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Winners 2018

Below is a list of the 2018 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

Category 2: Books for 6 - 8 year olds

Category 3: Books for 9 - 12 year olds

Category 4: Books for Teenagers

Category 5: Books for adults (fiction)

Category 6: Books for Adults (non-fiction)

Red Ribbon bands
The Battle of Trafalgar Square by David Winship
Red Ribbon

The Battle of Trafalgar Square
Author: David Winship
The Floating Umbrella by Yoanne Ho
Red Ribbon

The Floating Umbrella
Author: Yoanne Ho
Walk Until Sunrise  by J J Maze
Red Ribbon

Walk Until Sunrise
Author: J J Maze

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Space Cop Zack
PROTECTOR OF THE GALAXY
“Fantastically fun!” WSA
www.donwinn.com


RECKLESS OBSESSION
'Twists and turns
fill every page' WSA
www.daihenley.co.uk


The Springer Spaniel Mysteries
“For comic canine mystery
lovers!” - Midwest Book Review
www.amazon.com


The Ride of Doom
A wonderfully fun, exciting
magical adventure.
www.amazon.com


LOST IN THE QUAGMIRE
A Merlin mystery. 'Fascinating
and eminently readable novel'
www.encirclepub.com


ABSENCE, Whispers and Shadow
’A superbly plotted fantasy.’
An epic paranormal fantasy.
www.amazon.com


DON’T COME CRYING HOME
Frank compelling autobiography
brought tears to my eyes.
www.abig-read.com


The Battle of Trafalgar Square
Told from the pigeon
side of the conflict!
www.amazon.co.uk


White Plains 
"The plot moves at a
breathtaking pace"
www.amazon.co.uk


MOOJIE LITTLEMAN
A disabled boy works wonders.
"Awe inspiring" by critics.
www.amazon.com


HEIR OF RA
An award-winning adventure
through history and time!
www.amazon.com


Dust: Before and After
A new kind of
superhero is born.
www.sesmithfl.com


DIAMONDS AT DUSK
A YA cowgirl adventure
from southwest New Mexico.
progressiverisingphoenix.com


SERENDIPITY MYSTERY
No jungle can tame this
cat’s sense of adventure.
www.incabookseries.com


Shattered Lies
“Poignant tale of bigotry,
deceit, and betrayal.”
www.sjfranciswriter.com


CAT DETECTIVES!
Can a cat detective bring
harmony to a family divided?
www.amazon.com


Story Behind Writing a Mystery
Read a great mystery with
author notes and how-to
www.amazon.com


Escape from Nettle Farm
‘Written well, paced perfectly
to keep young readers engaged’
www.justindavis.co.uk


My Aunt Manya
Based on the true story.
’A heart-warming novel.’
www.josepatterson.com


CHIME
Boston 2062. Two technicians
make a discovery…
www.amazon.co.uk


REGAINING LIFE’S WINDING TRAIL
The unusual life of
a scientist and poet
www.austinmacauley.com


TAILS, Finalist 9-12 yrs
'A magical story that
children will love.'
www.amazon.com


Finnigan the Circus Cat
A rescued kitten finds a home
in a circus museum!
www.amazon.com


Absence by J.B. Forsyth
’Superbly plotted fantasy.’
FINALIST WISHING SHELF AWARDS
www.amazon.co.uk


Sons of the Sphinx
If they fail, she could die
over 3300 years from home.
www.amazon.com





Curses of Scale
A curse. A fairy. A dragon.
And a girl's journey.
www.amazon.co.uk


Billy Blacksmith: Demonslayer
Teenagers vs demonic,
sword-wielding spiders
www.amazon.com


The Battle of Trafalgar Square
Told from the pigeon
side of the conflict!
www.amazon.co.uk


REGAINING LIFE'S WINDING TRAIL
The unusual life of
a scientist and poet
www.austinmacauley.com