Star Wars books…Read them you must!

May 06, 2013
This past Saturday, Star Wars fans around the world celebrated May the 4th (be with you), the Star Wars day of celebration. The holiday may be over, but if you want to keep the party going, Scholastic and Klutz have lots of great books and activities to keep your Jedi mind entertained and to keep you from going over to the dark side. The epic saga is right at your fingertips! Star Wars Thumb Doodles teaches young Jedis to make thumbprint versions of their favorite characters—from clone troopers and battle droids, to Ewoks and Wookies. Star Wars fans will love re-creating key moments from the movie and designing scenes of their own, like the ultimate battle between Thumb Yoda and Thumb Darth Vader. (Klutz, Ages 8+) If thumb doodles aren’t your thing, learn to draw like a Jedi Master! When you draw R2-D2, does he look more like a watermelon on roller skates than a cool droid? Does the Yoda you see in your head look nothing like the green blob that ends up on paper? Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars is packed with tips and techniques, practice space to draw right in the book, and translucent overlays that make tracing a snap. (Klutz Ages 8+) Looking for some outdoor fun? Try Star Wars Folded Flyers. Make 30 paper starfighters directly from the movie. You can make your own fleet of X-wings, Y-wings, and Millennium Falcons. An awesome added bonus, each book included descriptions of each flyer written by the pilots—where else will you hear Darth Vader describe maneuvering a TIE fighter? (Klutz, Ages 8+) 3-D isn’t just for the movies anymore! Renowned paper engineer Matthew Reinhart brings your favorite Star Wars characters to life with two epic pop-up books, the #1 New York Times bestselling Star Wars: A Pop-up Guide to the Galaxy (Orchard Books, All Ages) and Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-up Adventure (Orchard Books, All Ages). Each book delivers a 3-D experience packed with awesome, in-your-face novelty features. Check out the trailer forStar Wars: A Galactic Pop-Adventurehere. And there’s more exciting Star Wars fun on the way! Today, premiered the vidoe trailer for the forthcoming Star Wars: Jedi Academy (Ages 8-12) in an exclusive first look. The new book, by New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Brown, follows Roan Novachez first year at Jedi Academy under the tutelage of Master Yoda. Look for this new book series wherever books are sold in September 2013. How did you celebrate May the 4th? Let us know in the comments!