In 2010, Donaldson was the most borrowed children’s author from UK libraries.
She has just been named Britain's seventh Children's Laureate.
Donaldson named her six best books for the Scottish Sunday Express.
One title on the list:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timeRead about another book on the list.
by Mark Haddon
Original, moving and entertaining for adults as well as for older children.
This book is narrated by a boy with Asperger’s syndrome but also cleverly gives an insight into the emotions and frustrations of the other characters whose feelings he himself is incapable of understanding because of his condition.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is also one of Melvyn Burgess's top ten books written for teenagers.