We’re sure you’ll find something for any robot lover in this list of picture books about robots. If you have a child that’s fascinated with robots, then they’ll love these robot-themed books that are great for children from preschool all the way up to grade school.
Picture Books About Robots
Robots, Robots Everywhere
Robots, Robots, Everywhere (Buy Online) but they’re not always easy to find. This book is a fun way for kids of all ages to learn about the different kinds of robots that exist in our world today and what their jobs are.
We think this book will be a great addition to any kid’s library or classroom. The bright illustrations and simple text make it perfect for young readers who want an introduction to robotics before they start learning about more complex STEM topics.
2 – 5 years
Robobaby (Buy Online) is an award-winning book that was written specifically to teach young readers about robotics through storytelling. It features a cute little baby robot who just wants his family to love him, but things go wrong when he arrives because nobody knows how he should be assembled — so his sister comes in as the hero and fixes everything using her advanced knowledge of robotics. This story introduces children to concepts like programming, hardware components, mechanical engineering principles, and much more.
4 – 7 years
Help! My Robots Are Lost In The City!
Help! My Robots Are Lost In The City! (Buy Online) is a great choice if you’re looking for a high-quality children’s book that features adorable robot characters in all sorts of interesting scenarios. Your little one will love spending time with Sparky, Marv, and Mr. Chip – along with Dotty too.
This book is perfect for children who love Where’s Waldo-style games but find them a little too hard. It has all of the same great characters and storylines as other picture books, but with easier-to-solve puzzles that will keep your child entertained while they learn new words and concepts.
Rusty The Squeaky Robot
Rusty (Buy Online) is a unique robot who finds it hard to fit in with other robots on Planet Robotone because of his squeaky voice. The other robots find it amusing at first, but soon they start teasing Rusty too. Rusty starts to think he’s useless and doesn’t belong anywhere until he meets Belle, Twango, Hoot & Boom Bot – four more quirky characters who all have their own problems fitting in on Planet RobotOne.
Together they create an amazing song and dance routine that celebrates their differences and helps them realize how much each of them brings to the group.
This book teaches children about friendship while encouraging individuality through its positive message of acceptance. It also encourages children to embrace their uniqueness by giving children examples of how our differences are a vital part of who we are.
3 – 6 years
The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot
The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot (Buy Online) is a great book for young children to learn about outer space without being bored. It’s a story they’ll love while learning all about planets, stars, galaxies, and more. This book features bright illustrations with an adorable cast of characters who will capture your child’s imagination as well as teach them some basic scientific concepts about the solar system.
4 – 8 years
Pete the Cat: Robo-Pete
Pete the Cat: Robo-Pete (Buy Online) is a great way to introduce young kids to the concept of friendship. In this story, Pete’s friends don’t want to play with him because they don’t like the same games he enjoys, so Pete builds his own robot to play with. Robo-Pete is programmed with all of Pete’s favorite things, but when Robo-Pete starts doing more than playing games and getting into trouble, it makes Pete wonder if compromising and playing games with his friends might be a better option after all.
4 – 8 years
Boy and Bot
The Boy and Bot (Buy Online) is a story about friendship, fun, playfulness, and adventure. This children’s picture book has been created to inspire young minds to embrace the future with optimism as well as to be open-minded towards robots. After all, robots can be our friends too.
2 – 5 years
Clink (Buy Online) is a children’s book about the life of a robot named Clink. It teaches kids that it doesn’t matter if they don’t have all the latest gadgets and gizmos, or if they are not as popular as other kids, all that matters is that their family and friends love them for who they are.
The story begins with Clink being left behind by his friends when new models come out with different features than him. He watches sadly from his shelf as each of his friends leave to go home with their owners, until one day, he gets taken home by someone who loves him anyway.
In this book, kids will learn an important lesson in this entertaining picture book about how you shouldn’t judge people based on what’s on the outside but instead should look at what’s inside them that counts most – their heart.
4 – 7 years
Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover
Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover (Buy Online) tells the tale of NASA’s most famous robot – but also so much more. It’s a perfect introduction for kids who want to learn about space exploration, technology, engineering, and history all at once. Even adults will find themselves learning new things from this book.
This book takes readers on an exciting journey through time as they follow Curiosity from its creation up until its landing on Mars. The retro-style illustrations are sure to capture any child’s imagination with their rich colors and fun style that harken back to the early days of space exploration. And since each page has just enough text for young readers to digest without feeling overwhelmed or bored by too many words per picture, this book makes for a great read-aloud
8 – 12 years
Me and My Robot
Me and My Robot (Buy Online) tells the story of Reese and his robot friend as they try to solve a mystery together. The story uses simple language that will be easy for early readers to understand, while still providing enough detail that adults can enjoy it too.
6 – 7 years
Blippy The Robot: Robot Book For Kids
Blippy The Robot (Buy Online) is a fun story that introduces children to important concepts in an entertaining way. It’s also a great tool for parents who would like their kids to learn more about science and technology without being too pushy about it.
This book teaches children the importance of following rules, teamwork, curiosity, and consequences as Blippy learns what happens when he doesn’t listen or follow instructions from his teacher on Earth.
Baby – 12 years
National Geographic Readers: Robots
National Geographic Readers (Buy Online) have been helping children learn about science, nature, and technology for decades. With this series, they have created an engaging way to talk about robots with your child.
This book includes fun facts about real-world robots as well as information on different kinds of robots throughout history. It also explains the science behind these machines so young readers can get a better understanding of why they work so well.
These books use simple language without dumbing down content or avoiding difficult words just because they’re “too hard” for younger students.
Best of all children of all ages will love reading this book over and over again.
6 – 9 years
Robot Rumpus (Buy Online) really captures what it means to be human by showing us how different we are from machines–and why that’s awesome. The story in this picture book is fun and engaging while also being educational about what makes us unique as humans (spoiler alert – our ability to adapt to new situations).
5 – 6 years
Robots Don’t Have Tastebuds
Robots Don’t Have Tastebuds (Buy Online) helps teach kids about being themselves and loving who they are. Robots are cool, but they’re also very different from humans. They can’t get sick or hurt themselves the way we do. But that’s not all; robots don’t have taste buds, so they can’t enjoy the things we do.
This book shows kids how to embrace their own differences and celebrate them as strengths. We think this story will help children realize it’s good to be yourself because there is no one else in the world quite like you.
And the Robot Went . . .
And The Robot Went . . . (Buy Online) is a robot-building book that has an actual storyline, not just picture after picture. This makes it fun for kids to read because there’s more going on in each page than “here’s another picture of a robot. This book has all the action you’d expect from a story featuring an assembly line of noisy bots building one amazing machine after another.
4 – 7 years
Hello, Robots (Buy Online) is a fun way to introduce kids to robotics and show them that there are many different kinds of robots in the world around us every day. The story follows four house servants who work together well until they experience a glitch. Kids will love this clever twist on an old favorite, while adults will enjoy the humor of seeing their own daily routines through these funny little ‘bots’ eyes.
3 – 8 years
Welcome to Your Awesome Robot
Welcome to Your Awesome Robot (Buy Online) is an excellent way to introduce children to the world of robotics in an engaging and playful manner. The story follows a young girl as she builds her own robot from the ground up—literally. By following instructions found in the included manual, she creates a one-of-a-kind machine with her very own personality.
4 – 6 years
Jimbo The Farting Robot
Jimbo (Buy Online) is an adorable farting robot that will teach your child how important it is to embrace their differences. This book uses humor to make learning fun, while also teaching valuable lessons about acceptance and embracing yourself no matter who you are or what you can do. And it’s perfect for parents looking for ways to encourage creativity in their children.
Grandpa Mudcake and the Rickety Robot
Grandpa Mudcake and the Rickety Robot (Buy Online) is a picture book about an old man who builds his own robot with the help of his grandson. The pair work together to create their very own robot from scratch using scrap metal parts they find lying around in Grandpa’s shed. This story has been written to introduce children (and adults) to some basic concepts related to robotics while showing them how much fun it can be making your own creation.
3 – 7 years
How to Code a Sandcastle
How To Code A Sandcastle (Buy Online) is an illustrated picture book about robots written with young readers in mind, but it has enough playful humor and creative storytelling elements (like Pascal’s humorous misadventures) to keep older readers engaged as well.
The story follows Pearl, a young girl who wants her robot friend Pascal to help build her sandcastle before summer vacation ends – using only simple programming commands like loops, conditionals, variables, etc…
This book is the perfect way to learn about coding and building with robots in an entertaining way. You’ll follow along as Pearl and Pascal build their own working sandcastle using nothing more than simple programming commands like “if” statements and loops.
The story is funny, engaging, and full of fun illustrations that will keep kids engaged while they learn important concepts like debugging and problem-solving.
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