Explore the Galaxy with Star Wars Reads

Posted on October 3, 2023

by Sam P

Lucasfilm has chosen October to celebrate Star Wars Reads– a month dedicated to the Star Wars Extended Universe and early literacy around the galaxy.

With no shortage of film or printed word content, it may seem daunting to dive into this massive universe, so here are some recommendations to get you (or your family) started.

Are You Scared, Darth Vader?

By Adam Rex

eBook | hoopla

A picture book about the galaxy’s most infamous father, Darth Vader, and how he’s totally not scared of anything at all, ever.

The Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi

By Christopher Nicholas


Relive some of the legendary Obi-Wan Kenobi’s most daring adventures in this Little Golden Book. Darth Maul! Darth Vader! Luke Skywalker! He was there for it all.

A Jedi You Will Be

By Preeti Chhibber

eBook |   hoopla

A picture book this is. Learn how to be a Jedi, you will. “Hilarious, I am.” – Master Yoda, probably.

Death Star Battle

By Trey King

eBook   |   hoopla

This level two easy reader retells Luke Skywalker’s perilous flight to destroy the Death Star. Practice your reading with the help of this iconic scene.

Attack of the Furball

By Jarrett Krosoczka


A standalone story starring a Jedi Academy fan-favorite, Christina Starspeeder makes a new friend she has to stow away in the dorms. Get ready to meet the best-named critter in the galaxy, Fluffernut.

Lost Stars

By Claudia Gray

eBook   |   eAudiobook

Experience the Empire and the rise of the Rebellion like never before in this fantastic teen novel. Two childhood friends both attend – and compete – for top pilot positions at the Imperial Academy. When one does become an Imperial officer and another a Rebel pilot, the concept of right and wrong becomes blurred as they learn to navigate friendship and duty.


By Kiersten White

eBook   |   eAudiobook  |  hoopla

There are plenty of stories out there featuring the legendary Obi-Wan Kenobi. Padawan stands apart as a teen novel following a teenage Kenobi on a secret mission to an uncharted planet- secret to both the Jedi Counsel and Qui-Gon Jin- wherein he must reconcile his feelings for the Jedi Order and The Force as a whole.

Most Wanted

By Rae Carson

eBook  |  eAudiobook  |  hoopla

Solo: A Star Wars Story isn’t considered one of the best standalone films, but this book may make up for that. It’s a prequel to this prequel telling readers how Han and Qi’ra met and survived within the confines of Corellia’s sewers.

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters. Vol. 1, Galaxy’s Deadliest

By Ethan Sacks

eBook   |   hoopla

If you dig the grungy, underworld settings of Star Wars, consider the Bounty Hunters graphic novels, which not only tell a great story but have a fitting art style to help tell it.

Star Wars: The High Republic, Edge of Balance Vol. 1

By Shima Shinya


Maybe your favorite era in the Star Wars timeline is during The High Republic. If so, consider this manga in which a Jedi, Lily Tora-Asi, is assigned to Branchii—a newly inhabited planet where a new Jedi temple will be erected.

Who is George Lucas?

By Pamela D. Pollack

eBook  |   eAudiobook

Spoiler Alert: George Lucas is the creator of Star Wars! But this book will tell you even more about him and his quest to create the popular space opera all the way back to the 1970s.

LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia

By Elizabeth Dowsett


It’s got heroes. It’s got villains. It’s got a bunch of information about pretty much every little LEGO Star Wars minifigure to exist!

Padawan Cookbook: Kid-Friendly Recipes from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

By Jenn Fugikawa

Look at the recipe for Jawa sushi and tell me you don’t want to make it. And mean it.

LEGO Star Wars Ideas Book: More Than 200 Games, Activities, and Building Ideas

By Hannah Dolan


More LEGOs! The perfect companion to the character encyclopedia above, this book will inspire your own galactic creations.

Star Wars Galactic Maps: An Illustrated Atlas of the Star Wars Universe

By Emil Fortune

Get excited for cartography and explore the Star Wars universe the way your favorite characters do—with maps! A book is a little different than sitting in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, but we can use our imaginations.

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