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Spaceheadz by Jon Scieszka

Spaceheadz, by Jon Scieszka | Book Spotlight

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: August 23, 2010

Spaceheadz by Jon Scieszka The first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jon Scieszka, has an exciting, new book: Spaceheadz.

Spaceheadz by Jon Scieszka

Reading level: Middle Grade

Spaceheadz overview: The perfect combination of the age old experience of holding and pouring over a physical book with newest media technology that kids love!

Michael K. just started fifth grade at a new school. As if that wasn’t hard enough, the kids he seems to have made friends with apparently aren’t kids at all. They are aliens. Real aliens who have invaded our planet in the form of school children and a hamster. They have a mission to complete: to convince 3,140,001 kids to BE SPHDZ. But with a hamster as their leader, “kids” who talk like walking advertisements, and Michael K as their first convert, will the SPHDZ be able to keep their cover and pull off their assignment?

Jon Scieszka

About the author: Jon Scieszka is the first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, named by the Library of Congress. He is the author of some of the best known and funniest books written for children including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, The Time Warp Trio series and the Caldecott Honor Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.  He is the creator of the Trucktown series, of which Smash! Crash! was an NY Times bestseller for many weeks.  Jon is a former elementary school teacher, and a avid promoter of literacy—particularly for boys. His website www.guyssread.com focuses on his national campaign. Jon lives with his family in Brooklyn, NY.

Visit: Simon & Schuster

At sphdz.com, you can sign up to be a SPHDZ and help stop the Earth from being turned off.
At antialienagency.com, you can see what the government is doing to protect the Earth from the alien menace.
At mrshalleyscomets.com, you can see Michael K.’s fifth-grade class website.

Follow: @GuysRead and @MajorFluffy

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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    August 23, 2010
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    August 23, 2010
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    August 23, 2010
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    August 23, 2010
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    August 23, 2010
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    August 23, 2010
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    August 24, 2010
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    August 24, 2010
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    August 24, 2010
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    August 26, 2010
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    August 27, 2010
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    August 29, 2010
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    September 19, 2010
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    September 20, 2010
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    September 21, 2010
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