August 30, 2010

An Awesome Giveaway for Spaceheadz and Other Great MG Books!

I have a great opportunity for my readers!  This is your chance to learn about a fun new middle grade book, Spaceheadz, by Jon Scieszka.

Before I tell you what else you can win, let me share with you some things about this book.

First here's a bit about the book:

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?

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

How you see this connection between the physical book and techonology is through some really fun websites.  You HAVE to check them out!  I think kids will really love going to them while reading the book.

At, you can sign up to be a SPHDZ and help stop the Earth from being turned off.
At, you can see what the government is doing to protect the Earth from the alien menace. (This is my favorite website for the book.  Very realistic!!!)
At, you can see Michael K.'s fifth-grade class website. (As a teacher I found this one really fun)

You should also check out the review I wrote for the book back in March.  You can FIND IT HERE.

And of course some about the great author Jon Scieszka

He 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 Fairy 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 focuses on his national campaign. Jon lives with his family in Brooklyn, NY.

If that isn't enough to grab you check out the book trailer :)


One winner receives a Simon & Schuster MG book pack, including:
Spaceheadz by Jon Scieszka
Brixton Bros: The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett
Amelia Rules! The Tweenage Guide to Not Being Unpopular by Jimmy Gownley
Nightmare at the Book Fair by Dan Gutman
Keepers of the School: We The Children by Andrew Clements
To Enter:
Leave a comment with your email address
Since Spaceheadz has to do with aliens and advertising tell your favorite commercial OR favorite alien
+1 either tweet or sidebar.  MUST LEAVE LINK!
Be sure to also leave a way to notify you.
You don't need to be a follower but it would be nice if you did :)
Closes in two weeks - Sept 13
US Residents Only


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  2. Would LOVE to be entered in the giveaway :)


    My favorite commercial is a commerical about a TV with the star wars guy and at the end he goes WOW! and it always cracks me up!

    My favorite alien
    My favorite alien has to be E.T. I know a little clique but I love how he is able to adapt to earth, humans and their functionality. It kind of gives hope to a hopeless world that maybe humanity can't be all bad!

    A little odd? why yes I am lol
    thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Wow this is a cool giveaway.

    My favorite alien? Probably ET or Stitch.


  4. Yay for great MG giveaway!!!

    I have to say Stitch is one fantastic alien. :0

    dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

  5. Fun contest. Enter me please. labsnbooksATaolDotcom. I'm dating myself, but my favorite t.v. alien is Mork from Ork - aka Robin Williams on the Mork and Mindy Show. Close second is Uncle Martin from My Favorite Martian. My favorite literary alien is Marvin the paranoid android in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.


  6. Awesome Giveaway :)
    My favorite commercial is the one were all the kids are at a party, and the ones drinking alcohol have strings attached to their arms and legs like a puppet. I like the message it gives us. That we are not in control of ourselves when your under the influence.


  7. Great giveaway - thanks for hosting! Please enter me -

  8. I would love to be entered to win this great prize pack.

    My favorite alien is ET, I love that movie.

    +1 I tweeted this giveaway.

    seriousreader at live dot com