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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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Accepting My Gay Self
Funny, tear jerker, honest,
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A superbly-constructed future
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Making a Mystery:Annie Tillery
Author/Educator, Linda Frank,
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Curses of Scale
A curse. A fairy. A dragon.
And a girl's journey.
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Loads and Loads of Silly Poems
Meet Sir Want A Lot and others
from the imagination series.
www.amazon.co.uk


BEWITCHER
'Potent. Gripping.
A Jaw-Dropping Shocker'
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Two Spoons of Bitter
A story of love,
betrayal and redemption
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Slimmer by Wendy Jayne
'This time she's determined
to lasso his heart.'
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THERE'S A BIZER IN MY BATHTUB
Interactions among nature's
bugs, flyers AND crawlers.
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CATNIP
Cats, catastrophes and murder!
A cosy mystery with claws.
www.amazon.co.uk


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COUNTERACT
A must-read YA thriller series
about a totalitarian America.
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Horrifically Half-Baked Ham
A TRILOGY Zombies and vampires
and witches, oh my!
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Ninja Spy Cats by R.F. Kristi
★★★★★ Love it! Absolutely
adored this book! (AMAZON)
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Unholy Retribution
Someone's decapitating
Muslims to frame a priest
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Escape from Nettle Farm
‘Written well, paced perfectly
to keep young readers engaged’
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TRUTH AND REVENGE
Secrecy and revenge...
and a shameful family secret
www.amazon.co.uk


The Ride of Doom
A wonderfully fun, exciting
magical adventure.
www.amazon.com


CHILDREN OF EARTH AND STAR
"Magnificently illustrated
love story" * "Very sweet"
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Endless Incarnation Sorrows
A Spiritual Odyssey of
Mortal Imprints on Earth
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Dragonfly Surprise
Heroine with Special Needs.
Inspiring Magical Treasure!
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GUIAMO, Book 1
Epic B.C. story combining
history, myth and gods.
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CATNIP
Cats, catastrophes and murder!
A cosy mystery with claws.
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OutRAGEous
A funny fictional tale
of a charismatic character
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DIARY OF A SNOOPY CAT
From the award-winning author
R F KRISTI
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Were You Born for Such a Time?
A "must read" for every teen
and all who know a teen!
www.carolynhayes.net