Eva is my reader. She is always looking for new and exciting books to read and is always excited when a package from Sky Pony Press shows up at our door. It either means books for her or books that she can read to her younger brothers, so either way, she wins. This time the packaged happened to be just for her with two brand new adventures, received from Sky Pony Press at no cost to facilitate this post. She received Henry Hunter and the Cursed Pirates and Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella. They are just as fun and colorful to read as their covers. If you are looking for new books for your older reader (ages 7 – 9) these are two great stores you’ll want to check out!
Harper And The Scarlet Umbrella – $14.99
Once there was a girl named Harper who had a rare musical gift. She heard songs on the wind, rhythms on the rain, and hope in the beat of a butterfly’s wing.
Harper lives in the City of Clouds, an enchanting place where it rains every day and an umbrella is always a good idea. With her Aunt Sassy, her beloved cat, Midnight, and all of her neighbors in the Tall Apartment Block, every day is full of possibility.
But when every cat in the city goes missing—including Midnight—Harper is determined to find all of the precious pets. And she’ll need a magic, flying umbrella to help in her search. Recruiting friends from her building to help, the magic umbrella whisks them into the sky on the trail of the cats and adventure.
They stumble on the Midnight Orchestra—tabbies on triangle, Siamese singing, Persians on piccolo—all under the direction of its fearsome, wild conductor. But can the group use their talents, quick thinking, musical skill, and a little magic to stage a rescue like no other?
Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella is a spellbinding tale of friendship, music, and magic featuring a diverse cast, brought to life through stunning illustrations. A perfect book to be shared and treasured.
Eva and love this truly whimsical story with adorable pictures that offer younger readers a break in the reading and helps their imaginations come alive. A classic story that any girl would love!
Click HERE to order your copy of Harper And The Scarlet Umbrella – currently on sale for $10.68!
Henry Hunter and the Cursed Pirates: Henry Hunter Series #2 – $15.64
Henry Hunter’s friend Charlie is desperate for help. His parents have gone missing in the Caribbean Ocean, and no one will believe him that something sinister is afoot. Henry and his sidekick Dolf are on the case!
The only lead Henry and Dolf have is the sighting of a ghostly galleon and a huge tentacle of mist. Exploring the local pirate history and myths, Henry and Dolf uncover a cursed crew of pirates, led by no other than the deadly Edward Teach—Blackbeard himself. But what’s keeping the pirates sailing beyond their deaths? And how and why are they building a crew of live prisoners? It’s up to Henry and Dolf to survive monster waves and befriend a crazy local seadog to solve the mystery and put the pirates back in their watery graves!
This is the 2nd book in the Henry Hunter series and one of my favorite features of these books, aside from the mystery, can be found in the author himself. John Matthews. Matthews is a historian, and folklorist who has devoted most of the past 30 years to studying Arthurian Traditions and myth in general. Having this kind of background and experience allows this author to tell the story in a much more imaginative and layered way. Eva can’t wait to solve the mystery along with Henry and his friend Dolf!
Click HERE to order your copy of Henry Hunter And The Cursed Pirates! Currently priced on Amazon for $15.64
There’s always heartwarming stories, mysterious adventures, fiction and non-fiction books to be found for kids of all ages at Sky Pony Press!