May fourth is Star Wars Day and, in celebration, we invite you to travel to a galaxy far, far away with these science fiction novels that explore the Star Wars expanded universe. Use your library card to check out digital copies (when available) or to place a physical copy on hold to be picked up at Security Public Library. The Force is strong at the library!
Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Grey
When her parents begin acting strangely, sixteen-year-old Princes Leia sets out to uncover their secrets, putting her in the path of the watchful Empire
Rebel Rising by Beth Revis
When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own. He gives her, not only a home, but all the resources she needs to become a rebel herself. Jyn dedicates herself to the cause, but fighting alongside Saw brings with it danger and the question of just how far Jyn is willing to go as one of Saw's soldiers. When she faces an unthinkable betrayal, Jyn will have to pull the pieces of herself back together and figure out what she truly believes in . . . and who she can really trust.
Queen's Peril by E.K. Johnston
When Padmé Naberrie wins the election for Queen of Naboo, she adopts the name Amidala and leaves her family to rule from the royal palace. To ensure her safety, she'll need a group of skilled handmaidens who can be her assistants, confidantes, defenders, and decoys. Each girl is selected for her particular talents, but it will be up to Padmé to unite them as a group. When Naboo is invaded by forces of the Trade Federation, Queen Amidala and her handmaidens will face the greatest test -- of themselves, and of each other. -- adapted from jacket.
Star Wars Maker Lab: 20 Galactic Science Projects by Cole Horton and Liz Lee Heinecke
This collection of galactic science projects offers young Star Wars fans experiments and crafts inspired by the Star Wars universe, including instructions on making Jabba slime, Kyber crystals, and even an Ewok catapult.
Cobalt Squadron by Elizabeth Wein
New York time bestselling author, Elizabeth Wein, brings readers the harrowing story of the courageous bomber pilots and technicians of Cobalt Squadron.
Starflight by Melissa Landers
Solara Brooks never expected to care for the crew on the Banshee -- least of all Doran Spaulding who made her life miserable in High School. But when Solara and Doran find themselves with a price on both their heads, they learn to trust each other as they set out to protect the ship and crew who have become their family.
Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber
When the Imperial prison barge Purge -- home to 500 of the galaxy's most ruthless killers, rebels, and thieves -- breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope lies with a Star Destroyer found drifting and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back -- bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that, within hours, nearly all aboard the Purge die. And death is only the beginning. The survivors will do whatever it takes to stay alive. But nothing can prepare them for what lies waiting aboard the Star Destroyer amid its vast creaking emptiness that isn't really empty at all. For the dead are rising -- soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.
Star Wars: Out of the Shadows by Justina Ireland
Sylvestri Yarrow is drawn into a squabble between two of the Republic's most powerful families over a patch of space on the frontier. Tangled up in familial politics is the last place Syl wants to be, but the promise of a big payoff is enough to keep her interested. Meanwhile, Jedi Knight, Vernestra Rwoh, and her Padawan, Imri Cantaros, arrive at the capital along with Jedi Master, Cohmac Vitus, and his Padawan, Reath Silas -- and are asked to assist with the property dispute on the frontier. But why? What is so important about an empty patch of space? The answer will lead Vernestra to a new understanding of her abilities, and take Syl back to the past . . . and to truths that will finally come out of the shadows.
A Crash of Fate by Zoraida Cordova
Izzy and Jules were best friends until Izzy's family abruptly left Batuu when she was six years old. But now she's back, and Jules, the boy who never left, is unsure what to make of her. While on the run from vengeful smugglers and an angry pirate, Jules and Izzy will come to terms with who they are, and what they mean to each other.
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman
Told in separate voices, eighteen-year-old Tyler Jones, top graduate of Aurora Academy, and a group of misfits and troublemakers embark on their first mission with Auri, a stowaway from the distant past.
Star Wars Outbound Flight by Timothy Zahn
Before the onset of the Clone Wars, a group of explorers consisting of six Jedi Masters, twelve Jedi Knights, and a fifty-thousand-member crew set out aboard a state-of-the-art starship on a mission to search for intelligent life outside the known galaxy.
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
A teenage soldier named Noemi and an enemy robot named Abel, who is programmed to obey her commands, set out on an interstellar quest to save Noemi's home planet, Earth colony Genesis.
Summaries provided via SPL’s catalog. Click through each book’s title for more
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