May 4 is Star Wars Day, thanks to the delightful pun in the image above. According to StarWars.com, this pun was first used in 1979 and has led to the fan-created Star Wars Day. In honor of this highest of geek holidays, I present to you a set of books which are part of the Star Wars universe. Enjoy, and may the Force be with you.
Darth Vader and Friends by Jeffrey Brown
Eisner Award winning author Jeffrey Brown offers an intimate look at the friendships between best pals in the Star Wars universe, from Darth Vader and the Emperor to Leia and her Ewok pals, Han and Chewie, C-3PO and R2-D2, the bounty hunters, and other favorite characters. Jealousy, birthday parties, lightsaber battles, sharing, intergalactic rebellion and more all come into play as Brown’s charming illustrations and humor irresistibly combine the adventures of our friends in a galaxy far, far away with everyday events closer to home.
Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson
One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies. But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet. Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins– and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters.
Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View
Commemorates the Star Wars franchise’s fortieth anniversary with stories retelling scenes from the original “Star Wars” film from the point of view of different background characters.
Star Wars Coding Projects written by Jon Woodcock, illustrated by Jon Hall
A step-by-step visual guide to coding fun projects in Scratch showing you everything you need to know to create computer projects, animations, and games.
Star Wars Galactic Maps: An Illustrated Atlas of the Star Wars Universe written by Emil Fortune, illustrated by Tim McDonagh
“Illustrated in full color, this stunning book of maps covers everything from Endor and Naboo to Tatooine and Yavin 4, taking in the epic stories, strange creatures, and planets of a galaxy far, far away. With dozens of maps, star charts, character profiles, and a timeline of the entire saga, it is the perfect guide for any explorer!” — back cover.
Star Wars Origami: 36 Amazing Paper-Folding Projects From a Galaxy Far, Far Away by Chris Alexander
Everything you need to create a galaxy of Star Wars characters, ships, droids, weapons, and more.
Star Wars, Volume 1: Imperial Machine, Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith written by Charles Soule
“Picking up directly where Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith ends, follow Vader as he receives his legendary red lightsaber and witness Vader’s rise to power as a Dark Lord of the Sith!”–Amazon.
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher
A retelling of Star wars in the style of Shakespeare, in which a wise Jedi knight, an evil Sith lord, a beautiful captive princess, and a young hero coming of age reflect the valor and villainy of the Bard’s greatest plays.