Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Frank Einstein series #1): Book One

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a4.719902
New York Times Bestseller

"I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein. It will have kids laughing."
—Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

"Huge laughs and great science—the kind of smart, funny stuff that makes Jon Scieszka a legend."
—Mac Barnett, author of Battle Bunny and The Terrible Two

Clever science experiments, funny jokes, and robot hijinks await readers in the first of six books in the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein chapter book series from the mad scientist team of Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs. The perfect combination to engage and entertain readers, the series features real science facts with adventure and humor, making these books ideal for STEM education. This first installment examines the science of “matter.”

Kid-genius and inventor Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. In the series opener, an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a lightning storm, and a flash of electricity bring Frank’s inventions—the robots Klink and Klank—to life! Not exactly the ideal lab partners, the wisecracking Klink and the overly expressive Klank nonetheless help Frank attempt to perfect his inventions.. . . until Frank’s archnemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his evil doomsday plan!

Integrating real science facts with wacky humor, a silly cast of characters, and science fiction, this uniquely engaging series is an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers. With easy-to-read language and graphic illustrations on almost every page, this chapter book series is a must for reluctant readers. The Frank Einstein series encourages middle-grade readers to question the way things work and to discover how they, too, can experiment with science. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews raves, “This buoyant, tongue-in-cheek celebration of the impulse to ‘keep asking questions and finding your own answers’ fires on all cylinders,” while Publishers Weekly says that the series “proves that science can be as fun as it is important and useful.”

Read all the books in the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein series: Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Book 1), Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger (Book 2), Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo (Book 3), and Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt (Book 4). Visit frankeinsteinbooks.com for more information.


STARRED REVIEW
"In the final analysis, this buoyant, tongue-in-cheek celebration of the impulse to ‘keep asking questions and finding your own answers’ fires on all cylinders."
--Booklist, starred review

"Scieszka mixes science and silliness again to great effect."
Kirkus Reviews

"In refusing to take itself too seriously, it proves that science can be as fun as it is important and useful."
Publishers Weekly

"With humor, straightforward writing, tons of illustrations, and a touch of action at the end, this book is accessible and easy to read, making it an appealing choice for reluctant readers. A solid start to the series."
--School Library Journal

"Kids will love Frank Einstein because even though he is a new character he will be instantly recognizable to the readers...Jon Scieszka is one of the best writers around, and I can't wait to see what he does with these fun and exciting characters."
—Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl

"Jon Scieszka's new series has the winning ingredients that link his clever brilliance in story telling with his knowledge of real science, while at the same time the content combination of fiction and non fiction appeals to the full range of the market."
—Jack Gantos, Dead End in Norvelt
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on August 19, 2014 by Harry N. Abrams
ISBN-10: 1419712187
ISBN-13: 9781419712180
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  • readingbr
    readingbrWednesday, September 13, 2017 at 9:15 pm55 stars
    I wish there were more books in this series. I read all of them and really liked all of them. It is really interesting and I liked reading this one more than once.
    • georgiasilver
      georgiasilverThursday, August 24, 2017 at 10:05 pm
      I personally love comical humor and sciency, nerdy humor that is transformed into a funny tale, and multiple personalities. Am definitely keeping an eye out for this one. ^ ^
      • bobelly
        bobellyTuesday, July 11, 2017 at 7:22 am44 stars
        I liked that it had robots and that it had science and geometry. Frank Einstein was very smart and he found his robots when they got lost and did the right this to save them. The villan wasn't really dangerous, he was just mean and annoying and I didn't really like him.
        • eddykids68
          eddykids68Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 4:40 pm55 stars
          To all the humorous robot fans, please read this! It is one of best books I have read in my entire life! The characters have to win a contest and save their friend's lives. I really like the robots and the animals. They complete the story!
          • pizzagirl7
            pizzagirl7Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 1:47 pm55 stars
            This was a GREAT book 😁 😁 😁 😁 😁 😁 😁(I'm glad it was it was a good book because it took 20 minutes do find it in the library) 😂 😂 😂 😂 this book is about frank Einstein and his friend klank and they make a antimatter moter using simple things like solid and liquid and gas.😝 😝 😝 😝 it's a really good book I highly recommend this book for any age!😏 😍 💩 😘 😝 🎀 🎉 💜 I rate it 5/5🌟
            • railz
              railzSaturday, June 24, 2017 at 7:00 am33 stars
              This is about a boy who is a scientist and creates robots. He lives with his grandpa and the robots helps him, but this kid tries to steal his technology.
              • rrwwnn
                rrwwnnSaturday, June 3, 2017 at 1:43 pm
                frank einstein likes to build the world and robots in his garage he does a lab exploion and two robots were made franks enime was going to steal his robots for a evil plan
                • pumpkinprincess
                  pumpkinprincessTuesday, May 30, 2017 at 5:11 am44 stars
                  Frank is a creator and inventor. One day an experiment goes wrong and his robot comes to life. Frank needs to find a way to fix his problem and surprise everyone! This book is definitely humorous and imaginative. I felt like I was a scientist reading along. In the end Frank is able to work around his bully and fix everything. This book is great for middle school readers and science fanatics. I enjoyed reading and learning some new terns too!
                  • snicker9
                    snicker9Friday, May 26, 2017 at 9:28 pm11 star
                    Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor wasn't that great of a book. The plot was predictable, and you knew what was going to happen next, even if you didn't know exactly how. I think that nobody would like this book. For teenagers and above this book would be boring. For younger kids, I think they would have a hard time following the story. It is very complex, and has many technical terms. Of course, some people who really enjoy robotics and other science topics, they may like this book. It is about young Frank Einstein, who builds two self-learning robots for his local science fair, to win the money to save his grandpa's shop. But then his rival shows up-and things start going on. Will Frank win? Will he save his grandpa's shop? What will happen next?
                    • abel1297
                      abel1297Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 8:44 pm55 stars
                      i think that this book is oene of the bests of all the books at the story of world