Max-Moon_CoverMax Goes to the Moon

By Jeffrey Bennett

Max (the dog) and a young girl named Tori take the first trip to the Moon since the Apollo era. Along the way, the story sets the stage for the more sophisticated science of the “Big Kid Box” sidebars, which cover topics including “Phases of the Moon,” “Wings in Space?,” and “Frisbees and Curve Balls on the Moon” — all thoughtfully explained so that grownups and children can learn together about science. Toward the end, Max and Tori’s trip proves so inspiring to people back on Earth that all the nations of the world come together to build a great Moon colony from which “the beautiful views of Earth from the Moon made everyone realize that we all share a small and precious planet.”
Also available in Spanish: Max viaja a la luna.

WINNER — American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award 2013 INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION, Children’s Choices List 2013
WINNER — Colorado Book Award, Best Children’s Book
WINNER — Young Voices Foundation Silver Award, Children’s Picture Book
WINNER — Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award, Educational Book
WINNER — Parents’ Choice Recommended Award
National Science Teachers Association Recommends List, Grades K-8
NASA Outstanding Educational Product