#StarWarsReads review and giveaway

To celebrate Star Wars Day on May the 4th, Egmont have released a selection of Star Wars branded books for children. They have kindly sent us a selection of the books to review and as you will see, Libby has got into the spirit of it!

#StarWarsReads May the 4th be with you review and giveaway

Star Wars The Force Awakens illustrated story book

The illustrated story book of The Force Awakens is a brilliant introduction to Star Wars for younger children. The words are simple and there are fantastic pictures. It gives a little briefing about each of the characters as they are introduced. This is great for people who are a little rusty on their Star Wars characters, and perfect for children. They get into the story as it goes along, learning who is who and setting the scene.

#StarWarsReads May the 4th be with you review and giveaway

In this book, Luke Skywalker has gone missing. His sister Leia is looking for him so he can help her to restore peace and justice within the galaxy. A book that would perhaps have been a little old for Libby is much more accessible due to the pictures.

#StarWarsReads May the 4th be with you review and giveaway

Star Wars Rogue One Junior Novel

This version of Star Wars Rogue One is aimed at older children and has no pictures. It is an abridged version of the story with simplified, accessible language. It also isn’t too long so children would be happy to read it without getting fed up half way through. For younger children, it’s a great one to read together with a parent.

Having said all that, my husband is a huge Star Wars fan and isn’t put off at all by the fact it is a junior novel. He is happy reading it with Libby a bit at a time because he wants to read it himself anyway. I think if he’s honest he’d be reading this with or without Libby!

#StarWarsReads May the 4th be with you review and giveaway

Star Wars Make and Do activity book

Star Wars Make and Do was Libby’s favourite book because it is incredibly engaging. There are loads of exciting things for children to make. There are step by step instructions as well as lists of everything you need to do the crafts. You can make everything from t-shirts to finger puppets to Stormtrooper helmets.

#StarWarsReads May the 4th be with you review and giveaway

As well as the craft ideas, the book contains an art pad and a section called Learn to Draw. You follow the simple step-by-step instructions to draw the characters in your art book. Libby decided to draw Yoda. I was actually really impressed with her attempt. She decided to put a sticker next to her drawing so we could see how similar they were.

#StarWarsReads May the 4th be with you review and giveaway
#StarWarsReads May the 4th be with you review and giveaway

Princess Libby battles the Stormtroopers

Libby decided to act out her own Star Wars story. Of course, she was Princess Libby battling the Stormtroopers. Check out her story in pictures, based on part of the story featuring Rey in the Force Awakens book.

#StarWarsReads May the 4th be with you review and giveaway

Princess Libby was in the desert when she heard the familiar sound of Unkar’s thugs. She held up her weapon and listened.

#StarWarsReads May the 4th be with you review and giveaway

Princess Libby knew how to take care of herself after years of living in the threatening environment of the Plutonium Sox household. Libby stood to face the thugs.

#StarWarsReads May the 4th be with you review and giveaway

As they ran towards her, she pulled her scariest face and prepared herself for battle.

#StarWarsReads May the 4th be with you review and giveaway

Suddenly, a blaster bolt flew past. Libby saw a platoon of Stormtroopers heading straight for her. She raised her weapon and faced up the Stormtroopers.

#StarWarsReads May the 4th be with you review and giveaway

Realising there were too many Stormtroopers to fight, she shouted to her companion Finn and they prepared to run and find a ship.

#StarWarsReads May the 4th be with you review and giveaway

By the skin of their teeth they made it into a hunk of junk ship. Princess Libby concentrated and flipped a few switches. The engines roared into life and Princess Libby celebrated as she flew the ship away, watching the Stormtroopers disappear from view below her.

#StarWarsReads May the 4th be with you review and giveaway

Win Star Wars Books

If you love the sound of these new Star Wars books, you can win a copy of both Star Wars Make and Do, and Star Wars Adventures in Wild Space. You can enter using the Rafflecopter below. Please read my competition terms and conditions before entering. Don’t forget to check out my other competitions too, there are some brilliant prizes up for grabs. For another review and giveaway, head over to In the Playroom blog.

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46 Comments

  1. Tracy Nixon
    April 13, 2017 / 10:13 am

    I love Yoda because he may be small but he is very wise and I also love the way he speaks!

  2. iain maciver
    April 13, 2017 / 10:13 am

    love Chewbacca always have

  3. aj
    April 13, 2017 / 10:15 am

    YODA because he looks like he could do with a big cuddle.

  4. jo liddement
    April 13, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    Princess Leia is such an iconic character and she is brave and sassy but also vunerable and caring

  5. Bev
    April 13, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    Wicket! So cute!

  6. Jo Hutchinson
    April 14, 2017 / 2:35 am

    my favourite Star Wars character is C3 PO because he accidently helps.

  7. Fiona
    April 14, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    Chewie because our dog sounds just like him!

  8. Sarah Ann
    April 14, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    Yoda – I just love his wisdom!

  9. Pamela Gossage
    April 14, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    I love Chewbacca because I think he really needs a huge hug

  10. Gemma Cook
    April 14, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    Yoda.
    It’s our sons favourite character and he looks so cute when he dresses up like him, in his Yoda onesie.

  11. stuart hargreaves
    April 14, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    YODA what a character, but he could do with a shave

  12. Kerry Taylor
    April 14, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    I like Yoda. He’s so wise but has a sense of humour at the same time!

  13. Andrea Upton
    April 14, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    Yoda because he is cute

  14. Joanne Gibbons
    April 15, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    My favourite character is Darth Vader, everyone loves a good villain!

  15. Margaret GALLAGHER
    April 15, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    Yoda – So wise and calming

  16. Solange
    April 16, 2017 / 4:09 am

    Yoda because he’s cute and wise.

  17. Ruth Harwood
    April 16, 2017 / 11:03 am

    We all love Yoda as he’s adorable!

  18. Claire Nutman
    April 18, 2017 / 9:42 am

    Yoda for his pearls of wisdom and super cuteness!

  19. Jo Carroll
    April 18, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    C3PO because of his funny one-liners, his ultra pessimistic attitude and plummy British accent.

  20. Harline parkin
    April 19, 2017 / 3:55 am

    Yoda he’s so clever

  21. amy bondoc
    April 19, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    han solo always my favourite, hes got a great sense of humour!

  22. Kelly Ellen Hirst
    April 21, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    My favourite is Yoda – he’s wise and makes me laugh

  23. Lynsey Buchanan
    April 23, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    Luke Skywalker – A hero and also very kind and caring.

  24. ADEINNE TONNER
    April 23, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    My favourite has to be Luke Skywalker as he is awesome and has been my favourite from the very beginning

  25. Kimberley Ryan
    April 27, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    yoda, because he is so wise

  26. Karenhutchinson
    April 27, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    Yoda because he makes me laugh

  27. janine atkin
    April 29, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    yoda is my favourite

  28. Rich Tyler
    April 30, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    Bobba Fett, super cool!

  29. Sandra Fortune
    May 1, 2017 / 9:33 am

    Like Yoda he’s super cute !

  30. Andrea Smith
    May 2, 2017 / 11:14 pm

    My favourite character is Princess Leia as she is strong and independent

  31. Caroline J Robinson
    May 3, 2017 / 7:53 am

    Darth Vader……A Jedi Legend

  32. Jenny Rogers
    May 3, 2017 / 11:56 am

    My favourite is Han Solo, for his good sense of humour.

  33. Maria Jane Knight
    May 3, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    I love Yoda – he is so wise and thoughtful

  34. Susan B
    May 3, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    We all have different favourites but mine is Han Solo because I fancy Harrison Ford.

  35. Laura Corrall
    May 3, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    Yoda – He is little and green and just an awesome little chap.

  36. Trevor Linvell
    May 3, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    Boba Fett as hes the coolest bounty hunter in the galaxy who caught Han Solo, stands up to Darth Vader and has a jetpack!

  37. Diana
    May 3, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    R2D2, quiet funny 🙂

  38. ellie spider
    May 4, 2017 / 12:02 am

    i love the ewoks seriously what could be more adorable than a deadly cuddly teddy bear? lol

  39. Adrian Bold
    May 4, 2017 / 3:05 am

    Darth Maul. For some reason this short lived villain just captivated me with his poster and ‘make up’ imagery.

  40. lynn neal
    May 4, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    Darth Vader is my favourite because I think he is misunderstood!

  41. May 4, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    Super picture Libby 🙂 My kids are obsessed with Star Wars because of the books. These ones look great. Wicket was my favourite character at their age thanks to the Ewoks cartoon
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  42. Kim Neville
    May 4, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    We like R2D2 as always makes us laugh with his phrases

  43. Miss Tracy Hanson
    May 4, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    Loved Chewie, I always wanted a Wookie when I was younger, as I thought he was just a big teddie bear lol 🙂

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