Neil Gaiman' is hot hot hot these days. The Graveyard Book has already won the Newbery, but now it's taken the the Carnegie Medal in the UK. If you haven't yet read it, now's a good time. It's pure genius...in a creepy sort of way.
The Kate Greenway Medal for illustrated kid's books went to Freya Blackwood for the illustrations in Harry & Hopper which was written by Margaret Wild.