Learn more about Kensy and Max, Jacqueline Harvey’s series that has sold over 100,000 copies.
The books are well-written, entertaining, and full of plenty of plot twists to keep active imaginations interested.
Cantered around a pair of twins who find themselves in the middle of a huge mystery, the books have quickly become a favourite of children and parents alike. To back up the hype, the Kensy and Max series has hit several major sales milestones, proving that this series is one worth reading.
Overall Jacqueline Harvey has sold 2 million copies of her books around the world with 100,000 of these sales specifically coming from the Kensy and Max series. Considering that the first book was only published in 2018, that means that about 25,000 copies of Kensy and Max books are sold each year.
The books aren’t just popular in print either. With over 5,000 audiobooks sold, Jacqueline Harvey is one of the most prolific local audiobook authors, with eleven titles in the catalogue so far, and five new audiobooks slated for release in 2023 – one of whichis the newly-released Kensy and Max 10: Time's Up.
If your curiosity is piqued, keep reading to discover why readers love these books so much.
3 reviews that highlight what readers love about Kensy and Max
1. The books are a bunch of fun
‘I normally don’t like middle-grade fiction as much as others, but the story, characters, and VOCABULARY (always looking for rich language for my students) are fantastic. I am super invested in the series. Also, have to add that the cipher codes for every chapter are so much fun to crack. I can already imagine my students are going to have a blast with this series. If you’re looking for high engagement, mystery, wholesome and unique characters— this is it!!!’ – Adriana
2. Jacqueline Harvey tackles tough themes
‘[Jacqueline Harvey] is not afraid to deal with bullying, kidnapping, industrial espionage, chemical warfare and domestic abuse. The author continues to develop significant themes of friendship, sibling loyalty, creative problem solving and personal growth.’ – Rhyllis
3. The series is perfect for reading aloud
‘The characters are so much fun, the story creative and interesting but still appropriate for kiddos! We are enjoying this series as a read-aloud with my 12 and 14-year-old kiddos. They especially enjoy decoding the chapter titles as we go along.’ – April
Ready to check out the books? See the entire series here.
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