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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shortlist juvenile fiction

October 31, 2017 (shipped to US comic-shops on October 25, 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 – ROSE TICO: MY RESISTANCE

replica journal

hardcover (US)

April 10, 2018

STAR WARS: ADVENTURES IN WILD SPACE – THE RESCUE

Adventures in Wild Space book # 6

softcover (US)

also in April 2018?

STAR WARS

untitled Padmé Amidala YA-novel

hardcover (US)

May 25, 2018

STAR WARS

untitled Han Solo YA-novel

hardcover (US)

July 10, 2018

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

hardcover (US)

July 31, 2018

STAR WARS

untitled Chewbacca middle-grade novel

hardcover (US)

STAR WARS: JEDI ACADEMY – THE PRINCIPAL STRIKES BACK

Jedi Academy Book 6

hardcover (US)

August 7, 2018

STAR WARS: REBEL RISING

softcover reprint (US)

September 18, 2018

STAR WARS: JOIN THE RESISTANCE

Join the Resistance book # 3

hardcover (US)

November 6, 2018  

STAR WARS: LEIA – PRINCESS OF ALDERAAN

softcover reprint (US)

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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

(shipped to US comic-shops on October 25, 2017)   

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:

USA: amazon / audiobook

UK: amazon

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DECEMBER 15, 2017

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – BOMBER COMMAND

replica journal

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Jason Fry

illustrated by Cyril Nouvel

hardcover (96 pages)

Studio Fun International

ISBN 978-0-7944-4084-8

$ 11.99

solicitation copy:

Kids can experience adventure alongside their favorite Star Wars characters appearing in The Last Jedi in a whole new way with this fun scrapbook with fold-out flaps.

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!

from the author interview:

It follows the same approximate format as Rey’s Survival Guide—it’s written by Paige Tico, and details her training as a tail gunner aboard a Resistance bomber, the missions she’s flown for the Resistance, worlds she’s visited, and other good stuff drawn from her experiences.

But it’s also the story of her and Rose, from the strong bond they share as sisters to where they grew up, how they came to join the Resistance, and what they’re fighting for. That also makes it a great complement to Elizabeth Wein’s middle-grade novel Cobalt Squadron.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: 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

audiobook download (360 minutes)

Listening Library

ISBN 978-0-52552-910-1

$ 20.00

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!

links:

USA: amazon / audiobook download

UK: amazon US hardcover / amazon UK softcover

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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 – ROSE TICO: MY RESISTANCE

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.

from the author interview:

Rose Tico: My Resistance comes out this spring, and continues the Tico sisters’ story, beginning shortly before the events of The Last Jedi. This time Rose is the narrator, and I had a blast getting into her head. She’s such a tough, funny character, and it’s great to tell the story of The Last Jedi and see its characters and events through her eyes.

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:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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also in APRIL 2018?

STAR WARS

untitled Padmé Amidala YA-novel

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

hardcover

Disney-Lucasfilm Press

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MAY 25, 2018

STAR WARS

untitled Han Solo YA-novel

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

hardcover

Disney-Lucasfilm Press

link:

USA: audiobook download

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JULY 10, 2018

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

hardcover (US)

publisher info:
written by Ian Doescher
illustarted by Nicolas Delort

hardcover (176 pages)
Quirk Books

ISBN 978-1-683-69037-5

$ 14.95

links:

USA: amazon / penguinrandomhouse ebook

UK: amazon

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JULY 31, 2018

STAR WARS

untitled Chewbacca middle-grade novel

hardcover original (US)

publisher info:
hardcover
Disney-Lucasfilm Press

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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!“

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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AUGUST 7, 2018

STAR WARS: REBEL RISING

young adult novel

softcover reprint (US)

publisher info:

written by Beth Revis

softcover (400 pages)

Disney-Lucasfilm Press

ISBN 978-1-1-368-02650-5

$ 9.99

solicitation copy:

When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents she is not completely alone-Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own, and gives her not only a home but all the abilities and resources she needs to becomea rebel herself.

Jyn dedicates herself to the cause-and the man. But fighting alongside Saw and his people brings with it danger and the question of just how far Jyn is willing to go as one of Saw’s soldiers. When she faces an unthinkable betrayal that shatters her world, Jyn will have to pull the pieces of herself back together and figure out what she truly believes in… and who she can really trust.

links:

USA: amazon original hardcover

UK: amazon original hardcover / amazon softcover

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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:

The members of J Squadron are back at it again, fighting the First Order, and trying desperately to be as cool as Poe Dameron. Having escaped the First Order, this ragtag group is on the run–trying to get back to the Resistance before it’s too late–in the third book of this hilarious Star Wars-meets-The Goonies original fiction series.

initial 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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NOVEMBER 6, 2018

STAR WARS: LEIA – PRINCESS OF ALDERAAN

softcover reprint of the September 1, 2017 hardcover

softcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Claudia Gray

hardcover (416 pages)

Disney-Lucasfilm Press

ISBN 978-1-368-02663-5

$ 9.99

solicitation copy:

Sixteen-year-old Princess Leia Organa faces the most challenging task of her life so far: proving herself in the areas of body, mind, and heart to be formally named heir to the throne of Alderaan. She’s taking rigorous survival courses, practicing politics, and spearheading relief missions to worlds under Imperial control. But Leia has worries beyond her claim to the crown. Her parents, Breha and Bail, aren’t acting like themselves lately; they are distant and preoccupied, seemingly more concerned with throwing dinner parties for their allies in the Senate than they are with their own daughter. Determined to uncover her parents‘ secrets, Leia starts down an increasingly dangerous path that puts her right under the watchful eye of the Empire. And when Leia discovers what her parents and their allies are planning behind closed doors, she finds herself facing what seems like an impossible choice: dedicate herself to the people of Alderaan (including the man she loves) or to the galaxy at large, which is in desperate need of a rebel hero…

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