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Winners 2021

Below is a list of the 2021 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:








The Sigil Masters by Rick Duffy
Gold

The Sigil Masters
Author: Rick Duffy
Cover Designer: Damonza
Trouble at the Monster Zoo by Kristina Rowlands
Silver

Trouble at the Monster Zoo
Author: Kristina Rowlands
Cover Designer: Mia Lloyd
Taro by Blue Spruell
Bronze

Taro
Author: Blue Spruell
Cover Designer: Miya Outlaw
From Steam to Salt by McKenzie Austin
Gold

From Steam to Salt
Author: McKenzie Austin
Cover Designer: Biserka Design
How Icasia Bloom Touched Happiness by Jessica Bell
Silver

How Icasia Bloom Touched Happiness
Author: Jessica Bell
Cover Designer: Jessica Bell
Barefoot Alice by Jan Porter
Bronze

Barefoot Alice
Author: Jan Porter
Cover Designer: Rebecacovers

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Mighty Mary
Incredible story of Mary,
the elephant hanged for murder
www.amazon.com


Grumpy & Lumpy Bears
A story in verse with
original antique photographs.
www.amazon.com


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


Just Say "$%#&! NO!"
A Book Dedicated to the
Well Intended Overextended!
Amazon


Passionate Travellers
Around the World on 21
Incredible Journeys in History
www.amazon.co.uk


Trazer:Kids of Stolen Tomorrow
In a World of Despair,
HOPE
www.amazon.com


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


Hamsly, Burdance, & Dogston...
A hamster, a bird, and a
dog compete. Who will win?
Amazon


Tupelo Honey
Gritty, superbly written. Full
of unforgettable characters.
www.amazon.com


The Cat with the Crooked Tail
A Dance-It-Out Creative Story
for Young Movers
Amazon


FIRST MAGYC
A Prophecy & a choice will tip
the Balance, for light or dark
Amazon


Introvert’s Career Guide
Landing a Job to Surviving,
Thriving and Moving on Up
www.janefinkle.com


SEED BALLS
Simple and fun recipe
to make seed balls
Amazon


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


Give Them Unquiet Dreams
Can he free his mother from
a psychiatric institute?
www.amazon.com


Gobbledy - a fun-filled story
2 brothers, 3 friends, and 1
little alien far from home.
www.amazon.com


Chermpf by W. S. Russell lll
An exciting adventure with
Gracie and the Cats of Nova!
www.borderstationpress.com


Karen Nicksich
angel reader, children's
author, dog trainer
www.pet-angelreader.com


THE GOA FILE
Thrilling historical novel set
in Argentina 1945 - 1982
www.goodreads.com


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


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


Eye of the Turtle
Thrilling adventure with
environmental theme (8+)
Gloria Barnett


Bad Bitches & Power Pitches
Use your inner bad-bitch
to achieve EVERYTHING!
www.amazon.com


THE CAT DETECTIVES IN RUSSIA
Pack your suitcase for a
four-legged mystery series
www.amazon.co.uk


MAYA LOOP - Middle Grade Novel
The brave girl from Baltimore
who saves the world!
Amazon





Hidden Heroes of our Community
A memoir that celebrates the
value of community nursing.
Amazon


The Stalking Seagulls
Battle between boy & bird with
an outcome neither anticipates
MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing


How Dare the Birds Sing
Secrets, love, hatred and
unthinkable quirks of fate.
www.amazon.com


Peter the Picky Polar Bear
What kind of polar bear
doesn’t like fish?
Amazon