Must Have Books for Your Star Wars Collection

Must Have Books for Your Kid's Star Wars Collection

I collect books. A habit that my son has happily inherited. While, he does enjoy fictional novels, he has always preferred reading non-fiction, which I guess he inherited from both of us. This has made it easier to find quality books for him to read. Many of these Star Wars books are great for the engineering mind! Encyclopedia-like books related to science and his love of sci-fi are his favorites. (My husband’s too!)

Must Have Books for Your Kid’s
Star Wars Collection

Star Wars Character Encyclopedia

This brand new version contains every character you need to know from the original trilogy, the prequel trilogy, and the latest installment in the sequel trilogy, The Force Awakens. This book has been GREAT for me personally. I’ve mentioned before that, much to the horror of the guys in my house, I’ve never been a big Star Wars fan. Star Trek is more for me. However, The Force Awakens was so amazing that it converted me into a bigger fan. After that, I knew needed to brush up on some Star Wars knowledge and this simple guide was perfect for me.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Visual Dictionary

This is exactly what the title infers…it is a visual dictionary, full of eye-popping photos of the characters, sets, and props. This book is extremely detailed and contains lots of tidbits and little known facts that will help to expand your knowledge of the new Star Wars universe.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Incredible Cross-Sections

I do think that these types of books are my son’s favorite. Given that he has a engineering/scientific mind, he can spend hours pouring through every detail in these cross-sections. The ships and vehicles may be science fiction, but there is a ton of real science involved.

*Great for the engineering mind!

Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle

Chronicles every year from 1973 to 2016, right up to The Force Awakens.  It is so jammed packed with history, Star Wars and non-Star Wars, that we had this book for 2 months before my guys were completely done reading it. The 368-page hardback book comes in a thick sturdy case that easily slides off. It takes you on a month by month, year by year, very detailed journey through the history of Star Wars.

Star Wars: Complete Locations

Packed with more than 50 intricate full-color cross-section artwork and 3-D maps, this visual guide will take you into the incredible worlds and locations in the Star Wars galaxy. From the towering skyscrapers of Coruscant to the terrifying technology of the Death Star, Star Wars: Complete Locations lets you see in astonishing detail the numerous worlds, bases, cities, landscapes, and battle sites from the Star Wars galaxy. Discover the secrets of the Jedi Temple Complex and tour Maz’s Castle on Takodana.

*Great for the engineering mind!

Star Wars: Complete Vehicles

This book is packed with visual explorations of more than fifty essential Star Wars spacecraft and landcraft, including the TIE bomber, Imperial shuttle, A-wing, B-wing, and more. Full-color cross-section artwork presents in-depth examinations of each craft’s weapon systems, engines, hyperdrives, cockpits, and construction secrets, providing a never-before-seen glimpse at the vehicles that drive the Star Wars universe.

*Great for the engineering mind!

Star Wars: The Blueprints

This guide brings together the original technical drawings from deep within the Lucasfilm Archives. Combined with insightful commentary from best-selling author J. W. Rinzler, the collection maps in precise, vivid, and intricate detail the very genesis of one of the most enduring and beloved stories to appear onscreen. The meticulously researched text gives voice to the groundbreaking and brilliant engineers, designers, and artists that have, in film after film, created the most imaginative and iconic locales. Blueprints shows how in bringing this extraordinary epic to life, early concepts were translated into iconic sets.

*Great for the engineering mind!

LEGO Star Wars Small Scenes From a Big Galaxy

Bringing to life the LEGO® Star Wars® galaxy with wonder and enchantment, LEGO® Star Wars® Small Scenes From a Big Galaxy is a beautiful photography book recreating LEGO Star Wars brick sets and minifigures. The book features painstaking recreations of classic Star Wars movie moments and irreverent new takes on fan-favorite characters and whimsical themes.

Star Wars: The Essential Atlas

Navigate the Star Wars universe as you never have before–with this fully illustrated, full-color guide that maps the entire galaxy. You know the planets–from Alderaan and Corellia to Tatooine and Zonama Sekot–and the star systems, from the Deep Core to the Outer Rim. But now, for the first time, you can pinpoint their locations and chart the travels of your favorite characters through the vast reaches of space.

Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology

There’s more to the arms, artillery, and exotic equipment of the Star Wars galaxy than Jedi lightsabers and blasters. Species such as the tree-dwelling Wookiees, the amphibious Gungans, and the deadly Yuuzhan Vong have yielded a staggering array of unique weapons and devices. And as the Star Wars mythos continues to grow–in prequels and video games, on screen, in print, and beyond–these remarkable technical creations also multiply and evolve.

Star Wars : Would You Rather?

a booklet full of fun Star Wars themed questions for kids

*Great for the engineering mind!

Star Wars in 100 Scenes

One of the most perfect books for a Star Wars fan! Published by DK, this book displays about 16 epic scenes from each of the 6 movies. Each scene spans a two page spread and shows, not only iconic photos, but also behind the scenes facts and little known details. The notable characters, droids, vehicles, and location from each scene are described within the two page spread as well. A nice, neat little package to refresh your memory on the first 6 parts of the legendary saga of Star Wars.

The Star Wars Trilogy Leatherbound Classic

The Star Wars Trilogy is part of Barnes & Noble’s series of quality leatherbound volumes. Each title in the series presents a classic work in an attractively designed edition bound in genuine bonded leather, with beautiful illustrations and breathtaking endpapers. These books make elegant additions to any home library

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