Fiction Books (young adult / juvenile)

Here is all there is to know about upcoming Star Wars (young adult/juvenile fiction) books! Thus, 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!

Enjoy! Happy reading and collecting!!!!

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shortlist juvenile fiction

August 25, 2020

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS – STORIES OF LIGHT AND DARK

Anthology

middle-grade hardcover original (USA)

August 30, 2020 (in-store at Target)

STAR WARS: DARK LEGENDS

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Trading Outpost collection edition

expanded hardcover original (USA)

STAR WARS: MYTHS & FABLES

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Trading Outpost collection edition

expanded hardcover original (USA)

Fall 2020

MYTHS & FABLES

only available at Disney’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge parks

expanded hardcover original (USA)

January 5, 2021

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – A TEST OF COURAGE

middle-grade hardcover original (USA)

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN

Junior Novelization

softcover original (USA)

February 2, 2021

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – INTO THE DARK

hardcover original (USA)

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AUGUST 25, 2020

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS – STORIES OF LIGHT AND DARK

Anthology

middle-grade hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:
written by Lou Anders, Tom Angleberger, Preeti Chhibber, Zoraida Córdova, Jason Fry, Yoon Ha Lee, Rebecca Roanhorse, Anne Ursu & Greg van Eekhout

hardcover (352 pages)
Disney – Lucasfilm Press

ISBN 978-1-368-05729-5

$ 17.99

solicitation copy:

An epic clash between the forces of light and dark, between the Galactic Republic and the Separatists, between brave heroes and brilliant villains…the fate of the galaxy is at stake in the Emmy Award-winning animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In this exciting anthology, eleven authors who are also fans of the series bring stories from their favorite show to life. Gathered here are memorable moments and stunning adventures, from attempted assassinations to stolen bounties, from lessons learned to loves lost. All of your favorite characters from The Clone Wars are here: Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano, Captain Rex, Darth Maul, Count Dooku and more!

Contributors: Lou Anders, Tom Angleberger, Preeti Chhibber, E. Anne Convery, Zoraida Córdova, Sarah Beth Durst, Jason Fry, Yoon Ha Lee, Rebecca Roanhorse, Anne Ursu, Greg van Eekhout

initial solicitation copy:

From Anakin to Yoda, Count Dooku to Darth Maul, this exciting middle grade anthology will recount different explosive events from The Clone Wars from the points of view everyone’s favorite characters–with each character written by a different popular author.

A great overview for kids new to the series and a treat for fans!

links:

USA: amazon / excerpt

UK: amazon

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AUGUST 30, 2020 (in-store at Target)

STAR WARS: DARK LEGENDS

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Trading Outpost collection edition

expanded hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:
written by George Mann
illustrated by Grant Griffin
hardcover (285 pages)
Disney-Lucasfilm Press
ISBN 978-1-368-06558-0
$ 16.99

includes the following new stories:
– Sleep of Ages
– Bukarat
– A Bitter Harvest

from the announcement by Disney Imagineer Scott Throwbridge:

Beginning this Sunday, August 30, Star Wars fans will want to set their coordinates for their nearest Target store to be among the first to experience the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Trading Outpost collection.

Another thing that I’m excited about is a book that George Mann wrote called Star Wars: Dark Legends. Not everything is all light and fun in the world of Star Wars. So if that other book is filled with the stories that might have put Luke and Leia to bed at night, the Dark Legends book is the collection of spooky tales and ghost stories that would have kept them awake at night, all set in the world of Star Wars and including three new never-before-heard stories that are part of that only-at-Target edition, as well. I’m very excited about those coming out, and those books help flesh out some of the mythology behind not just Star Wars, but specifically behind Batuu and Black Spire Outpost.

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STAR WARS: MYTHS & FABLES

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Trading Outpost collection edition

expanded hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:
written by George Mann
illustrated by Grant Griffin
hardcover (227 pages)
Disney-Lucasfilm Press
ISBN 978-1-368-06559-7
$ 16.99

includes the following new stories:
– The Sleeping Eye
– The Leviathan
– The Golden One

from the announcement by Disney Imagineer Scott Throwbridge:

Beginning this Sunday, August 30, Star Wars fans will want to set their coordinates for their nearest Target store to be among the first to experience the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Trading Outpost collection.

One of my favorite examples of that is a book called Star Wars: Myths and Fables, which are basically the fairy tales, myths, and legends that have been passed down through generations in the world of Star Wars—very similar to how we pass down fairy tales from generation to generation here on Earth. Those same things exist in the world of Star Wars. What I’m happy to announce today, is that in partnership with our friends at Target, there will be a Target-only version—a Target edition, if you will—that not only has a custom cover for this great book filled with really fun stories, but actually has three stories that we haven’t ever heard before.

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FALL 2020

MYTHS & FABLES

only available at Disney’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge parks

expanded hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:
written by George Mann
illustrated by Grant Griffin
hardcover
Disney-Lucasfilm Press

from the starwars.com announcement:

An exclusive in-world version of Star Wars: Myths & Fables with six new stories by George Mann will be available later this year.

The stories will appropriately be set back on Batuu, and across the galaxy on Endor, Dathomir, and Mon Cala. Plus, each one comes with new artwork from illustrator Grant Griffin, Mann said. But even the author himself hasn’t had a chance to snag a copy just yet. “I can’t wait to see it myself,” he said. “It’s going to look like an artifact from Batuu!”

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JANUARY 5, 2021

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – A TEST OF COURAGE

middle-grade hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:

written by Justine Ireland
hardcover (240 pages)
Disney – Lucasfilm Press
ISBN 978-1-368-05730-1
$ 14.99

solicitation copy:

Long before the Clone Wars, the Empire, or the First Order, the Jedi lit the way for the galaxy in a golden age known as the High Republic!

Vernestra Rwoh has just become a Jedi Knight at age fifteen, but her first real assignment feels an awful lot like babysitting. She’s been charged with supervising eleven-year old aspiring inventor Avon Starros on a cruiser headed to the dedication of a wondrous new space station called Starlight Beacon.

But soon into their journey, bombs go off aboard the cruiser. While the adult Jedi try to save the ship, Vernestra, Avon, Avon’s droid J-6, a Jedi Padawan, and an ambassador’s son make it to an escape shuttle, but communications are out and supplies are low. They decide to land on a nearby moon, which offers shelter but not much more. And unbeknownst to them, danger lurks in the forest?.

from starwars.com:

Star Wars: The High Republic is set in an era when the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their zenith, roughly 200 years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. This period on the Star Wars timeline will not overlap any filmed or planned Star Wars movies or series, giving creators a blank canvas and a vast amount of creative room. There will be new worlds, new foes, new heroes, and new adventures.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN
Junior Novelization

softcover (USA)

publisher info:
written by Joe Schreiber
softcover (208 pages)

Disney-Lucasfilm Press

ISBN 978-1-36805-713-4
$ 6.99

solicitation copy:

A junior novel retelling of the first season of the smash-hit, instantly iconic Disney+ series, The Mandalorian.

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon 

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FEBRUARY 2, 2021

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – INTO THE DARK

hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:

written by Claudia Gray
hardcover (352 pages)
Disney – Lucasfilm Press
ISBN 978-1-368-05728-8
$ 17.99

solicitation copy:

Padawan Reath Silas is being sent from the cosmopolitan galactic capital of Coruscant to the undeveloped frontier—and he couldn’t be less happy about it. He’d rather stay at the Jedi Temple, studying the archives. But when the ship he’s traveling on is knocked out of hyperspace in a galactic-wide disaster, Reath finds himself at the center of the action. The Jedi and their traveling companions find refuge on what appears to be an abandoned space station. But then strange things start happening, leading the Jedi to investigate the truth behind the mysterious station, a truth that could end in tragedy….

from starwars.com:

Star Wars: The High Republic is set in an era when the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their zenith, roughly 200 years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. This period on the Star Wars timeline will not overlap any filmed or planned Star Wars movies or series, giving creators a blank canvas and a vast amount of creative room. There will be new worlds, new foes, new heroes, and new adventures.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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