Parents, make reading together magical

The Novel Effect app responds to your voice with interactive music and sound effects, creating magical moments when you read aloud with your child.


4.9 rating | 4K+ Reviews

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Get your kids excited about reading

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

Parents agree that Novel Effect engages and delights little ones and inspires them to a lifelong love of reading.

The Novel Effect app responds to your voice with interactive music and sound effects, creating magical moments when you read aloud with your child.

What parents are saying

"...I’m hooked! This app adds so much life to 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



Dad and daughter parent read alouds with Novel Effect

From bedtime to anytime

Right before bed or any time you read a book together, Novel Effect makes the story come to life. The jungle dances, dragons roar, and sleepy heads drift off to sleepy lands.

With Novel Effect the giggles are guaranteed, and your kids will ask to read more.

Memories to last a lifetime

Reading together is one of those great memories which keeps on giving…to the parent and the child. Novel Effect is proven to make that experience magical and more memorable. So , grab a book, your Novel Effect app, and snuggle up for storytime.

Books you know and love

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

From readers to leaders

Reading introduces children to new worlds, teaches important skills like imagination and empathy, and improves memory.

Increase your child’s fun and take their enjoyment of reading to new heights. With Novel Effect, kids ask to read more and are motivated to learn to read themselves. 

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

*Based on survey data from general Novel Effect subscribers

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AASL Best Apps for Teaching
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