Sweet Buttercup: A Branches Book (Silver Pony Ranch #2) : A Branches Book

Series: Silver Pony Ranch

by D. L. Green, Illustrated By Emily Wallis

Scholastic Inc.
January 2016

Ages 6 – 8 . Grades 1 – 3

Lexile measure: 470L

DRA: 34

Guided Reading: O

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Sisters Tori and Miranda are practicing to compete in a horse show. Miranda wants to do showmanship, and Tori wants to try barrel-racing. The girls also make costumes to wear for the show! Ashley, a mean girl who boards her pony at Gran's ranch, is competing, too. And she has a brand-new outfit. Ashley brags that she will win a blue ribbon--not them. Do Tori and Miranda have what it takes to win?
Emily Wallis

Emily Wallis is an illustrator based in Brighton, UK. Her work is traditionally hand-drawn, either with watercolor and pencil, or pen and ink. Emily earned an MA in Sequential Design and Illustration from the University of Brighton. SILVER PONY RANCH is the first early chapter book series she has illustrated.
D. L. Green

D.L. Green is the author of the children's book series Zeke Meeks and Supernatural Rubber Chicken. She has also published five young adult novels with Penguin. She lives in Southern California and used to work as a lawyer. She loves giving writing workshops and talks at schools, libraries, and conferences for students, teachers, and writers.


  • Praise for Branches books:
    "These books should be considered for larger libraries wanting to enhance their easy-reader collections." -- School Library Journal

    "A nice stepping stone to more advanced chapter books." -- Booklist


Paperback / softback

Perfect-bound Paperback

ISBN: 9780545797696

96pp. | 5-¼ x 7-⅝