The Ezra Jack Keats Book Award, which aim to "recognize and encourage authors and illustrators new to the field of children's books," have gone to:
New Writer: Laurel Croza for I Know Here, illustrated by Matt James (Groundwood Books)
New Artist: Tao Nyeu for Bunny Days, which she also wrote (Dial/Penguin)
The winners receive a silver medal and an honorarium of $1,000. The awards are presented by the New York Public Library and the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.