Winners of the Lollies Award 2019

The winners of the Lollies Award 2019 were announced this morning. Lots of schools tuned into the livestream to hear the results. Congratulations to the winning authors.

Winner of the Picture Book Award

Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory by Elys Dolan

Winner of the 6 – 8 category

The Big, Fat Totally Bonkers Diary of Pig by Emer Stamp

Winner of the 9 – 13 category

Tom Gates: Epic Adventure (kind of) by Liz Pichon       


The shortlist for the Waterstones Children’s Book Award 2019 was also announced last Thursday. Here are the selected titles for each category. The winners will be announced on the 21st of March.

Illustrated Books Shortlist

100 Dogs – Michael Whaite

Julian Is A Mermaid – Jessica Love

Little Leaders: Bold Women In Black History – Vashti Harrison

Mini Rabbit Not Lost – John Bond

The Girls – Lauren Ace

The King Who Banned The Dark – Emily Haworth-Booth


Younger Fiction Shortlist

Brightstorm: A Sky-Ship Adventure – Vashti Hardy

The Boy At The Back Of The Class – Onjali Q. Rauf

The Boy Who Grew Dragons – Andy Shepherd

The House With Chicken Legs – Sophie Anderson

The Mystery Of The Colour Thief – Ewa Jozefkowicz

The Train To Impossible Places – P. G. Bell


Older Fiction Shortlist

A Winter’s Promise – Christelle Dabos

Boy 87 – Ele Fountain

Children Of Blood And Bone – Tomi Adeyemi

Me Mam. Me Dad. Me – Malcolm Duffy

The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo

The Truth About Lies – Tracy Darnton


Watch what the real experts had to say about the shortlisted books here.





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