21 Super Star Wars Books for Tweens & Teens

Do you have a tween or teen Star Wars fan in your home? This big list of 21 Star Wars books for kids ages 9-16 is out of this world!

Sta Wars Books for Tweens and Teens

With titles chosen for age 9 years through to 16 years (with many popular with older teens and adults as well), this list includes predominantly original canon novels that expand the Star Wars universe by sharing the prequel, back story or side story of popular characters from the Star Wars franchise.

21 Best Star Wars Books for Tweens & Teens (Age 9-16 Years)

The collection of Star Wars books listed below is in order of recommended reading age. While a few of these titles are sold as adult fiction, they do not contain content that is particularly adult or graphic in nature, especially when considered within the context of the Star Wars films.

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Star Wars Clone Wars books for kids

Star Wars – The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark: The fate of the galaxy rests upon these eleven characters. Eleven well renowned children’s authors each tell the story of their most memorable Star Wars Clone Wars episode, with every story shared from a different point of view— both good and evil! Age 9+ years.

The Princess, the Scoundrel and the Farm Boy Star Wars Fiction

The Princess, the Scoundrel and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken: The hope of the Rebel Alliance is fading as the Empire is about to unveil the greatest weapon the galaxy has ever seen – the Death Star. The Rebels only hope – to defeat the horrible battle station, now lies in the unlikely hands of a princess, a scoundrel and a farm boy. Discover the secrets behind one of the world’s most popular films in this fresh retelling for Star Wars fans. Age 9+ years.

So you want to be a jedi? Star Wars books for kids

So You Want to be a Jedi? by Adam Gidwitz: Being a Jedi seems cool. There’s the mind powers and the lifting stuff with your brain. Oh, and the light sabers, you can’t forget the light sabers! But being a Jedi is hard work… and then there’s the bad guys who want to kill you. Lots and lots of bad guys! Do you still want to be a Jedi? This book tells the story of one of the greatest Jedi ever— Luke Skywalker, by diving deeper into the classic film, The Empire Strikes Back. Age 9+ years.

Star Wars books for tweens and teens:Beware the Power of the Dark Side

Beware the Power of the Dark Side by Tom Angleberger: A captivating retelling of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi like you’ve never seen it before. Fusing the classic tale of good versus evil through the protagonist’s unique perspective, the story tells the thrilling tale of how the seemingly doomed Rebel Alliance once again successfully blew up a super weapon – the second Death Star. Age 9+ years.

Star Wars Women of the Galaxy

Women of the Galaxy by Amy Ratcliffe: The wonderful illustrations and biographical prose work beautifully together to bring to life the contribution of so many important email characters, with both minor and major roles, who make up the world of Star Wars. Age 10+ years

Star Wars Books for Teens: Ahsoka

Ahsoka by E.K Johnston: What really happened to Ahsoka Tano after Order 66? Dive into Ahsoka’s world as she fights for survival against the mighty Empire. Ahsoka has been in hiding ever since her clone troopers’ betrayal but now it’s time for her to show her true colours. After migrating to Raada, Ahsoka makes friends with aspiring rebel operatives. Their risky expeditions see them face near death and lead Ahsoka right into the hands of Senator Bail Organa and the Rebel Allegiance! But the question remains – is Ahsoka ready to face her Jedi past? Age 12+ years.

Star Wars Padawan Book

Padawan by Kiersten White: Set before the events of The Phantom Menace, in Padawan, Obi-Wan is constantly clashing with his master, Qui-Gon, feeling that he is not learning enough and being held back. In researching the archives, Obi-Wan learns of the location of a mysterious planet found by a Jedi Wayfinder. Since there was no record of the Jedi ever returning, Obi-Wan proposes a mission to the planet that he hopes will bring him and Qui-Gon closer. However, Obi-Wan ends up traveling to the planet alone, determined to prove himself. Once there he finds a group of younglings who appear to be Force-sensitive that are being attacked by everything on the planet, including the planet itself! Age 13+ years.

Star Wars: Queens Peril

Queen’s Peril by E.K. Johnston: Queen’s Peril shares the story of Padme’s life at the time she is elected Queen of Naboo, through her first days in office and into the period of time explored in The Phantom Menace. We learn how each of the Queen’s handmaidens was chosen for their role based on their skill set, attitude and intelligence, and their willingness to leave their old lives behind and how well they may work together as a team to protect Padme. Age 13+ years.

Star Wars books for tweens and teens: Queen's Shadow

Queen’s Shadow by E.K Johnston: When Padmé Amidala steps down from her role as queen of Naboo, the new queen requests that Padmé continues to serve her people – this time in the Galactic Senate. Padmé is unsure how her past will effect her as a senator but with the help her her dearest friends, Padmé soon finds her feet and dives into the dangerous political world. Age 13+ years.

Queen's Hope Star Wars Novel

Queen’s Hope by E.K Johnston: Padmé is adjusting to being a wartime senator during the Clone Wars. Her secret husband, Anakin Skwyalker, is off fighting the war, and excels at being a wartime Jedi. In contrast, when Padmé gets the opportunity to see the casualties on the war-torn front lines, she is horrified. The stakes have never been higher for the galaxy. Meanwhile, Padmé’s handmaiden Sabé steps into the role of Senator Amidala, something no handmaiden has done for an extended period of time. Sabé is horrified by the machinations that happen there and when she comes face to face with a gut-wrenching decision she realizes that she cannot fight a war this way, not even for Padmé.. Age 13+ years.

Leia: Princess of Alderaan

Leia: Princess of Alderan by Claudia Gray: As 16 year old Princess Leia prepares to establish her right to the throne of Alderaan she uncovers her parents involvement in establishing a network of Rebels working against the Empire. Wanting to help, Leia begins to gather intelligence against the Empire whilst seeking out allies sympathetic to the Rebellion, all whilst staying out of sight of those suspicious of her parents and their actions. Age 13+ years.

Lost Stars: Star Wars novels

Lost Stars by Claudia Gray: After the Empire’s iron fist reaches the outer rim world of Jelucan, childhood friends, Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell, join the ranks of the Imperial Officers. But when Thane sees how the Empire mistreat innocent citizens he decides to leave… and join the Rebel Alliance. Now Ciena must choose between her duty to the Empire and her loyalty to the boy she loves. Age 13+ years.

Rebel Rising

Rebel Rising by Beth Revis: When Jyn Erso’s mother is murdered and father captured to serve the Empire, she’s taken in by Saw Gerrera. Saw is a radical rebel willing to do anything to defeat the Empire. Desperate to prove herself, Jyn dedicates her time and energy to becoming the best rebel she can be. But when the truth of Jyn’s father brings danger to the group, Jyn will have to use everything she’s learned to survive. Age 13+ years.

Star Wars Most Wanted

Star Wars Most Wanted by Rae Carson: Life is hard when you have nothing, especially as a street kid living on the industrial planet, Corellia. When Han and Q’ra are pitted against each other on a dangerous quest with the promise of promotion for whomever is successful, they must ultimately partner together and learn to trust each other… if they have any chance of escaping alive! Age 13+ years.

Force Collector: Star Wars YA fiction

Force Collector by Kevin Shinick: Teenager Karr’s whole life is turned upside down when he discovers that he has the Force. He sets off on a journey that takes him all over the galaxy to find lost relics of the now fabled Jedi. But when the First Order discovers what he has learnt about the Jedi, they are determined to gain the information for themselves. Age 13+ years.

Poe Dameron Free Fall

Poe Dameron Free Fall by Alex Segura: Teenage Poe on Yavin 4 with his father. Both of his parents fought for the Rebels against the Empire but following his mother’s untimely death, Poe’s father now wants to live a quiet life as a farmer, and he’s keeping Poe from the adventure he dreams of. When Poe accepts a piloting job for shady characters looking to get off Yavin 4, it certainly leads to the excitement Poe wished for, though he’s not so sure about his new role as criminal! Can Poe figure out what kind of man he’s meant to be? Age 13+ years.

Resistance Reborn

Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse: After barely escaping the planet Crait, the Resistance has been decimated like never before. Set after the events of The Last Jedi, what is left of the Resistance must now determine what comes next. As Poe struggles to become the leader he needs to be, the remaining Resistance members start upon three new missions, each as risky as the next, that could lead to capture or even death. Age 13+ years.

Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel

Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno: Lieutenant Commander Orson Krennic is rising quickly through the ranks of the Imperial military. When he sees an opportunity to progress this rise by deceiving and manipulating his neutral friend, Galen Erso, a brilliant scientist who may just have a solution to an energy issue clouding the construction of the Death Star, he will stop at nothing to get results. Age 13+ years.

Star Wards Thrawn

Thrawn (book 1) by Timothy Zahn: One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating villains in the Star Wars universe. After Thrawn is rescued from exile by Imperial soldiers, his deadly ingenuity and keen tactical abilities swiftly capture the attention of Emperor Palpatine. And just as quickly, Thrawn proves to be as indispensable to the Empire as he is ambitious; as devoted as its most loyal servant, Darth Vader; and a brilliant warrior never to be underestimated. As Thrawn rises to the rank of Admiral, he must pit all the knowledge, instincts, and battle forces at his command against an insurgent uprising that threatens not only innocent lives but also the Empire’s grip on the galaxy – and his own carefully laid plans for future ascendancy.

For more about Thrawn, check out the follow up novels, Thrawn Alliances and Thrawn Treason

The High Republic Star Wars Book Series

The Star Wars: The High Republic book series is a multi-authored series of books exploring the era 200 years before the Star Wars films – the golden age of the Jedi when Jedi knights served as the guardians of justice and peace throughout the galaxy. This Star Wars books series includes middle grade novels, young adult novels, adult novels and comic books. We’ve included the middle grade and YA titles below.

A Test of Courage

A Test of Courage: The High Republic by Justina Ireland: Vernesta is the youngest Padawan to pass Jedi trials for generations. Imri is an awkward Padawan who struggles to see his own potential. Avon is a Senator’s daughter and a scientific genius. Honesty is an confused teenager from a warrior race. Together they must band together for their very survival, and possibly for justice as well in an energetic, adventure-packed tale of courage, grief and learning to become the person you want to be. Age 9+ years.

Race to Crashpoint Tower

Race to Crashpoint Tower: The High Republic by Daniel Jose Older: The Republic Fair sees visitors from all over the galaxy traveling to the planet Valo for a massive festival celebrating the Republic. But Jedi Padawan Ram Jomaram is hiding out in his favourite place- a dingy garage filled with mechanical parts and tools. But when a security alarm goes off on the nearby hilltop nicknamed Crashpoint Peak, he ventures out with his trusty droid V-18 to investigate. There he discovers that someone has knocked out Valo’s communications tower, a frightening sign that Valo, and the Republic Fair, are in danger. It’s up to Ram to face down the enemy at Crashpoint Tower and send a call for help to the Republic. Age 9+ years.

Mission to Disaster Star Wars Book

Mission to Disaster: The High Republic by Justina Ireland: The Jedi think the dreaded Nihil marauders have been defeated and Jedi Knight Vernestra Rwoh hopes this means she will finally have time to really train her Padawan, Imri Cantaros, but reports of a Nihil attack on the peaceful outpost of Port Haileap soon dash those hopes. Not only have the Nihil attacked, they have also abducted Vernestra and Imri’s friend, Avon Starros. The two set off for Port Haileap determined to figure out where the Nihil have taken their friend. Meanwhile, Avon must put her smarts and skills to the ultimate test as she fights for survival among the Nihil―and uncovers a sinister plan. Can Vernestra and Imri find their friend before disaster strikes?

Star Wars Into the Dark

Into the Dark: The High Republic by Claudia Gray: Padawan Reath Silas, and his Jedi Master Jora Malli, preparing to leave the galactic capital planet of Coruscant to take on posts at Starlight Beacon, the Republic’s new space station and outpost on the edge of space. They are joined by young Jedi Knight Dez Rydan, Jedi Wayseeker Orla Jareni, and Jedi Master Cohmac. When the travellers find themselves knocked out of their hyperspace path due an accident they attempt to find refuge on what appears to be an old abandoned space station but once there the presence of the dark side makes itself known, as well as the threat of a new Jedi enemy…the Nihil! Age 12+ years.

Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows by Justina Ireland: Sylvestri Yarrow has been doing her best to keep the family cargo business going, but between mounting debt and increasing attacks by the Nihil on unsuspecting ships, Syl is in danger of losing it all. She heads to the capital of Coruscant for help, but gets drawn into a squabble between two of the Republic’s most powerful families over a patch of space on the frontier. This is the last place Syl wants to be, but the promise of a big payoff keeps her interested. Meanwhile, when Jedi Knight Vernestra Rwoh and her Padawan Imri Cantaros arrive at the capital they too 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 lead Syl to truths that will finally come out of the shadows. Age 12+ years

Path of Deceit Star Wars Books

Path of Deceit: The High Republic by Tessa Gratton: The Outer Rim planet Dalna is the focus of a Jedi investigation into a stolen Force artifact, and Zallah Macri and Padawan, Kevmo Zinkare, are sent to the planet to follow up on a possible connection to a Dalnan missionary group called the Path of the Open Hand. Members of the Path believe that the Force must be free and should not be used by anyone, not even the Jedi. Marda Ro is a one such believer, who dreams of leaving Dalna to spread word of the Path throughout the galaxy. When Marda and Kevmo meet, their connection is instantaneous until Marda discovers Kevmo is a Jedi. But Kevmo is so kind and eager to learn more about the Path, that Marda hopes she can convince him of the rightness of her beliefs. What she doesn’t realize is that the leader of the Path has an agenda of her own – and it is one that can never coexist peacefully with the Jedi.

Path of Vengeance Star Wars Novel

Path of Vengence by Cavan Scott: Cousins Marda and Yana belong to the Path of the Open Hand, a group led by a charismatic woman called the Mother, which believes the Force should not be used by anyone – not even Jedi. While Marda joins a perilous expedition to Planet X in search of mysterious creatures to use against the Jedi, Yana finds herself forming an unexpected alliance in attempt to wrest the Path from the Mother’s control. These two young women will face a crossroads, forced to choose not only their own fates, but that of the galaxy itself..

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Star Wars Books By Timeline

While this timeline is not definitive, as some stories are shared across more than one time period, we have assembled the following timeline showing where each of our featured titles sits in relation to the Star Wars movies and TV series.

Title Media
The High Republic Series by various authors Book
Queen’s Peril by E.K. Johnston Book
Episode I: The Phantom Menace Movie
Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston Book
Episode II: Attack of the Clones Movie
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Movie and TV Series
Catalyst by James Luceno Book
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Movie
Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston Book
Most Wanted by Rae Carson Book
Solo: A Star Wars Story Movie
Rebel Rising by Beth Revis Book
Thrawn by Timothy Zahn Book
Lost Stars by Claudia Gray Book
Star Wars Rebels TV Series
Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray Book
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie
Episode IV: A New Hope Movie
The Princess, The Scoundrel & The Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken Book
Episode V: Empire Strikes Back Movie
So You Want to Be a Jedi? by Adam Gidwitz Book
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Movie
Beware the Power of the Dark Side by Tom Angleberger Book
The Mandalorian TV Series
Force Collector by Kevin Shinick Book
Poe Dameron: Free Fall by Alex Segura Book
Star Wars: Resistance TV Series
Episode VII: The Force Awakens Movie
Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Movie
Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse Book
Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Movie

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