Early Readers

Reading Level 4-8

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The Tales of Buttercup Grove series introduces young readers, ages 4-8, to the many fun adventures of Skunk, Raccoon, and the rest of their woodland friends, teaching timeless Christian values along the way.

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Spring

Tales of Buttercup Grove- A Windy Spring Day

ISBN- 13: 978-0736972000

ISBN- 10: 0736972005

READING LEVEL: 4-8 years

PUBLISHER: Harvest House Publishers, March 1, 2018

DESCRIPTION: When wind rips through the forest and meadows of Buttercup Grove, Skunk is frightened and anxious. Holed up in his windblown home, on his cozy sofa, Skunk calls for his brave friend Raccoon to come over and help alleviate his fear. Raccoon has an idea for a surprise, something that he and Skunk can make together and that may just make the wind far less frightening as well: a kite! By dint of compassionate friendship and a little creativity, the fearful wind is transformed into a plaything.

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Summer

Tales of Buttercup Grove- Sunflower Summer

ISBN- 13: 978-0736972024

ISBN- 10: 0736972021

READING LEVEL: 4-8 years

PUBLISHER: Harvest House Publishers, March 1, 2018

DESCRIPTION: It’s the first day of summer in Buttercup Grove when Raccoon finds seven sunflower seeds in his garden shed. And what better way to celebrate summer than by planting them. After gathering his friends, everyone gets to work digging holes and planting seeds. But there’s one problem—sunflowers take a long time to grow. It’s going to take a lot of patience for Raccoon and his friends to finally see the giant flowers. But Racoon and his friends discover that sometimes, the most beautiful things in life are worth waiting for.

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Autumn

Tales of Buttercup Grove- Autumn Is for Apple Pie

ASIN: 0736972056

ISBN-13: 978-0736972055 - Hardcover

READING LEVEL: 4-8 years

PUBLISHER: Harvest House Publishers, August 7, 2018

DESCRIPTION: Skunk has waited all summer to harvest apples from his tree. Finally, fall arrives and the apples are ready. Skunk invites his friend Raccoon over to help him make an apple pie. On his way to Skunk's house, Raccoon comes across several of their friends. It seems that each friend is having a difficult day. But Raccoon has the recipe to turn their day around by inviting them to the pie making party. Skunk and Raccoon's woodland friends learn that sometimes all you need to turn a day around is the kindness of good friends, and of course, a slice of homemade apple pie!

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Winter

Tales of Buttercup Grove- Winter Snow Fun: God Gives Us Friends When We’re Ready for Adventuree

ASIN: 0736972072

ISBN-13: 978-0736972079 - Hardcover

READING LEVEL: 4-8 years

PUBLISHER: Harvest House Publishers, August 7, 2018

DESCRIPTION: Skunk and Raccoon can't wait for the first snowfall of the season. And then one day it finally happens—they wake to find Buttercup Grove covered in snow. Skunk and Raccoon invite their woodland friends to join them for a day of winter snow fun. They work together and pile the snow into a giant sledding him. And then they team-up to build a snowman. It's the best day ever, until the snow begins to melt. Skunk, Raccoon, and the rest of their woodland friends learn that even though plans change, the fun doesn't have to end. In Buttercup Grove, there’s always plan B.

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Reviews

"An excellent and moving tale of friendship with a great message."

- ROGENE C., EDUCATOR      5 STARS

"A cute story about friendship for young readers in the vein of Frog and Toad. This is a short tale about overcoming fear with friendship, capped off with a Bible verse:  "When I am afraid I will trust in You." Loved the sweet illustrations too. I look forward to the rest of this fun series!"

- KAREN R., REVIEWER     5 STARS

"Dunham introduces readers to Skunk, Raccoon, and their woodland friends in this new early-reader series. When wind rips through the forest and meadows of Buttercup Grove, Skunk is frightened and anxious. Holed up in his windblown home, on his cozy sofa, Skunk calls for his brave friend Raccoon to come over and help alleviate his fear. Raccoon has an idea for a surprise, something that he and Skunk can make together and that may just make the wind far less frightening as well: a kite! By dint of compassionate friendship and a little creativity, the fearful wind is transformed into a plaything.

Companion title Sunflower Summer continues in this vein with a focus on developing patience as the friends from Buttercup Grove expectantly await the full bloom of their summer sunflower garden. Sparks’ charming watercolor-and-ink illustrations accompany the limited-vocabulary text to provide interest and context clues for beginning readers.

Though quotes from Scripture at the end of each title point readers toward relevant Christian teachings (Psalms for this title, Romans for Sunflower Summer), the positive character-building messages will likely appeal to readers of other backgrounds as well. Darling new friends with sweet life lessons for new readers."

- KIRKUS REVIEW