National Award-winning Boomer and Halley books, Ages 4-8

How can you instill important values in your kids without lecturing? Here cartoon characters help you do just that and make it fun. Imagine your kids becoming known as the best behaved in your neighborhood!


Boomer and Halley books feature a formerly childless couple living an orderly life in a small Southern town. Once they adopt a couple of strays, their lives turn upside down. Boomerang, an Australian Shepherd dog, and Halley’s Comet, a silver streak of a cat, are lost in Shady Pines. Harold and Edna Sanders find them and become instant parents. Each book includes 4 embedded life lessons which appear on the page with a PAW print.

Restoring CivilityA perforated bookmark with prompting questions allows an adult reading with a young child to know if the child understands Manners, Sportsmanship, Respecting Property, Honesty, and so on.When reinforced over time, this approach can lead to better behaved kids. Little Lessons. Big Results.™


Because the illustrations are so engaging, we encourage you to grab some crayons and use these books as a chance to color.

Below are sample pages from Boomer and Halley: Scavenger Hunt showing the PAW print for Sportsmanship, highlighting a good spot to “paws” and find out whether your young reader understands this important concept.

Boomer and Halley Scavenger Hunt, Discover Rewards by Working with Others

It’s a rainy day in the small Southern town of Shady Pines. What do you do with a couple of bored, four-legged kids? Boomer and Halley’s parents, Harold and Edna Sanders, decide to stage a scavenger hunt. Will they work together to get the best possible outcome? What could go wrong?

The results are hilarious, filled with touching moments and plenty of life lessons learned. Come along and join in the fun!

Boomer and Halley Lost and Found, Learning to Live in a Blended Family

Boomerang, an Australian Shepherd dog, and Halley’s Comet, a silver streak of a cat, come from different parts of the country. But  they wind up stranded in Shady Pines. Lucky for them, Harold and Edna Sanders adopt them and bring them to their quiet home on Dogwood Drive across from Copy Cat Lane.

See what happens next with this new, “blended,” family of four! 

Boomer and Halley Election Day, A Town Votes for Civic Responsibility

Red, white, and blue streamers and confetti can only mean one thing – an election is taking place. Who will run for the Common Sense Party against the mayor’s Gimme Party? You wouldn’t believe it if we told you.

Boomer and Halley elect to get involved and Harold and Edna have some banner ideas of their own. Find out what happens when honesty and responsibility are up for debate! 

What People Are Saying About the Boomer and Halley Books

“I love the way the dog and cat (Boomer and Halley) figure out some of the lessons I’m trying to teach my kids while they’re having fun. Cleaning up messes is a really good one.” – Sarah, mother of two daughter, ages 6 and 8

“Showing kids how to be more civil through storytelling. This is great. We have a 5-yr-old and a 7-yr-old. We REALLY need this.” – Robert and Mary, parents

Thank goodness for the town of Shady Pines! These stories empower parents to talk about tough subjects in a very kid-friendly way. It’s refreshing to see a project that is “on topic” without anger or violence. I can’t think of another site like it.”  – Robert, father of four

“What a wonderful way to underscore the importance of simple, yet vital, life lessons.” – Alice, elementary school teacher

“I really like the way this site places an emphasis on family and community. The stories are so much fun, but there really is important messaging going on here. Keep it up!” –  Mary Ellen, grandmother of three  

“I like Boomer, the dog. Halley is cute.” – Kelly, age 5  

“I want a dog like Boomer.” – Treavor, age 5

“Halley is smart. And sweet.” – Dana, age 8

“Can I meet the dog and cat?” – Samuel, age 6

“Harold and Edna love each other, you can tell. – Anky, age 6

“Boomer and Halley are like me and my sister.” – Clara, age 9