Forget Death Star Plans, You’ll Want to Steal Your Kids’ ‘Rogue One’ Books

Star Wars Galactic Maps

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story might be too intense for most children to catch while it’s in theaters, but you can pick up some amazing new releases from Disney-Lucasfilm Press to introduce kids to the newest characters in the Star Wars universe. Thanks to this mix of books, they’ll get an idea of the rebels’ story and background, along with how they fit into the larger Star Wars universe.

If you do pick these up for the kids, you’ll probably be tempted to keep them for yourself—but these books are a great way to share the adventure of Rogue One and other Star Wars stories your family hasn’t discovered yet.

Star Wars Galactic Maps: An Illustrated Atlas of the Star Wars Universe

This oversized atlas is a Star Wars fan’s dream come true. Packed with characters and content from every film, plus The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, you’re guaranteed to learn something new about the galaxy far, far away each time you pick it up.

As someone who never returned to The Clone Wars after the premiere when it first aired, I was intrigued by the descriptions of characters and places from the show in the atlas, and found myself finally motivated to return to the series to watch the related episodes.

Full-color “maps” lay out summaries of places, characters, and plots with concise text and a multitude of illustrations. This is one of those books you’ll catch the kids studying under the covers with a flashlight lost past bedtime.

Rogue One Rebel Dossier

You’ll feel like you’re part of the Rebel Alliance yourself when you scan the transmissions of the rebel leaders depicted in Rogue One in the Rebel Dossier. If you or your kids don’t have the time to read a novelization of the film, this photo-heavy book is the next best thing. Pages are filled with rebel intel on the film’s characters and locations.

While the short book doesn’t have the details of the Rogue One Ultimate Visual Guide, its hints about key scenes and characters in the film might appease kids who aren’t allowed to see the movie just yet.

Art of Coloring: Star Wars: Rogue One

Like most coloring books aimed at adults, this Art of Coloring book will satisfy artists of all ages. 100 images fill its black and white pages, from line drawings of now familiar promotional photos to dizzying patterns displaying the might of the Empire.

While the colors of the Empire are unfortunately stark (deathtroopers and stormtroopers aren’t known for their splashes of color), there are plenty of rebels to flex your creativity on.

GeekMom received promotional items for review purposes.

All Images: Disney-Lucasfilm Press