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Canada Celebrates Star Wars Reads Day 2013 – #WIN An Out Of This World STAR WARS Prize Pack From DK Canada

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May the force be with you, Star Wars fans, or at the very least, may luck be on your side. Canadian Blog House is giving away something that all Star Wars lovers should own – Star Wars Year By Year A Visual Chronicle from DK Canada Books.

If you’ve read my other reviews of DK Canada books, then you’ll know how much I rave about their amazing books.  Well, this Star Wars book is now at the top of my list.  It truly is phenomenal.

This 328-page Chronicle (see photo above ^) covers everything you would ever want to know about the Star Wars franchise…and more!  Covering “Life Before Star Wars” from 1914-1972, there are all kinds of trivia “snipits” covering the early years of George Lucas, and the years leading up to the “birth” of Star Wars. Star Wars Year By Year chronicles everything Star Wars related right through to the year 2012.  Every page in this book is full of all kinds of fascinating information – in fact, so much information that I haven’t had the chance to read one complete section of this fantastic book yet.

Star Wars Year By Year even comes with a sleeve inside the front cover that includes two pull-out photos – one of Harrison Ford on the Star Wars set, and one of Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Duchess Of Mandalore.  A nice little bonus for the avid Star Wars collector!


I am in no way a Star Wars expert, having only seen the original Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, but I have a feeling after reading through this entire book, I will be.  This book has so many great details that I’m certain any Star Wars fan out there will find at least one or two things they didn’t know about their favourite galactic empire.

Star Wars Year By Year ~ A Visual Chronicle comes in a gorgeous, hard protective book sleeve that looks fantastic on the family book shelf.  This book is a definite must for all Star Wars fans and collectors!

RD.II.bIn honour of Star Wars Reads Day 2013 which is coming to Canada on October 5th for the first time (a celebration of literacy and all things Star Wars), DK Canada Books is offering 30% off books in their Star Wars Reads Day Boutique.  There you will find all kinds of great Star Wars books, including some wonderful Star Wars Readers for the little ones in your household who are just learning to read, or working at improving their reading skills.  Click here to see what I think of DK Readers.

Our friends at DK Canada Books have generously offered up a great Star Wars Reads Day prize pack for one lucky Canadian Blog House Reader!! This Star Wars prize pack includes “Star Wars Year By Year ~ A Visual Chronicle AND 2 great Star Wars Readers:  R2D2 and Friends Reader and Who Saved The Galaxy Reader, Here’s how you can enter to WIN!!

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DISCLOSURE:  Canadian Blog House received the above books in exchange for this review.  All opinions are my own.



  1. September 20, 2013

    Julie G.

    I liked R2D2 because of his voice.

    • September 20, 2013


      He definitely has a unique voice, Julie! Thanks for entering 🙂

  2. September 20, 2013


    I’ve always liked Luke Skywalker; he has an interesting storyline and he was cute!!


    • September 20, 2013


      Hehehe…I used to have a crush on Luke too, Dreena 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  3. September 20, 2013


    R2D2. So much fun

    • September 20, 2013


      I’ve always had a soft spot for R2D2 🙂 Thanks for entering, Catharine!

  4. September 20, 2013


    c3p0 because he’s so sensible

    • September 20, 2013


      Very true indeed, charityk! Thanks for entering!

  5. September 20, 2013

    Megan Barnecutt

    My favourite character is Yoda – both for his wisdom & for the fact he looks just like the love of my life – my chihuahua, Bruiser!

    • September 20, 2013


      LOL!! Now you just know I need to see a photo of Bruiser, Megan! Not only because he looks like Yoda, but because he’s a Chihuahua named Bruiser 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  6. September 20, 2013

    SueSueper Sue

    My son says he likes Darth Vader

    So there you go!


    • September 20, 2013


      Well we all know who the most important fans are in our families, right Sue? That’s cute 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  7. September 20, 2013

    Wendy hutton

    R2D2 he seems so classy lol

    • September 20, 2013


      I like that description! Classy 🙂 Thanks for entering, Wendy!!

    • September 20, 2013


      You are one of many Yoda fans, Jonnie 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  8. September 20, 2013

    Jennifer I.

    Yoda because he is wise!

    • September 20, 2013


      Yes he is, Jennifer! Great choice 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  9. September 20, 2013

    caryn s

    My son loves luke Skywalker cause he is a jedi!

    • September 20, 2013


      Well I like his choice and that’s a very good reason 🙂 Thanks for entering Caryn!!

  10. September 21, 2013

    Anne Taylor

    Its got to be Yoda, because I love the way he talks! Thanks!

    • September 21, 2013


      Hehehe! Me too, Anne 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  11. September 21, 2013

    natasha severson


    • September 21, 2013


      Another vote for Yoda! Why is he your favourite, Natasha? Thanks for entering!

  12. September 21, 2013

    natasha severson

    i love yoda because i love the green little guy 😉

    • September 21, 2013


      Ahhh…that’s why 🙂 You like his colour! Thanks for entering, Natasha 🙂

  13. September 21, 2013

    Ashleigh Swerdfeger

    I don’t know how people pick one 🙂 lol. From the old movies I really liked Luke because he is such a character you can relate to and Han Solo is hilarious. Obi Wan is awesome and Yoda is wise.. lol

    I like Qui Jon in the newer movies or however you spell it. He is so trustworthy.

    • September 21, 2013


      All good choices and for very good reasons, Ashleigh 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  14. September 21, 2013

    Caralyn Rubli

    EWOKS! I love them!

    • September 21, 2013


      Totally forgot about the Ewoks!! I like them too, Caralyn! Thanks for entering 🙂

  15. September 21, 2013

    anna key

    I love Chewie, hes so cute!

    • September 21, 2013


      Finally! A Chewie lover! I’m a little partial to him also, Anna 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  16. September 21, 2013

    Maegan Morin

    I always liked Obi Wan but only when he was being played by Ewan McGregor, cause he’s hot lol. To be honest im not the huge star wars fan but my son and husband love it a lot.

    • September 21, 2013


      LOL…well I’d have to agree with your thoughts on Ewan, Maegan 🙂 Yep..same here, it’s my man who is the big fan in our house too. Thanks for entering!

  17. September 21, 2013

    Victor Goguen

    Princess Leia, especially her hair buns.

    • September 21, 2013


      LOL!! Now that made me laugh Victor! I’ve heard many men like Princess Leia’s hair buns 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  18. September 21, 2013

    Pat Drouillard


    • September 21, 2013


      Great answer Pat! Don’t forget I want to know why….mostly because that’s part of the mandatory question…and because I’m curious 🙂

    • September 21, 2013

      Pat Drouillard

      R2D2 because so cute

      • September 21, 2013


        Perfect 🙂 I would have to agree with that, Pat! Thanks for entering!

  19. September 21, 2013


    My favourite Star Wars character is Chewbacca because he is cute and furry … and I love the way he sounds!

    • September 21, 2013


      Oh yesssss! I love his sound too, Dawn! LOL my BF does the best Chewie “growl” 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  20. September 21, 2013

    Nicole B

    yoda just because I love how he talks!

    • September 21, 2013


      He’s got a pretty unique voice for sure, Nicole! Thanks for entering 🙂

  21. September 21, 2013

    Lisa Neutel

    My fave character is chewbacca

    • September 21, 2013


      Yay! Another Chewie fan 🙂 Don’t forget to tell us why for your entry to count…although I’m pretty sure I could guess, lol.

  22. September 21, 2013

    Lee-Ann S

    Princess Leia is my favourite character because she fights for what she believes in.

    • September 21, 2013


      Yes, she’s a great female role model, Lee-Ann! Thanks for entering 🙂

  23. September 21, 2013

    Fan R

    Yoda smart, kids favorite.

    • September 21, 2013


      I like how you chose the kids’ favourite, Fan R 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  24. September 21, 2013

    V. HIll


  25. September 21, 2013

    V. HIll

    Hit the enter button too quickly…I like Chewbacca, tall, strong, pretty much silent type!

    • September 21, 2013


      LOL! I love the reason you chose Chewie, V. Hill 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  26. September 21, 2013

    Kim G.

    Yoda. I love the way he talks.

    • September 21, 2013


      Me too, Kim 🙂 Thanks for entering!!

  27. September 21, 2013


    my favorite character is Chewie, because he is big, loyal and lovable.

    • September 22, 2013


      He is definitely all those things, Elle! Thanks for entering 🙂

  28. September 21, 2013


    My favorite character is Darth Vader. He was always so cool in the black Armour, and was the coolest and scariest villain ever created. But what I liked the most was he wasn’t a bad guy by choice. He was manipulated and suffered extreme losses that pushed him over the edge.

    • September 22, 2013


      Great description of Darth Vader, Stephane. I never thought of him that way but I think you’ve just changed my mind 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  29. September 21, 2013

    Jody D

    Yoda, for his simple yet truthful wisdoms

    • September 22, 2013


      I like that, Jody 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  30. September 21, 2013

    Joanne Robinson

    Princess Leah I always wanted to be her when I was a little girl! have the two kiaser rolls in my hair or cinnamon buns hahaha! Loved her Character.

    • September 22, 2013


      LOL…cinnamon buns!! I wanted to do that when I was a kid to be like Princess Leia. Too funny!! Thanks for entering, Joanne 🙂

  31. September 21, 2013

    Tara Crawford


    • September 22, 2013


      Although I probably know why, Tara, you forgot to tell us why you picked Chewie. As part of the mandatory question you need to do this for your entry to count 🙂

  32. September 21, 2013

    tracey lynne

    I live Princess Leia; she has spunk!!

    • September 23, 2013


      Yes she does, tracey lynne!! Thanks for entering!!

  33. September 22, 2013

    Patti Barnes

    I like Yoda because he’s a lot of clever in a little body 🙂

    • September 23, 2013


      Hehehe! Love that Patti…”a lot of clever in a little body” 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  34. September 22, 2013

    Heather T

    Myself – I’ve always been a fan of Lando. Nothing like some smooth stylin’… lol. I asked my 5 year old though, and his favourite is Darth Vader. I asked why, and he replied “Cause he’s mean”. There you go.

    • September 23, 2013


      LOL! Love your answer and your son’s Heather. Priceless! Thanks for entering 🙂

  35. September 22, 2013


    Princess Leia as she was the only girl.

    • September 23, 2013


      Well that’s a good reason, Maria! Thanks for entering 🙂

  36. September 23, 2013

    Tiffanie Davenport

    It used to be r2d2 because, well really, who WOULDN”T want to have their own intelligent robot!!! But now I’m all about Yoda. He reminds me that amazing and mighty things come in small packages, just like my daughter 🙂 Or maybe he’s just playing some kind of mind trick on me to beat out the rest of them 😉 lol

    • September 23, 2013


      LOL! Now that answer made me smile and laugh all rolled into one. I would love to have my own intelligent robot 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  37. September 23, 2013

    Sarah Stickney

    i like yoda because that’s my son’s halloween costume

    • September 23, 2013


      Awww…well good choice, Mom!!! I bet he’ll look super cute 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  38. September 23, 2013

    Angela Mitchell

    I’ve always liked Yoda. He’s wise, humorous, and cute:)

    • September 23, 2013


      He is all of those things, Angela 🙂 Thanks for entering!!

    • September 24, 2013


      Yes he is, Dawn 🙂 You’re welcome…and thanks for entering!

  39. September 24, 2013

    Andrea Amy

    Han Solo. Harrison Ford. ‘Nough said lol

    • September 24, 2013


      LOL ‘nough said is right, Andrea Amy!! Thanks for entering 🙂

  40. September 24, 2013

    tina p

    the ewoks!

    • September 27, 2013


      Yep! Gotta love the Ewoks, Tina 🙂 Thanks for entering!

    • September 27, 2013


      She certainly is, isn’t she Maria? Thanks for entering!

  41. September 24, 2013

    Bonny Dixon MacIsaac

    I always liked C-3PO. I guess becaise I found him humorous. And I like shiny things. : )

    • September 27, 2013


      Lol (shiny things)…he is a pretty funny robot, Bonny. Thanks for entering!

  42. September 25, 2013


    I’m a big fan of Boba Fett because he’s mysterious

    • September 27, 2013


      I like your choice and your reason, Darwin 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  43. September 26, 2013


    Mark Hamill – Luke Skywalker – had a crush on him since the first time I saw the first movie. Now he’s doing the voice of Alvin the Trecherous on the kid’s cartoon “Dragons: Riders of Berk.” My kids love it and I don’t mind it either.

  44. September 27, 2013

    Lisa Smith

    Hans Solo, he’s such a bad boy

  45. September 27, 2013


    C3po he is golden and awesome!

  46. September 27, 2013

    Jeanette Jackson

    My favorite is Han Solo. He is good-looking, has a sense of humour (and a bit sarcastic), brave and heroic when he needed to be.

  47. September 30, 2013

    Joy M.

    Jar Jar Binks – I liked the way he talked – he made me laugh 🙂

  48. October 1, 2013

    Annette C.

    Definitely Han Solo is my fave character!

  49. October 1, 2013


    my favorite is darth vadar because he is so powerful

  50. October 3, 2013


    R2d2 I love robots.

  51. October 8, 2013





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