Batchelder Award 2018

Most oustanding book in translation

This award honors Mildred L. Batchelder, a former executive director of the Association for Library Service to Children, a believer in the importance of good books for children in translation from all parts of the world. Awarded to an American publisher for outstanding children's books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English.

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Author: Jakob Wegelius
2018 Batchelder Award - Winner

When her best friend, the sailor Henry Koskela, is falsely accused of murder, a gorilla names Sally Jones visits the run-down docks of Lisbon, embarks on a dizzying journey across the seven seas, and calls on the Maharaja of Bhapur's magnificent court--all in an attempt to clear Henry's name.

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Author: Raphaele Frier
2018 Batchelder Award - Honor

Describes how a younf Pakistani activist was violently targeted by the Taliban for her efforts to secure educational rights for girls.

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Author: Christine Naumann-Villemin
2018 Batchelder Award - Honor

When Edmond Bigsnout, a lone wolf, sets out to satisfy his craving for a city rabbit, his efforts are fioled by apartment dwellers who think he is a new neighbor.

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Author: Roger Mello
2018 Batchelder Award - Honor

Author and artist Roger Mello has created a fantastical tale that invites readers to engage their imaginations in following the fate of a chain of characters. Readers’ expectations are upended when the narrative reverses itself and links between the characters become evident.