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Goodnight Spaceman by Michelle Robinson

My children are the perfect age to be totally enthralled by the adventures of Tim Peake. It doesn’t feel that long ago since my daughter and I watched Tim Peake on his way to the International Space Station. A few times my 5 year old has come back from school and mentioned Tim Peake so I am pleased they are discussing him at school.

Penguin Random House UK Children’s are publishing a new picture book that has been produced in collaboration with the European Space Agency and astronaut Tim Peake. I knew my children would love this story and I was right.

Goodnight Spaceman, written by Michelle Robinson

Goodnight Spaceman, written by Michelle Robinson and illustrated by Nick East, is inspired by astronaut Tim Peake’s mission and his own young sons, Oliver and Thomas, who watched their father, along with the rest of the UK, launch into space in December.

Tim Peake, ESA’s first British astronaut, said: “Goodnight Spaceman is a delightful book that tells the story of two children, just like my sons, who dream of joining their dad on his adventures in space. I hope it may inspire a new generation of boys and girls to look up at the stars and not just ask questions but to go and seek answers of their own.”

Tim Peake credit ESA-NASA

Goodnight Spaceman by Michelle Robinson, illustrated by Nick East and with a foreword by Tim Peake, will be published in paperback by Puffin Books on 7th April 2016.

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    Catherine Story Snug
    March 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Michelle Robinson and Nick East are a great author / illustrator pairing. This is such a great idea for a book, especially with Tim Peake in space right now 🙂


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    chantelle hazelden (mamamummymum)
    March 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    aaa the cover itself looks very sweet! A great book for all those aspiring space boys and girls 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

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    Yet Another Blogging Mummy
    March 21, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Great new book. Space exploration does seem to have been on the back burner for so many decades. #readwithme
    (BTW are you aware that Norton is surprisingly flagging your site with an amber warning)

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    Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)
    March 21, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    I love the look of the illustration! It’s so fab that Tim Peake has had such a big impact on kids – it really seems to have fired imaginations across the country. #readwithme

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    March 21, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    This looks like a brilliant book to continue your kids’ interest in Tim Peake! I bet there are a few little astronauts out there in the making reading books just like this one. #readwithme

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