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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1998 Winner(s)

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

for The Robber and Me by Josef Holub, 1996. Edited by Mark Aronson and translated from the German by Elizabeth D. Crawford

1998 Honor(s)

Scholastic Press

for Hostage to War: a True Story by Tatjana Wassiljewa, translated from the German by Anna Trenter

Viking Publishing

for Nero Corleone: a Cat's Story by Elke Heidenrich, translated from the German by Doris Orgel