by Jeffrey Bennett, Nick Schneider, and Erica Ellingson, illustrated by Michael Carroll
Book 3 of the Max Science Adventure Series
“Thanks to Max, they understood better than ever that Earth is a living planet, and that all of our lives depend on taking good care of this remarkable world.” So concludes this third book of the Max Science Adventure series, in which Max takes an incredible journey to Jupiter. He and his human friends ride a Space Elevator to orbit, visit Jupiter’s volcanically active moon Io, and send a robotic submarine into the hidden ocean of ice-encrusted Europa. Once again, Max helps make an important discovery, while offering a lesson about the precious nature of life on Earth and the importance of people from around the world all working together. Like all books in the series, Max Goes to Jupiter features a story that can be enjoyed by all ages, along with “Big Kid Box” sidebars that provide older children and parents with clear explanations of the sophisticated science that lies behind the scenes. Topics covered include the importance of Galileo’s discovery of moons around Jupiter, the possibility of a future Space Elevator, and prospects for finding life on Europa.
SELECTION — Story Time From Space, launched to International Space Station in 2014
INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION, Children’s Choices List 2010
WINNER— “Parent Tested Parent Approved” (PTPA) Media award 2009
WINNER — Young Voices Foundation Gold Medal, Children’s Picture Book 2009
WINNER — Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award, Educational Book 2009
WINNER — Nautilus Book Awards Silver Medal 2009
FINALIST — Colorado Book Award 2009
FINALIST — Golden Duck Award 2009
National Science Teachers Association Recommends List, Grades K-8
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“Young students to adults will be fascinated by this informative book about Jupiter and its moons.”
— National Science Teachers Association "Recommends"
“[Max Goes to Jupiter is] much more than a beautifully illustrated children’s picturebook – it’s crammed cover to cover with amazing scientific facts about the planet Jupiter, from its role in human history to the volcanic activity on its moon Io to the evidence of a subsurface ocean on its moon Europa. A playful science fiction story about friendly dog’s travels to Jupiter in a spacesuit frames this information-packed book, sure to stimulate young people’s interest in science and astronomy. Highly recommended.”
— Midwest Book Review
“Looking for a gift for a budding scientist who is 4–8 years old? Or for someone you want to encourage to learn about astronomy? Then join Max the rottweiler on his trip to Jupiter.”
— Astronomy Education Review
Prepare to be amazed as you join Max and his friends on an incredible journey to Jupiter. Ride a Space Elevator to orbit, visit Jupiter’s volcanically active moon Io, and send a robotic submarine into the hidden ocean of ice-encrusted Europa. Along the way, learn why Jupiter has been so important in human history, and find out how Max’s mission carries a message of hope and inspiration to people around the world. Scientifically-accurate illustrations and information-packed sidebars enrich this fascinating tale, the third in the acclaimed series of Science Adventures with Max the Dog.