Shady Pines Story Town is Making News!

Shady Pines Story Town is Making News!

Two National Gold Awards for Shady Pines Story Town

Leland, NC, October 01, 2018 –(– By granting its gold award The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named the Shady Pines Story Town website and another of its Boomer and Halley books for ages 4-8, among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. The MCA evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost.

We are thrilled to earn the Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence and their Gold Seal of Approval,” says Mary Jane McKittrick, Owner of Tuxedo Cat Productions and Chief Creative Officer of Shady Pines Story Town. Ms. McKittrick is also the author of the national award-winning Boomer and Halley book series. “We know all the great things the MCA does to connect consumers, educators, and caregivers with the best products and services available for families.”  READ MORE HERE

Award-Winning Author Re-Releases Children’s Book in Time for Mid-Term Elections; Publication is Part of Shady Pines Story Town Website Focused on Restoring Civility – Mary Jane McKittrick, creator of Shady Pines Story Town, a website promoting “Civility for Children” with online stories and off-line activities, and author of the nationally recognized book series, Boomer and Halley, re-releases “Boomer and Halley Election Day – A Town Votes for Civic Responsibility” in time for the 2018 midterm election cycle.

First published in 2008 during the Clinton-Obama election, the book, a Mom’s Choice Gold Award Winner for readers ages 4-8, chronicles the events of a local mayoral election in the small Southern town of Shady Pines and features Boomerang, an Australian Shepherd dog, and Halley’s Comet, a silver streak of a cat, who elect to get involved. Themes of honesty, forgiveness, responsibility and proper pet care weave throughout the story line where honesty and responsibility are up for debate, and civility is the big winner. READ MORE HERE