Albert Whitman & Company and Living Popups present the future of education with an Augmented Reality reading comprehension workbook experience.

The characters literally jump from the pages of the book to explain the story, ask questions and encourage the reader to have a greater connection to the content and foster a love of reading.

Once you've installed the app, start the experience by pointing your phone at the images and let the Boxcar Children 
take it from there.

Works with the original book #1 in the series, paperback or hardcover, printed after 1942.

Please see for more information.

What’s New

Version 3.16

minor graphics adjustments

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Bibliofiler ,

Promising but doesn’t work

Seems like a cool idea, but the execution is just too glitchy. It immediately asks for money to access all 40 pictures but all I want is to try it out on 1 before buying anything. Once I opted out, all I could see was one character with a “downloading” thought bubble for a minute before the app crashed. Tried several times, always the same result.

Developer Response ,

Hello Bibliofiler,
We have significantly updated and revised the app since your review. We have also made more popups free. I encourage you to try the app again.

bluedrpr ,

Won’t download

Can’t get it to download

Developer Response ,

Hello bluedrpr,
What specifically can you not get to download? The most recent version is quite a bit smaller but still a bit over Apple's cellular limit so you will need to be on wifi to download it.


Living Popups LLC
474.5 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Full Access $4.99
  2. Full Access $2.99
  3. Full Access $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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