Previous Finalists





Winners 2014

Below is a list of the 2014 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
GG and Mamela by Belinda Brock
Gold

GG and Mamela
Author: Belinda Brock
Stonely's Pet Dinosaur by Naomi Burman-Shine
Silver

Stonely's Pet Dinosaur
Author: Naomi Burman-Shine
Curious Creatures by Kevin Price
Bronze

Curious Creatures
Author: Kevin Price

Category 2: Books for 6 - 8 year olds
Ginger the Gangster Cat by Frank Kusy
Gold

Ginger the Gangster Cat
Author: Frank Kusy
Cell Wars by Amanda Miles
Silver

Cell Wars
Author: Amanda Miles

Category 3: Books for 9 - 12 year olds
Shadow Jumper by J M Forster
Gold

Shadow Jumper
Author: J M Forster
Manchester United, Tales From History by Philippe Glogowski
Silver

Manchester United, Tales From History
Author: Philippe Glogowski
Christmas Nevermore by Marc Cadieux
Bronze

Christmas Nevermore
Author: Marc Cadieux
Esme Dooley by Jane Donovan + Rosie McTozy
Bronze

Esme Dooley
Author: Jane Donovan + Rosie McTozy

Category 4: Books for Teenagers
Cairn: A Dragon Memoir by Rebecca Ferrell Porter
Silver

Cairn: A Dragon Memoir
Author: Rebecca Ferrell Porter
Decay (Tesla Evolution Book 2) by Mark Lingane
Silver

Decay (Tesla Evolution Book 2)
Author: Mark Lingane
Joshua of Gaia: The Lost Elderzamia by M G Russell
Bronze

Joshua of Gaia: The Lost Elderzamia
Author: M G Russell
Running Through A Dark Place by Michael Bowler
Bronze

Running Through A Dark Place
Author: Michael Bowler
Xyz by Frank Lambert
Bronze

Xyz
Author: Frank Lambert

Category 5: Books for adults (fiction)
1066, What Fates Impose by G K Holloway
Gold

1066, What Fates Impose
Author: G K Holloway
Blazing Obsession by Dai Henley
Silver

Blazing Obsession
Author: Dai Henley
Shell House by Gayle Eileen Curtis
Silver

Shell House
Author: Gayle Eileen Curtis
A Just and Upright Man by R J Lynch
Bronze

A Just and Upright Man
Author: R J Lynch
Kybernos by M J A Watney
Bronze

Kybernos
Author: M J A Watney
To Catch a Butterfly by T.M. Payne
Bronze

To Catch a Butterfly
Author: T.M. Payne

Category 6: Books for Adults (non-fiction)
Almost Invincible by Suzanne Burdon
Gold

Almost Invincible
Author: Suzanne Burdon
Grumpy old Menopause by Carol E Wyer
Silver

Grumpy old Menopause
Author: Carol E Wyer
The Hollywood Clown by Jason Lassen
Silver

The Hollywood Clown
Author: Jason Lassen
Churchill's Rebels by Meredith Whitford
Bronze

Churchill's Rebels
Author: Meredith Whitford
Incredible! Plant Veg, Grow a Revolution by Joanna Dobson
Bronze

Incredible! Plant Veg, Grow a Revolution
Author: Joanna Dobson
The Boy From Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD  by Alison M Thompson
Bronze

The Boy From Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD
Author: Alison M Thompson


Sponsored Ads



Meet Nurse Sherlock
ICU nurse uses critical
thinking to solve crimes.
www.LochLonach.com


Hero, a Hag, and Foggle-nogger
The Race for Croggerpooey
Humorous middle grade fantasy
store.bookbaby.com


Dragon's Future
Family, friends, dragons!
A fight for their future
www.amazon.co.uk


Accepting My Gay Self
Funny, tear jerker, honest,
authentic, thought provoking
www.amazon.com


THERE'S A BIZER IN MY BATHTUB
Interactions among nature's
bugs, flyers AND crawlers.
www.amazon.com


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


HEIR OF RA
An award-winning adventure
through history and time!
www.amazon.com


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


Nibbler and Captain Make Peace
Advantageous for early
readers with life-application.
www.amazon.co.uk


The Staten Island Butcher
A priest & an alcoholic
team up to catch a killer!
www.amazon.com


Loads and Loads of Silly Poems
Meet Sir Want A Lot and others
from the imagination series.
www.amazon.co.uk


THE DRY by Rebecca Nolen
This book is a feast
for the senses.
www.amazon.com


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


Uncle Matty Matt’s Bistro
Uncle Matty and the Piggies
cook up a delicious surprise.
www.amazon.com


Endless Incarnation Sorrows
A Spiritual Odyssey of
Mortal Imprints on Earth
www.amazon.com


COUNTERACT
A must-read YA thriller series
about a totalitarian America.
www.amazon.com


The Phantom of Faerie Mountain
An enchanting tale of
myth, magic, & friendship.
Amazon


The Moon Pigeon
It's one small hop
for pigeonkind!
www.amazon.co.uk


THE PELICAN
'Emotional, sensitive and
deeply moving' Amazon
www.mnaidoo.com


CATNIP
Cats, catastrophes and murder!
A cosy mystery with claws.
www.amazon.co.uk


DIAMONDS AT DUSK
A YA cowgirl adventure
from southwest New Mexico.
progressiverisingphoenix.com


THE DISAPPEARING DIRECTOR
A mystery with intrigue,
romance, and ghostly aura
www.amazon.com


The Fridge Drawings
Money laundering puts
relationships into meltdown.
www.amazon.com


Escape from Nettle Farm
‘Written well, paced perfectly
to keep young readers engaged’
www.justindavis.co.uk


PERHAPS YOU WERE BORN FOR JUST
SUCH A TIME AS THIS: For every
teen and all who know a teen
www.carolynhayes.net





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


Word of the Week: Volume one
A wry examination of the
words we think we know.
www.balancemedia.co.uk


Zuma the Dog
Get your official Zuma the Dog
merchandise here.
www.zumathedog.com


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