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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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Butterfly with a Broken Wing
Children's mental health story
It's ok NOT to be ok
Amazon


Look 'N Up Invasion
A clever mix of fantasy,
family drama & cultural debate
Goodreads


I’m Going to Have a Sister
For new siblings teaching
patience & understanding
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Wild Atlantic Way Anthology
Characters along Ireland’s
Majestic Coast
Amazon


The Fungus Among Us
Encourage children to explore
and connect to nature
Amazon


FACE, A MEMOIR
A harrowing and life-affirming
memoir. It will draw you in.
Amazon


The Pivotal Pastor
A pastor and famous
architect transform a parish
Amazon


EVERKNIGHT
A Heroic Journey of
Uncompromising Honor
Amazon


When Secrets Come to Light
A novel of love, mystery
friendships, and murder
www.georgerhopkins.com


Cinderella - A Love Story
A wonderful re-telling with
a sweet, heart-warming twist
Amazon


Misty Black Media, LLC
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THE SAD PRINCESS
Refinding joy with our
children is not a fairy tale
Amazon


The Antunite Chronicles
An allegory for our time,
a thrillogy for all ages.
Amazon


Putney Hicks Inventor
Can Putney Hicks engineer
a way out of trouble?
Amazon


Puppy Pals and Puppy Tales
Letters from the family
dog’s point of view, 5-9 yrs.
Amazon


An Enemy Like Me
What would you do for love?
3 POV WWII HistFic Saga
www.terimbrown.com


The Girl Who Looked Beyond...
13 yrs old. How can she have
a destiny to save the world?
Amazon


A Lady Newspaperman’s Dilemma
Alex’s goal: succeed in the
1926 male world of news
Amazon


A Trip From God, Book 1
NEW gods NEW religion NEW
prophet NEW order OLD insanity
Amazon


Adventures of Wizard Aquarius
A clever young wizard searches
for his missing grandfather
Amazon


Kingdom of Trung Trung Karmo
A fast-paced adventure
for middle graders
Amazon


Monologues for Teens II
Clean, family-friendly new
scenes for teen actors.
Amazon


THE TIFFIN
A novel this original is
1 in 6 million - Quill & Quire
Amazon


I FEEL YOUR STARE
An Autobiography
BOOK AWARD WINNER!
Amazon


Everyone Is an Entrepreneur
Discover the limitations of
life in a post-Soviet economy.
Amazon





An Enemy Like Me
A story not only of war but of
love & what we will do for it.
Amazon


Cutter Kauai Sea Adventures
A Special Ops patrol boat’s
Caribbean adventures.
Edward M. Hochsmann


PROSE, POETRY AND MEDITATION
'...warmth, passion, insight &
thought-provoking scenarios."
Amazon


Wild Asses of Mojave Desert
“Funny & tender, moving &
poetic" Recommended US Review
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