Kid Lit Favorites: The Green Ember series


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Kid Lit Favorites

Time to get your summer reading in gear
(remember our goal… “all the time reading!” Yes?!)

In order to encourage y’all and your little people, we are featuring a recent kid lit favorite (book or series) from our family’s collection every Thursday in June.

(Feel free to return the favor and tell us all about your kid lit favorites in the comments!)

About the Books

The Black Star of Kingston (prequel)

The Black Star of Kingston by S.D. SmithA century before Heather and Picket’s adventures in The Green Ember, a displaced community fights for hope on the ragged edge of survival.

My place beside you,
My blood for yours.
Till the Green Ember rises,
Or the end of the world.

Whitson Mariner and Fleck Blackstar face old fears and new enemies, forging a legend that will echo through the ages.

Old wars haunt. New enemies threaten. An oath is born.

A hero rises.

The Green Ember (book 1)

The Green Ember by S.D. SmithHeather and Picket are extraordinary rabbits with ordinary lives until calamitous events overtake them, spilling them into a cauldron of misadventures. They discover that their own story is bound up in the tumult threatening to overwhelm the wider world.

Kings fall and kingdoms totter. Tyrants ascend and terrors threaten. Betrayal beckons, and loyalty is a broken road with peril around every bend.

Where will Heather and Picket land? How will they make their stand?

Ember Falls (book 2)

Ember Falls by S.D. SmithThe stage is set. It’s war. Morbin Blackhawk, slaver and tyrant, threatens to destroy the rabbit resistance forever. Heather and Picket are two young rabbits improbably thrust into pivotal roles.
The fragile alliance forged around the young heir seems certain to fail. Can Heather and Picket help rescue the cause from a certain, sudden defeat?

My Place Beside You

My Blood For Yours

Till The Green… Ember Falls

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Why we like it…

#RabbitsWithSwords… What’s not to like?! Heather and Picket battle the evil birds of prey as they search for their missing family.

We enjoy the adventure and loving (sometimes teasing) sibling relationship they share! These illustrated chapter books are suitable for reading aloud or middle-grade readers.


About the Author

S.D. SmithSam Smith lives with his wife and four kids in West Virginia, because it would be weird to live with someone else’s wife and four kids in West Virginia (or anywhere else, right?).

Despite spending time in the Top 100 Best-Selling authors on Amazon and seeing the audiobook for The Green Ember hit #1 in worldwide sales on Audible, Smith remains unpopular with this guy named Reggie.

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Besides Narnia, what are some of your favorite children’s fantasy titles?

(Don’t forget to tell us all about your kid lit favorites in the comments!)


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    At middle school age, I loved Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain, Katherine Kurtz’s Deryni series, and Anne McCaffrey’s Pern books. As an adult, I’ve enjoyed Harry Potter & Percy Jackson.

    These sound so fun – I’m loving the high fantasy style covers!

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