Read aloud from your favorite kids books (or ebooks!) and Novel Effect will follow along and play music and sound effects, customized for every story.
The award-winning, free storytime app is perfect for teachers, librarians, parents, kids, and families!
As you read aloud, the app keeps up with your voice and personal reading style at your pace. Skip pages, read your favorite parts over and over again, or take a break - Novel Effect responds to you no matter how you read aloud. Enhance hundreds of kids books found in your home or local library for an unforgettable and screen-free storytime.
Our growing in-app library is curated by teachers, librarians and families. New titles added regularly - classics, bestsellers, seasonal favorites, popular picture books, new releases, hidden gems, and more! Use Novel Effect with favorite kids books at home, in the classroom, or wherever storytime takes you!
HOW IT WORKS
To use, you'll need a copy of the book you want to read aloud. Free in-app ebooks available in the ebook collections.
1. CHOOSE YOUR BOOK
Find your book using the search bar or explore our collections and discover something new!
2. OPEN YOUR BOOK
Then tap the play button to start. Put your device aside, open your print book and listen for the storytime start chime.
3. READ YOUR BOOK
Start reading aloud! Skip pages, read your favorite parts over and over again, or take a break - the app responds to you no matter how you read.
• A library of 200+ compatible books and poems, with new ones added weekly
• Search to find a specific book title, author, or subject you love
• Explore expertly curated collections of books, poetry, and speeches
• Access your recent and favorite books in the ‘My Library’ feature
• Share what you’re reading with friends and family
• Connect to a Bluetooth speaker for a more immersive storytime
• Find ebooks that are available in Google Play Books or free within the app
Choose from hundreds of kid approved favorite storytime books covering themes and topics perfect for learning, teaching, and enjoying again and again. Free in-app ebooks and poetry are also included. No two soundscapes are alike!
Looking for complex skill-building stories that touch on multiculturalism, diversity and life lessons or prefer a fun, silly rhyming read? We have the books you want to read aloud at storytime!
Novel Effect was featured on Shark Tank, The TODAY Show, and in Forbes, Variety, Lifehacker, and more.
A Parents’ Choice and Mom’s Choice app, and a Webby and Cynopsis Award winner for best interactive experience.