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Co-authored with James Patterson

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment

Book 1

Now Available!

James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein have teamed up with the world’s most famous genius to entertain, educate and inspire a generation of kids—with the first and only kids’ book series officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives.

Twelve-year-old orphan Max Einstein (like Albert Einstein himself) is not your typical genius. Max hacks the computer system at NYU in order to attend college courses (even though she hates tests), builds homemade inventions to help the homeless, and plays speed chess in the park. Her not-so-normal life is crazy but predictable until…

Max is recruited by a mysterious organization! Their mission: solve some of the world’s toughest problems using science. She’s helped by a diverse group of young geniuses from around the globe as they invent new ways to power the farthest reaches of the planet. But that’s only if the sinister outfit known only as The Corporation doesn’t get to her first…

Max Einstein is a heroine for the modern age and will be looked up to by readers for generations to come.


“Max’s morality, love for humanity, and free spirit make a refreshing counter to the familiar computerlike, elitist genius archetype…. A fun, positive book with plenty of heart.”
—Kirkus Reviews
“If you’re interested in science, mysteries or courageous heroines, this is a must-read!”
—Chelsea Clinton
“Think of everything that can inspire young girls and put them into one book; this is it! I love this book for all kids who want to dream big and imagine even bigger!”
—Mayim Bialik, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Give this book to the future scientist in your life!”
—Jennifer L. Holm, New York Times bestselling author and three-time Newbery honor winner
“This book is an inspirational page-turner that won’t let you down. Any girl (or boy) can see themselves as Max Einstein, who uses her science smarts and bravery to travel the globe and help people.”
—Rachel Ignotofsky, New York Times bestselling author
“Mix together these ingredients: a feisty heroine, a rambunctious plot, a nasty villain, and the notion that being smart is cool… and you have this rollicking roller coaster of a book. You won’t stop turning the pages!”
—Gary D. Schmidt, Newbery Honor-winning author and National Book Award Finalist

Max Einstein Series

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