Meet rock star Layla and her team of Bots! Pick a book. Grow a Reader!
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
Layla and the Bots are in an awesome rock band! They also use problem-solving and creativity to build cool inventions. When a local amusement park is in danger of shutting down, Layla knows just how to bring in the crowds... build an amusement park for DOGS! But will cool doggie rides like the Rub-a-Dub Mud Slide and the Tummy Rubbing Machine be enough to keep the park open? With full-color artwork on every page and speech bubbles throughout, this early chapter book series brings kid-friendly STEAM topics to young readers!
About the Author
Vicky Fang has designed technology experiences for kids at Google and Intel Labs, where she’s designed robots, installations, games, activities, and more. She started writing to support the growing need of early coding education, particularly for girls and minorities. Layla and the Bots is her first chapter book series. You can visit Vicky at vickyfang.com.
Christine Nishiyama is an illustrator and the founder of Might Could Studios. She self-published a picture book called We Are Fungi. You can visit Christine at mightcouldstudios.com.
Praise for Happy Paws (Layla and the Bots #1):
"This easy-to-predict story, told in a mix of text and speech balloons, will give new readers confidence while imparting solid STEM lessons of research and implementation, and it's great to see a young girl of color portrayed as a confident inventor (and rock star). A solid introduction for an appealing new chapter-book character." -- Kirkus Reviews
"This transitional chapter book is ideal for emergent or early fluency readers. It includes charming illustrations to assist with decoding, and interesting STEM themes... this bright, inventive title would make a nice addition to a library's early chapter book collection." -- School Library Journal