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Finalists 2014

Below is a list of the 2014 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, 2015.

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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:

Bedtime Bunny by Eve and Leila
Bedtime Bunny
Author: Eve and Leila
Ben the Outside Dog by Jenna Rothwell
Ben the Outside Dog
Author: Jenna Rothwell
Bing and Nero by I L Williams
Bing and Nero
Author: I L Williams
Curious Creatures by Kevin Price
Curious Creatures
Author: Kevin Price
GG and Mamela by Belinda Brock
GG and Mamela
Author: Belinda Brock
My Crazy Purple Pen by Ruth Whenham
My Crazy Purple Pen
Author: Ruth Whenham
Pants Hats by Emi Lou Howe
Pants Hats
Author: Emi Lou Howe
Pillow People by Annie Sullivan
Pillow People
Author: Annie Sullivan
Illustrator: Patrick Hawkins
Stonely's Pet Dinosaur by Naomi Burman-Shine
Stonely's Pet Dinosaur
Author: Naomi Burman-Shine

Cell Wars by Amanda Miles
Cell Wars
Author: Amanda Miles
Ginger the Gangster Cat by Frank Kusy
Ginger the Gangster Cat
Author: Frank Kusy
Odin the Ferret by Kathryn V. White
Odin the Ferret
Author: Kathryn V. White
Snort and Wobbles by Will Macmillan Jones
Snort and Wobbles
Author: Will Macmillan Jones

Children of Earth and Star by R.R. Vincench
Children of Earth and Star
Author: R.R. Vincench
Christmas Nevermore by Marc Cadieux
Christmas Nevermore
Author: Marc Cadieux
Esme Dooley by Jane Donovan + Rosie McTozy
Esme Dooley
Author: Jane Donovan + Rosie McTozy
Manchester United, Tales From History by Philippe Glogowski
Manchester United, Tales From History
Author: Philippe Glogowski
Santa Claus vs. The Aliens by James Cardona
Santa Claus vs. The Aliens
Author: James Cardona
Shadow Jumper by J M Forster
Shadow Jumper
Author: J M Forster
Stellarcadia, Book 3 by Julie Anne Grasso
Stellarcadia, Book 3
Author: Julie Anne Grasso
Supernatural Hero by Eran Gadot
Supernatural Hero
Author: Eran Gadot
The Lost Castle Treasure by Don Winn
The Lost Castle Treasure
Author: Don Winn
The Rise of Agnil by Susan Navas
The Rise of Agnil
Author: Susan Navas

Aquila, Into the Light by T L Searle
Aquila, Into the Light
Author: T L Searle
Cairn: A Dragon Memoir by Rebecca Ferrell Porter
Cairn: A Dragon Memoir
Author: Rebecca Ferrell Porter
Decay (Tesla Evolution Book 2) by Mark Lingane
Decay (Tesla Evolution Book 2)
Author: Mark Lingane
Dion: His Life and Mine by Sarah Anstey
Dion: His Life and Mine
Author: Sarah Anstey
Pickles and Ponies by Laura May
Pickles and Ponies
Author: Laura May
Praelium, Book 1 by Lisa Riddoch
Praelium, Book 1
Author: Lisa Riddoch
Rewrite Redemption by J H Walker
Rewrite Redemption
Author: J H Walker
Running Through A Dark Place by Michael Bowler
Running Through A Dark Place
Author: Michael Bowler
The Discovery of Socket Greeny by Tony Bertauski
The Discovery of Socket Greeny
Author: Tony Bertauski
The Golden Sword by Rosie Morgan
The Golden Sword
Author: Rosie Morgan
The Journey of the Marked by Rebecca P McCray
The Journey of the Marked
Author: Rebecca P McCray
The Time Smugglers by Rosie Morgan
The Time Smugglers
Author: Rosie Morgan
Under the Shadow of Darkness by James Cardona
Under the Shadow of Darkness
Author: James Cardona
Xyz by Frank Lambert
Xyz
Author: Frank Lambert

1066, What Fates Impose by G K Holloway
1066, What Fates Impose
Author: G K Holloway
A Just and Upright Man by R J Lynch
A Just and Upright Man
Author: R J Lynch
Actress by Keith Dixon
Actress
Author: Keith Dixon
Blazing Obsession by Dai Henley
Blazing Obsession
Author: Dai Henley
Bookworm 2, The Very Ugly Duckling by Christopher Nuttall
Bookworm 2, The Very Ugly Duckling
Author: Christopher Nuttall
Dobyns Chronicles by Shirley McLain
Dobyns Chronicles
Author: Shirley McLain
God on Trial by Sabri Bebawi
God on Trial
Author: Sabri Bebawi
Have Frogs, Will Travel by Will MacMillan Jones
Have Frogs, Will Travel
Author: Will MacMillan Jones
Journey of Ashes by Anna Ray-Jones, Roman Ferber
Journey of Ashes
Author: Anna Ray-Jones, Roman Ferber
Kybernos by M J A Watney
Kybernos
Author: M J A Watney
Messiah of the Slums by Charlotte Pickering
Messiah of the Slums
Author: Charlotte Pickering
One Sixth of a Gill by Jean Gill
One Sixth of a Gill
Author: Jean Gill
Project Butterfly by K A Angliss
Project Butterfly
Author: K A Angliss
Rainbow Child by S L Coyne
Rainbow Child
Author: S L Coyne
Rumble Tumble Joy by Kathryn V White
Rumble Tumble Joy
Author: Kathryn V White
Shell House by Gayle Eileen Curtis
Shell House
Author: Gayle Eileen Curtis
Silver Rain by Jan Ruth
Silver Rain
Author: Jan Ruth
The Cedar Cove Chronicles Book 4 by Cynthia Ulmer
The Cedar Cove Chronicles Book 4
Author: Cynthia Ulmer
The Cedar Cove Chronicles, Book 1 by Cynthia Ulmer
The Cedar Cove Chronicles, Book 1
Author: Cynthia Ulmer
The Night I danced with Rommel by Elisabeth Marrion
The Night I danced with Rommel
Author: Elisabeth Marrion
The Other Shakespeare by Lea Rachel
The Other Shakespeare
Author: Lea Rachel
The Sixth Pillar by Alan Reynolds
The Sixth Pillar
Author: Alan Reynolds
The Tragedy of Fidel Castro by João Cerqueira
The Tragedy of Fidel Castro
Author: João Cerqueira
The Water Gypsy by Kay Seeley
The Water Gypsy
Author: Kay Seeley
This Is How Much Oatmeal Loves You by Stephen Wagner
This Is How Much Oatmeal Loves You
Author: Stephen Wagner
Time Sheets, A Collection of Poems by Stephen Wagner
Time Sheets, A Collection of Poems
Author: Stephen Wagner
Timestorm by Steve Harrison
Timestorm
Author: Steve Harrison
Tizzie by P D R Lindsay
Tizzie
Author: P D R Lindsay
To Catch a Butterfly by T.M. Payne
To Catch a Butterfly
Author: T.M. Payne
Truth & Revenge by Sheila Rawlings
Truth & Revenge
Author: Sheila Rawlings
Year of the Songbird by Bryan Caron
Year of the Songbird
Author: Bryan Caron
Zappa's Mam's a Slapper by John Lynch
Zappa's Mam's a Slapper
Author: John Lynch

23 days: a memoir of 1939 by Antoni 'Joe' Podolski
23 days: a memoir of 1939
Author: Antoni 'Joe' Podolski
Almost Invincible by Suzanne Burdon
Almost Invincible
Author: Suzanne Burdon
Aura Child by A I Kaymen
Aura Child
Author: A I Kaymen
Beyond the Flames by David Pike
Beyond the Flames
Author: David Pike
Churchill's Rebels by Meredith Whitford
Churchill's Rebels
Author: Meredith Whitford
Grumpy old Menopause by Carol E Wyer
Grumpy old Menopause
Author: Carol E Wyer
The Hollywood Clown by Jason Lassen
The Hollywood Clown
Author: Jason Lassen
The Power of Freedom by Mart Laar
The Power of Freedom
Author: Mart Laar
The Rainbow Bridge by Brent Hunter
The Rainbow Bridge
Author: Brent Hunter


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