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  • A line-up of superhero elementary teachers challenge you to read aloud some of their favorite Halloween stories! Be sure to follow Novel Effect on Instagram to meet each of the teachers and learn more about them and the books they’ve...

  • How will you stack up in this reading challenge?! October is here, which means it’s the perfect time for magical, mythical beasts to emerge. So, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Modern Games for a beast of a challenge...

  • We are proud to support Here Wee Read and its mission to connect people to great books they’ll love. Here Wee Read is an organization by Charnaie Gordon who has made it her life’s work to help you instill a...

  • Fire Prevention Week is October 3rd to October 9th and this year’s theme is Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety! Is it a beep? A chirp? A siren? What does it all mean? Visit the National Fire Prevention Association for...

  • World Space Week is October 4th to October 10th this year with a theme that celebrates “Women in Space!” The largest space event in the world can build excitement in kiddos about science and technology. There is still so much...

  • No more tacos!? Don’t freak out, fire up the time machine! Set the dial to ‘storyscape’ and head back to before with your favorite dragon friends and our latest reading challenge! Just be sure to leave the spicy salsa at...

  • I hope you’re wearing your battle pants. We’ve traveled from the magical land of storyscapes in search of fearless warriors for our latest reading challenge! Will you be victorious? Now through September 25th, each time you read The Legend of...

  • On September 15th(ish) teachers, librarians, students, and families around the globe celebrate creativity, courage, and collaboration for International Dot Day. We can’t wait! The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds made our growth mindset list, but we also love that it’s...

  • The What Do You Do With…? series from Kobi Yamada and Mae Besom came to mind when looking at the calendar for read aloud inspiration this month. These beautifully illustrated, fantastically told picture books will inspire kids, and their grownups,...

  • Our Class is a Family and A Letter From Your Teacher by Shannon Olsen are two of the newest titles to get the storyscape treatment. Olsen’s picture books have resonated with teachers in the classroom. With over 15 years teaching...

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