WINNERS OF THE 2015 WISHING SHELF AWARDS


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
GOLD Space Cop Zack, Protector of the Galaxy, Don Winn
SILVER How It Happened in Hotterly Hollow, Tracey L Coutts, Colleen Holub
SILVER Feeding Time at the Zoo, Kevin Price
BRONZE My Mummy is an Engineer, Kerrine Bryan, Jason Bryan
BRONZE Do You Dream of Dinosaurs? Sally Alce BRONZE The Pirate Train, Nicole Plyler Fisk

CATEGORY 2 books for 6 – 8 Year Olds
GOLD Do Not Feed the Troll! Ryan Cartwright
SILVER A Knock at the Door, Helen Yeomans
SILVER The Mouse Who Howled at the Moon, Sarah Hindmarsh
BRONZE The Forever Tree, Hilary Hawkes
BRONZE Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon, Terry John Barto
BRONZE Horace Burp, Lizard Boy, Chris Tennent

CATEGORY 3 books for 9 – 12 Year Olds
GOLD Hieroglyph, Wendy Scott
SILVER Bees in my Bananas, Lots of Fun Poems, Neal Zetter
SILVER The Sound Catcher, Graham Garrity
BRONZE The Amazing Brain of O C Longbotham, Barbara Spencer
BRONZE The Extraordinary Book of Doors, Anne Nydam
BRONZE Frankie Dupont and the Lemon Festival Fiasco, Julie Grasso

CATEGORY 4 books for Teenagers
GOLD Community 17, James Cardona
SILVER H.A.L.F. The Deep Beneath, Natalie Wright
SILVER Alex Finch: Monster Hunter (The Monster Files Book 1), Cate Dean
BRONZE Escape from B-Movie Hell, M T McGuire
BRONZE Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor, Matt Pike
BRONZE Echo Across Time, Book 1 in the Echo Saga, Skye Genaro

CATEGORY 5 books for Adults (Fiction)
GOLD The Piltdown Picasso, Robin Richards
SILVER The Porter's Wife, Lisa Brown
SILVER Orphans, Assassins and the Existential Eggplant, J.T. Gillett
BRONZE Anonymous, Christine Benedict
BRONZE The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman, Robin Gregory

CATEGORY 6 books for Adults (Non-Fiction)
GOLD Inside the Crocodile, The Papua New Guinea Journals, Trish Nicholson
SILVER Spices and Seasons: Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors, Rinku Bhattacharya
SILVER Woody Allen, Reel to Real, Alex Sheremet
BRONZE London's Firefighters, David Pike
BRONZE Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time, Ellisa Rolle
BRONZE The Secrets of Islay: A tale of golf, marathons, and single malt, Robert Kroeger

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I THINK I MURDERED MISS
by Billy Bob Buttons
Superb! A laugh-out-loud gem.
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Furry fun from R F Kristi
THE CATS WHO CROSSED OVER
FROM PARIS
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HIEROGLYPH
by Wendy Scott
GOLD MEDAL WINNER 9-12 yr olds
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SILVER MEDAL WINNER
Orphans, Assassins
& the Existential Eggplant
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THE DRAGONS’ CHOSEN
A Doomed Princess, A Berkeley
Feminist and Dragons
WHAT COULD GO WRONG?


CHRISTMAS CATS
by R. Kristi
Hailed ’Fantastic!’ by critics
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