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Winners 2017

Below is a list of the 2017 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
Zak and Jen’s Astronomical Adventures, Tinsel Town by Natalie Page, Chris Rivers Nuttall
Gold

Zak and Jen’s Astronomical Adventures, Tinsel Town
Author: Natalie Page, Chris Rivers Nuttall
Crazy Crab by Mark C. Evans
Silver

Crazy Crab
Author: Mark C. Evans
Space Cop Zack, GARG's Secret Mission by Don M Winn
Silver

Space Cop Zack, GARG's Secret Mission
Author: Don M Winn
An Omelet for Evan by Sheri Wall
Bronze

An Omelet for Evan
Author: Sheri Wall
Eli's Magic Moment by Kevin Poplawski
Bronze

Eli's Magic Moment
Author: Kevin Poplawski
Goodnight Wishes! by Leea Baltes
Bronze

Goodnight Wishes!
Author: Leea Baltes

Category 2: Books for 6 - 8 year olds
Ship Rats by Rhian Waller
Gold

Ship Rats
Author: Rhian Waller
Herakles: Book 5- Early Myths: Kids Books on Greek Myth by Dr. Simon Spence and Colm Lawton
Silver

Herakles: Book 5- Early Myths: Kids Books on Greek Myth
Author: Dr. Simon Spence and Colm Lawton
The Cowboy who was Scared of Horses by Michelle Path
Silver

The Cowboy who was Scared of Horses
Author: Michelle Path
Finnigan and the Lost Circus Wagon by Mary T. Wagner
Bronze

Finnigan and the Lost Circus Wagon
Author: Mary T. Wagner
Hollie and Figgs: Magical Adventures by Annette Sharman
Bronze

Hollie and Figgs: Magical Adventures
Author: Annette Sharman
The Railway Mice of Countesthorpe by Sharon E Laker
Bronze

The Railway Mice of Countesthorpe
Author: Sharon E Laker

Category 3: Books for 9 - 12 year olds
Time Shifters: Into the Past by Kate Frost
Gold

Time Shifters: Into the Past
Author: Kate Frost
Hemlock Jones & The Angel of Death by Justin Carroll
Silver

Hemlock Jones & The Angel of Death
Author: Justin Carroll
Jodie and the Book of the Rose by Julie Hodgson
Silver

Jodie and the Book of the Rose
Author: Julie Hodgson
Breaking Magic by Alex C. Vick
Bronze

Breaking Magic
Author: Alex C. Vick
Pandora’s Lunch Box by Richard Clark
Bronze

Pandora’s Lunch Box
Author: Richard Clark
The Trouble with School!  by Stephanie Awbery
Bronze

The Trouble with School!
Author: Stephanie Awbery

Category 4: Books for Teenagers
Huntress, Life After by Julie Hall
Gold

Huntress, Life After
Author: Julie Hall
Playing by Heart by Carmela A. Martino
Silver

Playing by Heart
Author: Carmela A. Martino
The Oldest Soul: Animus by Tiffany FitzHenry
Silver

The Oldest Soul: Animus
Author: Tiffany FitzHenry
Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor 2 by Matt J. Pike
Bronze

Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor 2
Author: Matt J. Pike
Dreadmarrow Thief by Marjory Kaptanoglu
Bronze

Dreadmarrow Thief
Author: Marjory Kaptanoglu
Ignite by Tracy Lawson
Bronze

Ignite
Author: Tracy Lawson

Category 5: Books for adults (fiction)
Brought To Our Senses by Kathleen H. Wheeler
Gold

Brought To Our Senses
Author: Kathleen H. Wheeler
The One Apart: A Novel by Justine Avery
Gold

The One Apart: A Novel
Author: Justine Avery
Night Eyes by Claire Stibbe
Silver

Night Eyes
Author: Claire Stibbe
The After War by Brandon Zenner
Silver

The After War
Author: Brandon Zenner
Whirligig by Richard Buxton
Silver

Whirligig
Author: Richard Buxton
Alignment by Tracy Chollet
Bronze

Alignment
Author: Tracy Chollet
None of Us the Same by Jeffrey K. Walker
Bronze

None of Us the Same
Author: Jeffrey K. Walker
Whiskey Kills by Lolli Powell
Bronze

Whiskey Kills
Author: Lolli Powell

Category 6: Books for Adults (non-fiction)
Tilting: A Memoir by Nicole Harkin
Gold

Tilting: A Memoir
Author: Nicole Harkin
The MECE Muse by Christie Lindor
Bronze

The MECE Muse
Author: Christie Lindor

Red Ribbon bands
Amie and the Child of Africa by Lucinda E Clarke
Red Ribbon

Amie and the Child of Africa
Author: Lucinda E Clarke
Dragonfly Surprise by Theresa A. O'Kane
Red Ribbon

Dragonfly Surprise
Author: Theresa A. O'Kane
Eve of the Exceptionals by Parker Sinclair
Red Ribbon

Eve of the Exceptionals
Author: Parker Sinclair
Fall Guys by Ian Andrew
Red Ribbon

Fall Guys
Author: Ian Andrew
Fire Blessed by Crystin Goodwin
Red Ribbon

Fire Blessed
Author: Crystin Goodwin
How To Meditate and Why by Mara M. Zimmerman
Red Ribbon

How To Meditate and Why
Author: Mara M. Zimmerman
If Roses Were Blue by Debbie Jenae
Red Ribbon

If Roses Were Blue
Author: Debbie Jenae
Jack and the Tree of Life by J M Cooke
Red Ribbon

Jack and the Tree of Life
Author: J M Cooke
James and the Birthday Balloon by Nicola J. Rowley
Red Ribbon

James and the Birthday Balloon
Author: Nicola J. Rowley
Keepers of the Light by S A McClure
Red Ribbon

Keepers of the Light
Author: S A McClure
Left Out by Jean Gill
Red Ribbon

Left Out
Author: Jean Gill
Living Diagnosis by Blanche Haddow
Red Ribbon

Living Diagnosis
Author: Blanche Haddow
Lucy Finds a Home by Rolynda Tassan
Red Ribbon

Lucy Finds a Home
Author: Rolynda Tassan
Margaret Leaving by Rosemary Hayward
Red Ribbon

Margaret Leaving
Author: Rosemary Hayward
Memories of Jake by Susan Moore Jordan
Red Ribbon

Memories of Jake
Author: Susan Moore Jordan
Moon Full of Moons by Kat Lehmann
Red Ribbon

Moon Full of Moons
Author: Kat Lehmann
Murthen Island by Marianne Ratcliffe
Red Ribbon

Murthen Island
Author: Marianne Ratcliffe
Silver Hotrod by Finn and Jake
Red Ribbon

Silver Hotrod
Author: Finn and Jake
Song of the Reeds by Kathleen Latham
Red Ribbon

Song of the Reeds
Author: Kathleen Latham
The Crying Wind by A P Pullan
Red Ribbon

The Crying Wind
Author: A P Pullan
The Doomsong Sword by J G Harlond
Red Ribbon

The Doomsong Sword
Author: J G Harlond
The Three Rulers and Echo by Fuad A Kamal
Red Ribbon

The Three Rulers and Echo
Author: Fuad A Kamal
The Wild Hunt by Caractacus Plume
Red Ribbon

The Wild Hunt
Author: Caractacus Plume
Tilly and Torg – Out To Eat by Connie Goyette Crawley and Valentina Valenza
Red Ribbon

Tilly and Torg – Out To Eat
Author: Connie Goyette Crawley and Valentina Valenza
True Mercy by Idelle Kursman
Red Ribbon

True Mercy
Author: Idelle Kursman
Woodwoo: The Little Sasquatch by Michael Spring
Red Ribbon

Woodwoo: The Little Sasquatch
Author: Michael Spring
Xalien Goes To School by Michelle Path
Red Ribbon

Xalien Goes To School
Author: Michelle Path

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