For those looking for something to give the young Star Wars fans out there needing something to occupy their time I have a few suggestions.
How to Draw Star Wars Heroes, Creatures, Spaceships, and other Fantastic Things by Lee J. Ames
First among these is, How to Draw Star Wars Heroes, Creatures, Spaceships, and other Fantastic Things by Lee J. Ames, the author of the How to Draw 50 series. This book shows step-by-step guides to drawing some of Star Wars most popular aliens, characters, and vehicles. This is one of those rare books that I mentioned before since it was published in 1984. But, it is worth adding to your collection. Besides being kid-friendly, it also appeals to Star Wars fans that are artists.
How the Ewoks Saved the Trees by James Howe/Illustrated by Walter Velez
Another rare but hidden gem for young Star Wars fans, as well as those nostalgic for something from their childhood, there is How the Ewoks Saved the Trees: An Ewoks Legend by James Howe, with illustrations, provided Walter Velez. This Star Wars children’s book from 1984 tells of an encounter between the woklings Kneesaa and Wicket (of Return of the Jedi fame) and a couple of giant Phlogs while they are picking berries. The two little Ewoks are forced into action after they spy the giants chopping down their tribes sacred trees.
With the help of the Ewoks’ medicine man, Logray, the two woklings are able to succeed in chasing the giants away from their forest and save its ancient trees. This book’s story predates the films, as well as the Ewoks animated series.
Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker by Ken Liu
Next on this list of books for both young readers and children at heart is Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker by Ken Liu, with illustrations by J.G. Jones.
This book which is part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi series, features stories told to a group of young people on their way to the gambling planet, Canto Bight. The books tales range from the legendary Fishing in the Deluge to the utterly ridiculous The Tale of Lugubrious Mote, about a grandiloquent mole-flea that supposedly helped Luke defeat the Rancor in Jabba’s palace.
Colortivity’s Star Wars: The Mandalorian: The Child activity book
One final suggestion that I have for our youngest Star Wars fans, as well as anyone that enjoys a good activity book to occupy their minds is, Colortivity’s Star Wars: The Mandalorian featuring The Child.
This entertaining activity book is filled with puzzles, coloring pages, stickers, and even bookmarks from the popular Disney + series. And yes, there are plenty of pictures featuring the little guy. There are even pages with the shows villains like Burg along with allies like the Armorer, Cara Dune, and Paz Vizsla.