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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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Idi & The Oracle’s Quest
Magic and adventure
in this YA fantasy.
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Tales of Mr. Snuggywhiskers
“Cozy” Gold Medal Series,
“timeless adventure”
www.amazon.co.uk


My Aunt Manya
Based on the true story.
’A heart-warming novel.’
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Entrada Publishing
Offering beta reading,
editing and editorial reviews.
www.entradapublishing.com


LAUREL
Poems of love, loss
and lovers’ rivalries.
www.petercowlam.one


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


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


Cruising the Mediterranean
Take the trip of a lifetime
with this Gold Medal winner
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Life After the Undead
"A fun read in the world
of zombie fiction."
www.amazon.com


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


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


REGAINING LIFE’S WINDING TRAIL
By Dr Henry Disney. An unusual
life of a scientist and a poet
www.austinmacauley.com


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


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


FINDING MIRANDA
"Amazing story!" "Perfect
ending!" "Make a sequel"
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CLASSICS
Encouraging kids to read them.
"Totally Unputdownable"
www.amazon.com


GORGEOUS GEORGE AND HIS
STUPID STINK STORIES ’Funnyer
than David Walyums’ Boy, 6
www.amazon.co.uk


The Whispering Wind
by Lexa Dudley
Two lovers, one heart breakin
www.lexadudleywriter.co.uk


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


Horrifically Half-Baked Ham
A TRILOGY Zombies and vampires
and witches, oh my!
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PSYCHIC BYSTANDER BOOK SERIES
Do dead people watch you
sleep? Prepare to believe.
www.amazon.com


CHIME
Boston 2062. Two technicians
make a discovery…
www.amazon.co.uk





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


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


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


RED ROSES
Richard III for a 21st
century audience. Fun read!
www.amazon.co.uk