Fun Books to Help You Celebrate Star Wars Day


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 Disney related books, there are so many books to help you celebrate Star Wars Day. There are options for the youngest children, older children, and adults. There are storybooks, chapter books, and books loaded with Star Wars facts.

Books for Star Wars Day

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Fun Books for Star Wars Day

Do you have a favorite book for Star Wars Day? Here are tons of fun options for you!

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.

There is a whole series of Little Golden Books based on Star Wars characters and stories that would be perfect for little ones. They include I Am a Droid, I Am a Jedi, and I Am a Pilot.

Author Jeffrey Brown takes a look at the lighter side of Darth Vader in the comically illustrated Darth Vader and Son, Vader’s Little Princess, and Good Night Darth Vader.

Is your Star Wars fan just learning to read alone? The World of Reading leveled reader series includes several Star Wars titles. They are available in a fun Level One boxed set and a fun Level Two boxed set.

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.

Years ago, author Timothy Zahn created his own story as a follow up to the original trilogy in his Thrawn Trilogy books Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command.

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.

Books for Star Wars Day


  1. So many great choices here! My daughter just got Star Wars books for her birthday. She was so happy to have her own Star Wars books like her big brothers 🙂

  2. My son is just starting to read and I love all the options there are for Star Wars books at his level. And the images are so cute too!

  3. Thanks for suggesting the 5-minute Star Wars stories. My 5 year old’s attention span is perfect for that book. My daughter read The Jedi Academy and loved it. She’s looking forward to reading more in the series.

  4. Because, seriously, you can never have too many Star Wars books (or too many Disney books – or, quite frankly, too many books in general!)

    Great list!

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