Robots

From Everyday to Out of This World
From the Editors of YES Mag<br /><br />
Kids Can Press, 2008<br From the Editors of YES Mag

Kids Can Press, 2008
ISBN 978-1-55453-203-2 (hc)
ISBN 978-1-55453-204-9 (pb)
Illustrated by Howie Woo

The word "robot" may remind us of science fiction, but robots today are a science fact. Their role in our lives is growing all the time. This book presents a detailed look at robots yesterday, today and in the future. See robots at work (and play) in homes, factories, wrestling rings, sewers, hospitals, oceans and outer space. Learn about their many different shapes, sizes and uses and meet robots that do dangerous and dirty jobs, help perform surgery, look like us, show emotion like us and much more.

"[Robots] takes an intriguing subject and manages to be both comprehensive and
entertaining. ... Robots will be a satisfying read for many youngsters, and will
be especially enjoyable for those who like their technology served with a
healthy dose of context..." - Quill and Quire

"Overall, the treatment Robots gives its subjects is upbeat and a little showy,
but it is refreshingly realistic and should provide a good introduction for
young readers unfamiliar with what robots can really do outside of the movies." - American Scientist

"Enhanced by abundant coloured photographs and diagrams, the text is highly engaging from start to finish. " - Canadian Materials

 

Honours


Honour Book, Children's Literature Roundtable of Canada, Information Book Award
Shortlist, Hackmatack Award, 2010
Shortlist, Rocky Mountain Book Awards, 2010
Shortlist, Grand Canyon Reader Award, 2011

Purchasing

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* In Canada: Kids Can Press or In the US: Kids Can Press USA