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Winners 2014

Below is a list of the 2014 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:

GG and Mamela by Belinda Brock
Gold

GG and Mamela
Author: Belinda Brock
Stonely's Pet Dinosaur by Naomi Burman-Shine
Silver

Stonely's Pet Dinosaur
Author: Naomi Burman-Shine
Curious Creatures by Kevin Price
Bronze

Curious Creatures
Author: Kevin Price

Ginger the Gangster Cat by Frank Kusy
Gold

Ginger the Gangster Cat
Author: Frank Kusy
Cell Wars by Amanda Miles
Silver

Cell Wars
Author: Amanda Miles

Shadow Jumper by J M Forster
Gold

Shadow Jumper
Author: J M Forster
Manchester United, Tales From History by Philippe Glogowski
Silver

Manchester United, Tales From History
Author: Philippe Glogowski
Christmas Nevermore by Marc Cadieux
Bronze

Christmas Nevermore
Author: Marc Cadieux
Esme Dooley by Jane Donovan + Rosie McTozy
Bronze

Esme Dooley
Author: Jane Donovan + Rosie McTozy

Cairn: A Dragon Memoir by Rebecca Ferrell Porter
Silver

Cairn: A Dragon Memoir
Author: Rebecca Ferrell Porter
Decay (Tesla Evolution Book 2) by Mark Lingane
Silver

Decay (Tesla Evolution Book 2)
Author: Mark Lingane
Joshua of Gaia: The Lost Elderzamia by M G Russell
Bronze

Joshua of Gaia: The Lost Elderzamia
Author: M G Russell
Running Through A Dark Place by Michael Bowler
Bronze

Running Through A Dark Place
Author: Michael Bowler
Xyz by Frank Lambert
Bronze

Xyz
Author: Frank Lambert

1066, What Fates Impose by G K Holloway
Gold

1066, What Fates Impose
Author: G K Holloway
Blazing Obsession by Dai Henley
Silver

Blazing Obsession
Author: Dai Henley
Shell House by Gayle Eileen Curtis
Silver

Shell House
Author: Gayle Eileen Curtis
A Just and Upright Man by R J Lynch
Bronze

A Just and Upright Man
Author: R J Lynch
Kybernos by M J A Watney
Bronze

Kybernos
Author: M J A Watney
To Catch a Butterfly by T.M. Payne
Bronze

To Catch a Butterfly
Author: T.M. Payne

Almost Invincible by Suzanne Burdon
Gold

Almost Invincible
Author: Suzanne Burdon
Grumpy old Menopause by Carol E Wyer
Silver

Grumpy old Menopause
Author: Carol E Wyer
The Hollywood Clown by Jason Lassen
Silver

The Hollywood Clown
Author: Jason Lassen
Churchill's Rebels by Meredith Whitford
Bronze

Churchill's Rebels
Author: Meredith Whitford
Incredible! Plant Veg, Grow a Revolution by Joanna Dobson
Bronze

Incredible! Plant Veg, Grow a Revolution
Author: Joanna Dobson
The Boy From Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD  by Alison M Thompson
Bronze

The Boy From Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD
Author: Alison M Thompson

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Tupelo Honey
Gritty, superbly written. Full
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To Bury the Cloud
A journey where physical and
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Lucky by RH Webster
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Viking Voyager, Iceland Memoir
A lively memoir that captures
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Anya and her Wings
'Enchanting! A FINALIST
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The Wandering Investor
Personal adventures, business
outlooks and observations
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Riveting, cohesive, thought-
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Penitentiary Tales: Love Story
Privileged young white man
sent to harrowing State Prison
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CHILDREN OF THE KNIGHT
King Arthur uses kids to
create a modern Camelot
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THE AWAN LAKE SERIES
CANADIAN COZY MYSTERIES
set in Canada’s Lake Country
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Maya and the Turtle
A Korean Fairytale
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Inconvenient Memories
An intimate account of a
modern Chinese social tragedy
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Redefining Normal
Two Foster Kids Beat the Odds
Discovering Healing, Happiness
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Masters of the Broken Watches
A time, myth, and
science adventure thriller.
Amazon


Weapons of Remorse
Accidental shooting shatters
three American families
Amazon


THE ILLUSTRATED HEN
'Imaginative, often surreal...
written with flamboyance.' WSA
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Billy the Brave
Multi-award winning comics
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SUBMIT HORROR
14 tales - new and renewed -
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UNLIKELY FRIENDS
Friendship can be found
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BLINK
A driver narrowly avoids
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The Labyrinthine Journey
A mysterious message.
A mission from the gods.
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Practice Makes Better
Beautifully illustrated book
to foster growth mindset.
Amazon





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


REMARKABLE WOMEN IN VERSE
Rosa Parks, Helen Keller and
F Nightingale in rhyming verse
Amazon


Fascinating Family Facts
Educational and Entertaining.
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From Under the Sun
A time travel adventure
with multi-age appeal!
Amazon