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 tweens and teens that is out of this world!

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.

Sta Wars Books for Tweens and Teens

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

With our collection of Star Wars books listed below in order of recommended reading age, you will also find a timeline of where each book fits in the Star Wars movie/TV series timeline in the table further down the page. 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: The Clone Wars – Stories of Light and Dark  Star Wars Clone Wars books for kids
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.
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The Princess, the Scoundrel and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken The Princess, the Scoundrel and the Farm Boy Star Wars Fiction
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.
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So You Want to be a Jedi? by Adam Gidwitz So you want to be a jedi? Star Wars books for kids
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.
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Beware the Power of the Dark Side by Tom Angleberger Star Wars books for tweens and teens:Beware the Power of the Dark Side
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.
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Women of the Galaxy by Amy Ratcliffe Star Wars Women of the Galaxy
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.
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Ahsoka by E.K Johnston Star Wars Books for Teens: Ahsoka
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.
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Queen’s Peril by E.K. Johnston Star Wars: Queens Peril
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 12+ years.
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Queen’s Shadow by E.K Johnston Star Wars books for tweens and teens: Queen's Shadow
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.
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Leia: Princess of Alderan by Claudia Gray Leia: Princess of Alderaan
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.
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Lost Stars by Claudia Gray Lost Stars: Star Wars novels
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.
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Rebel Rising by Beth Revis Rebel Rising
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.
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Star Wars Most Wanted by Rae Carson Star Wars Most Wanted
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.
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Force Collector by Kevin Shinick Force Collector: Star Wars YA fiction
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.
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Poe Dameron Free Fall by Alex Segura Poe Dameron Free Fall
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.
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Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse Resistance Reborn
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.
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Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
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.
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Thrawn (book 1) by Timothy Zahn Star Wards Thrawn
As a villain, Thrawn uses strategy, logic and reasoning to overcome his enemies, but how does a blue-skinned alien rise to the position of Grand Admiral within the typically untrusting Imperial Navy? Age 14+ years.
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For more about Thrawn, check out the follow up novels, Thrawn Alliances and Thrawn Treason.

Star Wars The High Republic 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 young reader books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, adult novels and comic books. More titles are planned for the series.

A Test of Courage: The High Republic by Justina Ireland A Test of Courage
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.
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Race to Crashpoint Tower: The High Republic by Daniel Jose Older Race to Crashpoint Tower
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.
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Into the Dark: The High Republic by Claudia Gray Star Wars Into the Dark
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.
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Out of the Shadows by Justina Ireland Out of the Shadows
Due for release in July 2021. From the publisher: Sylvestri Yarrow is on a streak of bad luck with no end of sight. She’s been doing her best to keep the family cargo business going after her mom’s death, but between mounting debt and increasing attacks by the Nihil on unsuspecting ships, Syl is in danger of losing all she has left of her mother. She heads to the galactic capital of Coruscant for help, but gets sidetracked when she’s 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 has been summoned to Coruscant, but with no idea of why or by whom. She 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. Age 12+ years.
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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. Click on a book title to be taken to the description of the book.

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