May The Force Be With You

A few weeks ago I brought you details of a few of Egmont’s current Star Wars books, and today I’m delighted to be bringing you even more, thanks Egmont!

The Reading Residence is most definitely a Star Wars household. The Husband grew up loving it, and now with Little Man’s obsession with it, the kids know an inordinate amount about it, too. Most of Little Man’s Christmas list is Star Wars-based, so when we were offered the chance to check out Egmont’s new titles, we were very, very keen…

Egmont Star Wars books

Looking at Star Wars books

Star Wars Starfighter Workshop: Make Your Own X-Wing and TIE Fighter

Luke and Obi-Wan set out on a mission to Alderaan to rescue Princess Leia. On the way they encounter new friends, old enemies and no small amount of danger!

Complete mazes, codewords and puzzles in the uniquely illustrated, full colour activity book. Then press out the pieces to create your very own X-Wing and TIE fighter models, perfect for recreating the famous Trench Run scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. (Amazon)

Star Wars Starfighter Workshop

This book is packed with activities, information and puzzles, and as if that wasn’t enough, you can then make your own X-Wing and TIE Fighter…

This has been a hit! We built the X-Wing a week and a half ago and it is still in tact, which is saying something with an enthusiastic 3 year old playing with it daily. He gets his little Star Wars figures to play with it, too, and since the weekend, he’s also had a TIE Fighter so full on chases and battles can now take place! The Husband put these together, and his tip would be to do it without the ‘help’ of small people. It took him around 10-15 minutes to do each one, so not bad at all, and I’m pretty sure that time would be halved if he had been able to assemble them alone!

Star Wars Treasury: The Original Trilogy

Join Luke Skywalker on his epic adventure from the deserts of Tatooine to the forests of Endor and beyond, in this lavishly-illustrated treasury retelling the stories of the original Star Wars trilogy.

With 120 full-colour paintings by the masterful Brian Rood, this is the perfect gift for new and existing fans. (Amazon)

Star Wars Treasury

This is a beautifully illustrated hardback book, telling the story of the original trilogy (New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi). Little Man loves carefully looking through each and every page and studying the pictures and we can dip in and read snippets together as he is so familiar with the full story. It has a classic feel to it and I can see it being a lovely book to grow with him.

Star Wars: Escape from Darth Vader & Star Wars Use the Force! (World of Reading)

Star Wars Young Readers

These titles are part of the World of Reading series, and I cannot recommend them enough.

We have been reading two books, at Level 1 and Level 2, and other titles and reading levels are also available. As you can see from the pictures, the Level 1 book (the upper image) has just a sentence or so on each page, and then the Level 2 title (the bottom image) has a few on each page.

I was actually looking into buying these prior to us being sent them, as a friend of mine had mentioned them to me. Her son goes to school with Boo, in year 1, and has not been an especially keen reader…until now. He has several of these World of Reading books, though he has the Marvel titles, and he cannot get enough of them. They have really sparked an interest in him and his reading ability and enthusiasm across the board has come on in leaps and bounds since then. The boy who had to be cajoled to read his reading book each week is now the one getting it out of his homework bag on a Friday and reading it on the walk home – I kid you not!

So I was looking at them ready for when Little Man starts reading, but also because they looked like great little bedtime stories for him now. It turns out that they are, they are fun reads, brightly illustrated, and easy to follow.

Here to demonstrate is Boo reading a few pages to Little Man, along with a chance to see the X-Wing and TIE Fighter from the Star Wars Starfighter Workshop in action….

I now have a Star Wars Starfighter Workshop and a Star Wars Treasury available for one of my lucky readers. To be in with a chance of winning them, please enter using the rafflecopter below. The competition is open to UK entrants only and closes at 12am 11th December 2015.

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What appeals to you about these Star Wars books?

Disclosure: Written in collaboration with Egmont UK, though all opinions are my own

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90 thoughts on “May The Force Be With You”

  1. The fact that they’re interactive and have something to do – kids always enjoy reading if there’s something to do.

  2. Because it’s great for children to have books on a topic they are interested in as it’s more likely to encourage them to read! LOVE the young Readers books!

  3. My boys are Star Wars crazy, it’s great to find a book on their favourite topic but aimed at their age range as so many books are too old for them. They will love the activities especially in these books.

  4. Hopefully being able to share the awe and wonder that I remembered when the movies came out when I was a kid and being able to share it with my Star Wars mad grandchildren as it all starts again!

  5. I love the fac they encourage reading with a topic children can relate too as well enjoy. Moreover, as it is known by most parents it allows for real engagement

  6. These books would be perfect for my young son who has recently learnt the basics of reading and needs something that he is interested and excited about to continue that journey.

  7. I like them because the wording as been simplified and any ‘violence’ from the films seems to be toned down. Most adults must admit that young children of most ages have seen at least some of the films on DVD etc and sort of know the story. These books as they read or are read to, softens the story to their level.

  8. My son (aged 5) has the Disney Story Central app on my Iphone and really enjoys reading these types of books. He also loves Star Wars!!! <3

  9. I love the fact they bring classic sci fi to a much younger audience and they involves acitivities that involves an adult which creates quality time with parent and child

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