Novel Effect Blog
for grown-ups who read with kids
Inspiring Future Sound Designers
Novel Effect soundscape designers teach 2nd graders how to work together and observe their environment to make their own soundscape.
Novel Effect Celebrates Week of the Young Child
Celebrate Week of the Young Child with Novel Effect! Discover the 5 Pillars of Literacy, and tips and tricks to put them in action.
Bringing Jewish Stories to Life with PJ Library
By using technology to enhance traditional Jewish storytelling, Novel Effect and PJ Library are helping to keep ancient traditions alive and relevant for a new generation.
How to Catch a Leprechaun Soundscape Activities
Invite students to become composers and ignite creativity with How to Catch a Leprechaun Soundscape Activities.
Women’s History Month Spotlight
Our favorite picture books that provide a spotlight on Women’s History Month, and the important roles of women shaping the world.
5 STEM Activities for Young Innovators
For a fun STEM experience with your students, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite picture book STEM activities.
Read Every Region: A Read Across America Challenge
Novel Effect is here to help you celebrate the freedom to read, learn, grow, and dream with the Read Across America challenge.
Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind Activities for K-3
Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind activities engage students to identify and act in kind ways and support English Language Arts skills.
5 Valentine’s Read-Alouds You’ll Love
Our librarian has pulled five of her favorites Valentine’s read-alouds. You’ll feel like you’ve been struck by Cupid’s arrow