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Winners 2016

Below is a list of the 2016 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:

Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind by Lisa Anne Novelline
Gold

Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind
Author: Lisa Anne Novelline
The Amazing Adventures of Melissa Bee by Aimée Lissantheia
Gold

The Amazing Adventures of Melissa Bee
Author: Aimée Lissantheia
Illustrator: Tim Lukowiak
How Popcorn the Bear Found His Name! by Debbie Howard
Silver

How Popcorn the Bear Found His Name!
Author: Debbie Howard
Illustrator:
Zak and Jen's Astronomical Adventures: The Petal Planet by Natalie Page, (Illustrator, Chris Rivers Nuttall)
Silver

Zak and Jen's Astronomical Adventures: The Petal Planet
Author: Natalie Page, (Illustrator, Chris Rivers Nuttall)
Illustrator:
A Fish in Foreign Waters, A Book for Bilingual Children by Laura Caputo-Wickham and Pamela Goodman
Bronze

A Fish in Foreign Waters, A Book for Bilingual Children
Author: Laura Caputo-Wickham and Pamela Goodman
Illustrator:
Popcorn the Bear & Biscuit's Odd Ears! by Debbie Howard
Bronze

Popcorn the Bear & Biscuit's Odd Ears!
Author: Debbie Howard
Illustrator:
The Number Story 1 / The Number Story 2 by Miss Anna
Bronze

The Number Story 1 / The Number Story 2
Author: Miss Anna
Illustrator:

Nickerbacher by Terry John Barto
Gold

Nickerbacher
Author: Terry John Barto
Finnigan the Circus Cat by Mary Wagner
Silver

Finnigan the Circus Cat
Author: Mary Wagner
Simon Cup's Box by A. B. Syed
Silver

Simon Cup's Box
Author: A. B. Syed
Weeds in Nana's Garden by Kathryn Harrison
Silver

Weeds in Nana's Garden
Author: Kathryn Harrison
Atalanta, Simon Spence by Colm Lawton
Bronze

Atalanta, Simon Spence
Author: Colm Lawton
The Lonely Little Bumbershoot by Jeff Edwards and Brenda Edwards
Bronze

The Lonely Little Bumbershoot
Author: Jeff Edwards and Brenda Edwards

The Beat on Ruby's Street by Jenna Zark
Gold

The Beat on Ruby's Street
Author: Jenna Zark
Crime Cats: Missing by Wolfgang Parker
Silver

Crime Cats: Missing
Author: Wolfgang Parker
The Cats Who Crossed Over from Paris by R F Kristi
Silver

The Cats Who Crossed Over from Paris
Author: R F Kristi
Jodie and the Library Card by Julie Hodgson
Bronze

Jodie and the Library Card
Author: Julie Hodgson
My Aunt Manya by José Patterson
Bronze

My Aunt Manya
Author: José Patterson
My Last Summer on the Moon by Sung-Jin Kang
Bronze

My Last Summer on the Moon
Author: Sung-Jin Kang

Dust: Before and After by S E Smith
Gold

Dust: Before and After
Author: S E Smith
Legacy by Ellery A Kane
Gold

Legacy
Author: Ellery A Kane
XODUS by K.J. McPike
Silver

XODUS
Author: K.J. McPike
Life After the Undead by Pembroke Sinclair
Bronze

Life After the Undead
Author: Pembroke Sinclair
The Grid 1: Fall of Justice by Paul Teague
Bronze

The Grid 1: Fall of Justice
Author: Paul Teague
UnBlessed by Crystin Goodwin
Bronze

UnBlessed
Author: Crystin Goodwin

Waking the Merrow by Heather Rigney
Gold

Waking the Merrow
Author: Heather Rigney
Blood Dragons by Rosemary A Johns
Silver

Blood Dragons
Author: Rosemary A Johns
Hemingway, Three Angels, and Me by Jerome Mark Antil
Silver

Hemingway, Three Angels, and Me
Author: Jerome Mark Antil
Circled by Anne McAneny
Bronze

Circled
Author: Anne McAneny
Toru: Wayfarer Returns by Stephanie R. Sorensen
Bronze

Toru: Wayfarer Returns
Author: Stephanie R. Sorensen

Cruising the Mediterranean by Sunny & Al Lockwood
Gold

Cruising the Mediterranean
Author: Sunny & Al Lockwood
Part of the Family by Jason Hensley
Silver

Part of the Family
Author: Jason Hensley
Fire-Floats and Fireboats by David C Pike
Bronze

Fire-Floats and Fireboats
Author: David C Pike

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