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Star Wars Reads Day II with DK Canada

RD.II.bFans of reading and a certain galaxy far, far away have reason to rejoice: Star Wars Reads Day II is coming to Canada October 5, 2013.

Star Wars Reads is an international day-long celebration of literacy and all things Star Wars. Join in the fun by having your own Star Wars Reads party at home, or at your library and by checking out some of the great Star Wars books available from DK Canada in their Star Wars Boutique.  For a Limited time the books in the boutique are 30% off!

You can find more info on Star Wars Reads Day here:

 I was sent a couple of DK’s Star Wars titled to check out.  Specifically Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide and Star Wars: Complete Vehicles.

9780756692483HStar Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide, newly revised and expanded, reveals the story of the amazing Star Wars saga in full detail. 40 new pages help to explain every detail about Star Wars from the millennia- spanning history of George Lucas’s long ago, far away galaxy to the Star Wars movies and ever-expanding range of books, novels, comics, and media. Packed full of interesting facts about the world of Star Wars merchandise and fandom, astonishing pieces of art, and full-color photographs, DK’s compendium is the key to knowing ALL there is to know about the iconic brand that is Star Wars!

Featuring tons of all-new content including characters, storylines, vehicles, weapons, merchandise, news, and beyond:

  • LEGO® Star Wars™ sets and minifigures
  • Latest seasons of the ever-popular animated series, The Clone Wars
  • The Force Unleashed video games
  • Blue-ray release of Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Updated galactic timeline and galaxy map
  • And much, much more!

 I’ve been a fan of the original Star Wars trilogy since I was a kid, although I can definitely say that I am not one of those fans.  Since this is a visual guide, there are a lot of really fabulous stills and pictures on each and every page that appeals to the type of fan I am.  However, I feel that this is an excellent book for even one of those fans to enjoy!  Not only is the original trilogy represented, but so is the newer trilogy along with other areas of the Star Wars Universe.  This includes a lot of comic panels from different eras in the Star Wars Comic series.

I found that despite it being a “visual guide” there was still a lot of really useful and interesting information.

My favourite part of the book though is the large section on Star Wars merchandise.  It was just neat to look at it all from right back to the beginning to now.

Star Wars Complete VehiclesFor any fan who wants to explore the inner workings of the spaceships and vehicles of all six Star Wars™ movies comes this fascinating expanded edition of a fan favorite, now with new cross-section artworks and a wealth of new photos.

Star Wars®: Complete Vehicles is packed with visual explorations of more than fifty essential Star Wars spacecraft and landcraft, including the TIE bomber, Imperial shuttle, A-wing, B-wing, and more. Full-color cross-section artwork presents in-depth examinations of each craft’s weapon systems, engines, hyperdrives, cockpits, and construction secrets, providing a never-before-seen glimpse at the vehicles that drive the Star Wars universe. Star Wars®: Complete Cross-Sections now features new and never-before-seen cross-sections!

 This is such a cool book.  There are tons of stills and images but more importantly it is a book of cross-sections of all the different spaceships and crafts from the Star Wars Universe.  It really satisfies my need to know what something looks like inside.  The illustrations are just amazingly detailed, and actually quite believable which is a real feat.  The fold out cross-section of the death star though… that is definitely the Coup de grâce that makes this title amazing for all Star Wars fans, young and old!

Elizabeth Matthiesen

Wednesday 6th of November 2013

my son, fully grown, father of two would be over the moon with these. The saying men and just big boys seems to be holding true here ;-)

amy lovell

Monday 28th of October 2013

what a fun time! Great reads for my boy!

Rachel N

Saturday 26th of October 2013

This is fun, some of these items would make great gifts for my hubby:) He loves the star wars movies.

Victoria Ess

Saturday 5th of October 2013

These are so amazing!! I'm a star wars junkie, so my inner child loves these books!