The Caldecott medal for most distinguished American picture book went to Chris Raschka, for his art work in The Hello, Goodbye Window. (Editor's note: Yippee!) Norton Juster (of The Phantom Tollbooth fame) is the author of The Hello, Goodbye Window.
The Newbery medal for outstanding contribution to children's literature is Criss Cross, a novel by Lynn Rae Perkins.
Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas, written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Sucie Stevenson, claimed the brand new Dr. Seuss prize for beginner readers.
The Pritz prize for young-adult lit went to Looking for Alaska, by John Green.
The Coretta Scott King (author) award went to Julius Lester for Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue; the CSK (illustrator) prize was snapped up by Bryan Collier for Rosa, which Nikki Giovanni wrote.
Raúl Colón took home the Pura Belpré (illustrator) medal for Doña Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Big Heart, written by Pat Mora, while The Tequila Worm, by Viola Canales, won the author medal in the same category (Latino writing, Latino experiece).
See the ALA or PW for additional prizes. I also hope to post about the Caldecott and Newbery runners up (i.e., honors) soon.