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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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LEA CROFT
WHO KILLED HERBERT GRANT?
A multilayered mystery
www.amazon.co.uk


Henry Disney's
truly unforgettable read
REGAINING LIFE’S WINDING TRAIL
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Formatting and Cover Design
Let me turn your manuscript
into something exceptional!
www.jschlenker.com


The Number Story 1 & 2
Finally, an award-winning way
to learn numbers. It works!
www.amazon.com


The Demonic Virtue
The tale of all tales.
The journey of Atopher.
Amazon


Life in the Grand Pause
Child music prodigy is whisked
away into a new life.
www.amazon.com


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


Bad Bitches & Power Pitches
Use your inner bad-bitch
to achieve EVERYTHING!
www.amazon.com


INVOKING NONNA
A teen witch battling to stay
safe. Coming-of-age fantasy.
www.amazon.com


CHILDREN OF THE KNIGHT
King Arthur uses kids to
create a modern Camelot
www.amazon.com


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


HEIR OF RA
An award-winning adventure
through history and time!
www.amazon.com


Karen Nicksich
angel reader, children's
author, dog trainer
www.pet-angelreader.com


HOLLY's HURRICANE
A fantastical ode to New
York City’s past and future.
www.amazon.com


THE ILLUSTRATED HEN
'Imaginative, often surreal...
written with flamboyance.' WSA
www.amazon.com


Everything All At Once
Teenage life (with a playlist)
Listen while you read.
Amazon


Jack and the Lean Stalk
A spooky midnight meeting!
Will Jack make friend or foe?
www.amazon.com


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


BLINK
A driver narrowly avoids
hitting a strange man…
www.amazon.co.uk


Twelve: A Date with Obsession
A gripping psychological
thriller from Alan Reynolds
www.amazon.co.uk


SUBMIT HORROR
14 tales - new and renewed -
of imminent terror!
www.amazon.co.uk


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Support & promotion incl.
webpage & 1 yr. promo
www.indiebooksource.com


The Opium Lord's Daughter
First Opium War told through
Chinese and English views
robertwangauthor.com


No Deadly Medicine
A gripping debut thriller
fast paced and unputdownable!
www.amazon.co.uk


TRUTH AND REVENGE
Secrecy and revenge...
and a shameful family secret
www.amazon.co.uk





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


HOLLY's HURRICANE
A fantastical ode to New
York City’s past and future.
www.amazon.com


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


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