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A Crash Course in Forces and Motion with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
This title covers these subjects: Force and energy, Motion, Speed, Gravity
A Crash Course in Forces and Motion with Max Axiom, Super Scientist
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Graphic Library

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

by Emily Sohn
Illustrated by Steve Erwin

Follows the adventures of Max Axiom as he explains the science behind forces and motion. Written in graphic-novel format.

Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 3-9
Lexile LevelGN 630L
ATOS Level3.9
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #112827
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandGraphic Library
Page Dimensions7" x 9"
Page Count32
LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $29.99 School/Library Price
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Connect, Synergy Learning International, Inc.

"A Crash Course in Forces and Motion with Max Axiom, by Emily Sohn (Capstone Press 2007), is a graphic novel for eight- to fourteen-year-olds. The character Max Axiom, Super Scientist, is at an amusement park. There he defines Newton’s three laws of moti" - Connect, Synergy Learning International, Inc.

June 1, 2009

Pennsylvania School Librarians Association - Ro Becker

"Join Super Scientist Max Axiom in adventures covering various science concepts in kid-friendly “graphic novel” format. These books are sure to appeal to middle level kids and teachers with their easy-to-follow story lines and clear explanations of scien" - Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

May 1, 2008


Science Books and Films

"The novel graphic format utilized in the Max Axiom, Super Scientist series is attractive and engaging. The bright, colorful pictures will appeal to children and keep them reading about science. These books could be used effectively in or out of a school" - Science Books and Films

December 1, 2007

Good Comics for Kids Blog - School Library Journal - Snow and Esther

"A few months ago, Snow and I discovered that we were each planning to review different titles in the Max Esther: I should start by saying I don’t use the science part of my brain very well. I was always okay with math. I excelled at literature, Language A" - Good Comics for Kids Blog - School Library Journal

August 5, 2010 - Leslie Kauffman

"There are lots of engaging resources available for teaching science to young kids, but one of the best is strangely little known: a terrific and highly entertaining series of science-themed graphic novels from Capstone Press, featuring a super scientist b" -

March 8, 2011

Curriculum Choice blog - Cindy

"I’m in love – or, better yet, my son is in love! We’ve had the opportunity to review graphic science books on all sorts of topics that are fun and easy to read. Comic book style science sounds really fluffy doesn’t it? Believe it or not, the Max Axiom s" - Curriculum Choice blog

July 18, 2011


Book Links, "Forces & Motion" - Angla Leeper

" An amusement park is the perfect setting for ultracool super scientist Max Axiom to explore forces and motion in this graphic-novel-style entry in the Gra" - Book Links, "Forces & Motion"

November 1, 2013


Association of Educational Publishers

2007 Finalist, Distinguished Achievement Award

January 1, 2007

Learning Magazine

2008 Winner, Teachers' Choice Award for Children's Books

January 1, 2008

Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

2007 Young Adult Top Forty Nonfiction Title

January 1, 2007

Emily Sohn

Emily Sohn

Emily Sohn is a freelance journalist in Minneapolis, who covers mostly health, science, environment and adventure for both kids and grown-ups. Among other publications, her work has appeared in U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian, Backpacker and Science News for Kids, and she is a contributing writer for Discovery News. Assignments have taken Emily to exotic locations around the globe, including Cuba, Fiji and the Peruvian Amazon.

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