Laugh Out Loud Book Awards

From Scholastic UK

Resource type: Book awards

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3

Region(s): All of UK

The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (LOLLIES) celebrate the best and funniest children’s books in the UK and Ireland and were set up by Scholastic UK in 2015 after the withdrawal of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Funny books are often overlooked by other awards but can play an important role in encouraging children to become readers.

A shortlist of four titles for each of the seven award categories is selected by a panel of experts, but the winners are voted for by children across the country. The award categories include:

  • Picture Books
  • Books for 6-8 year-olds
  • Books for 9-12 year-olds
  • Books for Teens
  • Poetry books
  • Non-fiction Books
  • Illustrator of the Year

See the shortlist and winner announcements for the Lollies 2023.


  • The 2024 shortlists will be announced in June 2024.
  • Voting will open in June and close in October 2024.
  • The winners will be announced in December 2024.

Cost: Free.

About Scholastic UK: Scholastic UK is part of Scholastic Corporation, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books.

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Logo for the Laugh Out Loud Book Awards for primary and secondary children