Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Book Round-Up. Happy May the 4th! For those who don’t know what that is, it’s a day celebrating all things Star Wars. A cute play on words, I think. Anyway, I received a catalogue from Hatchette on upcoming Star Wars books and thought I’d share my top ten must reads. Age range varies, but all are Star Wars themed. Perfect for the kid in all of us!
Star Wars The Original Trilogy Read-Along Storybook and CD Collection
Including Read-Along storybooks for A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, this convenient bind-up is easy to carry, and the CD included features word-for-word narration, character voices, and action-packed sound effects for each story!
Star Wars Rebel Rising by Beth Revis
When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents she is not completely alone-Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own, and gives her not only a home but all the abilities and resources she needs to becomea rebel herself.
Jyn dedicates herself to the cause-and the man. But fighting alongside Saw and his people brings with it danger and the question of just how far Jyn is willing to go as one of Saw's soldiers. When she faces an unthinkable betrayal that shatters her world, Jyn will have to pull the pieces of herself back together and figure out what she truly believes in... and who she can really trust.
Star Wars Are You Scared, Darth Vader? By Adam Rex, Adam Rex (Illustrated by)
It's midnight and the moon is full, but Darth Vader isn't scared.
OF COURSE I AM NOT SCARED.
Nothing can scare Lord Vader!
Not monsters or witches or ghosts, and especially not the dark.
So what is Darth Vader scared of?
Read on in Adam Rex's hilarious and spooky Star Wars tale to find out!
YOU WILL LEARN NOTHING.
Star Wars Most Wanted by Rae Carson
Set before the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story! Han and Qi'ra don't have a lot in common other than not having a lot. They're street kids on the industrial planet Corellia, doing whatever it takes to get by, dreaming of something more. They each jump at a chance to prove themselves in the perilous world of Corellia's criminal underbelly, only to discover they are on the same mission for the same unscrupulous boss. When the job goes disastrously wrong, Han and Qi'ra are on the run--from pirates, a droid crime syndicate, the Empire, and their boss--and will have to learn to trust each other if they are going to survive.
Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray
The story of how young Leia Organa comes to join the rebellion against the evil Empire, from New York Times best-selling author Claudia Gray.
Star Wars The Rise of a Hero: The Rise of a Hero by Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson (Illustrator)
Blast into hyperspace and relive Luke Skywalker's exciting adventure as he goes from being a farm boy on the dusty desert planet of Tatooine to the rebel pilot and hero who destroys the Empire's most powerful weapon--the Death Star!
Star Wars: The Rise of a Hero reunites legendary Star Wars comic book creators Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, and Tom Palmer, along with Laura Martin, they deliver an all-new, action-packed retelling of A New Hope just in time to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of that landmark science fantasy epic.
May the Force be with you!
Star Wars Galactic Maps: An Illustrated Atlas of the Star Wars Universe
Learn about all of the various planets of the Star Wars universe with Galactic Maps! With detailed maps showing the different worlds and characters, this is the perfect book for any avid Star Wars reader. Fans will be delighted to find a spread introducing them to the planet and characters featured in Rogue One!
Star Wars: Original Trilogy Graphic Novel by Alessandro Ferrari, Kawaii Studio (Illustrator)
Everyone's favorite tale of good versus evil takes on a whole new look in this graphic novel! Join Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and the rest of the heroes and villains from a galaxy far, far away in this graphic novel collection that retells the original three Star Wars films: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. You'll experience the saga in a way you never have before!
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back So You Want to Be a Jedi? By Adam Gidwitz
Acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author Adam Gidwitz delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back like you've never experienced before, infusing the iconic, classic tale of good versus evil with a unique perspective and narrative style that will speak directly to today's young readers while enhancing the Star Wars experience for core fans of the saga.
Star Wars The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight by Tony DiTerlizzi, Ralph McQuarrie (Illustrated by)
The classic tale of good versus evil set in a galaxy far, far away, quickly became a cultural phenomenon during its time, inspiring a generation of story lovers and storytellers. Now, the original trilogy of Star Wars shines anew with the vibrant concept art of Ralph McQuarrie, the legendary conceptual designer behind the original trilogy.
Collected in a picture book for the first time, McQuarrie's art is paired with captivating text by New York Times bestselling author Tony DiTerlizzi-a winning combination that will delight Star Wars fans old and new and delight generations of readers to come.
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MRS N, Book Addict