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Launch Party: Weird Little Robots, Illustrated by Corinna Luyken

Browsers is excited to celebrate the publication of Weird Little Robots, an illustrated chapter book for middle grade readers (ages 8-12), by Caroline Crimi and illustrated by Corinna Luyken.  This is a party for both kids and adults. We will have snacks, sips, and other fun freebies.

When two science-savvy girls create an entire robot world, they don’t expect the robots to come alive. But life may be a bit more magical than they thought.

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. Quirky and wonderful, this illustrated chapter book from Carolyn Crimi and Corinna Luyken shows that making your own space and a true friend in the world is a kind of magic all its own.

Corinna Luyken is the author-illustrator of the NY Times bestseller, MY HEART; as well as THE BOOK OF MISTAKES, which received four starred reviews and has been praised by Entertainment Weekly, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and more.  She also illustrated ADRIAN SIMCOX DOES NOT HAVE A HORSE, written by Marcy Campbell; and the forthcoming WEIRD LITTLE ROBOTS, written by Carolyn Crimi; and NOTHING IN COMMON, written by Kate Hoefler (Fall 2020). She lives in Olympia, WA with her husband, daughter, and two cats.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
Browsers Bookshop
107 Capitol Way N
Weird Little Robots Cover Image
By Carolyn Crimi, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763694937
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 1st, 2019

The Book of Mistakes Cover Image
By Corinna Luyken, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780735227927
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - April 18th, 2017

My Heart Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735227934
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - January 8th, 2019

Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse Cover Image
By Marcy Campbell, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780735230378
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - August 14th, 2018

image created by sara mcnally | constellation & co | seattle, wa
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