Novel Effect Blog

for grown-ups who read with kids

Welcome to the Novel Effect Blog. We’re happy you’re here! Bookmark this page to make sure you’re always in-the-know about all things Novel Effect. Our team of expert educators and professional soundscape musicians brings you insights into new soundscape releases, exclusive read-aloud challenges, and interviews with popular authors. Find suggested themed book collections about sharks, space, and other topics to help keep your little learners engaged and excited about reading!

Did you know that Novel Effect also has a library of free book-specific printable activities?  Check out our book activities and learning resources page to download PDFs to use at home or in the classroom. 

Reading Challenge: The Dot

A Reading Challenge: The Dot

Make your mark and see where it takes you. Join us as you let your creative spirit shine for International Dot Day on September 15th(ish)! Now through September 16th, each time you read The Dot by

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Growth Mindset picture books on Novel Effect

18 Picture Books for a Growth Mindset

Failure is inevitable. Helping kids understand that learning something new takes time, and it doesn’t always happen on the first try can help them overcome challenges and develop their own growth mindest. A growth mindset means

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