Theodore Geisel, more commonly known as Dr. Seuss, was one of a kind in the literary world. Ingenious and unwaveringly optimistic, Dr. Seuss educated, entertained, and inspired millions of children and adults alike. In many of his stories lie precious nuggets of wisdom and words to live by. Perhaps one of the most quotable authors of our time, Dr. Seuss’s words will love on forever.

I have compiled a list of all (or nearly all) of Dr. Seuss’s books. Read them.(And then read them again!) Fill your bookshelves with these titles and let your children and grandchildren experience the wonder, and the wisdom amongst the whimsy.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~Dr. Seuss

Interested in a book on the list? Want to know more about it? Simply click the title of the book, and you’ll be taken to a listing for it on Amazon. 🙂 

Inspirational Dr. Seuss Books

These happen to be my FAVORITE Dr. Seuss books. The layers of meaning beneath the whimsy and nonsense will astound you. Dr. Seuss had something to say – and said it in the most creative and imaginative way possible. (And for that, he will always be one of my heroes.)

1. The Lorax

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” (My FAVORITE Seuss quote ever!!!)

2. Yertle the Turtle

“And the turtles, of course…all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.”

3. Oh, the Places You’ll Go

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

4. The Sneetches and Other Stories

” They decided that Sneetches are Sneetches. And no kind of Sneetch is the best on the beaches. That day, all the Sneetches forgot about stars and whether they had one or not, upon thars.”

5. Horton Hears a Who

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

6. Horton Hatches the Egg 

“I meant what I said and I said what I meant.”

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

“You ought to be thankful a hole heaping lot, for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not!”

8. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

“Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more….”

9. Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose

“For a host, above all, must be kind to his guests.”

10. Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

“Oh the thinks you can think up if only you try!”

Easy Reader Dr. Seuss BooksThe following Dr. Seuss books are FANTASTIC first reads for kids, and are just right for emergent readers. The rhyme and cadence help a child build fluency, while the nonsense words help a child learn to decode using sounds.

1. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

2. Green Eggs and Ham

3. Hop on Pop

4. Fox in Socks

5. There’s a Wocket in my Pocket

6. Ten Apples Up on Top

7. The Cat in the Hat

8. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

9. Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book

10. The Foot Book

11. Great Day for Up

12. The Shape of Me and Other Stuff

13. The Tooth Book

14. The Eye Book

15. Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now!

Wild and Wacky Dr. Seuss Books

These Dr. Seuss books are just plain FUN.

1. Wacky Wednesday

2. I Can Read with my Eyes Shut! (Even this book includes a few powerful messages!)

3. Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?

4. Gerald McBoing Boing

5. I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today!

6. On Beyond Zebra

7. In a People House

8. Would You Rather be a Bullfrog?

9. I am Not Going to Get Up Today

10. I Wish That I Had Duck Feet

11. The Pop-up Mice of Mr. Brice

Dr. Seuss Books with Great Learning Extension Opportunities

1. Bartholomew and the Oobleck – If you read this, check out my post on how to make oobleck!

2. If I Ran the Zoo (This is a phenomenal book to use for writing activities! Check out my ideas HERE.)

3. If I Ran the Circus

4. Please Try to Remember the First of Octember

5. The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary

Other Dr. Seuss Books

1. Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book

2. Happy Birthday to You

3. You’re Only Old Once: A Book for Obsolete Children

4. My Book About Me

5. And to Think That I Saw it On Mulberry Street (This was Dr. Seuss’s FIRST book for children!)\

6. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins  

7. Daisy-Head Mayzie

8. The Butter Battle Book

9. Hunches in Bunches

10. I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew

11. The King’s Stilts

12. McElligot’s Pool

13. Scrambled Eggs Super

14. Hooper Humperdink…?Not Him!

15. Oh, Say Can You Say?

16. The Cat in the Hat Songbook

17. My Many Colored Days

18. Come Over to My House

19. Maybe You Should Fly a Jet. Maybe You Should be a Vet!

20. Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!

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