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The Lollies (Laugh Out Loud) 2017 Book Awards

18th January 2018

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18th January 2018 - The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (‘The Lollies’) 2017 winners have been announced!

The winners are: 

Picture Books Winner: Oi Dog! by Kes Gray and Jim Field (Hodder Children's Books)

6-8 Years Winner: Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms by Jim Smith (Jelly Pie, Egmont)

9-13 Years Winner: The Best Medicine by Christine Hamill (Little Island Books)

Children's Popjam Award: My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord by David Solomons and Laura Ellen Anderson (Nosy Crow)

The Lollies were created especially to celebrate the funniest and most engaging books in children’s fiction. Funny books can really encourage children to learn to love reading – and of course they can be great fun for adults to read aloud too!

Whether you just want to dip into the Lollies shortlist, or read the whole thing, Scholastic have a whole host of resources to help and all of the Lollies books are available on the Scholastic shop.

For teachers who want to use the Lollies in class there are some brilliant teaching resources written by Scholastic’s educational experts which will help bring the shortlist alive and engage pupils on a deeper level with the books. Every book on the shortlist comes with at least two different lesson plans and many resource sheets. There are plenty of helpful resources to use in English lessons, but each book also contains many curriculum links to other subjects, from computing and maths to geography and PSHE. Plus, for a Friday afternoon treat, break out the colouring pencils and fill in our Lollies activity sheets!

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picture book Winner & shortlist

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WINNER: OI, DOG! BY KES GRAY & JIM FIELD

Frog's had enough, he's the changing the status quo! Cat insists that there are rules - only mules sit on stools, no one but hares should sit on chairs and however irritating, dogs MUST sit on frogs.

Hodder Children's Books, Hachette

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EAT YOUR PEOPLE! BY LOU KUENZLER & DAVID WOJTOWYCZ

A monstrously funny story of difficult dinnertimes will have children asking for seconds! Monty definitely does NOT want to eat his people. He'll eat his vegetables - every single one! - but he will not eat his people.

Orchard Books, Hachette

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DANNY MCGEE DRINKS THE SEA BY ANDY STANTON & NEAL LAYTON

Can a boy drink the sea? Surely it's impossible! But Danny McGee does just that - and now he has his sights on other things. Soon he's swallowing trees, flies, fleas, peas, mountains ... where will it end?!

Hodder Children's Books, Hachette

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PRINCE OF PANTS BY ALAN MACDONALD & SARAH MCINTYRE

It is Prince Pip's birthday, and he can't wait to choose a pair of pants to wear on his special day. But when he goes to his pants drawer, it's empty! Where have all his pants gone? Could it be that the palace has planned a very special, pants-tastic surprise party? A royally funny picture book by an award-winning duo, with glow-in-the dark undies on the final page.

Scholastic

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6-8 Years WINNER & Shortlist

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WINNER: FUTURE RATBOY AND THE INVASION OF THE NOM NOMS BY JIM SMITH

When a bolt of lightning hit Colin Lamppost he was zapped millions of years into the future and turned into a half boy, half rat, half TV! With new superkeel powers and a real life sidekick in Not Bird, Future Ratboy was born.

In this new adventure, can Future Ratboy and Not Bird save Shnozville from the bitey little insects that are turning everyone into zombies? Will they defeat the evil Mr X? And how will they ever find their way home?

Jelly Pie, Egmont

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EDDY STONE AND THE EPIC HOLIDAY MASH-UP BY SIMON CHERRY

When Eddy Stone finds a pirate in his Gran’s bath, his miserable summer holiday turns into a treasure hunt!

Setting sail in a ship-shaped shed, crewed by an old lady and a grumpy penguin, what could possibly stop their quest for booty? (Apart from the world’s most evil shopkeeper, a man-eating beast, and the maddest, baddest villain in all the seven seas.) All aboard for an EPIC adventure...

Usborne Publishing

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THIMBLE MONKEY SUPERSTAR BY JON BLAKE & MARTIN CHATTERTON

Life is never boring now that Jams and his family have a monkey to look after. Jams and his mum love Thimble, but Dad is determined to get rid of him - to a zoo, a school, even a demolition site. But when Jams and his dad are in mortal danger, Thimble proves once and for all why he is a Monkey Superstar! Thimble is very clever and very naughty - and just the best friend Jams has been waiting for.

Firefly Press

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HAMISH AND THE NEVERPEOPLE BY DANNY WALLACE & JAMIE LITTLER

Nobody knows it yet, but the people of Earth are in big, big trouble. Like - HUGE trouble. Oh, come on, where's your imagination? Double what you're thinking! And it's all got to do with a shadowy figure, an enormous tower, some sinister monsters, huge clanking and thundering metal oddballs, and people who are just like you… but not like you at all. Luckily Hamish and the PDF are around to help save the day! Aren't they??

Simon & Schuster

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9-13 years shortlist

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WINNER: THE BEST MEDICINE BY CHRISTINE HAMILL

Philip’s happy-go-lucky life is disrupted when his mother gets breast cancer. Bad enough that your mother is seriously ill – but could she not have developed a less embarrassing kind of cancer – toe cancer, maybe, or ear cancer? Philip’s attempts to cope with his situation are both hilarious and touching.  Through it all, he’s writing letters to his hero, the comedian Harry Hill, looking for advice. A hilarious take on life, love, glasses – and medicine.

Little Island Books

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MY GYM TEACHER IS AN ALIEN OVERLORD BY DAVID SOLOMONS & LAURA ELLEN ANDERSON

Luke’s brother, Zack, and friend, Lara, have superpowers. Luke has new school shoes and a burning sense of resentment. He KNOWS that aliens disguised as gym teachers are about to attack Earth but will anyone listen? No. So one dodgy pact with a self-styled supervillain later, and Luke is ready to save the world. He just needs to find his trainers…

Nosy Crow

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I DON'T LIKE POETRY BY JOSHUA SEIGAL

With poems on every topic from the power of books to the joys of fried chicken, this collection is packed with Joshua Seigal's subversive humour and insight into the world of children. If you don't like poetry after reading this, there's probably something wrong with you!

Bloomsbury Education

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ANIMALCOLM BY DAVID BADDIEL & JIM FIELD

Malcolm doesn’t like animals.

Which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday.

The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, which Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for. And yet there he is, on the bus, heading to… oh no. A farm. Over the next days, Malcolm changes. He learns a lot about animals. More, in many ways, than he would like. He learns what it’s really like to be an animal. A whole series of animals, in fact…

It does make him think differently. And speak differently. And eat differently. And, um, smell differently. But will he end up the same as before?

Because sometimes the hardest thing to become is… yourself.

HarperCollins

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