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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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White Plains 
"The plot moves at a
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Dragonfly Surprise
Heroine with Special Needs.
Inspiring Magical Treasure!
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Blemished But Not Broken
“A 5 star Reader’s Favorite”
Gritty - filled with drama
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The Springer Spaniel Mysteries
“For comic canine mystery
lovers!” - Midwest Book Review
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Life in the Grand Pause
Child music prodigy is whisked
away into a new life.
www.amazon.com


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


THE THIRSTY CROW...
Tales of WISDOM for toddlers,
Simple text, Vivid images!
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Cruising the Mediterranean
Take the trip of a lifetime
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Pull A Funny Face
Promoting inclusion however
'different' someone seems.
www.amazon.co.uk


Entrada Publishing
Offering beta reading,
editing and editorial reviews.
www.entradapublishing.com


TRUTH AND REVENGE
Secrecy and revenge...
and a shameful family secret
www.amazon.co.uk


HEIR OF RA
An award-winning adventure
through history and time!
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My Aunt Manya
Based on the true story.
’A heart-warming novel.’
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Killer in the Retroscape
A superbly-constructed future
world – WSA Review
Amazon


Trazer:Kids of Stolen Tomorrow
Is Dara the Savior of a
World Built to Break Her?
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Addicted To Hate
Parent abuse can take on
many different forms...
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The Moon Pigeon
NASA report on 'MOON PIGEONS'
Discover the truth!
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London for Immigrant Suckers
The decline and breakup
of Yugoslavia
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MOOJIE LITTLEMAN
A disabled boy works wonders.
"Awe inspiring" by critics.
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The Phantom of Faerie Mountain
An enchanting tale of
myth, magic, & friendship.
Amazon


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Do dead people watch you
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The Staten Island Butcher
A priest & an alcoholic
team up to catch a killer!
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Ninja Spy Cats by R.F. Kristi
★★★★★ Love it! Absolutely
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Trazer:Kids of Stolen Tomorrow
Is Dara the Savior of a
World Built to Break Her?
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Killer in the Retroscape
A superbly-constructed future
world – WSA Review
Amazon