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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.

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

Category 1: Pre-school picture books
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

Category 2: Books for 6 - 8 year olds
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:

Category 3: Books for 9 - 12 year olds
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

Category 4: Books for Teenagers
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

Category 5: Books for adults (fiction)
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

Category 6: Books for Adults (non-fiction)
Revolve by Sineás Kent
Silver

Revolve
Author: Sineás Kent


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CHILDREN OF EARTH AND STAR
"Magnificently illustrated
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Idi & The Oracle’s Quest
Magic and adventure
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PERHAPS YOU WERE BORN FOR JUST
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Famously Dead
Gambling-themed action
thriller with a twist
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Sagas and Sea Smoke
Uncover this murder mystery
from Canadian history
www.susannicol.com


WONDERFUL HAIR
Bumpa and the Piggies dancing
their way into your hearts.
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Henry Disney's
truly unforgettable read
REGAINING LIFE’S WINDING TRAIL
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Two Spoons of Bitter
A story of love,
betrayal and redemption
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BROKEN SEA
A dramatic love story set
in the troubled days of 1968
www.local-legend.co.uk


The Moon Pigeon
NASA report on 'MOON PIGEONS'
Discover the truth!
www.amazon.com


THE PINK DOOR
A sensitive caregiver's
roadmap for the last days
www.suziedaggett.com


International Crime Series
One girl one object -
take on the criminal cartels
www.keithhoare.com


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Billy Blacksmith: Demonslayer
Teenagers vs demonic,
sword-wielding spiders
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THE LEARNING PROJECT
Become fully human.
Welcome your rites of passage.
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Word of the Week: Volume one
A wry examination of the
words we think we know.
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Were You Born for Such a Time?
A "must read" for every teen
and all who know a teen!
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Sons of the Sphinx
If they fail, she could die
over 3300 years from home.
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Accepting My Gay Self
Funny, tear jerker, honest,
authentic, thought provoking
www.amazon.com


The Phantom of Faerie Mountain
An enchanting tale of
myth, magic, & friendship.
Amazon


COUNTERACT
A must-read YA thriller series
about a totalitarian America.
www.amazon.com


The Candy Judge 
**** ’Fun, educational...
beautifully illustrated...’
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THE REINDEER CAPER
A missing reindeer, a
murdered elf and Santa in jail
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REGAINING LIFE’S WINDING TRAIL
By Dr Henry Disney. An unusual
life of a scientist and a poet
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Common '?' Children Ask About
Puberty: Insights from a
health education expert
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A TRIBUTE TO TERRY PRATCHETT
Seventeen tales of magic &
memory #defeatdementia
www.amazon.co.uk


CHILDREN OF EARTH AND STAR
"Magnificently illustrated
love story" * "Very sweet"
www.amazon.com


CLASSICS
Encouraging kids to read them.
"Totally Unputdownable"
www.amazon.com