Doddery old wizards, wart-encrusted witches, pyromaniac
dragons, cryptic prophecies, over-ambitious Arthurian
knights, smug fairies and sickenly cute elves. Bring it on!!




































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






The Sea of Trolls
by Nancy Farmer (2004)
First book in The Sea of Trolls series












The ruins of Gorlan
by John Flanagan (2004)
First book in the Ranger's apprentice series







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







The lion, the witch and the wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis (1950)
First book in the Chronicles of Narnia series







Midnight for Charlie Bone
by Jenny Nimmo (2002)
First book in the Children of the Red King series








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








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







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















The fairy-tale detectives
by Michael Buckley (2005)
First book in the Sisters Grimm series
   
How to train your dragon
by Cressida Cowell (2003)
First book in the How to train your dragon series
   
Charlotte sometimes
by Penelope Farmer (1969)
Third book in the Aviary Hall series
Can be read & loved without having read any previous books in this 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







The ordinary princess
by M.M. Kaye (1980)







The apothecary
by Maile Meloy (2011)
First book in the Apothecary series







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
   
The hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien (1937)
   
The thief
by Megan Whalen Turner (1996)
First book in the Attolia series
   




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 robe of skulls
by Vivian French (2007)
First book in the Tales from the five kingdoms series
   
Pure dead magic
by Debi Gliori (2001)
First book in the Pure dead series


The phantom tollbooth
by Norton Juster (1961)


Careful what you wish for
by Maureen McCarthy (2010)


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


Varjak Paw
by S.F. Said (2003)
First book in the Varjak Paw series


Tensy Farlow and the home for mislaid children
by Jen Storer (2009)
   
Museum of thieves
by Lian Tanner (2010)
First book in the Keepers series
   

100 cupboards
by N.D. Wilson (2007)
First book in the 100 cupboards series