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Winners 2013

Below is a list of the 2013 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
Maisie's Mountain by Lorna Murphy
Silver

Maisie's Mountain
Author: Lorna Murphy
Sir Stan the Bogeyman by Stacie Morrell
Bronze

Sir Stan the Bogeyman
Author: Stacie Morrell

Category 2: Books for 6 - 8 year olds
The Insect Hotel by David Stringer
Gold

The Insect Hotel
Author: David Stringer
An Evening With Grandpa by Diana Matlin
Silver

An Evening With Grandpa
Author: Diana Matlin
Jasper's Hollow by Janet Annan
Bronze

Jasper's Hollow
Author: Janet Annan

Category 3: Books for 9 - 12 year olds
Escape from the Forbidden Planet Book One by Julie Anne Grasso
Gold

Escape from the Forbidden Planet Book One
Author: Julie Anne Grasso
Professor Kompressor Under Cover by Nils Andersson
Silver

Professor Kompressor Under Cover
Author: Nils Andersson
Sir Kaye Book 1 by Don M Winn
Silver

Sir Kaye Book 1
Author: Don M Winn
The Hackers of Oz by Tom Mula
Silver

The Hackers of Oz
Author: Tom Mula
Ally N. Invasion SPACE SPY by Steve Lill
Bronze

Ally N. Invasion SPACE SPY
Author: Steve Lill
Frank Zoo and the Wannabe by Sue Hampton
Bronze

Frank Zoo and the Wannabe
Author: Sue Hampton
The Assembly Room by Bryony Allen
Bronze

The Assembly Room
Author: Bryony Allen

Category 4: Books for Teenagers
Children of the Knight by Michael J Bowler
Gold

Children of the Knight
Author: Michael J Bowler
Arteess Conflict by James Starling
Silver

Arteess Conflict
Author: James Starling
The Skipper's Child by Valerie Poore
Silver

The Skipper's Child
Author: Valerie Poore
Napoleon Xylophone by Frank Lambert
Bronze

Napoleon Xylophone
Author: Frank Lambert
The Ultimate Inferior Beings by Mark Roman
Bronze

The Ultimate Inferior Beings
Author: Mark Roman

Category 5: Books for adults (fiction)
Bookworm by Christopher Nuttall
Gold

Bookworm
Author: Christopher Nuttall
Fire and Water by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder
Silver

Fire and Water
Author: Betsy Graziani Fasbinder
The Goa File Argentina 1945-1983 by James Skinner
Silver

The Goa File Argentina 1945-1983
Author: James Skinner
A Little Book of Pleasures by William Wood
Bronze

A Little Book of Pleasures
Author: William Wood
Flying With Kites by Alan Reynolds
Bronze

Flying With Kites
Author: Alan Reynolds
The Hole Opportunity by J. Minter
Bronze

The Hole Opportunity
Author: J. Minter

Category 6: Books for Adults (non-fiction)
Spinach Soup For the Walls by Lynne Harkes
Gold

Spinach Soup For the Walls
Author: Lynne Harkes
The Church of Tango: A Memoir by Cherie Magnus
Gold

The Church of Tango: A Memoir
Author: Cherie Magnus
The Perfect Pair The Enchanted Mirror by David C Holroyd & Tracy J Holroyd
Bronze

The Perfect Pair The Enchanted Mirror
Author: David C Holroyd & Tracy J Holroyd


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HOLLY's HURRICANE
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TAILS (Silver Wishes Bk 1)
Heart-stopping,
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Fairy Dust, Bedtime Tale #1.
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THE POLYGAMIST William Irvine
Five Stars
‘prose as taut as skin’ Kirkus
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CAT DETECTIVES!
Can a cat detective bring
harmony to a family divided?
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CLASSICS
Encouraging kids to read them.
"Totally Unputdownable"
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The Ride of Doom
A wonderfully fun, exciting
magical adventure.
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THE DRY by Rebecca Nolen
This book is a feast
for the senses.
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BROKEN SEA
A dramatic love story set
in the troubled days of 1968
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Lucy Finds a Home
An adorable, sweet book
that children will love!
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CHIME
Boston 2062. Two technicians
make a discovery…
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Absence by J.B. Forsyth
’Superbly plotted fantasy.’
FINALIST WISHING SHELF AWARDS
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World Built to Break Her?
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The Springer Spaniel Mysteries
“For comic canine mystery
lovers!” - Midwest Book Review
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SERENDIPITY MYSTERY
No jungle can tame this
cat’s sense of adventure.
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Cruising the Mediterranean
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MY COMMUNITY
Celebrate diversity -
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Discussion of a Decent Dream
When darkness crept
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The Adventures of Fawn Book 1
"Should be made into a film"
"A great read for any age"
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FINDING MIRANDA
"Amazing story!" "Perfect
ending!" "Make a sequel"
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THE LEARNING PROJECT
Become fully human.
Welcome your rites of passage.
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Secrets of the Home Wood
THE SACRIFICE, Julie Whitley
5-Star Award Winning Fantasy
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