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RBB Kids Playlist

Top Audiobooks for kids, selected by River Bend booksellers

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Front Desk

By Kelly Yang
Narrated by: Sunny Lu
Length: 6 hours 29 minutes

Winner of the Asian / Pacific American Award for Children's Literature!

* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review


Mia Tang has a lot of secrets.

Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the... Read more »

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Pax

Pax

By Sara Pennypacker
Narrated by: Michael Curran-Dorsano
Length: 5 hours 31 minutes

New York Times Bestseller * National Book Award Longlist 

From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come. 

Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since...

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Change Sings

A Children's Anthem

By Amanda Gorman
Narrated by: Amanda Gorman
Length: 3 minutes

A lyrical audiobook from presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long
 
"I can hear change humming
In its loudest, proudest song.
I don't fear change coming,
And so I sing along."
 
In this stirring, much-anticipated audiobook by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman,... Read more »

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Aru Shah and the City of Gold

Pandava Series

By Roshani Chokshi
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 12 hours 8 minutes

Best-selling author Rick Riordan Presents the penultimate book in the Pandava series by best-selling author Roshani Chokshi. Aru Shah and her sisters--including one who also claims to be the Sleeper's daughter--must find their mentors Hanuman and Urvashi in Lanka, the city of gold, before war breaks out between the devas and asuras.Aru has just... Read more »

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Eragon

Inheritance, Book I
The Inheritance Cycle: Book #1

By Christopher Paolini
Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
Length: 16 hours 21 minutes

Don’t miss the latest book from the author of EragonThe Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia! 

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.


Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is... Read more »

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Ms. Bixby's Last Day

By John David Anderson
Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein, Ramon de Ocampo & Maxwell Glick
Length: 7 hours 47 minutes

A funny, heartwarming, and heartbreaking contemporary story about three boys, one teacher, and a day none of them will ever forget.

Everyone knows there are different kinds of teachers. The boring ones, the mean ones, the ones who try too hard, the ones who stopped trying long ago. The ones you’ll never remember, and the ones you want to forget....

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A Wish in the Dark

By Christina Soontornvat
Narrated by: Greta Jung
Length: 10 hours 4 minutes

A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. A compelling fantasy looks at issues of privilege, protest, and justice.

All light in Chattana is created by one man — the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in Namwon Prison, the magical lights represent freedom, and he dreams...

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Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation

Charlie Thorne

By Stuart Gibbs
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 7 hours 39 minutes

“Fast-paced, smart, and action-packed...a real page-burner.” —Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mr. Lemoncello’s Library series

From New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs comes the first novel in a thrilling new series about the world’s youngest and smartest genius who’s forced to use her unbelievable...
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City Spies

City Spies: Book #1

By James Ponti
Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
Length: 6 hours 50 minutes

A New York Times bestseller!
A GMA3 Summer Reading Squad Selection!
“Ingeniously plotted, and a grin-inducing delight.” —People
“Will keep young readers glued to the page…So when do I get the sequel?” —Beth McMullen, author of Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls

In this thrilling new series that Stuart Gibbs called “a must-read,” Edgar Award...
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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Mr. Lemoncello's Library: Book #1

By Chris Grabenstein
Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
Length: 6 hours 19 minutes

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets A Night in the Museum in this action-packed New York Times Bestseller from Chris Grabenstein, coauthor of I Funny, Treasure Hunters and other bestselling series with James Patterson!

Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games—board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero,... Read more »

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Other Words for Home

By Jasmine Warga
Narrated by: Vaneh Assadourian
Length: 3 hours 49 minutes

Other Words for Home

“The new words, tasting like America, on our lips." A beautifully-written story of a young Syrian girl's journey to Cincinnati and learning to live her everyday life of a school kid in America. Jude struggles to be brave in making new friends, in auditioning for the school play and in thinking of her brother and father back home.”

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The Ramona Quimby Audio Collection

Ramona

By Beverly Cleary
Narrated by: Stockard Channing
Length: 18 hours 56 minutes

In this special edition of Newbery Honor Book Ramona Quimby, Age 8, the timeless classic now features a special foreword written by actress, producer, and author Amy Poehler, as well as an exclusive interview with Beverly Cleary herself.

Ramona likes that she’s old enough to be counted on, but must everything depend on her? Mrs. Quimby has gone...

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Ghost Boys

By Jewell Parker Rhodes
Narrated by: Miles Harvey
Length: 2 hours 51 minutes

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.

Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better.

Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he... Read more »

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One for the Murphys

By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Narrated by: Nora Hunter
Length: 5 hours 29 minutes

A moving debut novel about a foster child learning to open her heart to a family's love

Carley uses humor and street smarts to keep her emotional walls high and thick. But the day she becomes a foster child, and moves in with the Murphys, she's blindsided. This loving, bustling family shows Carley the stable family life she never thought existed,... Read more »

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Eyes that Kiss in the Corners

By Joanna Ho
Narrated by: Natalie Naudus Bradner
Length: 4 minutes

This lyrical and stunning book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the of spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry.

A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother’s, her grandmother's, and... Read more »

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Someone Builds the Dream

By Lisa Wheeler
Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
Length: 6 minutes

Buildings, bridges, and books don't exist without the workers who are often invisible in the final product, as this joyous and profound adapted-for-audio picture book reveals from acclaimed author of The Christmas Boot Lisa Wheeler and New York Times bestselling illustrator of Love Loren Long

All across this great big world, jobs are getting... Read more »

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Carl and the Meaning of Life

By Deborah Freedman
Narrated by: Adam Grupper
Length: 7 minutes

From the often Caldecott-buzzed Deborah Freedman, a sweet and funny story about finding your place in the world. Carl is an earthworm. He spends his days happily tunneling in the soil until a field mouse asks him a simple question that stops him short: "Why?" Carl's quest takes him on an adventure to meet all the animals of the forest, each of... Read more »

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I Survived the Great Molasses Flood, 1919

I Survived: Book #19

By Lauren Tarshis
Narrated by: Jesse Vilinsky
Length: 1 hours 32 minutes

One hundred years ago, a killer wave of molasses struck a crowded Boston neighborhood. Discover the story of this strange disaster in the next book in the New York Times bestselling I Survived series. There were warning signs that the molasses tank would break. The steel sides moaned and groaned. Molasses oozed from its seams. But the people of... Read more »

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Ground Zero

By Alan Gratz
Narrated by: Bernardo de Paula & Ariana Delawari
Length: 7 hours 25 minutes

September 11, 2001, New York City: Brandon is visiting his dad at work, on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center. Out of nowhere, an airplane slams into the tower, creating a fiery nightmare of terror and confusion. And Brandon is in the middle of it all. Can he survive -- and escape? September 11, 2020, Afghanistan: Reshmina has grown up in... Read more »

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Spy School

Spy School: Book #1

By Stuart Gibbs
Narrated by: Gibson Frazier
Length: 6 hours 1 minutes

“Combines Alex Rider’s espionage skills with a huge dose of the sarcasm of Artemis Fowl.” —School Library Journal

Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent? In the first book in the New York Times bestselling Spy School series, Ben Ripley sure hopes so—and his life may depend on it!

Ben Ripley may only be in middle school, but he’s already... Read more »

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