Feb 21 2018

February: Love, Sport and Spirit

This month the Rapids team has added dozens of stories commemorating Valentine’s Day and the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang!

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Oct 10 2017

Amazon Storytime Alexa Skill Launch

The Amazon Storytime Alexa skill is now available for all Echo devices, and offers a growing collection of professionally narrated short stories for kids 5-12. The collection features stories read by Aidy Bryant (known for her roles on Saturday Night Live) and Tom Kenny (known as the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants) from the Amazon Rapids library, and will be joined by additional Audible short stories in the near future. To access the skill, just say "Alexa, ask Amazon Storytime to read me a story" or "Alexa, read me bedtime a story".

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Aug 02 2017

Amazon Rapids aims to help kids develop a love for reading

Over the past several years there has been a declining trend of kids aged 6-17 reading for fun. As we all know, developing strong reading skills are important - they help us excel at school, make sense of the signs on a freeway, and enjoy the latest graphic novel. For children, reading can help expose them to faraway places, animals, and cultures, and can greatly enrich their lives. 

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Aug 01 2017

Amazon Rapids Launches Signature Stories

During Comic-Con International 2017 in San Diego, Amazon Rapids announced the launch of Signature Stories, a new program bringing the characters kids already know and love to original short stories exclusive to Rapids. Amazon Studios is the first to join Signature Stories, featuring new stories from children’s TV shows Niko and the Sword of Light and Danger & Eggs.

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