Michael Rosen, children’s novelist, poet and former Children’s Laureate, has announced the shortlist for the 2018 Laugh Out Loud Awards (The Lollies), a set of awards, now in its third year, created by Scholastic UK, to celebrate the funniest children’s books and we have a collection of nominated books for you to win…!
Rosen and his judging panel, consisting of Katie Thistleton, presenter and host of the CBBC Children’s Book Club, primary school teachers and bloggers, Jo Cummins and Jonny Walker, as well Kate Newport, Product Director for Scholastic Book Clubs and Book Fairs, were tasked with selecting the shortlist from nearly 120 titles submitted by children’s publishers.
The Lollies are awarded in three categories: Best Laugh Out Loud Picture Book, Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 6-8 year olds and Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 9-13 year olds. The shortlisted books in each category are as follows:
Best Laugh Out Loud Picture Book:
- Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory by Elys Dolan (OUP)
- The Squirrels Who Squabbled by Rachel Bright and Jim Field (Hachette)
- Oi Cat! by Kes Gray and Jim Field (Hachette)
- I Can Only Draw Worms by Will Mabbitt (PRH)
Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 6-8 year olds:
- Barry Loser and the Birthday Billions by Jim Smith (Egmont)
- The Big, Fat, Totally Bonkers Diary of Pig by Emer Stamp (Scholastic)
- There’s a Werewolf in My Tent! by Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham (Nosy Crow)
- Lyttle Lies: The Pudding Problem by Joe Berger (Simon and Schuster)
Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 9-13 year olds:
- Tom Gates: Epic Adventure (Kind Of) by Liz Pichon (Scholastic)
- My Mum’s Growing Down by Laura Dockrill and David Tazzyman (Faber)
- Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure by A. L. Kennedy and Gemma Correll (Walker)
- Football Season 2: Where Football Saves the World by Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton and Spike Gerrell (Walker)
The winning book in each category will be decided solely by children’s votes, with schools and parents encouraged to help kids get involved and vote via the Lollies website, www.scholastic.co.uk/lollies, or via the Lollies PopJam channel. The winning books will be announced in January 2019.
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