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Best New Stars Wars Books: May the Fourth Be with You

The Children’s Book Review | May 4, 2015

The Children’s Book Review strikes back with the return of the Star Wars book list. Grab your favorite little droid and treat them to a galactic read—the force is strong in these books. If you don’t find a book that you like from this list, you must be a member of the Rebel Alliance, and a traitor!

“May the Fourth Be with You!”

Star Wars Epic Yarns- A New Hope By Jack Wang, Holman WangStar Wars Epic Yarns: A New Hope 

By Jack Wang and Holman Wang

Publisher’s Synopsis: Jedi apprentices and little princesses will delight in this (heart)felt retelling of the Star Wars saga. And so will Star Wars fans of any age! The series launches with the original trilogy, and every word counts in these small but perfectly formed yarns. That’s because each volume features 12 iconic scenes, handcrafted in felt and pithily summarized in just a single word. The attention to detail is eye-opening; the proportions are just-right for small hands; the fun is guaranteed. In A New HopePrincess Leia sends a hologram message through R2-D2, Luke Skywalker will learn how to use a lightsaber, and our heroestriumph.

Ages 2 and up | Publisher: Chronicle Books | 2015 | ISBN-13: 978-1452133935

Star Wars Epic Yarns- The Empire Strikes Back By Jack Wang, Holman WangStar Wars Epic Yarns: The Empire Strikes Back 

By Jack Wang and Holman Wang

Publisher’s Synopsis: Jedi apprentices and little princesses will delight in this (heart)felt retelling of the Star Wars saga. And so will Star Wars fans of any age! The series launches with the original trilogy, and every word counts in these small but perfectly formed yarns. That’s because each volume features 12 iconic scenes, handcrafted in felt and pithily summarized in just a single word. The attention to detail is eye-opening; the proportions are just-right for small hands; the fun is guaranteed. In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke meets his teacher Yoda, Han Solo makes a friend, and there is a lightsaber duel with a Sith Lord in the dark.

Ages 2 and up | Publisher: Chronicle Books | 2015 | ISBN-13: 978-1452134994

Star Wars Epic Yarns- Return of the Jedi By Jack Wang, Holman WangStar Wars Epic Yarns: Return of the Jedi 

By Jack Wang and Holman Wang

Publisher’s Synopsis: Jedi apprentices and little princesses will delight in this (heart)felt retelling of the Star Wars saga. And so will Star Wars fans of any age! The series launches with the original trilogy, and every word counts in these small but perfectly formed yarns. That’s because each volume features 12 iconic scenes, handcrafted in felt and pithily summarized in just a single word. The attention to detail is eye-opening; the proportions are just-right for small hands; the fun is guaranteed. In Return of the Jedi, the monster Jabba is encountered, C-3PO conducts story time and there is a happy ending.

Ages 2 and up | Publisher: Chronicle Books | 2015 | ISBN-13: 978-1452135007

LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia- Updated and Expanded By DK PublishingLEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded 

By DK Publishing

Publisher’s synopsis: The updated and expanded ultimate guide to the minifigures of the LEGO® Star Wars® galaxy DK’s LEGO® Star Wars® Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded now includes many more new LEGO Star Wars minifigures! Discover incredible LEGO Star Wars facts, such as which minifigure is the rarest and which can be found in the most LEGO sets. This updated and expanded edition contains 72 additional pages of new minifigures and includes an exclusive minifigure to add to your collection.

Ages 8-12 | Publisher: DK Children | 2015 | ISBN-13: 978-1465435507

Darth Vader and Friends By Jeffrey BrownDarth Vader and Friends 

By Jeffrey Brown

Publisher’s Synopsis: In this funny and sweet new book in the bestselling Darth Vader™ series, Eisner Award–winning author Jeffrey Brown offers an intimate look at the friendships between best pals in the Star Wars universe, from Darth Vader and the Emperor to Leia and her Ewok pals, Han and Chewie, C-3PO and R2-D2, the bounty hunters, and other favorite characters. Jealousy, birthday parties, lightsaber battles, sharing, intergalactic rebellion and more all come into play as Brown’s charming illustrations and humor irresistibly combine the adventures of our friends in a galaxy far, far away with everyday events closer to home.

Ages 5+ | Publisher: Chronicle Books | 2015 | ISBN-13: 978-1452138107

LEGO Star Wars in 100 Scenes By Daniel LipkowitzLEGO Star Wars in 100 Scenes

By Daniel Lipkowitz

Publisher’s synopsis: This fun LEGO® Star Wars® book retells all six Star Wars films in 100 iconic scenes using LEGO Star Wars sets and minifigures. Relive the amazing Star Wars adventure in brick form with this humorous retelling of the LEGO Star Wars complete saga. Learn fascinating facts about the LEGO Star Wars sets and rediscover your favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigures, from LEGO Darth Vader to LEGO Luke Skywalker.

Ages 8-12 | Publisher: DK Children | 2015 | ISBN-13: 978-1465434371

Ultimate Star Wars By Ryder Windham, Adam Bray, Daniel Wallace, Tricia BarrUltimate Star Wars 

By Ryder Windham

Publisher’s synopsis: Become an expert on the Star Wars galaxy!

Ultimate Star Wars® is an in-depth visual feast exploring the characters and storylines from the Star Wars galaxy. This is a beautifully illustrated guide that is structured chronologically and packed full of information about key characters and storylines from the Star Wars movie saga, The Clone Wars, and Rebels™Ultimate Star Wars will get new and old fans caught up and knowledgeable on all things Star Wars.

Ages 10+ | Publisher: DK | 2015 | ISBN-13: 978-1465436016

This list of “Best New Star Wars Books: May the 4th Be with You” was curated by Bianca Schulze. Follow along with our articles and reviews tagged with , and , to discover more great titles just like these ones.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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