According to an announcement on StarWars.com, a whole slate of books that tie-in to The Mandalorian on Disney+ are on the way.
The release schedule will begin with The Art of the Mandalorian on December 15, 2020 from Abrams Books. The art book, which is an oversized 11 5/16 x 10 3/8 inches, is written by Phil Szostak and features a cover and foreword by Doug Chiang.
The tie-in books also include an original novel by Adam Christopher published by Del Rey (called Sparrow, if the link included in the official announcement displays an accurate title).
Also included in the announcement is The Mandalorian: The Ultimate Visual Guide by Pablo Hidalgo, published by DK. This series of large, hardcover guides are filled with photographs (and sometimes illustrated cross-sections) of Star Wars props, characters, ships, and sets, along with details and backstory that were not included on-screen.
There are several books geared toward younger readers included in the announcement, as well, although one of these has yet to have the title revealed: The Mandalorian: Allies & Enemies – Level Two Reader and The Mandalorian: 8 x 8 Storybook, both by Brooke Vitale, and The Mandalorian: Junior Novelization by Joe Schreiber.
Plus, for the Baby Yoda-aged set, adaptions of the first season are on the way from both Little Golden Books and Screen Comix.
Speaking of comics, you’ll also be getting your fill of Din Djarin at your LCS, thanks to forthcoming “Mandalorian-inspired” comics from both IDW Publishing and Marvel. Plus, there are coloring books, novelty magazines, and other related Mando-related titles in the works from Crayola, Disney Publishing Worldwide, Dreamtivity, Studio Fun, Titan, and Thunder Bay Press.
If you can’t stand to wait several more months for The Mandalorian in book form, all eight episodes of the behind-the-scenes documentary, Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian are currently available for streaming on Disney+. The documentary series is hosted by showrunner Jon Favreau and includes interviews with the cast and crew of The Mandalorian as well revelations about Easter eggs, footage of The Volume in action, and Favreau suggesting – to George Lucas himself – that 1978’s Star Wars Holiday Special is canon.