Novel Effect Blog
for grown-ups who read with kids
Summer Reading is Key to Year-Round Success
Let’s make the most out of summer reading this year! Help young readers skip the summer slide and be prepared to swim into a new school year.
June Read-Alouds Planned For You
Stay up to date with read-aloud events with Novel Effect’s interactive calendar that plans your June read-alouds for you!
Picture Books About Dogs for a Doggone Great Storytime
Enjoy a tail-waggin’ storytime with these 5 dog books!
My Shadow is Pink: Inside the Soundscape
Discover the story behind soundscape designer Eric Lagergren’s heartfelt take on this story of growth and acceptance between a father and son.
Read-Alouds about Rad Dads
Read aloud these sweet and sentimental stories to celebrate your favorite dad, granddad, or father figure.
Teaching Diversity through Read-Alouds: an Interview with Megan Hartley
Learn from educator and book influencer Megan Hartley about the importance of diverse children’s books and get their recommendations for diversifying your little learner’s reading routine!
Read-Alouds for a Brighter Future
These 6 inspirational stories will remind your little change-makers that they’re never too young to make a positive impact on the world.
10 Favorite End of Year Read-Alouds
As another school year comes to a close, books can be a great tool for connecting and empathizing with all different kinds of emotions little
Making Markertown: Behind the Soundscape
Uncover the Colorful Adventures in Markertown: Where Every Marker Makes Their Mark!
Sport Books to Inspire Physical Activity
Immerse yourself in the world of sports and physical activity with captivating titles that ignite movement and enthusiasm.
6 Titles that Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage
Stories that celebrate the rich histories, traditions, cultures, and peoples of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage.
Celebrate Get Caught Reading Month to Encourage a Love for Reading
Get Caught Reading is an annual celebration that promotes the joy and benefits of reading. Let’s dig into some ways to promote a fun reading experience.
Novel Effect and Lingokids Partner to Make Learning Even MORE Fun!
The partnership aims to create a seamless learning experience for students at the end of the school year and throughout the summer.
Library Tips and Tricks for Ravenous Readers
Get ready to ramp up your read-alouds! Our librarian Dani has some tips for making the most of your library.
Celebrate Librarians with Mackin
Mackin and Novel Effect are partnering to celebrate librarians and promote interactive reading!
7 Ways to Buy Books on a Budget
Owning books can be expensive. Some people love books with sentimental value. Others own books only from a particular genre, series, or author. Many people