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Finalists 2022

Below is a list of the 2022 FINALISTS 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.

The WINNERS will be announced on April 1st, 2023.

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If you happen to be looking for a good read, the readers at The Wishing Shelf Awards thoroughly recommend the following:

Away by Dani Seatter
Away
Author: Dani Seatter
Illustrator: Anna Stead
Benny the Brave in The First Day Jitters by Julie Anne Penn and Darren Penn
Benny the Brave in The First Day Jitters
Author: Julie Anne Penn and Darren Penn
Illustrator: Sergio De Giorgi
Bite the Shark and the Magical Didgeridoo by  Nigel McGee
Bite the Shark and the Magical Didgeridoo
Author: Nigel McGee
Illustrator: Monika Dzikowicz
Born To Stand Out by Nikki Rogers
Born To Stand Out
Author: Nikki Rogers
Charlie the Crow by Elly Gedye
Charlie the Crow
Author: Elly Gedye
Illustrator: Zoë Ellison
Eli's Story: What Makes Me, ME! by Tracey Lear
Eli's Story: What Makes Me, ME!
Author: Tracey Lear
Illustrator: Matea Anic
Hound on a Scrounge by Maria Bucci
Hound on a Scrounge
Author: Maria Bucci
Illustrator: Martynas Marchiusm
I Am a Stone by J C Perry
I Am a Stone
Author: J C Perry
I Will Always Be Proud of You by Michael Wong
I Will Always Be Proud of You
Author: Michael Wong
Illustrator: Zina Iugai
Just Being Fred by Julia Coldicott
Just Being Fred
Author: Julia Coldicott
Illustrator: Lily Baron
Making Dreams Come True, by Anna Martha
Making Dreams Come True,
Author: Anna Martha
My Cat Thinks He´s a Puppy by Patricia Allieri
My Cat Thinks He´s a Puppy
Author: Patricia Allieri
Illustrator: Novel Varius
No Dog in my Yard by Tricia DellAnno
No Dog in my Yard
Author: Tricia DellAnno
Illustrator: Jim Pearson
Oliver and the Wishing Star by Jennifer Decker
Oliver and the Wishing Star
Author: Jennifer Decker
Illustrator: Chrish Vindhy
Queen Bee's Alphabet Cookbook by Mariah Ecker RD, Teri Ecker
Queen Bee's Alphabet Cookbook
Author: Mariah Ecker RD, Teri Ecker
Sprout's Surprise!  by Susan Hughes
Sprout's Surprise!
Author: Susan Hughes
Illustrator: Emily May
The Animal Says… by Debra Wellington
The Animal Says…
Author: Debra Wellington
The Box by Kat Walsh
The Box
Author: Kat Walsh
Illustrator: Yevheniia Lisova
The Dragon and the Unicorn: The Magic of Friendship,  by Charly Froh
The Dragon and the Unicorn: The Magic of Friendship,
Author: Charly Froh
Illustrator: Zuzana Svobodova
The Fish and the Underwater Bird by Barbara Pinke
The Fish and the Underwater Bird
Author: Barbara Pinke
Illustrator: Alvin Adhi
The Scariest Story You've Ever Heard by Ron Keres
The Scariest Story You've Ever Heard
Author: Ron Keres
Illustrator: Arthur Lin
Where's My Monster? by Wendy Monica Winter
Where's My Monster?
Author: Wendy Monica Winter
Illustrator: Yulia Popova
Wolves Aren't Welcome by Cheryl Benner
Wolves Aren't Welcome
Author: Cheryl Benner
Illustrator: Jeffrey Ebbeler

A Fish Called Andromeda by Cynthia C. Huijgens
A Fish Called Andromeda
Author: Cynthia C. Huijgens
Illustrator: Yusuke Watanabe
A to Z of Mini Muslims by Ms Mariam Latifi
A to Z of Mini Muslims
Author: Ms Mariam Latifi
Illustrator: Saba Yasmeen
Baby Worries by Frances Mackay
Baby Worries
Author: Frances Mackay
Illustrator: Dotti Colvin
Bax and His Bubbles by Dr. Sonia E. Amin
Bax and His Bubbles
Author: Dr. Sonia E. Amin
Illustrator: Pardeep Mehra
Breathe by Becky Hemsley
Breathe
Author: Becky Hemsley
Illustrator: Siski Kalla
Climb by Hannah Peckham
Climb
Author: Hannah Peckham
Illustrator: Emma Louise Clarke
Doghouse Drama by Andra Gillum
Doghouse Drama
Author: Andra Gillum
Illustrator: Andy Case
Ellery´s Magic Bicycle by Maria Monte
Ellery´s Magic Bicycle
Author: Maria Monte
Illustrator: Zoe Saunders
Grandma, It's Me! by Y. Y. Chan
Grandma, It's Me!
Author: Y. Y. Chan
Illustrator: Pearly L
Grandpa's Lessons on Fishing and Life by Ruthie Godfrey
Grandpa's Lessons on Fishing and Life
Author: Ruthie Godfrey
Illustrator: Pablo D'Alio
Janey Just in Case by Mandy Woolf
Janey Just in Case
Author: Mandy Woolf
Illustrator: Elmira Georgieva
Markertown by Amanda Fox
Markertown
Author: Amanda Fox
Illustrator: Amanda Fox
Marlon and the Scary Something by Dan Bailes
Marlon and the Scary Something
Author: Dan Bailes
Illustrator: Melissa Gardner
My Dog Can't Jump by David Lane
My Dog Can't Jump
Author: David Lane
Illustrator: Caleb McBee
Novo, The Space Robot, How to Solve the Mystery of Crying by Charly Froh
Novo, The Space Robot, How to Solve the Mystery of Crying
Author: Charly Froh
Illustrator: Zuzanna Svobodova
Otto the Otter: A Big Surprise by  Linda Hansen
Otto the Otter: A Big Surprise
Author: Linda Hansen
Over Rainbow Bridge by Karen Nicksich
Over Rainbow Bridge
Author: Karen Nicksich
P.I. Butterfly: Gone Guppy by Karen Kilpatrick
P.I. Butterfly: Gone Guppy
Author: Karen Kilpatrick
Illustrator: Germán Blanco
Rosie the Farm Truck by Victoria Scudder
Rosie the Farm Truck
Author: Victoria Scudder
Illustrator: Kam Bayo
Secret Magic by Elena Paige
Secret Magic
Author: Elena Paige
Siggy the Soccer Dog by Brian Frederick
Siggy the Soccer Dog
Author: Brian Frederick
Super Kena - A Girl Made Fierce with Hearing Aids by Becky Cymbaluk
Super Kena - A Girl Made Fierce with Hearing Aids
Author: Becky Cymbaluk
Illustrator: Zuzana Svobodova
Tales of The Witch's Cat: The Puppy Problem by Kirstie Watson
Tales of The Witch's Cat: The Puppy Problem
Author: Kirstie Watson
Illustrator: Tilia Rand-Bell
The Ghost of the Torn Underpants by Isabel Ricardo
The Ghost of the Torn Underpants
Author: Isabel Ricardo
The Missing Things by Kimi Hall
The Missing Things
Author: Kimi Hall
The Power of Kindness by Ruth Maille
The Power of Kindness
Author: Ruth Maille
There's a Nanny in MY House!  by Maria Culley
There's a Nanny in MY House!
Author: Maria Culley
Illustrator: Madison Powlesland
Wonderful World of the Small by Dr. Lindsey Millar
Wonderful World of the Small
Author: Dr. Lindsey Millar
Illustrator: Vivien Sárkány
Yes: The Story of a Dreamer by Frankie Ann Marcille
Yes: The Story of a Dreamer
Author: Frankie Ann Marcille
Illustrator: Patrick Regan

Alice and the Almigator by Gary Murrell
Alice and the Almigator
Author: Gary Murrell
Illustrator: Madhu Greet
August or Forever by Ona Gritz
August or Forever
Author: Ona Gritz
Ballet School Boys by Eleanor Dixon
Ballet School Boys
Author: Eleanor Dixon
Because of the Night by Rue L‘Hommedieu
Because of the Night
Author: Rue L‘Hommedieu
Making a Difference by Stacy C. Bauer
Making a Difference
Author: Stacy C. Bauer
Illustrator: Emanuela Ntamack
Mech - Worlds Away by Ken Deeprose
Mech - Worlds Away
Author: Ken Deeprose
Mooge: The Prehistoric Genius,  by Nate Wrey
Mooge: The Prehistoric Genius,
Author: Nate Wrey
Illustrator: Helen Cochrane
Phyllo Cane and the Circus of Wonder by Sharn W. Hutton
Phyllo Cane and the Circus of Wonder
Author: Sharn W. Hutton
Project First Flight by Marsha Tufft
Project First Flight
Author: Marsha Tufft
Return to the Secret Lake by Karen Inglis
Return to the Secret Lake
Author: Karen Inglis
Revenge of Queen Rose by Valinora Troy
Revenge of Queen Rose
Author: Valinora Troy
Shelter: Generation Mars, Book Two by Douglas D Meredith
Shelter: Generation Mars, Book Two
Author: Douglas D Meredith
Soggy Saturday Sandwich by Stuart Reid
Soggy Saturday Sandwich
Author: Stuart Reid
The Animal in Amy by Joe Richardson
The Animal in Amy
Author: Joe Richardson
The Gold Dark Summer, by Susan Papas
The Gold Dark Summer,
Author: Susan Papas
The Great White Bear by James DuBern
The Great White Bear
Author: James DuBern
The Nine Lives of Oliver by J. Schlenker
The Nine Lives of Oliver
Author: J. Schlenker
The Phantom Archer by N.A. Shaw
The Phantom Archer
Author: N.A. Shaw
The Secret of the Magic eyePad by Marsha Tufft
The Secret of the Magic eyePad
Author: Marsha Tufft
The Secrets of Windy Hill by Patsie McCandless
The Secrets of Windy Hill
Author: Patsie McCandless
The Super Code by Kay Dietsch
The Super Code
Author: Kay Dietsch
Treachery by Michael E Wills
Treachery
Author: Michael E Wills
WARNED: The Astrologer's Prophecy by Mahtab Narsimhan
WARNED: The Astrologer's Prophecy
Author: Mahtab Narsimhan
Whispers by Feather Chelle
Whispers
Author: Feather Chelle
WIND by Ellen Davidson
WIND
Author: Ellen Davidson
Zombie RiZing: Death's Door by Matt J Pike
Zombie RiZing: Death's Door
Author: Matt J Pike
Zombies vs Shakespeare by Rikki Robertson
Zombies vs Shakespeare
Author: Rikki Robertson

Below the Gray Mountain by Alex Hayes
Below the Gray Mountain
Author: Alex Hayes
Crazy Foolish Robots by Adeena Mignogna
Crazy Foolish Robots
Author: Adeena Mignogna
Death & Dragon by J. Steven Lamperti
Death & Dragon
Author: J. Steven Lamperti
Ever the Night Road by Michael Breen
Ever the Night Road
Author: Michael Breen
Journey Into Mexico by Alex Grand
Journey Into Mexico
Author: Alex Grand
Illustrator: Sebastián Guidobono
LADY APPRENTICE by Toni Cabell
LADY APPRENTICE
Author: Toni Cabell
Magic Unleashed by Jesper Schmidt, Autumn M. Birt
Magic Unleashed
Author: Jesper Schmidt, Autumn M. Birt
Odriel's Heirs by Hayley Reese Chow
Odriel's Heirs
Author: Hayley Reese Chow
Postcards From Beyond Reality by Bernard Jan
Postcards From Beyond Reality
Author: Bernard Jan
Pushing Pawns by Dima Novak
Pushing Pawns
Author: Dima Novak
Space Story by W W Marplot
Space Story
Author: W W Marplot
Spinner by Michael J. Bowler
Spinner
Author: Michael J. Bowler
The Angel Room by Lee Call
The Angel Room
Author: Lee Call
The Escapers by L. J. Monahan
The Escapers
Author: L. J. Monahan
The Lightness of Water by Toni Cabell
The Lightness of Water
Author: Toni Cabell
The Templar Sword by Sam Clarke
The Templar Sword
Author: Sam Clarke
Veiled Tide by Erica-Jane Battisson
Veiled Tide
Author: Erica-Jane Battisson

A Midlife Holiday by Cary J. Hansson
A Midlife Holiday
Author: Cary J. Hansson
Blackout Trail by Linda Naughton
Blackout Trail
Author: Linda Naughton
Brianna in Cymru by T N Traynor
Brianna in Cymru
Author: T N Traynor
Buried Secrets by Krissy Baccaro
Buried Secrets
Author: Krissy Baccaro
Certified by Roger Wilson-Crane
Certified
Author: Roger Wilson-Crane
Confederacy of Fenians by James Nealon
Confederacy of Fenians
Author: James Nealon
Dagger Quest by Edward Hochsmann
Dagger Quest
Author: Edward Hochsmann
Death in Paris by Kate Darroch
Death in Paris
Author: Kate Darroch
Departure by Philroy Hinds
Departure
Author: Philroy Hinds
Divided Lives by K R Mullins
Divided Lives
Author: K R Mullins
False Neutral by Joshua S. Narins
False Neutral
Author: Joshua S. Narins
Feathers in the Sand by Anne Marie Bennett
Feathers in the Sand
Author: Anne Marie Bennett
Forlorn Hope by Judith Hale Everett
Forlorn Hope
Author: Judith Hale Everett
Four on the Floor by Tom Fowler
Four on the Floor
Author: Tom Fowler
From Scotland With Love by Claire Gillies
From Scotland With Love
Author: Claire Gillies
Ghost Mark by JP McLean
Ghost Mark
Author: JP McLean
Greetings from Asbury Park by Luigina Vecchione
Greetings from Asbury Park
Author: Luigina Vecchione
In the Shadow of Your Wings by J P Robinson
In the Shadow of Your Wings
Author: J P Robinson
Just River by Sara B. Fraser
Just River
Author: Sara B. Fraser
Lake of Echoes by Liza Perrat
Lake of Echoes
Author: Liza Perrat
Lure: Jesse & Hawk by W. L. Hawkin
Lure: Jesse & Hawk
Author: W. L. Hawkin
Mad King Robin by James Vella-Bardon
Mad King Robin
Author: James Vella-Bardon
Music from a Strange Planet by Barbara Black
Music from a Strange Planet
Author: Barbara Black
Music Notes by J. J. Maze
Music Notes
Author: J. J. Maze
Never A Mere Mortal by Devon Dial
Never A Mere Mortal
Author: Devon Dial
ON THE MARCH by Trudy Krisher
ON THE MARCH
Author: Trudy Krisher
Playing Possum by Lois Schmitt
Playing Possum
Author: Lois Schmitt
Praesidium by McKinley Aspen
Praesidium
Author: McKinley Aspen
Rat by Kevin Lavey
Rat
Author: Kevin Lavey
Requiem for a Genocide by Michael Drakich
Requiem for a Genocide
Author: Michael Drakich
Rock Gods & Messy Monsters by Diane Hatz
Rock Gods & Messy Monsters
Author: Diane Hatz
Small Forgotten Moments by Annalisa Crawford
Small Forgotten Moments
Author: Annalisa Crawford
Soul Searching by E A Blevins
Soul Searching
Author: E A Blevins
Soulful Return by Fidelis O Mkparu
Soulful Return
Author: Fidelis O Mkparu
Sunflowers Beneath the Snow by Teri Brown
Sunflowers Beneath the Snow
Author: Teri Brown
The Archivist by V S Nelson
The Archivist
Author: V S Nelson
The Cursed Treasure by D G Palmer
The Cursed Treasure
Author: D G Palmer
The Defence of the Commonwealth by John J. Spearman
The Defence of the Commonwealth
Author: John J. Spearman
The Doctor of Bellechester by Margaret A. Blenkush
The Doctor of Bellechester
Author: Margaret A. Blenkush
The Last Lumenian by S.G. Blaise
The Last Lumenian
Author: S.G. Blaise
The Last Professional by Ed Davis
The Last Professional
Author: Ed Davis
The Moments Between Dreams by Judith F. Brenner
The Moments Between Dreams
Author: Judith F. Brenner
The Poisoned Garden by Phill Featherstone
The Poisoned Garden
Author: Phill Featherstone
The Shade Under The Mango Tree by Evy Journey
The Shade Under The Mango Tree
Author: Evy Journey
The Wand by Marieke Lexmond
The Wand
Author: Marieke Lexmond
Touch by Rebecca Miller
Touch
Author: Rebecca Miller
Utterly Concealed by Pauline Manders
Utterly Concealed
Author: Pauline Manders
Verdict On Greed by Tina Adaugo Festus
Verdict On Greed
Author: Tina Adaugo Festus
When Old Fires Ignite by Shana Frost
When Old Fires Ignite
Author: Shana Frost
When Secrets Come to Light by George Hopkins
When Secrets Come to Light
Author: George Hopkins
Wilding Souls by Ana Cristina Caelen
Wilding Souls
Author: Ana Cristina Caelen

A Fraction Stronger by Mark Berridge
A Fraction Stronger
Author: Mark Berridge
A Rebel’s Outcry by Jeffrey Gee Chin
A Rebel’s Outcry
Author: Jeffrey Gee Chin
Branding Queens by Kim Derrick Rozdeba
Branding Queens
Author: Kim Derrick Rozdeba
but, he spit in my coffee by  Keri Williams
but, he spit in my coffee
Author: Keri Williams
Confronting the Storm by David Ross
Confronting the Storm
Author: David Ross
Courageously You by Colleen Vanderzyden
Courageously You
Author: Colleen Vanderzyden
Emotional Magnetism by Sandy Gerber
Emotional Magnetism
Author: Sandy Gerber
Everyone Is an Entrepreneur by  Gregory Diehl
Everyone Is an Entrepreneur
Author: Gregory Diehl
Fit to Eat by  Millie Osborne M.D
Fit to Eat
Author: Millie Osborne M.D
Healing Yesterday's Tears by Kyli Santiago
Healing Yesterday's Tears
Author: Kyli Santiago
Lines in the Sand by F Scott Service
Lines in the Sand
Author: F Scott Service
Mirrors in the Earth by Asia Suler
Mirrors in the Earth
Author: Asia Suler
Mud Flower by Meghan Caughey
Mud Flower
Author: Meghan Caughey
My Solo Wedding in Santorini by Laëtitia Nguyen
My Solo Wedding in Santorini
Author: Laëtitia Nguyen
Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops by Allison Hong Merrill
Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops
Author: Allison Hong Merrill
On the Other Side of TERMINAL by Allen Chankowsky
On the Other Side of TERMINAL
Author: Allen Chankowsky
Paris Blue by Julie Scolnik
Paris Blue
Author: Julie Scolnik
Pushing Through The Cracks by Emily J. Johnson
Pushing Through The Cracks
Author: Emily J. Johnson
Run With It by Joe Drake
Run With It
Author: Joe Drake
Seeking Shelter by Cynthia Ehrenkrantz
Seeking Shelter
Author: Cynthia Ehrenkrantz
Storked! by K. C. Sanford
Storked!
Author: K. C. Sanford
The Buddha and the Bee by Cory Mortensen
The Buddha and the Bee
Author: Cory Mortensen
The Open Book by Roselle Madrone, Robin Detmer, Kris Dutter
The Open Book
Author: Roselle Madrone, Robin Detmer, Kris Dutter
The Stress Book by D TERRENCE FOSTER, MD
The Stress Book
Author: D TERRENCE FOSTER, MD
Thrive by Jeffrey Froh
Thrive
Author: Jeffrey Froh
Unsettled Disruption by Juana-Catalina Rodriguez
Unsettled Disruption
Author: Juana-Catalina Rodriguez
Untangling You by Dr Howells
Untangling You
Author: Dr Howells
What I Wish I Knew by Kendall Ann Combs
What I Wish I Knew
Author: Kendall Ann Combs
Work Hard, Not Smart by Alexis Paige
Work Hard, Not Smart
Author: Alexis Paige
You, Me, We by Morag Barrett, Eric Spencer, Ruby Vesely
You, Me, We
Author: Morag Barrett, Eric Spencer, Ruby Vesely

Can You Hear Me? Hope After Loss by Y.Y. Chan
Can You Hear Me? Hope After Loss
Author: Y.Y. Chan
Performed by: Rosie Akerman
Journey to the Hopewell Star,  by Hannah D. State
Journey to the Hopewell Star,
Author: Hannah D. State
Performed by: Olivia Ann Belfie
The Case of the Absent Answers by R. L. Fink
The Case of the Absent Answers
Author: R. L. Fink
Performed by: Hannah Edelson
The Iron Citadel: The Darkwolf Saga by Mitch Reinhardt
The Iron Citadel: The Darkwolf Saga
Author: Mitch Reinhardt
Performed by: Melissa Moran
The S.O.U.R.C.E.  by Suzanna L. Royse
The S.O.U.R.C.E.
Author: Suzanna L. Royse
Performed by: Frankie Corzo
Troubles with Teamwork by R.L. Fink
Troubles with Teamwork
Author: R.L. Fink
Performed by: Hannah Edelson
Vlad and Tutankhamun's Tomb by Kate Cunningham
Vlad and Tutankhamun's Tomb
Author: Kate Cunningham
Performed by: Emma Hixson

An Unconventional Mr. Peadlebody by D L Gardner
An Unconventional Mr. Peadlebody
Author: D L Gardner
Performed by: Brad Wills
Emotional Magnetism by Sandy Gerber
Emotional Magnetism
Author: Sandy Gerber
Performed by: Sandy Gerber
Stand Your Ground by A J Ullman
Stand Your Ground
Author: A J Ullman
Performed by: Melissa Reizian
The Last Odinian by Alec Arbogast
The Last Odinian
Author: Alec Arbogast
Performed by: Mike Carnes
What the Pet Food Industry Is Not Telling You by Stephanie Krol
What the Pet Food Industry Is Not Telling You
Author: Stephanie Krol
Performed by: Tracy Parsons
Where Are You? by Dan Ehrenkrantz
Where Are You?
Author: Dan Ehrenkrantz
Performed by: Dan Ehrenkrantz

Artis by Alex Hayes
Artis
Author: Alex Hayes
Away by Dani Seatter
Away
Author: Dani Seatter
Cover Designer: Anna Stead
Behind the White City by Alex Hayes
Behind the White City
Author: Alex Hayes
Bubble Head, It´s Time for Bed!  by Misty Black
Bubble Head, It´s Time for Bed!
Author: Misty Black
Cover Designer: Ana Rankovic
Daley's Dog Tales Trilogy by Helen Haraldsen
Daley's Dog Tales Trilogy
Author: Helen Haraldsen
Cover Designer: Steve Hutton
Dance Stance by Once Upon a Dance
Dance Stance
Author: Once Upon a Dance
Cover Designer: Stella Maris Mongodi
Get Back in the Book!  by Larry Issa
Get Back in the Book!
Author: Larry Issa
Cover Designer: Emma Chadwick
Lady Spy by Toni Cabell
Lady Spy
Author: Toni Cabell
Cover Designer: Peter O’Connor
Mighty Mila by Katie Petruzziello
Mighty Mila
Author: Katie Petruzziello
Cover Designer: Nadja Sarell
Princesses Don´t Have Sticky Hair by Angela Castillo
Princesses Don´t Have Sticky Hair
Author: Angela Castillo
Cover Designer: Cher Jiang
Ready Steady SAIL!  by J C Perry
Ready Steady SAIL!
Author: J C Perry
Cover Designer: J C Perry
Return to the Secret Lake by Karen Inglis
Return to the Secret Lake
Author: Karen Inglis
Revenge of Queen Rose by Valinora Troy
Revenge of Queen Rose
Author: Valinora Troy
Cover Designer: Elizabeth Eckstein
Siggy the Soccer Dog by  Brian Frederick
Siggy the Soccer Dog
Author: Brian Frederick
Cover Designer: Vivien Sárkány
Space Dragons by Robin Bennett
Space Dragons
Author: Robin Bennett
Cover Designer: Becky Thorns
The Lucky Diamond by Valinora Troy
The Lucky Diamond
Author: Valinora Troy
Cover Designer: Elizabeth Eckstein
The Perfect Potion by Cheryl Davies
The Perfect Potion
Author: Cheryl Davies
Cover Designer: Jenny Yevheniia Lisovaya
The S.O.U.R.C.E by Suzanna L. Royse
The S.O.U.R.C.E
Author: Suzanna L. Royse
Cover Designer: Jo Gershman & Tara Larsen Chang
Tree Singer by Jacci Turner
Tree Singer
Author: Jacci Turner
Voiceless: A Mermaid's Tale by Anna Finch
Voiceless: A Mermaid's Tale
Author: Anna Finch

A Lady Newspaperman’s Dilemma by Eileen Donovan
A Lady Newspaperman’s Dilemma
Author: Eileen Donovan
Cover Designer: Asha Hossain
A Midlife Holiday by Cary J Hansson
A Midlife Holiday
Author: Cary J Hansson
Cover Designer: Berenice Smith / Amy Lane
A Night at the King´s Inn by Alec Arbogast
A Night at the King´s Inn
Author: Alec Arbogast
Cover Designer: Giovanni Banfi
Backstory: a novel by William Michael Ried
Backstory: a novel
Author: William Michael Ried
Cover Designer: Mikhail Starikov
Inferno of Silence by Tolu’ A. Akinyemi
Inferno of Silence
Author: Tolu’ A. Akinyemi
Never a Mere Mortal by Devon Dial
Never a Mere Mortal
Author: Devon Dial
Cover Designer: Dial Design Studio
Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by Ellen Notbohm
Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew
Author: Ellen Notbohm
Cover Designer: M Thomas
The Bee Gees: Tales of the Brothers Gibb by Melinda Bilyeu, Hector Cook, Andrew Môn Hughes
The Bee Gees: Tales of the Brothers Gibb
Author: Melinda Bilyeu, Hector Cook, Andrew Môn Hughes
The Chair Man by Alex Pearl
The Chair Man
Author: Alex Pearl
Cover Designer: John Mac
The Cold Palace by Melissa Addey
The Cold Palace
Author: Melissa Addey
Cover Designer: Jessica Bell
The Stranger of Ul Darak by S C Eston
The Stranger of Ul Darak
Author: S C Eston
Cover Designer: Tom Edwards
The Wand by Marieke Lexmond
The Wand
Author: Marieke Lexmond
Cover Designer: BookBaby

A Red Ribbon is awarded to a book that did NOT get over 25/35 to be a finalist, but was still very much enjoyed by the readers.

A Yoga Storytelling Adventure: Peace and Quiet by  Melanie Moyer, Kathe Hudson
Red Ribbon

A Yoga Storytelling Adventure: Peace and Quiet
Author: Melanie Moyer, Kathe Hudson
Adventures With Grandma: Blast Off! by Kirstie Watson
Red Ribbon

Adventures With Grandma: Blast Off!
Author: Kirstie Watson
Illustrator: Nina Khalova
All of Me by Iseult Murphy
Red Ribbon

All of Me
Author: Iseult Murphy
Bias Is All Around You by Erik Bean Ed.D.
Red Ribbon

Bias Is All Around You
Author: Erik Bean Ed.D.
Captive Hearts by Kelly Miller
Red Ribbon

Captive Hearts
Author: Kelly Miller
CLASH OF THE TOTEMS and the Lost Magaecians by Yonnie Garber
Red Ribbon

CLASH OF THE TOTEMS and the Lost Magaecians
Author: Yonnie Garber
Dancing Deepa by Suchi Sairam
Red Ribbon

Dancing Deepa
Author: Suchi Sairam
Illustrator: Vidya Vasudevan
From the Mind of a Witch by Bruce M. Perrin
Red Ribbon

From the Mind of a Witch
Author: Bruce M. Perrin
How The Faeries Dance by Sherry A. Fraser
Red Ribbon

How The Faeries Dance
Author: Sherry A. Fraser
I Feel Your Stare by Cheryl Gillespie
Red Ribbon

I Feel Your Stare
Author: Cheryl Gillespie
Laurella Swift and the Keys of Time by Allison Parkinson
Red Ribbon

Laurella Swift and the Keys of Time
Author: Allison Parkinson
Nervous Mary by Laura Atwood Duran
Red Ribbon

Nervous Mary
Author: Laura Atwood Duran
Nightshade Forest by Nikki Mitchell
Red Ribbon

Nightshade Forest
Author: Nikki Mitchell
Past Life Healing by Judy Sharp
Red Ribbon

Past Life Healing
Author: Judy Sharp
Riley Does BIG Things! by Janet Lewis Daigle
Red Ribbon

Riley Does BIG Things!
Author: Janet Lewis Daigle
The Cheetah Cub Running Club  by Philip Laslett
Red Ribbon

The Cheetah Cub Running Club
Author: Philip Laslett
The Intuitive Detective by Stacey Webb
Red Ribbon

The Intuitive Detective
Author: Stacey Webb
The New Empire by Alison McBain
Red Ribbon

The New Empire
Author: Alison McBain
The Wounds No One Sees by D Bath
Red Ribbon

The Wounds No One Sees
Author: D Bath
TRAVELS WITH DENISE by SHARON HAYHURST
Red Ribbon

TRAVELS WITH DENISE
Author: SHARON HAYHURST
You're Gone by J S Morton
Red Ribbon

You're Gone
Author: J S Morton

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Robin Hood and his men solve
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Amazon


Bentley's Fantabulous Idea
Embark on a whimsical colorful
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MikiTaylor


Anna and the Adders
A rhyming counting book
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Amazon


What Is the Shape of My Egg?
Introducing children to shape.
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Amazon


Inspirational Mindset Journey
This book, therapy by power of
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Amazon


My Solo Wedding in Santorini
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Embark on a harrowing journey
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Amazon


Tales of Witches and Wyverns
Join Enid’s quest to save
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Tuskie teaches his crew to
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Wild Asses of Mojave Desert
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An Enemy Like Me
What would you do for love?
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www.terimbrown.com


Secrets of The Sealed Forest
Magic awakens in this
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Amazon


What Death Taught Terrence
A man reviews life from the
beyond. What will he learn?
Amazon


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The Last Professional
A hobo, a wanderer, a madman-
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The Crooked Ladder
It's time to climb...
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Amazon


A Voice from Heaven
Astounding secrets of life,
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WW2 courage and sacrifice
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Rainbow Bridge
Ever wondered where your
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Amazon


A Novel about Life...and death
Will a mom's superhuman
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Amazon/Apple


Soar: A Soul's Quest
A young eagle on a quest of
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Amazon


THE SOCIETY
A NATION is on the brink...
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Amazon


Arctic Dinosaurs
Her first Arctic year -
middle grade - free activities
Fathom Publishing


Crowded platforms Window Seats
One family's adventures
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Amazon


Starr of the Show
SEL shows a new squad how to
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Winkle and Aster
Urban fantasy that takes
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books2read


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Compressed fiction
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Matter Press


LADY REAPER
Disorderly ghosts. Dejected
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MaryLou
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Amazon


Perfect Middle Grade Series
Montana and her friends
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Dislodged
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A HARD SILENCE
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“Later,” Said Gator
Encourage kids to clean up
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Moving Men by Karene Horst
A modern novel, relationships
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Dinosaur Symphony
A Guide to Dinosaurs
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Return to Vienna
How SOE worked to free
Austria from Hitler's grip
Amazon


BROKEN
A victim to survivor love
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Amazon


The Toad from Outer Space
A cautionary tale about a
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Me and My Shadow
Honest reflection how cancer
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Amazon


THE PORTAL KEEPER
Enter a world of Fantastic
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The Accidental Boyfriend
Slightly steamy, fake dating,
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Captain Polo Saving the Planet
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A Bloody Hot Summer
Bloody murders occur in 1920s
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Amazon


The Woodsman
A 5* serial killer thriller
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Amazon


Pebbles and the Biggest Number
A butterfly’s quest to
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Amazon


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Quality partnership publisher
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Pure Ink Press


Sam & Me & the Hard Pear Tree
A personal account of
a mother’s ultimate loss
Amazon


Meet the Snozzeralls
Fun & Educational
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Amazon


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Knights embark on adventure
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A Heroic Journey of
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LOOK AWAY NO MORE
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Miracle Escape, Powerful Messa
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