There have been many, many discussions about road bikes for kids. Mostly about how they're very rare, and tend to be expensive. :-)
I discovered the Javelin Dolce at the very bottom of http://www.javbike.com/Specials.html . There's almost no info on the net about it, so I talked with the factory.
They indicated that it's an aluminum frame, 39.5 size, 8-spd Tiagra, DT shifter, 650 wheel bike.
That's almost exactly what I've been looking for as a light touring bike for my son, so I'm going out on a limb and ordered one. Cost, including shipping, was $350.
I'll post a review after I get it. The owner indicated that it will be shipped out today.