Donkey Publishing Blog!

This page chronicles the history of Donkey Publishing including announcements, press releases, book signing events, and other key milestones.

The US Review of Books – Donkeys Are Special

April 22, 2016 –

“What do donkeys and children have in common? They both get into a lot of silly trouble! Luckily, the donkeys in this book always learn from their mistakes. Donkeys are Special is a book of nine short stories about the miniature donkeys of Brayfields Farm, and the many adventures they get into. The stories introduce a cast of donkey characters, each with his or her distinct personality, like the energetic Marcy May, the curious Kami and Shelby, and the reliable Mr. Glo. The book presents each donkey and shows how their personalities and curious natures sometimes lead them into pretty sticky situations. Whether a donkey has her head stuck in a ladder or eats a few too many treats, each story ends with a clear lesson spelled out for the readers.” – reviewed by Yuliya Geikhman.

Read full review here: The US Review of Books

2015 Mom’s Choice Awards – Silver Recipient

November 3, 2015 –

We are happy to announce that our NEW children pictures book – Apple Annie Small Is Special by award winning author T.W. Krueger – published in July 2015 is now a Silver Award Recipient of the prestigious ‎Moms Choice Awards‬.

See certificate here: Mom’s Choice Award 

Purple Dragonfly Book Recognition Award

June 29, 2015 –

Purple Dragonfly Book Recognition Award. We are happy to announce that we were given a recognition of excellence in children’s literature for our NEW book Apple Annie Small Is Special in the Picture books category.

The honorable mention was given for the 2015 Picture Books 6 & Older Category.

See certificate here: Purple Dragonfly Book Award

Donkeys Are Special Press Release

December 2014 –

Long-time breeder of registered miniature donkeys pens collection of nine true short stories that reveal just how similar donkeys are to mischievous children. T. W. Krueger has a special place in his heart for mischief makers, whether they are children or miniature donkeys. In fact, as his new collection of short stories demonstrates, when it comes to trouble, children and donkeys actually have a lot in common. The nine colorfully illustrated short stories for children that make up Donkeys Are Special and So Are You! all take place on Brayfields Farm in Odessa, Florida, and it’s uncanny how the mistakes these little donkeys make are so reminiscent of the mistakes made by human children. From Marcy May, whose energetic ways sometimes get her into unexpected situations, to Tori, a sweet little donkey who has developed bad manners at mealtimes, to Prince Charming, who has a hard time resisting temptation, Donkeys Are Special and So Are You! introduces readers to a variety of characters whose colorful personalities make them instantly memorable and very easy to identify with.

Read full press release here: Donkeys Are Special – 2014 Press Release

Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) Recognition

September 27, 2013 –

FAPA President’s Awards Recognize Florida Authors and Publishers (Daytona Beach, FL) On Saturday night, September 21, the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) event, which took place at the Daytona Beach Resort, recognized outstanding books by awarding gold and up to two gave out its prestigious annual President’s Awards for the best books of 2012 and the first half of 2013 by authors and publishers in Florida and throughout the United States. The silver medals in categories ranging from children’s books to adult fiction, from memoirs to self-help, from business books to e-books. “The award winners represent some of the very best books published in by national and Florida writers and presses in the past year and a half,” said Chris Angermann, FAPA President.

Read full press release here: 2013 FAPA Award Recognition

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