The a-paw-calpyse is here!

The Robot Federation and the Feline Empire have been at war for so long, no one remembers how or why it started. But now that fight is coming to a tiny primitive planetoid…a blue speck called Earth. The mission for both cats and robots: retrieve the Singularity Chip. With the chip, cats can live past their nine lives and robots are granted eternal battery life.

Meanwhile, twin siblings Max and Min Wengrod are as different as can be—their parents may be the only thing they have in common. Min always gets good grades, loves to read and build robots. Max hates school, prefers to draw and play games, and spend time online with friends. When Max rescues two orphaned kittens and is determined to keep them, Min is horrified that these furballs could interfere with her chances at the Battle of the Bots competition. But hidden forces are at play in their own house, and the larger war between cats and robots is fast approaching. The twins must put aside their differences and realize that the best decision between technology and biology—might be none at all.

New York Times bestselling author Margaret Stohl and Lewis Peterson’s hilarious middle grade debut is a delightfully spun tale of robot overlords, secret feline agents, and Earthling humans who are in for a real catastrophe. Illustrations by Kay Peterson.

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[A] mix of tech and kitties, STEM and heart.


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

Thank you Stohl & Peterson for uncovering the epic battle waging 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.

Psuedonomous Bosch
Stu and Scout
The REAL Stu and Scout!

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.


I love this book as much as I love the family who made it. It had me at Pounce.

Melissa De La Cruz