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Winners 2018

Below is a list of the 2018 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

Category 2: Books for 6 - 8 year olds

Category 3: Books for 9 - 12 year olds

Category 4: Books for Teenagers

Category 5: Books for adults (fiction)

Category 6: Books for Adults (non-fiction)

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The Battle of Trafalgar Square by David Winship
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The Battle of Trafalgar Square
Author: David Winship
The Floating Umbrella by Yoanne Ho
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The Floating Umbrella
Author: Yoanne Ho
Walk Until Sunrise  by J J Maze
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Walk Until Sunrise
Author: J J Maze

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Deliverance Mary Fields
True American saga. Grit
pioneers freedom. Oprah Pick
www.amazon.com


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


White Plains 
"The plot moves at a
breathtaking pace"
www.amazon.co.uk


WONDERFUL HAIR
Bumpa and the Piggies dancing
their way into your hearts.
www.amazon.com


Billy Blacksmith: Demonslayer
Teenagers vs demonic,
sword-wielding spiders
www.amazon.com


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


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


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


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


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


The Staten Island Butcher
A priest & an alcoholic
team up to catch a killer!
www.amazon.com


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


HOLLY's HURRICANE
A fantastical ode to New
York City’s past and future.
www.amazon.com


PUBLISH AND PRINT
A professional self publishing
service from a UK company
www.publishandprint.co.uk


INDIE BOOK SOURCE
Web page + entire year of
social media exposure:
www.carternovels.com


My Aunt Manya
Based on the true story.
’A heart-warming novel.’
www.josepatterson.com


CLASSICS
Encouraging kids to read them.
"Totally Unputdownable"
www.amazon.com


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


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


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


GUIAMO, Book 1
Epic B.C. story combining
history, myth and gods.
www.amazon.co.uk


HEIR OF RA
An award-winning adventure
through history and time!
www.amazon.com


LEA CROFT
WHO KILLED HERBERT GRANT?
A multilayered mystery
www.amazon.co.uk


THE PELICAN
'Emotional, sensitive and
deeply moving' Amazon
www.mnaidoo.com


Blemished But Not Broken
“A 5 star Reader’s Favorite”
Gritty - filled with drama
www.amazon.com





Life After the Undead
"A fun read in the world
of zombie fiction."
www.amazon.com


GUIAMO, Book 1
Epic B.C. story combining
history, myth and gods.
www.amazon.co.uk


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


Dust: Before and After
A new kind of
superhero is born.
www.sesmithfl.com