Renew excitement & increase engagement in the classroom

The Novel Effect app responds to your voice with interactive music and sound effects, making classroom read-alouds your students' and teachers' favorite part of the school day.

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4.9 rating | 4K+ Reviews

The Novel Effect app responds to your voice with interactive music and sound effects, making classroom read alouds your students’ and teachers’ favorite part of the school day.​

AASL Best Apps for Teaching
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AASL best digital tools 2022
Parents choice Silver Honor
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AASL Best Apps for Teaching
cynopsis imagination award
award_notable childrens digital media
AASL best digital tools 2022
Parents choice Silver Honor
moms choice award

Share the Magic of Reading

The award-winning Novel Effect app offers a library of interactive music and sound effects to enrich your regular read-aloud routine.
Novel Effect app and The Most Magnificent Thing Book
When you read aloud from real books, Novel Effect responds at the right moment to give students a more immersive experience so their focus stays on learning.
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Bring joy to your school community​

More than half of teachers say they are leaving the profession before originally planned. One of the key reasons they cite is keeping kids engaged in learning after a challenging few years.

Nine out of 10 teachers say Novel Effect makes read alouds more fun and engaging for diverse learners with books already in use in their classrooms.

Share the magic of reading

The award-winning Novel Effect app offers a library of interactive music and sound effects to enrich your regular read-aloud routine.
 
When you read aloud from real books, Novel Effect responds at the right moment to give students a more immersive experience so their focus stays on learning.
 
The award-winning Novel Effect app offers a library of interactive music and sound effects to enrich your regular read-aloud routine.
 
When you read aloud from real books, Novel Effect responds at the right moment to give students a more immersive experience so their focus stays on learning.
 
Play Video
Novel Effect app and The Most Magnificent Thing Book

Happy teachers, happy schools

"The joy, smiles, and laughter I get out of reading [with Novel Effect] makes my heart burst!"

5 Star App Store Review

A. Pickard

teacher

"Novel Effect has brought back the joy in my teaching."

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K. Black

teacher

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

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B. SHIVALIS

librarian

"[With Novel Effect], teachers can focus on the text while the students get to explore another world through the background music and sound effects.

I see Novel Effect as a tool to support foundational skills, including vocabulary and comprehension, which builds a love of reading — especially among our most reluctant readers.”

5 Star App Store Review

Dr. Danielle Todd

principal

Level-up books already in your school library

Each book in our growing library is hand-picked by experts to meet the needs of diverse learners at every stage. Our educator-developed lessons and book activities help guide discussions before, during, and after read-alouds.

Off the charts​ engagement

Increase fun and take classroom enjoyment of read alouds to new heights. As teachers read aloud with interactive music and sound effects, the jungle dances, dragons roar, and students sit up and pay attention.

Inspire teachers to make learning magical

Novel Effect is designed to encourage reading in new, motivating ways with real books teachers and students know and love. With accessible, interactive content even restless readers sit still and are excited to read more.

Start a new chapter this fall

Join the hundreds of schools and districts introducing Novel Effect in their classrooms to create a school-wide culture of reading

Novel Effect US Schools

We have plans to fit schools and districts of all sizes. Our school-wide plans offer Premium access for all teachers and staff, or all teachers, staff, and students. Purchase by credit card or PO. Request a quote today.

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

Pricing to fit any school budget

Our low-cost flat-fee pricing for school plans cover all teachers and staff, or all teachers, staff, and students within a school. Purchase by credit card or PO. Request a quote today.

SUBSCRIBE to ENJOY:

WHOLE SCHOOL

All teachers

$499

per year

1-year membership
PO accepted

WHOLE SCHOOL

All teachers & students

$899

per year

1-year membership
PO accepted

Prices shown in U.S. Dollars.
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SUBSCRIBE to Enjoy:

Get a 10% discount when buying for all K-5 schools in your district.

Funding Tips: Our resources can help you secure funding through a grant, your PTO, and more. Novel Effect school subscriptions are also available through the Scholastic Fairs Catalog!

Our privacy promise

At Novel Effect, we value and protect your privacy and the privacy of your students in compliance with data privacy rules for schools and students. We will complete vendor registration and a data privacy agreement for your school or district as requested.

Read more about our Privacy Policy and Premium Classroom Privacy Policy for more information.

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