Looking for good books for your kid to read?
You're in luck. Dozens of awards have been announced for 2013 in children's book and other media.
The two best-known awards are the John Newbery Medal for outstanding contribution to children's literature, and the Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children.
To see a long list of awards, go to the American Library Association website, ala.org, and click on "Awards & Grants." For now, here are some of the winners:
Randolph Caldecott Medal
"This Is Not My Hat," written and illustrated by Jon Klassen.
Caldecott Honor Books
--"Creepy Carrots!" illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron Reynolds.
--"Extra Yarn," illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett.
--"Green," illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.
--"One Cool Friend," illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo.
--"Sleep Like a Tiger," illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Mary Logue.
John Newbery Medal
"The One and Only Ivan," written by Katherine Applegate.
Newbery Honor Books
--"Bomb: The Race to Build -- and Steal -- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon" by Steve Sheinkin.
--"Splendors and Glooms" by Laura Amy Schlitz.
--"Three Times Lucky" by Sheila Turnage.
For best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults: "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green, narrated by Kate Rudd.
Odyssey Honor Audiobooks
--"Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian" by Eoin Colfer, narrated by Nathaniel Parker.
--"Ghost Knight" by Cornelia Funke, narrated by Elliot Hill.
--"Monstrous Beauty" by Elizabeth Fama, narrated by Katherine Kellgren.
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
For the most distinguished beginning reader book: "Up, Tall and High!," written and illustrated by Ethan Long.
Geisel Honor Books
-- "Let's Go for a Drive!," written and illustrated by Mo Willems.
--"Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons" by Eric Litwin, created and illustrated by James Dean.
--"Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover," written and illustrated by Cece Bell.
Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award
Recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults: "Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America," written by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Brian Pinkney.
King Author Honor Books
--"Each Kindness" by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E. B. Lewis.
--"No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller" by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.
Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award
"I, Too, Am America," illustrated by Bryan Collier, text by Langston Hughes.
King Illustrator Honor Books
--"H. O. R. S. E.," illustrated and written by Christopher Myers.
--"Ellen's Broom," illustrated by Daniel Minter, written by Kelly Starling Lyons.
--"I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr." illustrated by Kadir Nelson, text by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
For most distinguished informational book for children: "Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon," written by Steve Sheinkin.
Sibert Honor Books
--"Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin," written and illustrated by Robert Byrd.
--"Moonbird: A Year on the Wind With the Great Survivor B95" by Phillip M. Hoose.
-- "Titanic: Voices From the Disaster" by Deborah Hopkinson.