Forging with Freddy

The Forging Industry Association (FIA) and Forging Foundation (FIERF) have announced the publication of a series of children’s books about the forging industry. The first two books in the series are entitled “Forging with Freddy”  and “Forging with Freddy: Safety First.”

“Forging with Freddy” was published with the purpose of educating children on manufacturing, and more specifically, the forging process. 

The books were both illustrated by Kenny Kiernan, who has been working on children’s illustrations and characters for more than 20 years, including projects for mega-brands such as Hasbro, Mattel, Disney, Marvel, Funko, Spin Master, LEGO & Scholastic to small businesses, entrepreneurs, independent product developers and children's book self-publishers. His bright colors and unique character design make “Forging with Freddy” an eye-catching publication and exciting read for children.

Order a copy of Forging with Freddy or Forging with Freddy Safety First for your children, students or library.

Click the respective buttons below to order your print copies. If you have questions, please contact Angela Gibian at [email protected] or call 216-781-6260.

$25 per book


Educators and Librarians: For information on how to receive a FREE print copy of this book, please contact Angela Gibian at [email protected] or call 216-781-6260.

Digital Flipping Books:
Click on the images below to read the Forging with Freddy series online.
(Available in both English & French)



French Translations:


 Spanish Translation:

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Forging Activities

Download and print free and fun forging worksheets and activities!

These worksheets, paired with the Forging with Freddy books and hands-on activities, are great resources for parents and teachers to promote STEM and Manufacturing education to the next generation.

Forging with Freddy Maze Forging Word Find Forging Crossword


Summer Camp

Learn about forging and manufacturing at the Forge the Future Summer Camps! Students 11-15 years old have the opportunity to tour a forging facility, participate in STEAM and team building activities, and learn how to forge. Plus, campers will get to take home their own forging!

Click the link below to learn more about Forge the Future Summer Camps.

Questions? Please contact Amanda Dureiko Senior Manager Foundation and Workforce Development, at [email protected] or call 216-781-6260.