We have synthesized La-0.7 NdxBa(0.3-x)MnO3 (x = 0, 0.05, 0.1) perovskite manganites by using sol-gel method and investigated structure, magnetic and magnetocaloric properties. Structural analysis revealed that La0.7Ba0.3MnO3 and La0.7Nd0.05Ba0.25MnO3 have cubic and La0.7Nd0.1Ba0.2MnO3 rhombo-hedral structure. The Curie temperature of the samples decreased with increasing Nd content and equals to 303, 293 and 257 K for x = 0, 0.05, 0.1, respectively. We present experimentally by using magnetization isotherms and heat-capacity measurements that room temperature magnetic refrigeration is successfully achieved for La0.7Nd0.05Ba0.25MnO3 structure by tuning the Mn3+ to Mn4+ ratio. Additionally, zero-field and field-dependent heat-capacity measurements were compared to investigate the accuracy of the value of the adiabatic temperature-change. (C) 2017 Published by Elsevier B.V.