Scholastic has stepped forward to offer a new series of awards for funny children’s books in the UK with the wonderful Michael Rosen acting as head judge. The Laugh Out Loud Book Prize will help fill the gap left by the end of the Roald Dahl Prize earlier in October.
The awards will cover the following categories:
- Best Laugh Out Loud Picture Book
- Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 6-8s
- Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 9-13s
The shortlist will be chosen by judges and announced in March. Final winners will be voted on by children with the winners announced in September of next year.
Hat tip to The Bookseller for the news.