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SPHDZ Book #1!

SPHDZ Book #1!

(Book #1 of Spaceheadz)
Illustrated by: Shane Prigmore / with: Francesco Sedita
For Ages: 7 - 10
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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 disguised as school children and a hamster. They have a mission to complete: to convince 3,400,001 kids to BE SPHDZ in order to save the world! 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?

Several websites mentioned in the book will be live…giving readers a full interactive experience.
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 176 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416987055 | 
  • June 2010 | 
  • Grades 2 - 5 | 
  • Lexile 580
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Michael K. knew his first day in a new school in a new city was going to be weird. How could a first day at someplace in Brooklyn, New York, called P.S. 858 not be weird?

He just had no idea it could be this weird.

Michael K. had been in fifth grade for only twenty minutes, and already

1. Mrs. Halley had stuck him in the slow group with the two strange new kids,

2. the new girl had eaten half of his only... see more

About the Author

Jon Scieszka
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Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka is the creator of Trucktown, including the New York Times bestselling Smash, Crash!, and the author of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, the Time Warp Trio series, Caldecott Honor Book The Stinky Cheese Man, and many other books that inspire kids to want to read. He has worked as an elementary school teacher and is the founder of GuysRead.com, a literacy initiative for boys.

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