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)

The murderer's ape
by Jakob Wegelius (2014)

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

   The wild robot
by Peter Brown (2016)
First book in the The wild robot 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)

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

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

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

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 1,000-year-old boy
by Ross Welford (2018)

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)

Kaspar prince of cats
by Michael Morpurgo (2008)

The twenty-one balloons
by William Pene du Bois (1947)

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