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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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Look Inside the Jungle

Look Inside the Jungle

Author: Minna Lacey Illustrator: Brendan Kearney Format: Board book Release Date: 14/04/2021

Children can explore the jungles of the world and meet the plants, animals and insects that live there in this colourful lift-the-flap book. Peep under the flaps to discover iguanas warming themselves in the sun in the Amazon, orangutans swinging through the trees in Borneo, forest buffaloes crossing a river in West Africa, and fruit bats flitting over the treetops in South East Asia. With over 80 flaps to lift, this is an exciting introduction to rainforests and rainforest wildlife.

Look Inside the Woods

Look Inside the Woods

Author: Minna Lacey Illustrator: Bao Luu Format: Board book Release Date: 04/03/2021

Look through the trees, see under leaves and discover what's lurking behind the bushes in this beautifully illustrated flap-book. Young readers will enjoy opening the flaps to discover hidden animals and amazing facts. Look out for birds, squirrels, foxes and bears and find out how trees and woods help make our planet a better place to live.

Holiday Journal

Holiday Journal

Author: Minna Lacey Illustrator: Essi Kimpimaki, Jean Claude Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Wherever you are in the world, this journal will inspire you and spark your imagination. There are themed pages with pictures, words and curious facts, and lots of blank space for making notes, sticking in mementoes, keeping a diary, planning things to do or just doodling. With beautiful illustrations and links to websites for more inspiration.

Look Inside Nature

Look Inside Nature

Author: Minna Lacey Illustrator: Carolina Buzio 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.

100 Bugs to Fold and Fly

100 Bugs to Fold and Fly

Author: Minna Lacey, Jerome Martin Illustrator: Essi Kimpimaki, Nadia Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

A tear-out book with 100 colourful, insect-themed sheets to fold into buzzing bees, darting dragonflies, fluttering moths and scuttling beetles. Includes detailed folding instructions for the four different designs, plus tips on folding, launching your paper glider and looking after your flock of paper bugs.

Big Book of Big Sea Creatures

Big Book of Big Sea Creatures

Author: Minna Lacey Illustrator: Fabiano Fiorin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2018

From the great white shark to the mighty blue whale, children will love discovering the biggest creatures under the sea (and some of the littlest too). Each page is packed with huge, brightly coloured illustrations and fascinating facts. Extra long fold-out pages show some of the biggest, fastest and longest underwater creatures of all.

Big Book of Machines

Big Book of Machines

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

Huge fold-out pages show some of the biggest and most powerful machines ever made, from giant excavators and monster trucks to enormous ships. Children can discover how many people the biggest passenger plane can carry, facts about giant tractors and how fast the fastest train can go. Includes links to video clips to watch big machines at work.

Big Picture Book Outdoors

Big Picture Book Outdoors

Author: Minna Lacey Illustrator: John Russell, Rachel Stubbs Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2017

The beautiful pictures in this book are full of wildlife to look out for when you're outdoors. There are birds, butterflies and plants to spot by a river, in the fields or on a city ramble, and pages on the seasons and creatures to look out for after dark. Children will love browsing the pictures at home - then spotting the wildlife outside.

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