One of my favorite things about Star Wars is how big it is. There is a whole other world to explore after you fall in love with movies. Books and comics are both great places to start. With great Star Wars books for kids, no matter how old your child is, they can learn about the galaxy.
It doesn’t matter if your child is a young Padawan or an older one. There is something for everyone, even kids, to enjoy. There are books about the Resistance, the Sith, pilots, droids, and other people and things. With the High Republic, there are even more stories to tell, and they’re even better.
It doesn’t matter if your child already knows about the Star Wars movies or if you’re teaching them for the first time. There are a lot of Star Wars books for kids. Jedi, Rebel, or Dark Side: There are Star Wars books for kids of every age! They’re also not just for kids, either!
If you want to learn more about the galaxy, there are many books out there. These are some of my favorite ones. Then check out this post and this post for more Star Wars books for kids.
Star Wars Picture Books and Board Books
Star Wars: A Jedi You Will Be by Preeti Chhibber and Mike Deas
With Luke, they go to Dagobah to learn about how to use the Force. This is a really cute book for kids. Under the guidance of Yoda, they can train like Luke and learn how to be a Jedi like him. If you like The Empire Strikes Back, this book is a great addition to your home library.
Star Wars: ABC-3PO by Calliope Glass, Caitlin Kennedy, and Katie Cook
In this picture book, you can learn about the alphabet in a fun way. People or things from the galaxy are shown in each letter, along with a little poem. Adults and kids will enjoy the descriptions because they are so detailed.
Star Wars: BB-8 On the Run by Drew Daywalt and Matt Myers
Aww, I’m sorry! Somehow, BB-8 got away from Poe while they were on Jakku. He has to find his way back to them. They need a secret map so that they can get Luke Skywalker back. During his trip, he meets all kinds of people.
Star Wars Epic Yarns: The Empire Strikes Back by Jack Wang and Holman Wang
These board books show different scenes from each Star Wars movie with needle-felted characters, and each scene has a word that goes with it. People who are little Star Wars fans will love it because it’s a great way to get them to meet their favorite characters.
Star Wars: I Am a Padawan (Little Golden Book) by Ashley Eckstein and Shane Clester
Maybe I like these books because they remind me of my childhood. For each movie, there is a Little Golden Book that tells the story. There are also different groups of characters (Sith, wookiee, droid), and this one about Ahsoka is good even for kids who are a little older.
Star Wars: The Mandalorian: A Clan of Two by Brooke Vitale
Those who want more than just a picture book will like this one. It’s good for kids ages 5–8. This book shows some of the best parts of the first season of The Mandalorian. It even comes with stickers! If your kids are afraid of things, this might not be the best movie for them. It’s not scary, but there are also some bad guys in it.
Star Wars The High Republic: The Great Jedi Rescue by Cavan Scott
It doesn’t matter what age you are, you can learn about the High Republic with this book! This book is for the same age group as the one above. If you’re also reading the High Republic books, this is a great way to connect. It looks a lot like Light of the Jedi. In the event of a disaster, the Jedi are called in to save the day! Is this one also going to come with a lot of stickers?
Star Wars LEGO: Secrets of the Dark Side (DK Level 1) by Matt Jones
It’s a good book for kids who like dark things. In this DK early reader, kids can learn about Darth Maul, Kylo Ren, and other bad guys. Lego minifigures make this book extra fun to read.
Star Wars Books for Tweens
Star Wars: Myths & Fables by George Mann and Grant Griffin
This is a collection of nine stories and folktales that have never been told before. In general, the stories aren’t very close to stories we already know, but they have some familiar parts. There are a lot of Easter eggs, so older kids and adults will also enjoy these stories.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark Edited by Jennifer Heddle
Takes different events from the Clone Wars and tells them in a way that makes sense to each person who reads it. Zoraida Córdova, Rebecca Roanhorse, and Jason Fry are some of the authors, so you know you’re in for a treat when you read this. If you’re a fan of the Clone Wars, you’ll love these stories about Ahsoka, Count Dooku, and Obi-Wan.
Star Wars: Join the Resistance by Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, and Annie Wu
It’s clear to Mattis Banz that joining the Resistance is the best way for him to become a hero. He’s not so sure about his squadron, though. Can these rebels work together? If you like Star Wars, you’ll like this illustrated book. It’s also a lot of fun to read.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Cobalt Squadron by Elizabeth Wein and Phil Noto
You should read this book if you want more Rose Tico (and Paige!). This book tells the story of Cobalt and Crimson Squadrons as they try to get help to a planet that the First Order has blocked off. Wein clearly did a lot of research on flying. She wrote a good story that fits well with The Last Jedi.
Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure by Cecil Castellucci and Jason Fry
If it’s a story about Leia, I’m there. This is a book you should read no matter what. Leia is the leader of a group of rebels in this movie, which is between Episode V and Episode VI. It gives the reader a better look at her fears and values, as well as how she is becoming a leader.
Star Wars The High Republic: A Test of Courage by Justina Ireland
If you haven’t read Ireland’s writing, you’re in for a surprise. You’ll enjoy it. Vernestra Rwoh is a new Jedi knight, and she has just joined the group. To start out, she’s going to watch a 12-year-old while they go on a cruise and go to a space station dedication. In the event of an emergency, they land on a moon. But what’s out there?
Star Wars The High Republic: Race to Crashpoint Tower by Daniel José Older
Star Wars fans are really into the High Republic right now because it’s good at telling stories. Older is the author of this book, so I’d expect nothing less from him. In this book, people from all over the galaxy are coming to Valo for the Republic Fair, which is held there every year. It turns out that the Fair and Valo might be in danger, so Ram Jomaran runs away from the party to hide. This means that when the attack comes, he has some unexpected helpers.
Poe Dameron: Free Fall by Alex Segura
First, I’ll say that I’m not a big fan of Poe. That said, I was very happy with this book. This book tells Poe’s history as a Spice Runner and how he met Zorii. Segura gives Edgar Allan Poe some new (to me, anyway) depth and makes a quick and fun read that adds a lot to the movies.
Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Legends of Luke Skywalker by Ken Liu and J.G. Jones
This one is a little different. These are six myths and legends about Luke Skywalker that were told on a cargo ship that was going to Canto Bight. Is it true or not? It’s up to the person listening to see if they are. People who write about Star Wars know a lot about it, and Liu is one of them. You can learn about Luke Skywalker and his adventures between the movies in this book. It is a lot of fun!