Make story time magical
The Novel Effect app responds to your voice with interactive music and sound effects, creating magical moments when you read aloud from children’s books.
“…turns reading time into a magical experience. A must have for every parent."
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"This is an app you are going to have to download!"
"In a world where a teacher must compete with video games... this app is a game changer."
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Expertly curated and crafted
Each book in our growing library is hand-picked by experts to meet the needs of diverse learners at every stage. Then, soundscape designers craft the immersive and interactive read aloud to delight kids and grown-ups, alike. To explore our soundscapes download the free mobile app on the App Store or Google Play.
How Novel Effect works
Choose your story
Bring your own print book or choose an ebook from our library.
To begin, press play. When you hear the chime, read aloud.
Bring the story to life
Interactive music & sound effects respond to your voice like magic!
Storyteller Tip: Connect your device and your Novel Effect app to a bluetooth speaker for the most immersive read aloud. Learn more.
The jungle dances, dragons roar, and sleepy heads drift off to sleepy lands. With Novel Effect the giggles are guaranteed.
Kids of all ages agree they have more fun with Novel Effect at story time.
Read alouds, reimagined
As you read books in the classroom with Novel Effect, little learners will be on the edge of their seats, hanging on your every word.
Teachers and librarians agree that Novel Effect gets students asking to read more.
Readers, to leaders
Reading introduces children to new worlds, teaches important skills like imagination and empathy, and improves memory.
Parents agree that Novel Effect engages and delights little ones and inspires them to a lifelong love of reading.
Novel Effect by the book
When using Novel Effect, parents, educators, and kids report…
9 in 10
say books are more engaging
8 in 10
are more confident reading
8 in 10
want to read more often
Pick the plan that's right for you
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Let's read aloud!
To start, download the free mobile app on the App Store or Google Play and enjoy limited read alouds each month, no subscription required.
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