Nothing lifts the soul more than a good old chuckle and one of the many things I love about Baby Bookworm and his pals is their joyous sense of humour.
It’s wonderful to share a funny book at bedtime and I know a huge amount of effort goes into creating a story that makes both kids and parents crack up.
The Lollies are an annual awards to celebrate books that make children of all ages ‘laugh out loud’ and what’s wonderful is the winners are voted for by the people who read them.
The picture book shortlist this year is top notch but our winner has to be Oi Cat! by Kes Gray and Jim Field – the third edition in the silly seating scenario series.
Here’s our review explaining why we can’t stop laughing at these brilliant books. But the decision is not down to us.
Read on for the full shortlist in all ages categories and how you can cast your vote. The deadline is 14 December 2018.
Here’s the full shortlist for the Laugh Out Loud Book Awards 2018:
I Can Only Draw Worm by Will Mabbett
Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory by Elys Dolan
Oi Cat! by Kes Gray and Jim Field
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
Lyttle Lies: The Pudding Problem by Joe Berger
The Big, Fat, Totally Bonkers Diary of Pig by Emer Stamp
There’s a Werewolf in My Tent! by Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham
Books for 9-13 year olds
Football School Season 2: Where Football Saves the World by Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton and Spike Gerrell
My Mum’s Growing Down by Laura Dockrill and David Tazzyman
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
You can find out more and cast your vote on the Lollies website