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Finalists 2023

Below is a list of the 2023 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, 2024.

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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:

"ABSURD," SAID BIRD by Tricia Gardella
"ABSURD," SAID BIRD
Author: Tricia Gardella
Illustrator: Ginger Nielson
1, 2, 3 The Castles I See by Sarah Downie and Deborah Motycka Downie
1, 2, 3 The Castles I See
Author: Sarah Downie and Deborah Motycka Downie
Alphakazoo by Edgar Garcia
Alphakazoo
Author: Edgar Garcia
Illustrator: Darya Shch
As Maya Grows in the Natural World  by Patricia Ambinder
As Maya Grows in the Natural World
Author: Patricia Ambinder
Illustrator: Kim Soderberg
Bentley's Fantabulous Idea by Miki Taylor
Bentley's Fantabulous Idea
Author: Miki Taylor
Illustrator: Eunhye Shin
Big J and the Hockey Stick by Lynn Gale
Big J and the Hockey Stick
Author: Lynn Gale
Illustrator: Jenn Anderson
Do You Need a Song?  by Everett Brubaker
Do You Need a Song?
Author: Everett Brubaker
Illustrator: Kendall Yvonne
Flurry's Nose: A Snowgirl Tale by Haley Argyle
Flurry's Nose: A Snowgirl Tale
Author: Haley Argyle
Grumpy Grump by Ruthie Godfrey
Grumpy Grump
Author: Ruthie Godfrey
Illustrator: Pablo D'Alio
Have You Ever Seen A Dogahogahippodile? by Kieshia Chun
Have You Ever Seen A Dogahogahippodile?
Author: Kieshia Chun
Illustrator: Charlotte Watkins
I Will Be... by Susan Pivero
I Will Be...
Author: Susan Pivero
Illustrator: Jo Renfro
I'm Going to Have a Sister by Laura Diebelius
I'm Going to Have a Sister
Author: Laura Diebelius
Illustrator: Francesca Watt
Little Bear Won’t Nap by  Patricia Golding Staehelin
Little Bear Won’t Nap
Author: Patricia Golding Staehelin
Illustrator: Joanna Scott
Nana Needs A Nap by Sheri Wall
Nana Needs A Nap
Author: Sheri Wall
Illustrator: Gary Manly
Oscar and the Awful, Horrible Smell by Ugur Kose
Oscar and the Awful, Horrible Smell
Author: Ugur Kose
Illustrator: Betty Cetas
Peanut the Lost Snail by Debbie Howard
Peanut the Lost Snail
Author: Debbie Howard
Popina & Slumberina by Irit Tal
Popina & Slumberina
Author: Irit Tal
Illustrator: Anat Davis
Ready... Set... Frog!  by Katharine Mitropoulos
Ready... Set... Frog!
Author: Katharine Mitropoulos
Illustrator: Laura Watson
SeaMouse Builds a Boat,  by David Youell
SeaMouse Builds a Boat,
Author: David Youell
Illustrator: Martynas Marchiusm
See You Later, Croc-A-Gator by  Imogen Shelton
See You Later, Croc-A-Gator
Author: Imogen Shelton
Illustrator: Alina Kralia
Sterling and Nugget the Dragon by Judd B. Shaw
Sterling and Nugget the Dragon
Author: Judd B. Shaw
Illustrator: Marrieta Gal
The Putaway Monster by Omowunmi Akinyoade
The Putaway Monster
Author: Omowunmi Akinyoade
Illustrator: Amina Yaqoob
There's a Dinosaur on the Sofa by Samuel A McGuire
There's a Dinosaur on the Sofa
Author: Samuel A McGuire

Arni's Adventures by Arnav Ashok
Arni's Adventures
Author: Arnav Ashok
Corbin Speaks Bee by Emma Pesis
Corbin Speaks Bee
Author: Emma Pesis
Illustrator: Divya George
Dancing with Cara by AC Bradburn
Dancing with Cara
Author: AC Bradburn
Illustrator: Ivy Trazsi
Henri and the Magnificent Snort by Samantha Childs
Henri and the Magnificent Snort
Author: Samantha Childs
Illustrator: Hannah Farr
Mammals and Birds of Tasmania by Frances Mackay
Mammals and Birds of Tasmania
Author: Frances Mackay
May I Sit At Your Table?  by Samuel Gross
May I Sit At Your Table?
Author: Samuel Gross
Illustrator: Grace Wolf
Mighty Mila, Dream Job by Katie Petruzziello
Mighty Mila, Dream Job
Author: Katie Petruzziello
Illustrator: Nadja Sarell
Miles Smiles by Abby Patterson
Miles Smiles
Author: Abby Patterson
Illustrator: Wendy Leach
Molly's Spy Mission by Carmen Allen
Molly's Spy Mission
Author: Carmen Allen
Monster Match: Book 1 (Frankinschool) by Caryn Rivadeneira
Monster Match: Book 1 (Frankinschool)
Author: Caryn Rivadeneira
Illustrator: Dani Jones
Natalie and the Nazi Soldiers by Annette Gendler
Natalie and the Nazi Soldiers
Author: Annette Gendler
Nature Ninja Saves the Natural World by Tania Moloney
Nature Ninja Saves the Natural World
Author: Tania Moloney
Illustrator: Jelena Sardi
Never Give Up On Your Dreams,  by Michael Wong
Never Give Up On Your Dreams,
Author: Michael Wong
Illustrator: Eugene Smolenceva
On The Beach: The Winter Visitor by Chris Green
On The Beach: The Winter Visitor
Author: Chris Green
Illustrator: Jenny Fionda
Pebbles and the Biggest Number by Joey Benun
Pebbles and the Biggest Number
Author: Joey Benun
Illustrator: Laura Watson
Shayla Boo and You: All About My Hearing Book by Vielka Lisa Montout M.Ed.
Shayla Boo and You: All About My Hearing Book
Author: Vielka Lisa Montout M.Ed.
Shenleigh O'Doodle, Half Golden, Half Poodle by Annesley M Hackathorn
Shenleigh O'Doodle, Half Golden, Half Poodle
Author: Annesley M Hackathorn
Illustrator: Harry Aveira
Snoodles in Space by Steven Joseph
Snoodles in Space
Author: Steven Joseph
Sue from Class Two has a Problem with Poo by Victoria Smith
Sue from Class Two has a Problem with Poo
Author: Victoria Smith
Illustrator: Dr. J J Smith
Tasha Goes to Puppy School  by Steve Devon
Tasha Goes to Puppy School
Author: Steve Devon
Illustrator: Alice Wong
The Boy Who Burped by Beth Lewis
The Boy Who Burped
Author: Beth Lewis
Illustrator: Daniel Wtodarski
The Lonely Lighthouse Bogle by Lindsey Millar
The Lonely Lighthouse Bogle
Author: Lindsey Millar
Illustrator: Vivien Sarkany
There’s a Duck in the House by Don M. Winn
There’s a Duck in the House
Author: Don M. Winn
Toot the Flying Droodle by Julian Boram
Toot the Flying Droodle
Author: Julian Boram
Tooth Be Told by Cristina and Daniel Gonzalez
Tooth Be Told
Author: Cristina and Daniel Gonzalez
Illustrator: Kamdon Callaway
Two little Raindrops,  by Adele Lamothe
Two little Raindrops,
Author: Adele Lamothe
Illustrator: Steven Tu
What Is the Shape of My Egg?  by Lisa M. Weckbacher
What Is the Shape of My Egg?
Author: Lisa M. Weckbacher
Illustrator: Gabriela Vega

A Dress To Remember by K. L. Small
A Dress To Remember
Author: K. L. Small
A Fish That Grows Tomato by Sushant Madaan
A Fish That Grows Tomato
Author: Sushant Madaan
A Saucer Full of Secrets by Pam Henry
A Saucer Full of Secrets
Author: Pam Henry
Ballerina Wisdom by Once Upon a Dance
Ballerina Wisdom
Author: Once Upon a Dance
Because of the Night by Rue L’Hommedieu
Because of the Night
Author: Rue L’Hommedieu
Boy In A Box by Doug Weller
Boy In A Box
Author: Doug Weller
Boy of the Amazon  by A.N. Mill
Boy of the Amazon
Author: A.N. Mill
Broken Twigs, Where Unicorns Roam by Charlotte L. Taylor
Broken Twigs, Where Unicorns Roam
Author: Charlotte L. Taylor
ELIZA JANE FINDS HER HERO by Eliza Kelley, Debra Whiting Alexander
ELIZA JANE FINDS HER HERO
Author: Eliza Kelley, Debra Whiting Alexander
Elvia and the Gift of Passion by Ruthy Ballard
Elvia and the Gift of Passion
Author: Ruthy Ballard
EXOSTAR by Rae Knightly
EXOSTAR
Author: Rae Knightly
Ghosts of Mars by Stuart White
Ghosts of Mars
Author: Stuart White
Keep Your Songs In Your Heart by Carolyn Summer Quinn
Keep Your Songs In Your Heart
Author: Carolyn Summer Quinn
Lotus Flowers and Superpowers by Julie Seel Renaud
Lotus Flowers and Superpowers
Author: Julie Seel Renaud
Mission Midnight by Glenn Carter
Mission Midnight
Author: Glenn Carter
One Year, One Night by S L Roman
One Year, One Night
Author: S L Roman
Orson the Great by COLM MCELWAIN
Orson the Great
Author: COLM MCELWAIN
River of Crows by N.P. Thompson
River of Crows
Author: N.P. Thompson
Starr of the Show by Leigh Reagan Alley
Starr of the Show
Author: Leigh Reagan Alley
Illustrator: Mark Nathan Hurry
The Adventures of the Wizard Aquarius by Megan Carol Haas
The Adventures of the Wizard Aquarius
Author: Megan Carol Haas
The Animal in Amy’s Mirror by Joe Richardson
The Animal in Amy’s Mirror
Author: Joe Richardson
The Boy and the Jaguar by Terri Daneshyar
The Boy and the Jaguar
Author: Terri Daneshyar
The Boy Who Dared by Rachel Coverdale
The Boy Who Dared
Author: Rachel Coverdale
The Friendship Experiment by Tracy Borgmeyer
The Friendship Experiment
Author: Tracy Borgmeyer
The Ick Erros by Cal Devney
The Ick Erros
Author: Cal Devney
True Colors by Krysten Lindsay Hager
True Colors
Author: Krysten Lindsay Hager

A Hanging Moon by Phill Featherstone
A Hanging Moon
Author: Phill Featherstone
Angels by Rachel Churcher
Angels
Author: Rachel Churcher
Awaken the Dawn by Ellis Kaye
Awaken the Dawn
Author: Ellis Kaye
Children of the Realm by Jay Milton
Children of the Realm
Author: Jay Milton
Cultivating Sunshine by J.S.R. Smith
Cultivating Sunshine
Author: J.S.R. Smith
Eternal Inka by Clare-Rose Trevelyan
Eternal Inka
Author: Clare-Rose Trevelyan
Illustrator: Yongho Moon
Finding Gideon by Sarah Hickner
Finding Gideon
Author: Sarah Hickner
Healer's Blade by Kyrie Wang
Healer's Blade
Author: Kyrie Wang
HOMETOWN ALIEN by JOHN M WASHINSKY
HOMETOWN ALIEN
Author: JOHN M WASHINSKY
Idriel's Children by Hayley Reese Chow
Idriel's Children
Author: Hayley Reese Chow
Jemma and the Raven by B. D. Reeves
Jemma and the Raven
Author: B. D. Reeves
Journey to the Dark Galaxy by Hannah D. State
Journey to the Dark Galaxy
Author: Hannah D. State
LADY REAPER by Toni Cabell
LADY REAPER
Author: Toni Cabell
LADY SPY by Toni Cabell
LADY SPY
Author: Toni Cabell
Leaping Beauty by Rebecca Fox
Leaping Beauty
Author: Rebecca Fox
Like A Hero by Michael J Bowler
Like A Hero
Author: Michael J Bowler
Magic, Mystery and the Multiverse by Aurora M. Winter
Magic, Mystery and the Multiverse
Author: Aurora M. Winter
Magic, Mystery and the Multiverse by Aurora M. Winter
Magic, Mystery and the Multiverse
Author: Aurora M. Winter
My Perfectly Imperfect Summer by Sandra Brown Lindstedt
My Perfectly Imperfect Summer
Author: Sandra Brown Lindstedt
Powerless by Jacqueline Pretty
Powerless
Author: Jacqueline Pretty
Queen of Deception by May Freighter
Queen of Deception
Author: May Freighter
RAIN FALLING ON EMBERS by Liana Gardner
RAIN FALLING ON EMBERS
Author: Liana Gardner
ReINCEPTION by Sarena Straus
ReINCEPTION
Author: Sarena Straus
Stealing Glass by Liv Strom
Stealing Glass
Author: Liv Strom
Stuck in Her Head by Kylie Wang, Liana Tang
Stuck in Her Head
Author: Kylie Wang, Liana Tang
The Accidental Boyfriend by Lori Freeland
The Accidental Boyfriend
Author: Lori Freeland
The Four by Alexandra Haden-Douglas
The Four
Author: Alexandra Haden-Douglas
The Ghosts of Nothing by Cecily Walters
The Ghosts of Nothing
Author: Cecily Walters
The Gravity of Lies by Dorothy Deene
The Gravity of Lies
Author: Dorothy Deene
The Intrepid Three: Animus Revealed by Brianna Penfold, Matthew Penfold
The Intrepid Three: Animus Revealed
Author: Brianna Penfold, Matthew Penfold
THE LOST HEIR'S REDEMPTION by Chris Gourley
THE LOST HEIR'S REDEMPTION
Author: Chris Gourley
The Nameless by Stuart White
The Nameless
Author: Stuart White
The Rhymer's Daughter by Phill Featherstone
The Rhymer's Daughter
Author: Phill Featherstone
The Thief and the Historian by Brendan Corbett
The Thief and the Historian
Author: Brendan Corbett
The Witchfinder’s Serpent by Rande Goodwin
The Witchfinder’s Serpent
Author: Rande Goodwin
Time for PsyQ by Marti Ward
Time for PsyQ
Author: Marti Ward
WINKLE AND ASTER by Derek Corsaro
WINKLE AND ASTER
Author: Derek Corsaro

21 Tattoos by Monica Broussard
21 Tattoos
Author: Monica Broussard
A Deadly Inheritance by Jane McParkes
A Deadly Inheritance
Author: Jane McParkes
A Mercy of Widows by Marcy Lane
A Mercy of Widows
Author: Marcy Lane
A Spell of Midlife Mayhem by Raven Raine
A Spell of Midlife Mayhem
Author: Raven Raine
An Enemy Like Me by Teri M. Brown
An Enemy Like Me
Author: Teri M. Brown
Burned Out by Dean Mafako, M.D
Burned Out
Author: Dean Mafako, M.D
CLEAR-CUTS by Joshua S. Narins
CLEAR-CUTS
Author: Joshua S. Narins
Death and Other Survival Strategies by Carolyn Russell
Death and Other Survival Strategies
Author: Carolyn Russell
East of Evil by Joni M. Fisher
East of Evil
Author: Joni M. Fisher
Ella's War by Rusty Allen
Ella's War
Author: Rusty Allen
HEALING VISIONS by Meg Boscov
HEALING VISIONS
Author: Meg Boscov
Hungry Trails by Máire Malone
Hungry Trails
Author: Máire Malone
imPerfect Magic by C. N. Rowan
imPerfect Magic
Author: C. N. Rowan
Into the BeanStalk by J. Paul Roe
Into the BeanStalk
Author: J. Paul Roe
Joy by B R M Evett
Joy
Author: B R M Evett
Just for a Taste of You by Hazel Storm
Just for a Taste of You
Author: Hazel Storm
Look 'N Up Invasion by Janice Carr Smith
Look 'N Up Invasion
Author: Janice Carr Smith
Losing My Breath by J Rose Black
Losing My Breath
Author: J Rose Black
Love in the Cupboard by Mari Jane Law
Love in the Cupboard
Author: Mari Jane Law
Master of Music by Marla Himeda
Master of Music
Author: Marla Himeda
Memoirs of a Lyrical Man by Steven Templar
Memoirs of a Lyrical Man
Author: Steven Templar
MFA Thesis Novel by Ian M. Rogers
MFA Thesis Novel
Author: Ian M. Rogers
Minimum Safe Distance by X HoYen
Minimum Safe Distance
Author: X HoYen
Missing Possibilities by Jaime Balboa
Missing Possibilities
Author: Jaime Balboa
Moonchild Rising by B. Ward Powers
Moonchild Rising
Author: B. Ward Powers
moving men by Karene Horst
moving men
Author: Karene Horst
Murder At Music Hall by A J Ullman
Murder At Music Hall
Author: A J Ullman
My Year at the Good Bean Cafe by E A Luetkemeyer
My Year at the Good Bean Cafe
Author: E A Luetkemeyer
Off the Menu by Alaina Erdell
Off the Menu
Author: Alaina Erdell
Outside the Lines by Mary Perrine
Outside the Lines
Author: Mary Perrine
Pass the Cyanide by Karmen Špiljak
Pass the Cyanide
Author: Karmen Špiljak
Pearl of Arabia by Connor Black
Pearl of Arabia
Author: Connor Black
Rapture of the Deep by Christopher Dainton
Rapture of the Deep
Author: Christopher Dainton
River of Ashes by Alexandrea Weis, Lucas Astor
River of Ashes
Author: Alexandrea Weis, Lucas Astor
Secrets in the Wind by Rumki Chowdhury
Secrets in the Wind
Author: Rumki Chowdhury
Shooters by Julia Boggio
Shooters
Author: Julia Boggio
Sleeping With A Wall Street Banker by Marlene Morgan
Sleeping With A Wall Street Banker
Author: Marlene Morgan
Song For My Father by J M Stoll
Song For My Father
Author: J M Stoll
Spike, 35 Kills and Smiling by Mike Slavin
Spike, 35 Kills and Smiling
Author: Mike Slavin
Stone Cold by Thomas LeBrun
Stone Cold
Author: Thomas LeBrun
Thar She Blows: a novel by Susan Emshwiller
Thar She Blows: a novel
Author: Susan Emshwiller
The Antidote by A W Baldwin
The Antidote
Author: A W Baldwin
The Beast Keepers by Julie Fudge Smith
The Beast Keepers
Author: Julie Fudge Smith
The Big Comb Over by J. P. Rieger
The Big Comb Over
Author: J. P. Rieger
The Broken Bridge by Iris March
The Broken Bridge
Author: Iris March
The Church of The Lighted Window by Anthony Faggioli
The Church of The Lighted Window
Author: Anthony Faggioli
The Cobbler of Cape Town by Skip Johnson
The Cobbler of Cape Town
Author: Skip Johnson
The Diary of a Sugarbaby by J.Q. Gagliastro
The Diary of a Sugarbaby
Author: J.Q. Gagliastro
The Erkenblood by H. Ferry
The Erkenblood
Author: H. Ferry
The Good Time Girls by K. T. Blakemore
The Good Time Girls
Author: K. T. Blakemore
The Honey Tree by Jo Sparkes
The Honey Tree
Author: Jo Sparkes
The Night Cometh by Lorilyn Roberts
The Night Cometh
Author: Lorilyn Roberts
The Puppet Maker's Daughter by Karla M. Jay
The Puppet Maker's Daughter
Author: Karla M. Jay
The Repurposed Spy by Oliver Dowson
The Repurposed Spy
Author: Oliver Dowson
The Tree of Life by Jack Holt
The Tree of Life
Author: Jack Holt
The Tui Has Landed by Jodie Shelley
The Tui Has Landed
Author: Jodie Shelley
The Victims of Victory by Marina Osipova
The Victims of Victory
Author: Marina Osipova
The Walk-On by Richard Podkowski
The Walk-On
Author: Richard Podkowski
The Wobble Club by Simon Rumley
The Wobble Club
Author: Simon Rumley
There is No Death in Finding Nemo by Jeffrey M. Feingold
There is No Death in Finding Nemo
Author: Jeffrey M. Feingold
Three Times to Make Sure (Bk 3) by Virginia’dele Smith
Three Times to Make Sure (Bk 3)
Author: Virginia’dele Smith
To Kill a Ghost by J. Warren Weaver
To Kill a Ghost
Author: J. Warren Weaver
To Kill a King,  by W. L. Hawkin
To Kill a King,
Author: W. L. Hawkin
Toward the Corner of Mercy and Peace by Tracey D. Buchanan
Toward the Corner of Mercy and Peace
Author: Tracey D. Buchanan
TWO FOR THE MONEY by STEVE ZETTLER
TWO FOR THE MONEY
Author: STEVE ZETTLER
Water Music by Marcia Peck
Water Music
Author: Marcia Peck
When Jesus Calls by Martha Gayle
When Jesus Calls
Author: Martha Gayle
When the Ocean Flies by Heather G. Marshall
When the Ocean Flies
Author: Heather G. Marshall
Within These Walls by Holly Hill Mangin
Within These Walls
Author: Holly Hill Mangin

A Career Carol by Dr Helmut Schuster
A Career Carol
Author: Dr Helmut Schuster
A HARD SILENCE by Melanie Brooks
A HARD SILENCE
Author: Melanie Brooks
A Taste of Anthropology by Professor E.A. Burlingame
A Taste of Anthropology
Author: Professor E.A. Burlingame
A World Without Color by Bernard Jan
A World Without Color
Author: Bernard Jan
Baby Ecology by Anya Dunham
Baby Ecology
Author: Anya Dunham
BAD KARMA by Paul Wilson
BAD KARMA
Author: Paul Wilson
Beep! Beep! Get Out of My Way! by Catherine DeMonte
Beep! Beep! Get Out of My Way!
Author: Catherine DeMonte
Belonging Matters by Julie Ryan McGue
Belonging Matters
Author: Julie Ryan McGue
Burned Out to Lit Up by Cara E. Houser
Burned Out to Lit Up
Author: Cara E. Houser
Cranky Superpowers by Steven Joseph
Cranky Superpowers
Author: Steven Joseph
Daughter of Spies by Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop
Daughter of Spies
Author: Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop
DECADES by  Andrew Môn Hughes, Grant Walters & Mark Crohan
DECADES
Author: Andrew Môn Hughes, Grant Walters & Mark Crohan
Ending Up Creative by J. William Thompson
Ending Up Creative
Author: J. William Thompson
Enjoy the Gift of Childhood by Kerrin Margiano
Enjoy the Gift of Childhood
Author: Kerrin Margiano
Highly Humorous Leadership by David M. Jacobson
Highly Humorous Leadership
Author: David M. Jacobson
Live Forever & Fix Everything by James Baker
Live Forever & Fix Everything
Author: James Baker
Mastering Resilience by Lorry Leigh Belhumeur
Mastering Resilience
Author: Lorry Leigh Belhumeur
Noises After Dark by John Tomlinson
Noises After Dark
Author: John Tomlinson
Not Nicholson by Ann M. Haralambie
Not Nicholson
Author: Ann M. Haralambie
Not That Girl Anymore by Patty Cabot
Not That Girl Anymore
Author: Patty Cabot
Not the Breast Year of My Life by Cara Sapida
Not the Breast Year of My Life
Author: Cara Sapida
Painting Over Rust by T.C. Fuller
Painting Over Rust
Author: T.C. Fuller
Partial Views by Tina Lear
Partial Views
Author: Tina Lear
Places We Left Behind by Jennifer Lang
Places We Left Behind
Author: Jennifer Lang
Round the Twist by Lisa Febre
Round the Twist
Author: Lisa Febre
Ships In The Desert by Jeff Fearnside
Ships In The Desert
Author: Jeff Fearnside
Speak Kindly, You're Listening by Jessica Metcalfe
Speak Kindly, You're Listening
Author: Jessica Metcalfe
The 5-Day Job Search by Annie Margarita Yang
The 5-Day Job Search
Author: Annie Margarita Yang
The Finer Things Club by Lauren Erickson
The Finer Things Club
Author: Lauren Erickson
The Half-Known Life by Ryan Lindner
The Half-Known Life
Author: Ryan Lindner
The Lion Tamer by Therese Marie Duncan
The Lion Tamer
Author: Therese Marie Duncan
The Power of PR Parenting by Marjie Hadad
The Power of PR Parenting
Author: Marjie Hadad
This May Be Difficult to Read by Claire N. Rubman
This May Be Difficult to Read
Author: Claire N. Rubman
Turtle Wisdom by Donna DeNomme
Turtle Wisdom
Author: Donna DeNomme
Walsall's Greatest by Gary Richards
Walsall's Greatest
Author: Gary Richards
Were You Close? by Anne Pinkerton
Were You Close?
Author: Anne Pinkerton
What Our Friends Left Behind by Victoria Noe
What Our Friends Left Behind
Author: Victoria Noe
Wings by Kathy Wright
Wings
Author: Kathy Wright
Your Best Life by Mike X
Your Best Life
Author: Mike X

A Wild Ride by Niki Danforth
A Wild Ride
Author: Niki Danforth
Performed by: Erin Parker
African Animal Alphabet by Sipiwe Sikwila
African Animal Alphabet
Author: Sipiwe Sikwila
Performed by: Robyn Needham
Connections in Chemistry by R.L. Fink
Connections in Chemistry
Author: R.L. Fink
Performed by: Hannah Edelson
I Fail at the Afterlife by Anni Sezate
I Fail at the Afterlife
Author: Anni Sezate
Performed by: Zachary Boersma
Legend of the Forest Beast by Don M. Winn
Legend of the Forest Beast
Author: Don M. Winn
Nature Ninja Saves the Natural World,  by Tania Moloney
Nature Ninja Saves the Natural World,
Author: Tania Moloney
Performed by: Daniel Burton
ReINCEPTION by Sarena Straus
ReINCEPTION
Author: Sarena Straus
Performed by: Arielle DeLisle
Season of Dragons by Nikki Mitchell
Season of Dragons
Author: Nikki Mitchell
Performed by: Brandy Thomas
Simon Cup's Box by A. B. Syed
Simon Cup's Box
Author: A. B. Syed
Performed by: Mark Topping
Sora Searches for a Song by Once Upon a Dance
Sora Searches for a Song
Author: Once Upon a Dance
Performed by: Amy Barron Smolinski
The Fancy Schmancy Lifeguard by Gilda Boram
The Fancy Schmancy Lifeguard
Author: Gilda Boram
Performed by: Amy Weaver
The Twelve Fartrageous Days of Christmas by I M Witty
The Twelve Fartrageous Days of Christmas
Author: I M Witty
Performed by: Brooke Persoon
The Witchfinder's Serpent by Rande Goodwin
The Witchfinder's Serpent
Author: Rande Goodwin
Performed by: Nick Mondelli
Thrown to the Wind by Amanda M. Cetas
Thrown to the Wind
Author: Amanda M. Cetas
Performed by: Daniel Kay

A Quantum Alibi by Liam Fialkov
A Quantum Alibi
Author: Liam Fialkov
Performed by: Dick Daleki
Body Talk by Magdalena Bak-Maier
Body Talk
Author: Magdalena Bak-Maier
Performed by: Magdalena Bak-Maier
Comfort in the Wings by Jennifer Collins
Comfort in the Wings
Author: Jennifer Collins
Performed by: Jennifer Collins
Forced to Marry Him by Davinder Kaur
Forced to Marry Him
Author: Davinder Kaur
Performed by: Gill Mills
Grave Secrets by Cassandra Aston
Grave Secrets
Author: Cassandra Aston
Performed by: Alexa Borys
Half In by Felice Cohen
Half In
Author: Felice Cohen
Performed by: Felice Cohen
Invisible by Day by Teri Fink
Invisible by Day
Author: Teri Fink
Performed by: Grace Gray
Kat the Dog by Alyson Sheldrake
Kat the Dog
Author: Alyson Sheldrake
Performed by: Zara Ramm
Managing Bubbie by Russel Lazega
Managing Bubbie
Author: Russel Lazega
Performed by: Russel Lazega and J.J. Crowne
Master of Music by Marla Himeda
Master of Music
Author: Marla Himeda
Performed by: Will Hahn
Miranda and the D-Day Caper by Shelly Frome
Miranda and the D-Day Caper
Author: Shelly Frome
Performed by: Alexandra Ralph
My Cousin Darcy by Robin Elizabeth Kobayashi
My Cousin Darcy
Author: Robin Elizabeth Kobayashi
Performed by: Lucas Keen
The Girls from Alexandria by Carol Cooper
The Girls from Alexandria
Author: Carol Cooper
Performed by: Laura Hanna
The Last Professional by Ed Davis
The Last Professional
Author: Ed Davis
Performed by: Ed Davis
The Table by the Window by Paul Leon
The Table by the Window
Author: Paul Leon
Performed by: Drew Coombs
Wake of the Sadico by Jo Sparkes
Wake of the Sadico
Author: Jo Sparkes
Performed by: Sean Crisden
Where the Yellow Violets Grow by D L Gardner
Where the Yellow Violets Grow
Author: D L Gardner
Performed by: Cheyenne Bizon, Paul Breixo Bugallo
You, Me, We by Morag Barrett, Eric Spencer, Ruby Vesely
You, Me, We
Author: Morag Barrett, Eric Spencer, Ruby Vesely

"ABSURD," SAID BIRD by Tricia Gardella
"ABSURD," SAID BIRD
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Toot the Flying Droodle
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Minimum Safe Distance by X Ho Yen
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Not the Breast Year of My Life
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Places We Left Behind
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Arc by M E Lange
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Arc
Author: M E Lange
Blaise, The Keepers of Imbria, Book 3 by J. Barrett
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Blaise, The Keepers of Imbria, Book 3
Author: J. Barrett
Bloodstone by M.J. Mallon
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Bloodstone
Author: M.J. Mallon
Every Other Weekend by Anthony J. Mohr
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Every Other Weekend
Author: Anthony J. Mohr
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Hanna's Ascent
Author: Jayna Sheats
It's Okay Not to Be Fabulous Every Day! by Ally Dalsimer
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It's Okay Not to Be Fabulous Every Day!
Author: Ally Dalsimer
No One's Viking by Megan Formanek
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No One's Viking
Author: Megan Formanek
Rosie Come Home by Leslie Lava
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Rosie Come Home
Author: Leslie Lava
Illustrator: Brian Narelle
The Big Dream by Victoria E. Pannell, Thorir Sigfusson
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The Big Dream
Author: Victoria E. Pannell, Thorir Sigfusson
The Freedom of the Villainous by William Rose
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The Freedom of the Villainous
Author: William Rose
The Invited: a stage play by Peter Anthony Fields
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The Invited: a stage play
Author: Peter Anthony Fields
The Society of Spirits by Marial Winters
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The Society of Spirits
Author: Marial Winters
The Stranger of Ul Darak by S. C. Eston
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The Stranger of Ul Darak
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Verdana
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Why Be Eye Candy When You Can Be Soul Food? by Lynette Feeley
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Why Be Eye Candy When You Can Be Soul Food?
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Wild Conviction: Sixteen Is Power by Mary Dezember
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Wild Conviction: Sixteen Is Power
Author: Mary Dezember
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WITH LOVE, FROM PLANET B
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