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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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A mystery with intrigue,
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Ship Rats
Set sail for thrills & danger!
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Famously Dead
Gambling-themed action
thriller with a twist
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CON ARTIST DATING
Win against con artists
and true love is yours.
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THERE'S A BIZER IN MY BATHTUB
Interactions among nature's
bugs, flyers AND crawlers.
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Dragon's Future
Family, friends, dragons!
A fight for their future
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Word of the Week: Volume one
A wry examination of the
words we think we know.
www.balancemedia.co.uk


TWS loved Cooperative Lives
Written with a gold-tipped pen
A literary work of art.
www.twoskates.com


Dinner on the Doorstep
A beautiful story of hope
and celebration of community.
www.elizabethmarycummings.com


REGAINING LIFE'S WINDING TRAIL
The unusual life of
a scientist and poet
www.austinmacauley.com


THE FOREVER KID
Loss, love and remembrance
that will move hearts
www.bigskypublishing.com.au


THE LEARNING PROJECT
Become fully human.
Welcome your rites of passage.
www.mindstrengthbalance.com


Accepting My Gay Self
Funny, tear jerker, honest,
authentic, thought provoking
www.amazon.com


FIND OURSELVES IN VENICE,
FLORENCE, ROME and BARCELONA
A travel memoir of adventure
www.amazon.com


Curses of Scale
A curse. A fairy. A dragon.
And a girl's journey.
www.amazon.co.uk


CATNIP
Cats, catastrophes and murder!
A cosy mystery with claws.
www.amazon.co.uk


JUST FINISH!
“Inspirational, motivational
& captivating” New Runner
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Common '?' Children Ask About
Puberty: Insights from a
health education expert
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CAT DETECTIVES!
Can a cat detective bring
harmony to a family divided?
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Life in the Grand Pause
Child music prodigy is whisked
away into a new life.
www.amazon.com


Henry Disney's
truly unforgettable read
REGAINING LIFE’S WINDING TRAIL
www.austinmacauley.com


Sons of the Sphinx
If they fail, she could die
over 3300 years from home.
www.amazon.com


Were You Born for Such a Time?
A "must read" for every teen
and all who know a teen!
www.carolynhayes.net


Kindness, Kale & Kettlebells
A journey to self-awareness
Amazon bestseller Bio Soc Act
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My Dad, the Earth Warrior
A fun eco-adventure brimming
with love and crazy mishaps.
www.amazon.co.uk





REGAINING LIFE’S WINDING TRAIL
The unusual life of
a scientist and poet
www.austinmacauley.com


THE LEARNING PROJECT
Become fully human.
Welcome your rites of passage.
www.mindstrengthbalance.com


Henry Disney's
truly unforgettable read
REGAINING LIFE’S WINDING TRAIL
www.austinmacauley.com


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