Give me some Space!

Una dreams of a life in Space. Life on Earth is just so so-so. But how will she get there? And will she complete her mission to discover life in Space? And did she remember to feed Neil the goldfish?

On May 19th 2021, Give Me Some Space! was read to over 1.98 million children across Australia and New Zealand simultaneously by NASA astronaut Shannon Walker – from the International Space Station!

National Simultaneous Storytime is held annually, thanks to the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Each year, one book is selected to be read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around Australia and New Zealand. Read more about National Simultaneous Storytime at, and watch the reading below or here.

Give Me Some Space! was listed as a CBCA Notable Book for 2021, and Shortlisted for the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature 2021, and the Educational Publishing Awards 2021.

Give Me Some Space! is published in Australia by Scholastic Australia, in New Zealand by Scholastic New Zealand (December 2020), in Taiwan by China Times Publishing Co, in Greece by Klidarithmos, in Korea by EumBooks, and in the USA by Scholastic Inc.

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