“Little Boy Blue” is “One of the Most Powerful Dog Stories Ever,” Florida Newspaper Says

January 6, 2013


The Daytona Beach News-Journal in Florida has just published its review of Little Boy Blue, calling it “one of the most powerful dog stories ever.” Reviewer Ruth Oneufer writes: “The book unfolds like a mystery and exposes the brutal reality of what still goes on in many of America’s shelters and the grass-roots efforts that […]

“Little Boy Blue” Nominated for ASJA Arlene Book Award

January 3, 2013


Little Boy Blue has been nominated for an Arlene Award for Books, one of the highest honors given to non-fiction works by the American Society of Journalists and Authors. The Arlene is a special award presented every three years to a book that makes a documented difference by inspiring action that has a positive impact […]

The Times of Trenton features “Little Boy Blue”

December 27, 2012


The Times of Trenton featured Little Boy Blue author Kim Kavin in this December 26 article about the trend of rescue groups moving dogs from Southern shelters into homes in the state of New Jersey. Blue was rescued from a high-kill shelter in Person County, North Carolina, before his photo was placed on Petfinder.com, which […]

“Little Boy Blue” Generates Substantial Donation for The Petfinder Foundation

December 20, 2012


We’re thrilled to report that Barron’s Educational Services, the publisher of Little Boy Blue, has just made its first donation to The Petfinder Foundation based on the book’s sales during its first quarter of publication. The amount is being kept confidential at the publisher’s request, but we have been told the figure, and we are […]

“Little Boy Blue” Named Finalist as Best General Interest Dog Book of 2012

December 18, 2012


The Dog Writers Association of America has just announced that Little Boy Blue is among four finalists for best general interest/reference book of 2012. The winner of this category is automatically a contender for the Maxwell Medallion, which is the association’s highest honor. Also nominated in this category are Show Dog: The Charmed Life and […]

“Little Boy Blue” Completes 2012 Promotional Tour

December 13, 2012


Last night, Little Boy Blue author Kim Kavin and Blue himself gave a talk and signed books at Mendham Borough Library in Morris County, N.J. The standing-room-only event capped off some two dozen promotional appearances that Kim and Blue have done since the book premiered in August 2012. Kim and Blue are now receiving requests […]

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“Little Boy Blue” Inspires T-Shirt Fund-Raiser

December 1, 2012


High-school journalism students in Person County, North Carolina, have begun a fund-raising campaign to help homeless dogs following a Skype “visit” with Little Boy Blue author Kim Kavin. Person County is home to the high-kill shelter where Blue was saved by a local rescuer named Rhonda Beach. The new fund-raising campaign at the local school […]

Posted in: Schools

“Little Boy Blue” Speaking Tour Expands to High Schools

November 19, 2012


The Little Boy Blue speaking tour will expand next week to include a first-ever day of presentations for high-school students. “Since Little Boy Blue hit bookshelves in August, Blue and I have signed books and talked about dog adoption at conventions, bookstores, libraries, rescue fund-raisers, festivals, and more,” says author Kim Kavin. “We’ve had groups […]

Posted in: Appearances, Schools

New Review Calls Little Boy Blue “An Inspiring Tale”

November 13, 2012


Yesterday, MyMegaeDog uploaded this review of Little Boy Blue. It’s a personal, thoughtful review from a woman who adopted a dog through Petfinder.com and wanted to learn more about who saved him and how, just as Little Boy Blue traces Blue’s background and all the people who are fighting to save dogs like him nationwide. […]

“Little Boy Blue” to be Published in Chinese, Korean

November 12, 2012


Our publisher, Barron’s, has just sold the foreign rights to publish Little Boy Blue in Chinese and Korean. Simplified Chinese language rights (for mainland China) are now licensed to Orient Brainpower, while Korean language rights are now licensed to Gachi Changjo. We hope to have publication dates and additional information soon.