How would you like to live in a house full of crazy robots? It might sound cool. But what if your mother built one that she insists you take to school you and treat like it was your brother? This is how House of Robots by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein (Lexile: unknown; Interest Level: Grades 3-6) begins. Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez does NOT want a robot for a brother, and he certainly does NOT want it to come to his 5th grade class with him! But no matter how much he begs, his mother insists that it is VERY important.
Just like Sammy thought, it was a BAD idea to send that robot to school--it got itself suspended on its very first day. So, that was the end of that, or so Sammy thought! However, in just a few days, E, new and improved, was headed to school with him again, but this time, there were a few surprises in store, especially when Sammy and E came up against the school bully. But there was even more excitement in store than just a bully show-down!
This light-hearted book with some great humor was an easy read, with lots of pictures thrown in to help. If you are looking for something light-hearted, easy and fun, but with a little mystery and adventure thrown in, I encourage you to check out House of Robots! (352 pages)
One of the reasons I became an elementary school librarian is so I can read children's books.