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Winners 2012

Below is a list of the 2012 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
The Red Boat by Hannah Cumming
Gold

The Red Boat
Author: Hannah Cumming
Rabbityness by Jo Empson
Bronze

Rabbityness
Author: Jo Empson

Category 2: Books for 6 - 8 year olds
Christmas Steps. New Rhymes for the Season by Mary Ann O'Leary
Gold

Christmas Steps. New Rhymes for the Season
Author: Mary Ann O'Leary
Where's My Bloomers? by Jo Bright
Silver

Where's My Bloomers?
Author: Jo Bright
There's A Monster Under My Bed!  by Sammy Sutterton
Bronze

There's A Monster Under My Bed!
Author: Sammy Sutterton

Category 3: Books for 9 - 12 year olds
Ante's Inferno by Griselda Heppel
Gold

Ante's Inferno
Author: Griselda Heppel
Chosen by Neil Harrison
Silver

Chosen
Author: Neil Harrison
James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra by Colm McElwain
Bronze

James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra
Author: Colm McElwain

Category 4: Books for Teenagers
Sun Fish, Moon Fish by Morag Lewis
Gold

Sun Fish, Moon Fish
Author: Morag Lewis
Neil's War by Neil W. Murphy
Silver

Neil's War
Author: Neil W. Murphy
FireSeed One by Catherine Stine
Bronze

FireSeed One
Author: Catherine Stine

Category 5: Books for adults (fiction)
Black Bird, White Bird by Peter Gauld
Gold

Black Bird, White Bird
Author: Peter Gauld
Dangerous Waters by  Anne Allen
Silver

Dangerous Waters
Author: Anne Allen
Black Eagle Force: Eye of the Storm,  by Buck Steinke & Ken Farmer
Bronze

Black Eagle Force: Eye of the Storm,
Author: Buck Steinke & Ken Farmer
The Flowers of Evil. An Entertainment by Simon Acland
Bronze

The Flowers of Evil. An Entertainment
Author: Simon Acland

Category 6: Books for Adults (non-fiction)
India. Through Alien Eyes,  by Mohan & Narottam Mishra
Gold

India. Through Alien Eyes,
Author: Mohan & Narottam Mishra
Passing Through the Woods by David Gwilym Anthony
Bronze

Passing Through the Woods
Author: David Gwilym Anthony
The Sky's the Limit by Susie Bennett
Bronze

The Sky's the Limit
Author: Susie Bennett

Red Ribbon bands
Problem Box by Catherine Brighton
Red Ribbon

Problem Box
Author: Catherine Brighton

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Idi & The Oracle’s Quest
Magic and adventure
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TAILS (Silver Wishes Bk 1)
Heart-stopping,
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The Candy Judge 
**** ’Fun, educational...
beautifully illustrated...’
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THE REINDEER CAPER
A missing reindeer, a
murdered elf and Santa in jail
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Escape from Nettle Farm
‘Written well, paced perfectly
to keep young readers engaged’
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The Frog Who Was Blue
A witty, charming tale
for a very worthy cause
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Secrets of the Home Wood
THE SACRIFICE, Julie Whitley
5-Star Award Winning Fantasy
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Absence by J.B. Forsyth
’Superbly plotted fantasy.’
FINALIST WISHING SHELF AWARDS
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PROFESSIONAL GRAPHIC DESIGN
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Sons of the Sphinx
If they fail, she could die
over 3300 years from home.
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The Adventures of Fawn Book 1
"Should be made into a film"
"A great read for any age"
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Memories of a Lost Thesaurus
Words: Power games, blame
games - predator or prey?
www.amazon.co.uk


BEWITCHER
'Potent. Gripping.
A Jaw-Dropping Shocker'
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THE POLYGAMIST William Irvine
Five Stars
‘prose as taut as skin’ Kirkus
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THE PELICAN
'Emotional, sensitive and
deeply moving' Amazon
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International Crime Series
One girl one object -
take on the criminal cartels
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HENRY (A Gold Medal Winner)
Incredible true story of WWII
w/orig photos & docs
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Finnigan the Circus Cat
A rescued kitten finds a home
in a circus museum!
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Trazer:Kids of Stolen Tomorrow
Is Dara the Savior of a
World Built to Break Her?
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HOLLY's HURRICANE
A fantastical ode to New
York City’s past and future.
www.amazon.com


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


Space Cop Zack
PROTECTOR OF THE GALAXY
“Fantastically fun!” WSA
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DIAMONDS AT DAWN
A thrilling sequel full of
mystery and romance.
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Horrifically Half-Baked Ham
A TRILOGY Zombies and vampires
and witches, oh my!
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The Whispering Wind
by Lexa Dudley
Two lovers, one heart breakin
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TRUTH AND REVENGE
Secrecy and revenge...
and a shameful family secret
www.amazon.co.uk


FINDING MIRANDA
"Amazing story!" "Perfect
ending!" "Make a sequel"
www.amazon.com