Scholastic: LEGO Star Wars Movie Adaptations

The key to increasing your child’s reading volume is motivation and these books are aimed at matching your child’s interest. However you aren’t going to find these in your school’s library as they don’t exactly fit the criteria of most schools which makes them ideal for home reading. With regards to reading level these books are ideally suited for ages 4 to 6, and as your child grows up the simplicity of the text and illustrations aren’t going to capture their attention.

With that said, these books are aimed at an age group that Son of LEGOscum is right on the cusp of, and since he is an advanced reader he did find them below his actual ability. But being a fan of LEGO Star Wars and a supporter of Rebelscum he soldiered on so that he could share his experiences.

I thought that the books were cool but they were a little young for me. All the illustrations were awesome and there were lots of gags in the story. Some were obvious and some were hidden, but they were a little bit childish though. The books I read covered five of the movies but skipped The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Scholastic really should add the missing two books future movies.

Aimed at capturing a reading group that has just gained momentum, and as part of the levelled reading system that professional educators and children’s book publishers around the world have developed, this series of books could very well be the first LEGO Star Wars titles that a youngster reads. Initially developed in 2011, the first two titles were send-ups of the first episodes one and two. After a three year hiatus Scholastic picked up the series again, with the appropriate move names as the titles and have since filled in five of the (currently existing) seven Star Wars movies.

Darth Maul’s Mission

“Darth Maul gets more than he bargained for when he’s sent to capture Padme Amidala. Two Jedi, one force-sensitive orphan, and a whole Queen’s entourage: so much for a simple kidnapping mission!”

Price : $3.99
Pages : 24
Pub Date : 1 September 2011
Age Range : 4 – 8
Grade Level : Pre – 3
Format : Paperback
ISBN : 0545304415/978-0545304412

Anakin To The Rescue

“When Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi are assigned to protect Senator Padmé Amidala, they figure it’ll be an easy assignment. That is, until Obi-Wan falls for a cookie trap and lands them in Count Dooku’s arena of monster aliens!”

Price : $3.99
Pages : 24
Pub Date : 1 September 2012
Age Range : 4 – 8
Grade Level : Pre – 3
Format : Paperback
ISBN : 0545470668/978-0545470667

Revenge of the Sith

“With the whole galaxy falling apart, it’s up to Anakin, Obi-Wan, Yoda, and the rest of the Jedi Knights to save the day. But Palpatine needs help and asks Anakin to join the Dark side. Will Anakin become the greatest Jedi Knight or will be become the galaxy’s biggest bully?”

Price : $3.99
Pages : 24
Pub Date : 25 August 2015
Age Range : 4 – 8
Grade Level : Pre – 3
Format : Paperback
ISBN : 0545785243/978-0545785242

A New Hope

“The galaxy is in trouble, and it’s up to Luke Skywalker and his friends to defeat Darth Vader and the Empire. There’s only one thing to do– blow up the Death Star! Featuring Luke, Leia, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and more!”

Price : $3.99
Pages : 24
Pub Date : 29 December 2015
Age Range : 4 – 8
Grade Level : Pre – 3
Format : Paperback
ISBN : 0545801354/978-0545801355

The Force Awakens

“Han, Princess Leia, Luke, and more return in the next chapter of the LEGO Star Wars saga! Features all-new characters including BB-8, Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, and more!”

Price : $3.99
Pages : 24
Pub Date : 30 August 2016
Age Range : 4 – 8
Grade Level : Pre – 3
Format : Paperback
ISBN : 0545940729/978-0545940726

This post originally appeared on Rebelscum.com on the 17th of November, 2016.

Entertainment Earth

Be the first to comment

Thoughts, comments or opinions? Share them!