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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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THE NAMESAKE: Truth is Freedom
When faith turns to violence,
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'A magical story that
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THE VATICAN GAMES
Decoding the future will
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Billy Blacksmith: Demonslayer
Teenagers vs demonic,
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How Much Big Is the Sky
A memoir of a mother's love
and unfathomable loss.
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THE CAT DETECTIVES IN RUSSIA
Pack your suitcase for a
four-legged mystery series
www.amazon.co.uk


Practice Makes Better
Beautifully illustrated book
to foster growth mindset.
Amazon


My Dad, the Earth Warrior
A fun eco-adventure brimming
with love and crazy mishaps.
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Lucky by RH Webster
Mystery and romance await
Lucky on a flight to Earth.
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Hero, a Hag, and Foggle-nogger
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THE FLOATING UMBRELLA
There could be more
than meets the eye.
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No Deadly Medicine
A gripping debut thriller
fast paced and unputdownable!
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Give Them Unquiet Dreams
Can he free his mother from
a psychiatric institute?
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THE LOST VALOR OF LOVE
Escape to a world of kings,
gods, war, and forbidden love.
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BAD BITCHES AND POWER PITCHES
Use your inner bad-bitch
to achieve EVERYTHING!
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IMAGINE THAT
WINNER/GOLD MEDAL
Children's Books Ages 6-8
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Cats of the Pyramids
Two autistic kids. Great
adventure. ALIEN CAT PEOPLE!
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Life in the Grand Pause
Child music prodigy is whisked
away into a new life.
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CALEDONIA
Historical Novel, Scotland,
Adventure, Romance, Mystery
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The Battle of Trafalgar Square
Told from the pigeon
side of the conflict!
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MATILDA SEER
Where your name is,
there lies your power
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THE NAMESAKE: Truth is Freedom
When faith turns to violence,
two women are changed forever
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Nibbler and Captain Make Peace
Advantageous for early
readers with life-application.
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My Dad, the Earth Warrior
A fun eco-adventure brimming
with love and crazy mishaps.
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DRAGON BROTHERS
Dragon-winged brothers right
the wrongs of their elders.
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