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Recently, our family has become a tad bit obsessed with a certain type of character in picture books. You can probably guess which type from the post title.

It started last year when we read a book by Heather Brown titled, The Robot Book. It’s fun gears that turn make the book perfect for young readers and an incredible introduction into this fun sub-genre within picture books.

Since our introduction into the world of robots for kiddos we’ve started branching out, but I’m suddenly finding it difficult to find more. Both Littlebug and Turkeybird have been devouring these fantastic titles:

Robot Zot! by Jon Scieszka and Illustrated by David Shannon
Robot Zombie Frankenstein! by Annette Simon
Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman and Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino
Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit by Chris Van Dusen

Each has either a theme based solely on robots or hints at them in some way. From scientists in training to unlikely friends to robots set on capturing the world, they each have something that has my kiddos running around yelling “Affirmative!” Who wouldn’t love robot books in that case?

The question now is…where to go from here? We’re looking for more great robot picture books and want your recommendations! Do you have a favorite? If not, have you read the ones we love? What did you think?

6 Responses to Robot Picture Books to Be Smitten With!

  1. Gina says:

    Hmm. Come to think of it. I don’t know that I’ve really read ANY robot books. *-* How curious….

  2. I wish I had some.
    You know what I’m thinking, where is the girl robots?
    I’ve wanted a robot maid/friend ever since Rosie on the Jetsons.

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  4. laura mack says:

    Wendells workshop. Lots of robots.

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