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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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Dinner on the Doorstep
A beautiful story of hope
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Introvert’s Career Guide
Landing a Job to Surviving,
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SUBMIT HORROR
14 tales - new and renewed -
of imminent terror!
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No Deadly Medicine
A gripping debut thriller
fast paced and unputdownable!
www.amazon.co.uk


Gobbledy - a fun-filled story
2 brothers, 3 friends, and 1
little alien far from home.
www.amazon.com


Tupelo Honey
Gritty, superbly written. Full
of unforgettable characters.
www.amazon.com


Black ≠ Inferior
'passionate, inspiring...speak
to black readers...' Kirkus
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NILE CAT
A YA historical thriller
set in Egypt
Amazon


Maya and the Turtle
A Korean Fairytale
Check out the audiobook
www.amazon.co.uk


Dave Explores the Outdoors
Educational book, written in
a fun, rhyming style.
www.amazon.co.uk


The Melody of Three
1815. And the fate of worlds
is in Rein's hands.
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


Last Star Standing
Kirkus-starred adventure
"A deeply addictive read" SPR
Amazon


Inconvenient Memories
An intimate account of a
modern Chinese social tragedy
www.amazon.com


The Sands of Marrakech
Paranormal mystery set in
Morocco by M.A. Moore
Amazon


THE FLOATING UMBRELLA
There could be more
than meets the eye.
www.amazon.com


Blessed Assurance
‘A gripping, character-led
story…highly recommended.’
www.amazon.com


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


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


Cuckoo Clock New York
Kindertransport-What happened
to the children in WW2?
www.amazon.com


PROFESSOR PARRO...
Good & bad choices result
in mystery & adventure.
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


TARO: Legendary Hero of Japan
In the mists of Mount Fuji...
...no one can escape destiny.
Amazon





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


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


Zuma the Dog
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Tupelo Honey
Gritty, superbly written. Full
of unforgettable characters.
www.amazon.com