1. What is Amazon Rapids?

Amazon Rapids is a reading app for children ages 5 - 12 that offers a fun and engaging approach to storytelling. Explore a library of hundreds of illustrated short stories delivered in a playful and unique format.

Key Amazon Rapids features include:

  • Stories Just like a Screenplay - Stories on Amazon Rapids are told through the lens of characters conversing with each other, coming to life one message at a time.
  • A Read Along Mode - Kids listen to voice actors reading their favorite stories while following along with word highlighting as the adventure unfolds.
  • Tap to Say & Built-in glossary - Kids can simply tap a word to hear its pronunciation, or hold the word see its definition. Each time kids look up a word it's automatically added to their glossary for easy reference.
  • Hundreds of Stories - Kids can explore a library of hundreds of titles spanning adventure, fantasy, humor, mystery, science fiction, and sports.
  • Age-appropriate content - All content is thoughtfully edited to be appropriate for kids ages 5 -12.

2. When will Amazon Rapids be available for free and how do I get the app?

Amazon Rapids is currently available for free to Amazon customers and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. Upon launching the app, you will be asked to log in using your Amazon account email and password.

3. What if I don't have an Amazon account?

If you don't have an Amazon account, you can create one for free by clicking here and following the on-screen instructions.

4. Will my child's profiles and reading activity within Amazon Rapids be at all affected by these changes?

No, you may be asked to use your Amazon account email and password to log back into Amazon Rapids, but all profiles, reading activity, and parent dashboard data will be unaffected.

5. Will new stories continue to be added to the Amazon Rapids app?

No, there are hundreds of stories currently available in Amazon Rapids for kids ages 5 - 12 that we hope will engage your young reader. At this time we do not have plans to add new stories to the Rapids library.

6. I'm already a Rapids' customer, do I need to do anything for these changes to take place?

No, in most cases existing Amazon Rapids customers will not need to take any action for these changes to occur. Please note that you may be asked to log back into Amazon Rapids using your Amazon account email and password.