Odyssey Award

odyssey awardodyssey award*Beginning in February 2017, YALSA will launch the new Teen Book Finder Database, which will be a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners.  Users will be able to search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists.  This new resource will replace the individual award and list web pages currently on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year.


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 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.

Award Policies & Procedures

Committee Contacts

Suggest a Title

Producer Submission Form

Seals

Current Winners

Previous Winners

Teen Book Finder App


   

2016 Winner

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The War that Saved My Life” is written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and narrated by Jayne Entwistle. Hoping to escape an abusive parent, a lame but determined girl follows her younger brother when he is sent to safety during WWII. The children find that leaving the city may not only have saved them from a bomb, but also changed their lives forever.

2016 Honor Recording

Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Echo” is written by Pam Muñoz Ryan, narrated by Mark Bramhall, David de Vries, MacLeod Andrews and Rebecca Soler, with music by Corky Siegel and produced by Scholastic Audio / Paul R. Gagne. In “Echo,” an enchanted harmonica travels the globe spanning time to change the lives of three children in haunting and unimaginable ways. An ensemble cast and original score masterfully weave the various threads of the story into a compelling whole.

Previous Winners

2015 Odyssey Winner and Honor Recordings

2014 Odyssey Winner and Honor Recordings

2013 Odyssey Winner and Honor Recordings

2012 Odyssey Winner and Honor Recordings

2011 Odyssey Winner and Honor Recordings

2010 Odyssey Winner and Honor Recordings

2009 Odyssey Winner and Honor Recordings

2008 Odyssey Winner and Honor Recordings