On this page you'll find a complete list of Dr Seuss books listed in the order in which they were originally published.
Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr Seuss
These are the 44 books which were both written and illustrated by Dr Seuss himself.
Dr Seuss books are great fun to share with your child and, as a bonus, they'll also help him develop something called phonological awareness, a critical skill for learning to read later on.
Book shops and libraries will have at least a few of the books on this list but if you'd like to buy one, my favourite place to buy books these days is the Book Depository.
I find the prices at the Book Depository very reasonable and postage is free!
To find out which books are best for your child, have a look at my list of Dr Seuss books by recommended reading age.
A lovely lady who worked in our local chemist shop gave these books to my boys when they were about 10 months old.
The boys were in their stroller looking pretty cute one day and she came over to chat to us all.
These are mini-versions of two of Dr Seuss's most popular books which had been given to her to pass on to customers as gifts-with-purchase.
The boys loved these books and, as you can see, we read and re-read them many times over!
And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street (1937)
The 500 Hats Of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938)
The King's Stilts (1939)
Horton Hatches the Egg (1940)
McElligot's Pool (1947)
Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose (1948)
Bartholomew And The Oobleck (1949)
If I Ran the Zoo (1950)
Scrambled Eggs Super! (1953)
Horton Hears A Who! (1954)
On Beyond Zebra (1955)
If I Ran The Circus (1956)
The Cat in the Hat (1957)
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1957)
Yertle The Turtle And Other Stories (1958)
The Cat In The Hat Comes Back! (1958)
Happy Birthday To You! (1959)
Green Eggs And Ham (1960)
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960)
The Sneetches And Other Stories (1961)
Dr Seuss's Sleep Book (1962)
Dr Seuss's ABC (1963)
Hop on Pop (1963)
Fox In Socks (1965)
I Had Trouble In Getting To Solla Sollew (1965)
The Cat in the Hat Song Book (1967)
The Foot Book (1968)
I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! And Other Stories (1969)
My Book About Me (1969)
I Can Draw It Myself (1970)
Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You? (1970)
The Lorax (1971)
Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! (1972)
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (1973)
The Shape Of Me And Other Stuff (1973)
Great Day For Up (1974)
There's a Wocket in my Pocket! (1974)
Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! (1975)
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! (1978)
Oh Say Can You Say? (1979)
Hunches In Bunches (1982)
The Butter Battle Book (1984)
You're Only Old Once! (1986)
I am Not Going to Get Up Today (1987)
Oh, The Places You'll Go! (1990)
Dr Seuss, whose real name was Ted Geisel, died in 1991. The following books were published after his death:
Daisy-Head Mayzie (1994) was written after Ted's death, based on his sketches and notes.
My Many Colored Days (1996) was written by Dr Seuss in 1973, well before he died. For some reason (I haven't been able to find out why) it was only published for the first time after his death.
Hooray For Diffendoofer Day! (1998) was written after Ted's death, based on his sketches and notes.
You might read elsewhere that Dr Seuss wrote more books than the ones on this list. That's true but the other books he wrote were illustrated by other people.
I'll get around to listing those later!
My children are all teenagers now but these were their absolute favourite Dr Seuss books when they were small.
I have so many special memories of sharing these books and the fun we all had together.
A bit about me ...
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