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Winners 2016

Below is a list of the 2016 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:

Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind by Lisa Anne Novelline
Gold

Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind
Author: Lisa Anne Novelline
The Amazing Adventures of Melissa Bee by Aimée Lissantheia
Gold

The Amazing Adventures of Melissa Bee
Author: Aimée Lissantheia
Illustrator: Tim Lukowiak
How Popcorn the Bear Found His Name! by Debbie Howard
Silver

How Popcorn the Bear Found His Name!
Author: Debbie Howard
Illustrator:
Zak and Jen's Astronomical Adventures: The Petal Planet by Natalie Page, (Illustrator, Chris Rivers Nuttall)
Silver

Zak and Jen's Astronomical Adventures: The Petal Planet
Author: Natalie Page, (Illustrator, Chris Rivers Nuttall)
Illustrator:
A Fish in Foreign Waters, A Book for Bilingual Children by Laura Caputo-Wickham and Pamela Goodman
Bronze

A Fish in Foreign Waters, A Book for Bilingual Children
Author: Laura Caputo-Wickham and Pamela Goodman
Illustrator:
Popcorn the Bear & Biscuit's Odd Ears! by Debbie Howard
Bronze

Popcorn the Bear & Biscuit's Odd Ears!
Author: Debbie Howard
Illustrator:
The Number Story 1 / The Number Story 2 by Miss Anna
Bronze

The Number Story 1 / The Number Story 2
Author: Miss Anna
Illustrator:

Nickerbacher by Terry John Barto
Gold

Nickerbacher
Author: Terry John Barto
Finnigan the Circus Cat by Mary Wagner
Silver

Finnigan the Circus Cat
Author: Mary Wagner
Simon Cup's Box by A. B. Syed
Silver

Simon Cup's Box
Author: A. B. Syed
Weeds in Nana's Garden by Kathryn Harrison
Silver

Weeds in Nana's Garden
Author: Kathryn Harrison
Atalanta, Simon Spence by Colm Lawton
Bronze

Atalanta, Simon Spence
Author: Colm Lawton
The Lonely Little Bumbershoot by Jeff Edwards and Brenda Edwards
Bronze

The Lonely Little Bumbershoot
Author: Jeff Edwards and Brenda Edwards

The Beat on Ruby's Street by Jenna Zark
Gold

The Beat on Ruby's Street
Author: Jenna Zark
Crime Cats: Missing by Wolfgang Parker
Silver

Crime Cats: Missing
Author: Wolfgang Parker
The Cats Who Crossed Over from Paris by R F Kristi
Silver

The Cats Who Crossed Over from Paris
Author: R F Kristi
Jodie and the Library Card by Julie Hodgson
Bronze

Jodie and the Library Card
Author: Julie Hodgson
My Aunt Manya by José Patterson
Bronze

My Aunt Manya
Author: José Patterson
My Last Summer on the Moon by Sung-Jin Kang
Bronze

My Last Summer on the Moon
Author: Sung-Jin Kang

Dust: Before and After by S E Smith
Gold

Dust: Before and After
Author: S E Smith
Legacy by Ellery A Kane
Gold

Legacy
Author: Ellery A Kane
XODUS by K.J. McPike
Silver

XODUS
Author: K.J. McPike
Life After the Undead by Pembroke Sinclair
Bronze

Life After the Undead
Author: Pembroke Sinclair
The Grid 1: Fall of Justice by Paul Teague
Bronze

The Grid 1: Fall of Justice
Author: Paul Teague
UnBlessed by Crystin Goodwin
Bronze

UnBlessed
Author: Crystin Goodwin

Waking the Merrow by Heather Rigney
Gold

Waking the Merrow
Author: Heather Rigney
Blood Dragons by Rosemary A Johns
Silver

Blood Dragons
Author: Rosemary A Johns
Hemingway, Three Angels, and Me by Jerome Mark Antil
Silver

Hemingway, Three Angels, and Me
Author: Jerome Mark Antil
Circled by Anne McAneny
Bronze

Circled
Author: Anne McAneny
Toru: Wayfarer Returns by Stephanie R. Sorensen
Bronze

Toru: Wayfarer Returns
Author: Stephanie R. Sorensen

Cruising the Mediterranean by Sunny & Al Lockwood
Gold

Cruising the Mediterranean
Author: Sunny & Al Lockwood
Part of the Family by Jason Hensley
Silver

Part of the Family
Author: Jason Hensley
Fire-Floats and Fireboats by David C Pike
Bronze

Fire-Floats and Fireboats
Author: David C Pike

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Join Will at the White
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The Opium Lord's Daughter
First Opium War told through
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Signs in the Dark
1 deaf teen captive,1 innocent
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COLONY
A mist-shrouded island with
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Ford the Tooting Truck Truck
Empowering book about
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The Melody of Three
1815. And the fate of worlds
is in Rein's hands.
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THE RAMBEE BOO SERIES
Collect all the Rambee Boo
adventures! For 2 - 7 yr olds.
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Masters of the Broken Watches
A time, myth, and
science adventure thriller.
Amazon


Abandoned: A Sacred Mission
The International Space
Station holds a secret
Amazon


The Poison Keeper
The story of Giulia Tofana,
Renaissance poisoner.
Amazon


May’s Boys
Peace will take her boy
if their plan fails
Amazon


THE AWAN LAKE SERIES
CANADIAN COZY MYSTERIES
set in Canada’s Lake Country
www.peterkingsmill.ca


MISFORTUNE ANNIE
An 1880s cowgirl tougher
than Calamity Jane!
www.amazon.co.uk


On Traigh Lar Beach
13 items on a beach; 13
stories of how they got there
Amazon


FARSEEKER
Enlightened. Enslaved. Erased.
A Sci-Fi, Fantasy epic!
Amazon


Blood Orphan
A cat and mouse game, seeking
revenge to reconcile the past.
Amazon


Viking Voyager, Iceland Memoir
A lively memoir that captures
the heart and soul of Iceland
Amazon


The Power of Positivity:
The ABC's of a Pandemic
5 Star Rating on Amazon!
Amazon


To Bury the Cloud
A journey where physical and
emotional roads intertwine
Amazon


PARANORMAL THRILLER
Supernatural powers, ghosts,
& a kickass female heroine
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DRAGON BROTHERS
Dragon-winged brothers right
the wrongs of their elders.
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Bad Bitches & Power Pitches
Use your inner bad-bitch
to achieve EVERYTHING!
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THE BELLYBUTTON QUESTION
Do dinosaurs have
bellybuttons? For ages 2-5
www.damonartsnola.com


Trazer:Kids of Stolen Tomorrow
In a World of Despair,
HOPE
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The Wandering Investor
Personal adventures, business
outlooks and observations
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Supernatural powers, ghosts,
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COUNTDOWN AMERICA
A fast-paced cyber
espionage thriller
Amazon


Veilfall
A sword and sorcery
love story!
Amazon


Masquerade
Personal tragedy, hardship...
AND A LOVE OF JAZZ
Amazon