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Winners 2015

Below is a list of the 2015 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
Feeding Time at the Zoo by Kevin Price
Silver

Feeding Time at the Zoo
Author: Kevin Price
How It Happened in Hotterly Hollow by Tracey L Coutts
Silver

How It Happened in Hotterly Hollow
Author: Tracey L Coutts
Do You Dream of Dinosaurs by Sally Alce
Bronze

Do You Dream of Dinosaurs
Author: Sally Alce
My Mummy is an Engineer by Kerrine Bryan, Jason Bryan
Bronze

My Mummy is an Engineer
Author: Kerrine Bryan, Jason Bryan

Category 2: Books for 6 - 8 year olds
Do Not Feed the Troll! by Ryan Cartwright
Gold

Do Not Feed the Troll!
Author: Ryan Cartwright
A Knock at the Door by Helen Yeomans
Silver

A Knock at the Door
Author: Helen Yeomans
The Mouse Who Howled at the Moon by Sarah Hindmarsh
Silver

The Mouse Who Howled at the Moon
Author: Sarah Hindmarsh
Horace Burp by Chris Tennent
Bronze

Horace Burp
Author: Chris Tennent
Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon by Terry John Barto
Bronze

Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon
Author: Terry John Barto
The Forever Tree by Hilary Hawkes
Bronze

The Forever Tree
Author: Hilary Hawkes

Category 3: Books for 9 - 12 year olds
Hieroglyph by Wendy Scott
Gold

Hieroglyph
Author: Wendy Scott
Bees in my Bananas by Neal Zetter
Silver

Bees in my Bananas
Author: Neal Zetter
The Sound Catcher by Graham Garrity
Silver

The Sound Catcher
Author: Graham Garrity
The Amazing Brain of O C Longbotham by Barbara Spencer
Bronze

The Amazing Brain of O C Longbotham
Author: Barbara Spencer
The Extraordinary Book of Doors by Anne Nydam
Bronze

The Extraordinary Book of Doors
Author: Anne Nydam

Category 4: Books for Teenagers
Community 17 by James Cardona
Gold

Community 17
Author: James Cardona
H.A.L.F. The Deep Beneath by Natalie Wright
Silver

H.A.L.F. The Deep Beneath
Author: Natalie Wright
Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor by Matt Pike
Bronze

Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor
Author: Matt Pike
Escape from B-Movie Hell by M T McGuire
Bronze

Escape from B-Movie Hell
Author: M T McGuire

Category 5: Books for adults (fiction)
The Piltdown Picasso by Robin Richards
Gold

The Piltdown Picasso
Author: Robin Richards
The Porter's Wife by Lisa Brown
Silver

The Porter's Wife
Author: Lisa Brown
Anonymous by Christine Benedict
Bronze

Anonymous
Author: Christine Benedict
The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman by Robin Gregory
Bronze

The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman
Author: Robin Gregory

Category 6: Books for Adults (non-fiction)
Woody Allen, Reel to Real by Alex Sheremet
Silver

Woody Allen, Reel to Real
Author: Alex Sheremet


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Blemished But Not Broken
“A 5 star Reader’s Favorite”
Gritty - filled with drama
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The Frog Who Was Blue
A witty, charming tale
for a very worthy cause
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HOP STOP & GO
Travel anecdotes with humor,
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THE SILENT PARTNER
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"An absolute must-read"
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CAT DETECTIVES!
Can a cat detective bring
harmony to a family divided?
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LAUREL
Poems of love, loss
and lovers’ rivalries.
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BROKEN SEA
A dramatic love story set
in the troubled days of 1968
www.local-legend.co.uk


LOST IN THE QUAGMIRE
A Merlin mystery. 'Fascinating
and eminently readable novel'
www.encirclepub.com


GUIAMO, Book 1
Epic B.C. story combining
history, myth and gods.
www.amazon.co.uk


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


HENRY (A Gold Medal Winner)
Incredible true story of WWII
w/orig photos & docs
www.amazon.com


THE DRY by Rebecca Nolen
This book is a feast
for the senses.
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GORGEOUS GEORGE AND HIS
STUPID STINK STORIES ’Funnyer
than David Walyums’ Boy, 6
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Where I Belong
When the past is forgotten,
the future can change
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Lucy Finds a Home
An adorable, sweet book
that children will love!
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Memories of a Lost Thesaurus
Words: Power games, blame
games - predator or prey?
www.amazon.co.uk


I AM ME
Sensitive picture book 3-7,
profit spent on child refugees
www.suehamptonauthor.co.uk


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


RECKLESS OBSESSION
'Twists and turns
fill every page' WSA
www.daihenley.co.uk


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


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


DIAMONDS AT DUSK
A YA cowgirl adventure
from southwest New Mexico.
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THE 9TH HOUR, The Detective
Temeke Crime Series, BK 1
"Wonderfully satisfying novel"
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Ninja Spy Cats by R.F. Kristi
★★★★★ Love it! Absolutely
adored this book! (AMAZON)
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The Battle of Trafalgar Square
Told from the pigeon
side of the conflict!
www.amazon.co.uk