ASJA Names “Little Boy Blue” One of Year’s Best Nonfiction Books

March 12, 2013

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The American Society of Journalists and Authors has just announced the winners of its 2013 writing competition. Little Boy Blue earned an honorable mention for outstanding general nonfiction book of the year. It was among just five books cited, including the winning title. “This is the toughest competition that Little Boy Blue has seen so […]

“Little Boy Blue” Named Foreword Book of the Year Finalist

March 11, 2013

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Foreword Reviews has just announced its finalists in the 2012 Book of the Year Awards. We are thrilled to report that Little Boy Blue is among five finalists in the pet-book category. Finalists were selected from 1,300 entries covering 62 categories of books from independent and academic presses. According to Foreword, “These books represent some of […]

Little Boy Blue to Appear in Middlesex, New Jersey

March 8, 2013

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Little Boy Blue author Kim Kavin and Blue himself will sign books from noon till 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at One of the Family Pet Supply in Middlesex, New Jersey. Adoptable dogs and puppies will be on hand through Jersey Girls Animal Rescue. “Jersey Girls Animal Rescue is a new organization in central […]

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CNN Nominated for Genesis Award for “Little Boy Blue” Coverage

February 25, 2013

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We are thrilled to congratulate news anchor Randi Kaye and her entire team at CNN on their nomination for a 2013 Genesis Award from the Humane Society of the United States. CNN was nominated for its broadcast featuring Little Boy Blue author Kim Kavin and Blue himself—who sat in a director’s chair and looked at […]

Little Boy Blue to Appear at Well Bred in Chester, New Jersey

February 16, 2013

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Little Boy Blue author Kim Kavin and Blue himself will sign books starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Well Bred in Chester, N.J. Weather permitting, adoptable dogs and puppies will also be on hand through Coming Home Rescue. “Well Bred is one of Blue’s favorite places in the entire world,” Kim says. “We […]

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Little Boy Blue to Appear at BookTowne in Manasquan, New Jersey

February 12, 2013

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We’ve just scheduled our first book signing for spring 2013. It will be at BookTowne in Manasquan, New Jersey, starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Little Boy Blue author Kim Kavin will be there along with Blue himself. This is a venue where you may also have a chance to meet longtime friends […]

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“Little Boy Blue” Wins Merial Human-Animal Bond Award

February 11, 2013

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Little Boy Blue was named winner of the 2012 Merial Human-Animal Bond Award at the annual banquet of the Dog Writers Association of America last night in Manhattan. This special award from DWAA goes to “the work that best highlights the unique relationship between a dog and its owner, and best brings to life the […]

“Little Boy Blue” Author to Appear on CNN This Saturday Morning

February 6, 2013

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February 8 update: Due to the weather forecast from the blizzard Nemo, CNN has postponed this appearance. It will be too dangerous to travel to the Manhattan studio tomorrow morning. We will update this blog post with the new air date as soon as it is rescheduled. Little Boy Blue author Kim Kavin will return […]

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Announcing the Little Boy Blue Schools Program for Grades 11-12

January 14, 2013

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The team behind the book Little Boy Blue is proud to announce a free program for 11th- and 12th-grade English and Journalism teachers who would like to add the book to student reading lists. The Little Boy Blue Schools Program (www.little-boy-blue-schools.info) provides teachers with free lesson plans that can be incorporated into English and Journalism […]

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Person County Facility Dismantles, Removes Gas Chamber

January 11, 2013

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Officials in Person County, North Carolina, recently announced that they have dismantled and removed the gas chamber from the animal-control facility where the dog Little Boy Blue was rescued. “I was thrilled when the county announced that it would stop using the chamber soon after Little Boy Blue was published,” says author Kim Kavin, “but […]