Robot Reads

Real-Life Robots

By By James Buckley Jr.

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Discusses the history of robotics, describes the jobs that robots have been designed to do, and explores how robots are and have been depicted in literature, on film, and on television. JNF 629.892 Bu
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The Iron Giant: A Story in Five Nights

By By Ted Hughes

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A mysterious creature stalks the land, eating barbed wire and devouring tractors and plows. The farmers are mystified - and afraid. And then they glimpse him in the night: the Iron Giant, taller than a house, with glowing headlight eyes and an insatiable taste for metal. Where has he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows. What they do know is that the Iron Giant must be stopped. But the real threat hovers above.... J Fic Hug
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Oh no!, or, How my science project destroyed the world

By By Mac Barnett and illustrated by Dan Santat

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After winning the science fair with the giant robot she has built, a little girl realizes that there is a major problem. JE Fic Bar
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Watch Out for Wolfgang

By By Paul Carrick

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In this robotic riff on The Three Little Pigs, an old mother robot sends her three sons out into the world. When Wolfgang the Recycler comes to call on the three robots, though, its Dudley who saves the day with quick thinking, ingenuity, and a little bit of mud. JE Fic Car
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Robot Zot

By By Jon Scieszka and illustrated by David Shannon

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On a mission to conquer planet Earth, tiny but fearless Robot Zot and his mechanical sidekick leave a path of destruction as they battle kitchen appliances. JE Fic Sci
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