Odyssey Award

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: 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.

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Author: Pam Muñoz, Ryan
2016 Odyssey Award - Honor

Read by Mark Bramhall, David de Vries, MacLeod Andrews, Rebecca Soler.

Lost and alone in the forbidden Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica.

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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.

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Author: Time Federle
2015 Odyssey Award - Honor

The Audiobook is not available yet in InfoSoup. Now on Broadway as second understudy for E.T., Nate Foster keeps in close contact with his best friend, Libby, as he faces his nemesis, Jordan Rylance, and his own insecurities as the cast member with the least training and experience.

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Author: Julie Berry
2015 Odyssey Award - Honor

Read by Jayne Entwistle.

Seven very proper Victorian young ladies conspire to hide a murder from the authorities at their boarding school.

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Author: Natalie Lloyd
2015 Odyssey Award - Honor

The Pickles are new to Midnight Gulch, Tennessee, a town which legend says was once magic--but Felicity is convinced the magic is still there, and with the help of her new friend Jonah the Beedle she hopes to bring the magic back.

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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.

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Author: Tim Federle
2014 Odyssey Award - Honor

An eighth-grader who dreams of performing in a Broadway musical concocts a plan to run away to New York and audition for the role of Elliot in the musical version of E.T. Audiobook produced by Simon and Schuster Audio, written and narrated by Tim Federle

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Author: Aaron Reynolds
2014 Odyssey Award - Honor

The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes. Audiobook produced by Weston Woods Studios, Inc., and written by Aaron Reynolds

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Author: Rainbow Rowell
2014 Odyssey Award - Honor

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. Audiobook produced by Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group, written by Rainbow Rowell, and narrated by Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra

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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.

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Author: Cornelia Caroline Funke
2013 Odyssey Award - Honor

Eleven-year-old Jon Whitcroft and new friend Ella summon the ghost of Sir William Longspee, who may be able to protect Jon from a group of ghosts that threatens him harm from the day he arrives at Salisbury Cathedral's boarding school. Includes historical notes.

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Author: Eoin Colfer
2013 Odyssey Award - Honor

Artemis's arch rival Opal Koboi has reanimated dead fairy warriors that take possession of Artemis's little brothers. Artemis has until sunrise to get the spirits to vacate his brothers and go back into the earth where they belong.

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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.

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Author: Gary D. Schmidt
2012 Odyssey Award - Honor

Narrated by Lincoln Hoppe As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends, an abusive father, and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him until he finds an ally in Lil Spicer--a fiery young lady. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon's birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage.