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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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Interactions among nature's
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Absence by J.B. Forsyth
’Superbly plotted fantasy.’
FINALIST WISHING SHELF AWARDS
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99 Ways to Rid Yourself of
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A RED RIBBON WINNER!
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Fairy Dust, Bedtime Tale #1.
A Finalist (6-8 yrs)
and Highly Recommended.
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ABSENCE, Whispers and Shadow
’A superbly plotted fantasy.’
An epic paranormal fantasy.
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TWS loved Cooperative Lives
Written with a gold-tipped pen
A literary work of art.
www.twoskates.com


THE BELIEF IN Angels
Two wounded souls find
courage, strength & resilience
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Finnigan the Circus Cat
A rescued kitten finds a home
in a circus museum!
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Idi & The Oracle’s Quest
Magic and adventure
in this YA fantasy.
www.amazon.co.uk


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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A TRIBUTE TO TERRY PRATCHETT
Seventeen tales of magic &
memory #defeatdementia
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Story Behind Writing a Mystery
Read a great mystery with
author notes and how-to
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THE LOVE THAT DARE NOT SPEAK
ITS NAME - exhaustive approach
to queer issues is commendable
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HEIR OF RA
An award-winning adventure
through history and time!
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CLASSICS
Encouraging kids to read them.
"Totally Unputdownable"
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I AM ME
Sensitive picture book 3-7,
profit spent on child refugees
www.suehamptonauthor.co.uk


The Fridge Drawings
Money laundering puts
relationships into meltdown.
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Entrada Publishing
Offering beta reading,
editing and editorial reviews.
www.entradapublishing.com


The Springer Spaniel Mysteries
“For comic canine mystery
lovers!” - Midwest Book Review
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Deliverance Mary Fields
True American saga. Grit
pioneers freedom. Oprah Pick
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TAILS, Finalist 9-12 yrs
'A magical story that
children will love.'
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HOP STOP & GO
Travel anecdotes with humor,
wit and cultural insight
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The Babbling Brook
FREE D/LOAD - Delightful
Heartfelt, Intelligent
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Ship Rats
Set sail for thrills & danger!
(for kids 7 - 10)
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Blue Falcon Publishing
Children’s publishing
outside the box.
www.bluefalconpublishing.co.uk


LEA CROFT
WHO KILLED HERBERT GRANT?
A multilayered mystery
www.amazon.co.uk


Shattered Lies
“Poignant tale of bigotry,
deceit, and betrayal.”
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Making a Mystery:Annie Tillery
Author/Educator, Linda Frank,
the story behind the story
www.amazon.com