Watch The Lollies Book Awards ‘Live’ From Your Classroom


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What’s the funniest book of the year?

This Valentine’s Day make sure your school falls in love with reading! Join in and watch the Lollies award ceremony LIVE from your classrooms!

The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards

In June 2018, Michael Rosen announced the shortlist for the Lollies aka ‘The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards’ 2018 – a truly hilarious selection of books for children of all ages.

Since then, schools and children in the UK and Ireland have been voting for their favourites in each of the three categories: Picture Books, Books for 6–8-year-olds and Books for 9–13-year-olds. Now that the tens of thousands of votes have been counted, it’s time to announce the winners!

Attend the awards – from your classroom!

Scholastic are offering schools the chance to join in the celebrations with an amazing free live-stream where your pupils will be able to follow all the fun and action from the Lollies. Clear your school calendars between 11.00am and 12.00pm on Thursday 14th February and tune in to hear from the Lollies judges, see Michael Rosen and an exciting line-up of guests live, and find out which books you voted for as the funniest of the year!

Join in for a chance to win!

The event will be live-streamed across the UK and Ireland – find out how to join us and let us know if you’re planning to join via any of our social channels. Schools who join in virtually to watch live will be in a chance of winning £100 worth of books for their school!

The nominations

Tune in LIVE on the 14th February to find out if your favourite is a winner.

Who will win Lollies awards

The following books have been nominated in the 3 categories.

Picture Books
  • I Can Only Draw Worms by Will Mabbitt
  • Oi Cat! by Kes Gray and Jim Field
  • Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory by Elys Dolan
  • The Squirrels Who Squabbled by Rachel Bright and Jim Field
Books for 6-8-year-olds
  • Barry Loser and the Birthday Billions by Jim Smith
  • The Big, Fat, Totally Bonkers Diary of Pig by Emer Stamp
  • There’s a Werewolf in My Tent! by Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham
  • Lyttle Lies: The Pudding Problem by Joe Berger
Books for 9-13-year-olds
  • Tom Gates: Epic Adventure (Kind Of) by Liz Pichon
  • Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure by A. L. Kennedy and Gemma Correll
  • My Mum’s Growing Down by Laura Dockrill and David Tazzyman
  • Football School Season 2: Where Football Saves the World by Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton and Spike Gerrell

If you have any questions, please email laughoutloud@scholastic.co.uk or visit Scholastic’s website for more information!

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