The Best Stories For Kids Today

Imagine a Place with Less Chaos and More Sanity. That's Shady Pines. Our Characters Show Kids It's Cool to Be Kind!

Little Lessons. Big Results.™  Help Kids Make Good Choices.

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Halley’s Comet – Be Bold!

Halley’s Comet, a silver streak of a cat, is known for being strong and adventurous.  But she wasn’t always that way.  How did she become more courageous? Wait ’til you find how you can be that way, too!

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 popular children’s 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 CivilityShady Pines is a fun place for young kids and their caretakers to get away from the noise. Through our stories embeded with basic life lessons, and activities to underscore them, we throw you a lifeline to sanity. Kids are inspired to make good choices and discover it’s cool to be kind!

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  many challenges facing kids these days. Acting as role models our human and animal neighbors of all ages and backgrounds demonstrate problem solving by working together.

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 working together to solve problems. Join Shady Pines Story Town Now!

Shady Pines Members Get Access To Our Award-Winning Children’s Books, Everything You See Below, and Much 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.