Thursday, May 3, 2012

More Star Wars books


In celebrating the upcoming May the 4th by With You! event from DK Canada, I am presenting you three other Star Wars Books today!

9780756651992HStar Wars The Clone Wars Jedi in Training Reader 2

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars Reader Level 2: Jedi In Training Anakin's new Padawan learner is young, brash...and a girl! But more than a match for any battle droids. 

My Thoughts

The reason why I picked this title to review is because I have a little fan of Ahsoka Tano in my house.   My daughter, Jasmine, also pretend to be her whenever we watch a Star Wars The Clone Wars episode.    She is adorable and when asked what she wants to do when she is older she sometimes answers “Ahsoka Tano.”  *grin*

This DK Readers is a level 2 which means the the child is beginning to read alone.   This little book will explain hos Ahsoka Tano trains to become a Jedi even during the dangerous times of the Clone Wars.  So this is perfect for my little girl as the story is concentrated on her favourite character in the Star Wars The Clone Wars television series.

The font of the text is quite big to help the beginning reader to follow without problem.   Images from the popular television series are also illustrating the book.  Throughout the book, special boxes of information are found on various encounters that Ahsoka has during her adventures.   Finally, at the end of the book you can discover who are Ahsoka’s friends and enemies.

This book is fun to read and will definitively delight the fans of Ahsoka.

Star Wars Mysteries of the Jedi9780756671976H

Mysteries of the Jedi is a dynamic visual guide that brings the Star Wars galaxy to life for a new generation of Star Wars fans. In it, younger readers will meet all the Jedi heroes from Anakin to Yoda, understand what it takes to become a Jedi, find out how to wield a lightsaber, discover the secrets of the Force, examine the tools of the Jedi trade, and more!

Lively test and bold, kid-friendly design provide a new approach to the much-loved characters and themes of the Classic and Prequel Trilogies. Mysteries of the Jedi uncovers the mysteries of the Jedi Order, the Force, and the dark powers that threaten them, for children aged 7 and up.

My Thoughts

Have you really stopped yourself and wondered what is a Jedi?   The Mysteries of the Jedi will uncover the whole truth behind it.  From the first pages, you will get a timeline as well as a clear comparison between the two forces in the Jedi.    Did you know that Jedi have the force of jump, deflection, piloting, telekinesis, ghosting, identify the disturbance, play mind tricks and control beast?   Pretty impressive don’t you think?

You will learn more about Yoda and other great Jedi in the Star Wars universe, how to become a Jedi, discover who taught who, how to build your own lightsaber, learn how to fight with your lightsaber, explore the tools used by Jedi and much more.    There is even a glossary at the end of the book defining specific words for the reader.

This book is marvelously put together and contains photos and images from various sources.    If your child always wanted to learn more about the Jedi’s life and how to become one, this book will answer the questions he/she might have. 


9780756690151HStar Wars The Secret Life of Droids

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be C-3PO or what R2-D2's function is?

Well now you can find out in Star Wars: The Secret Life of Droids from DK's newest Star Wars series. Learn about the many types of droids from large and fearsome droidekas, to the smart and helpful astromech droids.

The Secret Life of Droids looks at the classic Star Wars galaxy from a fresh, new perspective, and features a timeline giving the reader a quick-reference overview of the events and information featured. Interactive and dynamic pages presenting events thematically rather than chronologically will allow young readers to uncover droid technology and discover each of its individual functions!

My Thoughts

Apart from the Ewoks, my other two favorite characters in Star Wars are probably R2-D2 and C-3PO.    These two robots together are very resourceful not to mentioned funny at times.    But what are droids?  How are they built?   And most of all, how do they work?

Well this marvelous book from DK Canada will answer all the questions you have about droids.  Starting with a comparison between droids and life forms, the book quickly present the types of droids and then go in more detailed about the life of droids based on their specialty.   Each subject of reading about the droids cover two pages and also contains numerous images and pictures from the movies.     The detailed information in particularly informative as well.   For specific droids, you will get manufacturer, height, gender, as well as the features of the droids while other pages will give you general information about droids.     I stumbled upon the Droids for sale page and I just could stop chuckling as I thought it was a funny way of presenting some droids. 

In this book, you will also encounter the specific droids made for battles and which battles they were used, you will see the evolution of C-3PO, the various owners of R2-D2, the friendship between the two famous droids, discover the service droids, and also get an up-close-and-personal view on technical aspects of droids.

Now the reason I am presenting you these books today is that a big event held by DK Canada is coming up on May the 4th. If you want to have the opportunity to provide fabulous book to a great reading foundation I strongly suggest that you continue reading.

In celebration of the May the 4th Be With You! event, you need to know that for every DK Star Wars book sold at Chapters / Indigo stores on May 4-6, we will be making a donation to the Indigo For the Love of Reading Foundation.

Here’s some information about the program.

We passionately believe that when a child has a book put in their hands it changes their life forever. With the support of Indigo customers and employees the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation puts books into the hands of Canadian children. To do date Love of Reading has committed over $12 million to more than 650 high-needs elementary schools across the country so children can develop a love of reading, unleash their dreams and fulfil their potential. For more information about the Foundation visit,

Also, several Chapters and Indigo stores across Canada will be having special May the 4th parties during the weekend sponsored by DK and featuring costumed characters from Star Wars provided by the 501st Legion. Here’s a full list of stores ( asterix means the 501st will be there! ).D12 MAY THE FOURTH-2012 rectangle2

  • NEWFOUNDLAND – Saturday May 5th / Call for details - Chapters St. John’s 70 Kenmount St A1B 1W3 –709.726.0375
  • NEW BRUNSWICK – Saturday May 5th / Call for details – Chapters Halifax - Bayers Lake Power Centre, 188 Chain Lake Dr – 902.450.1023
  • OTTAWA* – Friday May 4th – 12 noon – Chapters Rideau – 47 Rideau Street – 613.241.0073
  • OTTAWA*– Saturday May 5th – 3.00 pm – Chapters Kanata – Kanata Centrum, 400 Earl Grey Drive Unit # 1- 613.271.7553
  • TORONTO* – Friday May 4th – 12.30 pm – Indigo Eaton Centre – 220 Yonge St – 416.591.3622
  • TORONTO – Saturday May 5th / Call for details - Indigo Yorkdale – 3401 Dufferin St, Unit #29 – 416.781.6660
  • WINNIPEG*– Saturday May 5th – 12 noon – Chapters Polo Festival, 695 Empress Street – 204.775.5999
  • CALGARY*– Friday May 4th – 2.00 pm – Chapters Shawnessy – The Boulevard Shopping Centre, 16061 Macleod Trail S.E. – 403.201.5660
  • VANCOUVER* – Friday May 4th – 12 noon – Chapters Robson – 788 Robson Street – 604.682.4066

If you want DK Canada to donate some marvelous book to the foundation, all you have to do is to submit pix of the Chapters / Indigo events and either post them on our Facebook page at or Tweet them using the hashtag #DKmay4th. For each photo DK Canada receives, they will make a donation to the Love of Reading Foundation.

Finally, for the entire month of May DK Canada is having a photo contest where people are invited to send photos of themselves or loved ones reading DK Star Wars books. For each picture received, DK Canada will again make a donation to the Love of Reading Foundation. Information about the contest will be posted under “PHOTO CONTEST” at DK Canada will pick an Office Favourite photo and that person will win a DK Star Wars library worth $200 and we will donate a complete set of DK Star Wars Readers to the library of school of their choice.

These books are perfect for kids who love to read about Star Wars and learn more about the world of Star Wars.    I know a few of these kids in my household and their knowledge on the universe of Star Wars keeps growing thanks to books like these.

These three marvelous books are available at your favorite bookstore, even

Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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