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.

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FAQs


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: orders@decodablereadersaustralia.com.au 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?

If you are school wishing to pay for your order once you receive your goods, please download our order form and email it to: orders@decodablereadersaustralia.com.au along with your purchase order.

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
Email: info@decodablereadersaustralia.com.au
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
purchasing them.

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
Sound Order
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.