Welcome to the Alameda County Library's Reading Rocks Guide for Kids of All Ages...
Reading tips, web links, book clubs and more!
EBooks 2 Go
Robots and Friends...
Can you guess the book title that Hugo is based on?
Hint: It is somewhere on this page!
Gears & Gadgets Chapter Books
Aviary Wonders Inc.
n a future when deforestation and other environmental factors have caused many bird species to go extinct, businessman Alfred Wallis offers a catalog of parts for creating replacements, from hand-carved beaks to Italian-leather feet.
Twelve-year-old Trout St. Croix isn't trying to be a rebel or fugitive--he just wants to find his missing dad. His father disappeared two years ago after her went off to fight in the Bot Wars, a war that began when robots became so human-like that they revolted and demanded equal rights.
Chasing the Milky Way
Lucy Peevey, twelve, and her best friend Cam are perfecting the robot that could win a competition, a scholarship, and a way out of Sunnyside Trailer Park when Lucy's mother goes off her medication and her manic-depressive disorder goes out of control.
n 1835, when his father's put in a Philadelphia debtor's prison, 12-year-old chess prodigy Rufus Goodspeed is relieved to be recruited to secretly operate a chess-playing automaton named The Turk, but soon questions the fate of his predecessors and his own safety.
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor
Publication Date: 2014-08-19
In. his Grandpa Al's garage workshop, child genius Frank Einstein tries to invent a robot that can learn on its own, and after an accident brings wisecracking Klink and overly expressive Klank to life, they set about helping Frank perfect his Antimatter Motor until his archnemesis, T. Edison, steals the robots for his doomsday plan
House of Robots
In this new highly-illustrated series from James Patterson, an extraordinary robot signs up for an ordinary fifth grade class... and elementary school will never be the same! also available as an ebook!
Invention of Hugo Cabret
When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.
Daring dachshund Noodles narrates as evil Mesmers bent on world domination arrive at the Amazing Automated Inn, where eleven-year-old inventor Wally Kennewickett, aided by Noodles and the inn's automatons, tries to foil their plans.
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot
From Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, an out-of-this-world friendship adventure with all-new full-color illustrations!
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Jurassic Jackrabbits from Jupiter
General Jackrabbit and his Robo-Rabbits from Jupiter attempt to take over the world on Ricky Ricotta's birthday.
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Voodoo Vultures from Venus
A small mouse named Ricky Ricotta and his best friend, a giant flying robot, save the world from Victor Von Vulture and his vicious Voodoo Vultures from Venus.
Nuts and Bolts Reading
Blackout - The Curse of Ra Moon
The world has gone dark. Robots have collapsed in the streets. Meg Man awakens to a world without electricity-- and a crumbling civilization! With the help of the brilliant Dr. Light, Mega Man and a handful of Robot Masters are sent to the Amazon to stop the source of the world's power failure. But their mission is not an easy one. The malevolent Ra Moon has awoken, and it's out to destroy the world.
DK Readers: Star Wars: the Adventures of C-3PO
Chronicles the adventures of the droid C-3PO and his friend, R2-D2 as they travel around the galaxy.
DK Readers: Untitled L1
Join the Deceptihogs in their quest to control Piggy Island in DK's all-new Level 1 Reader Angry Birds™ Transformers™: Deceptihogs versus Autobirds. Exciting images recreate the epic battles, and clear, informative text helps kids learn how to read — and learn to love reading.
Doug Unplugs on the Farm
Publication Date: 2014-07-22
"Doug the robot takes a hands-on approach to learning about farm life when the family car gets stuck in a ditch on the way to visit the grandbots.
The military uses robots to search dangerous places. Read to find out about the military's mighty robot warriors.
Voltron Force, Vol. 6
Years ago, Voltron mysteriously disappeared, and the five lions were scattered throughout the universe. Over time, the lions were recovered by the original Voltron Force: Lance, Pidge, Hunk, Princess Allura, and Commander Keith. Now, with the help of three new recruits, Voltron rises again, to defend the universe once more! Let's go Voltron Force!