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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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Dust: Before and After
A new kind of
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LAUREL
Poems of love, loss
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My Aunt Manya
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Letters from the Dead
Killer seeks revenge
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DIAMONDS AT DUSK
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Making a Mystery:Annie Tillery
Author/Educator, Linda Frank,
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LOST IN THE QUAGMIRE
A Merlin mystery. 'Fascinating
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Life in the Grand Pause
Child music prodigy is whisked
away into a new life.
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The Moon Pigeon
It's one small hop
for pigeonkind!
www.amazon.co.uk


GUIAMO, Book 1
Epic B.C. story combining
history, myth and gods.
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Escape from Nettle Farm
‘Written well, paced perfectly
to keep young readers engaged’
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Meet Nurse Sherlock
ICU nurse uses critical
thinking to solve crimes.
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THE DISAPPEARING DIRECTOR
A mystery with intrigue,
romance, and ghostly aura
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One Little Black Nose
A boy, his dog and a sweet
adventure that kids will love!
www.amazon.co.uk


Twelve: A Date with Obsession
A gripping psychological
thriller from Alan Reynolds
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Horrifically Half-Baked Ham
A TRILOGY Zombies and vampires
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HEIR OF RA
An award-winning adventure
through history and time!
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Nibbler and Captain Make Peace
Advantageous for early
readers with life-application.
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Where I Belong
When the past is forgotten,
the future can change
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Sagas and Sea Smoke
Uncover this murder mystery
from Canadian history
www.susannicol.com


JUST FINISH!
“Inspirational, motivational
& captivating” New Runner
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Henry Disney's
truly unforgettable read
REGAINING LIFE’S WINDING TRAIL
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Discussion of a Decent Dream
When darkness crept
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HOLLY's HURRICANE
A fantastical ode to New
York City’s past and future.
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Billy Blacksmith: Demonslayer
Teenagers vs demonic,
sword-wielding spiders
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THE BELIEF IN Angels
Two wounded souls find
courage, strength & resilience
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Sons of the Sphinx
If they fail, she could die
over 3300 years from home.
www.amazon.com