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Winners 2013

Below is a list of the 2013 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:

Maisie's Mountain by Lorna Murphy
Silver

Maisie's Mountain
Author: Lorna Murphy
Sir Stan the Bogeyman by Stacie Morrell
Bronze

Sir Stan the Bogeyman
Author: Stacie Morrell

The Insect Hotel by David Stringer
Gold

The Insect Hotel
Author: David Stringer
An Evening With Grandpa by Diana Matlin
Silver

An Evening With Grandpa
Author: Diana Matlin
Jasper's Hollow by Janet Annan
Bronze

Jasper's Hollow
Author: Janet Annan

Escape from the Forbidden Planet Book One by Julie Anne Grasso
Gold

Escape from the Forbidden Planet Book One
Author: Julie Anne Grasso
Professor Kompressor Under Cover by Nils Andersson
Silver

Professor Kompressor Under Cover
Author: Nils Andersson
Sir Kaye Book 1 by Don M Winn
Silver

Sir Kaye Book 1
Author: Don M Winn
The Hackers of Oz by Tom Mula
Silver

The Hackers of Oz
Author: Tom Mula
Ally N. Invasion SPACE SPY by Steve Lill
Bronze

Ally N. Invasion SPACE SPY
Author: Steve Lill
Frank Zoo and the Wannabe by Sue Hampton
Bronze

Frank Zoo and the Wannabe
Author: Sue Hampton
The Assembly Room by Bryony Allen
Bronze

The Assembly Room
Author: Bryony Allen

Children of the Knight by Michael J Bowler
Gold

Children of the Knight
Author: Michael J Bowler
Arteess Conflict by James Starling
Silver

Arteess Conflict
Author: James Starling
The Skipper's Child by Valerie Poore
Silver

The Skipper's Child
Author: Valerie Poore
Napoleon Xylophone by Frank Lambert
Bronze

Napoleon Xylophone
Author: Frank Lambert
The Ultimate Inferior Beings by Mark Roman
Bronze

The Ultimate Inferior Beings
Author: Mark Roman

Bookworm by Christopher Nuttall
Gold

Bookworm
Author: Christopher Nuttall
Fire and Water by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder
Silver

Fire and Water
Author: Betsy Graziani Fasbinder
The Goa File Argentina 1945-1983 by James Skinner
Silver

The Goa File Argentina 1945-1983
Author: James Skinner
A Little Book of Pleasures by William Wood
Bronze

A Little Book of Pleasures
Author: William Wood
Flying With Kites by Alan Reynolds
Bronze

Flying With Kites
Author: Alan Reynolds
The Hole Opportunity by J. Minter
Bronze

The Hole Opportunity
Author: J. Minter

Spinach Soup For the Walls by Lynne Harkes
Gold

Spinach Soup For the Walls
Author: Lynne Harkes
The Church of Tango: A Memoir by Cherie Magnus
Gold

The Church of Tango: A Memoir
Author: Cherie Magnus
The Perfect Pair The Enchanted Mirror by David C Holroyd & Tracy J Holroyd
Bronze

The Perfect Pair The Enchanted Mirror
Author: David C Holroyd & Tracy J Holroyd

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A time, myth, and
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Were You Born for Such a Time?
A "must read" for every teen
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The White Hand
A Story of Forbidden Love,
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Practice Makes Better
Beautifully illustrated book
to foster growth mindset.
Amazon


Endless Incarnation Sorrows
A Spiritual Odyssey of
Mortal Imprints on Earth
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THE DISAPPEARING DIRECTOR
A mystery with intrigue,
romance, and ghostly aura
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Viking Voyager, Iceland Memoir
A lively memoir that captures
the heart and soul of Iceland
Amazon


Ripley of Valor
Engaging character, likable,
fascinating.' BookPipeline
www.thorensyndergaard.com


Cats of the Pyramids
Two autistic kids. Great
adventure. ALIEN CAT PEOPLE!
Amazon


Black ≠ Inferior
'passionate, inspiring...speak
to black readers...' Kirkus
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Kissed: A Cat Miranda Mystery
Complex characters, perfect
for mystery lovers!
Amazon


THE CAT DETECTIVES IN RUSSIA
Pack your suitcase for a
four-legged mystery series
www.amazon.co.uk


The Adventures of T J...
T J’s disability is no barrier
to a happy and fulfilling life
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Cognition
Is human intelligence at its
peak, or just taking off?
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STUFF
An amusing romp through
the history of chemistry.
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SOUTH KOREA
The Price of Efficiency
and Success,
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Detour Man
Bodybuilders + terrorists =
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Blessed Assurance
‘A gripping, character-led
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The Edible Machine Gun
Sound of a nuclear explosion
or the clink of coffee cups?
Amazon


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


THE BELIEF IN Angels
Two wounded souls find
courage, strength & resilience
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WATER DRAGON
Illustrating the powerful
bond of friendship. 6-12 yrs
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Give Them Unquiet Dreams
Can he free his mother from
a psychiatric institute?
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How Much Big Is the Sky
A memoir of a mother's love
and unfathomable loss.
Amazon