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Finalists 2013

Below is a list of the 2013 FINALISTS 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.

The WINNERS will be announced on April 1st, 2014.

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If you happen to be looking for a good read, the readers at The Wishing Shelf Awards thoroughly recommend the following:

Maisie's Mountain by Lorna Murphy
Maisie's Mountain
Author: Lorna Murphy
Sir Stan the Bogeyman by Stacie Morrell
Sir Stan the Bogeyman
Author: Stacie Morrell

An Evening With Grandpa by Diana Matlin
An Evening With Grandpa
Author: Diana Matlin
Jasper's Hollow by Janet Annan
Jasper's Hollow
Author: Janet Annan
The Insect Hotel by David Stringer
The Insect Hotel
Author: David Stringer

Ally N. Invasion SPACE SPY by Steve Lill
Ally N. Invasion SPACE SPY
Author: Steve Lill
Believing in Horses by Valerie Ormond
Believing in Horses
Author: Valerie Ormond
Curse of the Scarab by H Y Hanna
Curse of the Scarab
Author: H Y Hanna
Frank Zoo and the Wannabe by Sue Hampton
Frank Zoo and the Wannabe
Author: Sue Hampton
Iron Knights by Robin Bennett
Iron Knights
Author: Robin Bennett
No Buts Becky! by José Patterson
No Buts Becky!
Author: José Patterson
Professor Kompressor Under Cover by Nils Andersson
Professor Kompressor Under Cover
Author: Nils Andersson
Return to Cardamom Book Two by Julie Anne Grasso
Return to Cardamom Book Two
Author: Julie Anne Grasso
Sir Kaye Book 1 by Don M Winn
Sir Kaye Book 1
Author: Don M Winn
The Assembly Room by Bryony Allen
The Assembly Room
Author: Bryony Allen
The Hackers of Oz by Tom Mula
The Hackers of Oz
Author: Tom Mula

Akinyi by Richard Wood
Akinyi
Author: Richard Wood
Arteess Conflict by James Starling
Arteess Conflict
Author: James Starling
Children of the Knight by Michael J Bowler
Children of the Knight
Author: Michael J Bowler
Napoleon Xylophone by Frank Lambert
Napoleon Xylophone
Author: Frank Lambert
Starstruck by Brenda Hiatt
Starstruck
Author: Brenda Hiatt
The Skipper's Child by Valerie Poore
The Skipper's Child
Author: Valerie Poore
The Ultimate Inferior Beings by Mark Roman
The Ultimate Inferior Beings
Author: Mark Roman
You and Me against the World by Raymond Esposito
You and Me against the World
Author: Raymond Esposito

A Little Book of Pleasures by William Wood
A Little Book of Pleasures
Author: William Wood
Angel War by Philip Dodd
Angel War
Author: Philip Dodd
Bookworm by Christopher Nuttall
Bookworm
Author: Christopher Nuttall
Bridge to Nowhere A Miz Mike Novel by Stephanie Parker McKean
Bridge to Nowhere A Miz Mike Novel
Author: Stephanie Parker McKean
Fire and Water by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder
Fire and Water
Author: Betsy Graziani Fasbinder
Flying With Kites by Alan Reynolds
Flying With Kites
Author: Alan Reynolds
LadyBird Fly by Tessa Lorant Warburg
LadyBird Fly
Author: Tessa Lorant Warburg
Ringturn by John C Mawson
Ringturn
Author: John C Mawson
The Goa File Argentina 1945-1983 by James Skinner
The Goa File Argentina 1945-1983
Author: James Skinner
The Hole Opportunity by J. Minter
The Hole Opportunity
Author: J. Minter

Spinach Soup For the Walls by Lynne Harkes
Spinach Soup For the Walls
Author: Lynne Harkes
Sudoku for Christmas by J S Holloway
Sudoku for Christmas
Author: J S Holloway
The Church of Tango: A Memoir by Cherie Magnus
The Church of Tango: A Memoir
Author: Cherie Magnus
The Perfect Pair The Enchanted Mirror by David C Holroyd & Tracy J Holroyd
The Perfect Pair The Enchanted Mirror
Author: David C Holroyd & Tracy J Holroyd


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Emilie by Ingrid Ramsdale
Gripping historical adventure
brimming with emotion
Ingrid Ramsdale


Fraud at Snowfields
Join Will at the White
Christmas Organisation!
www.amazon.co.uk


Tell Me You Love Me
Hollywood child stars
battle lies & corruption
Amazon


Nutmeg Street: Egyptian Secret
Crime-fighting teens meet
ancient Egyptian intrigue!
Amazon


The Book of Revelations
A woman finds self-acceptance
overcoming many challenges
Amazon


Seemore the Seagull
Illustrated, fun with a
'work together' message
Amazon


FACE, A MEMOIR
A harrowing and life-affirming
memoir. It will draw you in.
Amazon


Fresh as a Daisy Editing
I can help with your copy
and line editing needs.
freshasadaisyediting.com


Blood Orphan
A cat and mouse game, seeking
revenge to reconcile the past.
Amazon


A Bike for Buster
Everything is impossible
until it happens!
A Bike For Buster


Ford the Tooting Truck Truck
Empowering book about
changing your perspective.
Amazon


The Opium Lord's Daughter
First Opium War told through
Chinese and English views
robertwangauthor.com


On Traigh Lar Beach
13 items on a beach; 13
stories of how they got there
Amazon


PROSE, POETRY AND MEDITATION
'...warmth, passion, insight &
thought-provoking scenarios."
Amazon


Fascinating Family Facts
Educational and Entertaining.
Audiobook + Kindle + Paperback
www.amazon.com


Crooked Fences: A Novel
An honest story of change
and overcoming prejudice.
www.amazon.com


Raindrops: How Meditation...
Searching for spiritual
stability and mental health.
Facebook


Evolution’s Magnum Opus
Riveting, cohesive, thought-
provoking & brilliant- Gdreads
Amazon


I Wish You Happiness
"Highly recommended"
- Billy Bob Buttons (5 Stars)
www.piccopuppy.com


Monologues for Kids & Tweens 2
"Clean, gender-neutral, family
-friendly scripts for youth."
Amazon


THE PAX PRINCIPLES
An awesome story for teens...
life in a very different world
Amazon


ALL FISH FACES
Photos & fun facts about
tropical reef fish
www.amazon.co.uk


Family Redefined
Childhood Reflections on
the Impact of Divorce
www.familyredefinedbook.com


A Tree in Time
Time travel to Ancient Britain
in unique adventure
Gentle Press Publishing


Bad Bitches & Power Pitches
Use your inner bad-bitch
to achieve EVERYTHING!
www.amazon.com


THE MADIGAN CHRONICLES
A magical read! Full of
witches, mermaids, and fairies
Amazon


TARO: Legendary Hero of Japan
In the mists of Mount Fuji...
...no one can escape destiny.
Amazon


Orc Road Trip
"Punching isn't the answer,"
said no orc ever.
www.amazon.com


THE RAMBEE BOO SERIES
Collect all the Rambee Boo
adventures! For 2 - 7 yr olds.
www.wamanbooks.com


BELIEVE
An exciting, fantasy adventure
for all the family!’
Amazon


SERIAL DATER
A gripping psych-thriller
with a killer twist
Amazon


The Whimple Inn
Clean children’s book about
shapeshifters! Ages (9-14)
Amazon


Cosmic Playbook for Writers
Boost Your Creativity,
Resilience & Passion
Amazon


NIGHT GODDESS
A world on the edge.
An ancient prophecy awakening.
Amazon


Cycles of Norse Mythology
The passion, cruelty, and
heroism of an ancient world.
www.amazon.com


The Poison Keeper
The story of Giulia Tofana,
Renaissance poisoner.
Amazon


Billy the Brave
Multi-award winning comics
powered by healthy eating.
Amazon


The World Against Her Skin
"A rousing portrait of a
brave, imperfect woman."
Amazon


Take Care of Yourself!
Education for prevention of
all forms of child abuse
Amazon


Signs in the Dark
1 deaf teen captive,1 innocent
suspect. Suspense & romance.
Amazon


Book Of Greatness
A parable about unlocking
your destiny today.
Amazon


As the Daisies Bloom
A loving exploration of
generosity, peace and hope
Amazon


TRIVIA BOOKS
Educational and Entertaining.
In audio format! Bestseller!!!
www.raiseyourbrain.com


Let Me Tell You Something
Human relationships
hilariously explored
Amazon


Music of Clara Martinelli
Our world in peril. Can
a piece of music save it?
Amazon


The Stalking Seagulls
Battle between boy & bird with
an outcome neither anticipates
MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing


THE TIFFIN
A novel this original is
1 in 6 million - Quill & Quire
Amazon


Traffic: A Ronnie Lake Mystery
PI entangled in a kidnapping
that leads to trafficking.
Amazon


Everything All At Once
Teenage life (with a playlist)
Listen while you read.
www.amazon.co.uk


Nik Coppin's Comedy World
Stand-up comedy stories
don't get much funnier!
Amazon


SOUTH KOREA
The Price of Efficiency
and Success,
Amazon


Kate the Kitty Goes Potty
Fun potty training: a rhyming
picture book for toddlers!
Amazon


Adventures of Bentley Hippo
What happens when the
bully becomes the victim?
www.bentleythehippo.com


Black ≠ Inferior
'passionate, inspiring...speak
to black readers...' Kirkus
tolutoludo.com


Horrifically Half-Baked Ham
Hilarious Zombies and Vampires
and Witches—Oh My!
www.reganwhmacaulay.com





Hettie The Talking Yeti
Action packed picture book
with hilarious twist ending
Amazon


Redefining Normal
Two Foster Kids Beat the Odds
Discovering Healing, Happiness
www.re-definingnormal.com


Cosmic Playbook for Writers
Boost Your Creativity,
Resilience & Passion
Amazon


Death in Paris
multiple award winning
quirky twisty humorous cozy
Amazon