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The Mildred L. Batchelder Award

American Library Association.

Awarded for outstanding translated book for children. The award goes to the U.S. publisher responsible for the English-language edition of the work.


1999

*Schoschana Rabinovici, Thanks to My Mother, edited by Cindy Kane, translated from the Hebrew by James Skofield (Dial)

Honor Book

*Susie Morgenstern, Secret Letters from 0 to 10, edited by Jill Davis, translated from the French by Gill Rosner (Viking)

1998

*Josef Holub, The Robber and Me. Henry Holt. Edited by Marc Aronson and translated from the German by Elizabeth D. Crawford.

Honor Books

*Elke Heidenreich, Nero Corleone: A Cat's Story. Viking. Translated from the German by Doris Orgel.

*Tatjana Wassiljewa, Hostage to War: A True Story. Scholastic. Translated from the German by Anna Trenter.

1997

*Kazumi Yumoto, The Friends. Farrar Straus Giroux. Translated from Japanese by Cathy Hirano.
Modern realistic fiction.

1996

*Uri Orlev, The Lady with the Hat. Houghton Mifflin. Translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin.

Honor books

*Jo Hoestland, Star of Fear, Star of Hope. Walker & Co. Translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti.

*Lutz van Dijk, Damned Strong Love: The True Story of Willi G. and Stephan K. Henry Holt. Translated from the German by Elizabeth D. Crawford.

1995

*Bjarne Reuter. The Boys from St.Petri. New York: Dutton. Translated from the Danish by Anthea Bell.
Historical fiction.

Honor book

*Vedat Dalokay. Sister Shako and Kolo the Goat. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard. Translated from the Turkish by Guener Ener.

1994

*Pilar Molina Llorente. The Apprentice. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1993. Translated from the Spanish by Robin Longshaw.
Historical fiction.

Honor books

*Ruud van der Rol and Rian Verhoeven. Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary. Viking. Translated from the Dutch by Tony Langham and Plym Peters.

*Annemie Heymans and Margriet Heymans. The Princess in the Kitchen Garden. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Translated from the Dutch by Johanna H. Prins and Johanna W. Prins

1993

*No Award

1992

*Uri Orlev. The Man from the Other Side. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin.
Historical fiction.

1991

*Rafik Schami. A Hand Full of Stars. New York: Dutton. Translated from the German by Rika Lesser.
Modern realistic fiction.

Honor book

*Nina Ring Aamundsen. Two Shorts and One Long. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

1990

*Bjarne Reuter. Buster's World. New York: Dutton, 1989. Translated from the Danish by Anthea Bell.
Historical fiction.

1989

*Peter Härtling. Crutches. New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard. Translated from the German by Elizabeth D. Crawford.
Historical fiction.

1988

*Ulf Nilsson. If You Didn't Have Me. New York: McElderry. Translated from the Swedish by Lone Thygesen-Blecher and George Blecher.
Modern realistic fiction.

1987

*Rudolf Frank. No Hero for the Kaiser. New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard. Translated from the German by Patricia Crampton.
Historical fiction.

1986

*Christophe Gallaz; illustrated by Roberto Innocenti. Rose Blanche. New York: Creative Education. Translated from the French by Martha Coventry and Richard Graglia.
Historical fiction; picture book.

1985

*Uri Orlev. The Island on Bird Street. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin.
Historical fiction.

1984

*Astrid Lindgren. Ronia, the Robber's Daughter. New York: Viking. Translated from the Swedish by Patricia Crampton.
Fantasy.

1983

*Toshi Maruki. Hiroshima No Pika. New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard. Translated from the Japanese [No translator named].
Historical fiction; picture book.

1982

*Harry Kullman. Battle Horse. New York: Bradbury. Translated from the Swedish by George Blecher and Lone Thygesen-Blecher.
Historical fiction.

1981

*Els Pelgrom. The Winter When Time Was Frozen. New York: Morrow. Translated from the Dutch by Maryka and Raphael Rudnik.
Historical fiction.

1980

*Alki Zeï. The Sound of the Dragon's Feet. New York: Dutton. Translated from the Greek by Edward Fenton.
Historical fiction.

1979

*Jörg Steiner; illustrated by Jörg Muller. Rabbit Island. New York: Harcourt Brace. Translated from the German by Ann Conrad Lammers.
Fantasy/Picture book.

1978

*Christine Nöstlinger. Konrad. New York: Franklin Watts. Translated from the German by Anthea Bell.
Fantasy.

1977

*Cecil Bødker. The Leopard. New York: Atheneum. Translated from the Danish by Gunnar Poulsen.
Modern realistic fiction.

1976

*Ruth Hürlimann. The Cat and Mouse Who Shared a House. New York: Walck. Translated from the German by Anthea Bell.
Modern realistic fiction.

1975

*Aleksander Linevski. An Old Tale Carved out of Stone. New York: Crown. Translated from the Russian by Maria Polushkin.
Historical fiction.

1974

*Alki Zeï. Petros' War. New York: Dutton. Translated from the Greek by Edward Fenton.
Historical fiction.

1973

*S. R. van Iterson. Pulga. New York: Morrow. Translated from the Dutch by Alexander and Alison Gode.
Modern realistic fiction.

1972

*Hans Peter Richter. Friedrich. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Translated from the German by Edite Kroll.
Historical fiction.

1971

*Hans Baumann. In the Land of Ur: The Discovery of Ancient Mesopotamia. New York: Pantheon. Translated from the German by Stella Humphries.
Nonfiction.

1970

*Alki Zeï. Wildcat Under Glass. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Translated from the Greek by Edward Fenton.
Historical fiction.

1969

*Babbis Friis-Baastaad. Don't Take Teddy. New York: Scribner. Translated from the Norwegian by Lise Somme McKinnon.
Modern realistic fiction.

1968

*Erich Kästner. The Little Man. New York: Knopf. Translated from the German by James Kirkup.
Fantasy.

Based on a list originally compiled by Linnea Hendrickson, with information on translators and type of book from an article by Joan Nist, "The Mildred L. Batchelder Citation, 1968-1995" in Children's Literature Association Quarterly 20 (Fall 1995):126-128.


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