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Celebrating World Book Day – Star Wars style

February 27, 2016

World Book Day 2016 takes place on Thursday 3rd March, a day to celebrate the wonderful world of books and authors. Books have a way of touching our lives, starting from when little ones are just starting to read like Tigger who is now seeing the world differently now that he can read. Moving on to Roo, the child who likes to read and is loving the different worlds that are created within the pages of her story books. To the adult who likes to find new novels to read but will always go back to the classics that she loves.

Celebrating World Book Day – Star Wars style

This World Book Day we are celebrating Star Wars style, with new Egmont Star Wars books to read and interactive with along with creating Star Wars costumes.

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Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space

Released last month the new Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space books were released and alongside The Snare and The Nest, The Escape has been announced as one of this year’s World Book Day £1.00 book choices – making the book a popular choice for all Star Wars fans who are keen to get in on the new Star Wars: Aventures in Wild Space action.
Book and Star Wars

Star Wars: Doodle book

The Star Wars: Doodle book offers that creative outlet for any Star Wars fan, full of different activities from colouring and design it is sure to keep them entertained. At just £5.00 is offers great value too!

A close up of a book

Star Wars Starfighter Workshop: Make Your Own X-Wing and Tie Fighter

What better way to celebrate World Book Day with Sa Star Wars theme than make your own X-Wing and Tie Fighter. This Fabulous book comes complete with foam pieces to make your own Star Wars starfighters, along with instructions and other activities to keep the kiddies occupied. Priced at just £4.00 it makes a great creative book for world Book Day.

Star Wars Blog Book Tour

Please pop along to Emmy’s Mummy to see how she is celebrating World Book Day and having fun with Star Wars books.

How to make last-minute Star Wars costumes

A combination of last-minute notifications from the school and a dash of procrastination means that World Book Day costumes are a last-minute affair. So I wanted to show you how to make last-minute Star Wars costumes using items from around the home. They are all centred around printable Star Wars masks which you can simply print off, stick on a piece of cardboard to add some rigidity to it or laminate like I did.

Darth Vader

A man riding a bike down a dirt road

  • Black long-sleeved top, trousers and shoes
  • Darth Vader printable Star Wars mask
  • Black bag or towel to make the cape
  • Lightsaber – we just used a light stick we had from a fireworks display but you could make your own using the tube found inside wrapping paper which you could then paint red and black


  • White long-sleeved top and trousers
  • Stormtrooper printable Star Wars mask


  • Brown long-sleeved top and trousers or a blanket wrapped round and tied around the waist
  • Chewbacca printable Star Wars mask


To celebrate World Book Day, Boo Roo and Tigger Too have teamed up with Egmont to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a set of three Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space books.

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To enter, simply leave me a comment telling me what your favourite book is, then complete the Gleam widget below:

Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space books

Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with Egmont

  • Paula Readings February 27, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    The nest book looks good.

  • Jo Hutchinson February 27, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    The Escape looks fun

  • Kim Neville February 27, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    The escape sounds great

  • Chris Andrews February 27, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Leave me a comment telling me what your favourite book is . . . . . . . Well l like Clan of the Cave Bear, but Jake likes The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  • Bev February 27, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Little house on the prairie

  • Harline Parkin February 27, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    The escape sounds good to me

  • iain maciver February 27, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    the boy in the striped pyjamas

  • Kirsty Fox February 27, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Mine is Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone

  • claire woods February 27, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    The Escape looks good. We are reading all the How to Train Your Dragon books.

  • ashleigh allan February 27, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I like my sisters keeper!

  • Rebecca Austerberry February 27, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Love Neverending Story

  • Natalie Crossan February 27, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    The Escape looks great x

  • Louise Gardener February 28, 2016 at 8:15 am

    The doodle book

  • Samantha O'D February 28, 2016 at 8:22 am

    The doodles book looks fun, my favourite book is pride and prejudice

  • Kayleigh-Anne Watkins February 28, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    I loved the Secret Seven books when I was a child, my son Connor is 11 and loves Horrid Henry, Monster Island, and of course Star Wars xxx

  • Mark Palmer February 28, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    The Escape is my favourite

  • Barry Page February 28, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Stephen King – Misery

  • Charlotte Clark February 28, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    To kill a mockingbird 🙂

  • Barbara Handley February 28, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    My grandson likes the sound of The Snare.

  • abigail edkins February 28, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    I love the BFG

  • Clare Hubbard February 28, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    I love reading the gruffalo to my son

  • Charlene P February 28, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

  • Philip Rogers February 28, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    The Lovely Bones. Always a good read to come back and revisit

  • laura banks February 28, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    virginia andres flowers in the attic

  • Dawn Hull February 28, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    My favourite is Pride and Prejudice.

  • Natasha M February 28, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    My son loves all the Tom Gate books

  • Samantha Loughlin February 28, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    The white queen by phillipa Gregory xxx

  • Victoria Mylittlel February 28, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Harry Potter believe it or not)

  • Sarah Morris February 28, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    My favourite book is A Thousand Splendid Suns, I recommend it to everyone, absolutely breathtaking story. My son loves anything to do with Roald Dahl or the Diary of A Wimpy Kid books… oh and his minecraft manual.

  • Lorraine Elgar February 28, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    My personal favourite book is Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews.

    Childhood book has to be The Witches by Roald Dahl

  • Sadiyya maryam February 29, 2016 at 6:48 am

    My favourite book is A Suitable Boy by Vikram Set, an amazing read. I am so glad my 4 year old daughter also has inherited my love of books. She doesn’t have a favourite book but loves to read and to be read to.

  • Caroline Clarke February 29, 2016 at 9:07 am

    My favourite book is Jane Eyre.

  • leanne weir February 29, 2016 at 9:53 am

    i love great expectations

  • laura gallant February 29, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Going postal by Terry Pratchet

  • aaron broad February 29, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    I like the sound of the Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space

  • gemma brown February 29, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    my eldest is loving the beast quest series

  • Rachel Craig February 29, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    A recent read The Health Gap by Michael Marmot.

  • Karen Langridge February 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    My eldest loves Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid and my youngest loves Beano albums 🙂 x

  • Lorna Ledger February 29, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    I love ‘The Long Walk’ By Stephen King, it was a life changing book for me, I read it at 15, and it really changed the way I thought about things

  • Susan Smith February 29, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Little Women, a classic

  • Keith Hunt February 29, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Five Go to Mystery Moor

  • amy bondoc February 29, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    my favourite book is sophies world 🙂

  • Angela Pagan February 29, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Alice in Wonderland was my favourite when I was little and is my favourite again now that I’m reading it to my children x

  • Ali Duke February 29, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I love the Dark Tower series by Stephen King, amazing storytelling.

  • Claire D February 29, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    My favourite book is Charlottes Web

  • Julie Ward February 29, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    I like Josephine Cox books, grandsons is any Horrid Henry

  • Monica Gilbert February 29, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    The Little House series, especially These Happy Golden Years.

  • Ruth Harwood March 1, 2016 at 8:21 am

    I do love Vanity Fair by Thackerey 🙂

  • Anna K March 1, 2016 at 8:53 am

    I really enjoyed the Harry Potter series and recently read them again so that has to be one of my favourites. My all time favourite has to be the Chronicles of Narnia, loved them as a kid and still do. 🙂

  • sarah rees March 1, 2016 at 9:50 am

    to kill a mockingbird

  • Jo Carroll March 1, 2016 at 10:41 am

    My favourite book is a beautifully illustrated copy of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ that my dad bought me when I was little. Staying with that theme of wonderfully illustrated children’s books my little lad’s favourite is ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson. x

  • Kate Davies March 1, 2016 at 10:44 am

    The Harry Potter series.

  • Lucy I March 1, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    The Gruffalo, which is lucky as my son wants it read to him every night

  • laura stewart March 1, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    i like the peter rabbit books think they are fantastic x

  • Sam Goodwin March 1, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk.

  • Michelle O'Neill March 1, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    room on the broom

  • Christine Beake March 1, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    The Faraway Tree

  • Kristy Brown March 2, 2016 at 9:48 am

    The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evankovich

  • Elzbieta Znyk March 2, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Harry Potter books

  • Lara Latchem March 2, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    The faraway tree

  • STACY SORRELL March 3, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    i love Peter Rabbit

  • Richard Tyler March 4, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Stick Man – My little boy LOVES it!

  • Solange March 4, 2016 at 6:42 am

    Love The Gruffalo

  • Stevie March 4, 2016 at 11:53 am

    My favourite book is One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey.

  • MANDY DOHERTY March 4, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Love the Worst Witch books

  • Glyn Davies March 5, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    I love anything by Clive Cussler

  • Nikki Hunter-Pike March 5, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Dan Browns the da vinchi code

  • Margaret Clarkson March 6, 2016 at 11:44 am

    The Snow Goose

  • Sam McKean March 6, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Fantastic Mr Fox

  • Jessica Powell (Babi a Fi) March 6, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Clan of the Cave Bear x

  • Karl Borowy March 6, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    the adventures of tin tin

  • Liam Bishop March 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Catch 22. It always makes me think.

  • Alice OConnor March 8, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    The Bridges of Madison County x

  • annmarie Crawford March 9, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    My favourite book was notebook Nicholas sparks

  • Sally Collingwood March 9, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    The Harry Potter series.

  • kaye talvilahti March 9, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    The Faraway Tree Enid Blyton

  • Rebecca Phillips March 9, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    choke by chuck palahniuk

  • sarah clegg March 10, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    the gift by danielle steel

  • Amy Rennocks March 10, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    The silver chair by C S Lewis

  • Susan B March 11, 2016 at 5:05 am

    It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet by James Herriot is my favourite book.

  • jemma dwyer March 11, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    memories of geisha

  • Emma Riches March 12, 2016 at 9:52 am

    I love the Harry Potter boks

  • Maureen M March 12, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Loved all Jane Austen Books .

  • carol boffey March 12, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    I love the lord of the rings

  • Elspeth McMillan March 12, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    I love Danielle Steel books

  • Patricia Avery March 12, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I’m afraid I don’t have a favourite as there are so many that have left a lasting impression on me. The book I have enjoyed most this year was ‘The Lake House’ by Kate Morton 🙂

  • Amy Beckett March 12, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    A graphic novel called The Gigantic Bears that was evi;

  • Vicky March 13, 2016 at 8:24 am

    I love Patricia Cornwall books. Myboys I’ve the Julia Donaldson books….we all love books 🙂

  • trevor linvell March 13, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Heir to the empire by Timothy Zahn

  • Rebecca Howells (PeanutHog) March 13, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series – great books

  • Rebecca Howells (PeanutHog) March 13, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    As a child I loved Noddy, but now i’m into Jack Reacher (Lee Child) crime series.

  • EJ Dunn March 13, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    The Beach by Alex Garland

  • Jenny Jones March 13, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Pride & Prejustice by Jane Austin

  • Claire Ward March 13, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Mine is still Matilda

  • DONNA CLINTON March 13, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

  • Allan Fullarton March 13, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    The Hobbit – great book

  • Karen Dixon March 13, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Alice in wonderland

  • Sheri Darby March 13, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Winnie The Pooh

  • Nicola Dow March 13, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I really enjoyed reading the Virginia Andrew books. A Piece of cake by Cupcake Brown is a great read too.

  • Adrian Bold March 13, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    The Hobbit – Fantastic book all these years later.

  • Victoria Prince March 13, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    My favourite book is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 🙂

  • Alastair Pert March 13, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    One fine day in the middle of the night – Chris Brookmyre

  • claire little March 13, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    the secret garden

  • kim tanner-hill March 13, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    At the moment it is the throne of glass series by sarah j mass

  • Angela Paull March 13, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Disclaimed – Renee Knight or Mr Forgetful when reading with my 4 year old!

  • Christopher Read March 13, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    The Witches by Roald Dahl

  • Matt McAndrew March 13, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    2001: A Space Oddesey

  • Dale Dow March 13, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    can’t beat the Harry potter series!

  • Hayley Colburn March 13, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    I’m not much of a reader myself but I love reading with my kids, the very hungry caterpillar is one of my all time faves 😀

  • Jamie Millard March 13, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    mine is fever pitch, the boys love the jungle crew

  • Ellen Stafford March 13, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    The Faraway Tree Stories – Enid Blyton

  • Jane Middleton March 13, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    I like Shogun by James Clavell

  • Lynsey Buchanan March 14, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Ferney by james long

  • Jill fairbank March 14, 2016 at 7:06 am

    The lion the witch and the wardrobe

  • Erica Price March 14, 2016 at 7:11 am

    The Secret Garden

  • Lisa Pond March 14, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl

  • pauline black March 14, 2016 at 9:20 am

    My fav book is the hobbit

  • Sarah Mcvicar March 14, 2016 at 10:07 am

    anything by Marian keys xx

  • Simone March 14, 2016 at 10:27 am

    The Enchanted Wood. Enid Blyton. Ive already bought my 11 month old all the stories (the faraway tree etc). I cant wait til she is old enough to read them.

  • liz ferguson March 14, 2016 at 11:34 am

    little women x

  • allison sullivan March 14, 2016 at 11:35 am

    my favourite books when growing up where enid blyton and i loved the farway tree

  • Rebecca whale March 14, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    I love the true blood series of books

  • Sarah Parker March 14, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    tom’s midnight garden

  • cathyj March 14, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    any enid blyton books

  • Michelle Pierce March 14, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Charlie and the chocolate factory

  • Ruth Wollerton March 14, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

  • judy parslow March 14, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    my family and other animals gerald durrell

  • Laura Pritchard March 14, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    The Wind-up Bird Chronicle

  • lisa mcalley March 14, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    The secret seven and garfield xx

  • Kerry W March 14, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    My son and I have read the Harry Potter series of books many times. My son has Asperger’s so we both have to be reading the same book at the same time (we have 2 copies of each!) then after all the books have been read, we have to watch the films, all in one day!!

  • Laura Tonks March 14, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I love The Shopoholic series by Sophie Kinsella 🙂

  • Nicola mcgowan March 14, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    I love reading and finding books my son loves is hard but finding these books on your blog has opened an interest in him !! Someone is off to whsmith tomorrow

  • Emma March 14, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    The Harry potter book

  • Monika Suchonska March 14, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

  • Jo Glasspool March 14, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    The Passage, by Justin Cronin

  • Saz Palmer March 14, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Good Night Mr Tom

  • claire fawkner March 14, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    The Magic Faraway Tree

  • Diana March 14, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    My favourite book is The Hobbit 🙂

  • amanda greensmith March 14, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    my favourite book is Kez

  • ellie spider March 14, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    The Discworld series by Terry Prtchett

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