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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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LAUREL
Poems of love, loss
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Blemished But Not Broken
“A 5 star Reader’s Favorite”
Gritty - filled with drama
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Curses of Scale
A curse. A fairy. A dragon.
And a girl's journey.
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Do dead people watch you
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DON’T COME CRYING HOME
Frank compelling autobiography
brought tears to my eyes.
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The Adventures of Fawn Book 1
"Should be made into a film"
"A great read for any age"
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My Aunt Manya
Based on the true story.
’A heart-warming novel.’
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CLASSICS
Encouraging kids to read them.
"Totally Unputdownable"
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PROFESSIONAL GRAPHIC DESIGN
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Entrada Publishing
Offering beta reading,
editing and editorial reviews.
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WONDERFUL HAIR
Bumpa and the Piggies dancing
their way into your hearts.
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Story Behind Writing a Mystery
Read a great mystery with
author notes and how-to
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SERENDIPITY MYSTERY
No jungle can tame this
cat’s sense of adventure.
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Ship Rats
Set sail for thrills & danger!
(for kids 7 - 10)
www.amazon.co.uk


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THE POLYGAMIST William Irvine
Five Stars
‘prose as taut as skin’ Kirkus
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LAUREL
Poems of love, loss
and lovers’ rivalries.
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The Frog Who Was Blue
A witty, charming tale
for a very worthy cause
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Uncle Matty Matt’s Bistro
Uncle Matty and the Piggies
cook up a delicious surprise.
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Fairy Dust, Bedtime Tale #1.
A Finalist (6-8 yrs)
and Highly Recommended.
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White Plains 
"The plot moves at a
breathtaking pace"
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The Conquistador's Horse
One boy, one horse,
one destiny.
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BEWITCHER
'Potent. Gripping.
A Jaw-Dropping Shocker'
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FINDING MIRANDA
"Amazing story!" "Perfect
ending!" "Make a sequel"
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Curses of Scale
A curse. A fairy. A dragon.
And a girl's journey.
www.amazon.co.uk


Secrets of the Home Wood
THE SACRIFICE, Julie Whitley
5-Star Award Winning Fantasy
www.amazon.com