In recent years, the date May 4th has become an unofficial Star Wars Day around the world. “May the force be with you” easily becomes “May the fourth be with you” and Star Wars fans love to celebrate!
If your family loves Star Wars and books, there are so many books that can help you celebrate this holiday. There are books for the youngest children, older children, and adults. There are storybooks, chapter books, and books loaded with Star Wars facts.
Do you have a favorite book for Star Wars Day?
Fun Books for Star Wars Day
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Star Wars Books for Young Children
Even the youngest fans can enjoy Star Wars Colors from Scholastic. This board book features colorful images from the movies, while teaching basic concepts.
If you only have a few minutes, share exciting events from the movies with your child by reading aloud from 5-Minute Star Wars Stories from LucasFilm Press.
Is your Star Wars fan just learning to read alone? The World of Reading leveled reader series includes several Star Wars titles, including Ewoks Join the Fight, Escape from Darth Vader, and Rescue from Jabba’s Palace.
Star Wars Books for Older Children and Adults
Keeping track of all of the characters, locations, vehicles, and storylines in the Star Wars movies can be a challenge even for the biggest fan. Fortunately there are books to help with that! Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, and Ultimate Star Wars all feature amazing photographs, illustrations, and tons of information.
Author Jeffrey Brown also has a chapter books series featuring a humorous look at a newly created character, Roan, and his time as a young teen at Jedi Academy. Your older reader will love Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Return of the Padawan, and The Phantom Bully.
Older readers and adults will enjoy the original trilogy in book form in Star Wars Trilogy by George Lucas.
Author Claudia Gray takes a look at the events in the Star Wars movies through the eyes of two new characters in Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lost Stars.