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Road Trip with Max and His Mom

Linda Urban, Katie Kath (Illustrator)


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Digital Audiobook (4/16/2018)


In this sweet and funny companion to Weekends with Max and His Dad by acclaimed author Linda Urban, Max and his mom embark on a road trip as they adjust to their new understanding of family.

Third-grader Max is heading off on a road trip with Mom. With miles to travel, cousins to meet, and a tall roller coaster to ride (maybe), it will be an adventure! But Max always spends weekends with Dad; will Dad be okay if he’s left behind? And will Max be brave enough for all the new explorations ahead of him?

Praise For Road Trip with Max and His Mom

"Urban portrays Max’s experiences with sympathetic perception, addressing Max’s complicated feelings about his family with a light yet deft hand."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, STARRED review   "Urban excels at revealing the characters’ shifting emotions through their actions, thoughts, and dialogue."-Booklist   "A winsome story for readers newly transitioned to chapter books."--Kirkus   "Like all families, Max’s has challenges, but the warmth, heart, and respect among its members affirms that these difficulties are surmountable with kindness, courage, and the occasional deep-breathing exercise."--Horn Book Magazine   "Hand this series to readers seeking a realistic family story with lots of laughs."--School Library Journal

Clarion Books, 9780544809123, 160pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2018

About the Author

Linda Urban's debut novel, A Crooked Kind of Perfect, was selected for many best books lists and was nominated for twenty state awards. She is also the author of Hound Dog True, The Center of Everything, Milo Speck, Accidental Agent, and the chapter book Weekends with Max and His Dad, which received two starred reviews. A former bookseller, she lives in Vermont. Visit Linda online at and on Twitter at @lindaurbanbooks.

Katie Kath is the illustrator of many middle-grade novels and several picture books. She lives in North Carolina. Visit her online at