Brobot book cover - 2nd edition
2nd edition cover
Brobot front cover, 1st edition
1st edition cover

Written and illustrated by James Foley.
Published by Fremantle Press, Sept 2016
ISBN: 9781925163919 (paperback)

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πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Available in Dutch
ISBN: 9789462912137
πŸ‡°πŸ‡·  Available in Korean
ISBN: 9791189734268
πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡· Available in Turkish
ISBN: 9786257360012


Sally Tinker makes machines … and Joe Tinker breaks them. As the world’s foremost inventor under the age of twelve, Sally knows she can build a better brother than Joe. But is her invention – Brobot – really all that a brother should be?

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Other books in the series



  • Finalist, 2016 Aurealis Awards (Best Graphic Novel/Illustrated Work category)
  • Shortlist, 2017 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards (Younger Readers category)


“Young readers will laugh out loud.” -WritingWA

“Perfect for junior readers, both boys and girls.” – Lamont Books

“Kids will love the attitude, the action, the vivid cartoon-style illustration; and adults will love the zany, over the top humour, and the happy ending that will bring smiles all round.” – Reading Time, Children’s Book Council of Australia reviews

” [The S.Tinker Inc.] books are absolutely hilarious! Some of the funniest books I’ve read. Confident readers will love them but they are great to hook those kids who β€˜don’t like reading’ … an invaluable addition to your graphic novel collection.” – Zac McCallum, My Best Friends Are Books


Behind-the-scenes blog posts
Brobot-related posts are tagged with ‘Brobot‘.
Posts for all books in the series are tagged ‘S.Tinker Inc‘.

Media resources
Find the media release and press-quality images on the Brobot page at the Fremantle Press website.

Teaching notes
Download the teaching notes (pdf).

Read-aloud on Story Box Library

You can watch and listen as I read Brobot on the Story Box Library website.

Here’s a teaser:

Book trailer

Sample pages


DCA - LW Colour Pos

This project has been funded by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts.


This project was developed in part during an April 2013 Creative Time Residential Fellowship provided by the May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust.

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