WEIRD LITTLE ROBOTS, by Carolyn Crimi, Illustrated by Corinna Luyken, Candlewick Press

When two science-savvy girls create an entire robot world, they don’t expect the robots to come alive. But life may be a bit more magical than they thought.

Nine-year-old Penny Rose has just moved to a new town, and so far the robots she builds herself are her only company. But with just a bit of magic, everything changes: she becomes best friends with Lark, has the chance to join a secret science club, and discovers that her robots are alive. Penny Rose hardly remembers how lonely she used to feel. But then a fateful misstep forces her to choose between the best friend she’s always hoped for and the club she’s always dreamed of, and in the end it may be her beloved little robots that pay the price.

Out October 2019

240 Pages


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

This is a lovely chapter book with beautiful illustrations. I did receive an ARC so my copy did not reveal finalized images, yet, they were still beautiful.

I can’t express how much I enjoyed this book. It’s about being the new girl, making new friendships, being a nerd robot builder, imagination, magic, break-ups and mending fences. This book will inspire girls 8 to 12 to build their own robots and Robot Towns. I love the entire story and all its brilliance and have to go now and build my own robots and robot town. 🙂

I gave this book:

Five star rating – shiny golden stars

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