This year’s book, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, will be introduced at the launch of Read DL 2018 on Friday 02 February at the Central Library, Letterkenny. We are also delighted to welcome our special guest, soccer hero and Donegal person of the year, Shay Given.
For more information, click here.
We are delighted to announce that our chosen book for READ DL 2018 is A Monster Calls by twice Carnegie-winning author Patrick Ness.
Based on an original concept by author Siobhan Dowd, the story is about a boy who is struggling to come to terms with his mother’s terminal illness. Unexpectedly, he visited one night by a monster, asking if he can tell him three stories. In return, he wants the most dangerous thing of all from Connor: the truth.
Patrick Ness and the book’s illustrator Jim Kay won the Carnegie and Greenaway Medals for writing and illustration, making history with this unprecedented win.
A Monster Calls also won the British Children’s Book of the Year, the Red House Children’s Book Award, a national award voted by British children; and the Kitschies Red Tentacle award. In the U.S., the American Library Association magazine Booklist named it the “Top of the List” for 2011 youth fiction.
Earlier last week, we asked the public to work out the name and author of our book. Our lucky winner is Siobhan McNamara, who will be collecting a free copy of her book soon.
To celebrate the upcoming announcement of our new book, we will be giving away one FREE copy of our mystery novel. All you have to do is figure out the title and author of our new book, by solving the puzzles below!
To enter, DM us on Facebook or Twitter with the name of our chosen book and its author. The first entrant with the correct answer is our winner!
We have chosen our next book and are very, very excited about it! So make sure keep your eyes peeled for more updates, and for details on how to get involved this year.
We also have new social media pages, so make sure to follow or Instagram and Twitter pages, and like our Facebook keep up-to-date.