Monday, March 5, 2018

Planet 316 Story Bible (with optional Augmented Reality!) [Review & Giveaway]

My thoughts: What an interesting and exciting concept the Planet 316 Story Bible is to innovatively pair a children's print story bible (you know, hard copy ink and paper book) with today's technology (i.e. a smartphone or a touchpad). So many little children have access to a touchpad and are so accustomed to utilizing this technology that it will provide a smooth transition. Why! Even this (the Vera of Chat With Vera) Great-Grandma got it and downloaded it!

When you upload the app to your tech unit, you can see images virtually leap off the page. This will certainly capture the attention of children. You can see from the short video below how this works.

Now about the book itself..... This is a mid-sized book that is somewhat hefty to hold. So wee little ones probably won't be toting it around the house. It contains more than 100 Bible stories and eye-catching illustrations accompany them. The stories take the reader from the beginning of the Bible to the end. There is an index that will help you locate the pages that specific characters, locations, etc. appear on. The Table of Contents is broken down by Old Testament and New Testament. The stories are a good length for read aloud to young children and for early readers to read aloud or to themselves. The book is good as a stand-alone or especially fun when coupled with the app that is a free download.
This is a full page of text. Many have half pages or less.
About the book: “Watch the Bible spring to life! This innovative Bible storybook features more than 100 stories from the Old and New Testaments. The stories are told in kid-friendly and biblically accurate language and accompanied by bright and whimsical artwork. The free augmented reality app brings the stories to life with 3-D animation and engaging character audio. Together, the book and its app are sure to capture children’s imaginations and start them on their faith journey.” (Hardcover; ages 4 to 7)

Watch a demo of the augmented reality: (This is the website and demo and is not the same as the short video below.)

Begins March 5
Ends March 15 at 12:01 a.m. EST
Open to Continental USA addresses only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher, WorthyKids/Ideals, to facilitate a review. Opinions expressed are my own and are freely given.


  1. 1 they have other dvd for the bible
    2jigswa puzzle
    desk top games

  2. I liked their:
    1 blog
    2. quizzes and their
    3. daily Bible Jigsaw.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  3. I like that they have quizzes, daily bible jigsaw, and King Solomon’s word challenge

  4. I like:
    1)that everything is family friendly
    2)the super Bible trivia
    3)that they have games for different skill level/age groups

  5. I wish this app was around when my daughters were younger, they would have loved this!


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