by Matthew Reinhart (Orchard, 2007) Ages 6 and up In a book published to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of the first Star Wars
film, Reinhart has created a pop-up sure to find a place on every fan's bookshelf
. More to the point, however, this book provided an introduction for my five-year-old son, who is very curious about the series but is still too young to watch the movies. He now feels comfortable in his knowledge of the trilogy, which has given him a real confidence boost on the playground, where Star Wars
is still king. Check out Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker's working light sabers, which light up when each character's mini-book is opened. Wow.