Spaceheadz by Jon Scieszka
All Michael K. wants is to fit in at his new school – to fit in and make some new friends. But when he’s roped into showing weirdo Bob and pencil eating Jennifer the ins and outs of his new classroom, he realizes that Bob and Jennifer are not the kinds of kids he wants to be friends with. Michael K. isn’t mean, not at all.
There’s something strange about Bob and Jennifer. It’s not how they look, it’s how they act. They don’t understand the concept of lining up, they’re speak as if they’re walking television ads, and oddly they can communicate with the class hamster, Fluffy – who seems to understand them. It’s as if they are … aliens. But that’s impossible. Or is it?
Bob and Jennifer are grade A aliens, sent to earth on a very specific mission. They’re sent to recruit 3, 400, 001 earthlings to become SPHDZ (Spaceheadz, that is). If they don’t, the earth will be turned off…completely. What does this mean? Michael K. really doesn’t know, and the more he tries to dodge and dismiss his new-found alien friends the more he is thrust into their recruiting plans. With the help of Michael K., the boy they think could do anything, will these Spaceheadz fulfill their mission? Or will it be too late .. for them and for earth?