Novel Effect Blog
for grown-ups who read with kids
4 Read-Aloud Strategies for Distraction Free Storytimes
Adapt our team of educators’ and librarians’ read-aloud strategies and you’ll soon see a distraction-free read aloud in no time!
8 Songs and Rhymes for Dynamic Storytimes
With storytime songs and rhymes, you can cover themes, sequencing, and more. So shake up your read-alouds with song and dance!
Mix It Up: Inside the Soundscape
Go behind the soundscape to learn how Kyler Wilkins composed this incredibly fun a cappella soundscape for Mix It Up.
10 Books to Read Over Winter Break
Chase away winter boredom with this selection of engaging books to read over winter break. Perfect for sharing with a group or solo.
Giving the Gift of Reading
You don’t have to worry about holiday stress this year. Give the gift of reading with this list of the 10 best books.
Día de Los Muertos Giveaway
Enter a Marvelous Mexican Giveaway! Join Novel Effect and our friends at Worldwide Buddies in celebration of Día de los Muertos! We’ve teamed up to
Engaging Character Day Ideas and Costumes
Get inspired by the Character Day ideas roundup! Make read-alouds more magical with Novel Effect’s fun and creative ways to become characters.
Join us for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record
On October 27, we’ll read Nigel and the Moon, by Antwan Eady, the 2022 Jumpstart’s Read for the Record book.
Hilarious Halloween Read-Alouds for Guaranteed Giggles
Get your funny bone tickled this spooky season with a funny book. These hilarious Halloween read-alouds will make you laugh out loud!