5 Star App Store Review

'Engagement is off the charts!'

The Novel Effect app follows along with interactive music and sound effects, making classroom read alouds your students' favorite part of their day.

AASL Best Apps for Teaching
cynopsis imagination award
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Parents choice Silver Honor
moms choice award

The Novel Effect app follows along with interactive music and sound effects, making classroom read alouds your students’ favorite part of their day.

Students, hanging on your every word

As you read books in the classroom with Novel Effect, little learners will be on the edge of their seats. Our interactive music and sound effects are perfectly tuned to complement your read alouds and give students a more immersive experience so their focus stays on you.

Books you're already reading​

Encourage reading in new, motivating ways with books in your curriculum and on your classroom bookshelf. Novel Effect’s kid-safe app supports literacy, engages the whole child, and give you the freedom to use print books.

Read alouds, more engaging​

Increases your student’s fun and to take their enjoyment of reading to new heights. As you read aloud with interactive music and story effects the jungle dances, dragons roar, and students cheer.

Inspire lifelong readers

Access our ever-growing content library from any mobile device, any time. Novel Effect offers accessible, interactive content to meet the needs of your diverse students and keeping even restless readers excited to read more.

Let's read aloud!

"...The library lady is hiding books in her desk so she can read them to kids first."

5 Star App Store Review


librarian, k-5

"The app is unmatched and completely engaging for my students"

5 Star App Store Review


teacher, pre-k

"My kids are completely obsessed..."

5 Star App Store Review


teacher, 3rd gr.

To start, download the free mobile app on the App Store or Google Play and enjoy 5 read alouds each month, no subscription required.

Novel Effect by the book

When using Novel Effect, parents, educators, and kids report…


say books are more engaging


are more confident reading


want to read more often

*Based on survey data from general Novel Effect subscribers

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Enjoy unlimited read alouds with music and sound effects, all available ebooks, and more as a Premium subscriber. Purchase orders accepted.


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