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Life of Fred Beginning Readers Set #1
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Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt
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Kids already love the Life of Fred stories, now they can read more stories to develop their reading skills! This set includes the first six books of the Life of Fred Beginner Reader Series. That comes down to less than $6 per book!

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

Product Description

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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? 

The first six books of the Life of Fred Beginning Reader Series - Blue, Bus, Lake, Potato Dreams, Ducks, Rain

Each book contains 32 pages. 

To see sample pages, click here.


The set includes the following six titles:

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


 Life of Fred Eden #2 Bus:
      Take the bus with Fred and Kingee to the lake with Life of Fred Bus!


Life of Fred Eden #3 Lake:
      Fred goes on a hike and learns how to deal with wild life in Life of Fred Lake!


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


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


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


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  • LOVE these book!
    Oct 26, 2016

    my boys and I love Life of Fred. Very fun, funny & educational. My 8.5 year old did the math and my 7 year did the reading! Love them all. Highly recommend! Love educents!

    Ida B - Parent - Member Since October 2016
  • fun fred
    Jul 26, 2016

    Even though I would not say that these books are good for learning to read per se, they are fun to read. They are engaging for kids and parents alike. My 7 year old son really likes the Life of Fred series. After buying this set, we just bought the second set of readers and Life of Fred: Dogs. Eventually, I plan to buy set #3 and the second set of elementary math books. I'm planning on keeping all of our Life of Fred books for the younger siblings and beyond. Love that they are quality hardcover copies. My only complaint is that the author does not always use complete sentences.

    Kayla C - Homeschooler, Parent - Member Since June 2016
  • Great, but....
    May 24, 2016

    I wish I could add a half star, but, I can't...

    If I was basing my review solely on the quality of the book, and not the content inside, I would give these books 5 stars. The quality of the physical book is impeccable. Library quality.

    It's the content that I'm not as impressed with. The grammar is pretty awful, as is the transition between chapters. When the goal of these books is to aid a younger ageset with reading, it is frustrating that the 11yr older sibling is able to call out all of the grammatical errors in the book. Example, singular vs. plural usage.

    In addition, the transitions from chapter to chapter are at times disorientingly disjointed. One transition makes sense, the others you need to read 3-5 pages before you make the connection between chapters.

    Finally, there are charmingly simple illustrations, and then there are genuinely crude illustrations, these books contain mostly the latter... The singular hand drawn characters are endearing, but once they are combined with mixed media (photographs, clip-art) the images themselves become very pixelated, jarring and incohesive. Even the 5yr old began to complain about the "too many types of pictures!" In the book.

    In conclusion, while we think the books are amusing, it's more from the POV that the grammar and imagery just didn't mesh, and that was comical (for the adults), but still not quite what we were looking for in terms of bridging the gap between kindergarten and first grade.

    Eva B - Super-hero - Member Since May 2016
  • LOF Eden Set 1 Readers are Engaging!
    Mar 01, 2016

    We have used LOF Math for our 13 yr. old son and we love it! So when I saw that Educents had the LOF readers at an outstanding price---I snapped them up for our granddaughter. At the time we did not think our 22 month old granddaughter would be interested in them. But, when she saw the 1st book she keep saying "Blue, Blue" so we read it to her-then she signed more, more- yes she is hooked and loves them! That you Educents for selling the best educational material at an affordable price ~

    Firstname L - Member Since November 2013
  • My 4 year old loves them!
    Mar 01, 2016

    My daughter would hear her older brother talk about his Life of Fred math books, and she wanted to read them. I bought these for her, and she was very excited. She asked me to read all the books to her. She felt like she had some important books and was very proud of herself when she could read some of the words. Great for young kids.

    Julie A - Homeschooler - Member Since August 2015

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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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