Baltimore native Natalie Standiford, author of How to Say Goodbye in Robot, signed books for fans this evening at Delaware's Bethany Beach Books. Robot is the best non-wizard kids book to come down the pike in quite some time. My 12-year-old daughter, a voracious reader, considers it one of her favorite books, and I'm a fan, too. Standiford told me her next book, Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters—due out in September—is "nothing like Robot." No matter—we eagerly await its release.