Best Children's Books About Robots

36 Amazing Books for Your Child Who Loves Robots

Updated Mar. 26, 2019

Robots are fun for everyone. We've lined up a whole list of books that show just what robots can do. Get the creative juices and imaginations running wild as you read through this group of books!

Look at Me, I'm a Robot! book
#1
Look at Me, I'm a Robot!
Written by Anna Nilsen and illustrated by Sebastian Braun
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Features pictures of robots, with die-cut eye holes so readers can use the book as a mask.

The Big Ideas of Buster Bickles book
#2
The Big Ideas of Buster Bickles
Written and illustrated by Dave Wasson
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Buster Bickles's big ideas are always getting him into trouble. But when Buster gets to test the newly invented What-if Machine, anything Buster imagines becomes reality. Packed with rivers of chocolate, robot dinosaurs, and eggs-ray vision, the world becomes Buster's creation in this fantastically creative picture book by debut author-illustrator Dave Wasson.

Norton and Alpha book
#3
Norton and Alpha
Written and illustrated by Kristyna Litten
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-7

Battered wheels, rusty cogs, broken springs: Norton, an adorable robot, collects this junk and uses it to create amazing inventions. But one day he and his dog Alpha find something they ve never seen before: a flower! At first, they re baffled . . . but when a seed blossoms into a flowery field, the two discover the true magic of nature. Includes a big, stunning gatefold!"

Robots, Robots Everywhere book
#4
Robots, Robots Everywhere
Written by Sue Fliess and illustrated by Bob Staake
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5
Thoughts from Mom of Boys

I liked how this story showed that robots are machines and how they work in real life examples. It still had a cute rhyming pattern and simple wording that little ones can understand and enjoy!

Rhyming text explains all the things robots do, from exploring other planets to milking cows.

Love, Z book
#5
Love, Z
Written and illustrated by Jessie Sima
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

From the creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes the story of a young robot trying to find the meaning of “love.” When a small robot named Z discovers a message in a bottle signed “Love, Beatrice,” they decide to find out what “love” means. Unable to get an answer from the other robots, they leave to embark on an adventure that will lead them to Beatrice—and back home again, where love was hiding all along.

Boy and Bot book
#6
Boy and Bot
Written by Ame Dyckman and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

The story of an irresistible friendship between a boy and a robot, now in board for little hands. One day, a boy and a robot meet in the woods. They play. They have fun. But when Bot gets switched off, Boy thinks he’s sick! So Boy tucks the bot into bed and falls asleep. Bot is worried when he powers on and finds his friend powered off. He takes Boy home with him and tries all his remedies: oil, reading an instruction manual. Nothing revives the malfunctioning boy! Can the Inventor help fix him? Using the perfect blend of sweetness and humor, this story of an adorable duo will win the hearts of the very youngest readers.

Wodney Wat's Wobot book
#7
Wodney Wat's Wobot
Written by Helen Lester and illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

When Wodney Wat, who cannot pronounce the letter R, gets a talking robot for his birthday, it turns out to be more than just a fun gift.

The Robot Book book
#8
The Robot Book
Written and illustrated by Heather Brown
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5
Thoughts from The Fun Uncle

This is a really fun book with lots of physical interaction options. There are lots of gears to turn, windows to open, slides to move, etc. I loved the moral of the story that comes in near the end.

Richly illustrated, interactive book answers the question: “What makes a robot tick?†This robot has two eyes, two arms, and two legs, but what really makes him tick? Inside The Robot Book, Heather Brown answers that question within an interactive story that features actual working--and moving--parts. Gears and cogs are mounted on each illustration to keep little fingers and imaginations engaged. While the junior engineer is tinkering away, parents will also be charmed by the story's warm text, which reveals the true secret behind what makes our robot tick. Here's a little hint: It isn't a gear, or bolt, or some other mechanical part, it's what's in his heart that counts the most. Perfect for year-round gift-giving, the book will be packaged inside a protective poly-bag.

Clink book
#9
Clink
Written by Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by Matthew Myers
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7
Thoughts from Mr. Stacatto

Clink has a hard time standing out when compared to the other fancy, colorful robots in the shop. He tries to keep up, but he's just a little too old, and honestly, starting to fall apart. His luck changes one day when a peculiar young boy with a love for music hears Clink belting out an old fashioned tune.

Clink was a state-of-the-art robot with the dazzling ability to make toast and play music at the same time. But that was many years ago. Now kids want snazzier robots who do things like play baseball and bake cookies. So day after day, Clink sits on a shelf and sadly watches as his friends leave with their new owners. He almost gives up on ever finding a home—until the day Clink spies a boy who just might be able to be the right one for him. . . . From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and new talent Matthew Myers comes a funny and heartwarming story that lovers of Corduroy will adore.

If You're a Robot and You Know It book
#10
If You're a Robot and You Know It
Written by David A. Carter
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

From bestseller David Carter comes a favorite new robot twist on the classic children's song that pops to life. If you're a robot and you know it clap your hands, jump and beep, fly around, shoot laser beams out of your eyes! It's the classic version of If You're Happy and You Know It as you've never seen (or heard!) it before. Sing along to the free downloadable song by the dynamic Musical Robot team, then turn the pages as David Carter's clever pop-ups show the robot characters going through all of the call-out movements, from clapping hands to shooting laser beams out of your eyes! Includes: - A free downloadable song from the Musical Robot team! - Pull-tabs, turn-wheels, and pop-ups! - Eye-catching foil cover!

The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot book
#11
The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot
Written by Margaret McNamara and illustrated by Mark Fearing
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-8

Ejected from their new homes by a Big Bad Robot who pursues them into space, three little aliens engage in a noisy interplanetary chase that introduces youngsters to the solar system. By the award-winning author of The Pumpkin Patch.

Most Annoying Robots In The Universe book
#12
Most Annoying Robots In The Universe
Written by Russ Bolts and illustrated by Jay Cooper
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 5-9

Meet Joe Bot and Rob Ot, the two most big-hearted, but goofily annoying robots in the entire universe in this first chapter book in a hilarious new series! Many years ago, scientists on Earth sent video satellites out to the end of the universe to see what was hiding in deep space. Now, years later, these satellite have begun sending their first videos back to Earth. Meet Joe and Rob, the two most big-hearted, but goofily annoying robots in the entire universe. And they’ve just found some strange video cameras that fell out of the sky. Now these two best bot buddies are recording their every adventure and mistakenly beaming it down to Earth! With easy-to-read language and graphic novel art on almost every page, the Bots chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.

My Teacher Is a Robot book
#13
My Teacher Is a Robot
Written and illustrated by Jeffrey Brown
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Jedi Academy books comes an imaginative picture book about a kid whose creative outlook has everyone at school seeing the world through new eyes. Perfect for fans of The Adventures of Beekle and The Most Magnificent Thing. Fred does not want to go to school because it's boring. Especially since he thinks his teacher is a robot. If only Fred could imagine a way for his day to be more exciting... An inventively funny picture book that celebrates the boundlessness of a child's imagination and celebrates the teachers, families, and friends who get wrapped up in their fantastic worlds.

Brobot book
#14
Brobot
Written by James Foley
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12

"Sally is the world's foremost inventor under the age of twelve, and she just knows she can build a better brother than the messy, smelly version she has. Sally's invention u Brobot u is fantastic, that is until the remote gets broken and Brobot careens out of control. Sally realises that maybe there's more to a brother than just his inconveniences."

Robot book
#15
Robot
Written and illustrated by DK Publishing
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12

"From automata created by Leonardo Da Vinci to modern-day androids and animal robots, this book covers artificial intelligence (AI) throughout history. Discover the latest at the cutting edge of robotics, where science, technology, mechanical engineering, and computing meet as [the book] explains how robots work, how they are made, and how they help and sometimes hinder in modern society"--Publisher marketing.

My Mom Is a Robot book
#16
My Mom Is a Robot
Written and illustrated by Manley Peterson
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

My mom may look a little different, but she is just like other moms. She loves me and takes care of me. It just happens she can also compute pi to infinity. Doesn't your mom do that? A fun book for ages 3-6.

Your Very Own Robot book
#17
Your Very Own Robot
Written by R. A. Montgomery and illustrated by Keith Newton
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

The reader is asked to make choices which will determine the fate of a discarded robot.

Help! My Robots Are Lost in the City! book
#18
Help! My Robots Are Lost in the City!
Written and illustrated by Webber Books
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

14 Robots are playing hide and seek. I wonder where they've got to, let's take a peek! In this fun, hidden picture puzzle game, you'll travel through a snowy park, a birthday party, a science lab and many more locations in the search for some lovable robots who've gone missing in the city. See if you can find Sparky, Marv and Mr Chip - and don't forget Dotty along the way! A great book for 2-4 year olds. For the kids who like Where's Wally/Waldo books but find the puzzles a little tricky. This book is printed by Amazon using 60-pound smooth bright offset white paper. While many children's books are printed this way, some may be expecting a satin-style finish. Please take this into consideration before purchasing. Thank you.

House of Robots: Robot Revolution book
#19
House of Robots: Robot Revolution
Written by Chris Grabenstein, James Patterson and illustrated by Juliana Neufeld
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Robots on strike! Sammy's underappreciated mechanical helpers are causing chaos in book 3 of the bestselling House of Robots series. After a few early glitches in their relationship, Sammy and his "bro-bot" E are now fast friends. In fact, E is such a valued member of the family that the other electronic occupants of the House of Robots are feeling sorely unappreciated. And when Sammy's inventor mom becomes distracted by a top-secret project, the robots soon begin to fall into disrepair. Cue a robot revolt, with the droids wreaking harmless havoc in the house! Armed with pranks like glue in the shampoo bottles and flying toast missiles, the robots demand to be cared for. It's up to Sammy and his disabled sister Maddie to keep the peace until his mom reveals her secret project...and why it was worth the wait.

The Wild Robot book
#20
The Wild Robot
Written by Peter Brown
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz's only hope is to learn from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her.... Heartwarming and full of action, Peter Brown's middle-grade debut raises thought-provoking questions about the environment, the role technology plays in our world, and what it means to be alive.

Knox and Robot Mox book
#21
Knox and Robot Mox
Written by A. M. Schmidt
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-10

Knox lives in a small town with his family. His best friend has just moved away. The tough kids at school are starting to pick on him. Knox needs a best friend now more than ever before.This is a beginner chapter book story to engage the young reader into a world where your best friend does not have to be a human. Let your image soar in this world of adventure where a young boy and robot never give up just to be friends.

The Robot and the Bluebird book
#22
The Robot and the Bluebird
Written and illustrated by David Lucas
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

“Let me carry you,” said the Robot. “I’ll carry you in my heart, and shelter you from the cold and storms.” High atop a pile of rubbish sits a lonely Robot with a broken heart. Then one winter’s day, a Bluebird appears, fighting against the freezing wind. When the Robot offers her a home in the empty space where his heart used to be, neither of them can predict what astonishing things will happen. Together the newfound friends set off on a memorable journey that will change them both. This fable-like tale, bursting with bright, winsome illustrations, is a fresh take on the timeless themes of friendship and second chances.

Robot Activated! book
#23
Robot Activated!
Written by Belle Green and illustrated by Maruf Hasan
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

When a train hauling teddy bears to the fair derails in the middle of a storm, it's a disaster! Who will come to their rescue? Thank goodness Rescue Robot is on the job! But the train is stuck deep in the mud. Will the task be too difficult for Rescue Robot or will his persistence pay off? Kids will love this rhyming story about not giving up on your goal. Includes bonus downloads of coloring pages and the Rescue Robot board game!

Little Bot and Sparrow book
#24
Little Bot and Sparrow
Written and illustrated by Jake Parker
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

A story of friendship that can inspire anyone, even robots, to dream . . . When Little Bot is thrown out with the garbage, he finds himself in a strange new world. Fortunately, Sparrow is there to take him under her wing. Together, they explore the forest, share adventures, and learn what it means to be forever friends. This sweet and lasting tale by Jake Parker beautifully captures the happiness and love that can come from making your first true friend—and the courage it takes when it’s time to say goodbye.

Who is the Coolest One? Story about Robots book
#25
Who is the Coolest One? Story about Robots
Written and illustrated by Elijah Kravets
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

We often judge everyone by their appearance. It is not right. This story was written by a four-year-old boy who is very fond of robots. The little rusty robot has no friends. He was even called Nobody. Everyone loves the bright robot Giant. But will it always be so? Giant fell into a big dirty pit. And only one robot will be ready to help. Soon we will know - who is a real hero!

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