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


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


White Plains 
"The plot moves at a
breathtaking pace"
www.amazon.co.uk


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


Miss Anna’s THE NUMBER STORY
WOW! Wonderfully childlike!
Now a child can learn NUMBERS!
www.missannabooks.com


Fairy Dust, Bedtime Tale #1.
A Finalist (6-8 yrs)
and Highly Recommended.
www.amazon.com


THE 9TH HOUR, The Detective
Temeke Crime Series, BK 1
"Wonderfully satisfying novel"
www.amazon.com


The Conquistador's Horse
One boy, one horse,
one destiny.
www.troubador.co.uk/


Sons of the Sphinx
If they fail, she could die
over 3300 years from home.
www.amazon.com


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


99 Ways to Rid Yourself of
Toxic Relationships
A RED RIBBON WINNER!
www.aranonpublishing.com


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


TAILS (Silver Wishes Bk 1)
Heart-stopping,
tail-dropping adventure.
www.amazon.com


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


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


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


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


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


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


One Little Black Nose
A boy, his dog and a sweet
adventure that kids will love!
www.amazon.co.uk


DON’T COME CRYING HOME
Frank compelling autobiography
brought tears to my eyes.
www.abig-read.com


SERENDIPITY MYSTERY
No jungle can tame this
cat’s sense of adventure.
www.incabookseries.com


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


Horrifically Half-Baked Ham
A TRILOGY Zombies and vampires
and witches, oh my!
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RED ROSES
Richard III for a 21st
century audience. Fun read!
www.amazon.co.uk





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


DON’T COME CRYING HOME
Frank compelling autobiography
brought tears to my eyes.
www.abig-read.com


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


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