Novel Effect: Read Aloud Books

Novel Effect: Read Aloud Books

By Novel Effect Inc

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date: 2016-09-03
  • Current Version: 3.3.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 217.73 MB
  • Developer: Novel Effect Inc
  • Compatibility: iOS 11.2+
Score: 4.89
From 5,878 Ratings


Welcome to Novel Effect — an award-winning app that follows your voice as you read out loud from a children’s story book and responds at just the right moment with interactive music, sound effects, and character voices. Bring the story to life, promote literacy, imagination, and fun for kids 12 & under! In the classroom or at home, see why parents and teachers alike say Novel Effect “…turns reading time into a magical experience." - App Store Review. There are 3 versions of the Novel Effect service accessible through the app. New books are added weekly. FREE Free Novel Effect offers hundreds of soundscapes for a library of children’s books curated for teachers, librarians, kids and families. Enjoy limited access to soundscapes for free when you bring your own copy of the print book or ebook! PREMIUM For families and individual educators, Novel Effect Premium offers unlimited access to a library of kid friendly content. Enjoy soundscapes for popular children’s books when you bring your own copy of the book, or read aloud from hundreds of in-app eBooks, including non-fiction and early reader chapter books, as well as exclusive members-only content. CLASSROOM For educators, Novel Effect Premium Classroom offers unlimited access to Premium features and content for one teacher and up to 30 students in a safe and secure environment. Overwhelmingly, educators say reading with Novel Effect is more engaging, creating motivated, confident, and empowered readers. HOW IT WORKS Novel Effect’s service follows along as you read out loud, playing interactive music, sound effects, and character voices in response to your voice. Our library includes a wide variety of high-quality soundscapes for carefully selected family friendly books to engage and promote imagination and learning, updated weekly with new titles! Hundreds of titles are available as in-app eBooks, some titles may require you to read aloud from your own copy. FIND - Use search or browse our collections to find the book you want to read out loud. PLAY - Tap the cover and then choose how you’ll be reading — with print or an eBook. READ - When you hear the chime, start reading aloud! LISTEN - Hear the music and sounds respond to your voice and change with the story. Add a little magic to story time with Novel Effect. PRESS AND EXPERT REVIEWS Novel Effect was featured on Shark Tank, The TODAY Show, and in Forbes, Variety, Lifehacker, and more. “I felt like a real audiobook narrator. My five-year-old tried reading a book on her own… and amazingly, the system picked up her little voice and played the effects at all the right moments.” - Michelle Woo, Lifehacker "Not only did this tool help make poetry come alive for [my student], he asked me if he could try reading... I about fell out of my chair because he never wants to read aloud... and he has asked to go to the library to check out books that he can read along with the app." - Julie Smith, The Techie Teacher® "I think this is cool as cool can be… I love it, I love it!" - Lori Greiner, entrepreneur and investor on ABC’s Shark Tank SAFETY, PRIVACY, AND SUPPORT - Novel Effect requires access to the device's microphone to perform voice-recognition. - The privacy of kids and their grown-ups is our top priority. Voice-recognition is performed on your device, no voice data is saved without express consent. - Please go to or to learn more. KEY FEATURES • Hundreds of books with more added weekly • Also includes Spanish books • Online and offline reading • A reading log tracks books you’ve read with the app • Access Novel Effect’s digital library and soundscapes on almost any device Terms of Service


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This just made me laugh it is so fun!
By flacokel

Fantastic and fun app

Okay, I have had more fun just reading books and seeing what they added. It makes read aloud a even more fun! Thanks for a great app.
By And me, too.


I love this app it keeps all my classes engaged K- 4th. I use it every day during story time at our campus.
By 129585737 nxndnd

Been a game changer for nighttime reading for kids

My kids love this app and it is a big hit. We make sure to take out the books from the library that are built into this app in order for it to read to us. I sync my iPhone to use the Bluetooth speakers in the rooms. And it is like magic. Sound effects that come or just perfect. Huge fan I think this is a wonderful way to introduce kids to the love of reading reading.
By danilotheman

Poor software

I have been trying to access my account for almost a week, but it won’t allow me to reset my password, or switch accounts. They keep telling me they can’t send an email to the same address I get at least 3 emails from ‘Melissa’ daily. This is so frustrating.
By mothersbvceq

Best App Since Nearpod!

My students are engaged more than ever when I read along with Novel Effects. A small Bluetooth speaker made it even more special! I code my read-aloud based on their library first!
By Tamaradwalker


I am a librarian assistant and my children absolutely love this. Makes books fun!! However, I do wish the noises were a few seconds AFTER I say certain words. Unfortunately it’s before or during and that bothers me, it’s like interrupting and the kids get side tracked. I think their enjoyment is why I gave it a 4 and not a 5 however! I would still purchase over and over again with how it is though!
By Savannah's the great

Love this app

My students are so engaged when I read with Novel Effects!!! Worth every penny!
By joyteachk

Pure magic

As an educator and a mom I adore this app. The sound effects and scores are perfect. The awe and wonder on the children’s faces is simply indescribable!
By middleschoolmadsci

Must pay for anything

Looks like it is free, with SOME in app purchases. I found very few free pieces. Subscription looks ok. I few more free choices would have been nice so I could see how it really works with books and not the sample you have everyone try.
By ISUAngie

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