Young Minds

If you're young at heart and prefer tales of wonder to those dreary grown-up books, never fear we have our very own young minds at HCHQ.

Assassin’s Apprentice – by Robin Hobb

 Posted by Andrew: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Robin Hobb doesn’t attempt to reinvent the fantasy wheel – she simply crafts it beautifully. Assassin’s Apprentice is the story of Fitz, a royal bastard, cast out by his impoverished family and forced into the hands of the unsuspecting royal household. As the illegitimate child of Chivalry Farseer, Fitz […]

Little Brother – By Cory Doctorow

Posted by Lawrence: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Little Brother is the story of a group of teenagers living in San Francisco who, after being caught in the middle of a devastating terrorist attack on their city, are arrested and brutally interrogated by their own government. Though they are eventually released, they soon realise that the basic […]

The Hobbit – By J R R Tolkein

Posted by Fliss: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary This book needs no introduction. It is quite simply one of the most wonderfully enchanting, touching and exhilarating fantasy novels of all time. It is very much a case of curiosity (nearly) killed the cat for the inquisitive Bilbo Baggins, as he, at first somewhat reluctantly, embarks on a […]

Author Spotlight – Darcey Bussell

What little girl didn’t want to be a ballerina growing up? I know I did. The chic shoes, the cute tutu, the tidy bun, completely encapsulate what being a girl is all about! Unfortunately, I’m about as graceful as a goat with cramp and would probably resemble more of a lumbering bear rather than a […]

Running Wild – By Michael Morpurgo

Posted By Stevie: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary I always thought if I were ever going to have an animal for a best friend it would be a unicorn. That’s until I was introduced to Oona. The world’s most devoted, caring and intelligent Elephant, and the best friend Will could ask for. Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild introduces […]

Dragon Danger / Grasshopper Glue – Scoular Anderson

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary There is only one thing I like better than a great book … two great books wrapped up in one! And that’s exactly what you get with this magical children’s ebook. I got to work on Dragon Danger & Grasshopper Glue by pure chance but I am so glad […]

House of Many Ways – By Diana Wynne Jones

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Stevie would normally be your ‘go to’ person for children’s books – she absolutely loves them.  Well, all I have to say after reading this book is … step back Stevie, I’m the new children’s fan! This book is chaotically magical and a great read for any age group. Charmain […]

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – By Judith Kerr

Posted by Charlotte: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Eleven year old Anna is about to ruin everything, if only her mother can stop her in time. She’s travelling aboard the milk train over the frontier to Switzerland, away from her homeland Germany, which that night is on the cusp of coming under Nazi power. Anna’s life is […]

Looking for Alaska – By John Green

Posted by Stevie: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary A gripping and passionate tale about last words and searching for the Great Perhaps. There are a number of reasons why I loved reading Looking for Alaska. One of them being, it’s a seriously well written book with bonkers lovable characters, the other is the book’s stockpile of last words – […]

Bombs on Aunt Dainty – By Judith Kerr

Posted by Fliss: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Bombs on Aunt Dainty is a magnificent novel succinctly describing the frustration and isolation of being a German teenager while living in London during the Blitz. Best described as a coming-of-age novel, Bombs on Aunt Dainty vividly depicts how hard it must have been surviving the war, extreme poverty […]