Tomie dePaola wins the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for Substantial and Lasting Contributions to Children's Literature. Substantial, and lasting, and AWESOME. Check out all my dePaola reviews here.
Ballet for Martha won a Siebert award for illustrated non-fiction.
Bink and Gollie did not win the Caldecott, but it did win the T. S. Giesel Award for most distinguished book for beginning readers. Named after the real Dr. Seuss, this awards text heavy picture books for 1st and 2nd graders. A fun and worthy choice.