(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) November 2017 – Little ones today are growing up surrounded by a seemingly endless stream of media vying for their attention. For Christian families, it can be difficult to get kids excited about the things that matter, such as learning about the Bible. Worthy Publishing is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the creative team at Planet 316 to develop a Bible uniquely suited to the needs of today’s child. Using the exciting technology of Augmented Reality, the Planet 316 Story Bible allows beloved Bible stories to pop off the page and engage the hearts and minds of a new generation.
The Planet 316 Story Bible (March 6, 2018; ISBN 9780824956882) contains more than 100 stories and hundreds of illustrations—and it comes with a free downloadable app. As young readers turn the pages, they will find images waiting to spring to life on every page. When children hold a smart phone or tablet over the stories, the app allows characters, animals, and objects to spring up in 3-D. As children interact with the app, the characters talk, the animals make sounds—and the child is immersed in the Bible story. Children can hear Adam and Eve talking in the Garden of Eden, Jonah getting thrown overboard during a loud storm, and Mary and Joseph talking to baby Jesus in the manger at Bethlehem.
“The Bible is already full of adventure,” says Peggy Schaefer, Vice President & Associate Publisher, WorthyKids/Ideals. “But with Augmented Reality and the Planet 316 team, we can make the exciting events of the Bible more tangible and accessible to children.” Bound to be a favorite among little learners, the Planet 316 Story Bible invites children on a fun-filled Bible journey.
Author/Illustrator: Planet 316
Page Count: 304
Planet 316 is a team of talented writers and artists who share a love for technology and a desire to make the Bible approachable and engaging for children. They create fun and interactive experiences that are infused with faith and family values. While the team members come from diverse backgrounds, many have experience in ministry as pastors, children’s ministers, and creative leaders within their churches.
Worthy Publishing Group is a privately held, independent voice in inspirational publishing, based in Nashville, Tennessee. Worthy includes five distinct imprints: Worthy Books publishes inspirational works addressing spiritual growth, biblical study, faith and culture, biography, fiction, and specialty Bibles; Museum of the Bible Books is a partnership between Worthy and the Museum, publishing books that reveal the history, narrative, and impact of the Bible; Ellie Claire produces beautifully crafted journals, gifts, and paper expressions; Worthy Inspired publishes felt-need, spiritual growth, inspirational, and devotional books; and WorthyKids/Ideals creates colorful, interactive children’s books, including VeggieTales and Berenstain Bears, for ages 1 to 9.