We're looking forward to the new Angry Birds Star Wars II app, it's likely to mean that my kids get very interested in the theme for a while. So I think they'll enjoy the new National Geographic Angry Birds Star Wars: The Science Behind the Saga book that's also coming out this week on September 17th (you can pre-order now.)
The book is part of a National Geographic series where they use kids' interest in Angry Birds to present useful topics in a fun way. In this new book the author Amy Briggs covers the actual science behind some of the cool things in Star Wars like the landspeeder and light sabre.
The books are colorful and very accessible. Briggs is also the author of the National Geographic Angry Birds Space book which is packed with brightly colored illustrations and interesting facts as well as Angry Birds humor.
There's also Angry Birds Furious Forces which covers the physics behind the popular game. This one is written by Rhett Allain who is a professor of physics and also blogs for Wired.
What a cool way to introduce kids to science and to get kids reading for enjoyment.
The books are available in hardback or paperback format.