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Children’s Picture Books

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Our Mission

In 2019, Spike Productions, an established web-video company since 2002, launched the Basketful Relief Project (BRP) to write and publish beautiful children’s stories to support hunger relief programs here at home and abroad. With the purchase of a BRP book, Spike Productions currently donates ten percent of each purchase to reputable organizations fighting hunger. The goal however, is to increase this percent amount as more books sell.

We hope these books not only grace your coffee table as classics, but inspire your young reader to engage in them time and again.

The BRP mission really is to help feed both young tummies and minds.

No One Can Eat Just One, But … April 21, 2021

Take a Break with a Fun Read March 30, 2021

Grieving Alongside Boulder, CO March 23, 2021

Spring Has Sprung! March 19, 2021

Life Changing Lesson Learned March 11, 2021

The Basketful Relief Project is excited to announce it’s latest publication, The Hyrax Song! March 9, 2021

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The Pond of Reflection

The Pond of Reflection
Catherine Ann Russell
Illustrated By
Brooke Connor

Publisher Release, 2nd edition, December 13, 2021 on Amazon KDP and IngramSpark
Book 1 in The Pearls Of Wisdom Series
Stories inspired by a Biblical Proverb

The Founding and Mission of the BRP in a fun 3 min video!

Comment on the BRP children’s story: The Hyrax Song

Concerning her daughter, Katelyn:

She loved it! 

Katelyn finished The Hyrax Song this weekend, and she says she “really, really, really liked it.” Her more specific comments were:

–          She likes how everybody worked together.

–          She liked that no matter what they look like, they are friends.

–          She was pretty excited that this book is part of a series.

–          She says there was nothing she didn’t like in it. 


Comment on the BRP children’s story: Get to Bed!

5.0 out of 5 stars A Barnyard Version of “Good Night Moon” Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2020

I recommend “Get to Bed” by Catherine Ann Russell for the way its barnyard update on the message of “Goodnight Moon” (Harper) — the 1947 childrens’ bedtime classic by Margaret Wise Brown.
Like many kids, the domestic animals and wildlife featured in this story take their time settling down. They dawdle over dinner and procrastinate getting to their resting and nesting places.
The book — with lovely watercolor illustrations by Morgan Grace Quist — shows young readers another version of how nature winds down with help from the boy narrating the story.