Novel Effect is an iOS and Android app that listens to your voice as you read books from their library and adds music and sound effects at just the right time to make you sound like an actor reading a book on tape! This thing truly adds pizzazz to your read-alouds!
If you have an iOS or Android device, you can download it for free, set up a free account and you're off and running! Some books in their library are available digitally, but most require you to have the actual physical book.
All you have to do once you've downloaded and set up an account is pick your book, wait for the soundtrack to install, and then start reading!
The video above is me reading the poem 'The Cow' by Robert Louis Stevenson with Novel Effect's accompaniment.
Side note: This has been a big hit in my home with my two kids! 'The Book with No Pictures' by BJ Novak had them absolutely rolling with laughter!