Thursday, December 12, 2019

"Run for Your Life" Was A Batchelder Honor Book This Year, And I Missed It

I received a newsletter last week that let me know that Run for Your Life by Silvana Gandolfi, which I wrote about last January, was named a Batchelder Honor Book that same month by the American Library Association's Association for Library Service to Children. I was baking yesterday, when a two-year-old looked at the array of sweets his father and I produced and announced, "Too many cookies." There may be too many ALA/ALSC book award announcements for me at the beginning of the year. I get overwhelmed.

For those of you who didn't have the energy to follow that Batchelder Honor Book link in the above paragraph, "The Batchelder Award is awarded to a United States publisher for a children’s book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originating in a country other than the United States and in a language other than English and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States during the preceding year." (ALSC website)

The publisher, in this case, is Restless Books. It's Yonder Imprint publishes translations of children's books from around the world. 

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