Parenting The Best Dr. Seuss Books  

Stan Holton
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List Rules All Dr. Seuss books ranked best to worst

What are the best Dr. Seuss books? Every book written by the brilliant Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) is a wonderful book. Seuss penned, and illustrated, many of the greatest children's books of all time. They are excellent books to read to your kids, too. Everyone, it seems, has at least one favorite. What is yours? Vote for the Dr. Seuss books you like the most, and feel free to re-rank this list in any order you choose.

At what age do kids begin reading Dr. Seuss books? Many parents start reading Seuss books to their children before the kiddos even know how to read. The books are whimsical, lyrical and a truly wonderful way to introduce kids to the magic of reading, after all. Dr. Seuss's nursery collection books are some of the best board books for babies and toddlers.

As kids learn to read, they'll likely love tackling some "grown up" hardcover Dr. Seuss books. They might already be familiar with the stories, and they'll love the familiarity. Dr. Seuss's greatest books, including The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and certainly Horton Hears a Who! are all worth revisiting, time and time again. When is the best time for a child to read Dr. Seuss? Any time. Green Eggs and Ham, for example, is without question an excellent book for first graders, but some younger children might be ready to read it much earlier.

It's really hard to pick favorites when it comes to Dr. Seuss books, but let's give it a try: Vote for the best, vote down any books you don't like and yes, add any that might be missing, too. After you're done voting, head on over and check out the best board games for kids aged 7-12!

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Green Eggs and Ham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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255 54
How the Grinch Stole Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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237 53
The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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225 54
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blu... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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231 56
The Lorax is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books
1971

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228 55
Oh, the Places You'll Go! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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181 53
Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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170 51
Fox in Socks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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150 59
Hop on Pop is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books
1963

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164 53
The Sneetches and Other Storie... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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127 40
Yertle the Turtle and Other St... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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123 40
Dr. Seuss's ABC is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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133 47
There's a Wocket in My Pocket! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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115 37
And to Think That I Saw It on ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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111 36
If I Ran the Zoo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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120 49
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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116 45
The Foot Book is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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108 31
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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94 37
Horton Hatches the Egg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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cat in the hat comes back! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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86 42
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cu... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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75 35
If I Ran the Circus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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93 36
The Butter Battle Book is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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78 36
Happy Birthday to You! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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65 36
Bartholomew and the Oobleck is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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74 31
Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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68 40
My Book about ME is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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78 36
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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I Am NOT Going to Get Up Today... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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40 17
In a People House is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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65 33
Marvin K. Mooney Will You Plea... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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50 31
On Beyond Zebra! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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66 36
Oh Say Can You Say? is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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55 28
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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30 15
Ten Apples up on Top! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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47 35
McElligot's Pool is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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49 34
I Had Trouble in Getting to So... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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49 38
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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24 15
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books
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43 33
Scrambled Eggs Super! is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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46 30
Great day for up! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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34 20
You're Only Old Once! is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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40 27
Hunches in Bunches is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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36 32
The King's Stilts is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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47 36
Daisy-Head Mayzie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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38 30
The Cat's Quizzer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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37 38
The Eye Book is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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21 14
I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! an... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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28 30
My Many Colored Days is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

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29 24
The Shape of Me and Other Stuf... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books