Today the Children's Book Council of Australia announced its best books of the year in a number of categories. These 2010 awards honor books published in 2009, and I have added a link to the Aussie list to the page on this blog called Best Children's Books of 2009: The Big List of Lists.
The following are some other recent additions to The Big List of Lists '09. Not all were recently announced; some I just caught up with.
Giverny Award for children's science picture book
Growing Good Kids Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, sponsored by the American Horticultural Society and the Junior Master Gardener Program
Gryphon Award, for books for children from kindergarten to 4th grade
Lane Anderson Award for Canadian science books shortlist (includes a children's category)
LIANZA Children's Book Awards (Library & Information Association of New Zealand)
MER Prizes (South Africa)