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The Laugh Out Loud Awards 2017 shortlist has been announced, and we need your votes! Read reviews of the shortlist here.

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.

You can find out more about the twelve books on the shortlist here, by reading reviews about each of them!

Picture books shortlist

The Prince of Pants
Blog tour interview by Along Came Poppy

Oi Dog!
YouTube reader review by Rita
Blog tour review and interview by BookBairn

Eat Your People
Blog tour interview by Acorn Books

Danny McGee Drinks the Sea
YouTube reader review by Olive and Flo
Blog tour review and interview by Childtastic Books

6-8 years shortlist

Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-up
Blog tour review by Get Kids into Books

Thimble Monkey Superstar
YouTube reader review by Beth
Blog tour interview by Family Bookworms

Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms
YouTube reader review by Alex
Blog tour review and interview by The Kids of Readalot

Hamish and the Neverpeople
Blog tour review and interview by Book Monsters

9-13 years shortlist

The Best Medicine
Blog tour interview

My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord
YouTube reader review by William
Blog tour review COMING SOON by Library Girl and Book Boy

Blog tour review COMING SOON by Tales of Yesterday

I Don’t Like Poetry
Blog tour review and interview by Story Snug

See more The Lollies shortlist 2017!

The Lollies shortlist 2017!