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Life of Fred Beginning Reader Complete Set
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Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt
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Kids LOVE this 18 book series that walks children through various stages of reading development with engaging content. Trust us, kids won't put these down and fall in love with the main character, Fred. 

For ages 4+

The entire set is less than $6 book. 

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This product is shipped via Media Mail. The average shipping time is 7-10 days.

Product Description

Who is it for?

  • Beginner readers (ages 4 and up)


Why buy?

Kids already love the Life of Fred stories, now they can read more stories to develop their reading skills!

When you do the math, you are getting each book for less than $6!


What is included? 

Grab the COMPLETE set of 18 Life of Fred beginning reader books. 

Kids actually want to read these books!

Each book contains 32 pages. 

To see sample pages, click here.


The set includes the following 18 Life of Fred titles:

Eden #1 Blue:
      Meet Fred and his doll and kick off the series with Life of Fred Blue.

 Eden #2 Bus:
      Take the bus with Fred and Kingie to the lake with Life of Fred Bus.

Eden #3 Lake:
      Fred goes on a hike and learns how to deal with wildlife in Life of Fred Lake.

Eden #4 Potato Dreams:
      Learn to talk about your dreams, make french fries, and learn why Kingie wears two different hats with Life of Fred Potato Dreams.

Eden #5 Ducks:
      Learn about three emotions: sad, happy, and afraid with Life of Fred Ducks.

Eden #6 Rain:
     Fred and Kingie are stuck in the rain! Read along as they deal with ducks laying eggs in Life of Fred Rain.

Eden #7 Mud
      Make a mud hat, swim in a lake and find out how pizza solves everything in Life of Fred Mud.

Eden #8 Night
      Help Fred learn how to read a clock, know the days of the week and wait for the bus in Life of Fred Night! 

Eden #9 Dawn
      Learn the difference between purple, magenta, and violet as Fred encounters all three in Life of Fred Dawn. 

Eden #10 House
     Read along and follow Fred as he prepares the land to build his house and make it duck proof in Life of Fred House!

Eden #11 Windows
      How can you let sunlight in but keep the ducks out? Learn why you need windows and how to buy and install windows.  Follow along with Fred as he solves this problem  

      with Life of Fred Windows

Eden #12 Kitchen
      Kingie is hungry but can't make anything without a kitchen! Follow Fred as he builds himself a kitchen and selects a stove and a refrigerator in Life of Fred Kitchen

Eden #13 Electricity
     Women as well as men can be electricians. Electricity does not just magically come from outlets. Kids shouldn't play with electricity. Bach did not own a cell phone.

Eden #14 Dinner
     A dime is 10 cents. Kitchens need water. Direction: right. North, South, East, and West, on a US Map. A dozen minus one is eleven

Eden #15 Evening
     Sharing spaghetti with a duck. 6 + 1 = 7. Washing dishes by hand. Becoming an oil painter. Saying thank you. Learning to work neatly.

Eden #16 Garden
     Ducks don't have teeth. Planting a garden that the ducks won't eat. Seven kinds of fruit trees. How to plant a tree.What roots are. Why we water plants. Mistakes are a part of learning something new

Eden #17 Peach
     It takes several years until you get fruit. Giving a gift makes the giver happy. Making peach butter, peach leather, peach salad, and peach pizza. Not taking things that

     aren't yours. Boat Safety. One dollar and $1 mean the same thing.

Eden #18 Going Home
     Review the days of the week. Show how not to sell a house. Introduce the ordinal numbers: first, second, third. Give a picture of what 100 looks like

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Ask The Seller

Do you ship to Malaysia? If so, how much would be the shipping fee and how long is the duration?

Asked by a Homeschooler, Parent, and Super-hero on August 25th, 2016 (Edited)

Yes! You can find shipping policies here: Shipping time to Asia can vary, but you should expect at least two weeks.

Answered by Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt on August 25th, 2016 (Edited)

My daughter is going into 3rd grade and reads at a 5th grade level. Which Life of Fred readers should I begin with as this is our first time with Life of Fred.

Asked by a Parent on May 23rd, 2016 (Edited)

Beginning Readers may be a little low for her. Please check out the Language Arts series for more challenging material:

Answered by Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt on July 11th, 2016 (Edited)

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  • Love it!
    Aug 29, 2016

    This is a superb set. I cannot be happier , our 5 year old loves this and I'm so glad!! He loves numbers but not crazy about reading, now it's easy!

    Sarah O - Parent - Member Since September 2015
    Aug 10, 2016

    My kids have been loving these books and they've been SUCH a great addition to our homeschool lessons. My boys in particular just LOVE these. I highly recommend them for any family, homeschooled or not. :)

    Sabrina S - Member Since November 2013
  • these look great!
    Jul 09, 2016

    my kids need motivation for reading practice, so since we love the math by Life of Fred i decided to get these... cant wait to use them this fall!

    Christina C - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher, Super-hero - Member Since August 2015
  • More Fred!
    Jul 05, 2016

    My son was so excited when these came in the mail! He loves LOF Math and these reading books are great!!

    Megan K - Homeschooler, Parent - Member Since June 2016
  • Unexpected!
    Jun 21, 2016

    I wasn't really sure what to expect from these readers. I've gone through two boys already, teaching them to read out of simple readers that start with CVC (consonent-vowel-consonent) words. I'm soon to start with my 3rd boy in reading, and bought this set because I've heard great things about their math program. I read through the first couple books, and they are definitely no simple CVC books. And I like it! We don't dumb down the way we talk with our boys, and this book doesn't either. It's true there is occassionally one word per page, or short sentences, and even an incomplete sentence or two (that bothers the grammar-nazi in me). But overall, the story is fun, and it introduces several concepts in each book. Students will be reading longer/more difficult words sooner than a reader learning out of the more simple books. I really like these and can't wait to get started with boy #3 (and then boy #4 in a couple years as well.

    Carrie B - Member Since November 2013

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The Life of Fred contains fun stories about a child prodigy math genius your students can follow along as he gives real-world examples of everything from math to language arts. In the Life of Fred Elementary Math Series, your students will learn everything from telling time, division, beginning algebra, and more!


You can purchase one book at a time or the entire set at a discounted price! Order more as their skills progress such as the Life of Fred Intermediate Series that incorporate biology, physics, and economics using pre-algebra formulas.


The stories carry on through the exercises, and many of the books have a series of quizzes that bridge them to the next chapter. Some books have all the problem solutions in them, while others have separate answer keys or companions.

Written by Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt, these affordable books were designed to keep your students engaged in math while also following along a storyline. Perfect for independent study, each unit teaches concepts that can be applied using real-world examples. Find out more by reading this blog post!


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