The 10 Best Augmented Reality Books For Kids
This wiki has been updated 13 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 picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
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.