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

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

by Zizou Corder (2003)
First book in the Lion boy series


The Sea of Trolls
by Nancy Farmer (2004)
First book in The Sea of Trolls series
The weirdstone of Brisingamen
by Alan Garner (1960)
First book in the Alderley series
The long walk
by Kerry Greenwood (2004)
I am David
by Anne Holm (1963)
Journey to the river sea
by Eva Ibbotson (2001)

by Brian Jacques (1986)
First book in the Redwall series
The call of the wild
by Jack London (1900)

Kensuke's kingdom
by Michael Morpurgo (1999)

by Gary Paulsen (1989)
First book in the Hatchet series

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

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

by Eleanor Updale (2003)
First book in the Montmorency series

The murderer's ape
by Jakob Wegelius (2014)

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

Monkey boy
by Donovan Bixley (2014)

 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
They came on Viking ships
by Jackie French (2005)

by Cornelia Funke (2003)
First book in the Inkheart series
by Leon Garfield (1967)

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)
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)
An elephant in the garden
by Michael Morpurgo (2010)
I was a rat!
by Philip Pullman (1999)

The dogs of winter
by Bobbie Pyron (2012)
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

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 thief
by Megan Whalen Turner (1996)
First book in the Attolia 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

Artemis Fowl
by Eoin Colfer (2001)
First book in the Artemis Fowl 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)

Kaspar prince of cats
by Michael Morpurgo (2008)

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

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

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