Previous Finalists





Winners 2015

Below is a list of the 2015 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.

Jump straight to:

If you happen to be looking for a good read, the readers at The Wishing Shelf Awards thoroughly recommend the following:

Feeding Time at the Zoo by Kevin Price
Silver

Feeding Time at the Zoo
Author: Kevin Price
How It Happened in Hotterly Hollow by Tracey L Coutts
Silver

How It Happened in Hotterly Hollow
Author: Tracey L Coutts
Do You Dream of Dinosaurs by Sally Alce
Bronze

Do You Dream of Dinosaurs
Author: Sally Alce
My Mummy is an Engineer by Kerrine Bryan, Jason Bryan
Bronze

My Mummy is an Engineer
Author: Kerrine Bryan, Jason Bryan

Do Not Feed the Troll! by Ryan Cartwright
Gold

Do Not Feed the Troll!
Author: Ryan Cartwright
A Knock at the Door by Helen Yeomans
Silver

A Knock at the Door
Author: Helen Yeomans
The Mouse Who Howled at the Moon by Sarah Hindmarsh
Silver

The Mouse Who Howled at the Moon
Author: Sarah Hindmarsh
Horace Burp by Chris Tennent
Bronze

Horace Burp
Author: Chris Tennent
Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon by Terry John Barto
Bronze

Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon
Author: Terry John Barto
The Forever Tree by Hilary Hawkes
Bronze

The Forever Tree
Author: Hilary Hawkes

Hieroglyph by Wendy Scott
Gold

Hieroglyph
Author: Wendy Scott
Bees in my Bananas by Neal Zetter
Silver

Bees in my Bananas
Author: Neal Zetter
The Sound Catcher by Graham Garrity
Silver

The Sound Catcher
Author: Graham Garrity
The Amazing Brain of O C Longbotham by Barbara Spencer
Bronze

The Amazing Brain of O C Longbotham
Author: Barbara Spencer
The Extraordinary Book of Doors by Anne Nydam
Bronze

The Extraordinary Book of Doors
Author: Anne Nydam

Community 17 by James Cardona
Gold

Community 17
Author: James Cardona
H.A.L.F. The Deep Beneath by Natalie Wright
Silver

H.A.L.F. The Deep Beneath
Author: Natalie Wright
Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor by Matt Pike
Bronze

Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor
Author: Matt Pike
Escape from B-Movie Hell by M T McGuire
Bronze

Escape from B-Movie Hell
Author: M T McGuire

The Piltdown Picasso by Robin Richards
Gold

The Piltdown Picasso
Author: Robin Richards
The Porter's Wife by Lisa Brown
Silver

The Porter's Wife
Author: Lisa Brown
Anonymous by Christine Benedict
Bronze

Anonymous
Author: Christine Benedict
The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman by Robin Gregory
Bronze

The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman
Author: Robin Gregory

Woody Allen, Reel to Real by Alex Sheremet
Silver

Woody Allen, Reel to Real
Author: Alex Sheremet

Sponsored Ads



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


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


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


GUIAMO, Book 1
Epic B.C. story combining
history, myth and gods.
www.amazon.co.uk


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


WATER DRAGON
Illustrating the powerful
bond of friendship. 6-12 yrs
www.amazon.co.uk


Finnigan the Circus Cat
A rescued kitten finds a home
in a circus museum!
www.amazon.com


Deliverance Mary Fields
True American saga. Grit
pioneers freedom. Oprah Pick
www.amazon.com


Sagas and Sea Smoke
Uncover this murder mystery
from Canadian history
www.susannicol.com


Red Falcon Publishing
Affordable, quality
self-publishing.
www.redfalconpublishing.co.uk


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


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


Lucky by RH Webster
Mystery and romance await
Lucky on a flight to Earth.
Amazon


RANGER NADER
A boy & a magic axe fight a
demigod to save the world.
Amazon


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


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


The Babbling Brook
FREE D/LOAD - Delightful
Heartfelt, Intelligent
www.amazon.com


Prof. Children’s Book Editing
1% of books win publishing
deal. Make your book stand out
www.jessebcreative.com


Detour Man
Bodybuilders + terrorists =
an explosive mystery
www.books2read.com


Grumpy & Lumpy Bears
A story in verse with
original antique photographs.
www.amazon.com


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


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


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


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


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





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


Early Myths
Greek myths
for young kids
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


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