Scholastic Lollies shortlist announced – find out how you can vote!

Find out the shortlist and how to vote below!

Author Michael Rosen announced a shortlist for the 2020 Laugh Out Loud Awards!

They’re a set of awards created by Scholastic to celebrate the funniest children’s books.

Nearly 120 titles were submitted and a panel of people judged them to get them down to a shortlist.

The Lollies are awarded in three categories:

  • Best Laugh Out Loud Picture Book,
  • Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 6-8 year olds
  • Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 9-13 year olds.

Here’s the shortlist:

Best Laugh Out Loud Picture Book

  • Baby’s First Bank Heist by Jim Whalley and illustrated by Stephen Collins
  • Spyder by Matt Carr
  • Ten Fat Sausages by Michelle Robinson and illustrated by Tor Freeman
  • You’re Called What?! by Kes Gray and illustrated by Nikki Dyson

Best Laugh Out Book for 6-8 year olds

  • Bad Nana: Older Not Wiser by Sophy Henn
  • The Legend of Kevin by Philip Reeve and illustrated by Sarah McIntyre
  • The Nothing to See Here Hotel by Steven Butler and illustrated by Steven Lenton
  • World’s Worst Children 3 by David Walliams and illustrated by Tony Ross

Best Laugh Out Book for 9-13 year olds

  • I Bet I Can Make You Laugh by Joshua Seigal and illustrated by Tim Wesson
  • I Swapped My Brother on the Internet by Jo Simmons and illustrated by Nathan Reed
  • Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes by Greg James and Chris Smith, and illustrated by Erica Salcedo
  • Planet Stan by Elaine Wickson and illustrated by Chris Judge

The winning book in each category will be decided by YOU!

Head over to to vote now!

Click here to vote!

Voting is open to teachers and their pupils, parents, and children. The Lollies website will be open for voting from 19th August till 13th December 2019!

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