STAR WARS Holiday Books Gift Giving Guide

Maria H. (ndm#130) (1950 Posts)

A Disney blooded, crafty, fun-lovin' wife/mom/organizer/planner, etc who is obsessed with all things Disney 🙂 Maria grew up with the Magic Kingdom and has loved watching WDW evolve into what it is today. A firm believer in the Power of Pixie Dust, she is the owner of The Disney Driven Life - A Community for Neurotic Disney People & a d.i.y. crafty blog, Carousel of Projects - create~inspire~share.


 

Story time is always a favorite in this Neurotic Disney home. NDK (Neurotic Disney Kid) is old enough to read, but not too old to still be read to! Books are wonderful on so many levels. We keep them everywhere – even in the car! Disney Books are a great way to keep Disney at home. Disney Book Group was kind enough to send these books for NDK approval – be sure to look for the NDK Review after the description of each book!

Star Wars Holiday Book Guide 2015Earlier this week, I shared a holiday gift giving guide featuring great Disney books, appropriate for all ages. I also promised that I would share my favorite, NEW Star Wars books from Disney Press! We are still in the process of reading these books, but I can definitely tell you they are NDK approved. The first set of books, based on the original trilogy, are perfect for bringing the current generation up to speed, even if they have seen the films.  The next set of books are for a slightly older crowd. Without any further ado, here are a few Star Wars books that I recommend – especially if you are gearing up to see STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS next week. Only 9 days to go!!

  • Star Wars: A New Hope -  The Princess the Scoundrel and the Farm BoyStar Wars: A New Hope The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy
    by Alexandra Bracken
  • $17.99 USD, $18.99 CAD
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

The galaxy is at war.

Although the Rebel Alliance has won a few battles against the Empire, hope is fading. The Empire is about to finish building the greatest weapon the galaxy has ever seen—the Death Star. The rebels’ only chance to defeat it now lies in the unlikely hands of a princess, a scoundrel, and a farm boy. . . .

Acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: A New Hope like you’ve never experienced before. Since the premier of the original film, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker have become iconic, larger-than-life characters. The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy takes a deeper look at these three heroes as they join forces to defeat the evil that threatens their entire galaxy.


  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back -  So You Want to be a JediStar Wars: The Empire Strikes Back So You Want to Be a Jedi?
    by Adam Gidwitz
  • $17.99 USD, $18.99 CAD
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
  • Disney Lucasfilm Press

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: Return of the Jedi Beware the Power of the Dark Side! Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Beware the Power of the Dark Side!  by Tom Angleberger
  • $17.99 USD, $18.99 CAD
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
  • Disney Lucasfilm Press

Acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author Tom Angleberger delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi 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 Lost StarsJourney to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lost Stars
    by Claudia Gray, Phil Noto (Illustrated by)
  • $17.99 USD, $18.99 CAD
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 12 to 18, Grades 7 to 12
  • Disney Lucasfilm Press

This thrilling Young Adult novel gives readers a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe, from the rise of the Rebellion to the fall of the Empire. Readers will experience these major moments through the eyes of two childhood friends–Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell–who have grown up to become an Imperial officer and a Rebel pilot. Now on opposite sides of the war, will these two star-crossed lovers reunite, or will duty tear them–and the galaxy–apart?
Star Wars: Lost Stars also includes all-new post-Star Wars: Return of the Jedi content, as well as hints and clues about the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-read for all Star Wars fans.


  • Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Smuggler's Run: A Han Solo Adventure Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Smuggler’s Run: A Han Solo Adventure by Greg Rucka, Phil Noto (Illustrated by)
  • $12.99 USD, $13.99 CAD
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 10 to 14, Grades 5 to 9
  • Disney Lucasfilm Press

Han Solo and Chewbacca the Wookiee team-up for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the story follows everyone’s favorite pair of smugglers as they fly the Millennium Falcon on a top-secret mission for the Rebellion. Hidden in the story are also hints and clues about the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-read for fans old and new!


  • Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker AdventureJourney to Star Wars: The Force Awakens The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure by Jason Fry, Phil Noto (Illustrated by)
  • $12.99 USD, $13.99 CAD
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 10 to 14, Grades 5 to 9
  • Disney Lucasfilm Press

Luke Skywalker returns for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the story finds Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, and R2-D2 stranded on a mysterious planet, and explores a dangerous duel between Luke and a strange new villain. Hidden in the story are also clues and hints about the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-read for fans old and new!


  • Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure by Cecil Castellucci, Jason Fry, Phil Noto (Illustrated by)
  • $12.99 USD, $13.99 CAD
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 10 to 14, Grades 5 to 9
  • Disney Lucasfilm Press

Princess Leia returns for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, the story follows the warrior princess as she leads a ragtag group of rebels on a dangerous mission against the evil Galactic Empire. Hidden in the story are also hints and clues about the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-read for fans old and new!

**Disclosure – I received these books for review purposes from the Disney Book Group. All opinions are my own.