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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
Real Jungle Tales  by Jesse Byrd
Gold

Real Jungle Tales
Author: Jesse Byrd
Illustrator: Andressa Meissner
The Wrong Stripes by Arjun Rihan
Gold

The Wrong Stripes
Author: Arjun Rihan
Dinner on the Doorstep by Elizabeth Cummings
Silver

Dinner on the Doorstep
Author: Elizabeth Cummings
Golden Sparkles: An Introduction to Mindfulness by Catarina R Peterson
Silver

Golden Sparkles: An Introduction to Mindfulness
Author: Catarina R Peterson
Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops by Lisa Anne Novelline
Silver

Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops
Author: Lisa Anne Novelline
Splat! by Robin Bennett
Bronze

Splat!
Author: Robin Bennett
What on earth is under my bed?  by Laura Quinn
Bronze

What on earth is under my bed?
Author: Laura Quinn

Category 2: Books for 6 - 8 year olds
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life by Bryan R. Johnson
Gold

Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life
Author: Bryan R. Johnson
Cody the Pony Goes to Pony Club by Michelle Path
Silver

Cody the Pony Goes to Pony Club
Author: Michelle Path
Big Fish Dreams by Lori Peelen
Bronze

Big Fish Dreams
Author: Lori Peelen
Nibbler & Captain Make Peace by Kathy J. Perry
Bronze

Nibbler & Captain Make Peace
Author: Kathy J. Perry
Tricky Times by Laura Irelan
Bronze

Tricky Times
Author: Laura Irelan

Category 3: Books for 9 - 12 year olds
My Dad, the Earth Warrior, by Gary Haq
Gold

My Dad, the Earth Warrior,
Author: Gary Haq
The Time Hunters by Carl Ashmore
Silver

The Time Hunters
Author: Carl Ashmore
FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club 2 by Alex Hallatt
Bronze

FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club 2
Author: Alex Hallatt
In the Shadow of the Sphinx by A K Wallis
Bronze

In the Shadow of the Sphinx
Author: A K Wallis
The Snow Witch by Rosie Boyes
Bronze

The Snow Witch
Author: Rosie Boyes

Category 4: Books for Teenagers
Fury Frayed by Melissa Haag
Gold

Fury Frayed
Author: Melissa Haag
Hexborn by A M Manay
Silver

Hexborn
Author: A M Manay
Snowsisters by Tom Wilinsky & Jen Sternick
Silver

Snowsisters
Author: Tom Wilinsky & Jen Sternick
Jack Gregson & The Forgotten Portal by Peter Wilson
Bronze

Jack Gregson & The Forgotten Portal
Author: Peter Wilson
The Devil's Poetry by Louise Cole
Bronze

The Devil's Poetry
Author: Louise Cole

Category 5: Books for adults (fiction)
Pas De Deux: A Dance For Two by Lynn Turner
Gold

Pas De Deux: A Dance For Two
Author: Lynn Turner
The Tree That Grew Through Iron by McKenzie Austin
Gold

The Tree That Grew Through Iron
Author: McKenzie Austin
A Contrary Wind by Lona Manning
Silver

A Contrary Wind
Author: Lona Manning
Apotheosis by Joshua Edward Smith
Silver

Apotheosis
Author: Joshua Edward Smith
Survivor’s Dawn by Ashley Warren
Silver

Survivor’s Dawn
Author: Ashley Warren
Behind the Fan by Caroline Walken
Bronze

Behind the Fan
Author: Caroline Walken
Bocas by Thomas M. Barron
Bronze

Bocas
Author: Thomas M. Barron
Resonance by Jennifer Greenhall
Bronze

Resonance
Author: Jennifer Greenhall
Sally by J Schlenker
Bronze

Sally
Author: J Schlenker
The Storyteller’s Throne by Jocelyn Bates
Bronze

The Storyteller’s Throne
Author: Jocelyn Bates

Category 6: Books for Adults (non-fiction)
Blemished but not Broken by Kay Kinsley Adams
Gold

Blemished but not Broken
Author: Kay Kinsley Adams
Addicted to Hate by Lucia Mann
Silver

Addicted to Hate
Author: Lucia Mann
Failing Students or Failing Schools? by Faith Borkowsky
Silver

Failing Students or Failing Schools?
Author: Faith Borkowsky
Common Questions Children Ask About Puberty by Lori A. Reichel
Bronze

Common Questions Children Ask About Puberty
Author: Lori A. Reichel
Internet of Things: Digitize or Die by Nicolas Windpassinger
Bronze

Internet of Things: Digitize or Die
Author: Nicolas Windpassinger

Red Ribbon bands
Across Unstill Waters by D L Andersen
Red Ribbon

Across Unstill Waters
Author: D L Andersen
Bright Days and Dark by John S. Wilson
Red Ribbon

Bright Days and Dark
Author: John S. Wilson
Celtic Knot: A Clara Swift Tale by Ann Shortell
Red Ribbon

Celtic Knot: A Clara Swift Tale
Author: Ann Shortell
Defrag by Rachel Beck
Red Ribbon

Defrag
Author: Rachel Beck
Hexed: A Purr-fect Catastrophe by Wendy Jayne
Red Ribbon

Hexed: A Purr-fect Catastrophe
Author: Wendy Jayne
It Could Only Happen At Sea by Margaret Cahill
Red Ribbon

It Could Only Happen At Sea
Author: Margaret Cahill
Kicking Gas & Taking Charge!  by Duane Leffel
Red Ribbon

Kicking Gas & Taking Charge!
Author: Duane Leffel
LOST IN THE QUAGMIRE by Jay Ruud
Red Ribbon

LOST IN THE QUAGMIRE
Author: Jay Ruud
Lucid World by Denise Lammi
Red Ribbon

Lucid World
Author: Denise Lammi
Sagas and Sea Smoke by Susan Nicol
Red Ribbon

Sagas and Sea Smoke
Author: Susan Nicol
The Battle of Trafalgar Square by David Winship
Red Ribbon

The Battle of Trafalgar Square
Author: David Winship
The Boys Who Danced with the Moon by Mr. Mark Paul Oleksiw
Red Ribbon

The Boys Who Danced with the Moon
Author: Mr. Mark Paul Oleksiw
The Curse of Pirini Lilapa by Michael Thies
Red Ribbon

The Curse of Pirini Lilapa
Author: Michael Thies
The Floating Umbrella by Yoanne Ho
Red Ribbon

The Floating Umbrella
Author: Yoanne Ho
The Staten Island Butcher  by George Hopkins
Red Ribbon

The Staten Island Butcher
Author: George Hopkins
Two Rivers, One Stream by John Dolan
Red Ribbon

Two Rivers, One Stream
Author: John Dolan
Walk Until Sunrise  by J J Maze
Red Ribbon

Walk Until Sunrise
Author: J J Maze
Warrior of Golmeira: Book Four: Tales of Golmeira by Marianne Ratcliffe
Red Ribbon

Warrior of Golmeira: Book Four: Tales of Golmeira
Author: Marianne Ratcliffe

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