United Fruit Company - Degrees of climate change - Miéville for children - Migrant fruit picker fiction
by Peter Chapman
A shocking and engagingly told history of the United Fruit Company's activities in Central America. Chapman provides a sobering reminder of the lengths corporations will go to in the pursuit of profit.
by Mark Lynas
Lynas shows the effect of increasing temperatures, from two degrees through to six degrees, on the planet - a chilling read.
Un Lun Dun
by China Miéville
(Pan books £6.99)
The fantasy writer's first book aimed at a young audience, illustrated with his own drawings. Two girls find themselves in a city underneath London where all the rubbish ends up.
by Marina Lewycka
The author of the best selling A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian tells the story of migrant workers who have come to England to scratch a living picking fruit.