Novel Effect started with a simple idea in 2015—
Co-founders Matt and Melissa Hammersley listened as a friend read aloud expressively from a children’s book at a baby shower and a lightbulb went off: If anyone could make books that engaging and fun, every kid would fall in love with reading.
We began with picture books, designing a ground-breaking app to complement your voice with interactive music, sounds, and characters voices as you read aloud. Our next chapter expands our ecosystem of interactive content with voice-driven videos and creation tools that grow with our young audience as they begin reading and writing themselves.
Novel Effect’s mission is to elevate storytelling by delivering interactive, voice-driven experiences that foster meaningful connections between kids and grown-ups. We aim to inspire and encourage a love of learning and reading with an emphasis on having fun.