Monday, April 25, 2016

Just two months left to get in your votes for the awesome "Lollies" - The Laugh Out Loud Children's Book Awards 2016.

We love rib-ticklingly funny books and we're very very excited to see the shortlist for the 2016 Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (known affectionately as "The Lollies").

Voting is still open for another couple of months so you've got plenty of time to get your kids - and their schools - involved with this brilliant book award.

There's plenty of information available on the Scholastic Lollies Website: but here are some very talented little munchkins to give you a heads up:

The shortlist is broken into several age categories - so here's the list (with some links through to our reviews of these awesome books):

Picture Book Shortlist: 

Hoot Owl - Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor and Jean Jullien (Walker Books)

Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger by Helen Stephens (Scholastic)

I Need a Wee! by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet (Simon and Schuster)

Slug Needs a Hug by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross (Andersen Children's Books)

6-8 Years Shortlist

Badly Drawn Beth by Jem Packer and Duncan McCoshan (Orchard Books)

The Jolley-Rogers and the Cave of Doom by Jonny Duddle (Templar)

Wilf the Mighty Worrier saves the World by Georgia Pritchett and Jamie Littler (Quercus)

Thorfinn the Nicest Viking and the Awful Invasion by David McPhail and Richard Morgan (Little Kelpies)

9-13 Years Shortlist (which we'll be covering in more detail in an upcoming special Chapter Book roundup!)

Danger is Everywhere by David O'Doherty and Chris Judge (Puffin)

The Parent Agency by David Baddiel and Jim Field (HarperCollins Children's Books)

Emily Sparkes and the Friendship Fiasco by Ruth Fitzgerald (Little, Brown)

Petunia Perry and the Curse of the Ugly Pigeon by Pamela Butchart (Nosy Crow)

It's a heck of a brilliant list isn't it. Get involved by visiting the Scholastic Lollies Web Page, read some of the titles with your class and school (or even on your own) and vote your socks off!

Catch up with our post on 16th May where we round-up those gorgeous 9-13 Years titles in a more in-depth set of mini reviews but most importantly GET VOTING!

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