Below is a list of the 2015 FINALISTS 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.

The WINNERS will be announced on April 1st, 2016.

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

Category 1: Pre-school picture books
My Mummy is an Engineer
Kerrine Bryan, Jason Bryan
The Pirate Train
Nicole Plyler Fisk
Feeding Time at the Zoo
Kevin Price
The Frog Who Loved Mathematics
Faiz Kermani
Space Cop Zack, Protector of the Galaxy
Don Winn
Simon Spence
Do You Dream of Dinosaurs
Sally Alce
How It Happened in Hotterly Hollow
Tracey L Coutts, Colleen Holub
The Adventures of Zuma the Dog, Zuma Likes To Dig, Samantha BertishThe Adventures of Zuma the Dog, Zuma Likes To Dig
Samantha Bertish

Category 2: Books for 6 - 8 year olds
A Knock at the Door
Helen Yeomans
The Forever Tree
Hilary Hawkes
Do Not Feed the Troll!
Ryan Cartwright
Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon
Terry John Barto
Tales of Mr. Snuggywhiskers: The Autumn Tales, C. F. CrawfordTales of Mr. Snuggywhiskers: The Autumn Tales
C. F. Crawford
Ginger the Buddha Cat
Frank Kusy
Gollywood, Here I Come!
Terry John Barto
The Mouse Who Howled at the Moon, Sarah HindmarshThe Mouse Who Howled at the Moon
Sarah Hindmarsh
Horace Burp
Chris Tennent
The Most Ferocious of Creatures
Chris Sykes

Category 3: Books for 9 - 12 year olds
There Is No Fear (Children of the Knight III), Book 3
Michael J Bowler
Frankie Dupont and the Lemon Festival Fiasco, Julie GrassoFrankie Dupont and the Lemon Festival Fiasco
Julie Grasso
Frankie Dupont and the High Seas Heist
Julie Grasso
The Fantastic House
Jennifer Lewis
Bees in my Bananas
Neal Zetter
Warrior Kids: A Tale of New Camelot
Michael Bowler
Jesper Jinx
Marko Kitti
Taylor Davis and the Flame of Findul
Michelle Isenhoff
The Extraordinary Book of Doors
Anne Nydam
The Sound Catcher
Graham Garrity
The Roads of Luhonono: Book1 LEGEND OF THE EAST ROAD
Hamilton Hill
The Amazing Brain of O C Longbotham
Barbara Spencer
Wendy Scott
The Staircase on Pine Street
Mariana Llanos
Beggar Charlie
Madeleine McLaughlin
Aoleon, The Martian Girl
Brent LeVasseur
Sunny Turner and the Deadly Bite
Libby Whittaker
Gorgeous George and the Zigzag Zit-faced Zombies
Stuart Reid
Danny Chaucer's Flying Saucer
Christopher Peter
Klubbe the Turkle and the Golden Star Coracle
Philip Dodd

Category 4: Books for Teenagers
Fraud at Snowfields
Daniel Klock
Alby and Me
John C Bird
Joshua's Island
Patrick Hodges
Beyond the Gloaming
Brendan Murphy
H.A.L.F. The Deep Beneath
Natalie Wright
dEaDINBURGH: Vantage
Mark Wilson
Eternal Hearts
Alice Berman
Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor
Matt Pike
P J Byer
The Secrets of the Home Wood: The Sacrifice
Julie Whitley
Seventh Child
Peter R Ellis
Kat Stiles
Community 17
James Cardona
Tracy Lawson
Alex Finch: Monster Hunter (The Monster Files Book 1)
Cate Dean
Echo Across Time, Book 1 in the Echo Saga
Skye Genaro
Don't Call Me Kit Kat
K. J. Farnham
Oy Yew
Ana Salote
Escape from B-Movie Hell
M T McGuire

Category 5: Books for adults (fiction)
The Gift Counselor
Sheila M. Cronin
Along the Far Shores
Kristin Gleeson
Raven Bought the Light
Kristen Gleeson
The Wrong Kind of Man
Lolli Powell
Wild Water
Jan Ruth
Project Butterfly
K. A. Angliss
Orphans, Assassins and the Existential Eggplant
J.T. Gillett
Orphan Moon
T.K. Lukas
The Black Swans
N.W. Moors
Love and Other Acts of Courage
Ann Warner
The Piltdown Picasso
Robin Richards
The Erotica Club for Nice Ladies
Connie Spittler
The Porter's Wife
Lisa Brown
The Seeds of Sorrow
Lisa Brown
Plaint for Provence
Jean Gill
The Galician Parallax
James Skinner
Lavender & Haddock
Mike Williams
The Kota Bk 1
Sunshine Somerville
Second Chances
Lincoln Cole
The Post-It-Note Affair
Justine Avery
Wanton Regard
Geoffrey Neil
Angela B. Chrysler
Angela B. Chrysler
The Watercress Girls
Kay Seeley
Send My Love
Mike Crowley
Holy Island
L J Ross
Day Trips to Heaven, Adventures in the Afterlife
T J Hobbs
The Watch
Amanda Witt
The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman
Robin Gregory
All the Skies I will not See: A Novella (A Touch of Cinnamon series)
Petra March
Friends Like These
Hannah Ellis
The House of Three Murders
Gary J George
The Forgotten
Amanda Witt

Category 6: Books for Adults (non-fiction)
The Secrets of Islay: A tale of golf, marathons, and single malt
Robert Kroeger
Woody Allen, Reel to Real
Alex Sheremet
Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
Ellisa Rolle
A Scion of Heroes
Stuart McCulloch
Don't Cry, Pappa
Gunnar Skollingsberg
Track-Two Diplomacy toward an Israeli-Palestinian Solution, 1978–2014
Yair Hirschfeld
Watery Ways
Val Poore
The Borderline Diaries
Elisa Frank
Spices and Seasons: Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors
Rinku Bhattacharya
Free Yourself from Workplace Bullying: Become Bully-Proof and Regain Control of Your Life
Aryanne Oade
London's Firefighters
David Pike
Tutorin' Tim's Phonics: Lessons for Reading and Spelling the Sounds of our Language
Timothy Houge
Managing Bubbie
Russel Lazega
Inside the Crocodile, The Papua New Guinea Journals
Trish Nicholson
The Perpetual Paycheck: 5 Secrets to Getting a Job, Keeping a Job, and Earning Income for Life in the Loyalty-Free Workplace
Lori B. Rassas
Chickens Eat Pasta: Escape to Umbria
Clare Pedrick
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