Jazz won the 2007 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award earlier this week. Poetry maven Sylvia Vardell announced the news on her blog, Poetry for Children. Honor books were Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, The Braid (which was recently reviewed at the Tea Cozy blog), and Tour America.
Joyce Lee Wong garnered a promising-new-poet prize for her young-adult novel in verse, Seeing Emily.
Sponsored by Penn State, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Award,
established in 1993, is presented annually to an American poet or anthologist for the most outstanding new book of children's poetry published in the previous calendar year. Since its inception in 1993, the winning poet or anthologist has received a handsome plaque and a $500 honorarium made possible by Mr. Hopkins.
I took the quoted material from the award's web site, but the most current information is on Sylvia Vardell's blog.