About Marvelous Maxx

In the spirit of the popular children's picture book vocabulary building series, we’ve written the Marvelous Maxx books as a bridge for 4-8-year-olds. Marvelous Maxx offers a fresh twist: not only is it an adventure that builds vocabulary, but it teaches some basic medical facts and first aid, as well as helps allay the fear of doctors’ visits. 

Come along with Maxx and his friends - Arielle & Lucas - as they face many adventures and challenges, and overcome them!  

We hope you fall in love with Maxx and his friends.

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Marvelous Maxx

Books in this series include:

Marvelous Maxx’s Wonderful World

Marvelous Maxx and the Bumblebee (Mar 25, 2021)

Marvelous Maxx and the Field Trip

Marvelous Maxx and the Missing Coin

Marvelous Maxx and the Shaking Student

Marvelous Maxx and the 4th of July (Dec 2021)

Marvelous Maxx and the Hidden Peanut (Sept 2021)

Marvelous Maxx and the Stuck-up Popcorn

Marvelous Maxx and the Vanishing Heart

Marvelous Maxx and the Toy Store

Marvelous Maxx and the Dizzy Girl

Who are Marvelous Maxx & his friends? 

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John and Catherine Higgins

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About the Authors

John Higgins is a Harvard-trained Cardiologist who teaches medical students and students from pre-k to senior. He has been on television and radio 700 times and won the annual deans teaching award 8 times. His teaching experience has given him insight into the way children think and the stories they love to read. 

Catherine Higgins graduated from Peking University and is a successful trading analyst.

They wrote Marvelous Maxx to help young boys and girls grow their vocabulary and gain practical first aid skills while at the same time enjoy a fun action packed adventure with Maxx, Arielle, Lucas, Bloomberg, and Dr. Zhang.

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Who is Maxx Merman?

Nickname: Doctor Maxx 

Maxx Merman, a resilient 7-year-old boy with some medical & mechanics smarts learned from his doctor dad and engineer mom, might just help you out with your next emergency.

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