YES!!! Megan Whalen Turner's Queen's Thief series has won the 2011 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature! If you are a fan of fantasy, court and political intrigue, adventure, and complex character development and you haven't read this series, you are really missing out.
(FYI, the 2011 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature went to Karen Lord's book, Redemption in Indigo.)
Together with the L.A. Times Book Prize to A Conspiracy of Kings for best YA book of 2010, this award to the Queen's Thief series should put to rest the fuss from certain awards committees that shall not be named, a fuss which denied Turner's books her due because "they couldn't stand alone." Others have complained that the books are too sophisticated for young readers, and while I might not hand them to a 9-year-old, I would certainly consider them for a thoughtful 12-year-old, let alone a teen.
Alone or together, Megan Whalen Turner's books are among the best in the business.