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Winners 2011

Below is a list of the 2011 WINNERS in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. The children's books were read and judged by children in 8 UK primary and secondary schools, the adult books by 2 Reading Groups, 1 in London and 1 in Stockholm. The books were marked according to EDITING, THEME, STYLE, COVER and, in the case of many of the children's books, ILLUSTRATIONS.

If you happen to be looking for a good read, the readers at The Wishing Shelf Awards thoroughly recommend the following:

Category 1: Pre-school picture books
A Monkey, A Mouse and a CPAP Machine by Marion Maz Mason & Steve B Mason
Gold

A Monkey, A Mouse and a CPAP Machine
Author: Marion Maz Mason & Steve B Mason
Chloe's Big Day Out by Rebecca Berg
Silver

Chloe's Big Day Out
Author: Rebecca Berg
Whizz! Bang! Wallop! by Judith Morrison
Bronze

Whizz! Bang! Wallop!
Author: Judith Morrison

Category 2: Books for 6 - 8 year olds
The Strange Affair of the Ethiopian Treasure Chest by Brian John
Gold

The Strange Affair of the Ethiopian Treasure Chest
Author: Brian John
Illustrator: Boz Groden
A First Guide to Space Creatures by Faiz Kemani
Silver

A First Guide to Space Creatures
Author: Faiz Kemani
Illustrator:
The Ghostly Boy by Simon Pullman
Bronze

The Ghostly Boy
Author: Simon Pullman
Illustrator:

Category 3: Books for 9 - 12 year olds
The Grimstone Galleries by Louise A Bruzon
Gold

The Grimstone Galleries
Author: Louise A Bruzon
Lost by Helen Smith
Silver

Lost
Author: Helen Smith
The Day I Stood Up to the School Bully by John K Wright
Bronze

The Day I Stood Up to the School Bully
Author: John K Wright

Category 4: Books for Teenagers
Lodestone Book One: The Sea of Storms by Mark Whiteway
Gold

Lodestone Book One: The Sea of Storms
Author: Mark Whiteway
Few Are Chosen by M T McGuire
Silver

Few Are Chosen
Author: M T McGuire
Red Bleeds the Jacaranda by R B Cheviot
Bronze

Red Bleeds the Jacaranda
Author: R B Cheviot

Category 5: Books for adults (fiction)
Unravelling by Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn
Gold

Unravelling
Author: Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn
Serene Maiden by James G Skinner
Bronze

Serene Maiden
Author: James G Skinner
Yes and PIgs Might Fly by Linda Louisa Dell
Bronze

Yes and PIgs Might Fly
Author: Linda Louisa Dell

Category 6: Books for Adults (non-fiction)
Revolve by Sineás Kent
Silver

Revolve
Author: Sineás Kent


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London for Immigrant Suckers
The decline and breakup
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DIAMONDS AT DAWN
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WRITING COMPETITIONS
Poetry, flash & short story
up to 8k words. Top prize £200
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RED ROSES
Richard III for a 21st
century audience. Fun read!
www.amazon.co.uk


THE THIRSTY CROW...
Tales of WISDOM for toddlers,
Simple text, Vivid images!
www.amazon.com


A BIOGRAPHY OF STORY
The power of stories, a global
history of storytelling
www.bookdepository.com


THE POLYGAMIST William Irvine
Five Stars
‘prose as taut as skin’ Kirkus
www.amazon.com


THE SILENT PARTNER
AND OTHER STORIES OF TRUTH
"An absolute must-read"
www.troubador.co.uk


ABSENCE, Whispers and Shadow
’A superbly plotted fantasy.’
An epic paranormal fantasy.
www.amazon.com


FAB (Friends Against Bullying)
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International Crime Series
One girl one object -
take on the criminal cartels
www.keithhoare.com


PROFESSIONAL GRAPHIC DESIGN
Low-cost, high-quality
graphic design for authors!
basilebacorn.myportfolio.com


THE LEARNING PROJECT
Become fully human.
Welcome your rites of passage.
www.mindstrengthbalance.com


Blemished But Not Broken
“A 5 star Reader’s Favorite”
Gritty - filled with drama
www.amazon.com


WONDERFUL HAIR
Bumpa and the Piggies dancing
their way into your hearts.
www.amazon.com


My Aunt Manya
Based on the true story.
’A heart-warming novel.’
www.josepatterson.com


MOOJIE LITTLEMAN
A disabled boy works wonders.
"Awe inspiring" by critics.
www.amazon.com


Idi & The Oracle’s Quest
Magic and adventure
in this YA fantasy.
www.amazon.co.uk


CLASSICS
Encouraging kids to read them.
"Totally Unputdownable"
www.amazon.com


Djabali’s Journey
A kid’s storybook about
courage and friendship.
www.bicadeideias.com


Ship Rats
Set sail for thrills & danger!
(for kids 7 - 10)
www.amazon.co.uk


HOP STOP & GO
Travel anecdotes with humor,
wit and cultural insight
www.utpalkdutta.com


Finnigan the Circus Cat
A rescued kitten finds a home
in a circus museum!
www.amazon.com


99 Ways to Rid Yourself of
Toxic Relationships
A RED RIBBON WINNER!
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SERENDIPITY MYSTERY
No jungle can tame this
cat’s sense of adventure.
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Making a Mystery:Annie Tillery
Author/Educator, Linda Frank,
the story behind the story
www.amazon.com


My Aunt Manya
Based on the true story.
’A heart-warming novel.’
www.josepatterson.com


A TRIBUTE TO TERRY PRATCHETT
Seventeen tales of magic &
memory #defeatdementia
www.amazon.co.uk