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 3.40

Ease of use improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

poorejosh ,

Great concept but has issues

Love the idea and works great except for the sound. My phone volume is all the way up and can’t hear a thing- can see the characters talking though and love the comprehension questions!

Cdkmbrlng ,

Great app

I loved these books as a kid and I’m so glad to be reading them again with my kids. The app connects this generation with the books in a brand new way. As you point the app camera at the illustrations it brings characters to life! My daughter doesn’t want to stop reading it now. We highly recommend it to enhance your reading experience. ❤️

** also when I first downloaded it the sound didn’t work and I emailed the app about it and they helped me right away. Turns out it was user error and I simply didn’t turn my sound on. 🤣 Make sure your silent mode is turned off folks. The app worked great for us after. Haha

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.

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Living Popups LLC
471 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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