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Winners 2020

Below is a list of the 2020 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:

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Detour Man
Bodybuilders + terrorists =
an explosive mystery

Slimmer by Wendy Jayne
'This time she's determined
to lasso his heart.'

F’lorna of Rodesh
Life's more than simply song &
dance. Destiny cries out!

Bad Bitches & Power Pitches
Use your inner bad-bitch
to achieve EVERYTHING!

Famously Dead
Gambling-themed action
thriller with a twist

Zuma the Dog
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Cats of the Pyramids
Two autistic kids. Great
adventure. ALIEN CAT PEOPLE!

Viking Voyager, Iceland Memoir
A lively memoir that captures
the heart and soul of Iceland

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

Historical Novel, Scotland,
Adventure, Romance, Mystery

Chermpf by W. S. Russell lll
An exciting adventure with
Gracie and the Cats of Nova!

The Wandering Investor
Personal adventures, business
outlooks and observations

An amusing romp through
the history of chemistry.

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

HomoAmerican – Secret Society
Unflinching portrait turbulent
times before & after Stonewall

A sensitive caregiver's
roadmap for the last days

There could be more
than meets the eye.

The Sands of Marrakech
Paranormal mystery set in
Morocco by M.A. Moore

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

My Dad, the Earth Warrior
A fun eco-adventure brimming
with love and crazy mishaps.

Kindness, Kale & Kettlebells
A journey to self-awareness
Amazon bestseller Bio Soc Act

Kringleset Chronicles
A magical fantasy adventure,
think Christmas meets Narnia.

The Strange Woman
Witch trials, feminism,
farming and wildflowers.

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

Good & bad choices result
in mystery & adventure.

Hamsly, Burdance, & Dogston...
A hamster, a bird, and a
dog compete. Who will win?

Zuma the Dog
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Give Them Unquiet Dreams
Can he free his mother from
a psychiatric institute?

Karen Nicksich
angel reader, children's
author, dog trainer