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

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......

Subscription Trouble


I want to start out saying that my kids love this app and I am mostly a fan. It's impossible to upgrade to a full subscription, though, if you let the free subscription lapse. I finally just signed back up for a free subscription with a regular subscription starting in 2 weeks, but can't access the full library for two weeks while I wait to be billed. I could not figure out any other way. So we will wait I suppose, but I am frustrated.

Developer Response


To launch Rapids, please download the Amazon Rapids app from an app store or, at If you have not registered your account, please go to and register. To launch Rapids, go back to the app and login with your Amazon account.

If you continue to experience any issues, please contact customer support at


-The Rapids Team


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

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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