Novel Effect Blog

for grown-ups who read with kids

Our Class is A Family: Activity Roundup

Our Class is a Family and A Letter From Your Teacher by Shannon Olsen are two of the newest titles to get the storyscape treatment. Olsen’s picture books have resonated with teachers in the classroom. With

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A Reading Challenge: The Dot

Make your mark and see where it takes you. Join us as you let your creative spirit shine for International Dot Day on September 15th(ish)! Now through September 16th, each time you read The Dot by

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18 Picture Books for a Growth Mindset

Failure is inevitable. Helping kids understand that learning something new takes time, and it doesn’t always happen on the first try can help them overcome challenges and develop their own growth mindest. A growth mindset means

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