Dr. Seuss Books: The Complete List

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way … in short, the period was so far like the present period that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

No, this is not a quote from Dickens’s The Tale of Two Cities, and it’s not a quote from any other Charles Dickens novel. This is a quote from Dr. Seuss’s “A Tale of Two Cities,” from the 1971 anthology Dr. Seuss’ Abc. Collected on this list are all 75 of Dr. Seuss’s children’s books, in publication order.

NameCategoryProduct
Scrambled Eggs Super!Best OverallScrambled Eggs Super!
Mr. Brown Can MooBudget PickMr. Brown Can Moo
I Can Draw it MyselfUpgrade PickI Can Draw it Myself

1. Scrambled Eggs Super!

Our rating: 9 / 10

Scrambled Eggs Super!

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One of the most talented and most-read authors in American history, children's author and illustrator Theodor Geisel became a household name when he published his first children's book in 1957, a version of the classic Mother Goose rhymes entitled Hop on Pop. Geisel would go onto publish dozens of books, including some of the most-beloved classics in the children's literature genre.

Geisel was not only passionate about children's books, but was also a writer and artist for early children's magazines. Geisel's characters, including the lovable lazybones created in his early 20th century cartoons, would go on to inspire his much beloved characters, the Cat in the Hat, Wacky Wobbly Witch and McElligot's Pool.

Although he worked with the United States Army during World War II (working as a cartoonist and writing training films), Geisel would later go on to found Beginner Books in response to the dearth of good books available for very young children. The imprint was a huge success, becoming a staple in millions of American homes during the 1960s and beyond.

2. I Can Read

Our rating: 9 / 10

I Can Read

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I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! is a 1962 children’s book written by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss. It is a classic Seuss book and is probably his funniest one.

This book is about a cat who falls asleep while reading and has crazy dreams. A bit of meta too as the book was written while Dr. Seuss was asleep in bed with his head on a stack of bed pillows.

3. McElligot's Pool

Our rating: 8 / 10

McElligot's Pool

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McElligot's Pool starts with one boy's slightly crazy theory about a pool that exists somewhere.. Then he goes in search of it through the mountains and the rain and the snow. He's sure it exists. And when he finds it, he's in for the adventure of his life. In fact, it's a pool so incredible, he and all the other kids in town can't wait to jump in.

First published in 1947 to immediate acclaim, McElligot's Pool has endeared itself to generations of readers young and old ever since and offers a heartwarming tale of friendship and overcoming fear and doubt.

Explore the magical world of Dr. Seuss in this complete list of his books.

4. Horton Hears a Who!

Our rating: 7 / 10

Horton Hears a Who!

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Pros:

  • Read along with the book's CD
  • Songs on the CD
  • Illustrations and poem on each page
  • Best seller for a reason

This is probably my favorite book of all time, and for good reason. Dr. Seuss sings on the audio CD that comes with the hardcover book, and there is a poem on each and every page.

It's basically a story about Horton, an elephant who hears a cry for help. Horton devises a plan to save all the tiny people of Whoville from getting squashed by an evil kangaroo.

Along the way, he meets two interesting characters called Sour Kangaroo and her sidekick, Sour Kangaroo Jr.

5. Horton Hatches the Egg

Our rating: 7 / 10

Horton Hatches the Egg

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Pros:

  • Great for boys
  • Classic Dr. Seuss illustrations

Horton Hatches the Egg is a Dr. Seuss’ classic picture book that has been around since 1940. The story has been adapted into several films and plays, and is commonly used to introduce children to the world of Dr. Seuss. While some of Dr. Seuss’ books have been criticized as lacking originality, Horton Hatches the Egg remains a must-have for Dr. Seuss and picture book lovers.

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6. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

Our rating: 7 / 10

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

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Pros:

  • Consistently ranked among fans as a must-read
  • The recurring theme of the story is that people should be kind to one another

This classic Dr. Seuss book was published in 1938 and is widely considered among his most popular works.

The book is about Bartholomew Cubbins, who wears a hat of a different sort each day. One day, he comes across King Derwin, who is intent upon learning about the 500 hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. When the king promises Bartholomew his own kingdom if he can perform this feat, Bartholomew is persuaded and dons one of the hats that he is wearing. He also enlists the help of Duke Dodongo to help him wear the hats, although Duke refuses to wear the hat he is given.

Duke eventually takes Bartholomew’s kingdom when he denies that his dislikes the king. Crime, chaos, and mayhem ultimately ensue in Bartholomew’s kingdom. It is only when King Derwin admits that Duke likes to wear the hat that he is given that everything comes together.

Our rating: 7 / 10

The Sneetches and Other Stories

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This book is a compilation of seven stories, all written by Dr. Seuss, one of the most popular American children’s book author/illustrator of all time. All seven stories were previously published in magazines.

"The Sneetches" and "A light in the Attic" have something more than a bit of genius to them. The first story is about a group of snooty birds who have stars on their bellies. The ones who don’t have stars on their bellies have a very low opinion of themselves.

One day, a miracle happens when a man comes to town and for the low price of seventeen dollars, anyone who wants to have a star can have the star pasted on the belly. Soon all the snooty birds have stars and the ones who didn’t want them have been left out. To rub salt into the wound the rich snooty birds refuse to sit on the same tree branch (because they all have stars).

Our rating: 7 / 10

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories

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Pros:

  • A great introduction to Dr. Seuss
  • Entertaining story line
  • The book provides plenty of lessons for children
  • The rhymes are written with creativity and fun
  • Educational for children at the same time

Cons:

  • The book is a little bit harsh for some children, as it can be very scary
  • You will have to read this book numerous times over and over

We begin the list with this Dr. Seuss book that was published in 1975. It is one of the lesser-known stories by Dr. Seuss, yet it is still adored by many. This book is designed to be an educational story that teaches lessons that children can understand. The purpose of the lesson in this book is to show the dangers of being full of pride. The story is about Yertle, the king turtle, who sits on his throne pondering how high he can possibly sit. He makes his turtles sit on the turtles that are below them, and the turtles make the turtles below them sit. This goes on and on, until the turtles start pushing each other down and cause the pyramid to collapse.

9. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

Our rating: 7 / 10

The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

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Set in the far-off land of Katroo, this story’s adventure begins when the Cat in the Hat returns with something new, something wonderful: a kitten! And not just any kitten, but a whole litter of them…with a mama cat who is busily trying to keep them out of trouble. Easy-to-read and fun, this first-ever Beginner Book® by Dr. Seuss is the perfect way to introduce the Cat’s wacky world to a new generation of children.

10. Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose

Our rating: 7 / 10

Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose

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Pros:

  • Funny characters
  • Incredibly entertaining
  • Seems way easier to read than most Dr. Seuss books

Dr. Seuss has brought us a series of brilliant books. All of which are entertaining for kids of different ages.

The characters and plots of his stories are always wonderfully creative, entertaining and imaginative.

This is one of those Dr. Seuss books which is made up of a collection of short stories involving a moose called Thidwick and a few other animal friends.

11. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

Our rating: 7 / 10

And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

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When Mulberry Street gets a new coat of paint, young Marco sees a blank canvas for his imagination, but he can find no ponies and only a few things that go. But as Marco says, he saw it on Mulberry Street…and see it he certainly did! Join the imaginative Marco for a zany walk down the road less imagined…but all the more fun thanks to Seuss.

12. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Our rating: 7 / 10

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

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Pros:

  • Phonics
  • Rhyme
  • Introduces different animals
  • Good resource for teaching colors
  • Catchy rhythm
  • Education / Visual Learner

Cons:

  • Some kids find it boring
  • Page turner is annoying for some

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is the silliest spine of Dr. Seuss books. This classic is about a fish who is the recipient of an increasing number of fish. As the fish keep arriving, they are different colors and have different orders; one fish two fish red fish blue fish. The fish keep on coming until their colors and numbers reach the point where the fish are so numerous that they start to run into each other. The fish then turn into cats when the few remaining fish left are so disoriented and distraught they start eating each other.

The book introduces colors and animal names, as well as the concept of opposites (i.e. big/small, tall/short, fast/slow). This one is a great choice for ages two and up, as it is a catchy little rhyme and easy for even the youngest kids to memorize.

13. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Our rating: 7 / 10

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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Pros:

  • Read by Jim Carrey in the 2000 movie
  • A holiday classic all kids should read
  • High quality, durable hardcover edition

14. If I Ran the Zoo

Our rating: 7 / 10

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As a kid, the cover of If I Ran the Zoo says it all. It's

And a submarine. The absurdity of this idea is just what makes

The book entertaining. The rhyming language of Dr. Seuss is

15. Happy Birthday to You!

Our rating: 7 / 10

Happy Birthday to You!

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By Dr Seuss (Random House, September 24).

Dr Seuss is a household name. For generations of children and adults the joy of rhyme and the surreal world that the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch and Yertle the Turtle brought to life are as much a part of ours and our children's experience of childhood as smiles and laughter. This illustrated book takes that magic one step further, adding more than 80 pages of never-before-published work and rhymes, from the rare personal collection of Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr Seuss). From the story of how he came to adopt the pen name Dr Seuss, to the inspirations behind his work, to the insights on his ideas and artistic process, this is a beautiful volume that every Seuss fan will want to share.

16. The King's Stilts

Our rating: 7 / 10

The King's Stilts

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Pros:

  • Beautiful Artwork
  • Narrates the classic story of "The Princess and the Pea"

17. Hop on Pop

Our rating: 7 / 10

Hop on Pop

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Pros:

  • Colorful pictures
  • Irresistible rhyming story
  • Helps young kids learn to read
  • All proceeds go to foundations that support children's literacy
  • Great for beginning readers
  • Humorous rhyming story

18. I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew

Our rating: 7 / 10

I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew

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"I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew" is a 1961 Dr. Seuss book that has a similar title to "I Had Trouble in Slipping on the Ice". The book tells the story of a little boy, Tom, who has trouble in getting to sleep.

The book was originally published by Random House in 1961, but was republished by Random House and Seuess' last publisher, Random House and Putnam in a 1994 edition that included a foreword by Maurice Sendak. It was included in Dr. Seuss: Thesaid Book, along with the 1962 book "I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today!" It was also included in the 1993 compilation "Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book", along with "The Sleep Book" and the 1991 compilation "6 Readers Book", along with "To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street", "The Cat in the Hat" and "Go, Dog. Go!".

After getting ready for bed, Tom goes into his bedroom. He then looks out his window to see all the stars shining. One of the stars is different than all the others, having the moon from "The Cat in the Hat". Tom leaves his window to get the moon and falls asleep in the garden on a pile of leaves from "The Cat in the Hat".

19. Green Eggs and Ham

Our rating: 7 / 10

Green Eggs and Ham

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Pros:

  • A wonderful classic book
  • Both kids and parents love this
  • Simple story great for beginning readers
  • Perfect combination of fun and educational subject matter
  • Special Dr. Seuss style silly rhyming
  • Many opportunities for tongue twisters
  • Interesting facts about chickens and eggs included in the story

Cons:

  • Not enough color
  • May be too simple of a book for early readers
  • Too few pages (4)

Green Eggs and Ham is a very popular book written by Theodor Seuss Geisel, more commonly known as Dr. Seuss.

This is one of the best Dr. Seuss books for beginning readers. It’s a short and simple story about a creature that will not try green eggs and ham until he is given a chance to make up his own mind about them. He’s talked into trying them by a bunch of enthusiastic people, and finds that green eggs and ham are, after all, quite tasty.

By the way, the eggs and ham he tries are not actually green, so green is used in the title as a metaphor for something that you don’t know if you’ll like. Very clever.

20. The Cat in the Hat Songbook

Our rating: 7 / 10

The Cat in the Hat Songbook

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Pros:

  • Encourages to sing along with the Cat in the Hat
  • It doesn't interfere with the original story
  • A fun alphabet book for kids
  • Provides a ton of fun
  • Makes the Cat in the Hat come alive

Cons:

  • A little pricey compared to other Dr. Seuss books
  • The book itself is soft which makes it difficult to hold

Every child knows the story of the Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. This book is recommended for children under 3 years of age, and it's such a fun book! You and your kids can have so much fun reading this book together. It’s great for learning the alphabet.

This book has an official Seuss stamp and is in a hardcover board book format and measures 8-inches by 8-inches and contains twenty pages.

21. If I Ran the Circus

Our rating: 7 / 10

If I Ran the Circus

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Pros:

  • Takes place at a circus
  • Child imagination is captured at an early age
  • Reviewers love the Seuss-style rhymes
  • Lovingly crafted by Dr. Seuss
  • Easy to read for younger kids

Cons:

  • No pictures
  • Some consider this to be one of Dr. Seuss’ weaker books.

22. Dr Seuss's Sleep Book

Our rating: 7 / 10

Dr Seuss's Sleep Book

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Pros:

  • Offers a Sense of Security
  • Illustrations are Engaging
  • Great for Babies and Kids

Hey there little one! The Cat in the Hat is here to read you a bedtime story. A story all about sleep! From the minute you crawl beneath your sheets to when you close your eyes before drifting into dreamland, this fun storybook is sure to get your infant and toddler excited to curl up and hit the hay.

Dr. Seuss has been keeping the world of reading fun and exciting with the publication of all his wonderful children’s”and picture books for over fifty years. Reading this kind of classic literature to your baby is even more fun with this updated classic by Dr. Seuss. This edition of the book even features the bedtime pictures that were taken and sent to Dr. Seuss by parents who used a reader of his book with their own children. With so many parents using it, it’s easy to see why kids came to depend on this book.

23. On Beyond Zebra!

Our rating: 7 / 10

On Beyond Zebra!

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"On Beyond Zebra" is a classic Dr. Seuss book for children. It was printed in 1969 by Random House Books, as Seuss' children's book debut. The story tells about the journey of a mule named Zachary Quack who sets out to explore the land of Zilch, with the help of Mooch and Oooch.

This story, like most of Dr. Seuss' other works, teaches phrases and colors. It is frequently used for educational purposes as it includes the colors orange, yellow, rainbow and green, each mentioned in a stanza or two, helping to teach colors and word identification.

If you want your child to have a head start when it comes to mathematics and science, "On Beyond Zebra" is a book worth adding to your child's shelf.

24. My Book About Me

Our rating: 7 / 10

My Book About Me

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Pros:

  • Great gift for a young child
  • Sturdy board book
  • Targeted for the age range in which it’s aimed
  • Great illustrations
  • Doesn’t get Baby Einstein-y

Cons:

  • The cover may not be very durable
  • Lacks any real substance

The My Book About Me board book has ample space on the pages for your child to fill in details about themselves as they grow and change. This fun book also features tabs so your toddler can flip back and forth as they need.

As with any board book, My Book About Me is made to be durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of a toddler. The included crayon on a string doesn’t require sharpening, which is always a bonus in our book.

There aren’t a ton of books out there that help your child to learn and express their feelings, so this book is worth a spot in your house even if it’s not perfect in every way.

25. The Shape of Me and Other Stuff: Dr. Seuss's Surprising Word Book

Our rating: 7 / 10

The Shape of Me and Other Stuff: Dr. Seuss's Surprising Word Book

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Pros:

  • A cheerful toddler goes on a trip through his own body to discover the different shapes he can make with his body parts
  • Delightful rhymes, silly sounds, and crisp, bright illustrations

Cons:

  • Book feels flimsy and the pages are turning yellow
  • Illustrations are not as sharp as they could be

Overall, this is an interesting book for toddlers and one that will make a great gift.

26. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

Our rating: 7 / 10

Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

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Pros:

  • Focused on author's works
  • High quality content
  • Multi-kid appeal

Cons:

  • Minimal tools for interaction
  • In-app ads
  • Price Alert

The free version of this app is good, but the paid version is great. It's one you'll enjoy as a couple or with kids because of the reading levels and parental control features.

If you want to share favorite Dr. Seuss books with your child, but you don't want to dig up the board books from the basement, head to your local app store for the free Dr. Seuss Collection. The app features 11 stories, so you can easily share your favorites. The stories are a mix of favorites and lesser-known books. Plus, they include classic Dr. Seuss sound effects.

The best feature of this collection is the ability to record your own narration and share with friends. Toddlers will love all the familiar voices as you and your friends take turns reading the stories.

27. Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!

Our rating: 7 / 10

Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!

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Pros:

  • Beautiful drawings
  • Helps develop literacy skills

Dr. Seuss's ABC, one of his most enduring and best-loved works, will captivate and amuse young children for generations to come. With tongue twisters, a variety of wild yet easy-to-follow illustrations, and a healthy dose of humor, Dr. Seuss's ABC is an ideal way for children to begin learning the alphabet.

Add this book to your child's library—you'll be helping them develop early literacy skills they'll use for the rest of their lives.

28. Great Day

Our rating: 7 / 10

Great Day

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The third picture book written by Dr Seuss and first by the name Dr. Seuss, and first using the now famous Geisel signature, earned him the coveted Caldecott Medal in 1948.

The story concerns a young boy in bed on a rainy day, dreaming about using various means of transportation to visit different cities.

"Great Day for Up" is rhyme-rich and filled with fantastical references that would become Geisel trademarks. More importantly, the story evokes the desire to carry out an adventure, which would become a recurrent theme in much of Geisel's later work.

29. Mr. Brown Can Moo

Our rating: 7 / 10

Mr. Brown Can Moo

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Pros:

  • The classic children’s book will entertain again and again
  • Unique, great illustrations depict the sounds animals hear
  • Fun to read with your kids
  • Encourages early literacy skills
  • Great for beginner readers

This classic book by Dr. Seuss will entertain children of all ages. The catchy title will become a household name; it has certainly become a part of my family’s vocabulary. The book entertains with the familiar sounds of animals depicted in wonderful, colorful illustrations.

It will encourage children to use their mouth to make noises against the table or the covers of the book. These actions will aid in language development and toddler learning.

This book is easy to read with your child, and engages its audience with a simple plot and great storyline. This is a book worth having in your child’s library.

30. Fox in Socks

Our rating: 7 / 10

Fox in Socks

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Theodore Geisel most commonly known as Dr. Seuss began his career as a magazine and advertising illustrator with just a little desire and a lot of dough. His cartoons and children’s books have gone on to sell over 600 million copies in 21 languages, making Ted Geisel one of the most successful children’s authors of all time. He wrote stories that became beloved films and an Oscar-winning song, yet Ted Geisel was an enigmatic figure who wanted, more than anything to live in anonymity.

His wife, Audrey Geisel, protected his privacy until her death in 2014. Even the National Medal of Arts which President Clinton bestowed on Geisel in 1996, did not satisfy the man or his wife, who had him wear an enormous fake mustache and beard to accept the award in his place.

If you are searching for children’s books that are appropriate for birth through the toddler years, then look no further than the most popular children’s book of all time. The Cat in the Hat has been entertaining families since its release in 1957.

31. The Cat in the Hat

Our rating: 7 / 10

The Cat in the Hat

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Pros:

  • Children love books with repetition.
  • Parents love books that teach their children to read, and develop their imaginations.

Cons:

  • Easy to confuse words like "here", "this"
  • The "cat" may be a little frightening to smaller children

32. Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!

Our rating: 7 / 10

Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!

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Pros:

  • Free of Words
  • Inspires Imagination
  • Suitable for infants

Almost every child will enjoy this book. If you are looking for books that enhance your child’s imagination and doesn’t require words, then this is a great choice.

Made of thick, colorful pages with beautiful images on every page that will definitely capture the attention of your little one.

This is one of the best selling Dr. Seuss books and one of the best SEUSS for BEGINNERS books, which is why it's on our Best Dr. Seuss Books for Kids list.

33. Bartholomew and the Oobleck:

Our rating: 7 / 10

Bartholomew and the Oobleck:

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The story begins with the children, all little ones, all different colors, all with a problem: The Oobleck! The Oobleck is a slimy, gloppy green substance that has poured into the town of Puddleby. It's everywhere, and the children can't get rid of the Oobleck.

But Bartholomew the Beaver has a plan. He builds a dam to hold the Oobleck back, and offers to let all the children hang out at his lodge. The plan works.

34. Oh, Say Can You Say?

Our rating: 7 / 10

Oh, Say Can You Say?

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Pros:

  • Large, colored pages
  • Bright colored rhymes
  • Affordable

This book is a fantastic way to get your kids to learn to read. It is a very popular book, and for good reason. You might have seen me refer to this book in some of the videos that I have put on YouTube, and that is because I love this book.

It uses a lot of rhyming words to help children get good at reading by using certain words as a clue to how to pronounce the next word. It is basically the theme of the book (color) and providing a way to help children learn to rhyme. I love teaching my children to read with this book, and it is one of the best books for your dollar.

35. The Lorax

Our rating: 7 / 10

The Lorax

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Pros:

  • Slapstick Humor
  • Cutting-Edge Storytelling
  • Complex Moral Quandaries
  • Hilarious Characters

Cons:

  • Mild Racism
  • Alleged Environmentalism
  • Mild Unnecessary Antics

"Superscope" is one of my favorite cartoons in this book. Check it out here.

The Lorax is a classic moral tale from a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer that focuses on the importance of environmentalism.

Written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss), The Lorax is a timeless classic that is now available in board book format.

36. The Butter Battle Book:

Our rating: 7 / 10

The Butter Battle Book:

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Pros:

  • Important message
  • Great for educators
  • Can teach life lessons
  • Parents and children will love
  • Bright pictures that promote discussion

The Butter Battle Book is one of my favorite books because of its simple story that actually teaches a really important life lesson. It's a story about the Cold War, though you would never know it by reading the book.

However, Seuss uses the idea of a simple battle between two people who disagree about spreading butter on toast. One person smears the butter on top while another spreads the butter underneath, and the conflict that happens in the story is hilariously stupid.

It’s as if you're reading about the most ridiculous battle on earth and may laugh aloud at the silly disagreement. Don't be fooled: This is a beautifully crafted story that teaches kids about the Cold War and how we should all get along with each other.

37. Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Our rating: 6 / 10

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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If there is one book that will always be relevant in a software developers life, it’s this, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Published on the eve of Bill Gates’ fourth year at Harvard, this classic book by the late, great Theodor Seuss Geisel”better known as Dr. Seuss”so perfectly captures the ups and downs of the”waka-waka-waka” roller coaster that is life that it is impossible to read it without coming away feeling better.

(Or at least, with a renewed commitment to appreciating all the twists and turns life serves up along the way.)

38. You're Only Old Once!: A Book

Our rating: 6 / 10

You're Only Old Once!: A Book

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Pros:

  • Can be used as a fun, interactive bedtime story
  • Helps old people feel relevant
  • Discusses the trepidation of becoming irrelevant with aging
  • Grams and grandpa will enjoy reading this one
  • The book doesn’t insult old people, but instead makes them feel comfortable.

Cons:

  • May be hard to find
  • Will be quickly torn apart by grandchildren

For any old person you know, this book is perfect for making them feel more relevant. This one is a gift hit.

39. Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

Our rating: 6 / 10

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

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Dr. Seuss tells all kids about wonderful imagination and why it is their most important tool. There isn’t a better rhyming book to help you learn how to create rhymes for writing.

Your child will love the Seuss-isms, and you’ll enjoy that he’s so excited to read.

You will especially love Dr. Seuss’s silly way of using antonyms to make each page more interesting than the last.

Our rating: 6 / 10

I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories

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Pros:

  • Ideal for kids 3+
  • Lots of fun stories
  • Amazingly detailed illustrations
  • Great to read aloud
  • Teaches kids great life lessons
  • Gender neutral
  • A Dr. Seuss classic

Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated over 50 children’s books, but this book is my absolute favorite. I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Others Stories is about a small child who’s supposedly never had an adventure in his life because he’s never left the house.

One day while he’s outside in the world, he begins to sneak up behind a tiger. As he’s approaching, he slips on a piece of orange peel which makes him fall backward into the tiger and then tiger pounces on the young boy. The boy runs off and hides down a hole.

While in his hole, he finds a hat, wonders where it came from and then decides if the tiger can come in the hole he can too. He ends up spending the rest of the day in a hole with the tiger, playing games and having fun.

41. The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss's Wacky Book of Opposites

Our rating: 6 / 10

The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss's Wacky Book of Opposites

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Pros:

  • Simple opposite concept first introduced
  • Pairs different paragraph lengths
  • Light and fun rhyme writing style
  • Cute illustration of a foot

The Foot Book is Dr. Seuss at his finest. This complete opposites book for kids is a quick, simple read, reinforced with fantastic illustrations. This first book also does a great job of introducing the concept of opposites, which can be challenging for young readers.

42. There's a Wocket in my Pocket

Our rating: 6 / 10

There's a Wocket in my Pocket

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Pros:

  • Contains 20 of Seuss' best works
  • Features a bright red binding with gold lettering
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Properly sized for youngsters

Cons:

  • Not a true "collection"
  • Contains books that vary in quality
  • Descriptions on the back are sometimes unfactual

This collection of Dr. Seuss books features some of the best-sellers from Seuss.

It puts 20 of his best works between two covers. If you're looking for a gift for a young child, this is a great place to start because it offers a wide range of Dr. Seuss titles.

Most of the Dr. Seuss books included here are picture books, which makes sense. The few original stories are irreverent and silly.

43. I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!

Our rating: 6 / 10

I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!

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Pros:

  • Great for the Seuss-phobic
  • Fun for all ages
  • Great to use when teaching rhyming
  • Great book to help develop creativity

This multi-touch book from Oceanhouse Media is one of the very best by this company, and has definitely earned its place among the best Dr. Seuss ebooks on the market.

The book begins with a chance to select the type of weather you might want to enjoy that day. You can 'Walk in the Clouds' or 'Sail with the Wind', and even 'Puddle Jump' if it is raining.

Once you make your choice, it’s off to a great day of fun and exciting activities from playing in the clouds or flying kites, swimming through the clouds, or even catching fish.

44. Hunches in Bunches

Our rating: 6 / 10

Hunches in Bunches

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Pros:

  • History of the Cat in the Hat
  • Works in Different Languages

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known by his pen name Dr. Seuss was a famous writer, illustrator and cartoonist. He is as well known for his books as for the clothes he wore. The clothes he wore have become something of an iconic symbol of Dr. Seuss. His biography of his life is a reflection of his deep curiosity, his love of nature, and his passion to make the world a better place. He wanted children to be able to learn from active and exciting methods.

This book contains various moral lessons. In this book, the children encounter a group of people who are distinguished by their different personalities. They need to think twice before making any decision. Each of the characters represents a trait that is not always a good trait.

The children are unable to make a decision on their own, but they find that though they have unique personalities, they come together as one as a group.

45. I Can Draw it Myself

Our rating: 6 / 10

I Can Draw it Myself

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Pros:

  • Awesome messages for children
  • Easy-to-follow steps enables kids to draw their favorite designs
  • Wide range of designs
  • Large sized books
  • Fun and simple to read
  • Colorful and well-illustrated pictures

The Dr. Seuss Beginner Book’s Collection is the largest gathering of Dr Seuss books published in a box set. These books are geared towards kids aged 2-5 and are a top choice for children learning to read.

These books are packed with fun, cute, clever drawing ideas featuring characters like Truffula trees, Cat in the Hat, lorax, and fox in socks just to name a few. Tomy Seuss, a children’s author, is also known as Dr. Seuss.

These books have a powerful effect on helping young children learn to read but they are also a wonderful stress-free way to spend some quality time with your child. This box set includes 5 of his most famous books.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How many books are in the Dr Seuss collection?

Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote over seventy books in his lifetime, many of which have been integrated into the American vernacular. He published over twenty books under the pen name Doctor Seuss and is widely known for such classics as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and One Fish Two Fish Brown Fish Blue Fish.

There are a few more than seventy books in the Dr. Seuss collection, but this number is what you will find on most lists. The number of books available can be overwhelming, especially with new additions being added every year.

What 5 books did Dr Seuss write?

Hold on! Don’t just answer: ‧Green Eggs and Ham
and ‧Hop on Pop
and call it a day! Dr. Suess is one of the most well-known children's authors of all time, so it's time to take him seriously. It's about time you read all of his books cover to cover, not just a few popular titles.

So, to start, here's the complete list of his picture books. Note, this doesn’t include his children's poetry books, many other published works, or his less-known titles.

What are the original Dr Seuss books?

Many children are introduced to the world of Dr. Seuss through television, but the original work of this iconic children’s author can be found only in a few select books. There are, in fact, few Dr. Seuss books for children. All of his most popular works were published before 1960.

The Dr. Seuss books to look for are:

  • The Cat in the Hat
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
  • The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
  • The Butter Battle Book
  • The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
  • If Your Nose Runs and Your Feet Pinch
  • Horton Hatches the Egg
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and other Stories
  • I Wish That I Had Duck Feet
  • The Lorax
  • My Book About Me

What is the last book Dr Seuss wrote?

In the years since Seuss's death, two new titles have been published: "What Pet Should I Get?," which appeared in 1990, and "Oh, the Places You'll Go!," which was published after his death in 1990.

Conclusion

Dr. Seuss books have become classics in the world of children's literature. Dr. Seuss, otherwise known as Theodore Geisel, wrote 44 children's books between the years of 1937 to 1990. Geisel penned a variety of books from Are You My Mother? to The Cat in the Hat.

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