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Elementary Schools

Children's books come to life through augmented reality

At first glance, the children's book shows a one-dimensional picture of a lion. But hover a smartphone over the page, and the lion springs up in front of you. The book is among the creations of Interactive Art, a Deerfield Beach company that uses augmented reality to make computer-generated images look like they're moving before your eyes. Company founder Chris White released the first of its book series, Animal Kingdom, last fall. Since then, he's sold more than 15,000 copies at $29.95 each. He expects to push out four more Animal Kingdom books this year, with $650,000 in funding from private investors. The new books will feature marine animals, insects, dinosaurs and...