"Spaceheadz" is a book about Michael K., who just started fifth grade at a new school. As if that weren't hard enough, the kids he's made friends with aren't kids at all: They're aliens who have invaded our planet -- in the form of schoolchildren 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, the author of "Spaceheadz," is the Library of Congress's first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He is the author of some of the best-known, funniest children's books, 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." Jon is a former elementary-school teacher and an avid promoter of literacy, particularly for boys. His website -- GuysRead focuses on his national campaign.
One grand-prize winner will receive a Netbook ($300 value), an autographed copy of "Spaceheadz" and Spaceheadz pencils!
Contest ends on October 5, 2010, at 11:59 PM PDT.