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Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day in the UK

Have you heard of Star Wars Reads Day? The aim is to celebrate both the Star Wars galaxy and reading. Today (10th October) sees the fourth annual Star Wars Reads Day being celebrated around the world with the launch of new books, events and activity sheets. Our family are big fans of Star Wars but this is the first year my son has really understood the films and he’s been really excited about Star Wars Reads Day.

Star Wars Reads Day logo

To get him (and the family!) in the mood, Egmont kindly sent him a lovely parcel of Star Wars goodies, including a selection of their new activity books, Star Wars Trading Card Starter Set and Cards, Star Wars Rebel magazine and his very own lightsaber. My son has recently started Year 1 and is getting on really well with his reading. I find reading books about his favourite subjects seems to encourage him so Star Wars Reads Day is brilliant for inspiring him to read more!

He received Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Activity Book, Star Wars Doodles and Star Wars Where’s the Wookiee? The three books contain a great mixture of reading and activities and he’s been waiting until his Daddy gets home from work so they can look through them together.

My son enjoyed his new books so much that we made a little video about them:

There’s lots going on for Star Wars Reads Day but if you’re not able to get to an event you may enjoy the fun Star Wars Reads Day Activity Kit which includes  colouring sheets, finger puppets, word searches, and quizzes. There’s plenty to keep your little Storm Trooper occupied until the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December!


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    Tori Gabriel
    October 11, 2015 at 8:52 am

    We love Star Wars in our house. I’ve even got a few of the books. My girls are still too young to be into it but the Toddler has had a soft toy Yoda since birth.

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    October 11, 2015 at 8:53 am

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    October 11, 2015 at 9:17 am

    My brother is a huge star wars fan. Lovely goodies here.

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    October 11, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Oh wow, we love Star Wars, but, I’ve never heard of this. Thanks for the link!! I’ll look into that now.

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    October 11, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Wow! Lots of great goodies for Star War fans, I’ll be sending this link to one of my friends whose son is Star War mad!

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    Aimee Foster
    October 11, 2015 at 11:58 am

    I had no idea there was a Star Wars Reads Day – what a great idea! I’m going to have to admit that I’ve never watched a Star Wars movie (I know!!) but my daughter is now of the age when she enjoys films like this so we’ll sit down together and watch them soon! x

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    Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops
    October 11, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    I love starwars and these look great. My stepsons love Starwars too and I reckon they would really love these books =)

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    October 11, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    I haven’t heard of this but looks like a great way to get children into reading.

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    October 11, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    My husband and son are Star Wars mad, I have to say I’m not a sci-fi fan!

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    October 11, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Ive never heard of this but I do love a good Star wars marathon x

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    October 13, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    My girls aren’t really into Star Wars but I’m sure before too long my little boy will be!

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    Ickle Pickle
    October 13, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    I have never heard of this – but my eldest son never really got into Star Wars. Kaz x

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    George Williamson
    October 25, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Fabulous Star Wars

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