The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards, known as The Lollies, celebrate the funniest children’s books. Created in 2016 and expanded in 2023 with additional Poetry, Non-Fiction and Teen awards, the Lollies find the best and funniest children’s books in the UK and Ireland and are voted for by children.
Billy Plimpton is an eleven-year-old boy with a big dream. He wants to be a stand-up comedian when he grows up: delivering pinpoint punch-lines and having audiences hang on his every hilarious word. A tough career for anyone, but surely impossible for Billy, who has a stammer. How will he find his voice, if his voice won't let him speak? The idea for this story came from Helen Rutter's son, who has a stammer: she wanted to write the book that he would love to read, starring a child like him.
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We’re very excited to announce the Lollies shortlist! The judges had a tough time choosing just four books per category, so we hope you are excited to read the shortlisted books and vote for your favourites.