Doddery old wizards, wart-encrusted witches, pyromaniac
dragons, cryptic prophecies, over-ambitious Arthurian
knights, smug fairies and sickenly cute elves. Bring it on!!
















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

The Sea of Trolls
by Nancy Farmer (2004)
First book in The Sea of Trolls series
   
The ruins of Gorlan
by John Flanagan (2004)
First book in the Ranger's apprentice series







The weirdstone of Brisingamen
by Alan Garner (1960)
First book in the Alderley series
   
The lion, the witch and the wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis (1950)
First book in the Chronicles of Narnia series







Midnight for Charlie Bone
by Jenny Nimmo (2002)
First book in the Children of the Red King series

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



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

   
How to train your dragon
by Cressida Cowell (2003)
First book in the How to train your dragon series
   

Inkheart
by Cornelia Funke (2003)
First book in the Inkheart series
   

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







The apothecary
by Maile Meloy (2011)
First book in the Apothecary series
   
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 hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien (1937)







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



Pure dead magic
by Debi Gliori (2001)
First book in the Pure dead series
   
The phantom tollbooth
by Norton Juster (1961)
   
Percy Jackson and the lightning thief
by Rick Riordan (2005)
First book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
   
Varjak Paw
by S.F. Said (2003)
First book in the Varjak Paw series
   
Museum of thieves
by Lian Tanner (2010)
First book in the Keepers series








100 cupboards
by N.D. Wilson (2007)
First book in the 100 cupboards series