Celebrating Star Wars Reads Day

Saturday 10th October is Star Wars Reads Day, a global celebration of books for Star Wars fans. Well, this is one household that is definitely up for that!

Our Star Wars Story

The Husband grew up loving Star Wars, I enjoyed it as a child, so when the ‘new’ movies came out we went to see them all at the cinema and we of course own the films. One day, our son found said films…

So two or three months ago Little Man ‘discovered’ Star Wars. Oh my, did he. Since that day, his obsession has just grown and grown. Every single day we seem to have endless discussions about the varying lightsaber colours, why Anakin turned to the Dark Side, whether there was good still left in Darth Vader (we believe so, thanks to Return of the Jedi), why Yoda is so small – who knows?! The list goes on and on, believe me. The mums on the school run now find it fun to guess which Star Wars figure is accompanying Little Man each day, we watch the six films in rotation along with several Lego Star Wars DVDs and Star Wars Rebels episodes, play with the figures, talk about the plot-lines – you get the picture, right? He has an ever-growing collection of figures, toys, masks, dressing up, clothes and so much more and his Christmas list seems to growing daily as he spots more toys that he ‘needs’.

And he’s only just turned three. The Husband, of course, is delighted.

Anyway, this week we had a rather special delivery. It’s no secret that we love our books here. I get as excited as the kids do when they receive new books. Until this time. When Little Man received this bundle, he’s excitement levels took to a whole new level…..

Star Wars bundle

Both Little Man and Boo dived straight in and didn’t surface for some time!

Reading Star Wars books

And then to top it off, we also received this…

lightsabre

Yes, my son is now a Sith Lord.

Star Wars Books

So a closer look at the fab books that we received from the lovely people at Egmont

Star Wars: Where’s the Wookie?

Wheres the Wookie

Chewbacca, a notorious rebel ally, is wanted for crimes against the Empire. Not often seen without his partner-in-crime, Han Solo, this Wookiee has evaded capture on multiple occasions, due in no small part to the fastest freighter in the universe, the Millennium Falcon. Chewie, as he is more commonly known, has a sizeable bounty on his head. Can you find this furry criminal before other accomplished bounty hunters beat you to it? A uniquely illustrated search and find format, perfect for Star Wars fans young and old!

I do love books like this, and my daughter adores them. Along with having to find Chewbacca on every page, there are then addictional characters and items for you to find on each and every page. Lots of fun, with a favourite character.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Activity Book

Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Activity Book

This is a uniquely illustrated activity book based on the second movie in the Star Wars saga. Join Luke Skywalker as he discovers his ancestry, trains to be a Jedi knight and fights the evil forces of the Empire! The book is packed full of exciting mazes, codewords, puzzles and many more activities, and 4 sticker scenes to complete with 100 stickers!

So much to do with this one! This one is Little Man’s favourite, as he loves the characters in Empire Strikes Back and enjoys having me read each section to him, studying the stickers pages (not using them, just studying them!), and even though he is only 3, he can do some of the activities.

Star Wars Doodles

Star Wars Doodles

Readers can draw, colour, and create with all their favourite characters from the Star Wars films. From Luke Skywalker to Darth Vader, every page is packed with doodles from a galaxy far, far away. Readers can use their artistic Force to bring these sensational scenes to life!

Despite possibly being the world’s worse artist, I think this is a brilliant book. I like the concept of having to add to each illustration, and as many of them are simple, even I can join in! This is one that both of the children will do together, and I do suspect the Husband (who actually can draw very well) will muscle in on it, too. 

We also received the Star Wars Rebels magazine. Little Man has had these before, along with the Lego Star Wars and Star Wars Adventures magazines. He loves them, absolutely loves them and I find it difficult to sneak past the magazine stands in shops now! They tend to be his bedtime reading for that whole week, and he pours over them quietly by himself, too.

Little Man and Star Wars

I managed to capture Little Man talking Star Wars, not the easiest of tasks as he is only just three, but it’s nice to hear it from him….

Competition Time

Now, it only seems fair that after going on about how brilliant these books are that I offer a bundle up as a prize. So I do have a Star Wars book bundle up for grabs, including the above three titles – a rather fabulous prize, I think! To be in with a chance of winning, enter using the rafflecopter below. The competition ends at 12am on 5th November 2015, and is open to UK entrants. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

So go on, share with me your favourite Star Wars moment.

Disclosure: Written in collaboration with Egmont

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167 thoughts on “Celebrating Star Wars Reads Day”

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    My almost-17-year-old was OBSESSED with Star Wars. To the point that, if he could read and write at 4, he could easily have aced an A-Level in it (they should really introduce a Star Wars A Level!). I took him to visit my work once and my boss got an empty bin, put it on his head, and proceeded to do an amazing Darth Vader impression. My boy (probably 5 or 6 by then) was in heaven! Favourite moment for sure. Now I have a 4 and 6 year old who are also Star Wars obsessed. The force returns!

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    I remember taking my nephew (and various friends of his) to see the original Star Wars film and looking along the all the seats just as Luke is making his final run against the Death Star. It still brings a smile to my face watching them all leaning left to right and back, just as Luke was doing, and then cheering as Hans Solo appears in the Millennium Falcon. As for the new Star Wars, I’m hoping to take my great nephew and hope the film will perform the same magic on him.

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    It has to be Star Wars A New Hope (ep iV) when Luke is making his attack run down the Death Star trench, Vader has him in his sights, there’s surely no escape until (Hurrah!) Here’s Han and Chewie in the Millennium Falcon!

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    When Anakin Skywalker becomes Darth Vader and you hear the iconic Breathing for the first time. Always sent a shiver down the spine

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    When Princess Leia says to Hans “You have your moments: not often, but you do have them”. she gets all the best lines.

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    I’m entering for my little brother, so I will share with you this- not that long ago he was talking about Star Wars and I let slip that I’d only watched them once and wasn’t very keen. I have never seen him look so disappointed in me in his life haha. 🙂

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    Christine Wilkinson

    Star Wars has been loved by 4 generations in my family, sadly only 3 generations now after loosing grandad, now my grandson William is taking up the challenge, he is 7 years old and knows every character, he would so love this prize, thank you!x

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    Christine Wilkinson

    Sorry, got so excited about star wars, forgot to say our favourite bit, it’s when Darth Vader say “I am your father” that expression got used so many times in the house since my children were little!!!x

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    My son had a lego star wars themed party. My husband made a death star piñata and we made light sabers for all the guests, which they used to bash the piñata – everyone had a great time – me and my husband included!

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    I am not a star wars fan at all but my husband is. He begged me to go and see the last film that was released. I finally gave in, only for a friend to ask if he wanted to see it with him the next day. My hubby pretended he hadn’t been & ended up seeing it twice, ha! I would love these for my hubby & son to share xx

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    When Luke jumps off the barge in Return of the Jedi, then bounces back and spins round and catches his lightsabre. Epic.

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    I’ve never watched Star Wars myself so I don’t have a favourite moment but I know my nephew would absolutely love these books 🙂

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    I haven’t really watched it much its my son who’s the fan he still has a video box set. Can’t ask him his fav bits cos he’s still in bed (2-10 shift)

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    Phyllis May Ellett

    The scene from The New Hope where Chewy, Han, Leia and Luke are going to get crushed in the garbage masher, just love the tension and the door number is 3263827. Never will forget that number.

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    My fave star wars moment has to be hans solo getting frozen in carbonite and him and leia say the ‘I love you’ ‘I know’ bit! I love their relationship!

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    When Luke is making his attack run through the Death Star trench and he gets the shots on target and the Millienium falcon shoots Vader and gets him off his back.

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    Not mine but my partners who said his favourite star wars moment was his dad taking him to the first showing of star wars in 1977. Said he’s never forgotten it…force still with him!

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    We all love Star Wars but my youngest daughter wasn’t that sure as she hasn’t watch many of the films – during the holidays we took them to Madam Tussauds and went and visited the Star Wars Exhibition where she was able to get up close to all the Stars needless to say when we come home she watched all the movies and is now a huge fan and can’t wait to see the new film x

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    In the empire strikes back, when yoda uses the force to lift the x-wing out of the swamp and luke looks on in amazement. It was magical

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    Not even to do with the movies my favourite moment was at Disneyland Paris this August when my grandson went for Jedi training in the morning. The afternoon a show was put on where my grandson fought Darth Vader with their light sabers and Johnny got an excellent off him for remembering all the moves. Was I proud? Oh yes. Always a massive fan of Star Wars this made his year.

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    i no my both sons would love this so much, 1 is 21 coming up on the 15th and other is 8 years old totally different ages but love star wars.

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    going to the cinema at 4 to see return of the jedi and being made to sit and watch the whole film even though i was bored & wabted to leave

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    I’m not sure what my favourite stars wars moment is but my happiest memories of star wars are watching the films snuggled up on the sofa with my younger brother munching on the quarter of sweets we used to go and get from the shop before we had our special movie time together 🙂

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