Fiction Books (young adult / juvenile)

Want to know all there is to know about upcoming Star Wars (young adult/juvenile fiction) books? Look no further and check out this page!

Below the shortlist is a complete listing with solicitations, publisher info, and pre-order links! Click the covers to see a bigger image!

Note that prices given are Suggested Retail Prices (SRP). Pre-order prices at the Amazon-links are usually lower!

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Enjoy! Happy reading and collecting!!!!

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shortlist juvenile fiction

September 1, 2017 (Force Friday 2017)

STAR WARS: LEIA – PRINCESS OF ALDERAAN

hardcover (US)

October 3, 2017

STAR WARS: AHSOKA

softcover reprint (US)

STAR WARS: JOIN THE RESISTANCE – ESCAPE FROM VODRAN

Join the Resistance book # 2

hardcover (US)

October 5, 2017

STAR WARS 40th ANNIVERSARY TIN

tin with softcover (UK)

October 17, 2017

STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY – TALES OF HOPE AND COURAGE

As Told by Maz Kanata

replica journal

hardcover (US)

October 24, 2017     

STAR WARS: ADVENTURES IN WILD SPACE – THE COLD

Adventures in Wild Space book # 5

softcover (US) 

October 31, 2017

STAR WARS: THE LEGENDS OF LUKE SKYWALKER

hardcover (US)

December 15, 2017

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – BOMBER COMMAND

replica journal

hardcover (US)

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – COBALT SQUADRON

hardcover (US)

March 20, 2018

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

Junior Novelization

softcover (US)

March 27, 2018

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

replica journal

hardcover (US)

April 10, 2018

STAR WARS: ADVENTURES IN WILD SPACE – THE RESCUE

Adventures in Wild Space book # 6

softcover (US)

July 31, 2018

STAR WARS: JEDI ACADEMY – THE PRINCIPAL STRIKES BACK

Jedi Academy Book 6

hardcover (US)

September 18, 2018

STAR WARS: JOIN THE RESISTANCE

Join the Resistance book # 3

hardcover (US)

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

STAR WARS: LEIA – PRINCESS OF ALDERAAN

young adult novel

part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi publishing program

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Claudia Gray

hardcover (400 pages)

Disney-Lucasfilm Press

ISBN 978-1-4847-8078-7

$ 17.99

audiobook download (660 minutes)

Disney-Lucasfilm Press

solicitation copy:

A young adult novel, written by New York Times-bestselling author Claudia Gray, about sixteen-year-old Princess Leia, set before A New Hope.

The never-before-told story of how young Leia Organa comes to join the rebellion against the evil Empire, from best-selling author Claudia Gray.

from San Diego Comic Con 2017:

This YA novel about Leia Organa’s teenage years is being written by Claudia Gray, who explored the character’s middle age as a post-Return of the Jedi politician grappling with insurgency and the public revelation she is Darth Vader’s daughter in last year’s adult novel Bloodline.

While we see her in her much older years in The Last Jedi, which will feature Carrie Fisher’s last performance as the character, this book takes Star Wars fans back to when she was a teenager, not yet a revolutionary. It’s pretty far in the timeline from the events of the new film, but Andrew Sugerman (Executive Vice President of Disney’s Publishing and Digital Media) says these stories still contain clues to the new story.

“As for exploring the ‘long time ago’ aspects, the past informs the future. There are still many unanswered questions, and we’re looking to fill in some, but not all, of those blanks,” he says.

Princess of Alderaan’s title also recalls the classic A Princess of Mars sci-fi novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. While Gray’s book won’t have much else in common with that 1917 book, it will reveal Leia’s rise to power by showing how she first became an agent for the Rebellion — not long before we see her escape with the stolen Death Star plans in Rogue One.

“This is where she started,” Michael Siglain (Creative Director of Lucasfilm Publishing) says, noting that it’s also about her friends and relationships to her parents — a sci-fi adventure, but also a coming-of-age story. “It’s still a YA novel, so it’s still her going against her parents who are trying to protect her.”

He also assures fans “there’s a very strong connection to some things from The Last Jedi, which, again, once you see the film will make sense.”

It’s set on the eve of her 16th birthday. “She’s realizing that there is more to the galaxy and to her life than what’s going on. And she’s at a point where her parents just being secretive,” Siglain says, referring to her adopted parents Breha and Bail Organa (played by Jimmy Smits in the films).

from starwars.com:

It is Leia Organa’s sixteenth birthday and she participates in the traditional ceremony where she declares her intention to one day take the throne of Alderaan. But she’s much more concerned about the way her parents are acting lately: lots of meetings and late dinners and not talking to her as much as they used to. Eventually she discovers the reason for their secrecy: their involvement in the increasingly organized rebellion. When Leia decides to become involved herself in the fight against the Empire, whether her parents approve or not, she will have to prove to them that she is a valuable asset who must be allowed to take a stand, regardless of the risk to herself.

links:

amazon / audiobook

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OCTOBER 3, 2017

STAR WARS: AHSOKA

young adult novel

softcover reprint (US)

publisher info:

written by Emily Kate Johnston

softcover (400 pages)

Disney-Lucasfilm Press

ISBN 978-1-4847-8231-6

$ 9.99

solicitation copy:

Fans have long wondered what happened to Ahsoka after she left the Jedi Order near the end of the Clones Wars, and before she re-appeared as the mysterious Rebel operative Fulcrum in Rebels. Finally, her story will begin to be told. Following her experiences with the Jedi and the devastation of Order 66, Ahsoka is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa, and the Rebel Alliance…

link:

amazon

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STAR WARS: JOIN THE RESISTANCE – ESCAPE FROM VODRAN

Join the Resitance book # 2

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker

cover & illustrations by Annie Wu

hardcover (240 pages)

Disney-Lucasfilm Press

ISBN 978-1-4847-0498-1

$ 14.99

solicitation copy:

Mattis, Lorica, AG-90 and Jo have been captured by the First Order! And things only go from bad to worse when Jo turns traitor on them as soon as they’re in custody, and AG is taken away to be reprogrammed as a villainous First Order droid! Can the squabbling Mattis and Lorica work together to figure out a way to escape before they are interrogated…or worse? Meanwhile, Dec and Sari seek out the help of the intimidating gangster Harra the Hutt to save their friends, but bargaining with a Hutt brings its own set of problems. The members of J Squadron will need quick planning and even quicker moves if any of them are going to survive!

link:

amazon

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OCTOBER 5, 2017

STAR WARS 4Oth ANNIVERSARY TIN

tin with softcover (UK)

 

publisher info:

tin (232 pages)

Egmont UK

ISBN 978-1-4052-8789-0

£ 14.99

solicitation copy:

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars saga, and what better way to celebrate than with this amazing collector’s tin! Featuring the original Star Wars: A New Hope novel and a doodle activity book in an awesome silver tin.

This is the perfect gift for Star Wars fans aged from 7 to 70!

link:

amazon UK

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OCTOBER 17, 2017

STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY – TALES OF HOPE AND COURAGE

As Told by Maz Kanata

replica journal

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Elizabeth Schaefer

illustrated by Adam Devaney

hardcover (96 pages)

Studio Fun International

ISBN 978-0-7944-4036-7

$ 11.99

link:

amazon

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OCTOBER 24, 2017

STAR WARS: ADVENTURES IN WILD SPACE – THE COLD

Adventures in Wild Space Book 5

softcover (US), reprinting the UK original story

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publisher info:
written by Cavan Scott
art by David M. Buisán

softcover (144 pages)
Disney-Lucasfilm Press

ISBN 978-1-3680-0308-7

$ 5.99

solicitation copy:

It is a time of darkness. With the end of the Clone Wars, and the destruction of the Jedi Order, the evil Emperor Palpatine rules the galaxy unopposed. When the parents of Milo and Lina Graf are abducted by agents of the evil Empire while the family is out on a mission mapping the unknown systems of Wild Space, the kids must undertake a perilous journey to rescue them!

Milo and Lina Graf have picked up the trail of their kidnapped parents–but an ambush in the depths of Wild Space leaves them stranded on a desolate ice planet. With an old enemy out for revenge, can they survive THE COLD?!

link:

amazon

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OCTOBER 31, 2017

STAR WARS: THE LEGENDS OF LUKE SKYWALKER

part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi publishing program

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Ken Liu

illustrated by J.G. Jones

hardcover (432 pages)

Disney-Lucasfilm Press

ISBN 978-1-4847-8077-0

$ 14.99

audiobook download (510 minutes)

ISBN 978-0-525-52908-8

$ 23.00

solicitation copy:

As a cargo ship rockets across the galaxy to Canto Bight, the deckhands on board trade stories about legendary Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker. But are the stories of iconic and mysterious Luke Skywalker true, or merely tall tales passed from one corner of the galaxy toanother? Is Skywalker really a famous Jedi hero, an elaborate charlatan,or even part droid? The deckhands will have to decide for themselves when they hear The Legends of Luke Skywalker.

A collection of myths and tall-tales about the legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker, written by Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy award-winning author Ken Liu.

from San Diego Comic Con 2017:

“You know how Han Solo says, ‘It’s true, all of it’? Well, was it really?” Michael Siglain (Creative Director of Lucasfilm Publishing) says. This book by Ken Liu presents its stories as rumors circulating through the galaxy.

It’s a clever way to avoid tangling up canon while still delivering tales about the farmboy-turned-hero’s experiences between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens — and also showing what other denizens of the galaxy know about his true exploits.

“For kids coming out of that movie, for casual fans coming out of that movie, you hear about Luke Skywalker for that whole film, but you only see him for two seconds at the end. He doesn’t even say anything,” Siglain says. “This book is a book that goes into some of those stories that were told, some of those legends of Luke Skywalker. Are they true? Well, maybe. Maybe not.”

The book has a structure similar to a cosmic version of The Canterbury Tales, with each traveler telling his or her story to the group over the course of their journey.

Did Luke Skywalker actually take down 20 AT-ATs in the Battle of Hoth? Was he just a charlatan who made up the story of his Death Star run? Is it possible he was at the Battle of Jakku chronicled in Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath novels?

“What are those stories that Rey has been hearing, that the rest of the galaxy has been hearing, and what has Luke been doing since then?” Siglain says. “The framing device for this is there are a bunch of kids on a cargo ship that’s traveling to the casino world of Canto Bight. Someone says something about Luke Skywalker, and they say, ‘Oh, he was just a myth. That’s just a legend.’ And others say, ‘No, no, no. I know a story about him.’”

Then Liu unspools six different stories, including a first-person account (told second-hand) about a flea-like alien who claimed to be on Luke’s shoulder during some critical history.

“It’s a mole-flea named Lugubrious Mote that is present during the time of Luke’s interactions with Jabba, including his battle with the Rancor and the fight on the sail barge,” Siglain says. “The mole-flea is not present in The Last Jedi, nor on the ship to Canto Bight, though he does help to illustrate Yoda’s point that ‘size matters not.’”

links:

amazon / audiobook

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DECEMBER 15, 2017

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – BOMBER COMMAND

replica journal

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Jason Fry

hardcover (96 pages)

Studio Fun International

ISBN 978-0-7944-4084-8

$ 11.99

solicitation copy:

Complete with stories, secrets, and insights, this guide will immerse readers in the world of Cobalt Squadron from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Includes gatefolds with exclusive artifacts including starship schematics and more!

link:

amazon

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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – COBALT SQUADRON

young adult novel

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Elizabeth Wein

cover by Phil Noto

illustrated by Phil Noto

hardcover (224 pages)

Disney-Lucasfilm Press

ISBN 978-1-368-00837-2

$ 16.99

solicitation copy:

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Wein (Code Name VerityRose Under Fire) journeys to a galaxy far, far away to bring readers the harrowing story of the courageous bomber pilots and technicians of Cobalt Squadron!

link:

amazon

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MARCH 20, 2018

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

Junior Novelization

softcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Michael Kogge

softcover (128 pages)

Disney-Lucasfilm Press

ISBN 978-1-4847-0557-5

$ 10.99

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MARCH 27, 2018

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

replica journal

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Jason Fry

hardcover (96 pages)

Studio Fun International

ISBN 978-0-7944-4105-0

$ 11.99

solicitation copy:

Follow the next adventure in the Star Wars saga in this first person narrative.

This book for tweens will feature a first-person account from one of the main characters of the second installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Format includes foldouts.

link:

amazon

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APRIL 10, 2018

STAR WARS: ADVENTURES IN WILD SPACE – THE RESCUE

Adventures in Wild Space Book 6

softcover (US), reprinting the UK original story

publisher info:
written by Tom Huddleston
art by David M. Buisán

softcover (144 pages)
Disney-Lucasfilm Press

ISBN 978-1-3680-0315-5

$ 5.99

solicitation copy:

It is a time of darkness. With the end of the Clone Wars and the destruction of the Jedi Order, the evil Emperor Palpatine rules the galaxy unopposed. After their parents were kidnapped by the ruthless Imperial Captain Korda, young explorers Lino and Milo Graf set out to find them.

Milo and Lina Graf, have located the mysterious Wild Space planet where their parents are being held by the evil Empire. They must infiltrate a secret base to free them. With an entire legion of Imperial troops to contend with, can the young explorers at last succeed in THE RESCUE?

link:

amazon

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JULY 31, 2018

STAR WARS: JEDI ACADEMY – THE PRINCIPAL STRIKES BACK

Jedi Academy Book 6

hardcover original (US)

publisher info:
written by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
illustarted by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

hardcover (176 pages)
Scholastic

ISBN 978-1-338-18824-0

$ 12.99

solicitation copy:

As told through a mix of comics, doodles, and journal entries, it’s Victor Starspeeder’s third year at Jedi Academy! It’s also his first year EVER without his sister, Christina. Plus, things at Jedi Academy are… weird.

After last year’s security-breach, Principal Marr has been demoted and replaced with Commander ZC-04, a big, scary droid. There’s a curfew, harsh new Universal Planetary Standard testing is in place, and everyone is on edge. But when Victor and his friends dig a little deeper into the changes at the school, they find that there’s a lot more to this story than the droids want to admit! It’s an all-new, out-of-this-world Jedi Academy adventure as „The Principal Strikes Back!“

link:

amazon

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SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

STAR WARS: JOIN THE RESISTANCE

Join the Resitance book # 3

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker

illustrated by Annie Wu

hardcover (224 pages)

Disney-Lucasfilm Press

ISBN 978-1-368-02141-8

$ 12.99

solicitation copy:

This band of misfit Resistance recruits aren’t exactly rookies anymore, but they still have a lot to learn…

The members of J Squadron are back at it again, fighting the First Order, and trying desperately to be as cool as Poe Dameron.

Join the Resistance, the hilarious original fiction series, continues with Book #3!

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