Bestselling Science Fiction & Fantasy Books for 3 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling science fiction & fantasy books for 3 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Star Wars ABC-3PO: Alphabet Book

by: Calliope GlassCaitlin KennedyKatie Cook
Release date: Jun 14, 2016
Number of Pages: 48
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Experience the ABC’s like never before
With galactic friends who are hardly a bore.
From Akbar to Zeb, this nice little primer
Will teach you and make you an excellent rhymer.
So, Padawans, prepare, get ready, get set
To learn the ways of the Force–and the alphabet!
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

2. Walt Disney’s Peter Pan (Disney Peter Pan) (Little Golden Book)

by: RH DisneyAl Dempster
Release date: Jan 23, 2007
Number of Pages: 24
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Peter Pan and his fairy friend Tinker Bell are back in this vintage Little Golden Book! Featuring gorgeous illustrations from 1952, this children’s classic is being reissued just in time for the release of Walt Disney’s Peter Pan Platinum Edition DVD.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

3. The Very Busy Spider

by: Eric Carle
Release date: Aug 16, 1995
Number of Pages: 32
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A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Early one morning a little spider spins her web on a fence post. One by one, the animals of the nearby farm try to distract her, yet the busy little spider keeps diligently at her work. When she is done, she is able to show everyone that not only is her creation quite beautiful, it is also quite useful!

This multi-sensory book allows children to feel the pictures as well as see them. And with its rhythmic text, The Very Busy Spider becomes an experience to touch, to see, and to hear.

“A beautifully executed work for the very young that satisfies the needs of both visually handicapped and sighted children without losing its artistic integrity.”--The Horn Book, starred review

“Both sighted and blind children will follow the action with ease . . . Visually and verbally, this is a winner.”--Booklist, starred review.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

4. Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Stories ((Storybook Collection))

by: Disney Book Group
Release date: Sep 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 304
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Join Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia for one action-packed adventure after the next! This collection features 18 stories from the original Star Wars trilogy, beautifully illustrated by Star Wars artist Brian Rood. With foil on the cover, gilded pages, and over 250 pieces of both spot and full-page art, this storybook is a must-have for fans!
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

5. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Star Wars Little Golden Book (Star Wars)

by: Geof SmithChris KennettAlan Batson
Release date: Sep 06, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
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Feel like the weight of the galaxy is on your shoulders? Thinking about joining the dark side? To restore your inner peace with the Force, look no further than the timeless Star Wars Little Golden Books! This inspirational collection features illustrations of epic scenes from the entire Star Wars saga. It’s the perfect gift for Star Wars and Little Golden Book fans of all ages.
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Self-Help > Personal Transformation

6. Flower Fairies Paper Dolls

by: Cicely Mary Barker
Release date: Apr 07, 2005
Number of Pages: 13
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For the first time, paper dolls are available from the Flower Fairies(tm) Friends series. With four different fairy dolls-two boys and two girls-and eight different outfits for them to wear, young girls will love this book. The dolls and clothes are fully perforated so they’re easy to remove, and they’re printed on sturdy card stock, so the dolls and clothes will last. An envelope is conveniently attached to the inside back cover for storing the pieces.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

7. Hey, Little Ant

by: Phillip M. HooseHannah HooseDebbie Tilley
Release date: Jul 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 32
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What would you do if the ant you were about to step on looked up and started talking? Would you stop and listen? What if your friends saw you hesitate? That’s what happens in this funny, thought-provoking book. Originally a song by a father-daughter team, this conversation between two creatures, large and small, is bound to inspire important discussions. It might even answer that classic childhood question: To squish or not to squish?
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

8. The Mermaid and the Shoe

by: K.G. Campbell
Release date: Apr 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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Each of King Neptune’s 50 mermaid daughters boasts a special talent, except for little Minnow, who seems to be good only at asking questions. When she finds a strange object, Minnow follows her questions to a wondrous place and finds answers, including the answer to the most important question of all: Who am I? A gorgeously illustrated story about finding one’s purpose.
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Children’s Books > Animals

9. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

by: William SteigWilliam SteigJames Earl Jones
Release date: Mar 06, 2012
Number of Pages: 32
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A cherished classic is brought to life with the audio stylings of renowned actor James Earl Jones.

Sylvester can’t believe his luck when he finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But when a lion jumps out at him on his way home, Sylvester is shocked into making a wish that has unexpected consequences. After overcoming a series of obstacles, Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family. Illustrated with William Steig’s glowing pictures, this winner of the Caldecott Medal is beloved by children everywhere.

This package includes a paperback book along with a CD of this modern classic read by legendary actor James Earl Jones.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

10. The Very Quiet Cricket Board Book

by: Eric Carle
Release date: May 19, 1997
Number of Pages: 24
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A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

One day a tiny cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. The tiny cricket tries to respond, but there is no sound. The quiet cricket then makes his way into the world, meeting one insect after another, each of whom greets the little cricket with a cheery hello–the hum of a bee, the whirr of a dragonfly, the whisper of a praying mantis. The cricket rubs his wings together each time, but nothing happens, not a sound. Until the day he meets another cricket, a female, and something different happens . . .

As children turn the page on this wonderful moment, they are greeted with a surprise–an actual chirp!

Full of Eric Carle’s gorgeous and lush collage art, a gentle rhythmic text for read-alouds, and a wonder-inducing surprise at the end, The Very Quiet Cricket remains an all-time favorite from one of the true masters of picture-book making.

Batteries are replaceable. Please use two 1.5 volt L1131 button cell batteries.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

11. Mister Seahorse: board book (World of Eric Carle)

by: Eric CarleEric Carle
Release date: Mar 03, 2011
Number of Pages: 64
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When Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs, she does it on Mr. Seahorse’s belly! She knows he will take good care of them. While he swims waiting for the eggs to hatch, he meets other underwater fathers caring for their babies. Now Eric Carle’s heart-warming New York Times bestseller is finally available in a board book edition, complete with the clear “peek-a-boo” pages that made the original such a hit. Brimming with bright, colorful sea life, this new board book will be irresistable to young children everywhere.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Fish

12. La oruga muy hambrienta/The Very Hungry Caterpillar: bilingual board book (Spanish Edition)

by: Eric CarleEric Carle
Release date: May 12, 2011
Number of Pages: 24
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The time-honored classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar is now available in two bilingual formats, bringing together two languages for the ultimate reading and learning experience. With easily readable side-by-side English and Spanish text, it’s perfect for children learning to speak either language.

La oruga muy hambrienta es un libro lleno de colorido que habla de c?mo una oruga se transforma en una linda mariposa. Los ni?os se divierten al descrubrir los cambios tan asombrosos por los que pasa la oruga.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

13. Wall-E (A Little Golden Book)

by: Vick-EDeborah Boone
Release date: May 13, 2008
Number of Pages: 24
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WHEN A LOVABLE, lonely robot named WALL•E falls in love with a sophisticated female robot named EVE, he follows his heart all the way into outer space! Young fans will enjoy this Little Golden Book retelling of Disney•Pixar’s newest film, WALL•E.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works

14. “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth

by: Eric CarleEric Carle
Release date: May 10, 2007
Number of Pages: 32
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Slowly, slowly, slowly . . . that’s the way the sloth moves. Slowly, it eats and then, slowly, it falls asleep. “What strange kind of creature is this?” the other animals wonder. Why doesn’t it run or fly or play or hunt like the rest of us? “Why are you so slow?” the howler monkey inquires. But the sloth doesn’t answer any questions until the jaguar asks, “Why are you so lazy?”

Anyone who has ever felt too busy will appreciate the sloth’s peaceful lifestyle and realize that it’s okay to take time to enjoy life. Eric Carle’ s dazzling collage illustrations introduce readers to the exotic beauty of the Amazon rain forest and the many unusual animals living there.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Mammals

15. Math Curse

by: Jon ScieszkaLane Smith
Release date: Oct 01, 1995
Number of Pages: 32
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Did you ever wake up to one of those days where everything is a problem? You have 10 things to do, but only 30 minutes until your bus leaves. Is there enough time? You have 3 shirts and 2 pairs of pants. Can you make 1 good outfit? Then you start to wonder: Why does everything have to be such a problem? Why do 2 apples always have to be added to 5 oranges? Why do 4 kids always have to divide 12 marbles? Why can’t you just keep 10 cookies without someone taking 3 away? Why? Because you’re a victim of the Math Curse. That’s why. But don’t despair. This is one girl’s story of how that curse can be broken.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

16. Brave Read-Along Storybook and CD

by: Disney Book GroupDisney Storybook Art Team
Release date: May 15, 2012
Number of Pages: 32
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Relive the magic of the Disney*Pixar film, Brave, with this storybook and CD–a great value at just $6.99. The CD includes word-for-word narration, thrilling sound effects, and original character voices from the movie!
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

17. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Read-Along Storybook and CD

by: Disney Book Group
Release date: Apr 07, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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The Rebellion begins a desperate mission to defeat the Empire once and for all in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Fully illustrated with gorgeous images by Star Wars artist Brian Rood, this epic storybook also includes a CD with word-for-word narration, music, and character voices. Follow along as Luke Skywalker and the rest of the rebels take on the Empire’s deadliest weapon yet–a new Death Star.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

18. Star Wars The Force Awakens: Read-Along Storybook and CD

by: Elizabeth Schaefer
Release date: Apr 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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An illustrated 8×8 storybook with audio CD retelling The Force Awakens.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

19. Frozen Story Collection (Disney Frozen) (Step into Reading)

by: RH DisneyRH Disney
Release date: Jul 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 160
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Girls and boys ages 3 to 7 can read about Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and all the characters from Disney Frozen in this Step into Reading leveled reader collection featuring five stories in one softcover book!
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Girls & Women

20. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Read-Along Storybook and CD

by: Disney Book Group
Release date: Mar 10, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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The Rebellion faces its darkest hour in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. Fully illustrated with gorgeous images by Star Wars artist Brian Rood, this epic storybook also includes a CD with word-for-word narration, music, and character voices. Follow along as Luke Skywalker trains with Yoda to become a Jedi and defeat the fearsome Darth Vader.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

21. The Tea Party in the Woods

by: Akiko MiyakoshiAkiko Miyakoshi
Release date: Aug 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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When a young girl named Kikko realizes her father has forgotten the pie he was supposed to bring to Grandma’s house, she offers to try and catch him as he makes his way through the woods. She hurriedly follows her father’s footprints in the snow and happens upon a large house she has never seen before. Curious, Kikko peers through the window, when she is startled by a small lamb wearing a coat and carrying a purse. Even more surprising, the lamb speaks, asking her in a kind voice, ?Are you here for the tea party?? Suddenly, Kikko realizes her trip through the woods has turned into something magical.

Award-winning author and illustrator Akiko Miyakoshi has beautifully crafted an original fairy tale picture book that will delight and enchant. The unique visual presentation features mostly black-and-white art with the occasional use of red or yellow to help guide readers through the pages. Kikko’s blend of courage and reticence along with her inquisitive nature makes her a character children will relate to, and the many unexpected twists and turns of her adventure keep the intrigue growing. The ambiguous ending — in which it is not clear whether Kikko imagined the tea party or if the animals simply disappeared back into the woods — provides a terrific opportunity for children to weigh in on what they think happened. This book also could launch classroom conversations about children’s own experiences of being trusted with big responsibilities.

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Children’s Books > Animals

22. The Story of One Super Boov (Home)

by: Ellie O’RyanPierre Collet-Derby
Release date: Feb 10, 2015
Number of Pages: 24
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See Oh’s transformation from Nobody Boov, to Fugitive Boov, and ultimately to Super Boov in this hilarious and heartfelt 8×8 storybook!

DreamWorks’ newest hit movie, Home, comes home to theaters on March 27, 2015!

Learn the story of Oh, everyone’s favorite alien from the movie Home! When his leader takes over Earth, this lovable purple Boov follows his heart instead of his orders. Oh goes from Nobody Boov, to Fugitive Boov, and finally to Super Boov, finding friendship and adventure along the way with his human friend, Tip! He is one super Boov!

DreamWorks Home © 2015 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

23. Papillon, Book 1 The Very Fluffy Kitty, Papillon

by: A. N. KangA. N. Kang
Release date: Sep 06, 2016
Number of Pages: 40
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Papillon is a very fluffy kitty. So fluffy that he’s lighter than air! His owner tries to weigh him down, but Papillon just wants to fly.

One particularly sunny day, he floats right out the window! Exploring the wide world is exhilarating, but it’s also a little scary. Will his new friend, a bird, be able to help him find his way home?

Whimsical art and airy text come together seamlessly in this delightful debut by A. N. Kang.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

24. Garden Fairy Alphabet Coloring Book

by: Darcy May
Release date: Sep 13, 1996
Number of Pages: 32
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Children will love coloring these delightful renderings of fairies frolicking in a rich garden of beautiful flowers. As they do, they’ll also learn to recognize and identify a host of familiar flowers: azalea, bluebells, columbine, daisies, foxglove, lilacs, nasturtiums, tulips, and others. Exquisitely drawn by illustrator Darcy May, the images feature a troupe of enchanting young sprites in a variety of carefree poses — snuggled among the petals of a blossom, relishing the scent of a lilac, swinging from a vine, and more. To help build and reinforce alphabet skills, each illustration incorporates the first letter of the flower’s name.

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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Flowers & Plants

25. The Salamander Room (Dragonfly Books)

by: Anne Mazer
Release date: Mar 01, 1994
Number of Pages: 32
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A boy finds a salamander in the woods and imagines the many things he can do to turn his room into a perfect salamander home. Together, Anne Mazer and Steve Johnson have created a woodland paradise that any salamander would love to share with a child.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Reptiles & Amphibians

26. Brave Big Golden Book (Disney/Pixar Brave)

by: RH DisneyRH Disney
Release date: May 15, 2012
Number of Pages: 64
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Pixar Animation Studio’s 13th animated feature film, Disney/Pixar Brave, is an epic adventure set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. Determined to carve her own path in life, a skilled archer named Princess Merida defies a sacred age-old custom—and inadvertently unleashes a beastly curse upon the kingdom. To set things right, Merida embarks on a perilous quest and discovers the meaning of true bravery. Children ages 3-8 will love this hardcover Big Golden Book that retells the entire story of the new film.
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Children’s Books > Animals

27. Star Wars Epic Yarns: A New Hope

by: Jack WangHolman Wang
Release date: Apr 14, 2015
Number of Pages: 24
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Share your love of Star Wars with your baby! In twelve needle-felted scenes and twelve child-friendly words, rediscover the iconic moments you know and love. Simple words, sturdy pages, and an epic story make these books the perfect vehicle for early learning at lightspeed. Jedi apprentices and little princesses alike will delight in this (heart)felt retelling of the Star Wars trilogy made just for them!

In A New Hope, meet the rebel Princess Leia, see Luke Skywalker learn to use a lightsaber, and rejoice as our heroes triumph. It’s a Star Wars primer unlike any other in the galaxy! © and TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

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Children’s Books > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths

28. Grandfather Twilight (Paperstar Book)

by: Barbara Helen Berger
Release date: Nov 12, 1996
Number of Pages: 32
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When day is gone, and shadows begin to deepen, it is time for Grandfather Twilight to close his book, put on his jacket, and go for a walk through the forest.

Little birds hush as he walks by, and the rabbits and other small creatures watch in silence as he performs his very special evening task and returns to his house among the trees. Small readers and listeners, too, will sense the serenity of this poetic story, and will be comforted to learn that the twilight is a gentle, friendly time.

Exquisite pictures extend and illuminate the text, to reveal the nightly miracle so faithfully performed by Grandfather Twilight. Perfect for reading aloud and for sharing at bedtime, this beautiful and reassuring book will be cherished by old and young alike.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

29. This is Wolverine Level 1 Reader (World of Reading)

by: Disney Book GroupDisney Book Group
Release date: Jun 11, 2013
Number of Pages: 32
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The Marvel titles in Disney’s WORLD OF READING line of early readers are designed to offer emergent readers, specifically boys, books that they will want to read by featuring characters they love. The Marvel titles in the series are broken into three levels that invoke the rigorous training courses their favorite Marvel heroes must engage in to perfect their super powers. In reading this series, boys will prefect their own power to read. This is Wolverine introduces readers ages 4-6 to the world of Marvel’s most popular X-Man, Wolverine!
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Boys & Men

30. Star Wars Epic Yarns: The Empire Strikes Back

by: Jack WangHolman Wang
Release date: Apr 14, 2015
Number of Pages: 24
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Share your love of Star Wars with your baby! In twelve needle-felted scenes and twelve child-friendly words, rediscover the iconic moments you know and love. Simple words, sturdy pages, and an epic story make these books the perfect vehicle for early learning at lightspeed. Jedi apprentices and little princesses alike will delight in this (heart)felt retelling of the Star Wars trilogy made just for them!

In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke meets the wise teacher Yoda, Han Solo encounters an old friend, and lightsabers clash during a duel in the dark. It’s a Star Wars primer unlike any other in the galaxy! © and TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction

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