5 Star App Store Review

"Turn reading time into a magical experience"

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Create a reader for life

 We all want to give our children the tools to succeed in life. That starts with creating a lifelong passion for reading

“it is difficult to overstate the importance of getting children off to an early successful start in reading.”

Anne Cunningham, Novel Effect Board of Advisors
University of California, Berkeley
Director of the Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education

"...I’m hooked! This app adds so much life into the books and the kids love it!!!"

5 Star App Store Review


mom to 3

"I love the magic this app brings to storytime."

5 Star App Store Review


mom to 2

"I am so glad that this app exists it truly makes reading a lot more engaging!"

5 Star App Store Review



From anytime to bedtime

The award-winning Novel Effect app offers a library of interactive music and sound effects to create magic moments during your regular storytime routine. When you read aloud from real books, Novel Effect responds at the right moment to bring the story to life.

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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Ready to make reading magical?

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

AASL Best Apps for Teaching
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Parents choice Silver Honor
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