The Big Six by Arthur Ransome (1940)
Readers will be transported to a bygone England in this timeless tale of a misdemeanour from the best-loved author of Swallows and Amazons. The boat-builder's sons, Bill, Peter, and Tim, are wrongly accused of setting boats adrift. Luckily, they have good friends in Dick, Dorothea, and Tom Dudgeon, who believe that they are innocent, and so, the gang of six sets to work to clear the boys’ names and find out who the real villains are.
Recommended reading age: 9-11 years old