Non-Fiction (juvenile)

Want to know all there is to know about upcoming Star Wars (non-fiction juvenile) 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 on the covers and preview-images 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 non-fiction kids

July 3, 2018

STAR WARS: MAKER LAB

20 Craft and Science Projects

hardcover (USA)

August 21, 2018

STAR WARS: MILLENNIUM FALCON

Book and Mini-Model

hardcover with model (USA)

STAR WARS: X-WING

Book and Mini-Model

hardcover with model (USA)

September 4, 2018

THE STAR WARS COOKBOOK: HAN SANDWICHES AND OTHER GALACTIC SNACKS

book with sandwich cutters (USA)

September 20, 2018

STAR WARS FELTIES

Make 10 Amazing Star Wars Characters with Felt

softcover (UK)

October 2, 2018

LEARN TO DRAW STAR WARS DROIDS & VEHICLES

softcover (USA)

LEARN TO DRAW STAR WARS VILLAINS

softcover (USA)

STAR WARS: MILLENNIUM FALCON

Book and Mega-Model

hardcover with model (USA)

October 4, 2018

STAR WARS: ALIEN ARCHIVE

A Guide to the Species of the Galaxy

hardcover (UK)

October 9, 2018

STAR WARS INCREDIBUILDS: STAR DESTROYER

Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model

hardcover with model (USA)

October 23, 2018

STAR WARS INCREDIBUILDS: MILLENNIUM FALCON – COLLECTOR’S EDITION BOOK  AND MODEL

Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model

hardcover with model (USA)

November 6, 2018

STAR WARS: DROIDOGRAPHY

hardcover (USA)

April 23, 2019

STAR WARS BATTLE CRIES: CREATURES VERSUS ALIENS

Sounds from the Showdown

hardcover (USA)

April 30, 2019

STAR WARS: ALIEN ARCHIVE

A Guide to the Species of the Galaxy

hardcover (USA)

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JULY 3, 2018

STAR WARS: MAKER LAB

20 Craft and Science Projects

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Cole Horton & Liz Heinecke

hardcover (160 pages)

DK Publishing

ISBN 978-1-4654-6712-6

$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

Ever wanted to move things without touching them like a Jedi can? Or grow your own kyber crystal? Or maybe explode a balloon with a beam of energy, just like the Death Star? Now you can!

With 20 amazing projects, Star Wars Maker Lab teaches your budding Padawan how to become a Master of science, in both the real world and the Star Wars galaxy. Using clear step-by-step instructions, the book guides home scientists and makers through each exciting experiment–from making Jabba’s gooey slime or a hovering landspeeder, to an Ewok catapult and a glowing Gungan Globe of Peace. Each experiment has fact-filled panels to explain the real-world science as well as the Star Wars science fiction from the movies.

With projects that are out of this world, this fantastic Star Wars book can keep children entertained for hours, making use of many household items such as cardboard tubes, baking soda, cornstarch, straws, balloons, and food coloring. There is also plenty to keep more adventurous scientists enthralled, with instructions to make your own bristlebot mouse droid, lightsaber duel, and Mustafar volcano. Star Wars Maker Lab supports STREAM topics and helps children to learn the basics of science by traveling through the Star Wars galaxy. May the (static) Force be with you!

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links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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AUGUST 21, 2018

STAR WARS: MILLENNIUM FALCON

Activity Book and Model

hardcover with model (USA)

publisher info:

hardcover (36 pages)
Studio Fun International
ISBN 978-0-7944-4218-7
$ 10.99

solicitation copy:

Read about and build the fastest ship in the galaxy with this out-of-this-world kit!

Join Han and Chewbacca aboard the fastest bucket of bolts in the galaxy. Packed with amazing puzzles and a Millennium Falcon of your own to build, there’s hours of Star Wars fun to be had. Press out the pieces to create a mini Millennium Falcon model, perfect for recreating famous scenes from the Star Wars saga.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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STAR WARS: X-WING

Book and Mini-Model

hardcover with model (US-version of the September 1, 2017 UK book)

publisher info:

written by Katrina Pallant

art by Neal Manning & Rob Ball

hardcover (36 pages)
Studio Fun International
ISBN 978-0-7944-4219-4
$ 10.99

solicitation copy:

Build your own Starfighter and join the Resistance!

This mini construction book features a 32-page guide to Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi plus all the pieces you will need to build a model!

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

THE STAR WARS COOKBOOK: HAN SANDWICHES AND OTHER GALACTIC SNACKS

book with sandwich cutters (USA)

publisher info:

by Lara Starr

illustarted by Angie Cao

hardcover (64 pages)

Chronicle Books

ISBN 978-1-4521-6299-7

$ 22.99

solicitation copy:

Create sandwich-inspired recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, and dessert inspired by iconic Han Solo- and Chewbacca-themed scenes from across the Star Wars saga, as well as from Solo: A Star Wars Story.

initial solicitation copy:

Take your sandwich game to the next level with Chewbacca and Millennium Falcon-shaped sandwich cutters! From sandwiches to soups, salads, and desserts, these easy-to-make, irresistible lunch recipes feature iconic Han and Chewbacca-themed scenes from across the saga, as well as from the new Han Solo film. Photographs featuring Star Wars figurines re-creating epic moments from the films provide an extra helping of humor.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

STAR WARS FELTIES

Make 10 Amazing Star Wars Characters with Felt

softcover (UK)

publisher info:

by Aimee Ray

softcover (48 pages)

Ilex Press

ISBN 978-1-7815-7632-8

£ 19.99

solicitation copy:

The kit includes an illustrated instruction book with easy-to-follow steps for 10 projects (as well as techniques for basic embroidery stitches), die-cut templates and all the materials you need to make adorable felt versions of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Wicket the Ewok, Yoda, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Boba Fett.

Inside you’ll find:

48-page instruction book
Die-cut templates for 10 projects
11 sheets of felt
Embroidery needle
9 colours of embroidery thread
Stuffing

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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OCTOBER 2, 2018

LEARN TO DRAW STAR WARS DROIDS & VEHICLES

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

by Russell Walks

softcover (128 pages)
Walter Foster Publishing
ISBN 978-1-63322-685-2
$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

With Learn to Draw Star Wars: Droids & Vehicles, you can learn how to re-create some of the most recognizable machines in the galaxy: the protocol droid C-3PO, the astromech droid BB-8, the Millennium Falcon, and more.

Inside this 128-page drawing guide, you will find step-by-step instruction on how to draw Star Wars droids, spaceships, and land transport vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Lucasfilm collaborator and professional artist Russell Walks provides easy-to-follow instructions, insightful character notes, drawing tips, and memorable moments from the films. See how each drawing lesson begins with basic shapes, with each new step building upon the last, eventually progressing to a finished fine art piece.

So grab some paper and a pencil, and get ready for your artistic journey through the Star Wars universe!

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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LEARN TO DRAW STAR WARS VILLAINS

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

by Russell Walks

softcover (128 pages)
Walter Foster Publishing
ISBN 978-1-63322-684-5
$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

Learn to Draw Star Wars: Villains will teach you to draw your favorite villains from the Star Wars galaxy—from the lowly stormtrooper and the notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett to the infamous crime lord Jabba the Hutt and the terrifying Sith Lord Darth Vader.

In this 128-page drawing guide, Lucasfilm collaborator and professional artist Russell Walks shows artists of all skill levels how to render their favorite Star Wars villains as detailed pencil portraits. See how each drawing lesson begins with basic shapes, with each new step building upon the last, eventually progressing to a finished fine art piece. Experience this legendary series from a whole new perspective as you develop your drawing skills with the easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, insightful character notes, and drawing tips.

So grab your drawing pencils, and use the Force—or join the Dark Side—on your artistic journey through the Star Wars galaxy!

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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STAR WARS: MILLENNIUM FALCON

Book and Mega-Model

hardcover with model (US-version of the October 5, 2017 UK book)

publisher info:

book (32 pages)
Studio Fun International
ISBN 978-0-7944-4207-1
$ 10.99

solicitation copy:

Read about and build the fastest ship in the galaxy with this out-of-this-world kit!

Read about and build the fastest ship in the galaxy with this out-of-this-world kit! Learn the ins and outs of the Millennium Falcon, and then build your own sturdy foam mega model and become a part of this interplanetary adventure.

When built, the model measures 12″ x 12″.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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OCTOBER 4, 2018

STAR WARS: ALIEN ARCHIVE

A Guide to the Species of the Galaxy

hardcover (UK)

publisher info:

written by Katrina Pallant

illustrated by Tim McDonagh & Maddox Philpot

hardcover (160 pages)
Egmont UK
ISBN 978-1-4052-8847-7
£ 20.00

solicitation copy:

Wookiees, wampas and Weequays; Biths, banthas and bogwings; porgs, puffer pigs and Pau’ans; this is the ultimate species guide for Star Wars fans aged 7 to 70! This comprehensive collection will tell you all you need to know about the aliens of the galaxy.

Deep in the stacks of the Graf Archive, an old traveller’s journal has been discovered and restored for public viewing. A long time ago this unknown traveller documented his stories about the many creatures found in each destination he explored, and includes famous movie locations such as the Mos Eisley cantina on Tatooine, Maz’s Castle and the holy city of Jedha. The archivist restored this journal and added facts and stats about the cultures, legends and famous members of over 200 species, including famous characters such as Chewbacca, Ahsoka, Wicket and many more.

Alien Archive is beautifully illustrated with full colour artworks, sketches and diagrams by Tim McDonagh, illustrator of Galactic Atlas.

link:

UK: amazon

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OCTOBER 9, 2018

STAR WARS INCREDIBUILDS: STAR DESTROYER

Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model

hardcover with model (USA)

publisher info:

written by Cole Horton

hardcover (32 pages)
Insight Editions
ISBN 978-1-68298-241-9
$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

Build your own Imperial Star Destroyer with this IncrediBuilds: Star Wars model kit, featuring a full-color book packed with facts and trivia on the evolution of this fearsome starship.

Build and color your own 3D model of the Imperial Star Destroyer!

The Galactic Empire’s infamous capital ship is yours to build and customize with this interactive Star Wars wood model set. The accompanying 32-page book gives readers the full run-down on the evolution of the Star Destroyer, from the antecedent versions used in the Clone Wars, through their major role in the Galactic Civil War, to their function under the command of the First Order. The ship’s full technical capabilities are explored through fascinating facts and exciting imagery, and amazing behind-the-scenes information illuminates how the filmmakers behind the Star Wars saga brought Star Destroyers to the screen throughout the years. The wood model is easy to assemble and snaps together to form a dynamic displayable version of the Imperial Star Destroyer that fans will love!

Includes:
– Laser-cut, FSC-certified wood sheet with easy-to-assemble pieces
– Step-by-step instructions
– Coloring and crafting ideas and a Star Destroyer book

Skill Level: Advanced

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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OCTOBER 23, 2017

STAR WARS INCREDIBUILDS: MILLENNIUM FALCON – COLLECTOR’S EDITION BOOK AND MODEL

Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model

hardcover with model (USA)

publisher info:

written by Michael Kogge

hardcover (48 pages)
Insight Editions

ISBN 978-1-68298-243-3
$ 180.00

solicitation copy:

Build your own 18-inch model of the Millennium Falcon and learn all about the iconic Star Wars spaceship in this collectible IncrediBuilds book and model set.

Discover this exciting Star Wars book and model set that bring to life the “fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy”: the Millennium Falcon. The full-color, hardcover book includes everything you need to know about the Millennium Falcon, from basic flight and weapons capabilities to its famous owners, notable battles, and behind-the-scenes secrets, including a wealth of previously unseen content. The collectible wooden model is easy to assemble and snaps together to form a stunning, displayable 18-inch version of this fan favorite Star Wars spacecraft.

Includes:
– Laser-cut, FSC-certified wood sheet with easy-to-assemble pieces
– Step-by-step instructions
– A Millennium Falcon guidebook, Inside the Fastest Hunk of Junk in the Galaxy

Skill Level: Expert

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NOVEMBER 6, 2018

STAR WARS: DROIDOGRAPHY

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Marc Sumerak

art by Joel Hustak, Arianna Sabella & Massimo Travaglini

hardcover (32 pages)
HarperFestival (HarperCollins)
ISBN 978-0-06-286219-8
$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

Discover the world of Star Wars’ mechanical wonders, the droids, through this hugely fun and fully interactive reading experience.

Droids have always been at the heart of Star Wars, from the classic adventures of C-3PO and R2-D2 to the valiant exploits of BB-8 in the latest episodes of the saga.

Droidography is the ultimate in-universe guide to these lovable characters with insider info on their function and role in the Star Wars universe. Covering every known model of droid, including free-rolling astromechs, protocol units, KX-series security models, and even bounty hunter droids, the book is filled with fascinating facts and insights that show just how crucial droids are to every faction in the galaxy, from the Rebellion to the First Order. With thrilling original illustrations and amazing special features including lift-the-flaps, textures, and more, Star Wars: Droidography is guaranteed to thrill the saga’s legions of young fans.

Readers can interact directly with the narrative through a variety of inserts, lift-the-flaps, and other ephemera.

from starwars.com:

Where would our Star Wars heroes be without droids? BB-8 completed Poe Dameron’s mission and delivered the map to Luke Skywalker. Plus, he drove an actual AT-ST and rescued Finn and Rose. Chopper saved the Ghost crew on numerous occasions, including some solid undercover work. R2-D2 managed to escape the stormtrooper-infested Tantive IV, find Obi-Wan Kenobi, and get the Death Star plans all the way to the Rebellion on Yavin 4. Because of that, the planet-destroying battle station was destroyed. (Also, without Artoo, Luke would’ve most likely followed in his uncle’s footsteps and never even picked up a laser sword. He certainly wouldn’t have gotten out of that trash compactor.)

So maybe the better question is: Where would Star Wars itself be without droids?

Written by Marc Sumerak and illustrated by Joel Hustak along with Massimo Travaglini and Arianna Sabella, Droidography is a deep dive into mechanical beings across Star Wars — from icons like R2-D2 to new favorites Triple Zero and Bee Tee, i.e., Doctor Aphra’s psychopathic droid pals introduced in Marvel’s comics. And maybe best of all, it’s all told from the point of view of Roger, the good-guy battle droid from LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures.

preview:

 

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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APRIL 23, 2019

STAR WARS BATTLE CRIES: CREATURES VERSUS ALIENS

Sounds from the Showdown

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Pablo Hidalgo
illustrated by Scott Park
hardcover (24 pages)
becker&mayer!
ISBN 978-0-7603-6404-8
$ 21.99

solicitation copy:

Star Wars Battle Cries: Aliens vs. Creatures is an interactive sound book that prompts imaginative play with realistic Star Wars sounds. Can a Wookiee defeat a Sarlacc? Would a band of Ewoks defeat a Wampa?

With bold, original illustrations, each spread lets readers delve into infographic-style facts about each character. Then pit one against the other in five epic hypothetical battles, complete with each character’s signature sound effect. Who has enough brains, brawn, or cunning to win? Decide for yourself!

One-on-one battles include:
– Tusken Raider vs. Tauntaun
– Geonosian vs. Rancor
– Jawa vs. Rathtar
– Wookiee vs. Sarlacc
– Ewok vs. Wampa

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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APRIL 30, 2019

STAR WARS: ALIEN ARCHIVE

A Guide to the Species of the Galaxy

hardcover (US-version of the October 4, 2018 UK book)

publisher info:

written by Katrina Pallant

illustrated by Tim McDonagh & Maddox Philpot

hardcover (160 pages)
Disney-Lucasfilm Press
ISBN 978-1-368-02735-9
$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

Deep in the stacks of the Graf Archive, an old traveller’s journal has been discovered and restored for public viewing. A long time ago this unknown traveller documented his stories about the many creatures found in each destination he explored, and includes famous movie locations such as the Mos Eisley cantina on Tatooine, Maz’s Castle and the holy city of Jedha. The archivist restored this journal and added facts and stats about the cultures, legends and famous members of over 200 species, including famous characters such as Chewbacca, Ahsoka, Wicket and many more.

Alien Archive is beautifully illustrated with full colour artworks, sketches and diagrams by Tim McDonagh, illustrator of Galactic Atlas.

initial solicitation copy:

This in-world guide is the follow-up to Star Wars: Galactic Maps, published in 2016. Featuring detailed illustrations of the fascinating aliens and creatures that fill the Star Wars universe, this collectible gift book is a must-have for fans across the galaxy.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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