Any time I am invited to read at my sons’ schools, I instantly think of my favorite robot books. While I love snuggling up to read a book, I really love getting to use different voices when I read. This didn’t always come easy for me right away but I’ve been especially practicing my robot voices which makes robot voices my favorite.
Here are my all-time favorite robot books so you can practice your robot voices! (And maybe you’ll practice your robot dance moves, too, while you’re at it!) You should be able to find these books at your local library or closest independent bookseller. I’ve put them in order based on youngest to oldest readers.
Favorite Robot Books
We love these simple, repetitive board books. You can find books on so many different topics–like monsters and trains –but we happen to love the robot one. There are different textures for your littlest ones to explore.
Robot Zombie Frankenstein! by Annette Simon.
Get ready to get silly and expect giggles when you read Robot Zombie Frankenstein. Two robots try to outdo each other until they realize having fun is more than trying to compete with each other.
Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman with illustrations by Dan Yaccarino
This is a sweet story about a boy and a robot who meet in the woods one day and become friends. They have a great time until Bot’s switch accidentally gets flipped and boy isn’t sure how to help his new friend.
Robot Zot! by Jon Scieszka, with illustrations by David Shannon
Hysterical. Just hysterical. Robot Zot has a huge personality and an even bigger ego. He’s determined to take over Earth but when he falls in love, things don’t quite go as planned.
Beep and Bah by James Burks
I don’t know about you, but finding matching socks for everyone in our family is always so hard! Beep and Bah feel my pain. They spend the whole story trying to find a match for one little lonely sock.
Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover by CeCe Bell
This is a sweet little early chapter book about two friends and their first sleepover. You can imagine how a sleepover with a robot might not be your typical sleepover!
Little Robot by Ben Hatke
When a little girl discovers a robot in the woods and brings it to life, she doesn’t realize what adventures await her. This is a graphic novel with a story told through panels like you find in comic strips. You’ll find limited text and lots of opportunity to discuss with your students.
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot by Dav Pilkey with art by Dan Santat
Ricky Ricotta is a mouse with a mighty robot. They get into lots of adventures together! This book is only the first of many in a series. These stories are chapter books with illustrations and great for children who are transitioning from picture books to chapter books.
After reading all of these great books, you’ll soon be a pro at your own robot voice!
If you have a favorite robot book, we would love to hear about it! Tell us about it in the comments section.