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The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards 2017

The Lollies are back for 2017!

We’re excited to announce that the Laugh out Loud Awards, celebrating the best funny books in children’s literature, is returning for its second year.

Once again, the Laugh Out Loud Book prize (the ‘Lollies’) will be awarded in three categories:

  • Best Laugh Out Loud Picture Book
  • Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 6-8s
  • Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 9-13s

Our three brilliant judges – discover who they are below! – will select the four books to make up the shortlist in each category, but winners will be decided entirely by children’s votes – with voting taking place via this very website.

The shortlist will be announced on June 5th – keep your eyes peeled to see which twelve books made the cut, and make sure to come back here to find out how you can place your votes!

We believe funny books, and their authors and illustrators, are the beating heart of the children’s book world – not only in sales but also in their ability to create lifelong, passionate readers. We’re so excited to be a part of this very necessary and brilliant new set of awards that aims to highlight the funniest books out there.

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