Second on Heinlein's juveniles (and add _Starship Troopers_) , _Hatchet_ and Christopher's _White Mountains_.
Surprised no one has suggested the ``Mad Scientist Club'' books: http://www.madscientistsclub.com/books.html
_Swiss Family Robinson_ for the younger kids.
_Escape from Warsaw_ as well.
_Chitty Chitty Bang Bang_ and _101 Dalmatians_ (we had a standing rule that kids had to read the book before seeing the movie)