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Winners 2012

Below is a list of the 2012 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
The Red Boat by Hannah Cumming
Gold

The Red Boat
Author: Hannah Cumming
Rabbityness by Jo Empson
Bronze

Rabbityness
Author: Jo Empson

Category 2: Books for 6 - 8 year olds
Christmas Steps. New Rhymes for the Season by Mary Ann O'Leary
Gold

Christmas Steps. New Rhymes for the Season
Author: Mary Ann O'Leary
Where's My Bloomers? by Jo Bright
Silver

Where's My Bloomers?
Author: Jo Bright
There's A Monster Under My Bed!  by Sammy Sutterton
Bronze

There's A Monster Under My Bed!
Author: Sammy Sutterton

Category 3: Books for 9 - 12 year olds
Ante's Inferno by Griselda Heppel
Gold

Ante's Inferno
Author: Griselda Heppel
Chosen by Neil Harrison
Silver

Chosen
Author: Neil Harrison
James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra by Colm McElwain
Bronze

James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra
Author: Colm McElwain

Category 4: Books for Teenagers
Sun Fish, Moon Fish by Morag Lewis
Gold

Sun Fish, Moon Fish
Author: Morag Lewis
Neil's War by Neil W. Murphy
Silver

Neil's War
Author: Neil W. Murphy
FireSeed One by Catherine Stine
Bronze

FireSeed One
Author: Catherine Stine

Category 5: Books for adults (fiction)
Black Bird, White Bird by Peter Gauld
Gold

Black Bird, White Bird
Author: Peter Gauld
Dangerous Waters by  Anne Allen
Silver

Dangerous Waters
Author: Anne Allen
Black Eagle Force: Eye of the Storm,  by Buck Steinke & Ken Farmer
Bronze

Black Eagle Force: Eye of the Storm,
Author: Buck Steinke & Ken Farmer
The Flowers of Evil. An Entertainment by Simon Acland
Bronze

The Flowers of Evil. An Entertainment
Author: Simon Acland

Category 6: Books for Adults (non-fiction)
India. Through Alien Eyes,  by Mohan & Narottam Mishra
Gold

India. Through Alien Eyes,
Author: Mohan & Narottam Mishra
Passing Through the Woods by David Gwilym Anthony
Bronze

Passing Through the Woods
Author: David Gwilym Anthony
The Sky's the Limit by Susie Bennett
Bronze

The Sky's the Limit
Author: Susie Bennett

Red Ribbon bands
Problem Box by Catherine Brighton
Red Ribbon

Problem Box
Author: Catherine Brighton

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THE NAMESAKE: Truth is Freedom
When faith turns to violence,
two women are changed forever
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Discussion of a Decent Dream
When darkness crept
into the Yorkshire Dales.
www.amazon.com


Lucy Finds a Home
An adorable, sweet book
that children will love!
www.amazon.com


BROKEN SEA
A dramatic love story set
in the troubled days of 1968
www.local-legend.co.uk


Making a Mystery:Annie Tillery
Author/Educator, Linda Frank,
the story behind the story
www.amazon.com


THE PELICAN
'Emotional, sensitive and
deeply moving' Amazon
www.mnaidoo.com


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


RECKLESS OBSESSION
'Twists and turns
fill every page' WSA
www.daihenley.co.uk


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


THE BELIEF IN Angels
Two wounded souls find
courage, strength & resilience
www.books2read.com


HENRY (A Gold Medal Winner)
Incredible true story of WWII
w/orig photos & docs
www.amazon.com


International Crime Series
One girl one object -
take on the criminal cartels
www.keithhoare.com


Love Everlasting
- because love knows
no boundaries
www.amazon.com


Word of the Week: Volume one
A wry examination of the
words we think we know.
www.balancemedia.co.uk


Killer in the Retroscape
A superbly-constructed future
world – WSA Review
Amazon


The Moon Pigeon
It's one small hop
for pigeonkind!
www.amazon.co.uk


Memories of a Lost Thesaurus
Words: Power games, blame
games - predator or prey?
www.amazon.co.uk


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


THERE'S A BIZER IN MY BATHTUB
Interactions among nature's
bugs, flyers AND crawlers.
www.amazon.com


TWS loved Cooperative Lives
Written with a gold-tipped pen
A literary work of art.
www.twoskates.com


Loads and Loads of Silly Poems
Meet Sir Want A Lot and others
from the imagination series.
www.amazon.co.uk


Famously Dead
Gambling-themed action
thriller with a twist
www.amazon.co.uk


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


The Whispering Wind
by Lexa Dudley
Two lovers, one heart breakin
www.lexadudleywriter.co.uk


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





The Staten Island Butcher
A priest & an alcoholic
team up to catch a killer!
www.amazon.com


GORGEOUS GEORGE AND HIS
STUPID STINK STORIES ’Funnyer
than David Walyums’ Boy, 6
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ABSENCE, Whispers and Shadow
’A superbly plotted fantasy.’
An epic paranormal fantasy.
www.amazon.com


BROKEN SEA
A dramatic love story set
in the troubled days of 1968
www.local-legend.co.uk