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The Best Dr. Seuss Books

Updated February 5, 2018 9.2k votes 1.1k voters 19.3k views52 items

List RulesAll 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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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    McElligot's Pool is a children's book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and published by Random House in 1947. In the story, a boy named Marco, who first appeared...  more
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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    SubjectsCold War

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The Butter Battle Book is a rhyming story written by Dr. Seuss. It was published by Random House Books for Young Readers on January 12, 1984. It is an anti-war story; specifically, a parable about...  more
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    AuthorDr. Seuss

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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Happy Birthday to You! is a 1959 children's book by Dr. Seuss. It deals with a fantastic land called Katroo, where the Birthday Bird throws the reader an amazing party on their special day. It...  more
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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! is a 1972 children's book by Dr. Seuss. Written as a book for early beginning readers, it is suitable for children who can not yet read at the level of more...  more
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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    On Beyond Zebra! is an illustrated children's book by Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. This book fits into the genre of literary nonsense....  more
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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose is a 1948 children's book by Dr. Seuss....  more
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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Scrambled Eggs Super! is a 1953 book by American children's author Dr. Seuss. It tells of a boy named Peter T. Hooper, who makes scrambled eggs prepared from eggs of various exotic birds....  more
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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The King's Stilts is a children's book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss, and published in 1939 by Random House. Unlike many Dr. Seuss books, it is narrated in...  more
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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Daisy-Head Mayzie is the last children's book officially written by Dr. Seuss, although he did not illustrate it, nor was it published until 1995, after his death....  more
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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    SubjectsIndecision

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories is a collection of seven illustrated stories by children's author Dr. Seuss published by Random House on September 27, 2011. Though they were originally...  more
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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    My Many Colored Days is a children's book written by Dr. Seuss. Accompanying a manuscript Dr. Seuss wrote in 1973, was a letter outlining his hopes of finding "a great color artist who will not be...  more
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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

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List Rules: All Dr. Seuss books ranked best to worst