Welcome to Decodable Readers Australia
‘The SECRET of getting kids to read… Give them books they CAN actually read!’
Beginner readers need beginner books that are interesting and engaging.
Guide children on their ‘learn to read’ journey
About Decodable Readers Australia
We have created a series of learn to read books, that are designed to be matched to a child’s developing knowledge of phonics. With 20 books in each level, children are extensively supported as they master each stage of reading.
Our decodable readers have been carefully designed to incorporate the development of phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary and fluency. Children will love getting to know Nat and her Aussie pals as they travel and explore Australia.
Phonics and decoding skills are imperative parts of a child’s reading development
A significant body of research has highlighted the instructional routines that have the biggest impact on student learning, to literacy practices. Specifically, the research demonstrates that students achieve better results when they are taught phonics based approaches (Hattie 2009, 2012).
Children will not learn to read if they cannot decode words. Decoding is knowing the letters, or groups of letters that represent the sounds that we can hear. The more sounds a child can recognise, the more words they are able to read.
We can surround children with wonderful books that tell amazing stories and facts, but if these books are made up of words with sounds that children cannot recognise, they will fail to read independently.
We’re here for educators and parents too
Being educators and parents ourselves, we understand the value of having helpful information at your fingertips. Our website and our apps have a wealth of information and activities to help you guide children through their ‘learning to read’ journey.
Contact our educators for more information about systematic phonics
For more information on how systematic phonics and decodable readers work, please feel free to get in touch with our educators. We’ll happily answer your questions.
How do I purchase resources?
You can order directly through our online shop on this website and pay using your credit/debit card. If you are
school wishing to pay for your order once you receive your goods, please download our order form and email it
to: firstname.lastname@example.org along with your purchase order. An invoice will be emailed to you
and your order dispatched.
Download our order form
Can my school be invoiced?
An invoice will be emailed to you and your order dispatched. Alternatively you can create a purchase order directly in our online shop. . Please add what you wish to order in your shopping cart. Create an account and instead of ticking payment, please tick ‘Purchase Order’.
Can I order if I live outside of Australia?
We send our readers worldwide. Please add what you wish to order in your shopping cart. Create an account and instead of ticking payment, please tick ‘Purchase Order’. We will calculate your shipping costs and email you an invoice, once payment is made your order will be dispatched immediately
Can you give advice on which books are suitable for my class or child?
We are always on hand to offer advice and support to you. Please feel free to contact us via email or phone
and one of our educators will be more than happy to assist you.
Can you replace a lost book?
Our readers come direct to us from our printer as a complete set, however please contact us to request a quote
for your lost and damaged readers and we will make arrangements for a replacement.
What are your contact details?
Decodable Readers Australia – ABN: 35 615 570 342 ACN: 615 570 342
Phone: 07 5514 0729
Address: P.O Box 635, Helensvale 4212, QLD
How will my order be shipped?
You can be confident that your order will be handled efficiently and dispatched in a prompt and timely matter.
In the rare event of a parcel going missing, a replacement will be issued, assuming the correct shipping
information was provided when you completed your order.
We send all of our orders using Sendle who contract to Couriers Please and Fastway Couriers. We are able to
track our parcels in transit to ensure that they have been delivered safely.
- Shipping in Australia is a flat rate of $15.95
- International destinations will incur a shipping charge and will be invoiced once we have your full shipping address.
Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have a question about the delivery of your order.
Do you offer a refund if I change my mind?
Unfortunately there are no refunds if you change your mind, so please carefully research the items before
What do I do if my order arrives damaged?
We take great care to package our parcels well, however we realise that damage sometimes may occur during
shipping. In this unlikely event, we are able to put in a claim with the courier company that delivered your
parcel. For us to be able to do this we require you to retain all of the original packaging and report the damage
as soon as the parcel is received. Due to insurance limitations, we can only accept returns on damaged goods
within 7 days so please contact us immediately if your parcel arrives damaged.
What if I’m missing a book?
We take great care in ensuring our orders are packed correctly. All orders are checked twice and are recorded
before being dispatched. In the unlikely event that you receive an incomplete order please report any shortages
within 48 hours of delivery.
Do your prices include GST?
The prices on our website are shown inclusive of GST. The GST total is shown in your shopping basket.
What are the sequence of sounds introduced in your readers?
Decodable Readers Australia
Level 1 – s, a, t, p, i, n, nn
Level 2 – m, d, g (goat), o, c (cat), k, ck, e, u, r, ss,
Level 3 – b, h, f, l, j, v, w, x, y, z, ll, ff, zz
Level 4 – sh, ch, th (them), th (thin), qu, ng, wh, ph, g (gem), c
(city), gg, bb, tt, rr, pp, dd, mm
Level 5 – ay, ai, ee, ea, igh, ie, ow, oa, ew, ue
Level 6 – oi, oy, oo, oo, ou, ow, er, ir, ur, ar, or
Level 7 – a_e, e_e, I_e, o_e, u_e, a (baby), e (we), y (funny), i (find), y (sky),o (go)
Level 8 – air, are, ear, eer, ore, aw, ou, ew, dge, tch
View the Scope and Sequence
Can I receive a quote?
You can create a quote directly in our online shop. Please add the resources you wish to be quoted on into your shopping cart and enter you contact details. In the payment section please click on ‘Quote’ and a quote will be sent to you within 24 hours.
Your decodable readers are a fantastic resource to support our students in their reading journey, offering engaging and well sequenced progression of text. Our students and teachers alike love the Australian characters in your readers and the questions in the back of the books are an excellent resource to support parents when reading with their children. Thank you for your fabulous work!
Our school has purchased all published levels of the Decodable Texts since their inception. Our teachers love the Australian themed readers, as they are aligned to the explicit teaching of letters in the order matching Jolly Phonics. An excellent resource, valued by not only our Early Years teachers but also by other teachers across the school, who teach students with learning difficulties. Well done! We look forward to the next levels (5 & 6) to be available.
THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A KID WHO HATES READING. THERE ARE KIDS WHO LOVE READING, AND KIDS WHO ARE READING THE WRONG BOOK.
We are using your readers in our whole school reading program because they are the most appealing, well sequenced readers we can find. It’s great to have some Australian themed decodables. Keep up the good work, and we look forward to our continuing relationship.
We stumbled across Australian Decodable Readers by accident and were totally thrilled when we did. Not only did they link directly to the phonics program we were implementing at the school, they had an Australian theme. We use both the big books and the student books in the classroom teaching program and the students then take the small books home to consolidate their learning. The decodable readers are crucial for allowing students to generalise phonemic awareness, phonics and sight word skills taught whilst engaging with texts.
We use and recommend Decodable Readers Australia to our clients who are requiring extra assistance with reading and spelling. The readers systematically introduce the sounds to the child and the words gradually increase in length and complexity. The children like the characters and the pictures don’t provide too much information about what is written, so that children are encouraged to decode the words rather than guess what the words are. I would highly recommend these readers to any parent, school, or educator or therapist, for all children learning to read – not just those experiencing difficulties