Search Results: "Robot Stampede"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE

"A vivid historical homage to dauntless adventurism."
A collection of colorful tales about the Alaskan gold rush at the end of the 19th century. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2009

"Uneven and disappointing. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
No food fights or bullying here; it's not that kind of wild. Read full book review >

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SPIDER STAMPEDE by Ali Sparkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A buggy blast; readers will be happy with the clear signs that that the twins' career as experimental subjects is far from over. (line drawings, glossary) (Fantasy. 7-9)"
A spray of strange fluid gives 8-year-old twins Josh and Danny both six extra legs and a quick trip down the bathtub drain in this icky but informative series opener. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ROBOT by Ben Hatke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Girl power at its best. A sure winner! (Graphic novel. 3-12)"
Possibilities abound for a small, brown-skinned girl with time, a tool belt, and a penchant for urban adventure. Read full book review >

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CELIA’S ROBOT by Margaret Chang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2009

"A bit of mystery plus solidly believable, complex friend-family relationships and a smart girl who's fearless about technology make for an appealing light read. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
Celia's cellist (Caucasian) mom and inventor (Chinese-American) dad are loving, busy parents whose work and travel mean less time for hand-holding over school and home routines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBOT ZOT! by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Zot! (Picture book. 3-8)"
Robot Zot invades Earth, vowing to destroy all earthly enemies—mostly kitchen appliances, as Zot measures a whopping four inches high. Read full book review >

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IF YOU'RE A ROBOT AND YOU KNOW IT by Musical Robot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"After the hundredth (or thousandth) repetition of the original, this may come as a welcome variation—to the grown-ups, at least. (Pop-up picture book. 4-6)"
The ever versatile activity song gets a techno-twist with customized lyrics and pop-up robots lined up to demonstrate each verse. Read full book review >

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RABBIT & ROBOT by Cece Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A good choice for those ready to launch into more advanced texts. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Make way for another endearing, odd-couple pair of friends in beginning-reader land. Read full book review >

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THE ROBOT by Paul E. Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2011

"Equally demeaning to geeks, women and teen boys, the appeal to the lowest common denominator is safely assured. (Adventure. 11-15)"
A wildly improbable male teen fantasy of a super-sexy robot and the two geeks who discover it only to realize too late that they are messing with top-secret government property. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I, ROBOT by Isaac Asimov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 1963

A new edition of the by now classic collection of affiliated stories which has already established its deserved longevity. Read full book review >