The Last Legion
By Chris Bunch
In the turbulent age of the human Confederation empire, a forgotten branch of the Army patrols the farthest reaches of civilisation. And as the volatile Confederation begins to implode, they become humanity's hope for the future - the men and women of the Last Legion.A fresh batch of recruits are shipped to the frontier planets of the Cumbre System. Their job is to keep the peace - among the ruling class, the local aliens, and a terrorist faction bent on revolution. But when the Confederation falls silent - and the hit-and-run violence of the rebels escalates - the army becomes the law. And a planet on the edge of nowhere will set the stage for the crumbling empire's final stand ...
The Left Hand Of Darkness
By Ursula K. Le Guin
Winter is an Earth-like planet with two major differences: conditions are semi artic even at the warmest time of the year, and the inhabitants are all of the same sex. Tucked away in a remote corner of the universe, they have no knowledge of space travel or of life beyond their own world. And when a strange envoy from space brings news of a vast coalition of planets which they are invited to join, he is met with fear, mistrust and disbelief . . .'The Left Hand of Darkness' is a groundbreaking work of feminist science fiction, an imaginative masterpiece which poses challenging questions about sexuality, sexism and the organisation of society.
By Greg Bear
Eon's infinitely long artifical universe, the Way, contains a multitude of worlds. In its early days a beautiful place, Lamarckia, has been found. Over four thousand dissidents emigrate there illegally and the young Hexamon agent, Olmy, is sent to investigate the people and their new world.Lamarckia's evolution is stunning and unimaginable. Like nothing Olmy has ever seen it leads him into the Heart of Darkness and beyond, to an understanding of Earth's legacy.
The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC's (The Hard Way)
By Patrick McDonnell
From New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott Honor recipient Patrick McDonnell comes an exciting take on the alphabet book, for everyone who has ever wondered what's just beyond the front door.It starts with an ALLIGATOR and a BEAR chasing a CAT. When a DRAGON (and a chicken and an egg!) join in pursuit, things start to get REALLY interesting. A wild and wacky chase through snow and ice, and to jungles and over mountaintops, leads the whole crew to a wonderful realization: They're better off as friends.
The Little Shop Of Monsters
By Marc Brown, R.L Stine
A frighteningly fun picture book adventure from two monstrously talented children's book icons!Are you are afraid of monsters? Do they make you shiver and shake and shut your eyes really tight at night?Welcome to the Little Shop of Monsters! Do you want a SNEEZER? A TICKLER? Or one of the CREEPIEST monsters of all? Come on in and choose your favorite, if you dare (before one of them chooses YOU!).Renowned children's book creators Marc Brown and RL Stine join forces for the first time - in Stine's picture book debut - with a tale that is monstrously good fun. With a narrative voice reminiscent of The Monster at the End of this Book, but with Stine's signature spooky charm and Brown's wildly imaginative illustrations, this is sure to be a new Halloween favorite.
The Littlest Train
By Chris Gall
Chris Gall, creator of the hit series Dinotrux, now breathes life into more than a half-dozen trains that climb, haul, chug, zip, and zoom everywhere from sea to sea. Calling all train lovers: All aboard!In a small room, down a short flight of stairs, there lives a little toy train...about to have a BIG adventure! There's an endless world to explore, and awe-inspiring new friends to meet. Mighty Max, Chloe Cogs, Sara Speedster, and Farley Freighter can reach all the best sights, lickety-split. But when the day is done and the sun goes down, will the littlest train find his way home?
By Sandra Magsamen
Love bugs are snuggable,and lovable that is true. They're huggable and kissable, too! Snuggle-Me Stories is an irresistible new board book series from Sandra Magsamen, featuring an adorable plush finger puppet. In Love Bug, babies and loved ones will read and play along with the rhyming story which delivers heartfelt sentiments of love. The colourful love bug finger puppet is securely attached to the board book and sure to provide hours of giggly fun. Perfect for cozy laptime reading, Snuggle-Me Stories will inspire parents and children to snuggle up and read together!
Love the World
By Todd Parr
Love your grin. Love your skin. Love the bees. Love the trees.Love giving a hand. Love taking a stand.LOVE THE WORLD!If there's one thing Todd Parr is known for, it's broadcasting a message of love and acceptance and helping readers do the same. With nods to themes including self-esteem, respecting the earth, and appreciating others, LOVE THE WORLD is a simple, meaningful celebration of the joy of spreading goodwill and positivity.Todd's collection of work occupies a unique space in the children's book market, addressing topics in a way that feels necessary, inclusive, and appropriate with a sensibility that's wacky, kid-friendly, and fun. The time is right for a wholly positive and encouraging book about spreading love all around, and we have no doubt this will resonate with many fans new and old.