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Capstone Launches First 4D Augmented Reality Series


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Jan. 18, 2017 – Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, launches Capstone 4D, an augmented reality componentblending its print books with technology to extend the reading experience. Released this month, Origami Crafting 4D is the publisher’s first series to include the Capstone 4D feature.

Readers can download the free Capstone 4D app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, or access through with a password. 

Written by origami enthusiast Chris Harbo for grades 1-3, Origami Crafting 4D showcases origami creations such as greeting cards, ornaments, decorations, and scrapbook pages. Readers will have an augmented reality crafting experience through video tutorials showing the fold-by-fold instructions in action. Using a smartphone or tablet, kids simply scan pages designated with a star icon to watch the videos for every project. See how easy it is for kids to use this feature at     

“We’re excited to launch our first augmented reality series. Our Capstone 4D feature allows readers to extend their experience beyond the pages of a book with a richer media exploration that blends the best elements of print and digital technology. At Capstone we strive to engage readers and inspire learning. 4D is a great tool to create deeper connections between readers and content that matters to them,” said Ashley Andersen Zantop, Capstone Chief Content Officer.

Looking ahead to Fall 2017, Capstone 4D augmented reality will be integrated into the Curious Pearl, Science Girl 4D series for grades K-2. Science will come to life for readers as they explore various STEM topics with the title character.  

Origami Crafting 4D (Series ISBN: 978-1-5157-3588-5)

By Christopher Harbo

$19.99 Library binding           Reading Level: Grades 1-2

Pages 24                            Interest Level: Grades 1-3

Easy Origami Decorations: An Augmented Reality Crafting Experience

ISBN: 978-1-5157-3585-4

Easy Origami Greeting Cards: An Augmented Reality Crafting Experience

ISBN: 978-1-5157-3587-8

Easy Origami Ornaments: An Augmented Reality Crafting Experience

ISBN: 978-1-5157-3586-1

Easy Origami Scrapbooking: An Augmented Reality Crafting Experience

ISBN: 978-1-5157-3584-7


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