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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.

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
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

Category 2: Books for 6 - 8 year olds
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

Category 3: Books for 9 - 12 year olds
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

Category 4: Books for Teenagers
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

Category 5: Books for adults (fiction)
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

Category 6: Books for Adults (non-fiction)
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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Secrets of the Home Wood
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5-Star Award Winning Fantasy
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RECKLESS OBSESSION
'Twists and turns
fill every page' WSA
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Dragonfly Surprise
Heroine with Special Needs.
Inspiring Magical Treasure!
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MY COMMUNITY
Celebrate diversity -
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Finnigan the Circus Cat
A rescued kitten finds a home
in a circus museum!
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Word of the Week: Volume one
A wry examination of the
words we think we know.
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My Aunt Manya
Based on the true story.
’A heart-warming novel.’
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THE PELICAN
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Accepting My Gay Self
Funny, tear jerker, honest,
authentic, thought provoking
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DIAMONDS AT DUSK
A YA cowgirl adventure
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REGAINING LIFE’S WINDING TRAIL
The unusual life of
a scientist and poet
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The Whispering Wind
by Lexa Dudley
Two lovers, one heart breakin
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COUNTERACT
A must-read YA thriller series
about a totalitarian America.
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Horrifically Half-Baked Ham
A TRILOGY Zombies and vampires
and witches, oh my!
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Djabali’s Journey
A kid’s storybook about
courage and friendship.
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The Conquistador's Horse
One boy, one horse,
one destiny.
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HEIR OF RA
An award-winning adventure
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CHILDREN OF EARTH AND STAR
"Magnificently illustrated
love story" * "Very sweet"
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