The Novel Effect app responds to your voice 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
Increase your student’s fun and take their enjoyment of reading to new heights. As you read aloud with interactive music and sound 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."
"The app is unmatched and completely engaging for my students"
"My kids are completely obsessed..."
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.
How Novel Effect works
Choose your story
Bring your own print book or choose an ebook from our library.
To begin, press play. When you hear the chime, read aloud.
Bring the story to life
Interactive music & sound effects respond to your voice like magic!
Storyteller Tip: Connect your device and your Novel Effect app to a bluetooth speaker for the most immersive read aloud. Learn more.
Novel Effect by the book
When using Novel Effect, parents, educators, and kids report…
9 in 10
say books are more engaging
8 in 10
are more confident reading
8 in 10
want to read more often
Ready to make reading magical?
Enjoy unlimited read alouds with music and sound effects, ebooks, and exclusive content as a Premium subscriber. Purchase orders accepted.
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