Mildred L. Batchelder Award
Walker and Company
Set in East Africa, the book is a story about a rejected hunter who becomes the reluctant leader of a baboon troop and learns about the differences among individuals, tolerance for others, the basis of power, and his place in the world.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
for Collector of Moments by Quint Buchholz. Translated from the German by Peter F. Neumeyer.
for Asphalt Angels by Ineke Holtwijk. Translated from the Dutch by Wanda Boeke.
for Vendela in Venice by Christina Björk; illustrated by Inga-Karin Eriksson. Translated from the Swedish by Patricia Crampton.