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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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Poetry, flash & short story
up to 8k words. Top prize £200
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Entrada Publishing
Offering beta reading,
editing and editorial reviews.
www.entradapublishing.com


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


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


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


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


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An ethical, not-for-profit,
prize-winning company!
www.local-legend.co.uk


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


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


Absence by J.B. Forsyth
’Superbly plotted fantasy.’
FINALIST WISHING SHELF AWARDS
www.amazon.co.uk


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


Looking Glass Friends 
3 times award winner!
Poetic love story.
www.amazon.co.uk


London for Immigrant Suckers
The decline and breakup
of Yugoslavia
www.amazon.com


PROFESSIONAL GRAPHIC DESIGN
Low-cost, high-quality
graphic design for authors!
basilebacorn.myportfolio.com


ABSENCE, Whispers and Shadow
’A superbly plotted fantasy.’
An epic paranormal fantasy.
www.amazon.com


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


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


LAUREL
Poems of love, loss
and lovers’ rivalries.
www.amazon.co.uk


Horrifically Half-Baked Ham
A TRILOGY Zombies and vampires
and witches, oh my!
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THE LOVE THAT DARE NOT SPEAK
ITS NAME - exhaustive approach
to queer issues is commendable
www.amazon.com


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


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


Tales of Mr. Snuggywhiskers
“Cozy” Gold Medal Series,
“timeless adventure”
www.amazon.co.uk


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


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





Secrets of the Home Wood
THE SACRIFICE, Julie Whitley
5-Star Award Winning Fantasy
www.amazon.com


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


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


Discussion of a Decent Dream
When darkness crept
into the Yorkshire Dales.
www.amazon.com