beneath

Beneath means under. The cat is under the table.


between

When something is between, it is located in a position separating two other items.


bicycle

A bicycle has two wheels, a handle bar, and pedals.


big

When someone or something is big, it is above average size.


Big Dipper

The Big Dipper is a group of 7 stars contained in the Northern Hemisphere constellation Ursa major (the Great Bear).


bigger

The boy in the middle is bigger than the boy on the left.


biggest

The boy on the right is the biggest of the three.


bighorn sheep

The bighorn sheep is a wild brown sheep from mountains and deserts of North America.


bilby

The bilby (also known as the rabbit-eared bandicoot) is a small marsupial with long ears. It lives in Australia and New Guinea.


bill

A bill is paper money.
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billion

A billion is a thousand million. The Earth is billions of years old.


binturong

The binturong is a dark, furry mammal from southeast Asia.


biome

A biome is the natural place in a particular climate where many plants and animals live. Some biomes include the rainforest, tundra, and desert.


biped

A biped is an animal that walks on two legs. People are bipeds. Tyrannosaurus rex was a biped.


bird

Birds have feathers and wings. Most birds can fly.


birthday

You have a birthday every year.


birthday cake

Birthday cakes are sweet and delicious!


bison

The Bison (also called the American Buffalo) is the heaviest land animal in North America.


black

Black is the color of a very dark night.


black bear

The black bear is a big bear that can be black or brown colored.


black bear hamster

The black bear hamster is a docile, black, short-haired hamster.


blackberry

Blackberries are dark-colored, edible berries that grow on prickly vines.


blackbird

Blackbirds are black!


black widow spider

The black widow is a very poisonous black spider with a red hourglass marking.


blimp

A blimp is is a balloon-like airship that floats in the sky.


blocks

You can build things with toy blocks.


bloodhound

The bloodhound is the heaviest hound dog and is an incredible scent tracker.


blouse

A blouse is a shirt, a type of garment worn on the upper part of the body.


blue

The sky is blue during the day.


bluebell

Bluebells are bell-shaped flowers.


blueberry

The blueberry is a tiny blue fruit.
Eastern bluebird

bluebird

The bluebird is a beautiful song bird that is the symbol of many of the states in the USA.


blue jay

The blue jay is a beautiful, noisy blue bird.
Blue shark

blue shark

The blue shark is a sleek, fast-swimming shark with blue skin.


blue-tongued skink

The blue-tongued skink is an Australian lizard that has a long, blue tongue.


blue whale

The blue whale is the biggest animal that ever lived. It eats tiny food that it sieves through baleen.

boa constrictor

The boa constrictor is a large snake from South and Central America.


boat

Boats float in the water.


bobcat

The bobcat is a fierce, short-tailed wild cat from North America.


body

Everyone has a body.


bones

Bones are hard, structural parts of the body of many animals. We have 206 bones in our skeleton.


bongo

The bongo is a large, striped antelope from African forests.


book

Books are wonderful to read!


bookcase

Books are stored in bookcases.


boots

Boots are a type of shoe. Boots cover the feet and part of the lower legs.


Boston terrier

The Boston Terrier is an intelligent, lively, short-haired dog.


bottle

A bottle is a container with a narrow neck and mouth.


bouquet

A bouquet is a bunch of flowers.


bow

A bow is loops of ribbon or sting that are tied together.


bow

A bow is a device that is used to play a violin, viola, cello, double bass, or other stringed instrument.


bowhead whale

The bowhead whale is a large whale that eats tiny food that it sieves through baleen.


bowl

You can eat soup or cereal in a bowl.


box

A box can hold things.


boy

A boy is a young man.


bracelet

A bracelet is jewelry you wear on your wrist.


Brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus was a huge, plant-eating dinosaur. It had a very long neck.


braid

A braid is three or more strands that are woven together into a rope-like shape.
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Braille

Braille is a system of writing used by blind people.


brain

We think with our brain. The brain is protected by the skull.


branch

A branch is a tree or other plant that grows from the trunk or stem.


brass instruments

The French horn, trumpet, trombone, and tuba are brass musical instruments.


brave

Someone who is brave has courage.


Brazil

Brazil is a large country in South America. Its capital is Brasilia.


breaching

Breaching is when whales jump high out of the water. Sometimes whales spin around while they are breaching.


bread

Bread is made from flour and is baked in an oven.


break

When you break something, it is separated into two or more pieces or is cracked. Broken things are often unusable.


breakfast

Breakfast is a meal that is eaten in the morning.


brick

This fireplace is made out of bricks.
bridge

bridge

A bridge is a structure over water, or over another thing that is difficult to cross.


brittle

Something that is brittle will break or snap in two easily. Potato chips are brittle.


brittle star

The brittle star is a bottom-dwelling marine invertebrate with long, spiny arms. It is called the brittle star because an arm can snap off when it is bitten by a predator; the arm will later regrow.


broccoli

Broccoli is a green vegetable.


Brontosaurus

Brontosaurus was a huge, long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur. It is now called Apatosaurus.


broken

When something is broken, it does not work or has been damaged.


bronze

Bronze is a metal that is made out of copper and tin (which are other metals). In the Olympics, the third-place medal is made of bronze.
brook

brook

A brook is small stream.


broom

You can sweep the floor with a broom.


brothers

Brothers are boys or men who have the same parents.


brown

Brown is the color of wood.

brown bear

The brown bear is a large bear with a muscular hump on its shoulders.


brush

A brush is used to paint, clean, or groom.


bubble gum

You can chew bubble gum and blow bubbles.


bubbles

It is fun to blow soap bubbles!


bucket

A bucket is a container with a handle.


budget

A budget is a written account of all income and expenses for a person, a family, an organization, or a government. People use budgets to figure out how much money they take in and plan how much they can spend and save.


buffalo

The American buffalo (which is actually a bison) is the heaviest land animal in North America.


bug

There are lots of bugs in the world. Insects and spiders are bugs.


building

A building is a structure built by people.


bulb

A plant bulb wil sprout into a new plant. Onions are bulbs.


bulb

A light bulb turns electricity into light.


bull

A bull is a male cow.


bulldog

The bulldog is a muscular, wrinkled, powerful dog that was originally bred in Britain.


bulldozer

A bulldozer is a large tractor that moves earth.
Bull shark

bull shark

The bull shark is a dangerous predator that has a flattened snout.


bull snake

Also known as the gopher snake and the pine snake, this hissing constrictor lives in North America.


bully

A bully is person who is mean to others.


bun

A bun is a sweet roll.


bunny

A bunny is a young rabbit.

burrow

Burrows are tunnels that some animals dig. Many animals live underground in burrows.


bus

A bus is a large vehicle that can take many passengers to places.
George W. Bush
Bush, George W.

George Walker Bush was the 43rd President of the USA.


butte

A butte is a hill-like formation that has a flat top and steep walls. It usually occurrs in dry areas.


butter

Butter is a rich spread made from cream.


butterfly

A butterfly is an insect that has beautiful wings. The butterfly begins its life as caterpillar, and later changes into a butterfly.


button

A button is used to fasten clothes.


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