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Winners 2013

Below is a list of the 2013 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:

Maisie's Mountain by Lorna Murphy
Silver

Maisie's Mountain
Author: Lorna Murphy
Sir Stan the Bogeyman by Stacie Morrell
Bronze

Sir Stan the Bogeyman
Author: Stacie Morrell

The Insect Hotel by David Stringer
Gold

The Insect Hotel
Author: David Stringer
An Evening With Grandpa by Diana Matlin
Silver

An Evening With Grandpa
Author: Diana Matlin
Jasper's Hollow by Janet Annan
Bronze

Jasper's Hollow
Author: Janet Annan

Escape from the Forbidden Planet Book One by Julie Anne Grasso
Gold

Escape from the Forbidden Planet Book One
Author: Julie Anne Grasso
Professor Kompressor Under Cover by Nils Andersson
Silver

Professor Kompressor Under Cover
Author: Nils Andersson
Sir Kaye Book 1 by Don M Winn
Silver

Sir Kaye Book 1
Author: Don M Winn
The Hackers of Oz by Tom Mula
Silver

The Hackers of Oz
Author: Tom Mula
Ally N. Invasion SPACE SPY by Steve Lill
Bronze

Ally N. Invasion SPACE SPY
Author: Steve Lill
Frank Zoo and the Wannabe by Sue Hampton
Bronze

Frank Zoo and the Wannabe
Author: Sue Hampton
The Assembly Room by Bryony Allen
Bronze

The Assembly Room
Author: Bryony Allen

Children of the Knight by Michael J Bowler
Gold

Children of the Knight
Author: Michael J Bowler
Arteess Conflict by James Starling
Silver

Arteess Conflict
Author: James Starling
The Skipper's Child by Valerie Poore
Silver

The Skipper's Child
Author: Valerie Poore
Napoleon Xylophone by Frank Lambert
Bronze

Napoleon Xylophone
Author: Frank Lambert
The Ultimate Inferior Beings by Mark Roman
Bronze

The Ultimate Inferior Beings
Author: Mark Roman

Bookworm by Christopher Nuttall
Gold

Bookworm
Author: Christopher Nuttall
Fire and Water by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder
Silver

Fire and Water
Author: Betsy Graziani Fasbinder
The Goa File Argentina 1945-1983 by James Skinner
Silver

The Goa File Argentina 1945-1983
Author: James Skinner
A Little Book of Pleasures by William Wood
Bronze

A Little Book of Pleasures
Author: William Wood
Flying With Kites by Alan Reynolds
Bronze

Flying With Kites
Author: Alan Reynolds
The Hole Opportunity by J. Minter
Bronze

The Hole Opportunity
Author: J. Minter

Spinach Soup For the Walls by Lynne Harkes
Gold

Spinach Soup For the Walls
Author: Lynne Harkes
The Church of Tango: A Memoir by Cherie Magnus
Gold

The Church of Tango: A Memoir
Author: Cherie Magnus
The Perfect Pair The Enchanted Mirror by David C Holroyd & Tracy J Holroyd
Bronze

The Perfect Pair The Enchanted Mirror
Author: David C Holroyd & Tracy J Holroyd

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Look 'N Up Invasion
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CALM POND
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RAIN FALLING ON EMBERS
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A Lady Newspaperman's Dilemma
Alex’s goal: succeed in a 1926
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Hanna’s Ascent
A lyrical story of transgender
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Moving Men by Karene Horst
A modern novel, relationships
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Arctic Dinosaurs
Her first Arctic year -
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What You Cannot See
A woman trying to navigate
and understand her life
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Over Rainbow Bridge
An ABC Dog Adventure. For
children suffering loss of pet
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An Enemy Like Me
A story not only of war but of
love & what we will do for it.
Amazon


THE DARK PLACES NOVELS
Paranormal thrillers to
get your pulse racing
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Thar She Blows
Brian got swallowed by
a whale. Mom’ll be mad.
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Chains of Prophecy
A man finds he is the chosen
sorcerer of Heaven.
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Wild Atlantic Way Anthology
Characters along Ireland’s
Majestic Coast
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Danny Chaucer's Flying Saucer
An exciting sci-fi adventure
series for kids!
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The Toad from Outer Space
A cautionary tale about a
toad-ily historic space flight
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Winds of Discontent
Gun running, investigative
reporter and Yvonne
Amazon


Harmony Dances On
Helping children navigate the
journey through grief
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Putney Hicks Inventor
Can Putney Hicks engineer
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EVERKNIGHT
A Heroic Journey of
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DRAGONDAH
The Secret Legacy
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Great Inventor of the Stars
A Master in Training fixes a
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Building The Beast:
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Clifftop Farm in Wartime
A story of WW2
evacuated children
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In Other Words, Poetic Journey
Explore life through the eyes
of a tireless wanderer
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Ships in the Desert
Timely, illuminating, and wise
—Julian Hoffman
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I FEEL YOUR STARE
An Autobiography
BOOK AWARD WINNER!
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