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Winners 2017

Below is a list of the 2017 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:

Zak and Jen’s Astronomical Adventures, Tinsel Town by Natalie Page, Chris Rivers Nuttall
Gold

Zak and Jen’s Astronomical Adventures, Tinsel Town
Author: Natalie Page, Chris Rivers Nuttall
Crazy Crab by Mark C. Evans
Silver

Crazy Crab
Author: Mark C. Evans
Space Cop Zack, GARG's Secret Mission by Don M Winn
Silver

Space Cop Zack, GARG's Secret Mission
Author: Don M Winn
An Omelet for Evan by Sheri Wall
Bronze

An Omelet for Evan
Author: Sheri Wall
Eli's Magic Moment by Kevin Poplawski
Bronze

Eli's Magic Moment
Author: Kevin Poplawski
Goodnight Wishes! by Leea Baltes
Bronze

Goodnight Wishes!
Author: Leea Baltes

Ship Rats by Rhian Waller
Gold

Ship Rats
Author: Rhian Waller
Herakles: Book 5- Early Myths: Kids Books on Greek Myth by Dr. Simon Spence and Colm Lawton
Silver

Herakles: Book 5- Early Myths: Kids Books on Greek Myth
Author: Dr. Simon Spence and Colm Lawton
The Cowboy who was Scared of Horses by Michelle Path
Silver

The Cowboy who was Scared of Horses
Author: Michelle Path
Finnigan and the Lost Circus Wagon by Mary T. Wagner
Bronze

Finnigan and the Lost Circus Wagon
Author: Mary T. Wagner
Hollie and Figgs: Magical Adventures by Annette Sharman
Bronze

Hollie and Figgs: Magical Adventures
Author: Annette Sharman
The Railway Mice of Countesthorpe by Sharon E Laker
Bronze

The Railway Mice of Countesthorpe
Author: Sharon E Laker

Time Shifters: Into the Past by Kate Frost
Gold

Time Shifters: Into the Past
Author: Kate Frost
Hemlock Jones & The Angel of Death by Justin Carroll
Silver

Hemlock Jones & The Angel of Death
Author: Justin Carroll
Jodie and the Book of the Rose by Julie Hodgson
Silver

Jodie and the Book of the Rose
Author: Julie Hodgson
Breaking Magic by Alex C. Vick
Bronze

Breaking Magic
Author: Alex C. Vick
Pandora’s Lunch Box by Richard Clark
Bronze

Pandora’s Lunch Box
Author: Richard Clark
The Trouble with School!  by Stephanie Awbery
Bronze

The Trouble with School!
Author: Stephanie Awbery

Huntress, Life After by Julie Hall
Gold

Huntress, Life After
Author: Julie Hall
Playing by Heart by Carmela A. Martino
Silver

Playing by Heart
Author: Carmela A. Martino
The Oldest Soul: Animus by Tiffany FitzHenry
Silver

The Oldest Soul: Animus
Author: Tiffany FitzHenry
Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor 2 by Matt J. Pike
Bronze

Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor 2
Author: Matt J. Pike
Dreadmarrow Thief by Marjory Kaptanoglu
Bronze

Dreadmarrow Thief
Author: Marjory Kaptanoglu
Ignite by Tracy Lawson
Bronze

Ignite
Author: Tracy Lawson

Brought To Our Senses by Kathleen H. Wheeler
Gold

Brought To Our Senses
Author: Kathleen H. Wheeler
The One Apart: A Novel by Justine Avery
Gold

The One Apart: A Novel
Author: Justine Avery
Night Eyes by Claire Stibbe
Silver

Night Eyes
Author: Claire Stibbe
The After War by Brandon Zenner
Silver

The After War
Author: Brandon Zenner
Whirligig by Richard Buxton
Silver

Whirligig
Author: Richard Buxton
Alignment by Tracy Chollet
Bronze

Alignment
Author: Tracy Chollet
None of Us the Same by Jeffrey K. Walker
Bronze

None of Us the Same
Author: Jeffrey K. Walker
Whiskey Kills by Lolli Powell
Bronze

Whiskey Kills
Author: Lolli Powell

Tilting: A Memoir by Nicole Harkin
Gold

Tilting: A Memoir
Author: Nicole Harkin
The MECE Muse by Christie Lindor
Bronze

The MECE Muse
Author: Christie Lindor

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My Dad, the Earth Warrior
A fun eco-adventure brimming
with love and crazy mishaps.
www.amazon.co.uk


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


I Wish You Happiness
"Highly recommended"
- Billy Bob Buttons (5 Stars)
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SECRETS AND SPIES
Life-affirming, Scottish,
WW2, Boys' adventure.
www.amazon.com


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


Logan the Lobster
Logan is different –
will anyone play with him?
Gloria Barnett


The Graceful Ghost
Page-turning antics with
ghosts in a ballet school!
Amazon


The Frog Who Was Blue
A charity book that is
helping children in Africa.
www.childrensfunnybooks.co.uk


Eve's Ducklings
Adorable story about a girl
wanting to befriend ducklings
www.mariamonte.com


PETRIFIED PETE
Read along as Pete makes
an important discovery.
Amazon


No Deadly Medicine
A gripping debut thriller
fast paced and unputdownable!
www.amazon.co.uk


Little Pink Kitty Christmas
Christmas wish comes true
for daughter…and dad!
Amazon


From Under the Sun
A time travel adventure
with multi-age appeal!
Amazon


The Young Testament - preteen
A kids’-eye view
of the Jesus story!
www.amazon.com


Limerick Comics
Lighthearted, original with
lots of exciting facts!
www.limerickcomics.com


Stormy Weather
The story of a boy who
joined the Marines
Amazon


CHILDREN OF THE KNIGHT
King Arthur uses kids to
create a modern Camelot
www.amazon.com


Ford the Tooting Truck Truck
Empowering book about
changing your perspective.
Amazon


Cuckoo Clock New York
Kindertransport-What happened
to the children in WW2?
www.amazon.com


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


HomoAmerican – Secret Society
Unflinching portrait turbulent
times before & after Stonewall
www.amazon.com


Detour Man
Bodybuilders + terrorists =
an explosive mystery
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Cognition
Is human intelligence at its
peak, or just taking off?
www.amazon.com


Lucky by RH Webster
Mystery and romance await
Lucky on a flight to Earth.
Amazon





Masters of the Broken Watches
A time, myth, and
science adventure thriller.
Amazon


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


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


The Strange Woman
Witch trials, feminism,
farming and wildflowers.
www.sheepshedpress.com