How to Eat in Space (Hardcover)

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How to Eat in Space (Hardcover)

By Helen Taylor, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)


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A kid-friendly, accessible, and humorous picture book about the sometimes complicated task of eating while in outer space—spoiler: it's not as simple as it seems!

Without a kitchen, plates, or cups, eating in space isn’t easy. When food floats (and so do you), remember:

1. Be patient: Preparing a meal without gravity’s help takes time.
2. Avoid crumbs: They get everywhere!
3. Clean up after yourself: Today’s stray snack could become tomorrow’s smelly surprise.

Once you learn the dos and don’ts, you’ll be eating like an astronaut in no time!
This fact-filled look at the sometimes complicated task of eating while away from Earth will show young readers what it's really like to live on the space station, with engaging back matter that takes a deep dive into the topic and features photos of real NASA astronauts!
Helen Taylor is a science-loving children’s book writer living in Santa Cruz, California. She started telling quirky stories in the museum world, writing about polar bear hair plugs, catfish physicals, and other curiosities. How to Eat in Space is her picture book debut. She invites you to visit her online at and follow her on social media @heyhelentaylor.
Stevie Lewis wanted to be an astronaut before she became an artist. When she's not illustrating books about space, she enjoys hiking and rock climbing. Stevie lives in Montana with her partner and two dogs. She invites you to visit her online at and follow her on Instagram @chocosweete.
Product Details ISBN: 9780316367745
ISBN-10: 0316367745
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 31st, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English
* “A cosmic journey to explore the mysteries of space while imparting valuable lessons on table manners…Heartwarming and informative, this is a stellar addition to any collection.” —SLJ, starred review—SLJ

“Taylor selects facts likely to interest children and presents them in an easygoing, conversational style … An enticing choice for kids who dream of space travel.”—Booklist

“An appetizing guide to space (station) dining.”—Kirkus

“Taylor’s conversational tone means that asides … feel naturally incorporated. Lewis’s digital art features crisp, energetic scenes of smiling astronauts and their meals floating through a carefully rendered space station.”—Horn Book