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James Patterson knows just how to write page-turning stories, and he puts that skill to excellent use in his books for children. House of Robots is the first in a new series created with Chris Grabenstein and tells the story of Sammy, whose genius mother invents robots. Imagine Sammy’s embarrassment when she insists that he take the newest robot, an annoying know-it-all named E, to school. Cue lots of opportunities for social comedy and broad slapstick. Beneath the humour, there are themes of friendship, compassion and family – Sammy’s younger sister is housebound due to severe immunodeficiency. Cartoon-style illustrations break up the text and add even more to the fun. Young readers will love it. ~ Andrea Reece
It was never easy for Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez to fit in, so he's dreading the day when his genius mom insists he bring her newest invention to school: a walking, talking robot he calls E - for Error . Sammy's no stranger to robots - his house is full of a colourful cast of them. But this one not only thinks it's Sammy's brother ...it's actually even nerdier than Sammy.
Living with a bunch of robots really isn’t all it's cracked up to be. Check out the first episode of the new animated series House of Robots, based on James Patterson’s series! Will E be Sammy's one-way ticket to Loserville? Or will he prove to the world that it's cool to be square? It's a roller-coaster ride for Sammy to discover the amazing secret E holds that could change his family forever...if all goes well on the trial run!
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
Praise for James Patterson’s other series:
Maximum Ride Series
“Has all the characteristics of his work…pace, action, mystery and cool” – The Sunday Times
The Dangerous Days of Daniel X
“Terrific”– The Daily Telegraph
Witch & Wizard
“A fast, exciting fantasy adventure…wall-to-wall thrills and spills…. page-turning suspense, pace and invention, street-smart irony and upbeat humour”– Books For Keeps
|Publication date:||16th July 2015|
|Publisher:||Arrow (Young) an imprint of Cornerstone|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 2|
James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the bestselling series of the past decade: the Women's Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand alone thrillers. He has won an Edgar award, the mystery world's highest honour. He lives in Florida with his wife and son, seen pictured here. Best known for his thrillers he also writes for children and is passionate about encouraging children to develop a love of reading. ...More About James Patterson