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The Very Best Robot Books for Boys

Beep Bop Beep! Here are the Best Robot Books for Boys! These fiction robot books are awesome.

Boys who think robots are cool, wish they had one, want to build one, dream about them and think about robots all the time are going to l.o.v.e. this book list.

When you are done looking here, be sure to see all of the other best books for boys too!

12 of the very best robot books! If you have a boy who absolutely loves robots, you cannot miss this list.

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Best Robot Books

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 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 Friendsby 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 read” books that has to be included in any respectable best 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 Robot BookThe Robot BookStar Wars: R2-D2 and FriendsStar Wars: R2-D2 and FriendsBoy and BotBoy and Bot

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!”

If you are looking for a very cool robot alphabet book (and who isn’t–we love alphabet books!) try R Is for Robot: A Noisy Alphabet by Adam F. Watkins. Zany!

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.

Three Little AliensThree Little AliensR Is for Robot: A Noisy AlphabetR Is for Robot: A Noisy AlphabetRobot Zot!Robot Zot!

You must see 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 he 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. Your boy will have fun trying to find the robot in each of the pictures, along with a plethora of other things.

If I Had a RobotIf I Had a RobotRolie Polie OlieRolie Polie OlieOut of This World Picture PuzzlesOut of This World Picture Puzzles

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 Adventureby Katie Van Camp and Lincoln Agnew is a classic boy wants cookie, cookie jar is up too high to reach, story. Featuring a seriously retro 1950s illustration style–it is very, very neat. Great imaginative book boys will love. Recommended.

Doug UnpluggedDoug UnpluggedDoug Unplugs on the FarmDoug Unplugs on the FarmCookieBot! (Harry and Horsie)CookieBot! (Harry and Horsie)

Have you seen our Homeschool Unit Study Robots? It has a lot of really fun robot things to do with kids from preschool to teen. You can also make your own robot!

Or, if you need other book ideas, try our Robots! Non-Fiction.
Get the very best robot books for boys. They are simply going to go crazy for these titles!

Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoyed this list of the best robot books for boys!

Got a robot book that your boy loves? Share it in the comments–we would love to take a look.


Friday 21st of April 2017

Great list, though I'm a girl and I love robots, especially Transformers and Go Bots from the '80s!

Sheila Rogers

Saturday 22nd of April 2017

Awesome! I love them too. Alway have. Thanks for stopping by Tanya

Julie Grasso

Thursday 8th of January 2015

What a great list, we will be pinning all these books to make sure we do not miss them. FYI, girls love robots too, he he, my little girl has her own pink robot. We visited our local science museum last week and she has put a couple more on her birthday list from their shop. Thanks so much for sharing it with us on the Kid Lit Blog Hop

Sheila Rogers

Thursday 8th of January 2015

Thanks for stopping by Julie. So glad to hear you like the list. My blog is all boy :) Yes, of course girls like robots too.


Saturday 20th of December 2014

Welcome to Your Awesome Robot is one to check out. My 4 year old really enjoys R.Robot Saves Lunch and for older kids....House of Robots.

Sheila Rogers

Saturday 20th of December 2014

Thanks Christina, I will jot those down to take a look at them. Always enjoy hearing about books others liked!

Selena @ Look! We're Learning!

Wednesday 17th of December 2014

Hey Sheila! This is a great list! Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday!

Sheila Rogers

Thursday 18th of December 2014

Thanks Selena!


Monday 15th of December 2014

Each of my boys has gone through a robot phase where robots were the coolest things on the planet. They would love these books! Thanks for sharing.

Sheila Rogers

Tuesday 16th of December 2014

You are most welcome Kara. These are favorites of ours. Hope your boys enjoy them too.