Padawan Picks: 11 Star Wars Books for Kids

If the whoosh of lightsabers and cries of “pew pew” are common in your house, then these ARE the reads you’re looking for.

These amazing Star Wars books for kids (along with some fun kid-friendly movies, TV shows and games) will keep even the most devoted Padawan happy. From A New Hope to Rogue One—and the extended universe in between—the Edmonton Public Library has you covered!

Love reading these Star Wars books for kids, your children will.

1. Rey’s Story by Elizabeth Schaefer

This is a great novelization of The Force Awakens and is a must read for Rey fans. This junior novel centres on Rey and follows her adventure throughout the story featured in the movie, rather than breaking away to other characters.

Great for children ages 10 and up, Rey’s Story is available from the Edmonton Public Library as a book, eBook, downloadable audiobook and audiobook CD.

2. Star Wars Epic Yarns: A New Hope by Jack Wang

Cute felt characters? Check.

Full plot of A New Hope in 11 pages? Check.

Format that is great for babies to chew on? Check.

This is a delightful board book that any Star Wars fan with a baby will love to read—plus The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi are available in the same format!

3. Finn & Rey Escape! by Michael Siglain

This book is a good first introduction to the world of The Force Awakens. It introduces kids to Rey, Finn, Poe and BB-8 and gives them just enough action to leave them wanting more. Great for ages 5 to 8.

When you're done with Finn & Rey Escape, be sure to read the other book in the series, Han & Chewie Return, and check out other easy reader Star Wars books by Michael Siglain.

4. Star Wars: Meet the Heroes by Ella Patrick

Listen—I know there are lots of easy reader books out there that you’d rather avoid, but this one won’t make you want to tear your hair out.

Meet the Heroes presents seven female heroes from the Star Wars universe in a simple format with cool art, including big screen faves like Leia and Rey along with lesser-known characters like Ahsoka and Sabine. Great for ages 5 to 8.

5. Star Wars: Rey to the Rescue by Lisa Stock

Rey to the Rescue presents all the facts that you need to know about Rey and her adventures with the Force. Suitable for ages 10 to 12.

6. Star Wars Coding Projects Using Scratch by Jon Woodcock

For the teen Star Wars fan who is interested in coding and video game design, this book walks readers through what Scratch is and how to make projects such as Build-a-Droid, Use the Force and Jetpack Adventure. Teens will spend hours building, tweaking and playing their very own games. Did I mention the best part? Scratch is free!

7. Star Wars Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide by Pablo Hidalgo

This beautiful new visual guide is for the kid (or adult!) who just can’t get enough of Rogue One. Spend hours poring over the details of every ship, character, robot and plot point from the movie. Suitable for ages 12 and up, but younger kids will still love checking out the many photos.

In addition to Rogue One, The Edmonton Public Library has many more Star Wars visual guides for you to choose from. Or, if you want everything in one place, try Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know by Adam Bray.

8. The Snare: Adventures in Wild Space by Scott Cavan

Ready to enter the extended universe? Follow Lina and Milo as they set out across the galaxy to rescue their parents from the clutches of the evil Empire. A great read for any kid 12 and up who is ready to move past the familiar movie characters and stories.

The Snare is available from the Edmonton Public Library as a book and eBook. Be sure to check out the other four books in the Adventures in Wild Space series (available in book and eBook formats as well).

9. BB-8 on the Run by Drew Daywalt

The paintings by Matt Myers for this book are exceptional and the story by Drew Daywalt is equally wonderful. This book fills the gap between when BB-8 leaves Poe and when he finds Rey. A great book for kids aged 6 to 10 who love BB-8 and want to know more about his adventures.

10. These Aren’t The Droids Your Looking For: A Search-and-Find Book

This book is the perfect thing to bring on a road trip, to a family gathering or just to get some peace and quiet for a little while. Kids will love trying to find mouse droids, wampas, a freezing Ben Kenobi and many other Lego Star Wars universe characters and robots.

11. Rogue One: A Junior Novel by Matt Forbeck

Perfect for the tween/teen Star Wars fan that is looking to relive the thrill of Rogue One, this book has amazing cover art and, in classic junior novelization fashion, includes eight colour photos.

Rogue One: A Junior Novel is available from the Edmonton Public Library as a book, downloadable audiobook and audiobook CD.

Bonus: All the Star Wars Movies, TV Shows and Video Games You Could Ever Want

A New Hope, Return of the Jedi, The Clone Wars, LEGO Star Wars, Rebels, Battlefront and SO much more—the Edmonton Public Library has Star Wars DVDs, Blu-rays and video games for all ages! (There’s even a Phineas & Ferb Star Wars special.)

There’s an entire galaxy of Star Wars books for kids (and teens) to discover at EPL, with hundreds of titles to enjoy—from delightful counting book Obi-123 right up to Aftermath, which reveals what happened after Return of the Jedi. Check them out today!

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