Fiction Books (young adult / juvenile)

Here is all there is to know about upcoming Star Wars (young adult/juvenile fiction) books! Below the shortlist is a complete listing with solicitations, publisher info, and pre-order links! Click the covers to see a bigger image!

Enjoy! Happy reading and collecting!!!!

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shortlist juvenile fiction

October 5, 2021

STAR WARS: QUEEN’S PERIL

trade paperback reprint (USA)

January 4, 2022

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – MISSION TO DISASTER

hardcover original (USA)

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN
Season 2 junior Novel

softcover original (USA)

February 1, 2022

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – MIDNIGHT HORIZON

hardcover original (USA)

April 5, 2021

STAR WARS: QUEEN’S HOPE

hardcover original (USA)

June 7, 2022

STAR WARS: HUNTERS
[untitled Nintendo Switch/mobile game tie-in middle-grade novel]

hardcover original (USA)

STAR WARS: STORIES OF JEDI & SITH 

hardcover original (USA)

July 26, 2021

STAR WARS: PADAWAN

hardcover original (USA)

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OCTOBER 5, 2021

STAR WARS: QUEEN’S PERIL

trade paperback reprint of the June 2, 2020 hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:

written by E.K. Johnston
trade paperback reprint (288 pages)
Disney – Lucasfilm Press
ISBN 978-1-36807-719-4
$ 9.99

solicitation copy:

A prequel to the New York Times best-selling novel Queen’s Shadow, further exploring the life of the iconic Padmé Amidala!

When fourteen-year-old Padmé Naberrie wins the election for Queen of Naboo, she adopts the name Amidala and leaves her family to the rule from the royal palace. To keep her safe and secure, she’ll need a group of skilled handmaidens who can be her assistants, confidantes, defenders, and decoys. Each girl is selected for her particular talents, but it will be up to Padmé to unite them as a group. When Naboo is invaded by forces of the Trade Federation, Queen Amidala and her handmaidens will face the greatest test–of themselves, and of each other.

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon trade paperback 

CANADA: amazon trade paperback 

UK: amazon trade paperback

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UPCOMINGBOOKSFICTION

JANUARY 4, 2022

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – MISSION TO DISASTER

original hardcover (USA) 

publisher info:

written by Justine Ireland

illustrated by Petur Antonsson
hardcover (272 pages)

Disney – Lucasfilm Press
ISBN 978-1-368-06800-0
$ 14.99

solicitation copy:

Centuries before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, in the era of the glorious High Republic, the Jedi are the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy!

Jedi Knight prodigy Vernestra Rwoh and her Padawan Imri Cantaros find themselves–and their friends–in over their heads when they come face to face with the nefarious Nihil!

The New York Times best-selling series continues…. For light and life!

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover

UK: amazon hardcover

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STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN
Season 2 Junior Novel

softcover original (USA)

publisher info:

written by Joe Schreiber

paperback (208 pages)

Disney – Lucasfilm Press
ISBN 978-1-3680-7596-1
$ 6.99

solicitation copy:

Relive the excitement of the second season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian!

The Mandalorian and Grogu continue their journey to find more of Grogu’s kind as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era following the fall of the Empire. They will encounter strange creatures, mysterious Jedi, old friends, and the sinister Moff Gideon, who wants the Child for his own purposes….

This is the way!

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon softcover

CANADA: amazon softcover

UK: amazon softcover

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FEBRUARY 1, 2022

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – MIDNIGHT HORIZON

original hardcover (USA) 

publisher info:

written by Daniel José Older

hardcover (352 pages)

Disney – Lucasfilm Press
ISBN 978-1-3680-6067-7
$ 17.99

solicitation copy:

Centuries before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, in the era of the glorious High Republic, the Jedi are the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy!

The brave and wise Jedi Knights and their Padawans will be put to the ultimate test when they confront the anarchistic marauders known as the Nihil. But all is not as it seems…

The New York Times best-selling series continues…. For light and life!

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover

UK: amazon hardcover

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APRIL 5, 2022

STAR WARS: QUEEN’S HOPE

hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:

written by E.K. Johnston
hardcover (352 pages)
Disney – Lucasfilm Press
ISBN 978-1-368-07593-0
$ 17.99

solicitation copy:

A peace-loving senator faces a time of war in another thrilling Padmé Amidala adventure from the author of the New York Times best-sellers Queen’s Peril and Queen’s Shadow!

Padmé is adjusting to being a wartime senator during the Clone Wars. Her secret husband, Anakin Skwyalker, is off fighting the war, and excels at being a wartime Jedi. In contrast, when Padmé gets the opportunity to see the casualties on the war-torn front lines, she is horrified. The stakes have never been higher for the galaxy, or for the newly-married couple.

Meanwhile, with Padmé on a secret mission, her handmaiden Sabé steps into the role of Senator Amidala, something no handmaiden has done for an extended period of time. While in the Senate, Sabé is equally horrified by the machinations that happen there. She comes face to face with a gut-wrenching decision as she realizes that she cannot fight a war this way, not even for Padmé.

And Chancellor Palpatine hovers over it all, manipulating the players to his own ends…

from starwars.com:

It is a time of conflict and Padmé Amidala finds herself cast in new roles as a wartime senator, a wife, and a rebellious woman on a mission.

But still, there is hope.

In her new book, Queen’s Hope, author E.K. Johnston will complete her trilogy exploring Padmé’s life during her early years on the senate floor, on the throne of Naboo, and ultimately entangled with Anakin Skywalker, Jedi General, during a dark time in the galaxy’s history. While Anakin excels at leading the clone soldiers on battlefronts across the galaxy, Padmé is horrified by the repercussions left behind on war-torn planets. Although the peace-loving senator is still an active member of the Galactic Republic’s lawmakers, she employs her loyal handmaiden, Sabé, when duty calls her to a secret mission that forces her double to serve the senate for an extended period, witnessing the war from the political arena.

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon hardcover / audiobook download

CANADA: amazon hardcover 

UK: amazon hardcover

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JUNE 7, 2022

STAR WARS: HUNTERS [untitled Nintendo Switch/mobile game tie-in middle-grade novel]

hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:

written by Mark Oshiro
hardcover (240 pages)
Disney – Lucasfilm Press
ISBN 978-1-368-07603-6
$ 14.99

solicitation copy:

An exciting new Star Wars book for middle grade readers!

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover

UK: amazon hardcover

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STAR WARS: STORIES OF JEDI & SITH

hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:

written by Roseanne A. Brown, Sarwat Chadda, Delilah S. Dawson, Tessa Gratton, Michael Kogge, Sam Maggs, Michael Moreci, Alex Segura, Vera Strange & Karen Strong
illustrated by Jake Bartok
hardcover (352 pages)
Disney – Lucasfilm Press
ISBN 978-1-368-08054-5

solicitation copy:

THE ETERNAL FIGHT BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL… The brave Jedi vs the devious Sith!

Just in time to celebrate the highly-anticipated re-match between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader in the Disney+ forthcoming event Obi-Wan Kenobi, here are ten original stories about the the valiant Jedi and the evil Sith. Larger-than-life characters clash in epic lightsaber battles that will appeal to young readers and to the young Star Wars fan in all of us! Ten acclaimed authors imagine new tales for some of the most iconic Star Wars characters ever, from Luke Skywalker to Darth Vader, from Obi-Wan Kenobi to Darth Maul, and beyond, complete with beautiful spot illustrations.

initial solicitation copy:

The battle between good and evil never ends….

The brave Jedi. The devious Sith. These iconic heroes and villains embody the struggle between light and dark that is at the very heart of Star Wars. In this exciting middle grade anthology, ten acclaimed authors imagine all-new tales for some of the saga’s most popular characters, from Luke Skywalker to Darth Vader, from Obi-Wan Kenobi to Asajj Ventress, and beyond, complete with beautiful spot illustrations. Epic stand-offs, cunning plots, courageous action and ruthless anger are all here in this showcase of the enduring power of one of the greatest movie sagas of all time.

Included are stories by the following authors:

Roseanne A. Brown writes Rey
Sarwat Chadda writes Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker
Delilah S. Dawson writes Asajj Ventress
Tessa Gratton writes Emperor Palpatine
Michael Kogge writes Yoda
Sam Maggs writes Luke Skywalker
Michael Moreci writes Darth Maul
Alex Segura writes Qui-Gon Jinn
Vera Strange writes Darth Vader
Karen Strong writes Barriss Offee

With illustrations by Jake Bartok!

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover

UK: amazon hardcover

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JULY 26, 2022

STAR WARS: PADAWAN

hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:

written by Kiersten White
hardcover (400 pages)
Disney – Lucasfilm Press
ISBN 978-1-368-02349-8
$ 18.99

solicitation copy:

Obi-Wan Kenobi struggles with his place in the Force as a young Padawan in this coming-of-age adventure!

Obi-Wan Kenobi really wants to be a good Padawan. The best Padawan, even. But that’s feeling more and more impossible with his new master, Qui-Gon Jinn. All of Obi-Wan’s friends are off training to be real Jedi, getting mission experience, while he’s still on Coruscant, practicing his forms and sitting in silent contemplation. Ever since Qui-Gon’s former master, Dooku, left the Order, it feels like Qui-Gon has been too busy trying to connect with the Force or arguing with the Jedi Council to properly train his Padawan.

When Obi-Wan finally convinces Qui-Gon to take him on a mission to a remote planet once explored by an ancient Jedi, his master doesn’t show up the morning they are to leave—so Obi-Wan impulsively takes off by himself. Upon arriving on the mysterious, lush planet, he encounters a group of teenagers with no adult supervision—and who all seem to have some connection to the Force. Free from the constraints of the Order, Obi-Wan joins them in their daring adventures, but the Padawan side of him keeps questioning the teens’ strange relationship to the Force, and to the verdant planet around them, and what all of it might mean to his future. Obi-Wan will test the limits of his relationship to the Jedi and to the Force in this exciting, yet soulful exploration of one of Star Wars’ most enduring heroes.

initial solicitation copy:

BEING A TEENAGER IS HARD ENOUGH WITHOUT ALSO TRAINING TO BE A JEDI….

Obi-Wan Kenobi has not been apprenticed long to Qui-Gon Jinn, and he is chafing at Qui-Gon’s training style: all meditation, no action. Obi-Wan yearns to prove himself on a mission, but when he and Qui-Gon are finally set to leave on an assignment, Qui-Gon is nowhere to be found. Angered by his master’s abandonment, Obi-Wan sets out on the mission alone, determined to prove himself. On a mysterious planet he encounters a pack of feral, Force-wielding teens who seem to be the planet’s only inhabitants. As he experiences wild freedom with them and wonders if this isn’t the life he was meant for, Obi-Wan can’t escape the nagging sense that something is wrong with the Force there. Romantic complications, startling revelations, and a looming threat to both the planet and his new friends will bring Obi-Wan face-to-face with his worst fear: that maybe he was never supposed to be a Jedi at all. Can he connect with the living Force in time to save himself and everyone around him?

It’s the star of the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ limited series as you’ve never seen him before….

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover 

UK: amazon hardcover

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