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Winners 2021

Below is a list of the 2021 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:








The Sigil Masters by Rick Duffy
Gold

The Sigil Masters
Author: Rick Duffy
Cover Designer: Damonza
Trouble at the Monster Zoo by Kristina Rowlands
Silver

Trouble at the Monster Zoo
Author: Kristina Rowlands
Cover Designer: Mia Lloyd
Taro by Blue Spruell
Bronze

Taro
Author: Blue Spruell
Cover Designer: Miya Outlaw
From Steam to Salt by McKenzie Austin
Gold

From Steam to Salt
Author: McKenzie Austin
Cover Designer: Biserka Design
How Icasia Bloom Touched Happiness by Jessica Bell
Silver

How Icasia Bloom Touched Happiness
Author: Jessica Bell
Cover Designer: Jessica Bell
Barefoot Alice by Jan Porter
Bronze

Barefoot Alice
Author: Jan Porter
Cover Designer: Rebecacovers

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Hidden Heroes of our Community
A memoir that celebrates the
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The Cat with the Crooked Tail
A Dance-It-Out Creative Story
for Young Movers
Amazon


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


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


How Dare the Birds Sing
Secrets, love, hatred and
unthinkable quirks of fate.
www.amazon.com


A Faulty Eviction
Eccentric tenants band
together to fight an eviction.
Amazon


Let Me Tell You Something
Human relationships
hilariously explored
Amazon


The Strange Woman
Witch trials, feminism,
farming and wildflowers.
www.sheepshedpress.com


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


To Bury the Cloud
A journey where physical and
emotional roads intertwine
Amazon


Hettie The Talking Yeti
Action packed picture book
with hilarious twist ending
Amazon


As the Daisies Bloom
A loving exploration of
generosity, peace and hope
Amazon


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


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The Whimple Inn
Clean children’s book about
shapeshifters! Ages (9-14)
Amazon


Broken Twigs
A fantasy story brimming
with chaos and danger!
Amazon


The Tap-Dancing Pigeon
An inspiring adventure
for 3 to 8 year olds.
www.amazon.com


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


Take Care of Yourself!
Education for prevention of
all forms of child abuse
Amazon


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


The Edible Machine Gun
Sound of a nuclear explosion
or the clink of coffee cups?
Amazon


IMAGINE THAT
WINNER/GOLD MEDAL
Children's Books Ages 6-8
www.amazon.com


Introvert’s Career Guide
Landing a Job to Surviving,
Thriving and Moving on Up
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THE ILLUSTRATED HEN
'Imaginative, often surreal...
written with flamboyance.' WSA
www.amazon.com


PAPA & PAWS
Cute doggie illustrations
& heartwarming stories
www.papaandpaws.com


Mighty Mary
Incredible story of Mary,
the elephant hanged for murder
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HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT
YOU WILL BE? An inspiring
gift for any hopeful youngster
Amazon