When my preschool class was learning about robots, I set about finding books to read with them. Below are 10 of the robot books for kids that I found. Some I loved because of their beautiful illustrations, while others had fun story lines. It’s a great beginning list for any early childhood robot theme!
Robot books for kids are perfect for a robot theme
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The Robot Book by Heather Brown
A robot book with movable parts and pretty illustrations. The author talks about the parts of a robot, and what really makes it “tick”.
The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara
A funny remake of The 3 Little Pigs with a robot as the antagonist. This book would also be great to include with a space theme.
Robots, Robots Everywhere by Sue Fliess
This book talks about different jobs robots might do. Cute illustrations with great rhymes.
DK Eyewitness Books: Robots by Roger Bridgman
This is more of a reference book than a read aloud for the kiddos. It has tons of information and a variety of real photos. Great for those students who really want to jump into the robot theme.
Lots of Bots! A Counting Pop-Up Book by David A. Carter
My students are always enamored with pop-up books, and this one is no different. Lovely illustrations that pop up and capture the kids’ interests, while counting 1 to 10.
Transformers Rescue Bots: Meet Chase the Police-Bot by Lisa Shea
This book is best-suited for fans of the Rescue Bots cartoon. It’s a basic book based on the plot of the show, but kids who love Transformers will definitely enjoy it.
Your Very Own Robot by R. A. Montgomery
I loved “choose your own adventure” stories when I was younger, so I was drawn to this book. Kiddos decide what little adventures to take their robots on.
Sometimes I Forget You’re A Robot by Sam Brown
Simple text and child-like drawings give this a child-written feel. It’s about a little boy’s friendship with a robot, even though the robot doesn’t always meet the boy’s expectations.
Rolie Polie Olie by William Joyce
Lovely rhyming text about an alien robot and how he spends his days.
Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit by Chris Van Dusen
Rhyming words and colorful, detailed pictures. This book is about a boy who’s having a bit of trouble playing baseball. Cue his love of robots and outside-of-the-box thinking.
Do you have any suggestions for robot books? If so, please share the titles in the comments below. I love finding new books to include with my preschool themes!
Robot-Themed Preschool Lesson Plans
If you have some robot-lovin’ preschoolers, take a look at these plans for the preschool classroom and home preschool families. Each set has a week’s worth of lesson plans, full of hands-on learning activities about robots. There’s science, literacy, math, and more planned for the week, with ideas that kids can do in various grouping sizes. The plans also come with a book list, activity explanations, and printables that correspond with the hands-on plans.