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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.

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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:

The Red Boat by Hannah Cumming
Gold

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

Rabbityness
Author: Jo Empson

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

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

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

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

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

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A gripping debut thriller
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Emilie by Ingrid Ramsdale
Gripping historical adventure
brimming with emotion
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Nutmeg Street: Egyptian Secret
Crime-fighting teens meet
ancient Egyptian intrigue!
Amazon


Kissed: A Cat Miranda Mystery
Complex characters, perfect
for mystery lovers!
Amazon


I AM ME
Sensitive picture book 3-7,
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Thriving After Sexual Abuse
Well-written and sensitive
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Cats of the Pyramids
Two autistic kids. Great
adventure. ALIEN CAT PEOPLE!
Amazon


MISFORTUNE ANNIE
An 1880s cowgirl tougher
than Calamity Jane!
www.amazon.co.uk


THE VATICAN GAMES
Decoding the future will
be her ultimate challenge!
www.thevaticangames.com


Dave Explores the Outdoors
Educational book, written in
a fun, rhyming style.
www.amazon.co.uk


Hettie The Talking Yeti
Action packed picture book
with hilarious twist ending
Amazon


Broken Twigs
A fantasy story brimming
with chaos and danger!
Amazon


The Opium Lord's Daughter
First Opium War told through
Chinese and English views
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The Stalking Seagulls
Battle between boy & bird with
an outcome neither anticipates
MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing


Oh Daddy Chronicles
Laugh at Trump...Then
laugh some more...Repeat.
Amazon


BLINK
A driver narrowly avoids
hitting a strange man…
www.amazon.co.uk


The Demonic Virtue
The tale of all tales.
The journey of Atopher.
Amazon


THE PAX PRINCIPLES
An awesome story for teens...
life in a very different world
Amazon


Limerick Comics
Lighthearted, original with
lots of exciting facts!
www.limerickcomics.com


Monologues for Kids & Tweens 2
"Clean, gender-neutral, family
-friendly scripts for youth."
Amazon


SEED BALLS
Simple and fun recipe
to make seed balls
Amazon





WATER DRAGON
Illustrating the powerful
bond of friendship. 6-12 yrs
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DRAGON BROTHERS
Dragon-winged brothers right
the wrongs of their elders.
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Early Myths
Greek myths
for young kids
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Hettie The Talking Yeti
Action packed picture book
with hilarious twist ending
Amazon