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James Patterson has teamed up with the world's most famous genius to entertain, educate and inspire a generation of children – with the first and only children's book series officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives.

Albert Einstein + James Patterson = A Must Read!
James Patterson has teamed up with the world's most famous genius to entertain and inspire a generation of children – 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 organisation! 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.


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

A really enjoyable read – Max is a wonderful character. I would have devoured this book when I was younger!

Libby Jackson, author of A Galaxy of Her Own

An inspirational page-turner that won’t let you down. This book celebrates the importance of young people’s new ideas and endless imaginations.

Rachel Ignotofsky, Sunday Times bestselling author of Women in Science

If you’re interested in science, mysteries, or courageous heroines, this is a must-read!

Chelsea Clinton

Max Einstein is everything you hope young girls can dream to be: smart, brave, creative, and able to inspire others to be the same. I love this book for all kids who want to dream big!

Mayim Bialik, New York Times No. 1 bestselling author of Girling Up and Boying Up

Give this book to the future scientist in your life!

Jennifer L. Holm, New York Times bestselling author of The Fourteenth Goldfish

A fast-paced, science-filled caper.

The Wall Street Journal

An entertaining and thoughtful exploration of perseverance, friendship, creativity, and identity.

Publishers Weekly

This story is packed with excitement and has a brilliant heroine in Max.

The Week Junior

If anyone's going to save the planet it will have to be the next generation, and this book could be the inspiration they need. As with lots of Patterson's children's books, this is smart, funny and fast moving, with real heart.

Andrea Reece

This contemporary story is perfect for today's readers ... Max is a superb role model, feisty and determined and super-intelligent. Science, mystery, friendship, creativity – this book has so much to offer.

Parents in Touch

The series combines fast-paced adventure with an invitation for readers to consider some of the most critical problems facing our planet today, and to believe that, through creative thinking, STEM skills, and a willingness to work together, they might be part of the generation to solve them.

Teach Secondary

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    February 19, 2019


    352 pages

    RRP $18.99

    Online retailers

    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • Fishpond
    • The Nile

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.co.nz

  • EBook


    October 18, 2018

    Cornerstone Digital

    352 pages

    Online retailers

    • Amazon Kindle NZ
    • iBooks NZ
    • Google Play EBook NZ
    • Kobo Ebook
    • Booktopia NZ