The second of three children’s picture books written for the Basketful Relief Project (BRP) published in October of this year and is available on Amazon in hard cover, soft cover, and eBook formats. Check out this fun children’s poem about farm animals that simply won’t go to bed.
The third children’s picture book, The Little Book of Why, is due out this December.
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What Will It Take to Get You To Bed?
One of the biggest challenges at the Bouncing Baby Farm is getting the animals to bed, especially on lovely summer evenings. Goats, ducks, and chickens simply do not cooperate. It takes so much time to say “goodnight” that an owl informs the owner that it will soon be dawning a new day. Regardless of critter shenanigans, all is well at the Bouncing Baby Farm. This delightful, fun poem will entertain kids and parents alike as a go-to bedtime story before they say, “Goodnight!”
Get to Bed! is a children’s picture book for ages 0-7 and their parents.
The first of three children’s picture books written for the Basketful Relief Project (BRP) published in September of this year and is available on Amazon in hard cover, soft cover, and eBook formats. Check out this cute story about an unlikely friendship between a young wren named Wren Three and Picco a piccolo. This book, called, Picco and Wren Three, written by Catherine Ann Russell and illustrated by Janell E Robisch, celebrates friendship, perseverance, and unconditional family love despite our differences. Geared for children ages baby to seven and their parents, Picco and Wren Three, will grace any library shelf as a go-to storybook so share quality time with your little loved one.
The other two children’s picture books, Get to Bed! and The Little Book of Why, publish later this month, October, and December, respectively.
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Best Friends Bring Out Our Best
Wrens are born to sing! So, what do you do when you are a wren who can only squeak? Poor little Wren Three had this very problem. Though Mamma Wren and her other siblings, Wren One and Wren Two, loved her very much, Wren Three could not sing like they could. One day, Wren Three makes a new friend: Picco, the piccolo, and they soon share their talents with each other. Will Wren Three ever be able to sing? What could possibly turn Wren Three’s squeak into a song? Perhaps true friendship holds the key to success.
Picco and Wren Three is a children’s picture book for ages 0-7 and their parents.
Hi friends. Announcing that yesterday, The Pond of Reflection received a gold medal in the Children’s Adventure genre in the International Readers’ Favorite Book Competition. Thanks for your continued support of the Basketful Relief Project!
The Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities.
Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.
We receive thousands of entries from all over the world. Because of these large submission numbers, we are able to break down our contest into 140+ genres, and each genre is judged separately, ensuring that books only compete against books of their same genre for a fairer and more accurate competition. We receive submissions from independent authors, small publishers, and publishing giants such as Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, with contestants that range from the first-time, self-published author to New York Times bestsellers like J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors like Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), and Eriq La Salle (E.R., Coming to America).
“When the right books are picked as winners we pay attention. We will be spreading the word about Readers’ Favorite.” –Karen A., Editor for Penguin Random House
Readers’ Favorite is proud to announce that “The Pond of Reflection” by Catherine Ann Russell, Brooke Connor won the Gold Medal in the Children – Adventure category.
The book signing of both, The Pond of Reflection and The Hyrax Song, held at the Lyons Library, Saturday, May 21st, was a fun gathering. Not only were books sold at 15%-20% off, an additional 15% was donated to our partnership, the Lyons Vet Clinic, to their charity fund for fire-victim families for vet care of their pets.
It was a win-win for everyone, and a wonderful time. In addition to all this gift-giving from the event, 10% of the book signing income will go to support famine relief efforts around the world.
Not a bad way to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon!
Thanks again to the Lyons Regional Library who provided the space for the signing, as well as the Lyons Vet Clinic, the Basketful Relief Project’s partnership for the event.
The third children’s chapter book in The Pearls of Wisdom Series: Stories Inspired by a Biblical Proverb, is published and out on Amazon. The Zoe-Chai Seed has achieved #1 New release status in several categories, including: Children’s Christian Mysteries & Detective Stories, Children’s Inspirational & Personal Growth, and Children’s Bedtime & Dream eBooks.
Enjoy this fun, summer sizzler, and feel good that proceeds from the sale of each book, regardless of format, (hard cover, paperback, or eBook), support child hunger relief efforts here at home and around the world. Thank you!
Sending a final reminder about my book signing happening this Saturday, May 21 at the Lyons Regional Library from noon to 2 pm. I would love to see you stop in! Books will be on discount, and 15% of sales goes to support the Lyons Vet Clinic charity fund.
Hi Colorado locals. I’m holding a book signing next Saturday, May 21st, at the Lyons Regional Library from noon to 2pm. I would love to see you stop by. Not only are there great discounts on the books, but proceeds also go to help out the Lyons Vet Clinic charity fund. It will be fun!
The Basketful Relief Project (BRP) pledged 50% of book sales during the months of March/April to support the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis through the UN World Food Program, and the BRP has kept it’s promise. On May 3rd, the BRP donated $463.50 to this cause. This amount supplies six families of five for an entire month. The bulk of book purchases were the eBooks on sale at $0.99. It’s amazing how far a dollar can go! If you know of anyone who would like to join the launch team for The Zoe-Chai Seed, launching next month, just let me know. Together we can impact the world for good.
Here is an excerpt of the receipt letter from UNWFP: