38 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!

The Big Ideas of Buster Bickles book
#1
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.

Look at Me, I'm a Robot! book
#2
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.

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.

The Robot Book book
#7
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.

Wodney Wat's Wobot book
#8
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.

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

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.

Hello Robots! book
#12
Hello Robots!
Written by Joan Holub and illustrated by Chris Dickason
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-4

New from beloved author Joan Holub, Hello Robots! is a fun, playful board book about robots and sequencing! Hello Buzz. Hello Beep. Hello robots fast asleep. Wake up! Get dressed, robots! Perfect for reading out loud, Joan Holub’s hilarious text and Chris Dickason’s lively illustrations will have little ones learning and laughing as they try to help sleepy robots complete their morning routine in the correct order. A clever, interactive approach to first concepts, the Hello board book series introduces important “next-step” concepts like sequencing in a hilariously engaging way.

Raybot and Weebot book
#13
Raybot and Weebot
Written and illustrated by Adam F. Watkins
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Watch out, Raybot, there’s a new robot in the junkyard! Weebot is cute, precocious, and looking for trouble. Raybot now has two friends, and he’s never been happier. That is, until Weebot arrives at the junkyard. At first, Raybot enjoys being Weebot’s big brother, but he soon sees that the little robot is noisy, messy, and always breaking Raybot’s toys. Can Raybot learn to embrace the chaos caused by this adorable little robot, or will Weebot’s excitability and endless energy become too much for Raybot to handle? Adam F. Watkins has crafted a new and hilarious tale of friendship and family in his third robot-themed picture book, Raybot and Weebot.

Brobot Bedtime book
#14
Brobot Bedtime
Written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and illustrated by Scott Campbell
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

The Brobots have had a long day, and it is time to recharge and enter sleep mode. Buzz and Crash have no problem falling asleep, but Beep s got a case of the flick-ups. Luckily, Buzz knows just the trick: scare Beep with a monster mask! Does it work? Affirmative. No more flick-ups. But Beep still can t sleep. He s afraid of monsters! Plan of action: turn on the lights. Problem solved? Negative. Now it s too bright. Block the light with blankets? Too hot. Add a fan? Too loud. Can the Brobots power down before Beep has a breakdown? This hilarious bedtime romp explores the universal experience of siblings settling in for the night with a clever robot twist. "

CookieBot! book
#15
CookieBot!
Written by Katie Van Camp and illustrated by Lincoln Agnew
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

The Problem: Harry and Horsie want cookies, but the jar is way out of reach. The Solution: Build CookieBot—the most amazing cookie-grabbing robot ever! What could go wrong?

Bitty Bot book
#16
Bitty Bot
Written by Tim McCanna and illustrated by Tad Carpenter
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

"All of the bots in Botsburg are powering down for the night...but Bitty Bot isn't tired! Bitty decides to build a rocket and go on a space adventure instead of going to sleep"--

Brobot book
#17
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."

Raybot book
#18
Raybot
Written and illustrated by Adam F. Watkins
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

When an inquisitive robot named Raybot begins to explore Earth, he knows he is supposed to find the thing that goes “bark.” But try as he might, all he can find are things that go “roar” and “oink” and “moo.” Still, Raybot keeps searching, and on the way, he discovers that Earth is full of interesting, friendly creatures. Children will relate to Raybot’s wonder as he discovers new sounds and animals in the world, and adults will appreciate the detail and beauty in the hand-painted illustrations.

Knox and Robot Mox book
#19
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 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.

R Is for Robot book
#21
R Is for Robot
Written and illustrated by Adam F. Watkins
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

These noisy robots make the alphabet a hilarious adventure! In this noisy alphabet book, Adam F. Watkins’s silly robots are building the alphabet. Featuring hilarious robots making goofy noises, this alphabet book is perfect for young readers.

Little Robot book
#22
Little Robot
Written and illustrated by Ben Hatke
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it's all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day! #1 New York Times Bestselling author Ben Hatke brings his signature sweetness to a simple, moving story about friendship and overcoming fears that will appeal to readers of all ages.

Disaster Diaries: Robots! book
#23
Disaster Diaries: Robots!
Written and illustrated by R. McGeddon
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

You know how it is— you’ve built yourself a nice, artificially intelligent robot, and you’re feeling pretty good about yourself... Until it suddenly tries to destroy everyone! Sam, Arty and Emmie get more than they bargained for when Arty creates C.H.A.R.L.E.S. for the school science fair. C.H.A.R.L.E.S. is meant to be a helpful, chore-completing robot, but when he malfunctions, he proves to be a maniacal droid bent on destruction—all in the name of ‘tidying up’ the town of Sitting Duck for good. When C.H.A.R.L.E.S. raises his robot army—complete with pesky hairdryers and dangerous refrigerators—Sam, Arty and Emmie must take on their own creation to save the town once more! Filled with funny illustrations and nifty tips on how to handle a robot gone rogue, Disaster Diaries: Robots! is the ultimate survival guide for when the machines take over (and they will, people, they will). An Imprint Book

Robot in Love book
#24
Robot in Love
Written and illustrated by T. L. McBeth
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

When a shiny, beautiful stranger catches Robot's eye, he knows she's the one. He thinks about her all the time. He even makes her a gift. But will he be able to keep his circuits from overheating and work up the courage to talk to her? T. L. McBeth spins a funny and heartwarming story of love—perfect for sharing at Valentine's!

Rusty The Squeaky Robot book
#25
Rusty The Squeaky Robot
Written and illustrated by Neil Clark
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Rusty is a friendly robot, but not a very happy one; he’s feeling down about the way that he sounds. The other robots on Planet Robotone – Belle, Twango, Hoot and Boom-Bot – show Rusty that being a little bit different is the best way to be, and together make a raucous song and dance that celebrates their differences. This charming story about friendship, self-discovery and the strength of pooling everyone's talents together has a strong, empowering message of acceptance and embracing individuality. With wonderful, contemporary illustrations that will appeal to young children and parents alike, the story will provoke thought – and conversation – about being different, and how we should all embrace our characteristics and be comfortable and confident in ourselves.

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