The 10 Best Augmented Reality Books For Kids

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This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in October of 2017. In many ways more promising than virtual reality, augmented reality has the ability to take our everyday environments and add a touch of fantasy, color, sound and/or interactivity to them. These AR books for kids use that apparent magic to engage your children in imaginative and educational experiences, and we've ranked them here by their app quality, interactive potential, and storylines. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Rox's Secret Code

2. Goodnight Lad

3. Arbi And The Fire Breathing Dragon

Editor's Notes

April 08, 2019:

As this category expands, some of the weaker titles out there are apparently being left behind, which might explain the availability issues around Digital Tech Frontier's Planets 3D, and the printing problems with The Brain from iExplore, both of which ended up being removed from our list entirely in favor of other titles.

It's important when curating a list like this that there be a bit of variety in the offerings to account for the range of interests along the gender spectrum and to ensure there are options for multiple age brackets. Rox's Secret Code seems to land in a sweet spot for all but the youngest set of readers, as it features a female protagonist who endeavors to utilize the science of a field predominantly occupied by men, giving this book a nearly universal appeal. Also, robots are cool; there's no denying that.

We've also maintained some coloring book options, as well, as these do a wonderful job giving kids the opportunity to see their creations come to life in a way that should appeal to just about any age.

4. Tide Pools

5. Devar Kids Fairy Land

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6. Ernie's Wish Trial

7. Pacha's Pajamas

8. TJ & The Beanstalk

9. AR Color Up

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10. Daring Dinos: A Popup

Daniel Imperiale
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Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).

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