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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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COUNTERACT
A must-read YA thriller series
about a totalitarian America.
www.amazon.com


Moving Beyond Unspoken Grief
Winner Eric Hoffer Award
"A candid and poignant memoir"
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WRITING COMPETITIONS
Poetry, flash & short story
up to 8k words. Top prize £200
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Uncle Matty Matt’s Bistro
Uncle Matty and the Piggies
cook up a delicious surprise.
www.amazon.com


Curses of Scale
A curse. A fairy. A dragon.
And a girl's journey.
www.amazon.co.uk


MY COMMUNITY
Celebrate diversity -
Come meet our community!
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The Staten Island Butcher
A priest & an alcoholic
team up to catch a killer!
www.amazon.com


GUIAMO, Book 1
Epic B.C. story combining
history, myth and gods.
www.amazon.co.uk


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


Space Cop Zack
PROTECTOR OF THE GALAXY
“Fantastically fun!” WSA
www.donwinn.com


THE SILENT PARTNER
AND OTHER STORIES OF TRUTH
"An absolute must-read"
www.troubador.co.uk


Shattered Lies
“Poignant tale of bigotry,
deceit, and betrayal.”
www.sjfranciswriter.com


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


The Springer Spaniel Mysteries
“For comic canine mystery
lovers!” - Midwest Book Review
www.amazon.com


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


LOST IN THE QUAGMIRE
A Merlin mystery. 'Fascinating
and eminently readable novel'
www.encirclepub.com


DIAMONDS AT DUSK
A YA cowgirl adventure
from southwest New Mexico.
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TAILS, Finalist 9-12 yrs
'A magical story that
children will love.'
www.amazon.com


THE REINDEER CAPER
A missing reindeer, a
murdered elf and Santa in jail
www.amazon.co.uk


PSYCHIC BYSTANDER BOOK SERIES
Do dead people watch you
sleep? Prepare to believe.
www.amazon.com


Blemished But Not Broken
“A 5 star Reader’s Favorite”
Gritty - filled with drama
www.amazon.com


A BIOGRAPHY OF STORY
The power of stories, a global
history of storytelling
www.bookdepository.com


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


THE LOVE THAT DARE NOT SPEAK
ITS NAME - exhaustive approach
to queer issues is commendable
www.amazon.com


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THE REINDEER CAPER
A missing reindeer, a
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www.amazon.co.uk


DON’T COME CRYING HOME
Frank compelling autobiography
brought tears to my eyes.
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Ninja Spy Cats by R.F. Kristi
★★★★★ Love it! Absolutely
adored this book! (AMAZON)
www.amazon.com