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Winners 2015

Below is a list of the 2015 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
Feeding Time at the Zoo by Kevin Price
Silver

Feeding Time at the Zoo
Author: Kevin Price
How It Happened in Hotterly Hollow by Tracey L Coutts
Silver

How It Happened in Hotterly Hollow
Author: Tracey L Coutts
Do You Dream of Dinosaurs by Sally Alce
Bronze

Do You Dream of Dinosaurs
Author: Sally Alce
My Mummy is an Engineer by Kerrine Bryan, Jason Bryan
Bronze

My Mummy is an Engineer
Author: Kerrine Bryan, Jason Bryan

Category 2: Books for 6 - 8 year olds
Do Not Feed the Troll! by Ryan Cartwright
Gold

Do Not Feed the Troll!
Author: Ryan Cartwright
A Knock at the Door by Helen Yeomans
Silver

A Knock at the Door
Author: Helen Yeomans
The Mouse Who Howled at the Moon by Sarah Hindmarsh
Silver

The Mouse Who Howled at the Moon
Author: Sarah Hindmarsh
Horace Burp by Chris Tennent
Bronze

Horace Burp
Author: Chris Tennent
Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon by Terry John Barto
Bronze

Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon
Author: Terry John Barto
The Forever Tree by Hilary Hawkes
Bronze

The Forever Tree
Author: Hilary Hawkes

Category 3: Books for 9 - 12 year olds
Hieroglyph by Wendy Scott
Gold

Hieroglyph
Author: Wendy Scott
Bees in my Bananas by Neal Zetter
Silver

Bees in my Bananas
Author: Neal Zetter
The Sound Catcher by Graham Garrity
Silver

The Sound Catcher
Author: Graham Garrity
The Amazing Brain of O C Longbotham by Barbara Spencer
Bronze

The Amazing Brain of O C Longbotham
Author: Barbara Spencer
The Extraordinary Book of Doors by Anne Nydam
Bronze

The Extraordinary Book of Doors
Author: Anne Nydam

Category 4: Books for Teenagers
Community 17 by James Cardona
Gold

Community 17
Author: James Cardona
H.A.L.F. The Deep Beneath by Natalie Wright
Silver

H.A.L.F. The Deep Beneath
Author: Natalie Wright
Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor by Matt Pike
Bronze

Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor
Author: Matt Pike
Escape from B-Movie Hell by M T McGuire
Bronze

Escape from B-Movie Hell
Author: M T McGuire

Category 5: Books for adults (fiction)
The Piltdown Picasso by Robin Richards
Gold

The Piltdown Picasso
Author: Robin Richards
The Porter's Wife by Lisa Brown
Silver

The Porter's Wife
Author: Lisa Brown
Anonymous by Christine Benedict
Bronze

Anonymous
Author: Christine Benedict
The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman by Robin Gregory
Bronze

The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman
Author: Robin Gregory

Category 6: Books for Adults (non-fiction)
Woody Allen, Reel to Real by Alex Sheremet
Silver

Woody Allen, Reel to Real
Author: Alex Sheremet


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


Shattered Lies
“Poignant tale of bigotry,
deceit, and betrayal.”
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CLASSICS
Encouraging kids to read them.
"Totally Unputdownable"
www.amazon.com


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


DON’T COME CRYING HOME
Frank compelling autobiography
brought tears to my eyes.
www.abig-read.com


The Ride of Doom
A wonderfully fun, exciting
magical adventure.
www.amazon.com


Moving Beyond Unspoken Grief
Winner Eric Hoffer Award
"A candid and poignant memoir"
www.drsarahlnyy.com.au


Curses of Scale
A curse. A fairy. A dragon.
And a girl's journey.
www.amazon.co.uk


International Crime Series
One girl one object -
take on the criminal cartels
www.keithhoare.com


WRITING COMPETITIONS
Poetry, flash & short story
up to 8k words. Top prize £200
www.earlyworkspress.co.uk


Absence by J.B. Forsyth
’Superbly plotted fantasy.’
FINALIST WISHING SHELF AWARDS
www.amazon.co.uk


The Conquistador's Horse
One boy, one horse,
one destiny.
www.troubador.co.uk/


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


THE 9TH HOUR, The Detective
Temeke Crime Series, BK 1
"Wonderfully satisfying novel"
www.amazon.com


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


London for Immigrant Suckers
The decline and breakup
of Yugoslavia
www.amazon.com


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


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


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


Idi & The Oracle’s Quest
Magic and adventure
in this YA fantasy.
www.amazon.co.uk


Miss Anna’s THE NUMBER STORY
WOW! Wonderfully childlike!
Now a child can learn NUMBERS!
www.missannabooks.com


THE LOVE THAT DARE NOT SPEAK
ITS NAME - exhaustive approach
to queer issues is commendable
www.amazon.com


ABSENCE, Whispers and Shadow
’A superbly plotted fantasy.’
An epic paranormal fantasy.
www.amazon.com


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


LAUREL
Poems of love, loss
and lovers’ rivalries.
www.petercowlam.one





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


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


WRITING COMPETITIONS
Poetry, flash & short story
up to 8k words. Top prize £200
www.earlyworkspress.co.uk


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