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Expert author podcast for parents

Free Leader's Guide download for educators

 

Meet the students of Milldale Middle School:

 

Jen-Middle School Confidential series character
Jen

 

Mateo-Middle School Confidential series character
Mateo

 

Abby-Middle School Confidential series character
Abby

 

Jack-Middle School Confidential series character
Jack

 

Chris-Middle School Confidential series character
Chris

 

Michelle-Middle School Confidential series character
Michelle

 

The Free Spirit Middle School Confidential™ Series
by Annie Fox, M.Ed.

An award-winning graphic-novel series featuring a blend of fiction and practical advice for the middle school years

Meet Jack, Jen, Mateo, Abby, Chris, and Michelle—six kids in middle school just trying to figure it all out. The Middle School Confidential series follows these six characters as they negotiate a shifting social scene, forge strong friendships, and deal with changing family dynamics. Fun and engaging character narratives are complemented by quizzes, quotes from real kids, tips, tools, and resources.

“Smart and funny and real, these tips and tools will help tweens deal with real life issues. I wish I had this series when I was in middle school.” —Erica Lutz, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Friendship for Teens

“Young readers will be able to relate to the teens in the books and will feel as though they’re having a conversation with their friends. Entering middle school can be tough, which is why it’s great to have a series like this that middle graders can turn to.”—Lori Calabrese, children’s books examiner, Examiner.com

“Annie Fox and the creative team at Electric Eggplant have successfully published a series of comic books for the iPad directed at preteens. These entertaining stories are full of life lessons without being preachy or overly authoritative. Taking stories from actual issues that preteens face, Fox created the comics to help kids cope with things like fake friends, self-esteem, and eating disorders. With advice from a group of awkward youngsters who have their own insecurities, preteens can connect with the characters on these pages and, hopefully, make good decisions in life.”—PadGadget

 

Want to learn more about this series?
Check out the Middle School Confidential Series Book Video

A Gold EMPixx award-winner in the Book Trailer category from the American Pixel Academy.


 

What's Up with My Family? Middle School Confidential book coverWhat's Up with My Family?

In What's Up with My Family?, the Middle School Confidential characters negotiate family rules, routines, and responsibilities. Readers will find insider tips for getting along with parents and handling common concerns that come up at home—including dealing with sibling conflicts, coping with divorce and life in a blended family, and being assertive when adults are genuinely unfair.

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Downloads from What's Up with My Family?

Table of Contents
Introduction
“5 Tips for Getting More Responsibility” (Tips)
“Need to Know?” (Resources)
“Things Are Different Now...” (Quotes)
“How Flexible Are You?” (Quiz)

 

Real Friends vs. the Other Kind-Middle School Confidential book coverReal Friends vs. the Other Kind

In Real Friends vs. the Other Kind, the characters navigate the ins and outs of friendships, cliques, crushes, and more. There’s expert information for readers on making friends, resolving disputes, and dealing with other aspects of the social scene—including gossip, exclusion, cyberbullying, peer pressure, and being there for friends who need help.

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Downloads from Real Friends vs. the Other Kind

Table of Contents
Introduction
“Who Are Your Real Friends?” (Tips)
“What Would a Real Friend Do?” (Quiz)
“When It Comes to Friends...” (Quotes)
“Need to Know?” (Resources)

 

Be Confident in Who You Are-Middle School Confidential book coverBe Confident in Who You Are

Be Confident in Who You Are brings readers into the lives of the Middle School Confidential characters as they try to meet new challenges without losing sight of who they are. Readers get practical advice for being healthy, feeling good about themselves, and staying in control of feelings and actions—even when the pressure is on.

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Downloads from Be Confident in Who You Are

Table of Contents
Introduction
“Dealing with Teasing” (Tips)
“Do I Worry Too Much About What Other People Think?” (Quiz)
“Need to Know?” (Resources)
“What I Like About Myself” (Quotes)
 

Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are

Available for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, NOOK Color, Kindle Fire, and other Android tablets, Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are is a digital graphic novel app based on Book 1 in the Middle School Confidential™ series. Developed by Electric Eggplant, the app features richly layered movie-like sound effects and music and allows the reader to interact with the story. Be Confident in Who You Are can help 8- to 14-year-olds learn social skills, build self-confidence, and meet new challenges that arise in middle school.

Designed for the hard-to-reach “tween” age group and reluctant readers, the app can also be used for discussion by parents, school counselors, speech language pathologists, autism skills trainers, and teachers who use technology in the classroom. Learn more about this app at MiddleSchoolConfidential.com.

Get the app:

Download Middle School Confidential on the App Store

App available on NOOK color by Barnes & Noble

 Buy Be Confident in Who You Are for Android devices on Amazon

Android app on Google Play

Real Friends vs the Other Kind iPad appMiddle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind

Available for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, NOOK Color, Kindle Fire, and other Android tablets, Middle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind follows Jack, Jen, Chris, Abby, Mateo, and Michelle from the first app as they forge friendships and run into relationship issues such as resolving disputes, making friends, and dealing with gossip, exclusion, and cyberbullying. The app puts decision-making power into the hands of readers, with interactive quizzes that test what a real friend would do in a given situation. It will challenge teens to think about their friendships in new ways and encourage them to stand up for themselves and be more empathetic.

Designed for the hard-to-reach “tween” age group and reluctant readers, the app can also be used for discussion by parents, school counselors, speech language pathologists, autism skills trainers, and teachers who use technology in the classroom. Learn more about this app at MiddleSchoolConfidential.com.

Get the app:

Download on the App Store

App available on NOOK color by Barnes & Noble

 Buy Be Confident in Who You Are for Android devices on Amazon

 Android app on Google Play


Parents!

Annie Fox Family Confidential Podcast

Check out “Family Confidential: Secrets to Successful Parenting,” a weekly podcast series from Middle School Confidential author Annie Fox. Listen in as Annie provides practical parenting advice through conversations with authors, educators, and therapists. Dynamic discussions help strengthen family connections with tips, insights, and practical tools for guiding kids through middle school and beyond.

Learn more about Annie’s “Family Confidential: Secrets to Successful Parenting” podcast series.

 

Educators!

Not sure how to use the books in the Middle School Confidential series in your classroom, counseling, or after-school setting? Download A Leader’s Guide to the Middle School Confidential Series for discussion questions and activities you can use to promote discussion on important tween and teen topics.

Download A Leader’s Guide to the Middle School Confidential Series



About the author:

Annie Fox, M.Ed., graduated from Cornell University with a degree in human development and family studies and completed her master’s in Education at the State University of New York at Cortland. She spent a few years teaching in the classroom before computers changed her life, and she began to explore how technology could be used to empower teens.

Annie has since contributed to many online projects, including as creator, designer, and writer for The InSite—a Web site for teens taking on life’s challenges. She also answers questions for the Hey Terra! feature as an online advisor for teens. Her Internet work has contributed to the publication of multiple books, including Too Stressed to Think? and the Middle School Confidential™ series. Annie also is available for public speaking engagements and workshop presentations on teen and parenting issues.

When not answering Hey Terra! letters, Annie enjoys yoga, meditation, cooking, hiking, traveling, and, most of all, spending time with her husband, David, and the rest of her family.