DSF Service Update

DSF’s South Perth office is currently following normal office hours. The DSF bookshop is operating as usual, with Click & Collect and delivery options available.  Visitors to DSF are required to sign in via the SafeWA app or a paper form.

News from the Bookstore


The new Tam and Pat decodable series developed by the team at
DSF and Little Learners Love Literacy.

   Each story is set in regional Australia where Tam and Pat live, play and go to school.  In these stories we are introduced to Pat, Tam, Mum and Dad plus their two pets, Sam and Tip.  The Tam and Pat readers feature the same stories as the original Little Learners decodable readers Stage 1 to 4 however the characters and illustrations have been modified to reflect our unique way of life.

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Featured Resources

Understanding Learning Difficulties

These guides are developed by DSF to provide teachers, educators and parents with access to evidence-based advice on supporting students with learning difficulties or diagnosed specific learning disorders. 

Little Learners Love Literacy®

A structured and sequential phonics-based literacy program developed in Australia. This program provides young readers with engaging stories, activities and games to assist in the development of literacy skills.
Browse Little Learners Love Literacy®

Phonic Books

Browse the popular Dandelion, Totem, Talisman, Alba and Magic Belt Series of readers and activity books.
Browse all Phonic Books

Sounds Write

Sounds~Write© is an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading, spelling and writing utilising a linguistic phonic approach.
Browse all Sounds Write

Talk for Writing

A proven approach to teaching writing that is engaging and motivating for students and teachers alike. Talk for Writing was developed by Pie Corbett and Julia Strong in the United Kingdom and has been rapidly gaining popularity in schools across Australia.
Browse all Talk for Writing


Recently added

Dragon Eggs Series
Cognitive Load Theory in Action
Understanding Language Difficulties
How We Learn - The New Science of Education and the Brain

Bookshop News

09 February 2021
New decodable series
The new Tam and Pat decodable series developed by the team at DSF and Little Learners Love Literacy is now available through the DSF online bookshop.
03 November 2020
New Resource coming soon: Bridge the Gap
Phonemic awareness instruction for older learners is meant to be short so a Bridge the Gap lesson is 5-7 minutes in length allowing time for an intervention to also include instruction in phonics and provide an opportunity for students to apply the f ...
18 September 2020
Book Shop Open Day
Book Shop Open Day October 2020
10 November 2018
My Dyslexic Journey
My Dyslexic Journey provides insight into the challenges of Dyslexia.
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