"The training manual will be your guide, my young apprentice. Each section will teach you an important part of the Jedi way."
―The Jedi narrator[src]

The Junior Jedi Training Manual was an instructional book written by the Jedi Order around the time of the Invasion of Naboo. It was aimed at the Jedi Initiates, who were nicknamed "Junior Jedi" in that book. The manual detailed the basic tenets of the Jedi way and also included a variety of information pertaining to the galaxy in general, such as an alien identification chart. A spoken narration recorded by a Jedi Master and included with the manual. Although the book could be used without the recording, some secrets were only revealed in the tape. Somehow, the Dark Lord of the Sith known as Darth Sidious managed to tamper with the record, adding some of his thoughts on the Jedi Order.