Dorling Kindersley (also known as DK or DK Publishing) is an international publishing company specializing in reference books for adults and children.

DK was founded as a book-packaging company by Peter Kindersley and Christopher Dorling in London in 1974, and in 1982 moved into publishing. The first book published under the DK name was a First Aid Manual for the British voluntary medical services; this book established the company's distinctive visual style of copiously illustrated text on a glossy white background. DK Inc. began publishing in the United States in 1991.[1]

The DK Star Wars contract was signed in 1997, and the company had published Star Wars books ever since.[1]

In 2000, DK was acquired by the Pearson PLC media company, which also owns the Penguin Books label; in the same year, Kindersley retired and was replaced as Chief Executive by Anthony Forbes Watson.[1]

In Germany the Star Wars books from Dorling Kindersley are published by VGS, a brand of the Disney publisher Egmont Ehapa Verlag, even though DK has a German subsidiary.

DK Publishing is one of the creators of Star Wars Reads Day, an annual celebration held in bookstores and libraries.[2]

Star Wars Canon Bibliography[edit | edit source]

DK Readers[edit | edit source]

Ultimate Sticker Collection[edit | edit source]

Star Wars: Be More...[edit | edit source]

Star Wars Legends Bibliography[edit | edit source]

Character Encyclopedia[edit | edit source]

DK Adventures[edit | edit source]

DK Readers[edit | edit source]

Gift Packs[edit | edit source]

Chris Trevas art for the DK "Summer of Star Wars" calendar

Incredible Cross-Sections[edit | edit source]

Inside the Worlds of[edit | edit source]

Standalone LEGO Books[edit | edit source]

Ultimate Factivity Collection[edit | edit source]

Ultimate Sticker Book[edit | edit source]

Visual Dictionary[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 DK-Logo.svg Company Timeline on Dorling Kindersley's official website (backup link)
  2. Caligiuri, Courtney (2014-10-06). Author returns for 'Star Wars Reads Day'. Archived from the original on October 8, 2014.

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