Amazon Introduces Kindle Paperwhite Kids, Providing Distraction-Free Reading Time for Kids to Explore Thousands of New and Classic Titles
New waterproof Kindle Paperwhite Kids arrives with a 6.8” glare-free display that appears like real paper, even in sunlight; battery that lasts up to 10 weeks; 1-year of
The average Kindle Kids reader reads more than an hour a day, supported by features like Vocabulary Builder, reward badges, and Word Wise
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Kindle Paperwhite Kids includes a one-year subscription to
“The new Kindle Paperwhite Kids makes it easy and fun for kids to read with access to books kids love from award-winning, diverse authors,” said
Kid-Friendly Content and Features
Every Kindle Paperwhite Kids comes with 1 year of
Latest hits and award-winners. Explore popular titles like Divergent,
Spy School, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid; books from series like Keeper of the Lost Cities, Percy Jackson, Enchanted Forest Chronicles, and Harry Potter; and titles that have won the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott KingAward, Children’s Choice Award, and more, all in the AmazonKids+ library.
Add from your library. Get instant access to new releases and bestsellers, plus over a million titles at
$2.99or less to add even more stories to your child’s Kindle Paperwhite Kids library.
Switch seamlessly between reading and listening. When kids want to listen to a book instead of reading one, they can use Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones with Audible. With
AmazonKids+, hundreds of Audible books are available, including gaming and tween books Escape from the Overworld and Way of the Warrior; classics like The Secret Garden and Peter Pan; and Audible Originals like Interview with the Robot and The Mystwick School of Musicraft.
- Educational tools to build literacy skills. Kindle Paperwhite Kids includes Word Wise offering quick definitions above a word to minimize interruptions, and Vocabulary Builder that creates flashcards of words looked up in the Kindle dictionary for review and learning. It also offers OpenDyslexic, a font preferred by some readers with dyslexia.
- Achievement badges. Kids can challenge themselves to read more and earn badges like Serious Reader and Book Worm when they make progress towards pre-defined goals.
- Parental controls. Within the easy to use Parent Dashboard, grown-ups can view reading progress, add books to their child's library, and more. As Kindle Paperwhite Kids is designed only for reading, kids do not have access to the Internet, social media, or an ability to make any surprise purchases. And coming soon, parents can use the Bedtime feature to ensure their kids get proper time for sleep, and are well rested for the next day’s adventures.
Designed for a Distraction-Free Reading Experience
Kindle Paperwhite Kids is purpose built for reading. By design, it is distraction-free to help kids discover their love of books and develop their literacy skills.
- Read anytime, anywhere: The new Kindle Paperwhite Kids has a black and white glare-free display. And if the mood strikes after lights out, Kindle Paperwhite Kids has an adjustable warm light to shift the shade of the screen from white light to a warm amber.
- Waterproof and worry-free: Kids can take their Kindle Paperwhite Kids with them wherever they want to go—whether they’re reading before bedtime, playing at the pool, or taking a family trip to the beach. It has been tested to withstand accidental immersion in water, and with a 2-year worry-free guarantee, if it breaks, return it, and we'll replace it for free.
- Improved, immersive design: It features a large 6.8-inch 300 ppi glare-free display that appears like real paper, with small borders, fast page turns, and a thin design. It also includes a cover that’s made to last—with magnets that close the cover securely and a durable exterior that protects it from scratches.
- Convenience for kids on the go: Kindle Paperwhite Kids can last up to 10 weeks on a single battery charge, and can charge from zero to full battery in 2.5 hours or less, using a 9W adapter or larger, making it the perfect device for families and kids on the go.
“Reading plays a critical and foundational role in a child’s learning, creativity, social-emotional health, and cognitive development. Reading is where children learn to decode the written word and create characters, worlds, and new ideas of their very own,” said
Pricing and Availability
The all-new Kindle Paperwhite Kids is