Odyssey Award Winner

Kids and/or Teens

best audiobook for children and/or young adults

This annual award is given to the producer of the best audiobook for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.

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Author: Jarrett Krosoczka
2020 Odyssey Award - Winner

"In a deeply personal production, Jarrett J. Krosoczka—with a full cast including his friends and family—adapts his graphic memoir. Every carefully crafted element, from the strike of a match to the gruffly expressed love of his grandparents, creates a robust, unforgettable audio experience." -- From ALA Awards Page

Author: Courtney Summers
2019 Odyssey Award - Winner

Part true crime podcast part revenge road trip, Sadie is the story of a young girl as she seeks vengeance for her sister’s murder. The full ensemble cast brings together more than thirty voices, with Rebecca Soler authentically capturing Sadie’s stutter and angry, tortured emotions while Dan Bittner gives voice to radio journalist West McCray as he tries to piece together what has happened to Sadie.

Author: Angie Thomas
2018 Odyssey Award - Winner

The Hate U Give follows 16 year-old Starr Carter as she grapples with the effects of systemic racism and the murder of her friend Khalil. Bahni Turpin’s narration immerses listeners in this powerful story compelling them to question, understand, and empathize. 

Author: Gavriel Savit
2017 Odyssey Award - Winner

Narrated by: Allan Corduner

When her university professor father is sent by the Gestapo to a concentration camp, seven-year-old Anna travels the Polish countryside with the mysterious Swallow Man during World War II.

Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
2016 Odyssey Award - Winner

Read by Jayne Entwistle

A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

Author: Christopher Myers
2015 Odyssey Award - Winner

Read by Dion Graham and Christopher Myers.

Two friends try to outdo each other on the basketball court in an out-of-this-world game of H.O.R.S.E.

Author: Daniel Kraus
2014 Odyssey Award - Winner

In the midst of a 1981 meteor shower in Iowa, a homicidal maniac escapes from prison and returns to the farm where his nineteen-year-old son, Ry, must summon three childhood toys, including one called Scowler,to protect himself, his eleven-year-old sister, Sarah, and their mother. Audiobook produced by Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group, written by Daniel Kraus and narrated by Kirby Heyborne.

Author: John Green
2013 Odyssey Award - Winner

Read by Kate Rudd.

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Author: Daniel Kraus
2012 Odyssey Award - Winner

Narrated by Kirby Heyborne Sixteen-year-old Joey's life takes a very strange turn when his mother's tragic death forces him to move from Chicago to rural Iowa with the father he's never known, and who's the town pariah.

Author: Adam Rex
2011 Odyssey Award - Winner

Read by Bahni Turpin

In the chaotic turmoil that follows the Boov invasion of Earth, eleven-year-old Gratuity Tucci finds herself driving her mother's car to Florida, where all of the humans are being relocated, with her cat and a renegade extraterrestiral named J. Lo as her copilots.