Children's Book Author: Karen J. Roberts

Meet the lovable characters that tell tales of hope, courage and kindness! Promoting compassion for animals and responsible pet ownership, Karen's books are sure to become favorites of all dog-loving kids.

The Little Blue Dog

2014 eBooks2go Children's Book - 1st Place
2013 National Indie Excellence Award Winner
Based on the real life story of Karen's adopted dog Louie, The Little Blue Dog is the first book in the series. Fall in love with Louie as he shows courage and hope for a second chance as a shelter dog.

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A Terrier's Tale

A Terrier's Tale is a joyful and entertaining story of a little dog with a giant wish. He wants what all dogs deserve, to be part of a family where his life can have purpose and meaning. Based loosely on the real life dog rescued by author Karen J. Roberts, A Terrier's Tale represents the plight of all shelter dogs, and the amazing power adopting a pet can have on the human spirit.

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The Gentle Beagle

2014 Feathered Quill Book Award Winner
2014 Intl Book Awards Finalist - Children's Fiction
Follow the courageous journey of a sweet and lovable dog that is unwilling to compromise her true nature. The Gentle Beagle finds her purpose while navigating her way through an unpredictable world. Illustrator Lilith Jones created the charming character depictions in this chapter book for young and older readers alike.

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The Little Blue Dog Has a Birthday Party

The second book in the series, readers can follow Louie's journey as an adopted shelter dog. He continues to warm our hearts with his gentle nature and generous spirit.

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The Little Blue Dog Goes to School

2014 Feathered Quill Book Award Winner
The third book in the series, The Little Blue Dog Goes to School teaches children about tolerance and the important role service and therapy dogs play in our lives.

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Too Many Dogs

Using fun rhyming words and whimsical illustrations, Too Many Dogs tells the tale of an overabundance of dogs struggling to live peacefully in a small house. Inspired by a true story, Karen teamed up with illustrator Jen Griggs Sebastian to help kids understand the importance of responsible pet ownership.

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Homeward Hounds

Kids will love to read along to Homeward Hounds! This engaging story of five shelter dogs, each with their own tale, teaches children about the importance of choosing to adopt the right dog to fit their lifestyle. Rhyming words and whimsical illustrations create an enjoyable experience for young children while providing them with lessons of compassion and animal kindness. Companion to Too Many Dogs.

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Non-Fiction titles for ages 13 and up




The Little Blue Dogma

The Little Blue Dogma: Louie's Dog Handbook for Humans promotes humane choices when it comes to our family pets, and the dog's perspective on adoption, rescue, training and other canine related topics.

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New titles coming soon!



Peanut Butter and Pumpernickel (early 2015)

Playful, charming and filled with words and images about nature and animals!  The inviting rhythm of this whimsical story teaches children to read in a way that is both entertaining and educational.  Peanut Butter and Pumpernickel brings challenging sentences packed with alliteration along with bright and fun illustrations to your child's imagination.  Coming soon!



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