We here at the Geek Family of blogs are all about encouraging kids to get into STEM fields and become scientists, engineers, and makers of all sorts. At the same time, we believe that reading is fundamental to childhood development. Which is why we’re pleased to bring you this giveaway of a delightful new book for tween readers (8-12 years) called Weird Little Robots, by Carolyn Crimi, with illustrations by Corinna Luyken.
Eleven-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.
And here’s the best part: we’re giving away five copies of Weird Little Robots to GeekDad and GeekMom Readers! Just use the form below to enter (North America only, sorry), and we’ll pull five winners at random. If you’d like to know more, or go ahead and pick up a copy for yourself, check Weird Little Robots out on Amazon here. It’ll make a great holiday gift for the budding geeks/makers/scientists/engineer kids in your life!