World of Reading is an umbrella label for a type of picture books aimed at young readers, set at various levels for those at different stages of reading. The stages range from Pre-1 to Level 3. A number of these titles has been published by Disney–Lucasfilm Press, an imprint of the Disney Book Group, since announcement of a new continuity of canon by Lucasfilm in 2014. Currently, Disney–Lucasfilm Press has published or is slated to publish six titles under this umbrella for Star Wars Rebels, seven for the films in the original trilogy, and five for the film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. All are set at either Level 1 or Level 2. Though the titles have featured different authors and illustrators, with some illustrated by groups of individuals working for a corporation, all feature relatively simple language.
Star Wars RebelsEdit
Ezra and the Pilot is set at World of Reading level 2 and adapts the events of "Property of Ezra Bridger," the final short preluding the first season of Star Wars Rebels. In the story, Ezra Bridger encounters a crashed TIE fighter and its pilot. Pretending to aid the injured pilot, Bridger steals some parts from his craft, as well as his helmet. It was first released on August 5, 2014.
Zeb to the Rescue focuses on events from the Star Wars Rebels' third prelude short "Entanglement". Set at World of Reading level 1, it depicts Garazeb Orrelios taking a wrong turn during a mission, getting into a fight with Stormtroopers. It was published on August 5, 2014. 
Sabine's Art Attack, a World of Reading level 1 title, summarizes the events of "Art Attack," the second prelude short to Star Wars Rebels' first season. Released on January 6, 2015, it depicts Sabine Wren tagging a TIE fighter with graffiti, as well as combating Stormtroopers.
Hera's Phantom Flight, World of Reading level one, was released on March 31, 2015 and adapts the first season episode "Out of Darkness," following Hera Syndulla and Sabine Wren on their mission to Fort Anaxes.
Always Bet on Chopper, a World of Reading level one title, was released on May 5, 2015 and adapts events from the first season episode "Idiot's Array," in which Chopper is lost in a bet with Lando Calrissian.
Kanan's Jedi Training, World of Reading level two, was released on August 4, 2015. The book adapts events from the season one episode "Path of the Jedi," in which Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger visit a Jedi Temple on Lothal.
The titles in the series are Escape from Darth Vader, Use the Force!, Rescue from Jabba's Palace, Ewoks Join the Fight, AT-AT Attack!, Death Star Battle, Trapped in the Death Star! and Trouble on Tatooine. Some of the titles in the series were published together in a Storytime Tin.
Escape from Darth Vader is set at World of Reading level 1 and focuses on the opening events of the original Star Wars film as Leia Organa evades Darth Vader and provides R2-D2 with stolen Death Star plans. It was first released on September 16, 2014.
Use the Force! focuses on events from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. Set at World of Reading level 2, it depicts Luke Skywalker learning the ways of the the Force from Yoda in the swamp on Dagobah. It was released April 7, 2015.
Rescue from Jabba's Palace, a World of Reading level 2 title, summarizes the opening events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Released on April 28, 2015, it depicts Skywalker going up against Jabba the Hutt.
Ewoks Join the Fight, a World of Reading level 1 title, is a reissue of a 1983 title by Random House called The Ewoks Join the Fight. It is a retelling of events from Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi with a focus on the Ewoks. The title was released on August 4, 2015.
AT-AT Attack!, a World of Reading level 1 title, focuses on events early in The Empire Strikes Back in which Luke Skywalker protects Echo Base against the Galactic Empire's attack. The book was released on November 3, 2015.
Death Star Battle, a World of Reading level 2 title, adapts the finale of A New Hope, in which Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance engage in the Battle of Yavin. Disney–Lucasfilm Press published the adaptation on February 2, 2016.
3-in-1 Listen-Along Reader is an upcoming reader to be released on September 26, 2017 featuring a compilation of Escape from Darth Vader, AT-AT Attack! and Ewoks Join the Fight with an accompanying CD of narration.
The Force AwakensEdit
The Fight in the Forest, a World of Reading level 2 title retells the finale of the film, in which Kylo Ren and Rey duel on Starkiller Base. The book is scheduled to be published on January 17, 2017.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels: Hera's Phantom Flight. Hachette Book Group. Retrieved on December 5, 2014.
- ↑ Hera's Phantom Flight
- ↑ Always Bet on Chopper
- ↑ Edelwiess Catalogs. Disney Book Group Spring/Summer 2015 Catalog: World of Reading Star Wars Rebels Kanan's Jedi Training: Level 2. Retrieved on February 18, 2015.
- ↑ Kanan's Jedi Training
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Star Wars Classic: Story Time Tin (BTMS Custom Pub). Hachette Book Group Catalog. Retrieved on March 13, 2015.
- ↑ Edelwiess Catalogs. World of Reading Star Wars: Death Star Battle: Level 2. Retrieved on April 23, 2014.
- ↑ World Of Reading Star Wars Trapped In The Death Star! (Level 1). Hachette Business Portal. Hachette Book Group. Retrieved on January 23, 2016.
- ↑ Rey Meets BB-8
- ↑ Finn & the First Order
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 21.2 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens