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How to vote as a parent

The Laugh Out Loud Awards 2017 shortlist has been announced, and we need your votes! If you’re a parent, you can vote on behalf of your children – read on to find out how!

As a parent, you’ll be able to vote once per age category on behalf of your child or children. Simply select the ‘Vote now’ button below and choose their favourite book(s)!

You do need to be registered with us to vote. It takes just a couple of minutes to sign up and it’s completely free – head here to sign up now.

Your children can also vote themselves!

PopJam is a moderated and curated app where kids can create art (using drawing tools and stickers), play games and find everything they love in a safe, creative community. It’s free to download and there are no in-app purchases.

To vote, download PopJam now for FREE from the Google App Store or Play Store. Create your account and click on the search bar to look for the @Lollies channel. Click on the first post to vote for your fave book!

If you’re ready to start the voting process, just click the ‘Vote now!’ button below. Or read on for our quick guide to reading the Lollies books with your children.

1. Choose which books best suit your children

The Lollies are divided into three separate awards: there is a Picture Books category, a 6-8 years category and a 9-13 years category. Take a look at all twelve shortlisted books, and then choose the books you feel are most appropriate for your children. As a loose guide, we would suggest: Picture books: Preschools and nurseries, Reception, Year 1, Year 2 6-8 years: From Year 2 through to Year 5 9-13 years: From Year 5 upwards

2. Activity sheets

These are the kinds of books children should be excited about – they’re fun, not work! So, we’ve created a series of free, downloadable activity sheets for all twelve books you can use to build enthusiasm and make the story last even longer.

3. Lollies extracts

Don’t worry if you don’t have time to read all of the Lollies books or can’t afford to buy the packs, we’re featuring double-page extracts from all twelve books on our website that could easily be used at home with your children. It is a quick and easy way to get laughing and read parts of all four shortlisted books.

Time to vote!

Once you’ve chosen your favourite, it takes seconds to submit your vote online. Simply sign in, and select your children’s favourites – then click submit! If you don’t already have a Scholastic account, it only takes a couple of minutes to set one up. And remember – every vote means you’ll be automatically entered into a competition to win a Butlin’s holiday for your family!

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See more Picture Book shortlist

Picture Book shortlist

See more 6-8 years shortlist

6-8 years shortlist

See more 9-13 years shortlist

9-13 years shortlist