Mildred L. Batchelder Award

About the Mildred L. Batchelder Award
This award, established in Mildred L. Batchelder's honor in 1966, is a citation awarded to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.

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1979 Winner(s)

Franklin Watts, Inc.

for Konrad by Christine Nöstlinger, 1977, translated from the German by Anthea Bell

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.

for Rabbit Island by Jörg Steiner, 1978, translated from the German by Ann Conrad Lammers