What’s the funniest children’s book?

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What’s the funniest children’s book? A very difficult question to answer, but a good place to start is with lollies! The Laugh Out Loud Award (The Lollies) celebrates the funniest children’s books in the UK and the shortlist for 2017 has just been announced. Here at Playing by the Book Towers, we got a sneak peek of the shortlist for Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 9-13 year olds and made a video about our favourite….




Here’s the full shortlist:

Best Laugh Out Loud Picture Book
Oi Dog by Kes Gray and Jim Field (Hodder Children’s Books)
Eat Your People by Lou Kuenzler and David Wojtowycz (Orchard Books) (We loved this one too – here’s our review)
Prince of Pants by Alan Macdonald and Sarah McIntyre (Scholastic)
Danny McGee Drinks the Sea by Andy Stanton and Neal Layton (Hodder Children’s Books)

Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 6-8 year olds
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)
Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms by Jim Smith (Egmont)

Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 9-13 year olds
I Don’t Like Poetry by Joshua Seigal (Bloomsbury)
The Best Medicine by Christine Hamil (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 (Harper Collins)

The winning book in each category will be decided solely by children’s votes – if you’re a grown up with kids (a relative, a teacher, a carer) you can help kids get involved by voting on the Lollies website, www.scholastic.co.uk/lollies, or via the Scholastic channel on the PopJam app.

The winning books will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in January 2018.

One Response

  1. Humour is soooo important in children’s books. My 11 year old loves David Solomons books and has them all but we didn’t know the others on the 9-13 year old list. Will definitely add ‘I don’t like poetry’ to our list, particularly after your daughter’s effusive recommendation!
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