Parents, do you want your kids to read while social distancing? How about clean their room? Well here’s a life hack for both: have them clean while listening to eAudiobooks on RBdigital! Watch Mrs. C’s virtual book talk for recommended titles, and then start downloading!

 

Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins

Lexile/ Recommended Age: 670/ Grades K–3

Part of a Series?: Yes, it’s the first in a three-book series.

Synopsis: “Lumphy is a stuffed buffalo. StingRay is a stuffed stingray. And Plastic… well, Plastic isn’t quite sure what she is. They all belong to the Little Girl who lives on the high bed with the fluffy pillows. Together is best for these three best friends. Together they look things up in the dictionary, explore the basement, and argue about the meaning of life. And together they face dogs, school, television commercials, the vastness of the sea and the terrifying bigness of the washing machine.”

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Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin

Lexile/ Recommended Age: 700/ Grades 2–4

Part of a Series?: Yes, it’s the first in the four-book Catwings series.

Synopsis: “Mrs. Jane Tabby can’t explain why her four precious kittens were born with wings, but she’s grateful that they are able to use their flying skills to soar away from the dangerous city slums where they were born. However, once the kittens escape the big city, they learn that country life can be just as difficult!”

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Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Lexile/ Recommended Age: 750/ Grades 4–8

Part of a Series?: Yes, it’s the first in the 13-book The Missing series.

Synopsis: “Thirteen-year-old Jonah has always known that he was adopted, and he’s never thought it was any big deal. Then he and a new friend, Chip, who’s also adopted, begin receiving mysterious letters. The first one says, “You are one of the missing.” The second one says, “Beware! They’re coming back to get you.” The kids discover they are caught in a battle between two opposing forces that want very different things for Jonah and Chip’s lives.”

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Jackie & Me by Dan Gutman

Lexile/ Recommended Age: 670/ Grades 4–6

Part of a Series?: Yes, it’s the second book in the 12-book Baseball Card Adventure series.

Synopsis: “Joe Stoshack was a 10-year-old boy who was assigned to do a book report on Jackie Robinson for black history month. With the help of a magic baseball card, Joe travels back to the time of Jackie Robinson where he learns lessons in history and of courage.”

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Eggs by Jerry Spinelli

Lexile/ Recommended Age: 540/ Grades 4–8

Part of a Series?: No

Synopsis: “Sarcastic and bossy 13-year-old Primrose lives with her childlike, fortuneteller mother, and a framed picture is the only evidence of the father she never knew. Despite their differences, David and Primrose forge a tight yet tumultuous friendship, eventually helping each other deal with what is missing in their lives.”

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Hachiko Waits by Leslea Newman

Lexile/ Recommended Age: 770/ Grades 3–5

Part of a Series?: No

Synopsis: “Every morning in the Japanese town of Shibuya, Professor Ueno awakens and is greeted by his loyal Akita dog, Hachiko. They enjoy a breakfast together before the professor leaves to catch the train to the school where he teaches. And Hachiko sits at the station eagerly awaiting his master’s return. Then one afternoon Professor Ueno does not return. And Hachiko waits. Days and weeks pass and still no one—not even the young boy Yasuo who comes to care for him—can persuade the faithful dog to leave his post.”

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Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex

Lexile/ Recommended Age: 670/ Grades 2–5

Part of a Series?: No

Synopsis: “Enjoy a collection of uproarious poems about everyone’s favorite spooky monsters, including Dracula, Wolfman, Bigfoot and Godzilla. The book is fresh, creative, and funny, with just enough gory detail to cause a few gasps.”

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