Books published by Orion
Six children, each endowed with a particular gift, feel called to Coldharbour, rubbish-filled mudflats where ships were once built.
Rachel and Eric are just learning to control the powers they discovered on Ithrea when a party of High Witches arrives on Earth to avenge the death of Dragweena.
The Griddas, fighter witches released by the High Witches to fight the Wizards, have turned and destroyed the High Witches themselves; and now they are turning their attention to Earth, and in particular to the child Yemi, and Rachel and Eric have to muster the newly-awakened magic of the children of Earth to defend the planet.
Several of the watchdogs in Flavia's street are decapitated, and Flavia and her friends suspect a man whose daughter died after being bitten by a rabid dog.
Attitude: Unobjectionable → Fairly Positive
12-year-old Arthur de Caldicot is the younger son of a lesser landowner in the Welsh Marches at the turn of the 13th century.
Firmly-rooted and very human take on 13th century life in England, mixed in with the story of the mythical Arthur. Simple, if sometimes superstitious, faith.
Arthurian, Friendship, Growing-Up, Historical, Magic
Attitude: Some Care Needed → Unobjectionable
Arthur Ransome is a young English journalist based in Russia during the Great War who is used by both sides to carry information and messages to and fro.
Well-crafted semi-biography of Arthur Ransome's life in Russia around the time of the Revolution. Accepted marital infidelity. Some description of the sexual excesses of Rasputin and others. Love for a country not one's own. Courage in crossing war-torn countries in difficult conditions.
Biographical, Historical, Romantic, War
Attitude: Take Care
13-year-old Elliot Sutton is picked on and bullied at school, so when his family moves to a new house in a different area, he wants to make a fresh start at his new school.
Friendship, School, Thought-provoking