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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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Lucky by RH Webster
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I Wish You Happiness
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Ekleipsis
Ordinary people battling
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Addicted To Hate
Parent abuse can take on
many different forms...
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PARANORMAL THRILLER
Supernatural powers, ghosts,
& a kickass female heroine
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The Young Testament - preteen
A kids’-eye view
of the Jesus story!
www.amazon.com


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


UNLIKELY FRIENDS
Friendship can be found
in the most unusual places
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RANGER NADER
A boy & a magic axe fight a
demigod to save the world.
Amazon


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


The Assassin of Malcoze
An assassin’s plot will
change the kingdom forever
Amazon


Viking Voyager, Iceland Memoir
A lively memoir that captures
the heart and soul of Iceland
Amazon


Jack and the Lean Stalk
A spooky midnight meeting!
Will Jack make friend or foe?
www.amazon.com


Home Alone Harry
Children picture book showing
how to care for a family dog
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Hero, a Hag, and Foggle-nogger
The Race for Croggerpooey
Humorous middle grade fantasy
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Black ≠ Inferior
'passionate, inspiring...speak
to black readers...' Kirkus
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Were You Born for Such a Time?
A "must read" for every teen
and all who know a teen!
www.carolynhayes.net


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


Kringleset Chronicles
A magical fantasy adventure,
think Christmas meets Narnia.
Amazon


PROFESSOR PARRO...
Good & bad choices result
in mystery & adventure.
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Nibbler and Captain Make Peace
Advantageous for early
readers with life-application.
www.amazon.co.uk


Ever Alice
Alice returns to Wonderland to
take out the Queen of Hearts.
Amazon


Masters of the Broken Watches
A time, myth, and
science adventure thriller.
Amazon





Redefining Normal
Two Foster Kids Beat the Odds
Discovering Healing, Happiness
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METAL BONES
Star Wars meets Boondocks
Saints in Metal Bones.
www.amazon.com


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


Peter the Picky Polar Bear
What kind of polar bear
doesn’t like fish?
Amazon