Odyssey Award

Given by American Library Association (ALA)

Other Names: Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production Honor, Odyssey Award Nominee, Odyssey Honor Audiobook
84 Works 305,943 Books 11,697 Reviews 4.2
This annual award will be given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States. The selection committee may also select show more honor titles. The Odyssey Award is jointly given and administered by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), divisions of ALA, and is sponsored by Booklist.



The selection committee consists of nine members: four members appointed by ALSC; four members appointed by YALSA; a chair, whose appointment alternates between ALSC and YALSA divisions; and a consultant from the staff of Booklist magazine who works with audiobooks. The consultant may participate fully in all book discussions but may not participate in voting.
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Stages:
All, Winner (20), Honor (64)
Categories:
All, Children (3), Young Adults (3), No Category (78)
Years:
All, 2024 (7), 2023 (6), 2022 (5), 2021 (5), 2020 (5), 2019 (5), 2018 (6), 2017 (4), 2016 (2), 2015 (4), 2014 (5), 2013 (4), 2012 (5), 2011 (5), 2010 (4), 2009 (6), 2008 (6)
Announced:
January 22: Winner2024 Recent
January 22: Honor2024 Recent

Winner 20

WorkCategoryYear
El Deafo by Cece BellChildren2024
Promise Boys by Nick BrooksYoung Adults2024
Stuntboy, in the meantime by Jason Reynolds
Narrated by Guy Lockard, Nile Bullock and Angel Pean with a full cast
Children2023
The Honeys by Ryan La Sala
Narrated by Pete Cross
Young Adults2023
Boogie Boogie, Y’all by C. G. Esperanza
Narrated by C. G. Esperanza
Children2022
When You Look Like Us by Pamela N. Harris
Narrated by Preston Butler III
Young Adults2022
Kent State by Deborah Wiles
Narrated by Christopher Gebauer, Lauren Ezzo, Christina DeLaine, Johnny Heller, Roger Wayne, Korey Jackson, and David de Vries
2021
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Narrated by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Jeanne Birdsall, Jenna Lamia, Richard Ferrone and a full cast
2020
Sadie by Courtney Summers
Narrated by Rebecca Soler, Fred Berman, Dan Bittner, Gabra Zackman, and a full cast
2019
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Narrated by Bahni Turpin
2018
Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit
Narrated by Allan Corduner
2017
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Narrated by Jayne Entwistle
2016
H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Basketball and Imagination by Christopher Myers
Narrated by Dion Graham and Christopher Myers
2015
Scowler by Daniel Kraus
Narrated by Kirby Heyborne
2014
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Narrated by Kate Rudd
2013
Rotters by Daniel Kraus
Narrated by Kirby Heyborne
2012
The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
Narrated by Bahni Turpin
2011
Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo
Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat
2010
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Narrated by Sherman Alexie
2009
Jazz by Walter Dean Myers
Narrated by James "D-Train" Williams & Vaneese Thomas
2008

Honor 64

WorkYear
Chinese Menu: The History, Myths, and Legends Behind Your Favorite Foods by Grace Lin2024
Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir by Pedro Martin2024
Once There Was by Kiyash Monsef2024
Sisters of the Lost Marsh by Lucy Strange2024
Stateless by Elizabeth Wein2024
Inheritance: A Visual Poem by Elizabeth Acevedo
Narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo
2023
Demon in the Wood by Leigh Bardugo
Narrated by Ben Barnes and a full cast
2023
The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mac Barnett
Narrated by Mac Barnett
2023
The First Helping (Lunch Lady Books 1 & 2): The Cyborg Substitute and the League of Librarians (Lunch Lady: 2-for-1 Special) by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Narrated by Kate Flannery, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and a full cast
2023
Perfectly Parvin by Olivia Abtahi
Narrated by Mitra Jouhari
2022
I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott
Narrated by Jordan Scott
2022
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson
Narrated by Adjoa Andoh
2022
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo and Melania-Luisa Marte
2021
Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Narrated by Bahni Turpin
2021
When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson
Narrated by Faysal Ahmed, Barkhad Abdi and a full cast
2021
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds
Narrated by Jason Reynolds
2021
Redwood and Ponytail by K. A. Holt
Narrated by Cassandra Morris and Tessa Netting
2020
Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
Narrated by Abigail Revasch with Lynne Kelly
2020
We're Not From Here by Geoff Rodkey
Narrated by Dani Martineck
2020
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell
Narrated by Lauren Hummingbird, Agalisiga (Choogie) Mackey, Ryan Mackey, Traci Sorell, Tonia Weavel
2020
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo
2019
Du Iz Tak by Carson Ellis
Narrated by Eli D’Amico, Sebastian D’Amico, Burton Fott, Galen Fott, Laura Fott, Sarah Hart, Bella Higginbotham, Evelyn Hipp, and Brian Hull
2019
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
Narrated by Cherise Booth
2019
Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist by Susan Wood
Narrated by Brian Amador
2019
Trombone Shorty by Trombone Shorty
Narrated by Dion Graham
2018
The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell
Narrated by David Tennant
2018
A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig
Narrated by Stephen Fry
2018
La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
Narrated by Michael Sheen
2018
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Narrated by Jason Reynolds
2018
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Narrated by Guy Lockard
2017
Dream on, Amber by Emma Shevah
Narrated by Laura Kirman
2017
Nimona by ND Stevenson
Narrated by Rebecca Soler, Jonathan Davis, Marc Thompson, January LaVoy, Natalie Gold, Peter Bradbury and David Pittu
2017
Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Narrated by Mark Bramhall, David de Vries, MacLeod Andrews and Rebecca Soler, with music by Corky Siegel
2016
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry
Narrated by Jayne Entwistle
2015
Five, Six, Seven, Nate! by Tim Federle
Narrated by Tim Federle
2015
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Narrated by Cassandra Morris
2015
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Narrated by Kate Winslet
2014
Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
Narrated by Tim Federle
2014
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
Narrated by James Naughton
2014
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Narrated by Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra
2014
Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer
Narrated by Nathaniel Parker
2013
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
Narrated by Katherine Kellgren
2013
Ghost Knight by Cornelia Funke
Narrated by Elliot Hill
2013
Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri
Narrated by JD Jackson
2012
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
Narrated by Lincoln Hoppe
2012
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Narrated by Steve West and Fiona Hardingham
2012
Young Fredle by Cynthia Voigt
Narrated by Wendy Carter
2012
Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman
Narrated by Katherine Kellgren
2011
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Narrated by Emily Janice Card
2011
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
Narrated by MacLeod Andrews
2011
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Narrated by Nick Podehl
2011
In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber by L. A. Meyer
Narrated by Katherine Kellgren
2010
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson
Narrated by Dion Graham
2010
Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
Narrated by Dion Graham
2010
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
Narrated by Mirron Willis
2009
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale by Carmen Agra Deedy
Narrated by Carmen Agra Deedy
2009
I'm Dirty! by Kate McMullan
Narrated by Steve Buscemi
2009
Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady by L. A. Meyer
Narrated by Katherine Kellgren
2009
Nation by Terry Pratchett
Narrated by Stephen Briggs
2009
Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin
Narrated by Randy Travis
2008
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Narrated by Rupert Degas
2008
Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy by L. A. Meyer
Narrated by Katherine Kellgren
2008
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
Narrated by Jim Dales
2008
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Narrated by Alfred Molina
2008

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