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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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Discussion of a Decent Dream
When darkness crept
into the Yorkshire Dales.
www.amazon.com


Lucy Finds a Home
An adorable, sweet book
that children will love!
www.amazon.com


Uncle Matty Matt’s Bistro
Uncle Matty and the Piggies
cook up a delicious surprise.
www.amazon.com


Tales of Mr. Snuggywhiskers
“Cozy” Gold Medal Series,
“timeless adventure”
www.amazon.co.uk


REGAINING LIFE’S WINDING TRAIL
By Dr Henry Disney. An unusual
life of a scientist and a poet
www.austinmacauley.com


LOST IN THE QUAGMIRE
A Merlin mystery. 'Fascinating
and eminently readable novel'
www.encirclepub.com


THE LEARNING PROJECT
Become fully human.
Welcome your rites of passage.
www.mindstrengthbalance.com


FAB (Friends Against Bullying)
Click below to read about the
BEST CLUB EVER!
www.alexhallatt.com


Finnigan the Circus Cat
A rescued kitten finds a home
in a circus museum!
www.amazon.com


Ship Rats
Set sail for thrills & danger!
(for kids 7 - 10)
www.amazon.co.uk


RED ROSES
Richard III for a 21st
century audience. Fun read!
www.amazon.co.uk


Blue Falcon Publishing
Children’s publishing
outside the box.
www.bluefalconpublishing.co.uk


Sons of the Sphinx
If they fail, she could die
over 3300 years from home.
www.amazon.com


The Frog Who Was Blue
A witty, charming tale
for a very worthy cause
www.troubador.co.uk


OutRAGEous
A funny fictional tale
of a charismatic character
www.amazon.com


HOP STOP & GO
Travel anecdotes with humor,
wit and cultural insight
www.utpalkdutta.com


One Little Black Nose
A boy, his dog and a sweet
adventure that kids will love!
www.amazon.co.uk


Ninja Spy Cats by R.F. Kristi
★★★★★ Love it! Absolutely
adored this book! (AMAZON)
www.amazon.com


Djabali’s Journey
A kid’s storybook about
courage and friendship.
www.bicadeideias.com


Common '?' Children Ask About
Puberty: Insights from a
health education expert
www.lorireichel.com/book/books


Where I Belong
When the past is forgotten,
the future can change
www.amazon.co.uk


Secrets of the Home Wood
THE SACRIFICE, Julie Whitley
5-Star Award Winning Fantasy
www.amazon.com


MY COMMUNITY
Celebrate diversity -
Come meet our community!
www.mcp-store.com


Fairy Dust, Bedtime Tale #1.
A Finalist (6-8 yrs)
and Highly Recommended.
www.amazon.com


SERENDIPITY MYSTERY
No jungle can tame this
cat’s sense of adventure.
www.incabookseries.com





The Whispering Wind
by Lexa Dudley
Two lovers, one heart breakin
www.lexadudleywriter.co.uk


Story Behind Writing a Mystery
Read a great mystery with
author notes and how-to
www.amazon.com


The Number Story 1 & 2
Finally, an award-winning way
to learn numbers. It works!
www.amazon.com


REGAINING LIFE’S WINDING TRAIL
By Dr Henry Disney. An unusual
life of a scientist and a poet
www.austinmacauley.com