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Winners 2018

Below is a list of the 2018 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

Category 2: Books for 6 - 8 year olds

Category 3: Books for 9 - 12 year olds

Category 4: Books for Teenagers

Category 5: Books for adults (fiction)

Category 6: Books for Adults (non-fiction)

Red Ribbon bands
The Battle of Trafalgar Square by David Winship
Red Ribbon

The Battle of Trafalgar Square
Author: David Winship
The Floating Umbrella by Yoanne Ho
Red Ribbon

The Floating Umbrella
Author: Yoanne Ho

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


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


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


The Candy Judge 
**** ’Fun, educational...
beautifully illustrated...’
www.amazon.com


TRUTH AND REVENGE
Secrecy and revenge...
and a shameful family secret
www.amazon.co.uk


Discussion of a Decent Dream
When darkness crept
into the Yorkshire Dales.
www.amazon.com


CAT DETECTIVES!
Can a cat detective bring
harmony to a family divided?
www.amazon.com


Ninja Spy Cats by R.F. Kristi
★★★★★ Love it! Absolutely
adored this book! (AMAZON)
www.amazon.com


THE LEARNING PROJECT
Become fully human.
Welcome your rites of passage.
www.mindstrengthbalance.com


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


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


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


A BIOGRAPHY OF STORY
The power of stories, a global
history of storytelling
www.bookdepository.com


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


YOUR FRIENDLY MBS PUBLISHER
An ethical, not-for-profit,
prize-winning company!
www.local-legend.co.uk


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


MOOJIE LITTLEMAN
A disabled boy works wonders.
"Awe inspiring" by critics.
www.amazon.com


HOLLY's HURRICANE
A fantastical ode to New
York City’s past and future.
www.amazon.com


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


Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall
Bon voyage - take the journey,
explore those self-discoveries
www.amazon.com


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


Deliverance Mary Fields
True American saga. Grit
pioneers freedom. Oprah Pick
www.amazon.com


A TRIBUTE TO TERRY PRATCHETT
Seventeen tales of magic &
memory #defeatdementia
www.amazon.co.uk


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





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


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


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


THE LOVE THAT DARE NOT SPEAK
ITS NAME - exhaustive approach
to queer issues is commendable
www.amazon.com