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!
I have always believed that a book is the gift that keeps on giving! In our house, we have a fun tradition of handing out New Years’ presents at midnight. Now stick with me for a minute before you think I have completely lost my mind. For New Year’s, I usually find everyone in our family a book as a gift. I feel that the best way to start off the new year is by handing everyone a great book! Here are just a few of my favorite NEW holiday themed books from Disney Publishing that would make any neurotic Disney child or adult happy to receive, no matter when!
Stay tuned for more themed Holiday Book gift giving guides this week!
See our other reviews on gifts for babies, beginning readers, teens and great holiday books!
Gifts for Star Wars Fans
Fans have long wondered what happened to Ahsoka after she left the Jedi Order near the end of the Clone Wars, and before she re-appeared as the mysterious Rebel operative Fulcrum in Rebels. Finally, her story will begin to be told. Following her experiences with the Jedi and the devastation of Order 66, Ahsoka is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa, and the Rebel Alliance….
The NDK Review:
Ahsoka is the story what happened to Ahsoka Tano after she left the Jedi Order. This was a violent time for the Jedis, because the Sith wanted to take over after they found the Jedis’ hiding spot. I never wanted to think that Ahsoka was dead, so the story of her life after is so exciting! I am still reading this book, but so far I like the story line. Some parts are hard to understand because I do not watch The Clone Wars or Rebels, but I can ask my dad to explain it to me. It is definitely a book for Star Wars fans.
I was able to meet the author of this book, E.K. Johnson and Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano! Ahsoka is an adventurous, strong girl – one that you can look up to! She is my favorite Star Wars character.
- Star Wars: Finn’s Story
- By Jesse J. Holland, Illustration by Brian Rood
- Price: $5.99 USD/6.50 CAN
Experience Star Wars: The Force Awakens from the point of view of one of the film’s biggest breakout characters! Finn is a former First Order stormtrooper with a unique story. Follow along as he gets swept up into an adventure he never thought possible!
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!
Welcome to the world of Rogue One Rebel Dossier: a Star Wars stand-alone novel coming to theatres this fall!
Gifts for Marvel Fans
BLACK WIDOW: RED VENGEANCE is the action-packed sequel to the instant New York Times best-seller, BLACK WIDOW: FOREVER RED, penned by #1 New York Times best-selling author Margaret Stohl. This time, Stohl takes readers inside the minds of Marvel’s most cunning and dangerous spies—Black Widow and Red Widow—delving deeper into their powers and revealing more than ever before about the infamous assassin and her fledgling hero-in-training.
- Doctor Strange: Attack of the Doubt Demons
- By Liz Marsham, Illustrated by Ron Lim
- Price: $4.99 USD/ $5.50 CAN
When Doctor Strange is blessed with the powers of magic and mysticism, he uses his abilities to help those in need!
Tony Stark is known throughout the world as many things: billionaire, inventor, Avenger. But mainly for being the Invincible Iron Man.
Just when Tony is about to add his pizzazz to an international eco-summit in Ireland, someone close to him forces him to question his role in making the world a more dangerous place with his high-tech weaponry. But Stark doesn’t have much time to reflect before an old enemy presents him with an even greater challenge: the assassination of all the eco-ministers, and Iron Man himself. Just how invincible Iron Man is when he is stripped of everything remains to be seen in this breathless adventure by the bestselling author of Artemis Fowl.
Younglings can draw, color, and create with all their favorite characters from the Marvel films. From Guardians of the Galaxy to Spider-Man, every page is packed with doodles. Readers can use their artistic powers to bring these sensational scenes to life!
The NDK Review:
Marvel Doodles is a cute book. It’s a coloring book, but you get to use your imagination and draw in the rest of the pictures however you want it! My favorite was the Avengers at dinner and creating a new weapon for Thor!
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.