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Read Aloud Adventures Challenge

May 22 through June 4, every time you read a book from the “Read Aloud Adventures Challenge” with your Novel Effect app, you’ll be entered to win a Novel Effect x Rug-Ed Prize Pack!

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Inside the Soundscape: Baseball Saved Us

Learn about the process Novel Effect soundscape designers Ian Silver and Matt Boerner used to create the emotional and immersive music, sound effects, and character voices that make up the soundscape for Ken Mochizuki’s “Baseball Saved Us.”

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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 learners may be feeling. Some children may be looking forward to

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