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Star Wars Books for Star Wars Day! {Plus Free #StarWars Printables}

Every year when Star Wars Day rolls around again, hubby and the girls like to spend the weekend watching a callow boy, still wet-behind-the-ears, save the galaxy with the help of a fast-talking mercenary, feisty princess, and furry eight-foot-tall alien.


This year, DK Books is celebrating May the 4th with some new Star Wars books and a Star Wars Activity Kit full of fun for all the little padawans. I’ve got two Jedis in training, so I love that I can print out doubles of all the colouring pages – cause the Force help me if I’ve only got one Ewok colouring page!

Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded

Star Wars Character Encyclopedia

This expanded edition of the Star Wars Character Encyclopedia has been updated to include characters from Episode VII: The Force Awakens. There were some new pictures in here hubby had never seen before, and that’s saying a lot! Each page profiles one of over 215 characters with back story and interesting facts. Entries are listed in alphabetical order and include a quick reference Data File with the basics for each character like affiliation, home world, species, height, and what episode(s) the character appeared in.

Note that this character encyclopedia is a children’s version with less text and fewer details than you’d find in the more adult-oriented DK encyclopedias. I would recommend this for elementary school aged kids.

LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded

LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia

DK’s LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia has also been updated and expanded to include 72 additional pages of new LEGO Star Wars minifigures, including 10 different Luke Skywalker variations. Learn which minifig is the rarest and which can be found in the most LEGO sets. Each entry includes a quick reference Data File with its year of release, which set it first appeared in, how many sets it appears in, how many pieces, and its accessories. Many also include a Star Variant box spotlighting a significant variant of that figure.

Tee loved going through all the pages pointing out which minifigs she already has, and she was very excited about the exclusive minifigure that came in a blister pack in the cover. It’s Boba Fett wearing white concept art armour designed for The Empire Strikes Back! In the film, Boba Fett wears a similar design but in grey and green.

Boba Fett exclusive minifigure

This volume contains 270 entries organized into sections covering Episodes I through VI, the Clone Wars, Rebels, and Legends. I was a bit puzzled why this otherwise comprehensive encyclopedia didn’t include any of the Episode VII minifigures. That lack was a bit of a disappointment, though this volume is still a hit in our house.

DK Readers

For younger fans excited about The Force Awakens, how about a Star Wars DK Reader? There’s the Star Wars: The Force Awakens: New Adventures reader and the LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens reader. They’ve seen the movie (over and over), now they can read the book!

DK Star Wars Readers

Don’t forget to download the 2016 Star Wars Day Activity Kit full of colouring pages and activity sheets.

DK Books Star Wars Day Activity kit

Visit DK Books’ Star Wars Boutique for more Star Wars reference books, sticker books, and readers than you can shake a lightsaber at.

Win 2 Star Wars Character Encyclopedias!

DK Star Wars giveaway (CAN, 5/19)

I’ve got a fun giveaway for Star Wars Day! One of my readers will win the two books that I reviewed: the Star Wars Character Encyclopedia and LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia. Enter in the giveaway widget below. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada only, 18+. All entries will be verified.

While you’re here, check out my other open giveaways on my Giveaway Page!

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  • Thank you for sharing the Star Wars post and I can not wait to share it with my family as I know they will enjoy it a lot. And I enjoyed being able to visit your blog today. Have a nice week.

  • We’d love to have the Star Wars The Force Awakens Ultimate Sticker Collection because my daughter loves stickers right now

  • I looked at DK’s Star Wars Boutique and another book my Star Wars fan would love to have is the What Makes a Monster

  • My son, an adult, would no doubt like to have every single one of them. Though I must add that he jolly well might already have some. 🙂

  • Great book selection! I would love to get Ultimate Star Wars and the Character Encyclopedia!

  • My little guy would go crazy for any of the Lego books…especially the ones with buildable figures. He has also been reading the dk readers…we have a few of those already 🙂

  • Any of the books with stickers would be great hit! The Force Awakens Ultimate sticker collection or

  • My kid is a huge fan of Lego Star Wars so we would love to add the new Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens titles to our collection.

  • I am sure he would like the Star Wars The Force Awakens Ultimate Sticker Collection book.

  • My boy’s love any kind of Lego books.Star Wars are there favorite ones to read.Especially when there is a minifigure included with the book.

  • Another book that we would love to get is “Star Wars The Force Awakens: Ultimate Sticker Collection”.

  • My sons would love all of these books, but they would especially also love to have the Star Wars Rebels The Visual Guide and The Star Wars in 100 Scenes books!

  • I would love to get Star Wars- Absolutely everything you need to know! I’m pretty sure my sons would be thrilled with any of these though!

  • I think the Ultimate Star Wars book would be the best. You can’t get much more than ULTIMATE!

  • I know my sons would love the LEGO Star Wars in 100 Scenes and the Star Wars in 100 Scenes books. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Lego Star Wars in 100 Scenes! My 5 and 8 year old are crazy about these Star Wars books! Thanks for the great contest!

  • I am pretty sure that any true fan of Star Wars would love to have:”Star Wars: the Complete Vehicle Book.” I know these fans want to learn everything about Star Wars, and so I am pretty certain the Complete Vehicle Book would be warmly welcomed by any of them.

  • Another book we would like to have is “LEGO Star Wars Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy.” Thank you for the fun giveaway.

  • My grandson would love the Lego Star Wars books – especially the Yoda Chronicles. I am not sure if he has that one yet or not, I’ll have to ask his mama.

  • The Star Wars The Force Awakens Ultimate Sticker Collection would be a great addition to my son’s sticker collection!