MoonDanceMoonDance Press
MoonDance Press is dedicated to entertaining, educating, and inspiring children with beautifully produced, content-rich books. Our picture books capture young imaginations with enthralling stories brought to life by award-winning illustrators. Science, nature, and activity titles inspire the inquisitive mind with fun and fascinating information. The exquisitely produced Modern Retelling series, with unique and brilliant art, captures the essence of literature’s timeless classics, bringing their characters and stories to the youngest minds. The literary world’s best poets and award-winning illustrators introduce poetry to young children in the Poetry for Kids series. MoonDance publishes books for dreamers, thinkers, doodlers, puzzlers … the moon watchers, the question askers, and of course, the book lovers.

Contact Info

MoonDance Press
6 Orchard
Suite 100
Lake Forest, CA 92630
USA

Tel: +1 949 380 7510
Fax: +1 949 380 7575

Publishing:
Charles Nurnberg, Publisher
    charlesnurnberg@me.com
Foreign Rights:
If you are interested in publishing our titles in Europe, please contact:
    Karine Marko
    Group Rights Director
    karine.marko@quarto.com
If you are interested in publishing our titles anywhere else in the world, please contact:
     Kate Essam
     Senior Manager, Quarto Foreign Rights Operations
     kate.essam@quarto.com



Become a MoonDance Press Author
MoonDance Press is always on the lookout for authors and artists with creative ideas that enhance and broaden our publishing list. See our submissions guidelines if you are interested in submitting your ideas for consideration.

February 15, 2017
The list comprises 70 must-have reads for children aged 4-11, with something to suit every young reader. Many of the books in the collection are new titles which will be published this summer, and will be displayed in libraries during the Challenge. The Challenge aims to get children to do more during the summer holidays and challenges them to read as many as they can from the list. Read More.
January 24, 2017
Amelia Earhart and Mabrook! A World of Muslim Weddings, both from Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, and The Hello Atlas from Wide Eyed Editions have been selected as part of the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017 in the US. This annual cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council aims to gather “an annual reading list of exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms, selected by social studies educators.” Read More.
January 19, 2017
Author of Unseen London and London Uncovered published by Frances Lincoln, an imprint of The Quarto Group, Peter Dazeley has been awarded The British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for his services to photography and charity. Read More.
November 16, 2016
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Subaru have announced the finalists for the 2017 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books.The Prizes celebrate outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults and are meant to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books for all ages. Quarto is thrilled to have four titles shortlisted across two categories. Read More.
July 25, 2016
LONDON, 20 July 2016 – The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is pleased to announce the following Leadership appointments, effective from 1 January 2017 and reporting to Marcus E. Leaver, Chief Executive Officer of The Quarto Group. Read More.
May 11, 2016
It’s been 32 years since “Footloose,” the 1985 Oscar® nominated and Grammy® Award-winning “Song of the Year,” hit the airwaves and graced movie screens - making it one of the most recognizable hits Kenny Loggins ever recorded, and one of the top 100 movie songs of the last 100 years. Now, the iconic pop anthem that dared you to “kick off your Sunday shoes,” takes on a brand new life of its own as a children’s book with new lyrics, entitled Footloose. Read More.
June 4, 2015
Quarto Publishing Group USA is pleased to announce a new children's book imprint to launch in Fall 2016. The imprint, to be named Moondance Press, will publish 20 children's titles annually. Books will be developed and edited by Charles Nurnberg, co-founder and Publisher of Imagine Publishing and former CEO and Publisher of Sterling Publishing. Read More.
April 23, 2014
The Quarto Group was featured in Publishers Weekly London Book Show Daily on April 9, 2014. Here are a few excerpts from the article. Read More.
February 26, 2014
Quarto (LSE: QRT.L), the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group, on February 26 announced a rebrand of its publishing divisions, comprising new names and a new visual identity, which better represents how the divisions work together. With shared domestic, international and foreign language sales teams Quarto is one integrated supplier to customers worldwide. The new names and logos make this clear while capitalizing on the company's 38-year-old heritage. Read More.