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Winners 2014

Below is a list of the 2014 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:

GG and Mamela by Belinda Brock
Gold

GG and Mamela
Author: Belinda Brock
Stonely's Pet Dinosaur by Naomi Burman-Shine
Silver

Stonely's Pet Dinosaur
Author: Naomi Burman-Shine
Curious Creatures by Kevin Price
Bronze

Curious Creatures
Author: Kevin Price

Ginger the Gangster Cat by Frank Kusy
Gold

Ginger the Gangster Cat
Author: Frank Kusy
Cell Wars by Amanda Miles
Silver

Cell Wars
Author: Amanda Miles

Shadow Jumper by J M Forster
Gold

Shadow Jumper
Author: J M Forster
Manchester United, Tales From History by Philippe Glogowski
Silver

Manchester United, Tales From History
Author: Philippe Glogowski
Christmas Nevermore by Marc Cadieux
Bronze

Christmas Nevermore
Author: Marc Cadieux
Esme Dooley by Jane Donovan + Rosie McTozy
Bronze

Esme Dooley
Author: Jane Donovan + Rosie McTozy

Cairn: A Dragon Memoir by Rebecca Ferrell Porter
Silver

Cairn: A Dragon Memoir
Author: Rebecca Ferrell Porter
Decay (Tesla Evolution Book 2) by Mark Lingane
Silver

Decay (Tesla Evolution Book 2)
Author: Mark Lingane
Joshua of Gaia: The Lost Elderzamia by M G Russell
Bronze

Joshua of Gaia: The Lost Elderzamia
Author: M G Russell
Running Through A Dark Place by Michael Bowler
Bronze

Running Through A Dark Place
Author: Michael Bowler
Xyz by Frank Lambert
Bronze

Xyz
Author: Frank Lambert

1066, What Fates Impose by G K Holloway
Gold

1066, What Fates Impose
Author: G K Holloway
Blazing Obsession by Dai Henley
Silver

Blazing Obsession
Author: Dai Henley
Shell House by Gayle Eileen Curtis
Silver

Shell House
Author: Gayle Eileen Curtis
A Just and Upright Man by R J Lynch
Bronze

A Just and Upright Man
Author: R J Lynch
Kybernos by M J A Watney
Bronze

Kybernos
Author: M J A Watney
To Catch a Butterfly by T.M. Payne
Bronze

To Catch a Butterfly
Author: T.M. Payne

Almost Invincible by Suzanne Burdon
Gold

Almost Invincible
Author: Suzanne Burdon
Grumpy old Menopause by Carol E Wyer
Silver

Grumpy old Menopause
Author: Carol E Wyer
The Hollywood Clown by Jason Lassen
Silver

The Hollywood Clown
Author: Jason Lassen
Churchill's Rebels by Meredith Whitford
Bronze

Churchill's Rebels
Author: Meredith Whitford
Incredible! Plant Veg, Grow a Revolution by Joanna Dobson
Bronze

Incredible! Plant Veg, Grow a Revolution
Author: Joanna Dobson
The Boy From Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD  by Alison M Thompson
Bronze

The Boy From Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD
Author: Alison M Thompson

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Crooked Fences: A Novel
An honest story of change
and overcoming prejudice.
www.amazon.com


Passionate Travellers
Around the World on 21
Incredible Journeys in History
www.amazon.co.uk


Billy the Brave
Multi-award winning comics
powered by healthy eating.
Amazon


PETRIFIED PETE
Read along as Pete makes
an important discovery.
Amazon


The Tap-Dancing Pigeon
An inspiring adventure
for 3 to 8 year olds.
www.amazon.com


Masters of the Broken Watches
A time, myth, and
science adventure thriller.
Amazon


Raindrops: How Meditation...
Searching for spiritual
stability and mental health.
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Mighty Mary
Incredible story of Mary,
the elephant hanged for murder
www.amazon.com


Everything All At Once
Teenage life (with a playlist)
Listen while you read.
www.amazon.co.uk


HomoAmerican – Secret Society
Unflinching portrait turbulent
times before & after Stonewall
www.amazon.com


PERHAPS YOU WERE BORN FOR JUST
SUCH A TIME AS THIS: For every
teen and all who know a teen
www.carolynhayes.net


Meet Nurse Sherlock
ICU nurse uses critical
thinking to solve crimes.
www.LochLonach.com


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


Music of Clara Martinelli
Our world in peril. Can
a piece of music save it?
Amazon


Viking Voyager, Iceland Memoir
A lively memoir that captures
the heart and soul of Iceland
Amazon


The Power of Positivity:
The ABC's of a Pandemic
5 Star Rating on Amazon!
Amazon


UNLIKELY FRIENDS
Friendship can be found
in the most unusual places
www.amazon.com


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


Ekleipsis
Ordinary people battling
perverse needs and desires
books2read.com


THE LOST VALOR OF LOVE
Escape to a world of kings,
gods, war, and forbidden love.
www.amazon.com


The Frog Who Was Blue
A charity book that is
helping children in Africa.
www.childrensfunnybooks.co.uk


THE AWAN LAKE SERIES
CANADIAN COZY MYSTERIES
set in Canada’s Lake Country
www.peterkingsmill.ca


The Adventures of T J...
T J’s disability is no barrier
to a happy and fulfilling life
www.amandakehoebooks.com


Sometimes Lovin' is Hurtful
A love song on repressed
love. Straight-gay.
www.amazon.com


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





Cosmic Playbook for Writers
Daily creative inspiration and
mindfulness tools for authors.
Amazon


A Faulty Eviction
Eccentric tenants band
together to fight an eviction.
Amazon


THE PINK DOOR
A sensitive caregiver's
roadmap for the last days
www.suziedaggett.com


Where Have We Come
Is love stronger than the
tragedy that haunts them?
Amazon