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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 19 2016 9:47 PM UTC +00:00
$646
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
9
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 19 2016 9:47 PM UTC +00:00

About

 

Bangarang Books, www.bangarangbooks.com, is the creator, publisher and distributor of the proprietary and ground-breaking INkMOTION technology product, combining enchanting children’s picture books with Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) based applications.

 World-renowned, award-winning artists and authors, such as,

Ruth Palmer

The Treasure Hunt
The Treasure Hunt

Astrid Sheckels

Raven's Revenge
Raven's Revenge

Randal Spangler

have contributed to the Bangarang Books line. These beautifully illustrated picture book stories come with a free app that provides fantastic 3D AR and VR features, enhancing the story and enabling children to enter the adventures and experience events first-hand. Along with this experiential learning, highlighted text and oral narration provide reading recognition and fundamental reading skills. 

One of our goals here at Bangarang Books is to help children learn to be bilingual, trilingual and even multilingual! You can learn more about why your child should learn a second language at www.earlychildhoodeducationzone.com.

Bangarang‘s philosophy is to “take children beyond their imagination” through picture books and products that inspire creativity, increase literacy and learning, innovate and expand the reading experience, and provide family entertainment and joy – all through combining the time-tested activity of reading and sharing picture book stories with state-of-the-art technologies involving AR and VR.

What will the funds raise be used for:

The funds generated will be used for developing our apps, expanding the portfolio of languages, and building more immersive and interactive experiences for beginning and early readers. One of our key goals is to provide educational content that helps children learn to read and understand content, at the earliest stage of the elementary education process. Our stories and illustrations are the foundation for helping us to achieve this goal. Our mission is to inspire children to explore their creative side and to enjoy the experience of learning as they go. The funds will also be used to add additional content, expanding our portfolio to include other authors and illustrators, and to continue to bring original characters and stories to the printed page, combining them with our immersive AR & VR-based applications.

Use of Funds
Use of Funds

What separates Bangarang Books from the rest:

Accessibility - Bangarang Books is “democratizing” access to AR & VR, so it can be experienced simply and affordably.

Affordability - Our books are priced at standard children’s picture book prices. The apps are FREE!

Education - The book/app combo provides educational value using sound techniques - reading recognition, differentiation, and multi-lingual learning.

Entertainment - The book/app combo provides extensive, new, story-telling entertainment that keeps physical books relevant and fun.

Exclusivity - Our INkMOTION technology provides 3D AR/VR experiences in children’s books, unlike anything else available in the market today.

Experiential Learning - VR provides unique experiences exposing children to a diversity of landscapes & locales, along with several language narrations. 

Quality - Stories are created by world-renowned, award-winning authors & illustrators - such as Astrid Sheckels, Ruth Palmer, Randall Spangler and Steve Buckley.

Technology - Our product includes book and FREE app using proprietary INkMOTION PEEK, POP, GO and READ state-of-the-art technology.

First 100 backers ($500+) receive a set of Merge VR Goggles.

Merge VR Goggles
Merge VR Goggles

First 100 backers ($25+) receive a Bangarang Books Book Bag.

Logo Book Bag
Logo Book Bag

 

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge is to deliver compelling content that keeps the reader coming back again and again - timeless tales to grow up with and share, for generations to come. Content is king! Our goal is to embrace the fundamentals of classic storytelling by introducing original characters that are unique, appealing and engaging, creating illustrations with enchanting imagery, and delivering a clear and simple message for a beginning early reader to understand and appreciate. To meet this challenge, we are building a vast portfolio of original stories that we have exclusive access to.

Our other big challenge is to deliver apps that enhance traditional storytelling books - bringing the user back time and time again to repeat the experience and to explore further through 3D sight, sound and adventure. To meet this challenge, we have partnered with a company that we believe is the industry leader in creating AR & VR features for mobile applications - Amplified Robot, a London-based development company that is deeply rooted in this emerging technology.

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    Thank you!

    Our sincere appreciation for supporting our efforts to blend the old with the new, taking children, and those who are young at heart, on a journey of reading fun and adventure! We will keep you up on all the latest developments, with special offers and exclusive promotions.

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    Print by Ruth Palmer

    An 11 x 17 limited edition print generated exclusively for our Kickstarter project. The normal retail value of the print is $4.95. We will also keep you up on all the latest developments, with special offers and exclusive promotions.

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    Book Signed by Steve Buckley

    Receive one hard cover picture book (Blackbear the Pirate). It comes with a free app featuring InkMotion, downloadable from the App Store and Google Play Store. The book normally retails for $19.95. We will also keep you up on all the latest developments, with special offers and exclusive promotions.

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    Two Books Signed by Steve Buckley

    Receive two hard cover picture books (Blackbear the Pirate; The Search for Captain Ben). Each book comes with a free app featuring InkMotion, downloadable from the App Store and Google Play Store. The books normally retail for $19.95 each. We will also keep you up on all the latest developments, with special offers and exclusive promotions.

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    Three Books Signed by Steve Buckley

    Receive three hard cover picture books (Blackbear the Pirate; The Search for Captain Ben; Calico's Ghost). Each book comes with a free app featuring InkMotion, downloadable from the App Store and Google Play Store. The books normally retail for $19.95 each. We will also keep you up on all the latest developments, with special offers and exclusive promotions.

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    Four Books Signed by Steve Buckley

    Receive four hard cover picture books (Blackbear the Pirate; The Search for Captain Ben; Calico's Ghost, The Treasure Hunt). Each book comes with a free app featuring InkMotion, downloadable from the App Store and Google Play Store. The books normally retail for $19.95 each. We will also keep you up on all the latest developments, with special offers and exclusive promotions.

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    Six Signed Books

    Receive six hard cover picture books (Hector Fox and the Giant Quest; Hector Fox and the Raven's Revenge; Blackbear the Pirate; The Search for Captain Ben; Calico's Ghost; The Treasure Hunt). Each book will be signed by the author and comes with a free app featuring InkMotion, downloadable from the App Store and Google Play Store. The books normally retail for $19.95 each. The Merge VR Goggles have a retail value of $79.99. The 12 x 18 signed prints (one from each book) have a retail value of $150.00 We will also keep you up on all the latest developments, with special offers and exclusive promotions.

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    Trip to London

    Join us at our development studio in London, England, for four nights and five days, to take part in the creative process as we spend a full day in the studio working on our exclusive INkMOTION feature suite for an upcoming book. Meet with our team of authors and illustrators to take part in the exercise of identifying specific features involving Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. Become part of the journey and identify a name for a new character to be introduced in a future book that will be published by Bangarang Books. The trip includes airfare, hotel stay and a bus tour of London. The value of this reward is approximately $2,500 US. You will receive six hard cover picture books (Blackbear the Pirate; The Search for Captain Ben; Calico's Ghost, The Treasure Hunt, Hector Fox and the Giant Quest, Hector Fox and the Raven's Revenge). Each book will be signed by both the author and the illustrator, and they each come with a free app featuring InkMotion, downloadable from the App Store and Google Play Store. We will also keep you up on all the latest developments, with special offers and exclusive promotions.

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Funding period

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