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


Ninja Spy Cats by R.F. Kristi
★★★★★ Love it! Absolutely
adored this book! (AMAZON)
www.amazon.com


FINDING MIRANDA
"Amazing story!" "Perfect
ending!" "Make a sequel"
www.amazon.com


Trazer:Kids of Stolen Tomorrow
Is Dara the Savior of a
World Built to Break Her?
www.amazon.com


Twelve: A Date with Obsession
A gripping psychological
thriller from Alan Reynolds
www.amazon.co.uk


MY COMMUNITY
Celebrate diversity -
Come meet our community!
www.mcp-store.com


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


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


A TRIBUTE TO TERRY PRATCHETT
Seventeen tales of magic &
memory #defeatdementia
www.amazon.co.uk


The Fridge Drawings
Money laundering puts
relationships into meltdown.
www.amazon.com


Two Spoons of Bitter
A story of love,
betrayal and redemption
http://www.sonjamongar


The Staten Island Butcher
Priest tries to rescue
student from serial killer
www.georgerhopkins.com


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


INDIE BOOK SOURCE
Web page + entire year of
social media exposure:
www.carternovels.com


THE POLYGAMIST William Irvine
Five Stars
‘prose as taut as skin’ Kirkus
www.amazon.com


BEWITCHER
'Potent. Gripping.
A Jaw-Dropping Shocker'
www.amazon.com


MOOJIE LITTLEMAN
A disabled boy works wonders.
"Awe inspiring" by critics.
www.amazon.com


WRITING COMPETITIONS
Poetry, flash & short story
up to 8k words. Top prize £200
www.earlyworkspress.co.uk


THE NAMESAKE: Truth is Freedom
When faith turns to violence,
two women are changed forever
www.amazon.co.uk


Red Falcon Publishing
Affordable, quality
self-publishing.
www.redfalconpublishing.co.uk


THE FOREVER KID
Loss, love and remembrance
that will move hearts
www.bigskypublishing.com.au


The Frog Who Was Blue
A witty, charming tale
for a very worthy cause
www.troubador.co.uk


THE LEARNING PROJECT
Become fully human.
Welcome your rites of passage.
www.mindstrengthbalance.com


CATNIP
Cats, catastrophes and murder!
A cosy mystery with claws.
www.amazon.co.uk


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





REGAINING LIFE’S WINDING TRAIL
The unusual life of
a scientist and poet
www.austinmacauley.com


Idi & The Oracle’s Quest
Magic and adventure
in this YA fantasy.
www.amazon.co.uk


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


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