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Where ACTING LIKE A CHILD is a WAY OF LIFE!
 
Launched in 2009, Shake the Moon Books is an independant publisher of high quality, smart, engaging and creative books for children of all ages.  We pride ourselves in our playful and lively take on everyday life experiences that you will love to cherish yourself and share with your own children for years to come.  We're so glad you're here!  Feel free to take a moment to look around and see what's on its way to you soon from Shake the Moon Books!
 

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COMING DECEMBER 1st!

We take enormous pride in the quality and integrity of our products, and the whimsical way our "life lessons" are portrayed - using a playfully edgy style that puts to use inspired vocabulary that never talks down to the reader (no matter what the age).  We truly hope that you'll find something here you'll love.
 
As always,  feel free to drop us a line anytime.  We'll read what you've got to say.  Honest!  Thank you for visiting, and we look forward to serving you for many years to come!
 
 
Is it STILL SNOWING where you are?!?  How unfortunate!  
 
Then you will certainly be able to relate to the snowy adventure that takes place in "THE QUESTION".  Check it out today!
  
All Titles are NOW AVAILABLE in both Hardcover AND Enhanced eBook! 
 
 
So, what's it all about?
 
After watching the snowstorm of the season blow into his neighborhood, a young boy wakes to find his town literally buried beneath a mountain of snow!  Possibly stuck inside his house for the rest of the winter, survival questions of every shape and size race through his mind – including one that tugs at his thoughts to the very end of his adventure.  “The Question” is a wild journey through the mind of a child, with an ending so honestly relatable, you can’t help but smile.
 
For a look at some of THE QUESTION's gorgeous illustrations, CLICK HERE.

What FOLKS are SAYING about our MOST RECENT title, "The Question":
 
"...read the book slowly, savoring every colorful page like you would a delicious assortment of pastries." - Good Reads With Ronna.
 
"...written as a series of questions, The Question is adorable.  It's funny, adventurous, and has a little bit of seriousness mixed in with quite a bit of silliness.  In short, The Question is everything children love about books." - The Reader's Refuge.
 
"An imaginative effort that becomes very large in a hurry."  - Chip Chicklets

 
 
To ORDER "The Question", CLICK HERE
 
To WATCH A TRAILER for "The Question" eBook, CLICK HERE.
 
READ the iPad Daily's feature story on "The Question" HERE.
 
 
Earlier this year, our award-winning debut title: "SOFA BOY" sprouted legs all over southern California spreading the good word on "moderation"!
 
Family and friends of couch potatoes from all walks of life turned out for these book lover events, and found the time to stopped by to celebrate their affliction!  Click here for some fantastic fan photos!
 
 
In Other News...
 
CONGRATULATIONS "SOFA BOY"!
MOONBEAM CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARDS GOLD MEDAL WINNER
for BEST CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK (Age 4-8)!
For more information on this award and to read the PRESS RELEASE, visit our "IN THE NEWS" page.

 
WHAT FOLKS HAVE SAID ABOUT OUR FIRST TITLE, "SOFA BOY":
 

"Honestly, I have never seen a picture book as well designed as this one." - The Reader's Refuge.

 

"I wholeheartedly approve of this book and sending this kind of message to kids.  I very much want my kids to share my love of gaming...but I also want them to have a life outside of an electronic screen."  Allen Rausch, GameSpy.

 

"A whimsical story about the perils of having too much of a good thing, Sofa Boy gets the message of moderation across to our 24/7 kids.  Going outside to play has never sounded like a better idea!" - Peter Hirschman, Gaming Industry Executive.

 

The Gaming industry has a great history of examining itself, and providing information and safeguards to its players that help to keep the gaming arena fun and safe for all players. Game producer turned book writer Scott Langteau does a great job putting down his game controllers and conveying to kids and families via his new book, Sofa Boy, about how to maintain balance while enjoying this exciting form of entertainment.” - Hal Halpin, Founder of Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA).

 

"...a great night-time read for the little gamer in your life."  Chris McGinn, DigitalLanding.com.

 

"A hilarious children's story... It'll either make you laugh or scare the laziness right out of you!"   Kidzworld.com.
 
"We won't give away the ending, but suffice it to say Langteau's twisted sense of humor shines through the muck of Sofa Boy's universe.  ...Sofa Boy has quickly turned into one of my boys' favorite books.  At its core, it's a valuable lesson told in simple rhymes, and a great way to bond away from the game console before bedtime."  Aaron Burgess, "droolicious" at Babble.com.
 
"Sofa Boy makes essential reading for parents..."   Kirsty Mcallister, ezinearticles.com.
 

AND IF THERE WAS EVER ANY DOUBT THAT IMITATION IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF FLATTERY - JUST CHECK OUT THIS PHOTO OF A YOUNG SOFA BOY NAMED MATTHEW:

A Sofa Boy named Matthew.
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(Note the same squinted eye, gritted teeth and raised leg!)

Here's what Matthew's mother had to say when she emailed us:

 

"I wanted to let you know that the Sofa Boy book has become staple bed time reading for my son.  Matthew loves it so much that he hams it up and imitates the little boy’s expression in the book as we read through the pages.  I don’t know if the photos will do it justice but I thought I would try to share with you.  Your book is loved!"

 

 

 

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