Here at BooksForTopics HQ, we were delighted to be involved in judging the longlist for this year’s Laugh Out Loud Book Awards – also known as the Lollies. Created and managed by Scholastic, the Lollies are now in their sixth year of celebrating the best and funniest children’s books in the UK and Ireland – as voted for by children!
The impressive shortlist from which children could choose was selected by a star-studded judging panel headed by Michael Rosen, and we at BooksForTopics were delighted to see many of our favourites among the winners of these awards.
The winners in the Picturebook and Poetry categories, Wee? It Wasn’t Me! and Yapping Away, are both picks in our 2023 Primary School Gift Guide, while the successful titles in each of the 6-8 and 9-12 age categories, A Monster Ate My Packed Lunch! and The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh, feature on our Year Group Recommended Reads. The winner of the Non-fiction category was Unleash Your Creative Monster: A Children’s Guide to Writing.
You can check out the full shortlist for the 2023 Laugh Out Loud Book Awards below!