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Max Axiom series

Author/Illustrator: Emily Sohn and Agnieszka Biskup, Andrea Gianopoulos, Christopher L. Harbo , Amber J Keyser, Katherine Krohn, Donald B. Lemke,  and Liam O’Donnell

Publisher: Capstone

Grade levels: 2-3, 4-5

Subject: Science

Genre: Superhero

Special Attractions: Nonfiction, Multicultural Lead Characters

Synopsis: You’ve never had a science teacher like this! Max Axiom is a super-cool super-scientist. Using powers he acquired in a freak accident, Max demonstrates and explains science in ways never before seen in the classroom. Whether shrinking down to the size of an ant or riding on a sound wave, Max can do whatever it takes to make science super cool and accessible.

Titles in this series:

  • A Crash Course in Forces and Motion with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • A Journey into Adaptation with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • Journey Through the Digestive System with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • A Refreshing Look at Renewable Energy with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • Adventures in Sound with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • Decoding Genes With Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • Exploring Ecosystems with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • Investigating the Scientific Method with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • Lessons In Science Safety With Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • The Attractive Story of Magnetism with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • The Basics Of Cell Life With Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • The Dynamic World of Chemical Reactions with Max Axiom
  • The Earth-Shaking Facts about Earthquakes with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • The Explosive World of Volcanoes with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • The Illuminating World of Light with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • The Powerful World of Energy with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • The Shocking World of Electricity with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • The Solid Truth about States of Matter with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • The Surprising World of Bacteria with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • The Whirlwind World of Hurricanes with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • The World of Food Chains with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • Understanding Global Warming with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • Understanding Photosynthesis With Max Axiom, Super Scientist
  • Understanding Viruses with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

School Library Journal Good Comics for Kids review

Graphic Classroom review

Publisher’s series page

Publisher’s series page for kids

Awards:

A Crash Course in Forces and Motion with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

2007 Young Adult Top Forty Nonfiction Title
–Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

2007 Finalist, Distinguished Achievement Award
–Association of Educational Publishers

2008 Winner, Teachers’ Choice Award for Children’s Books
–Learning Magazine

A Journey into Adaptation with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

2007 Young Adult Top Forty Nonfiction Title
–Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

2008 Winner, Teachers’ Choice Award for Children’s Books
–Learning Magazine

2007 Finalist, Distinguished Achievement Award
–Association of Educational Publishers

Adventures in Sound with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

Selected by the Society of School Librarians International as a 2007 Honor Book Award
–Society of School Librarians International

2007 Finalist, Distinguished Achievement Award
–Association of Educational Publishers

2007 Young Adult Top Forty Nonfiction Title
–Pennsylvania School Librarian Association

2008 Winner, Teachers’ Choice Award for Children’s Books
–Learning Magazine

Decoding Genes with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

2011 Books of Note
–TriState Young Adult Review Committee

Exploring Ecosystems with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

2008 Winner, Teachers’ Choice Award for Children’s Books
–Learning Magazine

2007 Finalist, Distinguished Achievement Award
–Association of Educational Publishers

2007 Young Adult Top Forty Nonfiction Title
–Pennsylvania School and Library Association

Lessons in Science Safety with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

2007 Finalist, Distinguished Achievement Award
–Association of Educational Publishers

2008 Winner, Teachers’ Choice Award for Children’s Books
–Learning Magazine

The Dynamic World of Chemical Reactions with Max Axiom

2011 Books of Note
–TriState Young Adult Review Committee

The Shocking World of Electricity with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

2008 Winner, Teachers’ Choice Award for Children’s Books
–Learning Magazine

2007 Finalist, Distinguished Achievement Award
–Association of Educational Publishers

2007 Young Adult Top Forty Nonfiction Title
–Pennsylvania School and Library Association

The World of Food Chains with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

2007 Finalist, Distinguished Achievement Award
–Association of Educational Publishers

2007 Young Adult Top Forty Nonfiction Title
–Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

2008 Winner, Teachers’ Choice Award for Children’s Books
–Learning Magazine

Understanding Global Warming with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

Selected by the Society of School Librarians International as a 2008 Honor Book Award Winner
–Society of School Librarians International

Understanding Photosynthesis with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

2007 Finalist, Distinguished Achievement Award
–Association of Educational Publishers

2007 Young Adult Top Forty Nonfiction Title
–Pennsylvania Schools and Library Association

2008 Winner, Teachers’ Choice Award for Children’s Books
–Learning Magazine