Time to get your summer reading in gear (remember our goal… “all the time reading!” Yes?!) We’re gearing up for summer reading by featuring recent kids favorites (book or series) from our family’s collection every Thursday in June. We’ve been reading The Green Ember series by S.D. Smith since the beginning and we’ve loved every installment! Feel free to return the favor and tell us all about your kid lit favorites in the comments!
about the books
The Green Ember by S. D. Smith (The Green Ember book 1)
Heather 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 by S. D. Smith (The Green Ember book 2)
The 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
Ember Rising by S. D. Smith (The Green Ember book 3)
A harrowing adventure inside enemy territory. Heather and Picket are plunged into the darkness of Morbin’s shadow, fighting to bear the flame of the cause and light the way for rabbitkind’s upright insurrection.
Hope for a Healing
Work for the Mending
Fight for the Rising
Ember’s End by S. D. Smith (The Green Ember book 4)
The end is here. Heather and Picket face off for the last time with their tyrannical foes in this final installment of the main Green Ember Series. The Mended Wood flickers dimly in the vision of the rabbits of Natalia, as they battle bravely for their survival and a hopeful future beyond.
My place beside you,
my blood for yours,
till the Green Ember…ends.
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. Smith is the author of The Green Ember Series, a bestselling middle-grade adventure saga. The Green Ember has reached hundreds of thousands of readers and spent time as the number one bestselling audiobook in the world on Audible. Smith’s stories are captivating readers across the globe who are hungry for “new stories with an old soul.” Enthusiastic families can’t get enough of these tales.
Vintage adventure. Moral imagination. Classic virtue. Finally, stories we all love. Just one more chapter, please!
When he’s not writing adventurous tales of #RabbitsWithSwords in his writing shed, dubbed The Forge, Smith loves to speak to audiences about storytelling, imagination, and seeing yourself as a character in the Story.
S. D. Smith lives in West Virginia with his wife and four kids.
Green Ember Archer
Tales of Old Natalia
Besides Narnia, what are some of your favorite children’s fantasy titles?
Be sure to pick up all of The Green Ember series for your little readers!