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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

Honourable Mentions
Problem Box by Catherine Brighton
Honourable

Problem Box
Author: Catherine Brighton

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Fairy Dust, Bedtime Tale #1.
A Finalist (6-8 yrs)
and Highly Recommended.
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Idi & The Oracle’s Quest
Magic and adventure
in this YA fantasy.
www.amazon.co.uk


One Little Black Nose
A boy, his dog and a sweet
adventure that kids will love!
www.amazon.co.uk


Entrada Publishing
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Do dead people watch you
sleep? Prepare to believe.
www.amazon.com


99 Ways to Rid Yourself of
Toxic Relationships
A RED RIBBON WINNER!
www.aranonpublishing.com


Uncle Matty Matt’s Bistro
Uncle Matty and the Piggies
cook up a delicious surprise.
www.amazon.com


GORGEOUS GEORGE AND HIS
STUPID STINK STORIES ’Funnyer
than David Walyums’ Boy, 6
www.amazon.co.uk


Tales of Mr. Snuggywhiskers
“Cozy” Gold Medal Series,
“timeless adventure”
www.amazon.co.uk


My Aunt Manya
Based on the true story.
’A heart-warming novel.’
www.josepatterson.com


Absence by J.B. Forsyth
’Superbly plotted fantasy.’
FINALIST WISHING SHELF AWARDS
www.amazon.co.uk


THE DRY by Rebecca Nolen
This book is a feast
for the senses.
www.amazon.com


A TRIBUTE TO TERRY PRATCHETT
Seventeen tales of magic &
memory #defeatdementia
www.amazon.co.uk


Ninja Spy Cats by R.F. Kristi
★★★★★ Love it! Absolutely
adored this book! (AMAZON)
www.amazon.com


MOOJIE LITTLEMAN
A disabled boy works wonders.
"Awe inspiring" by critics.
www.amazon.com


THE POLYGAMIST William Irvine
Five Stars
‘prose as taut as skin’ Kirkus
www.amazon.com


The Whispering Wind
by Lexa Dudley
Two lovers, one heart breakin
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THE 9TH HOUR, The Detective
Temeke Crime Series, BK 1
"Wonderfully satisfying novel"
www.amazon.com


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The Candy Judge 
**** ’Fun, educational...
beautifully illustrated...’
www.amazon.com


The Adventures of Fawn Book 1
"Should be made into a film"
"A great read for any age"
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CHRISTMAS CATS
by R. Kristi
Hailed ’Fantastic!’ by critics
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ABSENCE, Whispers and Shadow
’A superbly plotted fantasy.’
An epic paranormal fantasy.
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‘Written well, paced perfectly
to keep young readers engaged’
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The Whispering Wind
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Two lovers, one heart breakin
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