The cover reads Understanding Kids, Play, and Interactive Design. How to Create Games Children Love. by Mark Schlichting. Foreword by Jesse Schell. A young girl with long dark hear smiles as she points at the T in Interactive, which changes color at her touch.

Understanding Kids, Play, and Interactive Design
How To Create Games Children Love​

by Mark Schlichting

Understanding Kids, Play, and Interactive Design is a comprehensive guide that offers magical techniques to create award-winning titles for kids. Learn the best-kept secrets of the masters, from understanding ages and stages and how that applies to design, identifying and using over 20 play patterns, to adding delightful audio, humor, and the magic of surprise. This book offers everything you need to know to create joyful experiences that keep kids coming back again and again for more

With a full color interior, this book has hundreds of photos and cartoons that illustrate the concepts and add humor, insight, and interest.

ISBN-13: 978-0367075255, MSRP $79.95, 412 illustrated color pages, CRC Press, 09/11/2019.

Harry and the Haunted House

by Mark Schlichting

Meet Harry D. Rabbit and his friends as they go on a spooky adventure. When they cautiously explore a “haunted” house to retrieve a lost baseball, they have several hair-raising experiences, and in the end learn something about themselves. This is a great book for Halloween.

With a full color interior, this book has hundreds of photos and cartoons that illustrate the concepts and add humor, insight, and interest.

ISBN-13: 978-0996918503, MSRP $9.95, 26 fully illustrated color pages, Let’s Play Press, 10/25/2015.
Harry Comes to Life!

Developed from the original award-winning Living Books collection, these engaging storybook Apps are insanely fun, interactive, and timeless.

You can explore a highly animated and interactive version of Harry and the Haunted House. The story comes with hundreds of active hot spots and in multiple languages.

Available for Apple iOS, Mac OS, Android, and Windows.
Mark Schlichting, author and children's media expert, smiles at the camera. He has short dark hair, a salt and pepper beard and moustache, and light blue eyes. He wears a purple button down shirt.

Mark Schlichting

Mark Schlichting is a passionate promoter for play. From the time he was young, Mark loved telling stories, drawing pictures, and wanted to play inside the pages of picture books. 

He grew up to become a pioneer of the multimedia industry, an expert in children’s interactive design, and is probably best known as the creator of Brøderbund’s Living Books CD-ROM series. He has created and consulted on many award winning designs, from children’s storybooks to interactive apps.

In 2000 Mark founded NoodleWorks Interactive, a creative consulting and production company specializing in innovative design for children. In November 2011, NoodleWorks released its’ first iPad app, a word toy called Noodle Words. His own multilingual storybook, Harry and The Haunted House, was re-released as a Wanderful interactive storybook app in October of 2012, and the print version was re-released in October of 2015.