2020 Laugh Out Loud Book Awards

This annual British book award, known as the Lollies, is given for the best and funniest books for children and youth. The winners are chosen by teachers and children from shortlists. Below are the winners and shortlists for each age category:

BEST LOL PICTURE BOOK

Ten Fat Sausages

Ten Fat Sausages by Michelle Robinson and illustrated by Tor Freeman

 

PICTURE BOOK SHORTLIST

Baby's First Bank Heist (Baby Frank 1)

Baby’s First Bank Heist by Jim Whalley and illustrated by Stephen Collins

Spyder

Spyder by Matt Carr

You're Called What?

You’re Called What? by Kes Gray and illustrated by Nikki Dyson

 

BEST LOL BOOK for 6-8 YEAR OLDS

The World's Worst Children 3

World’s Worst Children 3 by David Walliams and illustrated by Tony Ross

 

6-8 YEAR OLD SHORTLIST

Older Not Wiser: A wickedly funny new Children’s book for ages six and up (Bad Nana)

Bad Nana: Older Not Wiser by Sophy Henn

Legend of Kevin

The Legend of Kevin by Philip Reeve and illustrated by Sarah McIntyre

The Nothing to See Here Hotel

The Nothing to See Here Hotel by Steven Butler and illustrated by Steven Lenton

 

BEST LOL BOOK for 9-13 YEAR OLDS

I Bet I Can Make You Laugh: The Funniest Poems Around

I Bet I Can Make You Laugh by Joshua Seigal and illustrated by Tim Wesson

 

9-13 YEAR OLD SHORTLIST

I Swapped My Brother On The Internet

I Swapped My Brother on the Internet by Jo Simmons and illustrated by Nathan Reed

Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes

Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes by Greg James and Chris Smith, illustrated by Erica Salcedo

Planet Stan

Planet Stan by Elaine Wickson and illustrated by Chris Judge

 

Hat tip to The Bookseller for the news

News to Wake Your Brain Cells Feb. 7

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

10 children’s books to read this winter, reviewed by kids – Time

12 children’s books for Black History Month to read all year long, according to GoodReads – Romper

18 stunningly beautiful children’s books for storytime – Book Riot

Acclaimed author Nikki Grimes speaks about children’s literacy at Hubbs Conference – University of St. Thomas

The best books to read your children in 2020, from Julie Donaldson’s ‘The Go-Away Bird’ to the Dalai Lama’s ‘The Seed of Compassion’ – Independent

The best children’s books to celebrate Black History Month – Parenting

The best Valentine’s Day children’s books 2020 – Today

Children’s books round-up: A book for kids to deal with loss of a pet – Irish Times

The most anticipated children’s and YA books of spring 2020 – Publishers Weekly

YA LIT

20 Sapphic YA releases to look forward to in 2020 – The Nerd Daily

Barnes & Noble suspended their “diverse books” cover initiative after backlash – Teen Vogue

February 2020 YA releases to TBR – Book Riot

Q & A with Elana K. Arnold – Publishers Weekly

Stamping out racism with Jason Reynolds – Publishers Weekly

Why you shouldn’t censor your teen’s reading (even the sex and violence) – Washington Post

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