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15 June 2020
Dragon, wings out, flying in space

Dragons in Space make History

Fire in the Sky Were you lucky enough to see two amazing sights in the UK skies on the night of the 30th May 2020?   Seeing the super bright light of the International Space Station […]
6 May 2020
My Writing World - from idea to story — S Y Palmer

My Writing World – from idea to story

The first full-length children’s story I wrote was, to be honest, a total disaster. My plot was obvious and uninspiring, my characters were clichés and two-dimensional and the setting was underdeveloped and poorly thought out.This was […]
22 November 2019
Colouring Pages — S Y Palmer

Colouring Pages

Here are a few fun colouring pages for you to download and use.
24 October 2019
Space Food for Thought — S Y Palmer

Space Food for Thought

What do astronauts eat in space? My May’s Moon books have involved a lot of research into the lives of astronauts. I’ve been fascinated by what it takes to become one and by the amazing experiments […]
23 September 2019
May's Moon Book Launch - Author Interview — S Y Palmer

May’s Moon Book Launch – Author Interview

Sue Palmer talks about writing, reading and the publication of her new book… Where are you from? I live in the UK. I moved from Lancashire to The Cotswolds at the age of 7 and have […]
14 August 2019
Summer Space Chase — S Y Palmer

Summer Space Chase

As you pack to go on holiday or unpack from a memorable trip away with your family, you still have chance to register and take part in the awesome: Summer Reading Challenge – The Space Chase. […]
11 July 2019
Moon Madness — S Y Palmer

Moon Madness

50 years since our first Moon visit Moon Madness and why Earth’s Satellite has such a big pull A few days ago, I was a car passenger with a friend. After enduring the erratic driving of […]
24 April 2019
A Week in Writing — S Y Palmer

A Week in Writing

7 Days, 7 Writing Tips Once I’ve decided on my destination, carefully planned my route and packed my provisions I feel ready to set off on my writing journey. Starting a new story is a real […]
13 March 2019
Science, Education, Learning, Schools, Children,

Science Education Day 2019

#ScienceEducationDay – 14th March 2019 Science Education Day is the perfect opportunity to say thank you to all those people who share their love of science with children and adults across the world. I have a […]
6 March 2019
World Book Day, Reading List, Books, Children, Stories,

World Book Day Wonders

To celebrate World Book Day and Read an E-book Week, how about reading something new and different?   If you’re used to reading action-packed thrillers, why not give a fantasy story a go? If you’re into […]
24 February 2019
space, children, moon, inventions, technology

Top Space Inventions

Things that have changed our lives Space exploration has given us huge amounts of information and knowledge, which has led directly to inventions and new technologies. These inventions and technologies have greatly benefited us on earth […]
5 October 2017
Mars Lander, Exploration, Red Planet

Can you visit Mars?

NASA is giving you the chance to send your name to Mars! Yes, if you sign up by the 1st November 2017, you can get your own boarding pass to Mars, like the one below. Your […]
22 September 2017
Brooms to the moon — S Y Palmer

Brooms to the moon

Fly to the Moon You can’t reach the moon on a broom Despite what those witches say And your phone can’t take pictures Of a million miles away But master your maths and your English Or […]
3 August 2017
Sun, Moon, Space, Corona, Earth

Summer Solar Eclipse

Summer Solar Eclipse across the USA On the 21st August 2017 millions of those in North America will be treated to the first total solar eclipse for 99 years. What is a solar eclipse? It takes […]
27 April 2017
Spring Stories for Children — S Y Palmer

Spring Stories for Children

I love the sights, smells and sounds of spring, in particular the first flowers. They remind me of the words of a new story as it finally makes its way onto paper. During the winter months, […]
26 January 2017
NASA Moon

More men to the moon?

As we celebrate the life of the last man to walk on the moon, Eugene (Gene) Cernan, who died this week, questions are being asked about the future of moon exploration. Will we ever go to […]
30 October 2016
October's Orbit — S Y Palmer

October’s Orbit

Astronaut Encounters October was one of the most exciting months for seeing and meeting astronauts. As well as hearing all about their experiences in space I got some great new ideas for Michael May’s next adventures: […]
29 September 2016
Best Book Reviews — S Y Palmer

Best Book Reviews

Lots of reading over the summer has produced some great book reviews from children. Here are the top 3! Thanks for your book reviews and look out for more at Christmas!
19 July 2016
Great Summer Reads for Children — S Y Palmer

Great Summer Reads for Children

Great books for 8-12 year olds If you’re anything like me, you like to buy or download books just for your holiday. There they sit, tempting you to just read the first few lines. If you […]
23 June 2016
Space, Schools and Surrey — S Y Palmer

Space, Schools and Surrey

The past couple of months have been filled with fun events including a space afternoon at the amazing and award-winning Haslemere Bookshop in Surrey and workshops at The Abbey Junior School and Pangbourne College. I am […]
22 March 2016
World Book Week Space Fun! — S Y Palmer

World Book Week Space Fun!

…and a tweet to Tim Peake This year’s World Book Week was a whirlwind of fun, with 4 space workshops for 190 boys at Moulsford School in Oxfordshire, followed by 2 space events at Waterstones, Reading. […]
31 January 2016
NASA Spacesuit

Could You Be An Astronaut?

Michael May visits schools… From January 2016 I have been visiting schools to run my ‘Could you be an Astronaut?‘ workshops. It has been brilliant fun looking at what an Astronaut is (Greek for Space Sailor) […]