By Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Moon
Sassinak was 12 when the raiders came. Old enough to be used, young enough to be broken - or so they thought. But they reckoned without the girl's will forged into a steely resolve to revenge herself on the pirates who had killed her parents and friends.When the chance comes to escape, Sassinak grabs it, thanks to the help of a captured Fleet crewman. Returned to the Federation of Sentient Planets, she initiates her revenge by joining Fleet as a raw recruit, surprising everyone with her rapid rise to senior rank. And then her vengeance begins in earnest.
The Scoundrel Worlds
By Chris Bunch
Skyball is popular, challenging, and violent. In other words, the greatest sport in the universe. The mercenary team of Star Risk, Ltd. has been hired to watch it ... closely. Two opposing worlds are neck and neck, and lately the game's been a real killer. Riots, murder, a real madhouse for loyal fans. It's up to Star Risk to keep it galaxy-friendly. Good luck to them. They don't stand a sporting chance.
The Secret Life of Squirrels
By Nancy Rose
You may think you know what squirrels do all day... but Mr. Peanuts is no ordinary squirrel. Instead of climbing trees, he plays the piano. ("Moonlight Sonutta" is his favorite.) Instead of scurrying through the woods, he reads books (such as A Tail of Two Cities). But everything is more fun with company, so Mr. Peanuts writes a letter to Cousin Squirrel and invites him for a visit! This sleeper hit picture book is now available in a toddler-friendly board book format.
The Serrano Succession
By Elizabeth Moon
CHANGE OF COMMAND: The Speaker of the Grand Council has been assassinated, and battle lines are quickly drawn. Factions include Families keen to control the new political order, and neighbouring states preparing to defend themselves. Even Fleet can no longer be depended on to keep the peace. Young Fleet officers Esmay and Barin want simply to marry. But Barin is a Serrano, the most influential of Fleet families, and Esmay is Landbride of the planet Altiplano. Their elders see only disaster in the match. And as Esmay and Barin struggle to reconcile their families, their very way of life is threatened.AGAINST THE ODDS: The worst has happened and Fleet is tearing itself apart. Some mutineers see injustice in the unequal spread of rejuvenation drugs offering virtual immortality to the rich; others are simply thirsty for power, or for blood. And when Esmay Suiza-Serrano is unceremoniously booted out of Fleet, the apparent victim of Family politics, she has no idea of the whirlwind of conflict that awaits ...
By John Churchman, Jennifer Churchman
One cold winter night, Sweet Pea becomes very sick. Everyone at the farm is worried about her! Under the watchful care of Farmer John, Laddie the sheepdog, and Dr. Alison the veterinarian, she slowly recovers. When Sweet Pea is better again, she's ready for a fun and imaginative "SheepOver" celebration!Now in a toddler-friendly board book format, this New York Times bestselling story of caring and friendship by farm owners John and Jennifer Churchman is brought to life with entrancing photo-illustrations and will enchant readers and make them fall in love with Sweet Pea and her friends.
The Ship Who Won
By Anne McCaffrey, Jody Lynn Nye
Carialle was born so physically disadvantaged that her only chance for life was as a shell person. Like others before her, she decided to become a spaceship. With her brawn Keff, they search for intelligent beings. When they arrive on the planet Ozran, nothing is as it seems.
The Ship Who Searched
By Anne McCaffrey, Mercedes Lackey
A tale of courage and adventure, set in the same universe as The Ship Who Sang . A precocious seven-year-old girl has been afflicted by a paralyzing alien virus, and cannot survive outside a mechanical support system. She straps on a spaceship and sets out to find what it was that laid her low.
The Ships Of Earth
By Orson Scott Card
Above the planet Harmony, the computer Oversoul watches. But its systems are failing and the only hope of repair lies a thousand light-years away on the planet Earth, which was left forty million years ago ...Nafai and his family have been chosen to make the great journey home, but most of them do so grudgingly. Their anger and hatred will make the trek across the desert wastes to the long-abandoned spaceport both harder and more deadly.More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk
Should You Be a River
By Ed Young
A book to treasure from Caldecott Medal winning illustrator Ed Young. How may ways can you think of to say "I love you"?This personally-inspired poem by an award-winning author and artist celebrates the trials and triumphs of unconditional love.Using an innovative mix of cut paper, photographs, and calligraphy, Should You Be a River takes the reader on a breathtaking journey and honors the universal statement:Should you need me, I will be there.This book is a gift to treasure and share with all loved ones--young and old alike
The Sister Book
By Todd Parr
Some sisters are big. Some sisters are little.Some sisters want to be scientists. Some sister want to be mermaids.All sisters are a special part of your family!Following up on his family classics The Mommy Book, The Daddy Book, The Grandma Book, and The Grandpa Book, Todd Parr turns to siblings! With his trademark childlike art, Todd celebrates all different kinds of sisters. Whether they are older or younger, enjoy helping in the kitchen or the garage, live with you or live far away, sisters are always lots of fun and a great part of your family. This sibling celebration is perfect for sisters of all ages, and for older girls and boys who are expecting a new little one. This book is publishing simultaneously with THE BROTHER BOOK.
The Sky Road
By Ken MacLeod
Centuries after its catastrophic Deliverance, humanity is again reaching into space. And one young scholar working in the space ship yard, Clovis colha Gree, could make the difference between success and failure. For his mysterious lover, Merrial, has seduced him into the idea of extrapolating the ship's future from the dark archives of the past.A past in which, centuries before, Myra Godwin faced the end of a different space age - her rockets redundant, her people rebellious, and her borders defenceless against the Sino-Soviet Union. As Myra appealed to the falling empires of the West for help, she found history turning on her own dubious past - and on her present decisions. Decisions which, centuries later, will determine the future of the new space age. Merrial's people, the itinerant computer engineers, know this. And they know that the truth they seek lies within the secret files left by Myra Godwin.
Three little kittens aren't sleepy at all! One wants to jump, another wants to play, and the last wants a bite to eat. But after Mama Cat brushes their fur, gives them some milk, and sings them a lullaby, one, two, three little kittens drift off to sleep. With gentle, rhythmic verse, little ones will love to snuggle up with these soft, cozy kitties at bedtime. The book Sleepy Kittens is read aloud in a pivotal emotional scene of the animated movie Despicable Me. Our board book will include adorable fuzzy kitten finger puppets!
By Tricia Sullivan
When Cassidy Walker stumbles into the middle of the highway, bloodied and bruised, Bard college in flames behind her, and manages to flag down a ride, she thinks the worst is over. Arriving in the nearby town of Red Hook, Cassidy tries to call her parents but the phone lines are down - no radio or television signals are being received either. The town, it seems, is cut off from the rest of the world. But that's not the strangest thing. Not by a long shot. Nobody in Red Hook has even heard of Bard College. Furthermore, they claim that Cassidy is not a music student, but a hand at the local stable. And she has lived in a house she can't remember, with people she barely knows, for over a year.The world is fracturing. Cassidy just knows it - just as she knows that she is responsible. As Cassidy undertakes the ultimate road trip, through bubbles of reality, she will find that everything she thinks she knows about herself is wrong. Is she losing her mind or is the world a far more complex place than she thought?