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About The Book

Don’t miss the stunning, riveting, hilarious, and 100% fresh conclusion to the interactive Spaceheadz saga!

The SPHDZ accomplished their goal of recruiting 3.14 million and one SPHDZ. But the brainwave has been stolen by the chief of the Anti Alien Agency, and it’s up to Michael K., the SPHDZ, and their allies to get it back.

With three potential Chief sightings, the team is spread around the world, leaving Michael K., Venus, TJ, and the SPHDZ to hold down the fort and finish fifth grade. But with a mysterious new principal and graduation fast approaching, will they be able to find the missing brainwave before the Chief uses it to destroy a planet?

About The Author

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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, a literacy initiative for boys.

About The Illustrator

Shane Prigmore is an accomplished professional in the animation, film, and illustration fields. Shane won an Annie Award for his design work on the stop motion feature Coraline. He has also contributed his numerous talents to such projects as: How to Train Your Dragon, The Croods, Rise of the Guardians, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Iron name a few. Shane resides in Los Angeles.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 1, 2013)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442412972
  • Grades: 2 - 5
  • Ages: 7 - 10
  • Lexile ® 680L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Raves and Reviews

* “Artwork and text have rarely worked so well together…. Hysterical, sneakily instructive fun. You will be SPHDZ!”

– Kirkus, starred review

* “Science-fiction fans with a taste for off the-wall humor will be eager to join the SPHDZ movement.”

– School Library Journal, starred review

“Spaceheadz...uses the Internet in the most straightforward—but also the most entertaining—way.”

– The New York Times Book Review

“CLINICALLY PROVEN entertainment for fans old and new!”

– Kirkus Reviews

“Lots of humor leads this multiplatform effort with links to Web sites that are sure to expand the series’ fan base.”

– Booklist

“Fans will be in heaven, especially at the certainty of further installments.”

– Kirkus Reviews

"With plenty of twists, lots of well-timed comic noises, and even a hilarious section narrated by
Major Fluffy, this is sure to delight fans, while recruiting new ones. Another laugh factory between covers."

– Booklist

* “Artwork and text have rarely worked so well together…. Hysterical, sneakily instructive fun. You will be SPHDZ!”

– Kirkus, starred review

"Scieszka's winning combo of world-saving action and slapstick humor along with Prigmore's illustrations, particularly of the taco-disguised Agent Umber, add to the laugh-a-minute fun. Series fans will be pleased by the satisfying ending and the inevitable website tie-ins. New readers should start from the beginning of the series, but a forthcoming box set of the complete run will make that especially easy."

– Booklist

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