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Where ACTING LIKE A CHILD is not only FUN - it's 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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AVAILABLE NOW on KINDLE! (140 pages)

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!
 
 
Check out our new Amazon BEST SELLER:  
 
 
Shaking the Moon to Free the Stars...
(and other celestial observations).
 
 
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   At AMAZON for your Kindle device or APP!  
                           
      Available for only $2.99
                                                                                               (for a limited time.) 
 
 
 
 
So, what's it all about? 
 
Previous Medal of Honor & Call of Duty Producer Scott Langteau has produced a collection of his poems and sketches from the past 20 years into a humorous, irreverent, and often moving look at the foibles of daily life.  If you're a fan of the style of Shel Silverstein, this collection is for you!  
 
(Not necessarily for the very young, this book is recommended for those 12 and up.)
 
 
 
CLICK HERE for some samples from
 
 
 
“Shaking the Moon to Free the Stars...”

 
 
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Here's what FOLKS have said about our MOST RECENT CHILDREN'S title: 
 
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"...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
 
 
                        For a look at some of THE QUESTION's gorgeous illustrations, CLICK HERE.
 
To ORDER "The Question", CLICK HERE
 
To WATCH A TRAILER for "The Question" eBook, CLICK HERE.
 
 
Along the way, our award-winning debut title: "SOFA BOY" sprouted legs all over southern California spreading the good word on "moderation"!
 
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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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