As of September 2015, good brands of boomerangs for kids are Aerobie and Colorado Boomerangs. Both average at least four stars on Amazon.com's five-star rating scale.
The Aerobie Orbiter Boomerang is a non-traditional triangular boomerang. According to the company, it has a top range of about 90 feet. The device has a soft rubber edge to make it easier to catch. Highly positive reviews at Amazon.com say that the boomerang works best with a lot of open space.
Colorado Boomerangs recommends the Glacier wooden boomerang for ages eight and higher. It is handmade in the United States from Finnish birch. Amazon.com customer comments state that the boomerang is light, sturdy and durable, but takes time to learn to throw it successfully.