Welcome to Spearwood Press

BRI-ARI are great value, easy-to-use books to teach any child to read. The programme consists of over 150 decodable readers that support synthetic phonics.

The features of the BRI-ARI range of books include:

  • Only five sounds are introduced in the first three books. These gradually increase at child-pace, with frequent repetitions. "I can read books!" becomes a reality.
  • The stories are meticulously structured, with lively animal characters and clever plots that immediately engage the child’s attention.
  • Careful introduction of new sound-letter(s), intense decoding practice and overlearning ensure that children understand how to read.
  • The books can be used alone, with other genuine synthetic phonics  programmes,  as an intervention with struggling readers, and  with children diagnosed with dyslexia.
  • No external workbooks or drill. The focus is on the "how to" of reading text.

To find out more about the entire range of BRI-ARI and booster books visit the products page or  use the navigation above to view each product individually.

Learn more about the success of the BRI-ARI books and teaching children to read by visiting the research section for case studies, testimonial/anecdotal records and technical papers.

Spearwood Press  also offers  help with  Getting Started section and Free Resources.



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Spearwood Press is  the Australian supplier for the BRI-ARI series of books.

Orders can be placed online , by phone or email:

Enquiries from schools and bulk orders please contact :

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Phone: (08) 9494 1976


Pam Corbyn

Pam Corbyn is a specialist literacy teacher with Dyslexia Speld Foundation WA, and the owner of Spearwood Press.

BRI-ARI books have formed the basis of her teaching of reading for many years.

Early Intervention for Struggling Readers

BRI-ARI is a gentle and lively introduction to early reading instruction and begins with just three words and five sounds. The scheme provides the 'know-how' that is essential for struggling readers.

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Comprehensive Instruction for Tutors & Education Support Teachers

BRI-ARI’s uncomplicated structure and straightforward directions allow specialist tutors and SENCOs to teach virtually all pupils to read, including those with significant instructional challenges.

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Effective Reading Instruction for Home Use

If a child can participate in everyday conversation, then he/she can start to read with BRI-ARI. These books are carefully structured to ensure that all children can read right from the start.

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English as a Foreign Language and ESL

BRI-ARI is the result of many years of research and development by linguists and educational psychologists. It has been extensively trialed and tested. The text is well suited to children who do not have English as their home language.

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Compatible with Synthetic Phonics Instruction

BRI-ARI, a feast of books for children, contains text that is 100% decodable. Children receive ample practice in handling known letter/sound correspondences in order to read fluently before proceeding to the next book.

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