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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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Rainbow Bridge
Ever wondered where your
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Amazon


Look 'N Up Invasion
A clever mix of fantasy,
family drama & cultural debate
Goodreads


THE CURIST
Abby Steel hunts an evil
killer. Can he be caught?
Amazon


The Long Road to Namai
Adventures of a daughter of
Earth on a planet of psychics
Amazon


Wild Asses of Mojave Desert
“Funny & tender, moving &
poetic" Recommended US Review
books2read.com


GRAVE SECRETS-Cassandra Aston
The dark fantasy you've
been waiting for
Amazon


TOUCH
Gritty coming-of-age
fiction with a purpose
Amazon


Finding Karen Black
The heartwarming mother-
daughter reunion story
Amazon


Pippin's Country Adventure
A happy fun educational read
about an adventurous poodle.
Amazon


The Wolf's Tooth
A boy in a forest. Alone,
but for a wolf pack.
Amazon


What Death Taught Terrence
A man reviews life from the
beyond. What will he learn?
Amazon


Pure Ink Press
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open for submissions
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THE DARK PLACES NOVELS
Paranormal thrillers to
get your pulse racing
kimgravell.com


My Solo Wedding in Santorini
A true story. Honest,
thought-provoking & funny .
blogaboutl


JOYFUL LIFE PRESS
Books and workbooks that
entertain, support and inspire
www.joyfullifepress.com


The Girl Who Looked Beyond...
13 yrs old. How can she have
a destiny to save the world?
Amazon


Love in the Cupboard
A sweet, clean Catholic Priest
seeks a wife rom-com
Amazon


A Lady Newspaperman’s Dilemma
Alex’s goal: succeed in the
1926 male world of news
Amazon


Captain Polo Saving the Planet
"Eco-adventure comics
for middle graders"
www.alanhesse.com


The Boy and the Jaguar
A magical Mayan tale
for middle-grade readers.
Amazon


Putney Hicks Inventor
Can Putney Hicks engineer
a way out of trouble?
Amazon


HUNGRY TRAILS
‘A…culturally rich family
chronicle.’ Kirkus Review
Amazon


Irish Famine Novel
My novel Hungry Trails
celebrates family resilience
Amazon


The Pivotal Pastor
A pastor and famous
architect transform a parish
Amazon


Harmony Dances On
Helping children navigate the
journey through grief
Amazon





THE SELFISH SHELLFISH & THE
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It Rains in February
A wife's memoir of love,
suicide, grief and loss
Amazon


My Solo Wedding in Santorini
A true story. Honest,
thought-provoking & funny .
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The Stranger of Ul Darak BK 1
A new intriguing epic
high fantasy series
sceston.com