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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2012 Winner(s)

Soldier Bear

written by Bibi Dumon Tak, illustrated by Philip Hopman, translated by Laura Watkinson and published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

 Originally published in Dutch in 2008 as “Soldaat Wojtek."


2012 Honor(s)

The Lily Pond

published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc., written by Annika Thor, and translated by Linda Schenck