Is Your Child Being Affected by This Turbulent Culture? Concerned?

Shady Pines Stories, Books and Activities offer Kindness & Caring as a Way of Life. 

Want to Be a Positive Influence on Your Kids While Having Fun? Here’s What You Need.

Kindness Kit for Kids and Caregivers

Packed with fun stories, prompting questions,
activities, and life lessons sprinkled in!

This Free Toolkit Includes:

      Story Time Featured Story:Get Un-Plugged!” The Mayor of Shady Pines is giving away a $500 prize for the best ideas to get folks off their devices. Find out who wins.

      Prompting Questions: to reinforce the lessons embedded in the tale

      Special Activities: to bring each lesson home and inspire interaction, away from screens!

Happiness is When You Realize the Children in Your Life are Good People.

Shady Pines is an award-winning approach to raising good kids, where kindness and caring is a way of life.

Watch the video and see that our books and our membership-based website won the Mom’s Choice Gold Award for excellence. The issues that plague kids today are the same ones that our characters deal with – in real time. Our fictional world mirrors your real world. The neighbors of this small Southern town grapple with bullying, too much screen time, self-esteem issues, personal and public safety, families impacted by long and multiple military deployments, and so on.

You want your kids to grow up to be good, honest and decent. But you’re worried a culture increasingly rewarding bullying and bad behavior will keep that from happening.                   

We’re here to provide an alternative for you and your kids

Restoring CivilityWe offer young kids and their caretakers a fun place to get away from the noise. Through stories embeded with basic life lessons, and activities to underscore them, we throw you a lifeline to sanity. It’s cool to be good!

Our story-telling neighbors act as role models

The human and animals characters who live in Shady Pines use gentle humor to deal with the challenges facing kids these days: bullying, too much screen time, self-esteem issues, personal and public safety, families impacted by long and multiple miliatary deployments, and so on.

It’s a movement

The special kids in your life need you. We’re here to support the efforts of those of you willing to stand up to the negative influences of our current society by providing a hopeful, loving, compassionate community where kindness and caring is a way of life!   Join Shady Pines Story Town for connections and community and fun activities galore!

Shady Pines Members Get Access To Everything You See Below & More!

Breaking News

Through the Shady Pines Gazette news, children relate to current events through the eyes of our Shady Pines neighbors. 

Shady Pines Stories

Our human and animal neighbors of all ages and backgrounds love to tell fun-filled stories loaded with positive themes.


Innovative online and offline activities for young children reinforce important life lessons for daily living.