1. The Amazing Airship Adventure: The MacDougall Twins with Sherlock Holmes: Book 1 by Derrick Belanger
London, 1897: a pleasant dinner with a very special friend, Sherlock Holmes, is shattered by a terrific explosion that plunges 10 year old twin detectives into an adventure that threatens all they know and love. A mad man, possessing a remarkable airship threatens not only the famous 221B Baker Street house, but all of England, even the world! The great Sherlock Holmes cannot solve this mystery alone and it is up to the twins to use their amazing detective skills to save the day!
2. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
Tricked out of his inheritance, shanghaied, shipwrecked off the west coast of Scotland, David Balfour finds himself fleeing for his life in the dangerous company of an outlaw and suspected assassin. Their unlikely friendship is put to the test as they dodge government troops across the Scottish Highlands. Set in the aftermath of the 1745 rebellion, it transforms the Romantic historical novel into the modern thriller.
3. Sea of Whispers by Tim Bowler
Hetty's always been a bit of a loner, preferring to keep to the outer edges of the close-knit island community. But when a strange woman is washed up on the shore, Hetty finds herself under increasing scrutiny from the islanders. There's a connection between Hetty and the woman that makes people suspicious, so when death comes to the community the woman is branded a bad omen and Hetty has no choice but to take matters into her own hands.
4. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R.Tolkien
Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as the Ring is entrusted to his care. He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom, deep inside the territories of the Dark Lord. There he must destroy the Ring forever and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
5. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter is a series of seven novels that chronicle the life of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry struggles against Lord Voldemort, the Dark wizard who intends to become immortal, and overpower the non-magic people, destroying anyone who stands in his way.
6. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
This timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror.
7. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
What are you looking for? Friendship! Mystery! Adventure! Secrets! When spoiled, selfish orphan Mary Lennox is sent to live at lonley Misselthwaite Manor in Yorkshire, she discovers a magical world on the other side of a locked garden door. Mary decides to bring the abandoned garden she finds there back to life; and in doing so, changes her own forever. Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of The Secret Garden, but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with an amazing assortment of recommendations and activities.
8. The Girl Who Walked On Air by Emma Carroll
Louie, who was abandoned at Chipchase's Travelling Circus as a baby, dreams of becoming a 'Showstopper', but Mr Chipchase keeps her hidden, tucked away in the ticket booth. No Death-Defying Stunts for her. But Louie has been secretly practising her act - tightrope-walking - and dreams of being the Girl Who Walked on Air ...she just needs to be given the chance to shine. And the circus needs her too - Wellbeloved's rival show is stealing their crowds. They need a Showstopper. Desperate, Mr Chipchase reluctantly lets Louie perform. She is a sensation, and gets an offer from the sinister Mr Wellbeloved himself to perform ...over Niagara Falls. But nothing is quite as it seems and soon Louie's bravery is tested not just on the highwire but in confronting her past and the shady characters in the world of the circus ...Fans of Frost Hollow Hall will love this epic adventure about following your dreams and becoming a showstopper!
9. Granny by Anthony Horowitz
Twelve-year-old Joe Warden isn't happy. He has rich, uncaring parents and is virtually a prisoner in the huge family mansion, Thattlebee Hall. Worst of all, though, is his granny. Not only is she physically repulsive, she's horribly mean. She has the look in her eye of a predatory crocodile and Joe starts to suspect that she has unpleasant designs on him. But what are they and how can he foil them?
10. Half My Facebook Friends are Ferrets by J. A. Buckle
Fifteen-year-old Josh fantasises about becoming a death metal guitarist complete with tattoos, piercings and hoards of adoring fans. But it's not easy when his super-strict mom won't let him grow his hair! Luckily Josh has a way of coping with life's setbacks; it's only a diary, but it contains all Josh's hopes, dreams and frustrations (not to mention some great ideas for band names and lyrics!). There's a lot he wants to get done before his 16th birthday, but things never turn out quite like he plans...What Josh doesn't know is that his mother also kept a diary, back about the time he was born, and a secret in there holds the key to Josh's life becoming a whole lot more metal.