16 Children’s Books Your Jedi-in-Training Will Love

When your little Padawan is taking a break from learning the ways of the Force, they can pick up one of these books for a Star Wars-like adventure!

Ages 4–8

Otter in Space by Sam Garton
Why they’ll love it: Space travel and adventure

Space Cat by Doug Cushman
Why they’ll love it: Spaceships, strange planets, and lovable robots

Clink by Kelly DiPucchio and Matthew Myers
Why they’ll love it: BB-8-level lovable robots

Harry and Horsie by Katie Van Camp, pictures by Lincoln Agnew
Why they’ll love it: Space adventure!

Harold’s Trip to the Sky by Crockett Johnson
Why they’ll love it: Interplanetary travel, spaceships, and adventure

Ages 6–10

Alien In My Pocket 1: Blast Off! by Nate Ball, illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
Why they’ll love it: Aliens, science, and rockets

Flat Stanley: Stanley in Space by Jeff Brown
Why they’ll love it: Space travel, aliens, dangerous missions, and far-out adventure

The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Run-Amuck Robot by Stan & Jan Berenstain
Why they’ll love it: Robots!!

Destination Space by Seymour Simon
Why they’ll love it: Real-life facts about the galaxy

Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes by Stuart J. Murphy, illustrated by Remy Simard
Why they’ll love it: A dangerous mission, heroic characters, and lovable sidekicks

Ages 8 -12

Star Wars: Droidography by Marc Sumerak
Why they’ll love it: The ultimate in-universe guide to kids’ favorite droids with insider info on their function and role in the Star Wars universe.

Guys Read: Other Worlds by Jon Scieszka, Rick Riordan, Tom Angleberger, D. J. MacHale, Rebecca Stead, Ray Bradbury, Shaun Tan, Neal Shusterman, Shannon Hale, Kenneth Oppel, Eric S. Nylund; illustrated by Greg Ruth
Why they’ll love it: Sci-fi/fantasy anthology from some of their favorite authors

Starbounders by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson
Why they’ll love it: Space-age adventure with nonstop action and a Jedi-like training camp

Mars Evacuees by Sophia McDougall
Why they’ll love it: Space adventure, dangerous aliens, and a galaxy in peril

The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra by Jason Fry
Why they’ll love it: A steampunk space opera with a galaxy on the brink of war

The Lightning Catcher by Anne Cameron
Why they’ll love it: Friendship, adventure, science, and mayhem