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Books of the Decade

The Wishing Shelf Book Award has now been running for TEN YEARS. To celebrate this, we have announced SIX Best Books of the Decade from our PAST Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal Winners. You will find the books listed below. The readers in our Reading Groups think they are WONDERFUL!

Best Book from the Last Ten Years

Category 1

The Snark, Justin Davis, ill. by Stephanie Jayne

Category 2

Baby Worries, Frances Mackay, ill by Dotti Colvin

Category 3

Shadow Jumper, J M Forster

Category 4

Ben Archer and the Cosmic Fall, Rae Knightly

Category 5

The Poison Keeper, Deborah Swift

Category 6

Henry: A Polish Swimmer's True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America, Katrina Shawver

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SEL shows a new squad how to
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Guiding Kids Through Anger
Parenting chaos
meets humor therapy

The Secrets of Hawthorne House
An unlikely friendship, clash
of cultures, and hidden magic

Portraits of a Pandemic
The story of how a microscopic
virus changed our lives.

Church of the Assassin
A brutal purge. A reason
to live. A reason to kill.

Into The Shadows
Journey from naïve university
student to a great spy.

Dinosaur Symphony
A Guide to Dinosaurs
and Classical Music