This is a great day to remember that tapping into a child’s interests is a powerful way to motivate them to open a book! There are a multitude of fabulous books based on the Star Wars saga, so if someone you know has been brandishing a light sabre around the house today with particular enthusiasm, now is your time to strike! Natural information seekers, boys tend to gravitate to non-fiction, so even if you have trouble encouraging your Star Wars fan to pick up a Luke Skywalker or Clone Wars storybook, even the most reluctant will find it difficult to resist a glorious, fact packed, encyclopedic edition like Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary or the Star Wars Character Encyclopedia.
My personal favourite is the DK Star Wars Readers series which includes a huge list of both fiction and non-fiction Star Wars titles. You can’t go past DK Books for quality in children’s publishing and this fabulous series is no exception. The full colour Readers come in 4 levels, ranging from beginner titles like Luke Skywalker’s Amazing Story to titles for the independent reader such as Star Wars Ultimate Duels. DK Readers can be found in good bookshops and there is a great range for online purchase at Booktopia (one of my favourite haunts!).
May the fourth be with you, and your boys!
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