Odyssey Honor 2023 Lunch Lady The First Helping
Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s The First Helping (Lunch Lady Books 1 and 2) Named an Odyssey Honor Audiobook

It’s a great day for children’s audiobooks, and audio adaptations of graphic novels in particular! The American Library Association’s Odyssey Honor Award recognizes excellence in children’s and young adult audiobooks, and this morning the award committee named The First Helping (Lunch Lady Books 1 & 2) by Jarrett J. Krosoczka an Odyssey Honor audiobook.

Produced by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Lauren Klein, and Nick Martorelli, and narrated by The Office alum Kate Flannery (as the Lunch Lady) and a full cast, this fun-filled feast of a listen (packed with sound effects and a generous helping of gusto), will make you wonder what lunch ladies everywhere are up to. Listen to a clip below!

Hector, Terrence, and Dee have always wondered about their school lunch lady. What does she do when she isn’t dishing out the daily special? Little do they know, Lunch Lady doesn’t just serve sloppy joes—she serves justice!

Keep your eyes peeled for more Lunch Lady adventures, coming in February 2023!:

Lunch Lady has villains to fight at school and camp in this action-packed audiobook. First, Dee, Terrence, and Hector come face to face with a very special guest on Author Visit Day—but there’s something a little off about the world-famous writer. Then, the kids take a sigh of relief and are relaxing at summer camp…until they hear about the legendary swamp monster.

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