Decodable Books

As your child is learning to read, it will be important to find just right books for him/her to read. Let your child look at any books that interest them. Read them books that are beyond their reading level so they continue to expand their vocabulary, but also provide them with a lot of books that are decodable. Decodable means that the majority of words that they are reading contain familiar concepts. If you child is learning how to read short vowel words, then the books should have a majority of short vowel words and not have a lot of concepts that they haven't been introduced to yet. 

We have partnered with the Wildwood Public Library to help beginning readers have access to decodable books! The library staff was excited to join us and they have acquired a growing collection of decodable books that are ready to checkout! You can browse the catalog HERE.  This initiative was in conjunction with a grassroots organization in New York called Teach My Kid to Read and is part of their Road to Decode project. 

Click here to print off a brochure to help figure out which decodable books your child will benefit from.

The collection of decodables at Wildwood Public Library

Here are other sources that you can access to find decodable books to print or buy:

More information on decodable texts
Free printable phonics books from the Measured Mom
All About Reading Decodable Books
Sounds Like Reading Decodable Books
Dog on a Log Books
Decoable Chapter Books
SPELD Phonics Books (These are from Australia--so the language may differ)
Starfall Books (These are paper books from the popular website)
Simple Word Books
Whole Phonics
YouKan Decodable Books

If you have decodable books that you don't need anymore, please consider donating them to the Reading Room or to the Wildwood Public Library. We would love to add them to our collection.


Our Mission

The mission of Wildwood Elementary School, the joyful Zephyr family dedicated to building the foundational pathway of learner agency and personal excellence, is to ensure that each student has intrinsic passion for life and learning with compassion for oneself and others, through a vital system distinguished by:

  • A culture of exploration, play, wonder, and creativity
  • An equitable learning experience for all 
  • A community that builds authentic relationships, a sense of belonging, collaboration, and trust 
  • A culture that views challenges as opportunities to persevere and grow 
  • An array of exceptional and global learning experiences that cultivate academic, social, and emotional growth
Wildwood Elementary School ISD #832
8698 75th Street North, Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.407.2100
Fax: 651.407.2125
Attendance: 651.407.2108
Our School
At Wildwood Elementary School, we honor the whole child and teach future-ready skills of inspiring curiosity, embracing change, and turning ideas into action. Our talented teachers and staff members work with students in small class sizes and nurture a culture of excellence that has become the expectation and norm. Our students learn social-emotional skills alongside academic core areas in order to gain the foundation for academic success. In addition, they have the opportunity to engage in learning with specialists in gym, art, media, music, and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) classes. Our elementary school is surrounded by green space and our students enjoy recess at our natural playground and attend classes in our outdoor classroom. We have an engaged and supportive parent community who volunteers and supports the school with academic opportunities and tools. Our District is a leader in engineering and science and we value academic areas that will spark curiosity, fuel creativity, and instill a lifelong passion for innovation in our students.