Novel Effect

Music and sounds follow along as you read aloud together.

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Novel Effect is the award-winning, FREE storytime app that helps YOU bring books of all kinds to life at home or in the classroom! Simply read aloud at any pace from your book and the app will play custom-made music and sounds effects timed to your voice. Novel Effect works with hundreds of bestselling and family favorite titles!

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Josiah DePaoli
Josiah DePaoliHunter@strawdogdesign · Experience Designer
Didn't see this on Product Hunt and thought it should very much be here! It's great to see an app that enhances something like storytime without seeking to replace it. It's nice to see that the platform supports a ton of existing and popular books already. Apologies for not being able to track down the makers!
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Nice effect for bedtime reading
jake duncan ☕️
jake duncan ☕️@jkdncn · two-way dual-language bilingual educator
It was posted a last year but definitely didn’t get the love it deserves. Thanks for sharing Novel Effect! It was created by Matt and Melissa Hammersly
Matt Hammersley
Matt HammersleyMaker@matt_hammersley · CEO, Novel Effect
Thanks @strawdogdesign for hunting our product! We are incredibly proud to make reading a magical experience for kids and families. We hope everyone enjoys! Please let us know what you think of the experience and pass along suggestions on making it even better! If you want to sign up to test our Android version, send an email to
Brad Tollefson
Brad Tollefson@brad_tollefson
Hi Matt! Will you be opening a way to use Pages or whatever your publishing tool of choice is and allowing presenters, authors, students, parents write their own books and build soundtracks for their own creations?
Melissa Hammersley
Melissa Hammersley@mel_hammersley · Co-founder Novel Effect
@brad_tollefson we've got a Creator's tool in development, let us know if you're interested in beta testing!