The Shady Pines Way

Leading with Kindness

Martin Luther King – Stamp of Approval

Hey there. I'm Kimberly Dunworthy and I work for the post office here in Shady Pines Story Town. As you might imagine, I love stamps. Do you know why? Because postage stamps honor places, events, and people from all over the world. It's fun to learn about the famous...

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Learning Forgiveness in Shady Pines

Hi there. I now realize I have a very hard time with forgiveness. I’m Harold Sanders and maybe you can relate. I really struggle with this concept and I think it all started when I was bullied at school. We didn’t live in Shady Pines Story Town back then. I grew up in...

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Who SAW This in Edna’s Kitchen?

I'm telling you, there's nothing like the power of appreciation. Hi there. I'm Edna Sanders and I've just finished up another batch of my delicious chocolate chip cookies here in what everybody calls Edna's Kitchen. I don’t know if you realize it, but my cutting board...

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Trouble At The Turkey Trot

See that large banner up there? You can’t really miss it, can you? It floats in the breeze from one side of Main Street to another. Welcome to the Shady Pines Story Town Turkey Trot! And on this crisp, Thanksgiving morning, watch for honking and cheering visitors to...

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Fun Facts About Shady Pines

Shady Pines Story Town is a delightful family destination where characters love to tell stories. But, how much do you really know about this place? We’ve got some fun fact to share.

Boomer and Halley Books

Each Boomer and Halley book has 4 life lessons embedded in the story line and highlighted on the page with a PAW mark. Using the perforated bookmark with prompting questions you can find out if your young reader (4-8 years old) understands concepts like: Sportsmanship, Honesty, Manners, Respecting Property, Tolerance, Kindness, and so on.