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Lollies Shortlists Announced

11th June 2017

The shortlists have been announced 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. The titles will be voted for by children, parents and teachers and the winners will be announced in January 2018.


The shortlists in full:

Picture Books

Prince of Pants by Alan McDonald and Sarah McIntyre

Eat Your People! by Lou Kuenzler and David Wojtowycz

Danny McGee Drinks the Sea by Andy Stanton and Neal Layton

Oi Dog! by Kes and Claire Gray and Jim Field



Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms by Jim Smith

Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-Up by Simon Cherry

Thimble Monkey Superstar by Jon Blake

Hamish and the Neverpeople by Danny Wallace, illustrated by Jamie Littler



AniMalcolm by David Baddiel, illustrated by Jim Field

I Don't Like Poetry by Joshua Seigal

The Best Medicine by Christine Hamill

My Gym Teacher is an Alien by David Solomons, illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson




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