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Winners 2017

Below is a list of the 2017 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:

Zak and Jen’s Astronomical Adventures, Tinsel Town by Natalie Page, Chris Rivers Nuttall
Gold

Zak and Jen’s Astronomical Adventures, Tinsel Town
Author: Natalie Page, Chris Rivers Nuttall
Crazy Crab by Mark C. Evans
Silver

Crazy Crab
Author: Mark C. Evans
Space Cop Zack, GARG's Secret Mission by Don M Winn
Silver

Space Cop Zack, GARG's Secret Mission
Author: Don M Winn
An Omelet for Evan by Sheri Wall
Bronze

An Omelet for Evan
Author: Sheri Wall
Eli's Magic Moment by Kevin Poplawski
Bronze

Eli's Magic Moment
Author: Kevin Poplawski
Goodnight Wishes! by Leea Baltes
Bronze

Goodnight Wishes!
Author: Leea Baltes

Ship Rats by Rhian Waller
Gold

Ship Rats
Author: Rhian Waller
Herakles: Book 5- Early Myths: Kids Books on Greek Myth by Dr. Simon Spence and Colm Lawton
Silver

Herakles: Book 5- Early Myths: Kids Books on Greek Myth
Author: Dr. Simon Spence and Colm Lawton
The Cowboy who was Scared of Horses by Michelle Path
Silver

The Cowboy who was Scared of Horses
Author: Michelle Path
Finnigan and the Lost Circus Wagon by Mary T. Wagner
Bronze

Finnigan and the Lost Circus Wagon
Author: Mary T. Wagner
Hollie and Figgs: Magical Adventures by Annette Sharman
Bronze

Hollie and Figgs: Magical Adventures
Author: Annette Sharman
The Railway Mice of Countesthorpe by Sharon E Laker
Bronze

The Railway Mice of Countesthorpe
Author: Sharon E Laker

Time Shifters: Into the Past by Kate Frost
Gold

Time Shifters: Into the Past
Author: Kate Frost
Hemlock Jones & The Angel of Death by Justin Carroll
Silver

Hemlock Jones & The Angel of Death
Author: Justin Carroll
Jodie and the Book of the Rose by Julie Hodgson
Silver

Jodie and the Book of the Rose
Author: Julie Hodgson
Breaking Magic by Alex C. Vick
Bronze

Breaking Magic
Author: Alex C. Vick
Pandora’s Lunch Box by Richard Clark
Bronze

Pandora’s Lunch Box
Author: Richard Clark
The Trouble with School!  by Stephanie Awbery
Bronze

The Trouble with School!
Author: Stephanie Awbery

Huntress, Life After by Julie Hall
Gold

Huntress, Life After
Author: Julie Hall
Playing by Heart by Carmela A. Martino
Silver

Playing by Heart
Author: Carmela A. Martino
The Oldest Soul: Animus by Tiffany FitzHenry
Silver

The Oldest Soul: Animus
Author: Tiffany FitzHenry
Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor 2 by Matt J. Pike
Bronze

Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor 2
Author: Matt J. Pike
Dreadmarrow Thief by Marjory Kaptanoglu
Bronze

Dreadmarrow Thief
Author: Marjory Kaptanoglu
Ignite by Tracy Lawson
Bronze

Ignite
Author: Tracy Lawson

Brought To Our Senses by Kathleen H. Wheeler
Gold

Brought To Our Senses
Author: Kathleen H. Wheeler
The One Apart: A Novel by Justine Avery
Gold

The One Apart: A Novel
Author: Justine Avery
Night Eyes by Claire Stibbe
Silver

Night Eyes
Author: Claire Stibbe
The After War by Brandon Zenner
Silver

The After War
Author: Brandon Zenner
Whirligig by Richard Buxton
Silver

Whirligig
Author: Richard Buxton
Alignment by Tracy Chollet
Bronze

Alignment
Author: Tracy Chollet
None of Us the Same by Jeffrey K. Walker
Bronze

None of Us the Same
Author: Jeffrey K. Walker
Whiskey Kills by Lolli Powell
Bronze

Whiskey Kills
Author: Lolli Powell

Tilting: A Memoir by Nicole Harkin
Gold

Tilting: A Memoir
Author: Nicole Harkin
The MECE Muse by Christie Lindor
Bronze

The MECE Muse
Author: Christie Lindor

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HomoAmerican – Secret Society
Unflinching portrait turbulent
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A Tree in Time
Time travel to Ancient Britain
in unique adventure
Gentle Press Publishing


Captivity (Faction War #1)
"A superb work of
graphic dystopian fiction.”
books2read.com


Fraud at Snowfields
Join Will at the White
Christmas Organisation!
www.amazon.co.uk


METAL BONES
Star Wars meets Boondocks
Saints in Metal Bones.
www.amazon.com


What are You Willing to Risk?
Engaging dystopian novel,
think young adult 1984.
www.amazon.com


Jasper the Island Hopper
A wonderful travel book
for children
Amazon


Ford the Tooting Truck Truck
Empowering book about
changing your perspective.
Amazon


NIGHT GODDESS
A world on the edge.
An ancient prophecy awakening.
Amazon


Ekleipsis
Ordinary people battling
perverse needs and desires
books2read.com


The Poison Keeper
The story of Giulia Tofana,
Renaissance poisoner.
Amazon


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


Cognition
Is human intelligence at its
peak, or just taking off?
www.amazon.com


May’s Boys
Peace will take her boy
if their plan fails
Amazon


Running From Hippos
A memoir of trauma and
depression and recovery
Amazon


Rising Up
Equilibrium meets Divergent.
Series about a teen empath.
Amazon


Little Pink Kitty Christmas
Christmas wish comes true
for daughter…and dad!
Amazon


The Illustrated Hen
'A FINALIST and highly
recommended.' TWSA
Amazon


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


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


THE PAX PRINCIPLES
An awesome story for teens...
life in a very different world
Amazon


Raindrops: How Meditation...
Searching for spiritual
stability and mental health.
Facebook


The Graceful Ghost
Page-turning antics with
ghosts in a ballet school!
Amazon


AWAKE; ARISE, OR BE FOREVER
FALLEN: Touching memoir of
a young anorexic male.
www.amazon.com


WHERE ACORNS LANDED
For those who believe in
faeries, angels or ghosts
www.amazon.co.uk





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


Veilfall
A sword and sorcery
love story!
Amazon


The Irish bog imp tales
Lock up your donkeys,
the bog imps are coming!
www.irishbogimptales.com


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