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Winners 2012

Below is a list of the 2012 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:

The Red Boat by Hannah Cumming
Gold

The Red Boat
Author: Hannah Cumming
Rabbityness by Jo Empson
Bronze

Rabbityness
Author: Jo Empson

Christmas Steps. New Rhymes for the Season by Mary Ann O'Leary
Gold

Christmas Steps. New Rhymes for the Season
Author: Mary Ann O'Leary
Where's My Bloomers? by Jo Bright
Silver

Where's My Bloomers?
Author: Jo Bright
There's A Monster Under My Bed!  by Sammy Sutterton
Bronze

There's A Monster Under My Bed!
Author: Sammy Sutterton

Ante's Inferno by Griselda Heppel
Gold

Ante's Inferno
Author: Griselda Heppel
Chosen by Neil Harrison
Silver

Chosen
Author: Neil Harrison
James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra by Colm McElwain
Bronze

James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra
Author: Colm McElwain

Sun Fish, Moon Fish by Morag Lewis
Gold

Sun Fish, Moon Fish
Author: Morag Lewis
Neil's War by Neil W. Murphy
Silver

Neil's War
Author: Neil W. Murphy
FireSeed One by Catherine Stine
Bronze

FireSeed One
Author: Catherine Stine

Black Bird, White Bird by Peter Gauld
Gold

Black Bird, White Bird
Author: Peter Gauld
Dangerous Waters by  Anne Allen
Silver

Dangerous Waters
Author: Anne Allen
Black Eagle Force: Eye of the Storm,  by Buck Steinke & Ken Farmer
Bronze

Black Eagle Force: Eye of the Storm,
Author: Buck Steinke & Ken Farmer
The Flowers of Evil. An Entertainment by Simon Acland
Bronze

The Flowers of Evil. An Entertainment
Author: Simon Acland

India. Through Alien Eyes,  by Mohan & Narottam Mishra
Gold

India. Through Alien Eyes,
Author: Mohan & Narottam Mishra
Passing Through the Woods by David Gwilym Anthony
Bronze

Passing Through the Woods
Author: David Gwilym Anthony
The Sky's the Limit by Susie Bennett
Bronze

The Sky's the Limit
Author: Susie Bennett

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Cognition
Is human intelligence at its
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Family Redefined
Childhood Reflections on
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A Tree in Time
Time travel to Ancient Britain
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NILE CAT
A YA historical thriller
set in Egypt
Amazon


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


I Wish You Happiness
"Highly recommended"
- Billy Bob Buttons (5 Stars)
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Hettie The Talking Yeti
Action packed picture book
with hilarious twist ending
Amazon


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


Sentinals Awaken
Epic Fantasy, ancient
magic, myth and adventure
Amazon


Where Have We Come
Is love stronger than the
tragedy that haunts them?
Amazon


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


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


REMARKABLE WOMEN IN VERSE
Rosa Parks, Helen Keller and
F Nightingale in rhyming verse
Amazon


An Only Child's Diary
For girls facing the
challenge of growing up
Amazon


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


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


THE RAMBEE BOO SERIES
Collect all the Rambee Boo
adventures! For 2 - 7 yr olds.
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Everything All At Once
Teenage life (with a playlist)
Listen while you read.
Amazon


To Bury the Cloud
A journey where physical and
emotional roads intertwine
Amazon


The Demonic Virtue
The tale of all tales.
The journey of Atopher.
Amazon


SEED BALLS
Simple and fun recipe
to make seed balls
Amazon


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


Yes and Pigs Might Fly
'Genuinely insightful'
FINALIST in the WSBA
www.amazon.co.uk





Uncle Greg's Treasure [Novel]
Around the World
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I Wish You Happiness
"Highly recommended"
- Billy Bob Buttons (5 Stars)
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THE VATICAN GAMES
Decoding the future will
be her ultimate challenge!
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TARO: Legendary Hero of Japan
In the mists of Mount Fuji...
...no one can escape destiny.
Amazon