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Affordable, interesting and fully decodable stories to support systematic teaching of phonics for adults and teens, that's the TAP Library. Books at our levels 2 and 3 (the phonics progression planned is outlined on this page) are especially hard to find so our initial goal is to grow this series of decodable books at those levels. Adults and teens with dyslexia and other learning difficulties will love these apps designed by experts with their needs in mind.

Level 1

The Plan is a fully decodable text at level 1 of TAP series

“The Plan”

After being caught running drugs for a criminal gang, Tim is in prison and feels isolated and depressed. The only thing that keeps him going is the memory of his girlfriend, Ann, and his plan for their future together. But is this realistic or is his future in tatters because of his stupid grab for dangerous, easy money? 1520 words, Level 1


15-year-old Will comforts his menagerie of pets late into the night. A light-hearted story of a caring boy with a love of animals.

“Lit Sick”

Sam is dyslexic and hates literature class at high school. He’s becoming depressed about it and is beginning to refuse to go to school. Can anyone help him feel better about himself and help him through Lit Class?

“The Cat”

This is a light-hearted story of Mr. Tibb, a cat who enjoys his home, his plate of fish and the occasional adventure in town. See what he gets up to in this playful story. 1200 words. Level 1.

“Mad As Hell”

As a boy in school, Ed was bullied by Dan, who came from an abusive home. Now an adult, Ed is still bullied by Dan, but there may be a way to end the bullying and help Dan get a second chance. Like Ed’s boss Sal and her friend Liz, you'll cheer for Ed and admire his courage and heart. 1200 words. Level 1.

Level 2



In this story set in a rough area of London, a teenage boy and his mother struggle to adjust to life in a new home and new neighbourhood. 816 words

The Dog Man is a decodable book at TAP level 2 for teen and adult emergent readers

“The Dog Man”

After a hard life, the Dog Man finds himself living day-to-day on a beach in California with only a dog to care for him. A compelling story of ambition, hard work, risk, love, loss and survival. 1144 words

Kid Mum is a phonics reader with the mature theme of teenage pregnancy. Decodable and serious.

“Kid Mom”

Young Kat falls for Mick and finds herself pregnant.  Who can she turn to for help? How can she tell her parents and what will they think of her? This fully decodable story is sure to spark discussion. 1834 words

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“The Gas Men: The Test”

Having turned 17, Max must take the “Gas Test”, dreaded by all teenagers in this dystopian Earth of the future. Will he pass and join the elite, privileged H1 class or remain a lowly H2? If he does pass, what will become of his friends and family? This dystopian science-fiction story is a page-turner! 2114 words


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The Gas Men 2 is a phonics book for older beginners in the Teen and Adult phonics digital library

“The Gas Men 2"

Having passed the Gas Test, Max has moved to the exclusive and luxurious H1 compound where he should be happy but finds he isn’t. He was forced to leave so much behind. Will he forget his past and perhaps become a Gas Man? Or will he try to discover who the mysterious man in red is and perhaps make life fairer for everyone both H1 and H2?

“The Gas Men 3"

Max passed the Gas Test and was transported to the perfect world of the H1 lands. However, he soon discovered that the H1 lands were far from perfect. Something is coming that will change both the H1 lands and The Trench forever. Will Max and his family survive?

Level 3



“Life Is A Joke"

Kate has a huge crush on Jake. But will she find a way to let him know by Valentine’s Day? This is a light-hearted story of friendship and romance but also of finding one’s voice and using assistive technology to overcome the challenges of dyslexia. 3900 words, Level 3

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