Roald Dahl Funny Prize Roald Dahl Funny Prize

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Children love funny books and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize is the best and easiest way to find out about the cream of the crop. There are two categories - The Funniest Book for Children aged six and under and The Funniest Book for Children aged seven to fourteen. Click on an age tab to find out more.



6 and under

Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo!
Amy Sparkes
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 This is an exciting, imaginative and hilarious adventure that encourages little readers to have confidence and stand up for themselves, from the illustrator of Dogs Don't Do Ballet and Rhinos Don't Eat... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2013
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Troll Swap
Leigh Hodgkinson
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 A troll who doesn't want to be disgusting and a little girl who doesn't want to be good and nice are both odd balls in their own world. One day, troll Timothy... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/04/2013
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Spaghetti with the Yeti
Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 - September 2013 Book of the Month George is off on an adventure – to find the yeti and to feed it spaghetti! George travels along a little mountain path and meets... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/08/2013
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Noisy Bottoms
Sam Taplin
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 This hilarious soundchip book will provide hours of cheeky fun for little children - and for everyone else! Follow the story of Little Bear as he discovers that all the animals in... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 26/10/2012
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I am Still Not a Loser
Jim Smith
Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 for the funniest book for children aged seven to fourteen. Barry Loser perfectly combines the random inner thoughts and outer goofiness of a schoolboy set on being the ‘keelest' kid in school,... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2013
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DFC Library: Fish-Head Steve
James Turner, Jamie Smart
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 This collection of comic strips does exactly what it says on the tin: a boy called Steve wakes up one day to discover he has a giant fish for a head! Side-splittingly funny... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2013
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7 - 14 years old

My Parents are Out of Control
Pete Johnson
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 Out of the blue, Louis's parents ask for tips on being cool. At first Louis is amused and teaches his parents how to use lingo like ‘wicked' and ‘sick,' – until one... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2013
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Pants Are Everything
Mark Lowery
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 - July 2013 Book of the Month Roald Dahl Funny Prize shortlisted author Mark Lowery paints a hilarious picture of the catalogue of catastrophes that befall Michael Swarbrick – again! After the... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/07/2013
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The Grunts All at Sea
Philip Ardagh
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 - June 2013 Book of the Month The Grunts, a family of doubtful charm to whom extraordinary and mostly disgusting things happen, are back for a fabulous new adventure. Everything that... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/06/2013
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Monkey Nut
Simon Rickerty
Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 for the funniest book for children aged six and under. Bold images brilliantly convey this witty story about how much trouble one monkey nut can cause! One nut; two friends. The... Featured in: 3+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/01/2013
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Geek Girl
Holly Smale
One of our Books of the Year 2013 and Winner of the 2013 Lovereading4Kids People's Choice Best Kids Book. There's laughter and tears in this hilarious roller-coaster story of teen life in the starry world of modelling. Self-avowed geek Harriet... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/02/2013
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Founded by Michael Rosen as part of his work as Children's Laureate (2007-2009), the Roald Dahl Funny Prize is the first prize of its kind – founded to honour those books that simply make us laugh.

The 2013 judging panel is chaired, as ever, by Michael Rosen who will be joined by John Kearns, winner of Best Newcomer at this year’s Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Guardian columnist Marina Hyde, children’s author and illustrator Sarah McIntyre and last year’s winner of the older age category, Dark Lord: The Teenage Years author Jamie Thompson.

There are two categories; one for The Funniest Book for 6 and under and the second for The Funniest Book for 7-14 year olds. Every title on the shortlist is terrific and deservedly takes its place there so prepare yourself for some rip-roaring belly-laughs, sniggers and chortles.

In all seriousness, The Roald Dahl Funny Prize aims to:

Promote laughter and humour as a feel-good factor when reading and to discover the pleasure of humorous (funny) books; draw attention to funny books as readable and enjoyable books; reward and encourage authors (and illustrators) who might be overlooked but write and illustrate books using humour in their stories.

The winner of each category will receive £2,500, which were presented at an awards ceremony at the Cambridge Theatre in London, the home of Matilda the Musical, on Tuesday 10 December.


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