Novel Effect: Read Aloud Books by Novel Effect Inc (Universal)
Released: Sep 3, 2016
Version: 3.0.1
Size: 135 MB
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Novel Effect: Read Aloud Books

Novel Effect Inc
Welcome to Novel Effect — an award-winning app that follows your voice as you read out loud and responds at just the right moment with music, sounds, and character voices. Bring the story to life, promote literacy, imagination, and fun for kids 12 & under!

There are 3 versions of the Novel Effect service, all accessible through this app. New titles are added regularly — including classics, bestsellers, new releases, hidden gems, and more.

Free Novel Effect offers hundreds of soundscapes for a growing library of children’s books curated for teachers, librarians, kids and families. Enjoy any soundscape for free with your own copy of the print book or ebook!

For families, Novel Effect Premium offers unlimited access to a growing digital library of hundreds of ebooks including non-fiction and early reader chapter books. Explore interests and learn while reading out loud together anywhere, anytime! After a free trial, Novel Effect costs only $5.99/month, easily cancel any time, or save with an annual subscription.

For educators, Novel Effect Premium Classroom offers unlimited access to the Premium library of ebooks for 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. After a free trial, Premium Classroom is only $99.99/year, school and district pricing are also available.

Download for free and become an epic storyteller! Start your free trial today to access hundreds of in-app books and save with an annual subscription.

Novel Effect’s award-winning service follows along as you read out loud, playing music, sounds, 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 regularly with new titles!

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.

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®

"Wait until you see Novel Effect work with our book! This is an app you are going to have to download" - John Colaneri, HGTV's The Cousins and author

"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

- 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.

• 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

What's new in version 3.0.1
• You can now subscribe to access hundreds of in-app books.
• Performance improvements and visual updates.

We're always looking to improve. If you have feedback or suggestions send an email to
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Our verdict: Great!
  • + Novel Effect: Read Aloud Books is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + The app is free.
  • + Novel Effect: Read Aloud Books is currently ranked #118 in free Books apps for iPhone, as well as #157 in free Books apps for iPad.
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