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Winners 2011

Below is a list of the 2011 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.

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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:

A Monkey, A Mouse and a CPAP Machine by Marion Maz Mason & Steve B Mason
Gold

A Monkey, A Mouse and a CPAP Machine
Author: Marion Maz Mason & Steve B Mason
Chloe's Big Day Out by Rebecca Berg
Silver

Chloe's Big Day Out
Author: Rebecca Berg
Whizz! Bang! Wallop! by Judith Morrison
Bronze

Whizz! Bang! Wallop!
Author: Judith Morrison

The Strange Affair of the Ethiopian Treasure Chest by Brian John
Gold

The Strange Affair of the Ethiopian Treasure Chest
Author: Brian John
Illustrator: Boz Groden
A First Guide to Space Creatures by Faiz Kemani
Silver

A First Guide to Space Creatures
Author: Faiz Kemani
Illustrator:
The Ghostly Boy by Simon Pullman
Bronze

The Ghostly Boy
Author: Simon Pullman
Illustrator:

The Grimstone Galleries by Louise A Bruzon
Gold

The Grimstone Galleries
Author: Louise A Bruzon
Lost by Helen Smith
Silver

Lost
Author: Helen Smith
The Day I Stood Up to the School Bully by John K Wright
Bronze

The Day I Stood Up to the School Bully
Author: John K Wright

Lodestone Book One: The Sea of Storms by Mark Whiteway
Gold

Lodestone Book One: The Sea of Storms
Author: Mark Whiteway
Few Are Chosen by M T McGuire
Silver

Few Are Chosen
Author: M T McGuire
Red Bleeds the Jacaranda by R B Cheviot
Bronze

Red Bleeds the Jacaranda
Author: R B Cheviot

Unravelling by Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn
Gold

Unravelling
Author: Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn
Serene Maiden by James G Skinner
Bronze

Serene Maiden
Author: James G Skinner
Yes and PIgs Might Fly by Linda Louisa Dell
Bronze

Yes and PIgs Might Fly
Author: Linda Louisa Dell

Revolve by Sineás Kent
Silver

Revolve
Author: Sineás Kent

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GUIAMO, Book 1
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F’lorna of Rodesh
Life's more than simply song &
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INVOKING NONNA
A teen witch battling to stay
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The Frog Who Was Blue
A charity book that is
helping children in Africa.
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The Young Testament - preteen
A kids’-eye view
of the Jesus story!
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CAT DETECTIVES!
Can a cat detective bring
harmony to a family divided?
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Jack and the Lean Stalk
A spooky midnight meeting!
Will Jack make friend or foe?
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Gobbledy - a fun-filled story
2 brothers, 3 friends, and 1
little alien far from home.
www.amazon.com


Early Myths
Greek myths
for young kids
www.amazon.com


REGAINING LIFE'S WINDING TRAIL
The unusual life of
a scientist and poet
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THE FOREVER KID
Loss, love and remembrance
that will move hearts
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Passionate Travellers
Around the World on 21
Incredible Journeys in History
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The Battle of Trafalgar Square
Told from the pigeon
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HOLLY's HURRICANE
A fantastical ode to New
York City’s past and future.
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Two Spoons of Bitter
A story of love,
betrayal and redemption
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HomoAmerican – Secret Society
Unflinching portrait turbulent
times before & after Stonewall
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The Phantom of Faerie Mountain
An enchanting tale of
myth, magic, & friendship.
Amazon


THE PELICAN
'Emotional, sensitive and
deeply moving' Amazon
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SECRETS AND SPIES
Life-affirming, Scottish,
WW2, Boys' adventure.
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GRAY IS THE NEW BLACK
A Memoir of Self-Acceptance
Cracking the code to happiness
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Orc Road Trip
"Punching isn't the answer,"
said no orc ever.
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Endless Incarnation Sorrows
A Spiritual Odyssey of
Mortal Imprints on Earth
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Inconvenient Memories
An intimate account of a
modern Chinese social tragedy
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The Melody of Three
1815. And the fate of worlds
is in Rein's hands.
www.amazon.com