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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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Book Of Greatness
A parable about unlocking
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Family Redefined
Childhood Reflections on
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HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT
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Dancing Shapes
Visual stunning & interactive
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FACE, A MEMOIR
A harrowing and life-affirming
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Cats of the Pyramids
Two autistic kids. Great
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Stormy Weather
The story of a boy who
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Masquerade
Personal tragedy, hardship...
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Rising Up
Equilibrium meets Divergent.
Series about a teen empath.
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As the Daisies Bloom
A loving exploration of
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Kringleset Chronicles
A magical fantasy adventure,
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FARSEEKER
Enlightened. Enslaved. Erased.
A Sci-Fi, Fantasy epic!
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The Irish bog imp tales
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MAYA LOOP - Middle Grade Novel
The brave girl from Baltimore
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May’s Boys
Peace will take her boy
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Redefining Normal
Two Foster Kids Beat the Odds
Discovering Healing, Happiness
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Fraud at Snowfields
Join Will at the White
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The Demonic Virtue
The tale of all tales.
The journey of Atopher.
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Traffic: A Ronnie Lake Mystery
PI entangled in a kidnapping
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ICE QUEEN
YA romance about the dangers
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FACE, A MEMOIR
A harrowing and life-affirming
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Orc Road Trip
"Punching isn't the answer,"
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Signs in the Dark
1 deaf teen captive,1 innocent
suspect. Suspense & romance.
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Monologues for Kids & Tweens 2
"Clean, gender-neutral, family
-friendly scripts for youth."
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Seemore the Seagull
Illustrated, fun with a
'work together' message
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Fate By Design, M J Walsh
Historical fiction climaxing
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Ripley of Valor
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Where Have We Come
Is love stronger than the
tragedy that haunts them?
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