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A guide to Star Wars: The Force Awakens books

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the first live-action Star Wars film for a decade and a plethora of tie-in books will accompany its release in December 2015 and beyond into 2016. Just as with the Journey to The Force Awakens publishing programme, titles will be made for a wide audience ranging from adaptations of the film to reference and children's activity books from publishers including Disney-Lucasfilm Press, Del Rey, DK Publishing, and Reader's Digest.

Please note that titles may not be available in all territories, cover images may vary by territory and release dates are subject to change.

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  2015    

[ The Force Awakens ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS
Alan Dean Foster
e-Book and Digital Audio Book

Official novelisation of the film.
NB available only in e-book and digital Audio Book formats on 18th December, hardback novel and Audio Book CD available in January 2016.
Darth Vader may have been redeemed and the Emperor vanquished, but peace can be fleeting, and evil does not easily relent. Yet the simple belief in good can still empower ordinary individuals to rise and meet the greatest challenges.


Publishers: Del Rey ([US]); Cornerstone ([UK])
Release dates: 18th December
     
     
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  [ The Art of The Force Awakens ]   THE ART OF STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
Phil Szostak
Hardback Reference Book

Step inside the Lucasfilm art departments for the creation of fantastical worlds, unforgettable characters, and unimaginable creatures. The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will take you there, from the earliest gathering of artists and production designers at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco to the fever pitch of production at Pinewood Studios to the conclusion of post-production at Industrial Light & Magic—all with unprecedented access. Exclusive interviews with the entire creative team impart fascinating insights in bringing director J. J. Abrams’s vision to life; unused “blue sky” concept art offers glimpses into roads not traveled.
Bursting with hundreds of stunning works of art, including production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints, and matte paintings, this visual feast will delight Star Wars fans and cineastes for decades to come. The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the definitive expression of how the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga was dreamed into being.


Publisher: Abrams ([US] / [UK])
Release dates: 18th December
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens: Before the Awakening ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: BEFORE THE AWAKENING
Greg Rucka
Children's Novel

A companion piece to the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens character novels, Before the Awakening is an anthology book that focuses on the lives of Rey, Finn, and Poe before the events of the The Force Awakens.

Publishers: Disney-Lucasfilm Press ([US]); Egmont ([UK])
Release date: 18th December
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens: Visual Dictionary ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: THE VISUAL DICTIONARY
Pablo Hidalgo
Hardback Reference Book

The definitive guide to the characters, droids, aliens, and creatures of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Beautiful photography and clear, authoritative text by Lucasfilm insider Pablo Hidalgo names and explains all the details of costumes, weapons, and accessories. Includes three exclusive, specially commissioned cutaway models produced by Industrial Light & Magic model maker John Goodson.

Publisher: DK Publishing ([US]) / Dorling Kindersley ([UK])
Release dates: 18th December
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: INCREDIBLE CROSS-SECTIONS
Jason Fry, Kemp Remillard
Hardback Reference Book

See the vehicles of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in unparalleled detail with this newest addition to the Star Wars Incredible Cross Sections series. Twelve breathtaking artworks bring the new craft to life, showing all of the weapons, engines, and technology, while engaging text explains each vehicle's backstory and key features.

Publisher: DK Publishing ([US]) / Dorling Kindersley ([UK])
Release dates: 18th December
     
     
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  [ Star Wars Insider #162 ]
[Resistance Collector's Cover]

[ Star Wars Insider #162 ]
[First Order Collector's Cover]
  STAR WARS INSIDER #162

Magazine

Commemorate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this spectacular issue of Star Wars Insider: cast and crew interviews; behind-the-scenes photos; movie collectibles revealed! And exclusive short story, Bait, by Alan Dean Foster - author of The Force Awakens novelisation!
With two exciting regular covers to collect plus exclusive covers for subscriber's and comic stores, and featuring both new and returning characters from the movie, it's an unmissable guide to the new movie!


Publisher: Titan Magazines ([US] & [UK])
Release dates: 22nd December ([US]); 24th December ([UK])

[ Star Wars Insider #162 ]   [ Star Wars Insider #162 ]
[Subscriber's Exclusive Cover]   [Comic Store Exclusive Cover]

     

  [ The Force Awakens: Rey's Survival Guide ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: REY'S SURVIVAL GUIDE
Jason Fry
Children's Story Book

Complete with stories, secrets, and insights, this guide will immerse readers in the world of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Discover what you need to survive the hostile planet, Jakku. What secrets lurk inside the ship graveyard? What do you want to salvage? What should you avoid to stay alive? Includes gatefolds with exclusive artifacts including starship schematics and more!

Publisher: Studio Fun International ([US]); Egmont ([UK])
Release date: 18th December
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens: Rey meets BB-8 ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: REY MEETS BB-8
Elizabeth Schaefer, Brian Rood
Children's Story Book

Rey’s life is turned upside down when she meets a little droid named BB-8.

Publisher: Disney-Lucasfilm Press ([US])
Release date: 18th December
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens: Finn and the First Order ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: FINN & THE FIRST ORDER
Elizabeth Schaefer, Brian Rood
Children's Story Book

Desperate to escape his past, Finn is plunged into adventure as he journeys down a heroic, but dangerous, path.

Publisher: Disney-Lucasfilm Press ([US])
Release date: 18th December
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens: Finn and Rey Escape! ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: FINN AND REY ESCAPE!
Children's Story Book (8x8 w/ stickers)

When Finn and Rey find themselves on the run, they must work together to escape from the evil First Order.

Publisher: Disney-Lucasfilm Press ([US])
Release date: 18th December
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens: Han and Chewie Return ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: HAN AND CHEWIE RETURN
Children's Story Book (8x8)

Everyone’s favorite smugglers are back! Han Solo and Chewbacca return in a heroic new adventure set in a galaxy far, far away.

Publisher: Disney-Lucasfilm Press ([US])
Release date: 18th December
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: ULTIMATE STICKER COLLECTION
Children's Activity Book

The weird, wonderful, exciting world of Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes alive with this Ultimate Sticker Collection. Featuring more than 1,000 stickers of new characters, creatures, aliens, droids, and ships, as well as free-stick pages to create your own scenes, this Ultimate Sticker Collection will keep children entertained for hours.

Publisher: DK Children ([US]) / Dorling Kindersley ([UK])
Release dates: 18th December
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: NEW ADVENTURES
David Fentiman
Children's Story Book

Introduce new readers to the amazing Star Wars universe with Star Wars: The Force Awakens - New Adventures. Part of DK's long established reading program, this reader is a Level 2, designed for those beginning to read. Combining clear, simple text with eye-catching images from The Force Awakens, this book will help young readers learn to love reading.

Publisher: DK Children ([US]) / Dorling Kindersley ([UK])
Release dates: 18th December
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens: Flashlight Adventure Book ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: FLASHLIGHT ADVENTURE BOOK
Children's Activity Book

Grab your flashlight and discover hidden surprises as you explore planet Jakku with Rey, Finn, and BB-8. This box set features a board book with pop-ups on every spread, and a real working flashlight that plays five different sounds from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Publisher: Phoenix International Publications ([US])
Release date: 18th December
     

  [ The Force Awakens: Lightsaber Rescue Book ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: LIGHTSABER RESCUE
Children's Activity Book

The galaxy is in trouble again! Activate your lightsaber and help join the fight! The Lightsaber Rescue storybook features a non-removable lightsaber module with six sounds to bring the story of Star Wars: The Force Awakens to life.

Publisher: Phoenix International Publications ([US])
Release date: 18th December
     

  [ The Force Awakens: Look and Find ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: LOOK AND FIND
Children's Activity Book

In each of the eight full-spread scenes based on the Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, children look for six to eight "find'ems." The last spread of the book contains bonus find'ems for each scene.

Publisher: Phoenix International Publications ([US])
Release date: 18th December
     

  [ The Force Awakens: Mix and Match ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: MIX AND MATCH
Benjamin Harper
Children's Activity Book

Kids will have a blast creating more than 200 combinations of characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Mix and match heads, torsos, and feet from lots of different creatures and characters from Star Wars in this fun book that keeps kids entertained!

Publisher: Studio Fun International ([US])
Release date: 18th December
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens: Build a Droid ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: BUILD A DROID
Daniel Wallace
Children's Activity Book

This complete droid handbook and kit includes everything kids need to assemble the brand new droid BB-8, as well as the lovable duo, C-3PO and R2-D2. Read fun facts about various Star Wars droids, then read the instructions to put the press-out pieces together.
UK reprint of Journey to The Force Awakens: Droid Factory.

Publisher: Egmont ([UK])
Release date: 18th December
     
     
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[ The Force Awakens: Poster Activity Book ] THE FORCE AWAKENS: POSTER ACTIVITY BOOK
Children's Activity Book

Revisit the Star Wars universe with the newest addition to the franchise, The Force Awakens. A world awaits you filled with new characters, locations, ships, and aliens. Plus, welcome back some of your old favourites like Han, Chewie, Leia and Luke. This bumper poster activity book is packed with puzzles, codewords, mazes, and more - plus full-colour The Force Awakens poster, including a giant fold-out, and more than 40 stickers.

Publisher: Egmont ([UK])
Release date: 18th December
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens: Activity Book ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: ACTIVITY BOOK
Children's Activity Book

Revisit the Star Wars universe with the newest addition to the franchise, The Force Awakens. A world awaits you filled with new characters, locations, ships and aliens. Plus, welcome back some of your old favourites like Han, Chewie, Leia and Luke. The book is packed full of exciting mazes, codewords, puzzles and many more activities, plus 4 sticker scenes to complete and over 100 stickers!

Publisher: Egmont ([UK])
Release date: 18th December
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens: Colouring Book ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: COLOURING BOOK
Children's Activity Book

Revisit the Star Wars universe with the newest addition to the franchise, The Force Awakens. A world awaits you filled with new characters, locations, ships and aliens. Plus, welcome back some of your old favourites like Han, Chewie, Leia and Luke. Join all the characters, old and new, for some colouring fun!

Publisher: Egmont ([UK])
Release date: 18th December
     
     
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  2016    
     

[ The Force Awakens ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS
Alan Dean Foster
Hardcover Novel and unabridged Audio Book

Official novelisation of the film.
NB available only in e-book format on 18th December, hardback novel available in January 2016.
Darth Vader may have been redeemed and the Emperor vanquished, but peace can be fleeting, and evil does not easily relent. Yet the simple belief in good can still empower ordinary individuals to rise and meet the greatest challenges.


Publishers: Del Rey ([US]); Century ([UK])
Release dates: 5th January 2016 ([US]); 1st January 2016 ([UK])
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: ROLLING WITH BB-8
Benjamin Harper
Children's Book

Follow the adventures of the trusty Astromech Droid in this unique board book. Slide BB-8’s head back and forth, and spin the front cover to have BB-8 rolling along and discovering new territory with this droid-shaped board book.

Publisher: Studio Fun International ([US])
Release date: 2nd February 2016
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: A JUNIOR NOVEL
Michael Kogge
Children's Story Book

Relive the excitement of one of the most anticipated movies of all time with this action-packed retelling of The Force Awakens!
Many years have passed since the Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance were victorious over the evil Empire, and the galaxy has been at peace. But now a new darkness is rising. The brave men and women of the Resistance must stand against Kylo Ren and the villainous First Order.


Publishers: Disney-Lucasfilm Press ([US]); Egmont ([UK])
Release date: 16th February 2016 ([US]); 7th April 2016 ([UK])
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens: Rey's Story ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: REY'S STORY
Elizabeth Schaefer
Children's Story Book & Audio Book

Rey never thought she would leave the desert planet of Jakku, but her life is turned upside down when she meets BB-8, a small droid with a big secret. Like it or not, Rey is about to be caught up in something much larger than herself: a galactic war between the evil First Order and the fledgling Resistance. But something is awakening inside of Rey, something that might turn the tides of fortune in the galaxy...

Publisher: Disney-Lucasfilm Press ([US])
Release date: 16th February 2016
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens Illustrated Storybook ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: ILLUSTRATED STORYBOOK
Elizabeth Schaefer
Children's Story Book

Revisit the Star Wars universe with the newest addition to the franchise, The Force Awakens. A world awaits you filled with new characters, locations, ships and aliens. Plus, welcome back some of your old favourites like Han, Chewie, Leia and Luke.
Relive the story of the movie in this beautifully illustrated storybook.


Publishers: Disney-Lucasfilm Press ([US]); Egmont ([UK])
Release date: 5th April 2016 ([US]); 7th April 2016 ([UK])
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens: Read Along Storybook and CD ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: READ-ALONG STORYBOOK AND CD
Elizabeth Schaefer, Brian Rood
Children's Story Book

An illustrated 8x8 storybook with audio CD retelling The Force Awakens.

Publisher: Disney-Lucasfilm Press ([US])
Release date: 5th April 2016
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens: Little Golden Book ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS (LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK)
Caleb Meurer, Micky Rose
Children's Story Book

The epic space saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is retold in the iconic Little Golden Book format! Featuring stunning retro illustrations, this book is perfect for Star Wars—and Little Golden Book—fans of all ages!

Publisher: Golden Books ([US])
Release date: 12th April 2016
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens: Finn and Poe Team Up! ]   FINN AND POE TEAM UP!
Children's Story Book (32 pages)

This level 1 early reader retells a favorite scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Featuring beautiful full-color illustrations, this World of Reading book is perfect for little Star Wars fans who are ready to read on their own..

Publisher: Disney-Lucasfilm Press ([US])
Release date: 14th June 2016
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens: Mask Book ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: MASK BOOK: WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?
Children's Book (24 pages)

Experience Star Wars a whole new way with this storybook that includes four press-out three-dimensional masks of Chewbacca, Poe Dameron, a stormtrooper, and Kylo Ren! Re-enact exciting adventures and play along with your favorite characters! Featuring highlights from The Force Awakens, this engaging, interactive storybook includes press-out three-dimensional masks for hours of creative playtime fun.

Publisher: Studio Fun International ([US])
Release date: 26th July 2016
     
     
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  [ Chaos at the Castle ]   CHAOS AT THE CASTLE
Children's Story Book (32 pages)

This level one early reader retells a favorite scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Featuring beautiful stylized illustrations, this World of Reading book is perfect for young fans ready to read on their own.

Publisher: Disney-Lucasfilm Press ([US])
Release date: 2nd August 2016
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens ]   ALIENS OF THE GALAXY
Children's Book

Discover the essential details of the best-loved creatures from the Star Wars universe in this ultracool book with a giant foldout that features new aliens from The Force Awakens! From the Jawas to Wookiees and more, learn all about the coolest and weirdest creatures in the Star Wars galaxy. Each page of this clever book uncovers amazing info and little-known facts about your favorite Star Wars alien beings. Open up the pages of the foldout to reveal even more Star Wars creatures!

Publisher: Studio Fun International ([US])
Release date: 23rd August 2016
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens: Ship Factory ]   SHIP FACTORY
Children's Book

Become a Star Wars ship expert and build your own Millennium Falcon, the new TIE fighter, and Kylo Ren’s soon-to-be-revealed ship. Choose your favorite and add lights to make it supercool! Discover many different kinds of Star Wars spacecraft, and then build a few! This complete kit includes everything kids need to assemble the Millennium Falcon, a new TIE fighter, and Kylo Ren’s ship, plus a full-color paperback reveals fun ship facts. Included within are instructions and press-outs to construct the ships, stickers, and an LED light pack to light up one of the constructed ships.

Publisher: Studio Fun International ([US])

Release date: 23rd August 2016
     
     
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  [ Finn's Story ]   FINN'S STORY
Jesse J. Holland, Brian Rood

Children's Story Book

Finn is a former First Order stormtrooper with a unique story. Follow along as he gets swept up into an adventure he never thought possible!

Publisher: Disney-Lucasfilm Press ([US])
Release date: 13th September 2016
     
     
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  [ The Force Awakens: Poe Dameron: A Pilot's Logbook ]   POE DAMERON – FLIGHT LOG
Michael Kogge, Jason Fry

Children's Story Book

Like many a great epic, 'Star Wars' is rooted in a rich history of armed conflict. Now, for the first time, the facts, figures and backstories of major clashes and combatants in the Star Wars universe have been documented in this volume. It combines action-filled narrative with encyclopedic knowledge.

Publisher: Studio Fun International ([US])
Release date: 27th September 2016
     
     
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