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







The Penderwicks
by Jeanne Birdsall (2005)
First book in the Penderwicks series







The weirdstone of Brisingamen
by Alan Garner (1960)
First book in the Alderley series







Kensuke's kingdom
by Michael Morpurgo (1999)








A drowned maiden's hair
by Laura Amy Schlitz (2006)








The invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick (2007)








The silver sword
by Ian Serraillier (1956)







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















The wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum (1900)
First book in the Oz series
   
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)
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



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)
   
Emil and the detectives
by Erich Kastner (1929)
First book in the Emil and the detectives series


The tail of Emily Windsnap
by Liz Kessler (2003)
First book in the Emily Windsnap series

   
From the mixed-up files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler
by E.L. Konigsburg (1967)
   
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
   

Heidi
by Johanna Spyri (1880)








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 lost years
by T.A. Barron (1996)
First book in the Merlin series
Five on a treasure island
by Enid Blyton (1942)
First book in the Famous five 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)



Stig of the dump
by Clive King (1963)









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