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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.

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
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

Category 2: Books for 6 - 8 year olds
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

Category 3: Books for 9 - 12 year olds
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

Category 4: Books for Teenagers
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

Category 5: Books for adults (fiction)
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

Category 6: Books for Adults (non-fiction)
Woody Allen, Reel to Real by Alex Sheremet
Silver

Woody Allen, Reel to Real
Author: Alex Sheremet


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Heart-stopping,
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Words: Power games, blame
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Looking Glass Friends 
3 times award winner!
Poetic love story.
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TRUTH AND REVENGE
Secrecy and revenge...
and a shameful family secret
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Making a Mystery:Annie Tillery
Author/Educator, Linda Frank,
the story behind the story
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TAILS, Finalist 9-12 yrs
'A magical story that
children will love.'
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LOVE EVERLASTING
Love, friendship, three
generations, a stunning secret
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A TRIBUTE TO TERRY PRATCHETT
Seventeen tales of magic &
memory #defeatdementia
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HENRY (A Gold Medal Winner)
Incredible true story of WWII
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Letters from the Dead
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Kindness, Kale & Kettlebells
A journey to self-awareness
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RECKLESS OBSESSION
'Twists and turns
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Space Cop Zack
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Idi & The Oracle’s Quest
Magic and adventure
in this YA fantasy.
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RED ROSES
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THE PELICAN
'Emotional, sensitive and
deeply moving' Amazon
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Space Cop Zack
PROTECTOR OF THE GALAXY
“Fantastically fun!” WSA
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CHILDREN OF EARTH AND STAR
"Magnificently illustrated
love story" * "Very sweet"
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Shattered Lies
“Poignant tale of bigotry,
deceit, and betrayal.”
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