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[Children's Books]
A guide to Star Wars children's books.

Star Wars children's books are divided by target age group, thus there are books and stories for Kindergarten (Pre-School) ages (under 4/5 years old), Elementary School ages (4/5-8 years old), Junior High School (or Middle School) ages (9-12 years old) and High School ages (teenagers). Many books aimed at Kindergarten and Elementary School ages are educational in nature, i.e. teaching reading skills, numeracy skills, etc (it should be noted that for UK residents these books are American and therefore may be inappropriate for the teaching of UK children, e.g. spelling), whilst all the books for the older age groups are fiction.
This guide will concentrate primarily on the books and stories available for the older age groups: 9-12 year-olds and teenagers; as these are the largest market and offer the greatest diversity of material, although much material may be suitable for younger ages depending upon their reading skills and levels.


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Recommended books and book series:

Suitable
age groups

 <4
4-8
  9-12
  13+

[Star Wars]

The Films
Published: 1977 - 2005 by various.
Each of the eight Star Wars films: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens, as well as The Clone Wars animated film, have all been adapted into junior novelisations for younger readers.


Suitable
age groups

   <4
  4-8
  9-12
  13+

[Star Wars Rebels]

Star Wars Rebels
Published: 2014 - present day by Disney Lucasfilm Press [US] / Egmont [UK].
To coincide with Star Wars Rebels animated series, Disney Lucasfilm Press (Egmont in UK) are publishing children's tie-in story books.
DK Publishing / Dorling Kindersley and Scholastic Books are also producing a range of children's books for both the US and UK.


Suitable
age groups

 <4
  4-8
  9-12
  13+

[Star Wars: Adventures in Hyperspace]

Adventures in Hyperspace
Written by Ryder Windham
Published: 2010 by Scholastic.
Series for younger readers featuring stars of the original films.

2 books published: Fire Ring Race and Shinbone Showdown.


Suitable
age groups

   <4
  4-8
  9-12
  13+

[The Clone Wars]

The Clone Wars: Secret Missions
Written by Ryder Windham.
Published: 2009 - 2012 by Grosset & Dunlap [US] / Puffin [UK].
Secret Missions tells the story of a young Chiss Padawan and his search for his missing Jedi Master.

4 books published: view all.


Suitable
age groups

   <4
  4-8
  9-12
  13+

[The Clone Wars]

The Clone Wars
Published: 2008 - 2013 by Grosset & Dunlap [US] / Ladybird [UK].
To coincide with Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series, Grosset and Dunlap published books in the US, while Ladybird published books for UK young readers.
Dorling Kindersley have also produced a range of educational children's books for both the US and UK.


Suitable
age groups

 <4
4-8
  9-12
  13+

[Rebel Force]

Rebel Force
Written by Alex Wheeler.
Published: 2008 - 2010 by Scholastic.
A series that focuses on the further adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C3P-0 shortly after the destruction of the Death Star in A New Hope.
6 books published: view all

Suitable
age groups

 <4
4-8
  9-12
  13+

[Character Biographies]

Character Biographies
Written by Ryder Windham.
Published: 2007 - 2012 by Scholastic.
Complete biographies of iconic characters from the Star Wars universe: Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker and Darth Maul.


Suitable
age groups

 <4
4-8
  9-12
  13+

[Last of the Jedi]

Last of the Jedi
Written by Jude Watson.
Published: 2005 - 2008 by Scholastic.
Following the events of Revenge of the Sith, the Empire has risen and the Jedi Order has been destroyed. As far as the Emperor is concerned, the Jedi are all but extinct, but one young former Padawan still survives. Follow his story as he attempts to grow support for rebellion.
10 books published: view all


Suitable
age groups

 <4
4-8
  9-12
  13+

[Boba Fett]

Boba Fett
Written by Terry Bison and Elizabeth Hand (3 books each).
Published: 2002 - 2004 by Scholastic.
A young, fatherless Boba Fett must find his way in the galaxy. Will Boba discover his true potential? For one day he will be the galaxy's greatest and most feared bounty hunter. But first he must survive his childhood.
6 books published: view all


Suitable
age groups

 <4
4-8
  9-12
  13+

[Ledi Quest]

Jedi Quest
Written by Jude Watson.
Published: 2001 - 2004 by Scholastic.
Follow the adventures of a young Anakin Skywalker as he is trained by Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi in stories between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones.
11 books[1] plus 4 specials[2] published: view all


Suitable
age groups

 <4
4-8
  9-12
  13+

[Jedi Apprentice]

Jedi Apprentice
Written by Jude Watson (first book written by Dave Wolverton).
Published: 1999 - 2002 by Scholastic.
Follow the training of a young Obi-Wan Kenobi by his Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and their adventures prior to The Phantom Menace.
18 books[1] plus 4 specials[2] published: view all


Suitable
age groups

 <4
4-8
  9-12
  13+

[Star Wars Journal]

Star Wars Journal
Written by Jude Watson, Todd Strasser, John Peel, Donna Tauscher
Published: 1998 - 2000 by Scholastic.
Six people, six stories: the private journal entries for Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Anakin Skywalker, Queen Amidala and Darth Maul.


Prior to the release of The Phantom Menace in 1999, there were other book series' published, however these books are no longer in print and can therefore be difficult to acquire:

Suitable
age groups

 <4
  4-8
  9-12
13+

[Missions and Adventures]

Star Wars Missions and Adventures
Written by Ryder Windham, Dave Wolverton, A. L. Singer et al.
Published: 1997 - 1999
To coincide with the release of the Star Wars Special Editions in 1997, The Phantom Menace (1999) and Attack of the Clones (2002) LucasBooks released special book/game series' that were promoted in schools (US). The series were Star Wars Missions (1997-1999), Episode I Adventures (1999) and Star Wars Adventures (2003).

Suitable
age groups

 <4
4-8
  9-12
13+

[Galaxy of Fear]

Galaxy of Fear
Written by John Whitman
Published: 1997 - 1998 by Bantam Skylark.
Six months after A New Hope, two young Force-sensitive survivors, Tash and Zak Arranda , their Shi'ido uncle Mammon Hoole, and his droid DV-9 are trying to hide from the Galactic Empire.
12 books published: view all


Suitable
age groups

 <4
4-8
9-12
  13+

[Young Jedi Knights]

Young Jedi Knights
Written by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta
Published: 1995 - 1998 by Bantam Skylark.
Stories of Jacen and Jaina Solo's (Han and Leia's eldest children) adventures during their time at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy.
14 books published: view all


Suitable
age groups

 <4
4-8
  9-12
13+

[Junior Jedi Knights]

Young Jedi Knights
Written by Nancy Richardson and Rebecca Moesta (3 books each)
Published: 1995 - 1997 by Bantam Skylark.
These six stories combine to tell the story of when a young Anakin Solo (Han and Leia's youngest child) and his best friend, Tahiri V, attend Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy.
6 books published: view all


Suitable
age groups

 <4
4-8
  9-12
13+

[Galaxy of Fear]

Jedi Prince
Written by Paul and Hollace Davids
Published: 1992 - 1993 by Bantam Skylark.
Also known as The Glove of Darth Vader series, this series catalogues a new adventure for Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and the droids after Return of the Jedi.
6 books published: view all


Notes:
  • 1 With each passing year the availability of these books grows more and more acute and as such general availability cannot be guaranteed.
  • 2 In 2001, Deceptions, and in 2002, The Followers, were published. These two special "crossover" books  featured storylines that affected both Jedi Apprentice and Jedi Quest series. Then in 2003, Legacy of the Jedi, and in 2005, Secrets of the Jedi, were published. These two special "crossover" books take place prior to and during the Clone Wars. In 2006 they were combined into a single paperback.

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