If You Love Robots, You Could Be… (Ready To Read, Level 2) by May Nakamura, illustrated by Natalie Kwee, Simon Spotlight, 9781534465237 (hardcover), 9781534465220(paperback), 2020
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
What did you like about the book? This early reader, one of many in an exploratory series entitled If You Love…, does an exemplary job of presenting robotics oriented careers in a very accessible way for younger readers. The introductory glossary details all of the vocabulary needed to be successful with the text. Each chapter presents a different career path:robotics mechanical engineer, robotics software engineer, and robotics electrical engineer. The end page also provides brief descriptions of additional robotics focused career options. The illustrations are bold and colorful. While many children may find robots interesting as toys, this book is useful in that it presents career options that may not be as obvious to the younger reader.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? Those looking to expand early reader collections in general, and specifically those seeking to add career exploration texts.
Who should buy this book? Elementary and public libraries
Where would you shelve it? Early readers or career collection
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? If career exploration in the STEM field is of interest, yes.
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Linda Broderick, Lincoln Street Elementary School, Northboro, MA
Date of review: 11/24/2020
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