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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


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Absence by J.B. Forsyth
’Superbly plotted fantasy.’
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Space Cop Zack
PROTECTOR OF THE GALAXY
“Fantastically fun!” WSA
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BEWITCHER
'Potent. Gripping.
A Jaw-Dropping Shocker'
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The Candy Judge 
**** ’Fun, educational...
beautifully illustrated...’
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Ninja Spy Cats by R.F. Kristi
★★★★★ Love it! Absolutely
adored this book! (AMAZON)
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Love Everlasting
- because love knows
no boundaries
www.amazon.com


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


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


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


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


CHILDREN OF EARTH AND STAR
"Magnificently illustrated
love story" * "Very sweet"
www.amazon.com


BROKEN SEA
A dramatic love story set
in the troubled days of 1968
www.local-legend.co.uk


The Conquistador's Horse
One boy, one horse,
one destiny.
www.troubador.co.uk/


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


The Frog Who Was Blue
A witty, charming tale
for a very worthy cause
www.troubador.co.uk


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


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


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


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


THE 9TH HOUR, The Detective
Temeke Crime Series, BK 1
"Wonderfully satisfying novel"
www.amazon.com


SERENDIPITY MYSTERY
No jungle can tame this
cat’s sense of adventure.
www.incabookseries.com


My Aunt Manya
Based on the true story.
’A heart-warming novel.’
www.josepatterson.com


CLASSICS
Encouraging kids to read them.
"Totally Unputdownable"
www.amazon.com


The Adventures of Fawn Book 1
"Should be made into a film"
"A great read for any age"
www.amazon.com





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The Springer Spaniel Mysteries
“For comic canine mystery
lovers!” - Midwest Book Review
www.amazon.com


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


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