The clock is ticking, the president is on the phone and
the bomb will detonate any moment. I'm nervous and
edgy, and I'm not even the one saving the world.









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



Cue for treason
by Geoffrey Trease (1940)
   









Jimmy Coates: Killer
by Joe Craig (2005)
First book in the Jimmy Coates series
   
Smith
by Leon Garfield (1967)
   
January
January
by Gabrielle Lord (2009)
First book in the Conspiracy 365 series


The mysterious Benedict Society
by Trenton Lee Stewart (2007)
First book in the Mysterious Benedict Society series















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








13
by James Phelan (2013)
First book in The last thirteen series







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