10 Children’s Ebooks to Read with Novel Effect

Reading with Novel Effect is made even easier with our selection of in-app ebooks—removing the hassle of needing a physical book on hand.
Children's ebook available on Novel Effect

Children's Ebooks Available on Novel Effect

Have you ever wanted to read a book with the Novel Effect app, but just didn’t have a physical children’s book on hand? You don’t have to worry about being book-less any longer thanks to the ebook functionality on our app! We have compiled a list of 10 Children’s ebooks, available for your reading pleasure, on Novel Effect.

Reading with Novel Effect is made even easier with our selection of in-app ebooks—removing the hassle of needing a physical book on hand.

See the ebook icon on the book cover below?

Our Class is a Family Ebook

When you see this icon on any of your favorite Novel Effect titles, we have the ebook!

Select your title and tap the ebook icon INSTEAD of the music note when you’re ready to read. From there, the app will generate the ebook’s pages for you. Everything else is the same! Listen for the signature Novel Effect chime and start reading aloud for the soundscape to follow your voice. A simple swipe right on your screen will turn to the next page. Swiping left will take you back to the last page!

The 10 children’s ebooks listed below were hand-selected by Novel Effect’s very own librarian. Ranging from silly read-alouds to educational titles, these ebooks are sure to delight and inspire the book lovers in your life. If you see a pencil icon next to your favorite title, we have a set of no- to low-prep activities available on our site that pair perfectly with the book! Happy reading!


An ebook in action on Novel Effect

The ebook was first imagined in 1930 by a gentleman named Bob Brown in his personal manifesto, “The Readies”. The invention didn’t become reality until 41 years later in 1971, when the Declaration of Independence was digitized into the first ever ebook. E-readers have since taken the world by storm with Kindles, iPads, and Nooks leading the way into the digital age of reading.

Novel Effect currently has around 300 children’s ebooks available in the app with our list constantly growing. Feel free to make any ebook recommendations in the “Suggest a book” section of your app, under “More”!

Our 10 Favorite Children's Ebooks on Novel Effect

Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library by Julie Gassman

A love letter to the wonders of libraries, Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library is a perfect read to teach your little learners about all of the activities you can do at your library and all of the items that they can check out as well. With dragon grumbles, flapping wings, trumpets, and flutes, our soundscape is sure to delight everyone in earshot.

Florence and Her Fantastic Family Tree by Judy Gillam

Some family trees are neat and tidy but Florence’s has A LOT of branches! Florence and Her Fantastic Family Tree is a perfect title to teach students about how everyone’s family can look a little different but is still filled with tons of love. Your kids will love the lighthearted sounds of a lively family echoing throughout this soundscape!

PRO TIP: Turn this read-aloud into a lesson on empathy and understanding by having your students share what their family trees look like!

Inventors Who Changed The World by Heidi Poelman

With just the right amount of imagination and courage, a thought can turn into a brilliant invention! Use Inventors Who Changed the World to teach your blossoming bookworms about the people in history who were brave enough to bring their ideas to life. This soundscape becomes a time machine for you and your kids by using motivational music for each inventor’s historical era.

PRO TIP: After reading, inspire creativity by asking your young inventors to come up with an invention of their very own.

Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker by Christianne C. Jones

Lacey LOVES to talk, but one day she wakes up and has lost her voice! A great title to help teach little learners behavior basics about listening, Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker is an adorable tale about how, sometimes, staying quiet is important. Keep an ear out for all Lacey Walker has to say in this soundscape—she’s got quite the story to tell!

Sonia’s Digital World by Shannon McClintock Miller

The wonders of technology are growing every day, creating new and exciting ways for us to explore and grow! Sonia’s Digital World illustrates all of the different ways technology touches our lives—from coding to augmented reality! Listen until the very end of this tech-inspired soundscape for a special message from author, Shannon McClintock Miller!

Do you want to see Sonia’s Digital World in action with Novel Effect and fellow EdTech app, MergeEDU? Check out our latest webinar from earlier this week, 9/14/2023.

She Leads: The Elephant Matriarch by June Smalls

This informative story about the matriarchal nature of elephant societies is a wonderful story about family bonds in the animal kingdom! She Leads: The Elephant Matriarch follows the queen of an elephant herd, discussing all of her responsibilities and the importance of her elephant kin. The majestic sounds of elephant trumpets, snorts, and cries will have your little readers engrossed in this story.

The Feels is a fantastic book to help introduce big emotions to your blossoming bookworms. Through the use of singing bowls and other soothing sounds, this soundscape helps center any listener as they learn different strategies to become friends with their feelings.

PRO TIP: Whenever the book says Yeti is taking in a deep breath, stop and take a deep breath with your kids so they can practice this new coping mechanism!

An added bonus? We have ebooks for the entire Slumberkins® series!

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

Isn’t it so frustrating when you have a GREAT idea but can’t seem to get it to work in the real world? The Most Magnificent Thing is about a little girl dealing with just that! The quirky music throughout this soundscape helps readers connect with the little girl’s feelings as she tries to make her magnificent thing just right. It’s a great read-aloud for teaching about growth mindset!

Unicorn (and Horse) by David Miles

Have you ever had a friend who is all sparkles and rainbows and you’re just…not? Well that’s the sitch with Unicorn and Horse! A silly story about how two polar-opposite pals help each other, Unicorn (And Horse) is just fun! Your kids will be giggling and engaged from page one. The playful music in this soundscape helps the fairytale world of Unicorn and the all-to0-real realities of Horse come to life!

Our Class is a Family by Shannon Olsen

A perfect title to build classroom culture, Our Class is a Family helps kids understand the bonds they can build with their teacher and peers during the school year. Giggles, cheers, and chatter can be heard throughout this soundscape as you read aloud.

We’re so lucky to live in a world where books can be accessed on your phone or tablet through ebooks. The next time your kids are begging for a story while you’re on the go or don’t have a physical book on hand, remember we have children’s ebooks ready and waiting for you! Not yet a part of the Novel Effect family? What are you waiting for? Get access to all of our soundscapes, in-app ebooks, activities, and more by becoming a Premium Subscriber today!

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