Are these the funniest children's books from the last year?

  • 7 June 2017
Hamish and the Neverpeople book cover Image copyright Scholastic/Simon and Schuster
Image caption Hamish and the Neverpeople by Danny Wallace and Jamie Littler

Author Michael Rosen has announced the books up for the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Awards, known as The Lollies (get-it? L-O-L-ies).

The Lollies are awards for the funniest children's books and you get to vote for the winner!

This year's judges, including CBBC presenter Katie Thistleton, chose a shortlist from more than 130 books.

Here are the best of the bunch:

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Image caption Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms by Jim Smith

Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 6-8 year olds

Thimble Monkey Superstar by Jon Blake and Martin Chatterton

Hamish and the Neverpeople by Danny Wallace and Jamie Littler

Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-Up by Simon Cherry

Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms by Jim Smith

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Image caption My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord by David Solomons and Laura Ellen Anderson

Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 9-13 year olds

I Don't Like Poetry by Joshua Seigal

The Best Medicine by Christine Hamill

My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord by David Solomons and Laura Ellen Anderson

AniMalcolm by David Baddiel and Jim Field

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Image caption AniMalcolm by David Baddiel and Jim Field

The winners of these categories, as well as a Best Laugh Out Loud Picture Book, will be announced at a ceremony early next year.

It's the second year the competition has been running. Last years winners were....

Picture Books: I Need a Wee by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

For 6-8 years: Badly Drawn Beth by Jem Packer and Duncan McCoshan

For 9-13 years: The Parent Agency by David Baddiel

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