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The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards 2022

The Lollies are a celebration of the funniest books for children and the winners are voted for by children themselves!


After voting by tens of thousands of children, the annual children’s book award ceremony was held virtually on February 17th 2022


Best Laugh Out Loud Picture Book:

101 Bums by Sam Harper and Chris Hodder ISBN: 978-1444955002

 A very silly rhyming picturebook which plays to the proverbial toddler obsession with anatomy! Features an array of animal bums – from little to large, and everything in between. The jaunty text builds to an irresistible dance along finale and the vibrant colourful illustrations are full of energy


Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 6-8-year-olds

Cats React to Science Facts by Izzi Howell. Wayland.  ISBN: 978-1526311160

 Like every topic, science becomes more interesting when cats are involved. A book that contains adorable cat images together with actually amazing facts make this an irresistible  and hilarious read. A completely brilliant concept for book that will most definitely be read with pleasure. Bitesize text, fun photos, diagrams, dollops of humour and a react-o-meter all help to make science memorable and fun. Real learning by stealth!

Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 9-13-year-olds

The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson, illustrated by Rob Biddulph. Usborne ISBN: 978-1472955487

Not only genuinely funny but an utterly heart-warming adventure featuring a brilliant trio of believable characters Freddie and his two BF’s set out to find his biological father. Their ‘plan’ leads them from mishap to comic chaos. But the way the boys banter and bicker and yet support each other’s worries and insecurities along the way is genuinely moving.

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Waterstones Book Prize 2022

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Blue Peter Awards 2022

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