The map, the kidnapping, the disappearance, the danger,
the chase, the treasure, the mystery, and I haven't even
mentioned the mysterious guy in the dark glasses yet...










   
The wolves of Willoughby Chase
by Joan Aiken (1962)
First book in the Wolves of Willoughby Chase series







Over sea, under stone
by Susan Cooper (1965)
First book in the Dark is rising series
   

Lionboy
by Zizou Corder (2003)
First book in the Lion boy series

   

The Sea of Trolls
by Nancy Farmer (2004)
First book in The Sea of Trolls series
   
The weirdstone of Brisingamen
by Alan Garner (1960)
First book in the Alderley series
   
I am David
by Anne Holm (1963)
   
Redwall
by Brian Jacques (1986)
First book in the Redwall series


The call of the wild
by Jack London (1900)
   
Kensuke's kingdom
by Michael Morpurgo (1999)







Hatchet
by Gary Paulsen (1989)
First book in the Hatchet series


Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone
by J.K. Rowling (1997)
First book in the Harry Potter series
   

The invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick (2007)
   

The silver sword
by Ian Serraillier (1956)
   

The amulet of Samarkand
by Jonathan Stroud (2003)
First book in the Bartimaeus series







Montmorency
by Eleanor Updale (2003)
First book in the Montmorency series
   
Dragonkeeper
by Carole Wilkinson (2003)
First book in the Dragonkeeper series
   









Monkey boy
by Donovan Bixley (2014)
   
How to train your dragon
by Cressida Cowell (2003)
First book in the How to train your dragon series
   
Charlie and the chocolate factory
by Roald Dahl (1964)
First book in the Charlie series
   

The house of sixty fathers
by Meindert DeJong (1956)








The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane
by Kate DiCamillo (2006)








The many worlds of Albie Bright
by Christopher Edge (2016)


Small change for Stuart
by Lissa Evans (2011)
First book in the Stuart series
   

Inkheart
by Cornelia Funke (2003)
First book in the Inkheart series
   
Smith
by Leon Garfield (1967)
   

The hero's guide to saving your kingdom
by Christopher Healy (2012)
First book in the Hero's guide series








Small as an elephant
by Jennifer Richard Jacobson (2011)


An elephant in the garden
by Michael Morpurgo (2010)


I was a rat!
by Philip Pullman (1999)



The dogs of winter
by Bobbie Pyron (2012)
   
Rowan of Rin
by Emily Rodda (1993)
First book in the Rowan of Rin series








Magyk
by Angie Sage (2005)
First book in the Septimus Heap series








The cay
by Theodore Taylor (1969)
First book in The cay series



Harry and the Wrinklies
by Alan Temperley (1997)
First book in the Harry series
   
The hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien (1937)


The last wild
by Piers Torday (2013)
First book in the Last wild series







The thief
by Megan Whalen Turner (1996)
First book in the Attolia series









   

The lost years
by T.A. Barron (1996)
First book in the Merlin series


Artemis Fowl
by Eoin Colfer (2001)
First book in the Artemis Fowl series

   
The thief lord
by Cornelia Funke (2002)
   
My side of the mountain
by Jean Craighead George (1959)
First book in the My side of the mountain series







The phantom tollbooth
by Norton Juster (1961)







Kaspar prince of cats
by Michael Morpurgo (2008)







The billionaire's curse
by Richard Newsome (2009)
First book in the Billionaire series







Percy Jackson and the lightning thief
by Rick Riordan (2005)
First book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series








Rooftoppers
by Katherine Rundell (2013)








Museum of thieves
by Lian Tanner (2010)
First book in the Keepers series








The silver spoon of Solomon Snow
by Kaye Umansky (2004)
First book in the Solomon Snow series