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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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THE BELLYBUTTON QUESTION
Do dinosaurs have
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www.damonartsnola.com


The Edible Machine Gun
Sound of a nuclear explosion
or the clink of coffee cups?
Amazon


The Shadow of the Tudor Rose
Time-travel adventure with
3 children and a talking cat
Amazon


The Strange Woman
Witch trials, feminism,
farming and wildflowers.
www.sheepshedpress.com


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


THE TIFFIN
Lost tiffin. Note gone astray.
A boy's search for family.
Amazon


The Midas Effect
What if you could make all
your wishes come true.
Amazon


THE RAMBEE BOO SERIES
Collect all the Rambee Boo
adventures! For 2 - 7 yr olds.
www.wamanbooks.com


Cats of the Pyramids
Two autistic kids. Great
adventure. ALIEN CAT PEOPLE!
Amazon


Nik Coppin's Comedy World
Stand-up comedy stories
don't get much funnier!
Amazon


Nutmeg Street: Egyptian Secret
Crime-fighting teens meet
ancient Egyptian intrigue!
Amazon


Book Of Greatness
A parable about unlocking
your destiny today.
Amazon


Monologues for Kids & Tweens 2
"Clean, gender-neutral, family
-friendly scripts for youth."
Amazon


THE TIFFIN
A novel this original is
1 in 6 million - Quill & Quire
Amazon


Eye of the Turtle
Thrilling adventure with
environmental theme (8+)
Gloria Barnett


GRAY IS THE NEW BLACK
A Memoir of Self-Acceptance
Cracking the code to happiness
www.amazon.com


Everyone Is an Entrepreneur
Discover the limitations of
life in a post-Soviet economy.
Amazon


FACE, A MEMOIR
A harrowing and life-affirming
memoir. It will draw you in.
Amazon


Introvert’s Career Guide
Landing a Job to Surviving,
Thriving and Moving on Up
www.janefinkle.com


Mighty Mary
Incredible story of Mary,
the elephant hanged for murder
www.amazon.com


The World Against Her Skin
"A rousing portrait of a
brave, imperfect woman."
Amazon


Abandoned: A Sacred Mission
The International Space
Station holds a secret
Amazon


To Bury the Cloud
A journey where physical and
emotional roads intertwine
Amazon


Evolution’s Magnum Opus
Riveting, cohesive, thought-
provoking & brilliant- Gdreads
Amazon


Kings, Conquerors, Psychopaths
Kings were serial killers
who preyed upon nations.
Amazon





THE VATICAN GAMES
Decoding the future will
be her ultimate challenge!
www.thevaticangames.com


WIND
Middle-grade fantasy with
a visionary ecological twist.
www.ellendeedavidson.com


Cinderella - A Love Story
A wonderful re-telling with
a sweet, heart-warming twist
Amazon


Hamsly, Burdance, & Dogston...
A hamster, a bird, and a
dog compete. Who will win?
Amazon