Star Wars Reads Day Returns October 11, 2014

Star Wars Reads Day
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Star Wars Reads Day, now in its third year, returns for even more Force-ful fun on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

The annual celebration encourages kids to get into reading with a wealth of books set in a galaxy far, far away. Events will be held nationwide on October 11 to get kids excited about both Star Wars and reading. Barnes & Noble is hosting activities at a number of stores, including costume contests, giveaways, book signings, and more. Your local library might also be throwing a Star Wars party, so be sure to check out what’s happening at your favorite branch.

Celebrating at home? Give your Padawans this free downloadable activity pack with crafts, coloring pages, puzzles, and more.

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And if you’re looking for new Star Wars books to join in the fun, here are some great reads recently featured on GeekMom:

Star Wars Rebels readers

Star Wars Workbooks

Star Wars and History

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars

What do you have planned for Star Wars Reads Day? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kelly Knox is a freelance writer in Seattle, WA, where she contributes to local parenting magazines. She also writes for, Geek & Sundry, Forever Young Adult, and more. You can find crafts and art projects for geeky families at her blog The St{art} Button.