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Winners 2015

Below is a list of the 2015 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:

Feeding Time at the Zoo by Kevin Price
Silver

Feeding Time at the Zoo
Author: Kevin Price
How It Happened in Hotterly Hollow by Tracey L Coutts
Silver

How It Happened in Hotterly Hollow
Author: Tracey L Coutts
Do You Dream of Dinosaurs by Sally Alce
Bronze

Do You Dream of Dinosaurs
Author: Sally Alce
My Mummy is an Engineer by Kerrine Bryan, Jason Bryan
Bronze

My Mummy is an Engineer
Author: Kerrine Bryan, Jason Bryan

Do Not Feed the Troll! by Ryan Cartwright
Gold

Do Not Feed the Troll!
Author: Ryan Cartwright
A Knock at the Door by Helen Yeomans
Silver

A Knock at the Door
Author: Helen Yeomans
The Mouse Who Howled at the Moon by Sarah Hindmarsh
Silver

The Mouse Who Howled at the Moon
Author: Sarah Hindmarsh
Horace Burp by Chris Tennent
Bronze

Horace Burp
Author: Chris Tennent
Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon by Terry John Barto
Bronze

Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon
Author: Terry John Barto
The Forever Tree by Hilary Hawkes
Bronze

The Forever Tree
Author: Hilary Hawkes

Hieroglyph by Wendy Scott
Gold

Hieroglyph
Author: Wendy Scott
Bees in my Bananas by Neal Zetter
Silver

Bees in my Bananas
Author: Neal Zetter
The Sound Catcher by Graham Garrity
Silver

The Sound Catcher
Author: Graham Garrity
The Amazing Brain of O C Longbotham by Barbara Spencer
Bronze

The Amazing Brain of O C Longbotham
Author: Barbara Spencer
The Extraordinary Book of Doors by Anne Nydam
Bronze

The Extraordinary Book of Doors
Author: Anne Nydam

Community 17 by James Cardona
Gold

Community 17
Author: James Cardona
H.A.L.F. The Deep Beneath by Natalie Wright
Silver

H.A.L.F. The Deep Beneath
Author: Natalie Wright
Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor by Matt Pike
Bronze

Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor
Author: Matt Pike
Escape from B-Movie Hell by M T McGuire
Bronze

Escape from B-Movie Hell
Author: M T McGuire

The Piltdown Picasso by Robin Richards
Gold

The Piltdown Picasso
Author: Robin Richards
The Porter's Wife by Lisa Brown
Silver

The Porter's Wife
Author: Lisa Brown
Anonymous by Christine Benedict
Bronze

Anonymous
Author: Christine Benedict
The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman by Robin Gregory
Bronze

The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman
Author: Robin Gregory

Woody Allen, Reel to Real by Alex Sheremet
Silver

Woody Allen, Reel to Real
Author: Alex Sheremet

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A superbly-constructed future
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The Labyrinthine Journey
A mysterious message.
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LOST IN THE QUAGMIRE
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THE PELICAN
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ALL FISH FACES
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Introvert’s Career Guide
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Where I Belong
When the past is forgotten,
the future can change
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The Staten Island Butcher
Priest tries to rescue
student from serial killer
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How Dare the Birds Sing
Secrets, love, hatred and
unthinkable quirks of fate.
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Accepting My Gay Self
Funny, tear jerker, honest,
authentic, thought provoking
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Grumpy & Lumpy Bears
A story in verse with
original antique photographs.
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Kindness, Kale & Kettlebells
A journey to self-awareness
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Passionate Travellers
Around the World on 21
Incredible Journeys in History
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I AM ME
Sensitive picture book 3-7,
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The Phantom of Faerie Mountain
An enchanting tale of
myth, magic, & friendship.
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HEIR OF RA
An award-winning adventure
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HOLLY's HURRICANE
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York City’s past and future.
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LEA CROFT
WHO KILLED HERBERT GRANT?
A multilayered mystery
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CALEDONIA
Historical Novel, Scotland,
Adventure, Romance, Mystery
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THE DISAPPEARING DIRECTOR
A mystery with intrigue,
romance, and ghostly aura
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GRAY IS THE NEW BLACK
A Memoir of Self-Acceptance
Cracking the code to happiness
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Pull A Funny Face
Promoting inclusion however
'different' someone seems.
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Common '?' Children Ask About
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HEIR OF RA
An award-winning adventure
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BEWITCHER
'Potent. Gripping.
A Jaw-Dropping Shocker'
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