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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Giveaway: Win a copy of Spaceheadz! by Jon Scieszka

Spaceheadz! by Jon Scieszka

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?

Enter for a chance to win a copy of Jon Scieszka's new middle grade book Spaceheadz! PLUS a neon Spaceheadz pencil!

Jon Scieszka is the author of one of my favorite children's book, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. So, when I was asked to hold this giveaway for his latest creation, I was thrilled! I just finished reading the book myself and I loved it! Perfect for young readers (or young at heart readers ;) Stay tuned for my review.

To enter, please FILL OUT THIS FORM

Some more about Jon:
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 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 www.guyssread.com focuses on his national campaign. Jon lives with his family in Brooklyn, NY.

Contest Details:
*2 winners will receive a copy of Jon's book AND a neon Spaceheadz pencil!
*Open to residents of the US 13 years and older (if you are under 13 please have your parents email me at WilowRaven[at]yahoo.com before entering)
*Contest ends September 10th 11:59 EST
*You do not have to be a follower but you must FILL OUT THIS FORM to enter

Some more goodies to check out!
The SPHDZ website - sign up and help the Earth from being turned off!
See what the government is doing to protect the Earth from the alien menace
Visit Michael K.'s fifth-grade class website


  1. I always loved reading Scieszka's books to my children and the library classes - always fun reads. Have you read the Math Curse yet? or Science Verse? Funny.

  2. Thanks for having this great giveaway! I sure my kids would love this! :)


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