Amazon Rapids is a new reading app for children ages 5 – 12 that offers a fun and engaging approach to storytelling. Explore an ever expanding library of hundreds of illustrated short stories delivered in a playful and unique format.
Amazon Rapids takes a new approach to storytelling for children, designed to build confidence and make reading fun! Short stories come to life as readers tap to reveal each line of dialogue at their own pace. Encourage independent reading with stories that can be completed in minutes, turn on Read Along for full-cast audio, or read aloud together.

Amazon Rapids Key Features:
- Read Along with full cast audio
- Tap a word for pronunciation
- Built-in Glossary
- Parent Dashboard

What's New

Version 1.0.26

“Thank you for being an Amazon Rapids reader. We regularly update the app to try and bring you and your reader the best experience we can. This version focuses on fixing bugs for a better customer experience.”

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings

Can’t find price


Will not show you price unless you download the app. For that and that alone will use different product. If you go to the website makes you come back here to download.

Developer Response


Amazon Rapids is currently available for free to all Amazon customers. Existing Rapids customers can continue to access their profiles and stories uninterrupted, and will no longer be charged a subscription fee for the service.

Thank you for your feedback!

-The Amazon Rapids Team

Excellent App and Worth Investment!


So far this app is working for my kids flawlessly, to date that's 2 months. The service is also worth the cost. My daughter was not a lover of books.. In fact when it was reading time, as a 2nd grader, she treated reading as a punishment and made it a fight EVERY SINGLE TIME.. Books, product labels, any and every thing with words was met with frustration. I came across a deal to try Rapids and saw how much it would be and thought that, because the short stories are set up like threaded text communications, that she might be more inclined to try a little harder and fight a little less. It turns out that was an understated estimate: After a few days, she was asking to read when it wasn't reading time. She's trying out paper books.. She reads product labels and things on the tv such as subtitles. In conclusion, the service is worth it. For strong or less strong readers.

Perfect - from a school librarian


As a school librarian, former reading teacher and mom of 3, I have used and reviewed a huge number of e-reading apps. This is hands-down one of my new favorites mostly because it instantly engaged my reluctant 9 year old son and kept him happily reading for an hour the first time he touched the app. It is a perfect bridge for our students today who may be looking for a way to read in the way most adults tend to these days (small snippets at a time) and also allows kids to constantly DO something - tap for the next text. I love it! I am hoping to find a way to get this in the hands of my students, but have to find a way to get a subscription for 260 students......


59.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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