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!!!)
“And the turtles, of course…all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.”
“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…”
” 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.”
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
“I meant what I said and I said what I meant.”
“You ought to be thankful a hole heaping lot, for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not!”
“Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more….”
“For a host, above all, must be kind to his guests.”
“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.
3. Hop on Pop
4. Fox in Socks
10. The Foot Book
11. Great Day for Up
13. The Tooth Book
14. The Eye Book
Wild and Wacky Dr. Seuss Books
These Dr. Seuss books are just plain FUN.
2. I Can Read with my Eyes Shut! (Even this book includes a few powerful messages!)
Dr. Seuss Books with Great Learning Extension Opportunities
Other Dr. Seuss Books
5. And to Think That I Saw it On Mulberry Street (This was Dr. Seuss’s FIRST book for children!)\
12. McElligot’s Pool
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