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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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FINDING MIRANDA
"Amazing story!" "Perfect
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Miss Anna’s THE NUMBER STORY
WOW! Wonderfully childlike!
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www.missannabooks.com


Ninja Spy Cats by R.F. Kristi
★★★★★ Love it! Absolutely
adored this book! (AMAZON)
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RECKLESS OBSESSION
'Twists and turns
fill every page' WSA
www.daihenley.co.uk


London for Immigrant Suckers
The decline and breakup
of Yugoslavia
www.amazon.com


TAILS (Silver Wishes Bk 1)
Heart-stopping,
tail-dropping adventure.
www.amazon.com


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


Cruising the Mediterranean
Take the trip of a lifetime
with this Gold Medal winner
www.amazon.com


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


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


Moving Beyond Unspoken Grief
Winner Eric Hoffer Award
"A candid and poignant memoir"
www.drsarahlnyy.com.au


CHIME
Boston 2062. Two technicians
make a discovery…
www.amazon.co.uk


Discussion of a Decent Dream
When darkness crept
into the Yorkshire Dales.
www.amazon.com


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


LAUREL
Poems of love, loss
and lovers’ rivalries.
www.petercowlam.one


DIARY OF A SNOOPY CAT
From the award-winning author
R F KRISTI
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Absence by J.B. Forsyth
’Superbly plotted fantasy.’
FINALIST WISHING SHELF AWARDS
www.amazon.co.uk


Fairy Dust, Bedtime Tale #1.
A Finalist (6-8 yrs)
and Highly Recommended.
www.amazon.com


REGAINING LIFE’S WINDING TRAIL
By Dr Henry Disney. An unusual
life of a scientist and a poet
www.austinmacauley.com


THE DRY by Rebecca Nolen
This book is a feast
for the senses.
www.amazon.com


One Little Black Nose
A boy, his dog and a sweet
adventure that kids will love!
www.amazon.co.uk


SERENDIPITY MYSTERY
No jungle can tame this
cat’s sense of adventure.
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Idi & The Oracle’s Quest
Magic and adventure
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www.amazon.co.uk


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White Plains 
"The plot moves at a
breathtaking pace"
www.amazon.co.uk


Shattered Lies
“Poignant tale of bigotry,
deceit, and betrayal.”
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The Candy Judge 
**** ’Fun, educational...
beautifully illustrated...’
www.amazon.com


The Adventures of Fawn Book 1
"Should be made into a film"
"A great read for any age"
www.amazon.com