The John Newbery Medal, for "the most outstanding contribution to children's literature," went to Lynne Rae Perkins for Criss Cross.
The Randolph Caldecott Medal for "the most distinguished American picture book for children," was awarded to Chris Raschka, illustrator of The Hello, Goodbye Window written by Norton Juster.
The four Newbery Honors titles were:
- Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
- The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
- Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Hudson Talbott
- Whittington by Alan Armstrong, illustrated by S.D. Schindler
The Caldecott Honors winners:
- Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride by Marjorie Priceman
- Rosa illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Nikki Giovanni
- Song of the Waterboatman and Other Pond Poems illustrated by Beckie Prange, written by Joyce Sidman
- Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth
The Michael L. Printz Award for "excellence in literature written for young adults" went to Looking for Alaska by John Green (Dutton).
The Coretta Scott King Author Award for an African American author of "outstanding books for children and young adults" went to Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue by Julius Lester.
The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award was won by Rosa, a Caldecott Honors book (see above).
The Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award went to Jimi & Me by Jaime Adoff
The Pura Belpre Illustrator Award honoring a Latino illustrator whose "children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience" was won by Dona Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Hear illustrated by Raul Colon, written by Pat Mora.
The Pura Belpre Author Award went to The Tequila Worm by Viola Canales.
The Schneider Family Book Award for "books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience" went to:
- (ages 10 and below) Dad, Jackie, and Me by Myron Uhlberg, illustrated by Colin Bootman
- (ages 11-13) Tending to Grace by Kimberly Newton Fusco
- (ages 13-18) Under the Wolf, Under the Dog by Adam Rapp
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for "the most distinguished beginning reader book" was won by Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Sucie Stevenson.
The Margaret A. Edwards Award for "lifetime achievement in writing for young adults" went to Jacqueline Woodson, author of, among other titles, I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This, Lena, From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun, If You Come Softly and Miracle's Boys.
The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for "most distinguished informational book for children" went to Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley by Sally M. Walker.
The Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children's video was won by Michael Sporn, of Michael Sporn Animation, and Paul Gagne and Melissa Reilly, of Weston Woods Studios, producers of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, based on the book by Mordicai Gerstein.
The Mildred L. Batchelder Award for "an outstanding children's book translated from a foreign language and published in the U.S." went to Arthur A. Levine Books for Innocent Soldier, originally published in German in 2002 as Der Russländer, by Josef Holub and translated by Michael Hofmann.