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The amazekeel Egmont children’s author Jim Smith has been announced as a winner at the fantastic Lollies Awards 2017.

The Laugh out Loud Awards 2017 (the Lollies) were created to celebrate the funniest and most engaging books in children’s fiction.

Jim Smith was revealed as winner of the 6-8 category in the Lollies 2017 with his brilliant Egmont book Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms.

A shortlist of twelve funny books was initially announced after months of deliberation by an esteemed group of judges. The shortlist was decided by Michael Rosen, children’s novelist, poet and former Children’s Laureate, and his judging panel, consisting of CBBC presenter Katie Thistleton and The Sunday Times’ Children’s Books Editor, Nicolette Jones.

Featuring three separate awards determined by age group, the Lollies were grouped by picture books, 6-8 years and 9-13 years. Voting to choose the winner from the shortlist was open to the public, and winners were announced at a ceremony on 18 January 2018. Find out more on the Lollies website.

Jim Smith says ‘I was over the moon to win a Lollie for my book, ‘Future Ratboy and the invasions of the Nom Noms’. Thank you so much to all the kids that voted for it – this award is for you! (Not really, it’s for me).’

Future Ratboy receives his Lollies award! Sketch by Jim Smith.

Future Ratboy receives his Lollies award! Sketch by Jim Smith.

About Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms

Future Ratboy and the invasion of the Nom Noms coverWhen a bolt of lightning hit Colin Lamppost he was zapped millions of years into the future and turned into a half boy, half rat, half TV! With new superkeel powers and a real-life sidekick in Not Bird, Future Ratboy was born.

In this new adventure, can Future Ratboy and Not Bird save Shnozville from the bitey little insects that are turning everyone into zombies? Will they defeat the evil Mr X? And how will they ever find their way home?

From the bestselling and Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author of Barry Loser comes the sequel to the brilliant Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies!

Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms is perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Dennis the Menace.

About Jim Smith

Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book author in the whole wide world amen.

Author portrait of Jim SmithHe graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the award-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series: I am not a Loser, I am still not a Loser, I am sort of a Loser, I am so over being a Loser, Barry Loser and the Holiday of Doom, Barry Loser and the Case of the Crumpled Carton and Barry Loser Hates Half Term. He lives in London. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.

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