Max Einstein #1: The Genius Experiment

Max Einstein is a typical kid of twelve. She goes to college every day. She plays speed chess in the park. She builds inventions that help the homeless, and she talks to Albert Einstein. All normal stuff, right? But then Max is recruited by a secret agency. They don’t think she’s normal; they think she’s pretty special. They want to use her incredible brain to solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Soon Max is working with a team of young geniuses, creating a plan to power the farthest reaches of the planet. They’re about to do something amazing. Unless the sinister Corporation finds them first…

  • The kick-off to a storming new James Patterson series
  • James is one of the best-known authors of all time
  • He is the author of Middle School and Dog Diaries
  • His books have sold over 375 million copies worldwide

“James Patterson is the Einstein of fiction and has solved the equation for storytelling: Adventure + Science = AWESOME!” Tom Fletcher

“Any young readers out there interested in science and adventure … this book is brilliant!” Tim Peake, astronaut

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    James Patterson

    James Patterson is one of the world’s bestselling authors. He started out writing adult thrillers (and still does) but began writing children’s books when son, Jack, said he couldn’t find any great page-turning books for kids his age.


    James Patterson’s Awards

    • Children’s Choice Book Awards Author of the Year in 2010 and 2012
    • National Parenting Publications Honors Awards
    • International Reading Association’s Young Adults’ Choices Booklist
    • American Library Association “Teens Top Ten” Pick
    • London Times Book Sense Children’s Pick
    Awards for ReadKiddoRead
    • Winner of the National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize
    • Winner of the American Library Association’s Great Websites for Kids

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