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Minna Lacey has been writing books for Usborne since 2004, about all kinds of topics - from machines and nature to Christopher Columbus and the Olympics. Born in London, Minna worked as a journalist in Bogota, Colombia, and New York before returning to London to write. She loves reading, drawing, photography, ping pong and Salsa dancing and has two children called Finn and Poppy.
This is the perfect book for kids who go bonkers over big machines - well in that case it's virtually all boys, and their dads of course! It features some of the world's biggest machines found on building sites, farms, airports and dockyards including one of the biggest machines ever, the bucket-wheel excavator used in mining. For the biggest of machines, it includes two giant foldout pages.
This engaging picture book for little children is full of ideas for things to see and do outdoors. Charming illustrations cover simple activities from bird watching to beachcombing while clear labels explain basic facts about the weather, wildlife and staying safe outdoors.
Discover the magical world of nature in this information book for young children, with over 80 flaps to lift. There are woods, rivers and ponds to explore, and animals to discover under the ground, hiding in trees and rustling in the bushes. There's information on how plants grow, habitats and nature spotting and links to websites to find out more.
Open the giant fold-out pages to discover some of the longest and heaviest ships ever built, from powerful battleships and arctic icebreakers to huge supertankers and container ships. Children can explore a luxury cruise ship, see how ships have evolved throughout history, and much more. Includes links to video clips of all kinds of ships.
A luxury department store from the Edwardian era - just over 100 years ago. Full of elegantly decorated rooms displaying a wide range of goods from clothes, hats and jewellery to toys, furniture and haberdashery. Also includes a magnificent food hall, a hair salon, an art gallery and a roof garden where customers can go to relax and meet friends. Illustrations: Full colour throughout WARNING! Not suitable for children under 36 months because of small parts. Choking Hazard.
An enormous new book for kids to learn about the human body. Includes giant foldout pages to show the intricacy of the body A vividly illustrated information book, featuring 4 giant fold-outs describing how different parts of the body work. Young children can learn all about how the heart pumps blood, what the brain does, the different bones in the body and much more in this detailed introduction to the human body. Illustrations: Full colour throughout
Get ready to swing through the treetops, creep along the forest floor and meet some of the most exotic animals on earth. Children can take a virtual tour through the world's jungles in this detailed lift-the-flap non-fiction book.
This is a re-sized edition of the original flap book that introduces the fascinating world of science in a simple and engaging way for younger readers. It is full of surprises to keep enquiring minds entertained, including flaps beneath flaps. It includes basic science topics from how plants grow to astronomy and forces. Each double-page includes simple practical experiments for children to try themselves.
A brilliant introduction to the history of The Olympics, from the traditional games of Ancient Greece, to their revival by Pierre de Coubertin and the pomp and ceremony of the modern Games. Specially written as part of the Usborne Reading Programme for children growing in reading confidence and ability, featuring humorous illustrations throughout by Paddy Mounter. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.
In 1492 Christopher Colombus set sail across the Atlantic, on a voyage into the unknown. He was looking for a quicker route to the Indies. What he found was a whole New World...Ages 7-11.
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