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  • Bud, Not Buddy | Christopher Paul Curtis

    Bud, Not Buddy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated By James Avery
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    Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal winner, is full of laugh-out-loud humor and wonderful characters, hitting the high notes of jazz and sounding the deeper tones of the Great Depression.

    Amazon Customer says: "Loved this story!"
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963 | Christopher Paul Curtis

    The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated By LeVar Burton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, Kenny, and Byron, Kenny's older brother, who at thirteen is an "official juvenile delinquent." When Momma and Dad decide it's time for a visit to Grandma, Dad comes home with the amazing Ultra-Glide, and the Watsons set out on a trip like no other. Heading south, they're going to Birmingham, Alabama, and toward one of the darkest moments in America's history.

    Bryan McEntire says: "💗This book rocks.💗"
  • The Mighty Miss Malone | Christopher Paul Curtis

    The Mighty Miss Malone

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    "We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life. But the Great Depression hit Gary hard, and there are no jobs for black men.

    Erika Shaffer says: "Loved the reader and the story"
  • Elijah of Buxton | Christopher Paul Curtis

    Elijah of Buxton

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
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    When you first walk into a room in a house, or into a stable, they have a way of telling you they know you're there. It ain't nothing particular noticeable, but the air inside of �em changes like it's saying, "I'm watching you". But I'd got into this stable so quiet and sneakish that nothing knowed I'd cracked open the door, held my breath, and took a step inside.

    Michael Yardley says: "Great Book, but not for young children"
  • Guys Read: Funny Business | Jon Scieszka,Mac Barnett,Eoin Colfer,Christopher Curtis,Kate DiCamillo,Paul Feig,Jack Gantos,Jeff Kinney,David Lubar,Adam Rex

    Guys Read: Funny Business

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, and others
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman, Kate DiCamillo, John Keating, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Funny Business is based around the theme of - what else? - humor, and if you’re familiar with Jon and the Guys Read Library, you already know what you’re in store for: 10 hilarious stories from some of the funniest writers around. Before you’re through, you’ll meet a teenage mummy; a kid desperate to take a dip in the world’s largest pool of chocolate milk; a homicidal turkey; parents who hand over their son’s room to a biker; and more.

    Jessica Swift says: "Tons of laughs"
  • The Madman of Piney Woods | Christopher Paul Curtis

    The Madman of Piney Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne, J. D. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Benji and Red couldn't be more different. They aren't friends. They don't even live in the same town. But their fates are entwined. A chance meeting leads the boys to discover that they have more in common than meets the eye. Both of them have encountered a strange presence in the forest, watching them, tracking them. Could the Madman of Piney Woods be real?

  • Bucking the Sarge | Christopher Paul Curtis

    Bucking the Sarge

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan. As his best friend Sparky says, "Flint's nothing but the Titanic."

    Leslie says: "Great Book - even for me!"
  • Mr. Chickee's Funny Money | Christopher Paul Curtis

    Mr. Chickee's Funny Money

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated By Joe Holt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Mr. Chickee, the genial blind man in the neighborhood, gives nine-year-old Steven a mysterious bill with 15 zeros on it and the image of a familiar but startling face. Could it be a quadrillion dollar bill? Could it be real? Well, Agent Fondoo of the U.S. Treasury Department and his team of Secret Government Agents are determined to get that money back! But Steven and his best friends, Russell and Zoopy the giant dog, are more than a match for the Feds.

  • Mr. Chickee's Messy Mission | Christopher Paul Curtis

    Mr. Chickee's Messy Mission

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated By Joe Holt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When Russell's dog, Rodney Rodent, jumps at a strange mural to get at a creepy-looking gnome and disappears into the painting, the Flint Future Detectives are on the case. This time they have a new president, Richelle. A secret password leads Steven, Russell, and Richelle to the mysterious Mr. Chickee, who's living in a whole different universe!

    Fatima says: "Very Nice"
  • 'What? You Think You Got It Rough?': A Story from Guys Read: Funny Business | Christopher Paul Curtis

    'What? You Think You Got It Rough?': A Story from Guys Read: Funny Business

    • UNABRIDGED (37 mins)
    • By Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
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    Funny Business is based around the theme of - what else - humor, and if you’re familiar with Jon and Guys Read, you already know what you’re in store for: an hilarious story.

    Terry J Graff says: "So Funny !"
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