Announcing the Lollies shortlist!

After months of deliberation by our esteemed judges, we’re delighted to announce the shortlist for the Laugh out Loud Awards 2017 (“the Lollies”)! Featuring three separate awards determined by age group, the Lollies were created especially to celebrate the very funniest and most engaging books in children’s fiction.

The shortlist was decided by Michael Rosen, children’s novelist, poet and former Children’s Laureate, and his judging panel, consisting of CBBC presenter Katie Thistleton and The Sunday Times’ Children’s Books Editor, Nicolette Jones.

But now it’s where you come in – because the winners of the Lollies are decided entirely by teachers, parents and children. To start reading and voting for your favourites, go to Without further ado, the shortlisted books (and a little teaser of what to expect from each!) are as follows:

Picture Books

  • Oi, Dog! by Kes Gray and Jim Field
    Hodder Children’s Books, Hachette
  • Eat Your People by Lou Kuenzler and David Wojtowycz
    Orchard Books, Hachette
  • Prince of Pants by Alan Macdonald and Sarah McIntyre
  • Danny McGee Drinks the Sea by Andy Stanton and Neal Layton
    Hodder Children’s Books, Hachette
6-8 years

  • Thimble Monkey Superstar by Jon Blake and Martin Chatterton
    Firefly Press
  • Hamish and the Neverpeople by Danny Wallace and Jamie Littler
    Simon and Schuster
  • Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-Up by Simon Cherry
    Usborne Publishing
  • Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms by Jim Smith
    Jelly Pie, Egmont
9-13 years

  • I Don’t Like Poetry by Joshua Seigal
    Bloomsbury Education
  • The Best Medicine by Christine Hamill
    Little Island Books
  • My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord by David Solomons and Laura Ellen Anderson
    Nosy Crow
  • AniMalcolm by David Baddiel and Jim Field

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