‘The Maze Runner’ (The Maze Runner #1) by James Dashner

Author: James Dashner

First Published: 2009

Genre: Fiction; Young Adult; Science Fiction

Series: The Maze Runner

Number in Series: 1


‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ (Charlie Bucket #1) by Roald Dahl

Author: Roald Dahl

First Published: 1964

Genre: Fiction; Children’s; Fantasy

Series: Charlie Bucket

Number in Series: 1

Awards/Honours: Millennium Children’s Book Award; Ranked 35 in BBC’s 2003 The Big Read

Notable Facts: Adapted into two motion pictures – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).



‘The Adventurous Four Trapped!’ (The Adventurous Four #3) by Enid Blyton

Author: Enid Blyton

First Published: 1952/1998 (as ‘The Adventurous Four Omnibus!’ – Short Story)

Genre: Fiction; Children’s; Adventure; Mystery

Series: The Adventurous Four

Number in Series: 3

Notable Fact: Originally published in 1952 as a short-story, this was expanded upon by Clive Dickinson into a full-fledged book and re-published in 1998.