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Minna Lacey - Author

About the Author

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. 

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My First Outdoor Book

My First Outdoor Book

Author: Minna Lacey, Abigail Wheatley Format: Board book Release Date: 26/06/2019

Discover lots of interesting things to see and do outdoors in this lovely book for grown-ups and children to share. Learn about beachcombing, animal tracking and stargazing, meet lots of birds, bugs and plants, and find advice for children on how to take care when they're out and about. With website links for even more outdoor activities.

Look Inside Nature

Look Inside Nature

Author: Minna Lacey Format: Board book Release Date: 28/06/2018

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.

Big Book of Ships

Big Book of Ships

Author: Minna Lacey Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/01/2018

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.

Doll's House Department Store Sticker Book

Doll's House Department Store Sticker Book

Author: Minna Lacey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2017

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.

Big Book of Big Machines

Big Book of Big Machines

Author: Minna Lacey Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2017

Big Picture Book of Outdoors

Big Picture Book of Outdoors

Author: Minna Lacey Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/12/2016

Big Book of Big Sea Creatures

Big Book of Big Sea Creatures

Author: Minna Lacey Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2016

Big Book of The Body

Big Book of The Body

Author: Minna Lacey Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2016

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

Look Inside the Jungle

Look Inside the Jungle

Author: Minna Lacey Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2015

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.

Look Inside Science

Look Inside Science

Author: Minna Lacey Format: Board book Release Date: 01/08/2012

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.

The Story of the Olympics

The Story of the Olympics

Author: Minna Lacey Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2012

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.

Nelson

Nelson

Author: Minna Lacey Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/08/2005

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

Author: Minna Lacey Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2004

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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