May the 4th be with You: Star Wars Recommended Reads for All Ages

By Laura, Reference Librarian

Star Wars Day, May the 4th, is upon us! Celebrate by checking out some of these Star Wars reads available through our e-branch.

Adult Reads

  1. “The Princess Diarist” by Carrie Fisher 
    e-book | audiobook
    Hear the story from the princess herself! Carrie Fisher, the actress who played Princess Leia in the original trilogy, writes about her experience filming and promoting the original Star Wars trilogy. Check it out for all the behind the scenes insights.
  2. “Star Wars: Master and Apprentice” by Claudia Gray
    e-book | audiobook
    Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of my absolute favorite characters in the Star Wars series! In this novel we get insight into his early years, training as a Jedi under Master Qui-Gon Jinn. I strongly recommend checking out the audiobook. The Star Wars audiobooks have excellent production value with sound effects from the films!

Teen Reads

  1. “Leia, Princess of Alderaan” by Claudia Gray
    e-book | audiobook | Hoopla
    This novel tells the story of the early years of our favorite Star Wars princess! As per tradition in Alderaan, a teenage Leia has to complete three challenges to earn her title of Princess of Alderaan. Along the way she meets some unique friends, goes on exciting adventures, and uncovers a mystery about a possible rebellion.
  2. “Rebel Rising” by Beth Revis
    e-book | audiobook | Hoopla
    This is the prequel book to the film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. Meet Jyn Erso, an orphaned girl taken in by Saw Gerrera. Gerrera is obsessed with rebelling against the Empire and trains Jyn to be a rebel herself. Yet, when betrayed, Jyn is forced to figure out her own path.

Graphic Novel Reads

  1. “Star Wars Adventures” by Landry Walker and Cavan Scott, illustrated by Derek Charm and Eric Jones | E-comic on Hoopla
    A Star Wars comic series for all ages! Check out stories from characters and settings across the Star Wars universe. All of your favorite characters from Episode 1-9 make appearances.
  2. “Star Wars: Poe Dameron” by Charles Soule, illustrated by Phil Noto
    E-comic on Hoopla
    Do you love Poe Dameron from Episodes 7-9? Read this comic series to learn more about his life as a rebellion pilot prior to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Chosen for a top-secret mission by General Organa, Poe sets off to investigate historical sites of importance to the Force. Join him on his adventures!

Children’s Reads

  1. “5-Minute Star Wars Stories” by Lucasfilm Press | e-book
    Perfect stories for bedtime! Eleven short stories featuring fan favorite Star Wars characters, including Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Rey, and BB-8. These stories will have you dreaming of galactic adventures.
  2. “Jedi Academy” by Jeffrey Brown | e-book
    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away a young boy, named Roan, dreams of joining the Pilot Academy, but after being rejected, he gets a mysterious invitation to join the Jedi Academy. Check out the middle school version of Jedi training, with all the awkwardness, life lessons, and funny moments that come with it.

May the 4th be with You: Star Wars Recommended Reads for All Ages

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