Robots play a part in many boys’ fantasy lives. They think they are cool, wish they had one, want to build one, dream about them and think about robots all the time. If you are in the robot stage, this list is for you. If you have not gotten there yet, pin it, you are going to want to have it down the road.
We enjoy robots here at our house and as some readers know, The Runaway Robot is a beloved title that we have read again and again.
We seek out robot books because they are a lot of fun. We are also big on finding the best books for boys and are getting quite a big list of them–so be sure to click the link to find books your boy might enjoy.
Reading is a huge part of learning and recreational reading is something I highly encourage boys to do. I work hard to bring good books into their lives that match their interests, and I like to leave them laying about in different places. How fun is it to come across a neat book when you were not expecting it? Very 🙂 ! Try getting a few of these robot books and once in a while leave one out as a surprise.
On to the Robots . . .
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Best Books for Boys: Robots
We start with a very cool board book that I know you are going to love (we do!) The Robot Book is a delight. Even the cover has interest and one simply has to open this book and play around with it. There are a lot of neat things to move about such as nuts and bolts, and gears, gears and more gears. The ending is sweet and this book is a winner! Recommended.
Star Wars: R2-D2 and Friends by Simon Beecroft is great for young readers. The book is geared toward kids who are beginning to read on their own. Great photographs from the Star Wars movies are included. Less of a story and more informational about R2-D2 and his friends.
Boy and Bot by Amy Dyckman is one of those “must be included” books in any respectable robot books for boys list. After all it has a boy, and a robot, and it is nifty as well. A wonderful friendship book.
The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara & Mark Fearing is silly. It is a 3 Little Pigs fractured fairy tale. Stay clear of the Big Bad Robot or he will “shatter and clatter and scatter you house down!”
Robot Zot! by Jon Scieszka and David Shannon is a super popular book for boys. Get your robot voice tuned up for this fun book. You will be reading it again and again. After all what boy doesn’t want to conquer earth and save a princess.
I love the charming illustrations of If I Had a Robot by Dan Yaccarino. He is a delight and there are more titles by him on the list. A young boy wishes he didn’t have to eat his veggies (sound familiar?) and wishes he had a robot to do things like that for him–or does he?
Rolie Polie Olie by William Joyce is classic robot rhyming book. I am in love with the illustration style mostly because I am big fan of tiny details and this book has a lot of them. Delightful.
For something different try Can You See What I See?: Out of This World by Walter Wick. He writes fun books for sure. This particular book features a robot and a princess to find in each of the pictures, along with a plethora of other things.
Doug Unplugged and Doug Unplugs on the Farm by Dan Yaccarino are great robot books for boys. Plug him in to give him a ton of information vs going unplugged and experiencing life–pretty interesting (and yes I could write a whole long post about that thought.) Both books are good, but I like the first one better.
CookieBot!: A Harry and Horsie Adventure by Katie Van Camp and Lincoln Agnew is a classic boy wants cookie, cookie jar is up too high to reach, story. I love the 1950s illustration style–it is seriously neat. Great imaginative book boys will love. Recommended.
Have you seen our Homeschool Unit Study Robots? It has a lot of really fun robot things to do for kids from preschool to teen.
Need other book ideas, try our Robots! Non-Fiction
Or go to our boys books page to see them all.
Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoyed this list of fun robot books!
Got a robot book that your boy loves? Share it in the comments–we would love to take a look.