When it comes to the big list of things kids love, robots always seem to be near the top! No matter if they’re nice robots who help us humans out or evil robots trying to take over the world, there’s just something about our metallic friends that intrigues young kids. We’ve put together this big list of our favorite robot books for kids for you to enjoy. Take a look at our favorite robot books for kids!
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Can’t get kids to sit still while you’re reading? Keep hands busy with this fun robot play dough invitation. Kids can add fresh details to their robots as they think of new ideas inspired by the stories you read.
Robot Books for Kids
Fiction Books About Robots
Unplugged by Steve Antony
Unplugged is the heartwarming story of a little robot who becomes unplugged and adventures outside for the very first time!
Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman
Boy and Bot follows the story about a boy and his sick robot, as he tries to make him feel better.
Rusty the Squeaky Robot by Neil Clark
Rusty the Squeaky Robot is the story of a friendly robot named Rusty who is feeling a little down about the way that he sounds. This charming story is all about self-discovery and friendship as he learns to become comfortable and confident in his own skin.
R Is for Robot: A Noisy Alphabet by Adam F. Watkins
R Is for Robot: A Noisy Alphabet is the perfect alphabet book for robot loving kids! Read along as these silly robots construct the alphabet as loudly as possible!
Hello Robots! by Joan Holub
Hello Robots! is yet another fun and playful board book about robots from Joan Holub, but this time focusing on sequencing.
The Robot Book by Heather Brown
The Robot Book teaches your kids about what makes a robot tick and how it’s what on the inside that really counts.
The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara
The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot teaches your kids about the planets and the solar system in an adorable retelling of the classic Three Little Pigs using robots and aliens.
Robots, Robots Everywhere! by Sue Fliess
Robots, Robots Everywhere! Is a bright and colorful book that shares with your little ones all the places you can find robots!
Lots of Bots! by David A. Carter
Lots of Bots! Is a fun pop up book teaching kids to count. Your kids will have a blast learning to count to 10 using this fun pop up book featuring over 55 different robots.
Your Very Own Robot by R. A. Montgomery
Your Very Own Robot will take your kids on a crazy adventure with your very own robot named Gus! Choose your own adventure in this fun book!
Sometimes I Forget You’re a Robot by Sam Brown
Sometimes I Forget You’re a Robot is about a boy and his robot friend, and how getting a robot was anything but what he expected! This story shares the message about how no one is perfect, but a good friend is close to perfection.
Rolie Polie Olie by William Joyce
Rolie Polie Olie follows the title character, Rolie Polie Olie, who lives on a planet full of robots. Each day is a new adventure with his family and pet named Spot.
Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit by Chris Van Dusen
Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit tells the story of how Riley combines baseball and science and robots to create something incredible and save the day!
Pete the Cat: Robo-Pete by James Dean
Pete the Cat: Robo-Pete follows the titular Pete the Cat. When Pete’s friends don’t want to play the same games that he does, Pete tries to build a robot just like him to play with!
Snowbots by Aaron Reynolds
Snowbots finally answers the age old question of how a robot spends their snow days! This book tells all, from snowball fights to robot snow angels!
Robo-Sauce by Adam Rubin
Robo-Sauce explores the idea of Robo-Sauce, a sauce that can turn humans into giant robots!
Big Bot, Small Bot: A Book of Robot Opposites by Marc Rosenthal
Big Bot, Small Bot: A Book of Robot Opposites encourages kids to learn all about basic opposite concepts, from quiet and loud to front and back, with the help of some robot friends.
Non-Fiction Books About Robots
National Geographic Kids Everything Robotics by Jennifer Swanson
National Geographic Kids Everything Robotics teaches that technology isn’t just science-fiction, and explores the wonderful world of robotics and how we use them.
DK Eyewitness Books: Robot by Roger Bridgman
DK Eyewitness Books: Robot is a great way to learn about the world of robots and all that they can do! You can even learn about their advanced intelligence and robots that have feelings all in one book!
National Geographic Readers: Robots by Melissa Stewart
National Geographic Readers: Robots takes you through all there is to know about the robots of today and tomorrow using this fun colorful photo book.
PRINTABLE ROBOT THEME LESSON PLANS
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. This week-long preschool robot theme is all about learning inspired by robots. Create robots, use robot “parts” for play, and engage in hands-on activities with a robot twist.
Robots are fascinating to preschoolers, so a robot theme is a great way to get students engaged and excited about learning. In this week-long theme of 30+ robot activities kids will create their own robots, engage in robot-inspired sensory play, and learn about concepts like counting, patterning, shapes, beginning sounds, letter recognition, magnetism and more with robot-inspired activities. Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set:
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