Cats vs. Robots: This Is War

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Katherine Tegen Books
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5.8 X 1.1 X 8.4 inches | 0.88 pounds

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About the Author

Lewis Peterson is a game developer and robot builder. When not writing books or making games or building robots, he spends his time reading books and playing games and chasing cats with robots.

Margaret Stohl is a lifelong science fiction fan, former video-game designer, and coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures series, which is now a major motion picture.

Kay Peterson is the illustrator of the Cats vs. Robots series.


"While comically contrasting the vast gulf between the mentalities of machines and cats, and (plainly) having great fun with names, the authors also work in significant gulf-bridging elements and developments. A STEM-friendly, high-interest adventure."--Booklist
"Chaos ensues! This story fits squarely in the subgenre of goofy, outer space-based comedy. Promotion of STEM skills, the drama of a robotics competition, and a gender-nonbinary role model also enhance the text. Recommend for cat lovers and 'Captain Underpants' fans."--School Library Journal
"Maybe it takes a book about cats and robots to really celebrate being human."--Holly Goldberg Sloan, author of Counting by 7s
"Thank you, Stohl and Peterson, for uncovering the epic battle being waged in front of our very noses. Young readers will tear right through this hilarious and touching middle grade adventure--if their cat doesn't tear it up first."--Pseudonymous Bosch, author of the Secret Series and the Bad Books
"I love this book as much as I love the family who made it. It had me at 'Pounce'!"--Melissa De La Cruz, author of the Descendants series
"Cats vs. Robots is a rollicking and inventive story that manages to be epic and charming and completely endearing. A fizzy and exciting start to a unique new series."--Eliot Schrefer, author of the Lost Rainforest series
"The perfect book for anyone who likes cats or robots or books. In other words, everyone, because this book is perfect."--Brendan Reichs, author of Nemesis
"Irreverent and important, Cats vs. Robots is a rollicking adventure for the whole family to share."--Tahereh Mafi, author of the Shatter Me series
"Stohl and Peterson have crafted an engaging story of intergalactic war that is nevertheless sincere, bighearted, and filled with talking cats. Also, robots. It's the kind of book I wish I could've read as a kid!"--Ryan North, author of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
"A clever STEM story with some cute animals, this will be of interest to many middle-grade readers." --MOVParent
"This madcap caper featuring an amusing crew of human, feline, and robotic characters launches the Cats vs. Robots series by the craftily matched Stohl and Peterson. The authors sustain sharp comedic irony throughout, interjecting unanticipated plot twists and doses of emotion."--Publishers Weekly
"[A] mix of tech and kitties, STEM and heart."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books