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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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THE GOA FILE
Thrilling historical novel set
in Argentina 1945 - 1982
www.goodreads.com


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


The Illustrated Hen
'A FINALIST and highly
recommended.' TWSA
Amazon


Billy Blacksmith: Demonslayer
Teenagers vs demonic,
sword-wielding spiders
www.amazon.com


Making a Mystery:Annie Tillery
Author/Educator, Linda Frank,
the story behind the story
www.amazon.com


THE FLOATING UMBRELLA
There could be more
than meets the eye.
www.amazon.com


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


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


THE BELIEF IN Angels
Two wounded souls find
courage, strength & resilience
www.books2read.com


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


Accepting My Gay Self
Funny, tear jerker, honest,
authentic, thought provoking
www.amazon.com


Henry Disney's
truly unforgettable read
REGAINING LIFE’S WINDING TRAIL
www.austinmacauley.com


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


Give Them Unquiet Dreams
Can he free his mother from
a psychiatric institute?
www.amazon.com


Endless Incarnation Sorrows
A Spiritual Odyssey of
Mortal Imprints on Earth
www.amazon.com


Cats of the Pyramids
Two autistic kids. Great
adventure. ALIEN CAT PEOPLE!
Amazon


SEED BALLS
Simple and fun recipe
to make seed balls
Amazon


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


The Labyrinthine Journey
A mysterious message.
A mission from the gods.
www.amazon.com


Blue Falcon Publishing
Children’s publishing
outside the box.
www.bluefalconpublishing.co.uk


Practice Makes Better
Beautifully illustrated book
to foster growth mindset.
Amazon


Weapons of Remorse
Accidental shooting shatters
three American families
Amazon


Zuma the Dog
Get your official Zuma the Dog
merchandise here.
www.zumathedog.com


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


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


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


Slimmer by Wendy Jayne
'This time she's determined
to lasso his heart.'
www.amazon.com


Finnigan the Circus Cat
A rescued kitten finds a home
in a circus museum!
www.amazon.com


AWAKE; ARISE, OR BE FOREVER
FALLEN: Touching memoir of
a young anorexic male.
www.amazon.com


No Deadly Medicine
A gripping debut thriller
fast paced and unputdownable!
www.amazon.co.uk


Formatting and Cover Design
Let me turn your manuscript
into something exceptional!
www.jschlenker.com


STUFF
An amusing romp through
the history of chemistry.
www.amazon.com


The Vital Secrets Series
Enjoy good suspense?
Enjoy this thrilling series!
www.amazon.com


Were You Born for Such a Time?
A "must read" for every teen
and all who know a teen!
www.carolynhayes.net


Kindness, Kale & Kettlebells
A journey to self-awareness
Amazon bestseller Bio Soc Act
amzn.to/2XH93IT


Cosmic Playbook for Writers
Daily creative inspiration and
mindfulness tools for authors.
Amazon


Passionate Travellers
Around the World on 21
Incredible Journeys in History
www.amazon.co.uk


What are You Willing to Risk?
Engaging dystopian novel,
think young adult 1984.
www.amazon.com


Dinner on the Doorstep
A beautiful story of hope
and celebration of community.
www.elizabethmarycummings.com


Cognition
Is human intelligence at its
peak, or just taking off?
www.amazon.com


Hero, a Hag, and Foggle-nogger
The Race for Croggerpooey
Humorous middle grade fantasy
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OutRAGEous
A funny fictional tale
of a charismatic character
www.amazon.com


The Babbling Brook
FREE D/LOAD - Delightful
Heartfelt, Intelligent
www.amazon.com


The Moon Pigeon
It's one small hop
for pigeonkind!
www.amazon.co.uk


Dragon's Future
Family, friends, dragons!
A fight for their future
www.amazon.co.uk


GRAY IS THE NEW BLACK
A Memoir of Self-Acceptance
Cracking the code to happiness
www.amazon.com


Sven and the Purse of Silver
An exciting Viking story
for 5 to 8 year-olds
Amazon


THE LOST VALOR OF LOVE
Escape to a world of kings,
gods, war, and forbidden love.
www.amazon.com


RANGER NADER
A boy & a magic axe fight a
demigod to save the world.
Amazon


Red Falcon Publishing
Affordable, quality
self-publishing.
www.redfalconpublishing.co.uk


THE DISAPPEARING DIRECTOR
A mystery with intrigue,
romance, and ghostly aura
www.amazon.com


REGAINING LIFE’S WINDING TRAIL
The unusual life of
a scientist and poet
www.austinmacauley.com


INVOKING NONNA
A teen witch battling to stay
safe. Coming-of-age fantasy.
www.amazon.com


Henry Disney's
truly unforgettable read
REGAINING LIFE’S WINDING TRAIL
www.austinmacauley.com


Blood and Water
Not every dragon
is born equal
www.amazon.co.uk





The Babbling Brook
FREE D/LOAD - Delightful
Heartfelt, Intelligent
www.amazon.com


The Mithras Conspiracy
Corpse of a Vatican scholar
floating in the Tiber!
www.mjpolelle.com


Billy Blacksmith: Demonslayer
Teenagers vs demonic,
sword-wielding spiders
www.amazon.com


Tupelo Honey
Gritty, superbly written. Full
of unforgettable characters.
www.amazon.com