Bring the story to life

The Novel Effect app follows along with interactive music and sound effects, creating magical moments when you read aloud with a child.

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A Marvelous Mexican Misunderstanding

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China’s Child

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China’s Child

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"It makes reading even more magical."

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"My kids are completely obsessed..."

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READING CHANGES LIVES

We believe in the power of a well told story

We believe that if you read together, you learn, play, and grow together. That every child is full of potential and more well-read children in the world will create a better future.

We believe that if you read together, you learn, play, and grow together. That every child is full of potential and more well-read children in the world will create a better future.

English Language Arts

Social Emotional Learning

Math

STEAM

The Arts

Domestic Arts

Become a story time legend

Share engaging, fun, and magical story times with your little ones!

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A Marvelous Mexican Misunderstanding
Word Jumble & Craft

A Marvelous Mexican Misunderstanding
Word Jumble & Craft

Strengthen fluency naturally

As you emphasize the rhythm and melody of language with music and sounds.

Build reading and listening skills

When perfectly timed sound effects emphasize elements of the story and illustrations at just the right moment.

Delight kids of all ages

As playful character voices and dialogue adds context in fun, unexpected ways.

Strengthen fluency naturally
As you emphasize the rhythm and melody of language with music and sounds.
Build reading and listening skills​
When perfectly timed sound effects bring the story to life at just the right moment.
Delight kids of all ages​
As playful character voices and dialogue adds context in fun, unexpected ways.

How it works

Choose your story

With the freedom to choose print books or ebooks from our growing library anytime, anywhere.

Read aloud

When Novel Effect follows along music and sound effects play and respond automatically.

Bring the story to life

Celebrate the picture book, captivate listeners, and always have fun with Novel Effect at story time.

The science of music & reading

With added music and sounds, increase understanding of the plot and mood while keeping readers engaged.

Music & Ambience

With the freedom to choose print books or ebooks from our growing library anytime, anywhere.

Sounds & Effects

When Novel Effect follows along using your microphone sounds and music play and respond automatically.

Character Voices & Dialogue

Celebrate the picture book, captivate your little listeners, and always have fun when you add a storyscape at story time.

We look forward to hearing from you!

For example, please contact us if…

  • You’re an author or publisher and want your book(s) featured in Novel Effect.
  • You’re a library and want to promote Novel Effect to encourage more reading.
  • You’re a bookstore and want customers to get more out of their book purchase
  • You want to promote Novel Effect to your customers or audience as an affiliate.
  • You’re a platform, content or streaming provider and want your customers to access Novel Effect on your platform.
  • You make or sell products for education and want to see how we can create value for our collective customers.

Get in touch

If you can imagine all the exciting ways we can partner together, please reach out.

Familius publishing
Chronicle Books
Slumberkins
Kids Can Press
Hachette Book Group
Annie's
The Jim Henson Company
Purple Rocket Podcast

We look forward to hearing from you!

If you can imagine all the exciting ways we can partner together, please reach out.

For example, please contact us if…

  • You’re an author or publisher and want your book(s) featured in Novel Effect.
  • You’re a library and want to promote Novel Effect to encourage more reading.
  • You’re a bookstore and want customers to get more out of their book purchase
  • You want to promote Novel Effect to your customers or audience as an affiliate.
  • You are a platform, content or streaming provider and want your customers to access Novel Effect on your platform.
  • You make or sell products for education and want to see how we can create value for our collective customers.

Get in touch

Music and sounds that engage

We’re obsessed with music and audio design. Custom-made to honor the spirit of the original story. When the rhythm and melody of language become a part of a child’s life, learning to read will be as natural as learning to walk and talk.

  • Utilize devices as a screen-free tool to elevate and augment reading out loud
  • The experience adapts to every voice and enhances illustrated or spoken content
  • Free to use with books families and teachers already know, love, and own
  • Designed to enhance personal and peer-to-peer connections and interactions

Transforms beloved children’s books into a shared immersive experience that promotes literacy, language development, and engagement with the story—and the storyteller

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A Marvelous Mexican Misunderstanding
Word Jumble & Craft

A Marvelous Mexican Misunderstanding
Word Jumble & Craft

A Marvelous Mexican Misunderstanding
Word Jumble & Craft

A Marvelous Mexican Misunderstanding
Word Jumble & Craft

Lesson Plans

School Pass Overview

Premium Membership

Give your whole school or district unlimited access to our entire content library. Availabile across mobile devices anytime, anywhere.

Engagement Resources

Novel Effect provides customizable and easy-to-use materials to promote and drive ongoing literacy engagement in class and at home.

Content for Learning

Easily navigate our growing library of content in the Novel Effect app, expertly curated for students to spark interest and build reading confidence.

Ready to make reading magical?

Enjoy unlimited storyscapes, all available ebooks, and more with Novel Effect Premium plans for educators.

TEACHERS & LIBRARIANS

Unlimited access for all teachers and school staff. Plus 30% off Premium subscriptions for families at home.

ADMINISTRATORS

Add up to 30 linked student accounts per teacher. Use on school devices or share access with families at home.