Starwars Adventures In Wild Space Childrens Books Giveaway

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In a Galaxy Far, Far away….

Egmont Publishers brings to you a selection of Starwars books for young readers to enjoy. We was sent a selection of books to share with our readers in time for World Book Day

StarWars Where’s Wookie  A hardback search and find activity book. Can you find the loveable furry animal in the many colourful packed scenes throughout the book? Chewbacca is wanted for crimes against the Empire, despite his towering height and distinctive smell, he is an expert at evading capture. The hunt is on!

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The boys loved this book, it kept them entertained for ages. Not only did they search through the very detailed pictures for wookie but there is also a galactic checklist at the end of the book to make the search a little harder. The first on the check list was to find the Jawa feeding the birds, which we found pretty quickly, but they do get harder.

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Starwars Rebellion Tin  Open the lid to discover:

•The Rebellion Doodle Book – sketch, colour and recreate your favourite Star Wars characters

•The Rebels to the Rescue Activity Book– packed with puzzles, word games, fun trivia and more!

•A New Hope story book – a captivating retelling of Episode IV by Ryder Windham and illustrated by Brian Rood.

And as if this wasn’t enough you can press out pieces to build your very own Millennium Falcon!

Suitable for all Star Wars fans aged 7 and up.

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The Millenium Falcon took us about 10 minutes to build, the instructions found in the back of the Activity book are easy to follow. Each cut out piece has been labeled with letters and are easy to push out of the foam card. Each piece is connected together by precut slots.

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The finished Millenium Falcon

This tin is definitely worth the money and will keep the children/adults busy for hours. Possibly the ideal git for a child that is travelling, all activities kept safe in the tin.

Starwars Adventure in Wild Space is a junior book series that is published by Egmont Publishing. The series follows the Graf siblings Lina and Milo as they go in search of their parents who were captured by the evil Galactic Empire.

The Escape has been specially written and published for World Book Day 2016. When the parents of Milo and Lina are abducted by the Stormtroopers, the children take a perilous journey across the unknown reaches of wild Space to rescue them.

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It is one of the ten books that you can choose from using your World Book day Token given to your children from their school. World book day takes place on 3rd March, most schools and childcare settings take part in the children dressing up as their favourite book character.

We took on the challenge from Egmont Publishing to create a Star Wars themed costume for World Book Day. It was quite last-minute with items of clothing that we raided the wardrobes for, particularly looking for neutral colours. We found an old cardigan in my wardrobe, an old pair of trousers that once belong to the eldest boy, a belt that belongs to Daddy and mummy’s old Ugg boots. With a few snips here and there and a little imagination we came up with this outfit

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What do you think? Can you guess what he is?

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He had fun dressing up in costume, in fact I couldn’t get him out of it! He spent all day dressed in character running around the house with a foam sword going on an adventure across the galaxy.

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My son, read through the Adventures in Wild Space: The Escape and really enjoyed it. There were just enough black and white illustrations to help him create the scene in his head, the story was thrilling and full of adventure. He was gripped after the first chapter and didn’t put it down until he had finished it. His favourite character is CR-8R, the family prim droid created by their Mum. Made from a mash-up of different droid models. Although he had the Graf siblings best interest at heart it didn’t make him less annoying.

The books are full of danger, excitement and adventure and are aimed at children aged 7-11. Each contains black and white illustrations and the text is fairly big making it easier to follow.

Starwars Adventures in Wild Space will be a series of 5 books, the first three available to buy from Amazon.

The Escape £1.00 or available for free with your world book day token

The Snare £5.24 In this first full-length adventure, Milo and Lina look for allies on an ancient frontier world – but the cruel Imperial officer Captain Korda has prepared a trap…Released on 25th February 2016 

The Nest £5.24 In this second full-length adventure, Milo and Lina trace their latest clue to a remote jungle world – where a terrifying beast lies in wait…  Released on 25th February 2016 

For your chance to win the first 3 books in the Starwars Adventures in Wild Space enter below via Gleam

For more chances of winning head on over to TheReadingResidence to read their post and enter the giveaway

I will be using Gleam to pick one winner. Competition will end midnight 19th March 2016. Uk residents only please.

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Starwars Adventures in Wild Space Books Giveaway

 

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Star Wars Xmas Books Review Giveaway

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….

Are you a big Star Wars fan?

Do I have something special for you! And just in time for Christmas too

IMG_20151126_114447 (1)_optWe was recently sent a selection of Star Wars books to share and giveaway to you.

Join Luke  Skywalker on his epic adventures in Star Wars Treasury: The Original Trilogy. It is hardback book based on the stories by George Lucas, A new Hope, The empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The book tells you the basic story line keeping in the fun and exciting parts, with over 100 full colour paintings by Brian Rood, that keeps you entertained and wanting to read more. Brian Rood is a professional illustrator who works in the entertainment, comic and commercial art fields. Not only does he create new art work for Star Wars, but also for Marvel comics, Paramount pictures and Hollywood stars. The illustrations in the book are gorgeous works of watercolour art that we found captivating and charming.  The book doesn’t have many words but has pictures on every page keeping it engaging for the younger readers.

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The Star Wars young readers books are ideal for younger children learning to read. They come in three levels, corresponding to the colour book band that they use in schools. These books are exciting and are set out with few words and lots of dramatic colourful illustrations. If your child is interested in Star Wars then these books can encourage reluctant readers to become independent readers. They are ideal action books for new readers.

Escape from Darth Vader is a young readers level 1, which is equal to a yellow book band. Level 1 are simple stories for new and developing readers. Based on the events from A new hope . Meet two different robots R2-D2 and C3P0 who attempt to escape from the mean and scary Darth Vader and his Troopers. Princess Leia is caught, but before It happens she gives something special to R2-D2, something that Darth Vader is after, the secret battle Plans!

Use the Force is a young readers level 2 book, which is equal to a blue book band. Level 2 books are engaging stories for readers growing in confidence and independence. Join Jedi Master Yoda as he teaches Luke how to use the force. The Force is a special energy field that can be used for good or evil. Luke trains hard but he needs to believe in himself before he can move on. Will he be able to use the Force to save his friends and become the greatest Jedi of all!

The Young Reader Star Wars books are challenging for new readers, with interesting action stories and beautiful illustrations they are perfect for any child to enjoy. As the levels go up there are more words to a page.

The Star Wars Starfighter Workshop book is part activity and part construction. That’s right you get to build your very own X-Wing and tie fighter to play with and display in your home. There is nothing more, that my boys like, than becoming creative and building items that they can play with. The activity book is full of puzzles and mazes, lots of exciting activities for the children to do. The construction part if the fun part of the book! Not only do you get to build an X-Wing but you also get to build a Tie Fighter too! There are 10 pieces of foam, each with pre-cut shape pieces that can be easily pushed out. The instructions are inside the activity book and are easy to follow. We got a little lost at some points as we got a little confused with what part was what, so we looked at the pictures on the instructions and they helped us. Slotting the pieces together can get a little fiddly, but a little perseverance saw us creating our very own space crafts to play with. The recommended age for this workshop is 7, which I totally agree as it does get fiddly and the instructions can get a little hard to follow especially when connecting the pieces together (although if younger and under adult supervision I think it would be fine)

Watch the video below for the full review of the Star Wars Starfighter Workshop

The boys played with the Starfighter for a long time and eventually they started to come apart and loose so we just reinforced them together with some super glue.

A great activity for adults and children to do together, with a fabulous outcome.

All of the book are available to buy from Amazon.

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 For your chance to win a Copy of the Star Wars Treasury and the Star Wars Starfighter Workshop , enter via Gleam below

 Star wars Xmas Books Giveaway
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Enter all of the entries on Gleam

Competition ends midnight 12th December

UK entries only please

Winner will be drawn via Gleam

Lucas Films have not sponsored this post

Details of the winner will be passed onto Egmont who will post out to directly from them

We was provided with copies of the books for this review and giveaway.

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