About the Author:


Aaron Shaw Ph.D.

Children’s Picture Books with Important Lessons for Kids

I have a Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy. This helps when you have a crazy big family like mine. You see, I have 6 kids that all have superpowers and don’t believe in bedtime. The stories I write and illustrate usually come from me making deals to tell stories as long as their heads are on the pillow.

I wrote my very first literary masterpiece when I was just 6 years old. Although I don’t remember the title, I know the main character was a tapeworm with a bazooka living in someone’s stomach.


People say you have to read a lot of books to be a good writer. I’m a terrible reader. I’m slow, have poor comprehension, and generally only make it through half of any book with more than a hundred pages. Lucky for me, having so many kids legally requires me to read (and finish) several million picture books per evening.

Here is how I define picture books when done right: they’re touching and funny pieces of art that can be completely consumed and adored in less than 5 minutes. To me, picture books are like amazing little animated movies with only enough room for the good parts within their pages.

I try to make all of my books have just the good parts. Otherwise my kids would have me drawn and quartered.

Featured Books by
Aaron Shaw Ph.D.

Sully P. Snooferpoot’s Amazing New Christmas Pot

Children’s Picture Book

Sully P. Snooferpoot –
Book 4

Everyone loves Christmas, and no one loves Christmas treats more than Sully. However, there is one problem: who has time to cook all that food? Well, Sully thinks he has found the best solution, but can his massive new Christmas Pot really resolve all of the Snooferpoots’ Christmas goody woes? Or will they just lose sight of what really makes Christmas… Christmas?

“My grand kids 4 and 7 loved this great book! I will be purchasing more from this author. Kept Christ in Christmas!” ~ Christy-Holly Piszkiewicz (5 STARS)

Sully P. Snooferpoot’s Amazing New Dayswitcher

Children’s Picture Book

Sully P. Snooferpoot –
Book 3

Sully had a problem: he was bored all the time. But, if hew was lucky enough to get his very own Dayswitcher invention, he would be able to switch places–for one whole day–with anyone on the planet! What could possibly go wrong?

“I love to read it. The kids love hear it. That’s about the best praise I can give.” ~ One Man Book Club (5 STARS)

Sully P. Snooferpoot’s Amazing New Forcefield

Children’s Picture Book

Sully P. Snooferpoot –
Book 2

Sully has been nervous about going to school because he has seen some pretty scary things there. So, like any good parent would, Sully’s mom buys him a forcefield. Though having a forcefield is more fantastic than Sully ever dreamed, it creates some problems. Sully soon discovers that–just maybe–he doesn’t need a forcefield at all.

“Great book! I love how it helps start a conversation with my kiddos about a great life lesson. Easy and fun to read.” ~ Chris Johnson (5 STARS)

“We love all of Aaron Shaw’s books about Sully! This book is great for our kids with anxiety and reminds them to be brave even when the feel afraid.” ~ Giodelapena (5 STARS)

“I love the simplicity of Aaron Shaw’s books! Kids can easily relate to them and learn important lessons from them like being brave.” ~ 2nd Grade Teacher (5 STARS)

Sully P. Snooferpoot’s Amazing New Shadow

Children’s Picture Book

Sully P. Snooferpoot –
Book 1

Sully P. Snooferpoot has finally saved up enough money to buy a new shadow, which he is certain will make him an elementary school star. However, as he soon discovers, he is not the only one with a brand new shadow. In fact, everyone else is so excited about their own new crazy shadows that no one even notices his. Sully grows increasingly upset with each new shadow he sees. Then his best friend arrives and helps him to understand there is something he possesses that is much better than a new shadow.

“I am an elementary school teacher and we love this book in my classroom. My students love the quirkiness that makes Sully so special. I believe that this book helps students identify how their individual quirks actually make them unique.” ~ Jorb (5 STARS)

“I love, love this book! The illustrations are marvelous and so appealing to children, but also to me as a mom! I’ve raised four kids and spent years volunteering in my kids’ classrooms reading books to the class on a weekly basis. I wish I’d had this book back then – it would have been on my permanent rotation! When I become a grandma, I want to help my grandkids build an excellent library and this is one of the books I will include, for sure!” ~ Mary Gardner (5 STARS)


Coming soon….

Published Books

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