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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!

Life of Fred Beginning Readers Set #2 and Set #3 are here!

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:
      Meet 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 Kingie 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:
      Learn 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 Kingie are stuck in the rain! Read along as they deal with ducks laying eggs in Life of Fred Rain.

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  • Well worth the investment!
    Jun 02, 2016

    We tried out these books recently and have fallen in love with them. Our oldest will be 6 soon and was struggling with confidence in her reading abilities. She honestly just didn't even want to try. These books helped coax her back into the wonderful world of reading by taking her mind off of the task at hand. They're silly and fun while also being educational. Love Life of Fred!

    Emily V - Homeschooler, Parent, Super-hero - Member Since May 2016
  • Wonderful Introduction to Reading
    May 16, 2016

    This beginner's series is a hit with my 4 year old. With his older siblings having the LOF math books, he wanted some of his own so I ordered this set for him. He is absolutely in love with it and it has helped him to identify some common words. These are his go to books when asked to read.

    Aimee S - Member Since July 2014
  • Confidence
    Apr 19, 2016

    My youngest has seen me use Fred books with her older brother, and was ecstatic to get some right for her. This series was simple enough for her to fly through, building up her reading confidence, so that she was able to attack her schoolwork with zest.

    Juanita M - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher, Super-hero - Member Since February 2016
  • Great introduction to LOF!
    Mar 02, 2016

    I got these books for my 4 year old to learn to read. He can read some of the words, but many he cannot. He enjoys the simple photos and crazy adventures of Fred. It's a great introduction to LOF, as we will start on Apples soon.

    Cheryl K - Member Since November 2013
  • Enjoyable to listen to as well as to read
    Mar 01, 2016

    So many early readers are rather dull for both reader and listener. Life of Fred makes it enjoyable for all involved. We adore the math series, and were pleased to see the "fun" of Life of Fred continued in this series as well.

    Amanda K - Member Since November 2013
  • great for young readers
    Mar 01, 2016

    We love this set, while it is odd to read for me as it is not a typical book by 2 year old loves it and remembers some of the words, and my 7 year old who has a lot of trouble reading is finally reading better and not stressing out!

    Ashlie P - Super-hero - Member Since August 2015
  • Love these!
    Mar 01, 2016

    We have tried many different readers to engage our children. These Life of Fred ones are a lot of fun. The stories are fairly simply but they encourage you to keep on reading throughout the book. We are so glad there are 2 sets of them.

    Erin H - Member Since November 2013
  • Not your average early readers
    Feb 26, 2016

    We have used several early reader sets over the past decade for our kids, and none compare to these. The first book, Blue, is deceptively simple, but the books have a sweet way of pulling you in to the story. The single sequential story line inspires readers to keep reading, and the difficulty level rises ever so slightly that they hardly notice it. After reading the 6th book, one of my readers went back to reread the first, and couldn't believe how fast he could read it. Once the kids have their phonics down, they should be able to work their way through the series.

    Angela S - Homeschooler - Member Since February 2016
  • Cute stories
    Feb 26, 2016

    I got the first set of readers to go along with the life of Fred math series. The stories are funny and enjoyable. My 9,7, 3 and one year old all like to hear the stories. We use them for fun reading.

    Amanda P - Member Since January 2014
  • Not phonics based
    Feb 26, 2016

    This is a type of learning to read with whole word memorization which is fine but just so you know. Very feel words can be sounded out. That being said we love Fred and these have been favorites for my kids. They don't mind reading them over and over again.

    Molly L - Member Since April 2014
  • Love these!
    Dec 30, 2015

    My seven year old said, "These are dumb." Then I caught him after dark in the family room reading the stack of them. We loved the math books so much that I knew the early readers would draw my kids in , as well. Anything to get them reading and loving it!

    Sarah G - Homeschooler - Member Since August 2015
  • HeeHee-larious!
    Dec 03, 2015

    My reluctant (7yo) reader just read the first six of these books this afternoon! Score! She giggled so much, my fifth grader put down her Harry Potter to get in on the Fred stories. I also made her re-read the last two because I had to take a phone call and missed out! Looks like Fred is a fav for the whole fam!
    As a side note, French fries made it on the menu for tomorrow. ;)
    So much fun!

    Jennifer E - Member Since July 2014
  • Cannot put them down!!
    Sep 30, 2015

    All of our kids have been gathering around to hear about the silly adventures of Fred. Our youngest is a hesitant reader, but every day he pulls out several of these to read to me. And the laughter begins. It has been so wonderful hearing his giggles and to see the LIFE being infused into this little boy all due to the pages of a few readers.

    Jolanthe E - Seller on Educents - Member Since November 2013
  • Loving this new series
    Aug 01, 2015

    So glad LOF has produced a reading set. My kiddos love it!

    Christian W - Member Since November 2013
  • My kids read to me for their bedtime story!
    Jul 23, 2015

    I gave my six year old son and seven year old daughter these books and they loved them so much that we take turns reading them out loud before bedtime. I am amazed at how engaged they are with these books! Fred is our favorite character!

    Summer H - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher - Member Since July 2015
  • Reading, too?
    Jun 23, 2015

    My children absolutely love Fred. Aside from All About Spelling, it is their favorite "subject." We laugh while we read it together. Fred is known for their math books, but the readers are just as great!

    Samantha F - Super-hero - Member Since June 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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