Friday, September 18, 2015

Ready to Go Book Display: Star Wars Reads Day

Free Library Flyers from starwars.com!
Welcome to our series, "Ready to Go!" Book Display. Once a month, we'll highlight the latest or greatest for every age group (Adults, Teens and Children) that you can promote within your library or order for your collection. 

Star Wars Reads Day is coming up on October 10th! Below is a list to get your displays ready! (Tip: G
o to Starwars.com to download free flyers for your display, too!)


Recommendations for
Adults:

A retelling of Star Wars in the style of Shakespeare, in which a wise Jedi knight, an evil Sith lord, a beautiful captive princess, and a young hero coming of age reflect the valor and villainy of the Bard's greatest plays.


Presents the costumes of the original "Star Wars" film trilogy, providing original sketches and artwork by the costume designers as well as interviews and production stills from the cast and crew.





Aftermath: Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Chuck Wendig (Sept. 2015)

A story bridging the period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens follows the efforts of the Rebel Alliance to defeat the fracturing forces of a desperate Empire.


 
Recommendations for Teens:
 
The Jedi Council pairs brash Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos with infamous one-time Sith acolyte Asajj Ventress to target and kill the man responsible for so many war atrocities, Count Dooku himself.

Legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett bound together two volumes of great personal significance: an edition of The Bounty Hunter's Guild Handbook, and a recruiting booklet issue by Death Watch, a secretive splinter group of Mandalorians. Together, these volumes make up The Bounty Hunter Code, detailing the skills needed to make a living beyond galactic law.
 
 Recommendations for Children:
Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown (Aug. 2013)
When Roan's application to pilot school is rejected, he finds he has been invited to study under Master Yoda at the Jedi Academy.
You Can Draw Star Wars by Bonnie Burton (Jan 2007)
 A step-by-step guide presents young readers with detailed instructions on how to draw characters, ships, weapons, and action details from the Star Wars films.
Star Wars Epic Yarns: Return of the Jedi by Jack and Holman Wang (April 2015)
Using handcrafter felt puppets, the authors recreate, in staged scenes and twelve words, the final chapter of the original trilogy.
Star Wars: So You Want to Be a Jedi? by Adam Gidwitz (Sept. 2015)
An illustrated, middle-grade adaptation of the second original Star Wars film depicts its classic themes of good versus evil.
LEGO Star Wars in 100 Scenes by Daniel Lipkowski (April 2015)
A humorous retelling of the first six films recreates 100 iconic scenes using LEGO Star Wars sets and minifigures and is complemented by engaging facts about the LEGO Star Wars sets.
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (March 2010)
Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future.
Who is George Lucas? by Pam Pollack (May 2014)
Highlights the life and accomplishments of the creator of the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movies, whose technological innovations have had a major impact on the film industry.

Recommendations for All Ages:


An intimate look at the friendships between best pals in the Star Wars universe, from Darth Vader and the Emperor to Leia and her Ewok pals and other favorite characters.

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