Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage was written by Pflugfelder and Hockensmith. An award-winning elementary school science teacher and an author of a series of mystery books. Using their backgrounds in science and mystery writing, they have developed a story that will inspire children to explore and create using text to real life projects. Included within the body of the book are full page "blueprints" with directions and illustrations that show how to take things found at home or a local hobby store to construct a Wander bot, a Bottle bot and even a Robo-roach. Robot Army Rampage provides a nice mix of science, a mystery to solve and construction projects that are likely to intrigue nine to twelve year old's.
I received an uncorrected review copy from the publisher for free via Edelweiss for consideration for the 2014 Cybils award in Middle Grade Fiction.