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Winners 2012

Below is a list of the 2012 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
The Red Boat by Hannah Cumming
Gold

The Red Boat
Author: Hannah Cumming
Rabbityness by Jo Empson
Bronze

Rabbityness
Author: Jo Empson

Category 2: Books for 6 - 8 year olds
Christmas Steps. New Rhymes for the Season by Mary Ann O'Leary
Gold

Christmas Steps. New Rhymes for the Season
Author: Mary Ann O'Leary
Where's My Bloomers? by Jo Bright
Silver

Where's My Bloomers?
Author: Jo Bright
There's A Monster Under My Bed!  by Sammy Sutterton
Bronze

There's A Monster Under My Bed!
Author: Sammy Sutterton

Category 3: Books for 9 - 12 year olds
Ante's Inferno by Griselda Heppel
Gold

Ante's Inferno
Author: Griselda Heppel
Chosen by Neil Harrison
Silver

Chosen
Author: Neil Harrison
James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra by Colm McElwain
Bronze

James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra
Author: Colm McElwain

Category 4: Books for Teenagers
Sun Fish, Moon Fish by Morag Lewis
Gold

Sun Fish, Moon Fish
Author: Morag Lewis
Neil's War by Neil W. Murphy
Silver

Neil's War
Author: Neil W. Murphy
FireSeed One by Catherine Stine
Bronze

FireSeed One
Author: Catherine Stine

Category 5: Books for adults (fiction)
Black Bird, White Bird by Peter Gauld
Gold

Black Bird, White Bird
Author: Peter Gauld
Dangerous Waters by  Anne Allen
Silver

Dangerous Waters
Author: Anne Allen
Black Eagle Force: Eye of the Storm,  by Buck Steinke & Ken Farmer
Bronze

Black Eagle Force: Eye of the Storm,
Author: Buck Steinke & Ken Farmer
The Flowers of Evil. An Entertainment by Simon Acland
Bronze

The Flowers of Evil. An Entertainment
Author: Simon Acland

Category 6: Books for Adults (non-fiction)
India. Through Alien Eyes,  by Mohan & Narottam Mishra
Gold

India. Through Alien Eyes,
Author: Mohan & Narottam Mishra
Passing Through the Woods by David Gwilym Anthony
Bronze

Passing Through the Woods
Author: David Gwilym Anthony
The Sky's the Limit by Susie Bennett
Bronze

The Sky's the Limit
Author: Susie Bennett

Red Ribbon bands
Problem Box by Catherine Brighton
Red Ribbon

Problem Box
Author: Catherine Brighton

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


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


THERE'S A BIZER IN MY BATHTUB
Interactions among nature's
bugs, flyers AND crawlers.
www.amazon.com


Escape from Nettle Farm
‘Written well, paced perfectly
to keep young readers engaged’
www.justindavis.co.uk


Red Falcon Publishing
Affordable, quality
self-publishing.
www.redfalconpublishing.co.uk


99 Ways to Rid Yourself of
Toxic Relationships
A RED RIBBON WINNER!
www.aranonpublishing.com


RECKLESS OBSESSION
'Twists and turns
fill every page' WSA
www.daihenley.co.uk


CATNIP
Cats, catastrophes and murder!
A cosy mystery with claws.
www.amazon.co.uk


MOOJIE LITTLEMAN
A disabled boy works wonders.
"Awe inspiring" by critics.
www.amazon.com


Dragonfly Surprise
Heroine with Special Needs.
Inspiring Magical Treasure!
www.DragonflySurprise.com


THE FOREVER KID
Loss, love and remembrance
that will move hearts
www.bigskypublishing.com.au


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


Word of the Week: Volume one
A wry examination of the
words we think we know.
www.balancemedia.co.uk


The Battle of Trafalgar Square
Told from the pigeon
side of the conflict!
www.amazon.co.uk


Killer in the Retroscape
A superbly-constructed future
world – WSA Review
Amazon


The Fridge Drawings
Money laundering puts
relationships into meltdown.
www.amazon.com


LOVE EVERLASTING
Love, friendship, three
generations, a stunning secret
www.chrisbakosauthor.com


THE DRY by Rebecca Nolen
This book is a feast
for the senses.
www.amazon.com


Shattered Lies
“Poignant tale of bigotry,
deceit, and betrayal.”
www.sjfranciswriter.com


HENRY (A Gold Medal Winner)
Incredible true story of WWII
w/orig photos & docs
www.amazon.com


PROFESSIONAL GRAPHIC DESIGN
Low-cost, high-quality
graphic design for authors!
basilebacorn.myportfolio.com


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


CHIME
Boston 2062. Two technicians
make a discovery…
www.amazon.co.uk


TAILS, Finalist 9-12 yrs
'A magical story that
children will love.'
www.amazon.com


DIARY OF A SNOOPY CAT
From the award-winning author
R F KRISTI
www.incabookseries.com





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


THERE'S A BIZER IN MY BATHTUB
Interactions among nature's
bugs, flyers AND crawlers.
www.amazon.com


The Battle of Trafalgar Square
Told from the pigeon
side of the conflict!
www.amazon.co.uk


THE DRY by Rebecca Nolen
This book is a feast
for the senses.
www.amazon.com