As promised, there are going to be a lot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens books. And they come in all shapes and sizes. Lucasfilm and Disney will deliver a whole galaxy of reading when these various tomes get unleashed on December 18. And we have a first look at 12 of these upcoming titles. One of the books even features the return of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew)!
Yes, the Force awakens everywhere just in time for Christmas! In addition to catching up with the heroes from the original trilogy, fans will also be introduced to new characters like Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), and the spherical droid, BB-8. But as we all know, there's a lot a story can't tell you on the screen. And that's where this wide ranging selection of books comes in.
Fans can find out much, much more about the new characters, vehicles, and worlds of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a slew of novels, art books, visual dictionaries, and sticker collections also coming December 18. Familiar relics and ships from the film like Luke's lightsaber and the Millennium Falcon will also be examined in closer detail. The answers are coming. And we have a first look at some of the cover art and synopses here.
Already announced, The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens steps inside the Lucasfilm art departments for the creation of fantastical worlds, unforgettable characters, and unimaginable creatures. The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will take you there, from the earliest gathering of artists and production designers at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco to the fever pitch of production at Pinewood Studios to the conclusion of post-production at Industrial Light & Magic, all with unprecedented access. And if you want to continue your behind-the-scenes journey, there is Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary. This is a complete guide to the movie, revealing all of the characters, creatures, droids, locations, and technology.
There will be plenty of books for the younger mindset, some of which will be equally fun for adults. First up is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Ultimate Sticker Collection, because everyone likes stickers! Join the heroes of the galaxy on their amazing adventure. Explore incredible worlds, meet bizarre aliens, and face sinister new villains. Star Wars: Before the Awakening is a companion piece to the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens character novels, Star Wars: Before the Awakening is an anthology book that focuses on the lives of Rey, Finn, and Poe before the events seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Also appearing in this series is Star Wars: Rey Meets BB-8, which is intended for the Level 1 Reader. Rey's life is turned upside down when she meets a little droid named BB-8.
Continuing this line of books, Star Wars: Finn & Rey Escape finds the young rebels on the run. They must work together to escape from the evil First Order. Tying directly into this is Star Wars: Han & Chewie Return! Here, everyone's favorite smugglers are back! Han Solo and Chewbacca return in a heroic new adventure set in a galaxy far, far away.
There are also quite a few interactive books that will provide kids and adults alike hours of fun. At the top of the list is 5-Minute Star Wars Stories. Blast off into hyperspace with these action-packed Star Wars tales! Jedi Master Yoda has a lightsaber showdown with the dreaded Count Dooku; Luke Skywalker and the Rebels race against time to destroy the Death Star; and the brave but lonely Rey makes a new friend when she meets the astromech droid BB-8. Each of these stories is the ideal length for reading aloud in five minutes, perfect for galactic adventures at light speed.
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Flashlight Adventure Book asks you to grab your flashlight and discover hidden surprises as you explore planet Jakku with Rey, Finn, and BB-8. This box set features a board book with pop-ups on every spread, and a real working flashlight that plays five different sounds from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This arrives with Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Lightsaber Rescue. The galaxy is in trouble again! Activate your lightsaber and help join the fight! The Lightsaber Rescue storybook features a non-removable lightsaber module with six sounds to bring the story of Star Wars: The Force Awakens to life.
Rounding out this roster of books is Star Wars: The Force Awakens Mix & Match. Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren, Poe, Rey, and Finn are featured in this book that blends spectacular action with three-panel pages to create confounding combinations! Mix and match the heads, bodies, and legs more than 200 different ways to create crazy mash-ups between the Resistance and the First Order! And finally, the last book being shown off today is Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Rey's Survival Guide. Complete with stories, secrets, and insights, this guide will immerse readers in the world of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Discover what you need to survive the hostile planet, Jakku. What secrets lurk inside the ship graveyard? What do you want to salvage? What should you avoid to stay alive? Includes gatefolds with exclusive artifacts including starship schematics and more!
Still to come on 12/18, we can look forward to even more books. They include Star Wars: Finn and the First Order; Star Wars: Look and Find; Star Wars: The Force Awakens Incredible Cross-Sections; Star Wars: The Force Awakens New Adventures; Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adult Novelization, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens Junior Novelization. StarWars.com promises to bring a second sneak peek in the very near future. What do you think? Is this too much Star Wars: The Force Awakens to handle?