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Winners 2011

Below is a list of the 2011 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.

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
A Monkey, A Mouse and a CPAP Machine by Marion Maz Mason & Steve B Mason
Gold

A Monkey, A Mouse and a CPAP Machine
Author: Marion Maz Mason & Steve B Mason
Chloe's Big Day Out by Rebecca Berg
Silver

Chloe's Big Day Out
Author: Rebecca Berg
Whizz! Bang! Wallop! by Judith Morrison
Bronze

Whizz! Bang! Wallop!
Author: Judith Morrison

Category 2: Books for 6 - 8 year olds
The Strange Affair of the Ethiopian Treasure Chest by Brian John
Gold

The Strange Affair of the Ethiopian Treasure Chest
Author: Brian John
Illustrator: Boz Groden
A First Guide to Space Creatures by Faiz Kemani
Silver

A First Guide to Space Creatures
Author: Faiz Kemani
Illustrator:
The Ghostly Boy by Simon Pullman
Bronze

The Ghostly Boy
Author: Simon Pullman
Illustrator:

Category 3: Books for 9 - 12 year olds
The Grimstone Galleries by Louise A Bruzon
Gold

The Grimstone Galleries
Author: Louise A Bruzon
Lost by Helen Smith
Silver

Lost
Author: Helen Smith
The Day I Stood Up to the School Bully by John K Wright
Bronze

The Day I Stood Up to the School Bully
Author: John K Wright

Category 4: Books for Teenagers
Lodestone Book One: The Sea of Storms by Mark Whiteway
Gold

Lodestone Book One: The Sea of Storms
Author: Mark Whiteway
Few Are Chosen by M T McGuire
Silver

Few Are Chosen
Author: M T McGuire
Red Bleeds the Jacaranda by R B Cheviot
Bronze

Red Bleeds the Jacaranda
Author: R B Cheviot

Category 5: Books for adults (fiction)
Unravelling by Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn
Gold

Unravelling
Author: Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn
Serene Maiden by James G Skinner
Bronze

Serene Maiden
Author: James G Skinner
Yes and PIgs Might Fly by Linda Louisa Dell
Bronze

Yes and PIgs Might Fly
Author: Linda Louisa Dell

Category 6: Books for Adults (non-fiction)
Revolve by Sineás Kent
Silver

Revolve
Author: Sineás Kent


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Tales of WISDOM for toddlers,
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