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BOOKS:

''The Girls Q&A Book on Friendship: 50 Ways to Fix a Friendship Without the DRAMA'' by Annie Fox, M.Ed., illustrated by Erica De Chavez''Teaching Kids to Be Good People: Progressive Parenting for the 21st Century'' by Annie Fox, M.Ed.''People Are Like Lollipops'' written by Annie Fox, illustrated by Brian Narelle''Are You My Friend?'' written by Annie Fox, illustrated by Eli Noyes''Are You My Friend?'' written by Annie Fox, illustrated by Eli Noyes

APPS:

''Middle School Confidential 3: What’s Up with My Family?'' written by Annie Fox, illustrated by Matt Kindt''Middle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind'' written by Annie Fox, illustrated by Matt Kindt''Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are'' written by Annie Fox, illustrated by Matt Kindt''Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game'' on iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux

We are David and Annie Fox, award-winning multimedia producers. We’ve been active in the computer entertainment industry since 1977 when we founded the Marin Computer Center, the first public access microcomputer facility. While we began as game designers, we started Electric Eggplant in 1992 to support our work in educational software, mobile device apps, Emotional Intelligence content, emerging technologies, as well as writing books for children and teens.

What’s New?

''The Girls Q&A Book on Friendship: 50 Ways to Fix a Friendship Without the DRAMA'' by Annie Fox, M.Ed., illustrated by Erica De ChavezAvailable Now, “The Girls Q&A Book on Friendship”

• A new girl stole my bff! What do I do? • Why does she keep breaking promises? • Are they really “just kidding?” • Why is my friend being so mean? • How do I find new friends?! • Why are people mean to each other?

When you’ve got great questions like these, you need great answers—ASAP! But where do you find them? Right here in The Girls’ Q&A Book on Friendship: 50 Ways to Fix a Friendship Without the DRAMA

  • 50 puzzling friendship questions from real girls, each one insightfully illustrated
  • 50 clear answers to help you make your next best move
  • 25 Super Friend secrets from older girls
  • 5 Quizzes to test your friendship skills

Annie Fox has written a book that gives 8–12-year-old girls the tools and confidence to handle any friendship challenge with courage, empathy and respect. Because that’s the kind of girl the world needs more of!

...this book gives... good advice that helps girls handle their conflicts in ways that make them feel good about themselves” —Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes, the book that inspired the hit movie Mean Girls

More info here »

Our Newest App:
Middle School Confidential 3: What’s Up with My Family?

“Middle School Confidential 3: What’s Up with My Family?” banner

Two and one half years after Real Friends vs. the Other Kind, we’ve just released Middle School Confidential™ 3: What’s Up with My Family?, the third installment of the much lauded app series for tweens and teens. We continue the story of Jack, Jen, Chris, Abby, Mateo, and Michelle—a tight-knit group of friends in middle school—who are realizing that growing up often means changes at home. What’s Up with My Family? follows the gang as they each work through some difficult family situations and learn to appreciate the people they live with… even siblings!

“A must-download for any digital library for 4th through 9th graders... My highest recommendation!” —Carisa Kluver, Digital Storytime

More info here »

Rube Goldberg on Your Mobile Device

We’re excited to announce Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game™, available for iOS on the iTunes App Store, for Android on Google Play or the Amazon Appstore, for Mac on the Mac App Store, and for Windows/Mac/Linux on Steam, published by Unity Games, produced by Electric Eggplant in conjunction with Kalani Game and the Heirs of Rube Goldberg. You can download the press kit here.
Official Rube Works Trailer from Unity Games on Vimeo.

''Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game'' splash screen

More info here »

Other News

“iPad Apps For Kids For Dummies” by Jinny GudmundsenAlso in the last year we’ve released two new picture books (People Are Like Lollipops and Are We Lost?), Spanish translations of the Raymond and Sheila books, and Annie’s new parenting book, Teaching Kids to Be Good People: Progressive Parenting for the 21st Century. Teaching Kids is receiving enthusiastic reviews and the eBook version is currently Half Off!

Our Middle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind app is featured in the new book, iPad Apps For Kids For Dummies by Jinny Gudmundsen! Awesome review!


Our Current Titles:

  • Download the Kindle Edition of ''The Girls Q&A Book on Friendship: 50 Ways to Fix a Friendship Without the DRAMA'' by Annie Fox, M.Ed., illustrated by Erica De ChavezThe Girls Q&A Book on Friendship:
    50 Ways to Fix a Friendship Without the DRAMA

    Written by Annie Fox, M.Ed.
    Illustrated by Erica De Chavez

    “There are times when even best friends have problems and times when you wonder who your real friends are! That’s normal, but it can also be upsetting. When we’re upset, we don’t always know how to make things better and we need help.” —Annie Fox, M.Ed.

    • A new girl stole my bff! What do I do? • Why does she keep breaking promises? • Are they really “just kidding?” • Why is my friend being so mean? • How do I find new friends?! • Why are people mean to each other?

    When you’ve got great questions like these, you need great answers—ASAP! But where do you find them? Right here in The Girls’ Q&A Book on Friendship. For girls 8–12 years old. Available in print or as an ebook. More info at GirlsQandA.com.

    Buy the print edition of ''The Girls Q&A Book on Friendship'' on CreateSpace Download on Kindle

  • ''Middle School Confidential 3: What’s Up with My Family?'' written by Annie Fox, illustrated by Matt KindtMiddle School Confidential 3:
    What’s Up with My Family?

    Written by Annie Fox
    Illustrated by Matt Kindt

    Jen disagrees with her parents on just about everything, especially dating. Jack feels like his sister is always getting away with stuff. Abby doesn’t know how to deal with constant “reminders” about her weight. Mateo feels like his huge family is always in his business. Michelle wishes it were more than just her and her mom at home. And after a divorce, Chris is still getting used to life in a stepfamily. Based on Book 3 of the award-winning Middle School Confidential series by Annie Fox and illustrated by Matt Kindt, this app is available for download on the iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Android versions coming soon.
    Download on the App Store: ''Middle School Confidential 3: What’s Up with My Family?''

  • ''Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game'' on iOS, coming soon on AndroidRube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game™
    Published by Unity Games
    Produced by Electric Eggplant and Kalani Games, in conjunction with the Heirs of Rube Goldberg

    Based on the comically complex machines by American Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, humorist and inventor, Rube Goldberg, Rube Works (the first officially licensed Rube Goldberg-themed puzzler) challenges players to complete everyday tasks in traditional Rube Goldberg style by connecting familiar objects and animals to build a comical chain reaction machine. Ages 10 to adult. Visit the Rube Works Facebook page, follow us at @RubeWorks on Twitter, and download it now iPad and iPhone on the iTunes App Store, for Android on Google Play or the Amazon Appstore, for Mac on the Mac App Store, or for Windows/Mac/Linux on Steam. Download the press kit here.

    Read how educators are using Rube Works in the classroom »
    Download on the App Store: ''Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game''Download on the Mac App Store: ''Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game''Download ''Rube Works: Rube Goldberg Game'' Android app on Google Play
    Download on the Amazon Appstore: ''Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game''Download on Steam for Windows, Mac, Linux: ''Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game''

  • ''People Are Like Lollipops'' written by Annie Fox, illustrated by Brian NarellePeople Are Like Lollipops
    Written by Annie Fox
    Illustrated by Brian Narelle

    There was once an old man
    with great wisdom who lived
    in the Land of Salizar . . .

    The wise man discovered the key to getting along with other people, no matter how different they may seem. He’s happy to tell you the secret!

    When children first start school, they begin to notice that all people don’t all look, or dress, or talk alike. With simple words and delightful illustrations that shine a light on those differences, People Are Like Lollipops helps kids understand that in spite of all these superficial differences, when it comes right down to it, all people are just people. And that’s something to smile about! Ages 3-7

    People Are Like Lollipops features Read-It-To-Me audio narration and music (included in the iBook edition for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or available as a free MP3 download for the Kindle and print editions). More info at PeopleAreLikeLollipops.com.
    Buy the print edition of ''People Are Like Lollipops'' on CreateSpace ''People Are Like Lollipops'' iBook by Annie Fox, Illustrated by Brian Narelle available on the iBookstore Download on Kindle

  • Download the Kindle Edition of ''Teaching Kids to Be Good People: Progressive Parenting for the 21st Century'' by Annie Fox, M.Ed.Teaching Kids to Be Good People:
    Progressive Parenting for the 21st Century

    Written by Annie Fox, M.Ed.
    Edited by Douglas Fehlen

    “Not all teachers are parents, but all parents are teachers. When we teach kids to be good people who possess the social courage to do the right thing, we help to make the world a safer, saner, more accepting place for all of us.” —Annie Fox, M.Ed.

    We live in a time shaped by a viral culture of cruelty. Now and in the future, we desperately need more good people. But where will these young people come from? From the homes of parents with a game plan! In Teaching Kids to Be Good People, Annie Fox has written a very personal, step-by-step guide to teaching your children to make healthy choices (online and off). Because being good is not enough. We have to do good. Available in print or as an ebook. More info at TeachingKidsToBeGoodPeople.com.
    Buy the print edition of ''Teaching Kids to Be Good People'' on CreateSpace Download on Kindle

  • ''Are You My Friend?'' written by Annie Fox, illustrated by Eli NoyesAre We Lost?
    Written by Annie Fox
    Illustrated by Eli Noyes

    Raymond and Sheila’s peaceful day at the beach turns into a wild goose chase involving a flying teddy bear in distress, a disappearing ice cream truck, and a couple of sly boa constrictors. Is there such a thing as too much adventure? All they were trying to do was keep an eye on their “valuables” without losing sight of what’s really important! Now available for Kindle and in print. Spanish edition also available. Ages 4-8. More info at RaymondAndSheila.com

    Buy the print edition of ''Are We Lost?'' on CreateSpace Download on Kindle

  • ''Are You My Friend?'' written by Annie Fox, illustrated by Eli NoyesAre You My Friend?
    Written by Annie Fox
    Illustrated by Eli Noyes

    Raymond is a painfully shy 5-year-old who feels left out when his big sister Sheila has her friend over. Raymond loves his teddy bear, but lately, he is beginning to wonder if he needs something more in the friend department. This fully illustrated picture book features music and read-to-me audio narration. It also includes a unique guide for parents interested in helping their kids with social and emotional learning. Ages 4-8. Available as a Read-it-to-me iBook for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, and as an app on NOOK, Kindle Fire, Nabi, and other Android devices. Spanish edition also available on select platforms. More info at RaymondAndSheila.com.
    Buy the print edition of ''Are You My Friend?'' on CreateSpace Available on the iBookstore: ''Are You My Friend?'' Download on Kindle
    Available on the Amazon Appstore for Android: ''Are You My Friend?'' ''Are You My Friend?'' is Available for the NOOK Download from the nabi ''App Zone'': ''Are You My Friend?'' ''Are You My Friend?'' is Preloaded with the SmartEdPad

  • Featured in “iPad Apps For Kids For Dummies” by Jinny Gudmundsen
    ''Middle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind'' written by Annie Fox, illustrated by Matt KindtMiddle School Confidential 2:
    Real Friends vs. the Other Kind

    Written by Annie Fox
    Illustrated by Matt Kindt

    Jack, Jen, Chris, Abby, Mateo, and Michelle are back. But their tight circle of friends looks like it’s breaking apart. What’s going on? The very popular Monique might be using one of the girls to get to one of the guys, and never noticing that one of the other guys is in love with her! Based on Book 2 of the award-winning Middle School Confidential series by Annie Fox and illustrated by Matt Kindt. Visit our Real Friends website or download it now from the iTunes App Store. Now also available on the Kindle Fire, Android Tablets and the Barnes & Noble NOOK Color!
    Download on the App Store: ''Middle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind'' Available on the Amazon Appstore for Android: ''Middle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind'' NOOK App: ''Middle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind''
    Download from the nabi ''App Zone'': ''Middle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind'' Middle School Confidential Apps are Preloaded with the SmartEdPad

  • ''Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are'' written by Annie Fox, illustrated by Matt KindtMiddle School Confidential 1:
    Be Confident in Who You Are

    Written by Annie Fox
    Illustrated by Matt Kindt

    Our comic book reader brings you into the stories like never before so you can follow even more closely what’s happening with our gang of 7th graders who’re just trying to figure out what the heck middle school is all about. Of course, they’ve got some serious challenges (don’t we all?)—bullies putting them down, blowups threatening friendships, and real doubts about whether they measure up in looks, popularity and the rest of it. Ages 8-14. Visit our Be Confident website or download it now from the iTunes App Store. Now also available on the Kindle Fire, Android Tablets, the Barnes & Noble NOOK Color and the nabi tablet!
    Download on the App Store: ''Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are'' Available on the Amazon Appstore for Android: ''Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are'' NOOK App: ''Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are''
    Download from the nabi ''App Zone'': ''Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are'' Middle School Confidential Apps are Preloaded with the SmartEdPad

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