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:
To Kill a MockingbirdRead about the other books on Donaldson's list.
by Harper Lee
What can I say? This is a perfect book which is moving, utterly convincing and beautifully written. No wonder Harper Lee never wrote anything else.
To Kill a Mockingbird also made TIME magazine's top 10 list of books you were forced to read in school, John Mullan's list of ten of the best lawyers in literature, John Cusack's list of books that made a difference to him, Lisa Scottoline's top ten list of books about justice, and Luke Leitch's list of ten literary one-hit wonders. It is one of Sanjeev Bhaskar's six best books and one of Alexandra Styron's five best stories of fathers and daughters.