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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.

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
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

Category 2: Books for 6 - 8 year olds
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

Category 3: Books for 9 - 12 year olds
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

Category 4: Books for Teenagers
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

Category 5: Books for adults (fiction)
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

Category 6: Books for Adults (non-fiction)
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

Red Ribbon bands
James and the Birthday Balloon by Nicola J. Rowley
Red Ribbon

James and the Birthday Balloon
Author: Nicola J. Rowley
Lucy Finds a Home by Rolynda Tassan
Red Ribbon

Lucy Finds a Home
Author: Rolynda Tassan
Silver Hotrod by Finn and Jake
Red Ribbon

Silver Hotrod
Author: Finn and Jake
Tilly and Torg – Out To Eat by Connie Goyette Crawley and Valentina Valenza
Red Ribbon

Tilly and Torg – Out To Eat
Author: Connie Goyette Crawley and Valentina Valenza
Woodwoo: The Little Sasquatch by Michael Spring
Red Ribbon

Woodwoo: The Little Sasquatch
Author: Michael Spring

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The Candy Judge 
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THE DRY by Rebecca Nolen
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White Plains 
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Idi & The Oracle’s Quest
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99 Ways to Rid Yourself of
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THE POLYGAMIST William Irvine
Five Stars
‘prose as taut as skin’ Kirkus
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The Ride of Doom
A wonderfully fun, exciting
magical adventure.
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Tales of Mr. Snuggywhiskers
“Cozy” Gold Medal Series,
“timeless adventure”
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Looking Glass Friends 
3 times award winner!
Poetic love story.
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The Whispering Wind
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Two lovers, one heart breakin
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Horrifically Half-Baked Ham
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Sons of the Sphinx
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Curses of Scale
A curse. A fairy. A dragon.
And a girl's journey.
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FINDING MIRANDA
"Amazing story!" "Perfect
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LAUREL
Poems of love, loss
and lovers’ rivalries.
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My Aunt Manya
Based on the true story.
’A heart-warming novel.’
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London for Immigrant Suckers
The decline and breakup
of Yugoslavia
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Lucy Finds a Home
An adorable, sweet book
that children will love!
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Moving Beyond Unspoken Grief
Winner Eric Hoffer Award
"A candid and poignant memoir"
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RECKLESS OBSESSION
'Twists and turns
fill every page' WSA
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THE DRY by Rebecca Nolen
This book is a feast
for the senses.
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The Frog Who Was Blue
A witty, charming tale
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ABSENCE, Whispers and Shadow
’A superbly plotted fantasy.’
An epic paranormal fantasy.
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