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May the Fourth be with you! Check out some great books for children this Star Wars Day

Written by · Published May 4, 2018

Lego Star Wars in 100 Scenes, Star Wars: The Last Jedi: the visual dictionary, Star Wars Coding Projects

Star Wars: absolutely everything you need to know, by Adam Bray, Kerrie Dougherty, Cole Horton & Michael Kogge

“This work is crammed with weird and wonderful Star Wars trivia, strange-but-true facts and fascinating ‘Did you know?’ Q&As. Find out who cleans the floors of the Death Stars and what takes 1,000 years to digest its victims! From movie-making trivia to quirky facts you never knew you never knew, this book will excite new and old fans alike.”

The Amazing Book of Star Wars, by Elizabeth Dowsett

“Children new to Star Wars will love discovering more about the galaxy far, far away in this early years reference book with cool fold-out papers. Large pictures and short, simple sentences bring Star Wars to life. Favourite characters and fascinating vehicles are explored in a fun way, including Yoda, Luke Skywalker, the clone troopers, the Millennium Falcon, Darth Vader, R2-D2, and Wookiees.”

Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and other vehicles, by Landry Q. Walker

“Want to know how the Millennium Falcon made the Kessel Run in such a short distance? Don’t know your X-wing from your Y-wing? Not sure what type of craft Slave I is? From the swamps of Kashyyyk to the deserts of Jakku, from inner-city Coruscant to the vastness of hyperspace, this book will show you the right craft for the job.”

Star Wars: the visual encylopedia, by Patricia Barr, Adam Bray & Cole Horton

“With a galaxy of information on every page, this encyclopedia is the ultimate illustrated guide to everything Star Wars. Throwing the spotlight onto carefully curated images and beautiful photography, it showcases characters and objects from across the franchise.”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: the visual dictionary and Star Wars: The Force Awakens: the visual dictionary by Pablo Hidalgo

Find out all about the characters, droids, aliens and creatures from the latest Star Wars episodes from a Lucasfilm insider.

Star Wars: character encyclopedia, by Simon Beecroft & Pablo Hidalgo

“Want to know how tall Darth Vader is? Or where the ferocious Nexu comes from? This handy guide is full of fun facts and intriguing information, including never-before-seen information revealing characters’ back stories and personalities. With over 200 heroes, villains, monsters and more, Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia is guaranteed to enthral for hours on end.”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: incredible cross-sections, by Jason Fry

“This title reveals the inner workings of 13 key vehicles from Episode VIII of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Each vehicle is shown as an intricately detailed, full-colour cross-section artwork, complete with callouts to the important features of each ship.”

Star Wars Coding Projects, by Jon Woodcock & Jon Hall

“Learn to code games and use Scratch, guided by your favourite Star Wars characters!

Star Wars Coding Projects is a step-by-step visual guide to coding fun projects in Scratch and shows you everything you need to know to create cool computer projects, animations, and games.

“Create your own sprites and use them in your projects. Build your own characters, navigate a spaceship through an asteroid belt, and go on a jetpack adventure. Learn essential coding skills, share your projects with friends, and challenge them to beat your scores.

“Each project consists of simple, numbered steps that are fully illustrated and easy to follow, with inspiration on creating your own Star Wars sprites.”

Lego Star Wars in 100 Scenes, by Daniel Lipkowitz

“This Lego Star Wars book retells the six Star Wars films in 100 iconic scenes using Lego Star Wars sets and minifigures. Relive the amazing Star Wars adventure in miniature form with this humorous retelling of the LEGO Star Wars complete saga.”

Ultimate Lego Star Wars, by DK

“Featuring every LEGO Star Wars set and minifigure ever released, Ultimate LEGO Star Wars is a complete and unrivalled encyclopedia of the LEGO Star Wars theme. Its large format and beautiful high-quality imagery makes it an indispensable guide for young fans and a stunning reference work for adults. Unprecedented and all-encompassing, it also features behind-the-scenes material.”

The Amazing Book of Lego Star Wars, by DK

“Children new to Star Wars will love discovering more about the galaxy far, far away in this early years reference book with cool fold-out papers. Favourite characters are explored from Anakin Skywalker and Yoda, to Rey and Kylo Ren, while awesome sets are brought to life.”

Sophie Green

Sophie Green

I work for the Suffolk Libraries stock team. I also write children’s fiction, short stories and comedy. Visit my website.