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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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Sentinals Awaken
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SEED BALLS
Simple and fun recipe
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FACE, A MEMOIR
A harrowing and life-affirming
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THE PAX PRINCIPLES
An awesome story for teens...
life in a very different world
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The Frog Who Was Blue
A charity book that is
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GRAY IS THE NEW BLACK
A Memoir of Self-Acceptance
Cracking the code to happiness
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Traffic: A Ronnie Lake Mystery
PI entangled in a kidnapping
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Signs in the Dark
1 deaf teen captive,1 innocent
suspect. Suspense & romance.
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The Cat with the Crooked Tail
A Dance-It-Out Creative Story
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As the Daisies Bloom
A loving exploration of
generosity, peace and hope
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DRAGON BROTHERS
Dragon-winged brothers right
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WATER DRAGON
Illustrating the powerful
bond of friendship. 6-12 yrs
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No Deadly Medicine
A gripping debut thriller
fast paced and unputdownable!
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Broken Twigs
A fantasy story brimming
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From Under the Sun
A time travel adventure
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Hamsly, Burdance, & Dogston...
A hamster, a bird, and a
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The Golden Man
Mayhem reigns supreme across
suburban and outback Australia
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Masters of the Broken Watches
A time, myth, and
science adventure thriller.
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The Last Roman
Some debts you cannot repay,
even if you live forever...
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Limerick Comics
Lighthearted, original with
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Mighty Mary
Incredible story of Mary,
the elephant hanged for murder
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Eye of the Turtle
Thrilling adventure with
environmental theme (8+)
Gloria Barnett


COLONY
A mist-shrouded island with
an ancient terror at its heart
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THE CAT DETECTIVES IN RUSSIA
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four-legged mystery series
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