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 red necklace
by Sally Gardner (2007)
First book in the French Revolution series
Across the nightingale floor
by Lian Hearn (2002)
First book in the Tales of the Otori series
Northern lights
by Philip Pullman (1995)
First book in the His dark materials series

Mortal engines
by Philip Reeve (2001)
First book in the Predator cities series

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

Coram boy
by Jamila Gavin (2000)

The princess bride
by William Goldman (1973)
by Naomi Novik (2006)
First book in the Temeraire series

by Christopher Paolini (2002)
First book in the Inheritance series

Here lies Arthur
by Philip Reeve (2004)

Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children
by Ransom Riggs (2011)
First book in the Miss Peregrine series
The eagle of the ninth
by Rosemary Sutcliff (1954)
First book in the Eagle of the ninth series
The fellowship of the ring
by J.R.R. Tolkien (1954)
First book in the Lord of the rings series
by Robert Westall (1989)