Books to get your kids as obsessed with Star Wars as you are.

by |May 4, 2017

Star Wars

All over the globe, Star Wars fans look forward to May the 4th every year. Why? It’s one of the few days when we can go completely Star Wars crazy without having to explain ourselves!

If perhaps you’re running around the house dressed as Chewbacca, roaring frantically and trying desperately to hustle your reluctant children onto the couch to watch Star Wars… with no avail… we may have the answer for you. Presenting them with some of the fun and entertaining books below is a sneaky way of showing them just how cool Star Wars really is.


Graphic Novels


Star Wars: The Empire
Legends Epic Collection: Volume 1

Let the dark times begin! Marvel welcomes Star Wars to the Epic Collection program, with this first volume of a series focusing on the years that follow Episode III: Revenge of the Sith!

Star Wars: The Empire is a graphic novel the kids will love getting their hands on.

After the end of The Clone Wars, the Republic has fallen and Palatine exerts his ruthless grip on his new Galactic Empire. Now, the few Jedi that remain must decide whether to hold true to their faith, or abandon it completely in the face of a brutal purge–one carried out by the new Dark Lord of the Sith. Rise, Darth Vader!

Browse the whole Star Wars collection here.


Picture Books


When the Rebels Saved Han Solo
Star Wars Story-time Saga
by Disney

It’s never too early to introduce your kids to the epic world of Star Wars! When the Rebels Saved Han Solo is part of the Star Wars story-time saga, perfect for kids aged 3+.

Han Solo has double-crossed the wrong gangster. Now he’s trapped, frozen in Jabba the Hutt’s palace. This is the story of when the rebels rescue Han Solo, inspired by the classic scenes from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

Browse the whole Star Wars collection here.


I Am A Pilot
By Alan Batson (Illustrator) 

Introduce the kids to space heroes like Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and all the daring pilots from the epic Star Wars space saga!

I Am A Pilot features stunning retro illustrations, perfect for Star Wars – and Little Golden Book – fans of all ages.

Browse the whole Star Wars collection here.


Behind-the-Scenes


Star Wars: Complete Locations
By DK

Packed with more than 50 full-colour, intricate cross-section artwork and 3-D maps, Star Wars: Complete Locations is an amazing visual guide into the incredible worlds and locations of a galaxy far, far away…

From the towering skyscrapers of Coruscant to the terrifying technology of the Death Star, see in astonishing detail the numerous worlds, bases, cities, landscapes, and battles from the Star Wars galaxy. Discover the secrets of the Jedi Temple Complex and tour Yoda’s House on Dagobah.

Browse the whole Star Wars collection here.


Activity Books


Where’s the Wookie?
A Search and Find Activity Book

Chewbacca, a notorious rebel ally, is wanted for crimes against the Empire. Not often seen without his partner-in-crime, Han Solo, this Wookiee has evaded capture on multiple occasions, due in no small part to the fastest freighter in the universe, the Millennium Falcon. Chewie, as he is more commonly known, has a sizeable bounty on his head.

Can you find this furry criminal before other accomplished bounty hunters beat you to it? A uniquely illustrated search and find format, perfect for Star Wars fans young and old! Where’s the Wookie is perfect for kids 7+!

Browse the whole Star Wars collection here.

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About the Contributor

Bronwyn Eley is new to the book industry, having previously served in the Royal Australian Air Force & even spent some time as a barista until entering the exciting world of Booktopia. Books are her true passion. Bronwyn writes in her spare time, often has her face buried in a book and enjoys keeping fit (which she undoes by eating loads of chocolate) with Martial Arts and personal training. She can't answer what her favourite book is but she has a soft spot for The Host (Stephanie Meyer), Peter Pan (J.M Barrie) & Outlander (Diana Gabaldon).

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