The Caldecott and Newbery Medals, the two most prestigious awards for US children's literature, will be announced tomorrow (Monday, January 28th) morning at a meeting of the American Library Association. Details here.
The Caldecott "honors the illustrator of the year's most distinguished American picture book for children," according to ALA's website, and the Newbery goes to the author of "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."
Author/librarian Elizabeth Bird speculates about who might win, over at the blog A Fuse #8 Production,
A number of other prizes for kids' books will be announced, too.
Meanwhile, here are some book-related accolades from other organizations:
Charlotte Zolotow Award. Honoring picture book writing.
Edgar Awards. Sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America. Nominees in a number of categories of books, including juvenile and young adult.
Orbis Pictus Award. For "outstanding nonfiction for children." Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). PDF file.
Sydney Taylor Book Awards. Given by the Association of Jewish Libraries. (PDF document)