By Christa Protano
For the past decade, Star Wars fans have come together in person and on social media to celebrate one very special holiday: May the 4th.This year, my two young children are planning to break out their 2020 Halloween costumes (Darth Vader, Princess Leia, anyone?), since they have both finally decided to lean in to the popular franchise. Whether your own little ones are just beginning to explore the ways of the Jedi or they are well-versed in Wookieespeak, here are four titles for this next generation of Star Wars fans.
If your child is ready to follow in Luke Skywalker’s footsteps, then this board book is an excellent intro to the leaders of the Rebellion. From Mace Windu to the mysterious scavenger Rey, each page gives a quick synopsis of why these characters are so important in the fight against the Empire. Ten easy-to-press buttons provide sound effects and classic lines from the popular films.
Everyone’s favorite bounty hunter comes alive thanks to the magnetic pages of this activity kit, which encourages kids to move the main characters around as they wish. The story of the Mandalorian and the mysterious child is told in a kid-friendly way so that early readers will want to revisit Star Wars’ latest saga again and again.
If someone in your house is obsessed with Grogu — and who isn’t, really? — then you will definitely want to add this hardcover to the family bookshelf. Filled with scenes from the early episodes, this storybook lets fans of all ages relive the first season, minus the extra screen time.
If you thought the towering Chewbacca would be easy to spot in a crowd, think again. This book includes ten highly detailed scenes from around the Star Wars universe, including the Death Star, Cloud City and more. Your child is tasked with searching for the popular heroes, villains and droids that can only be found at the galaxy’s edge.
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