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The Best Dr. Seuss Books

Updated February 5, 2018 7.4k votes 914 voters 17.0k 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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    Green Eggs and Ham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

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    Green Eggs and Ham is a best-selling and critically acclaimed children's book by Dr. Seuss,... moreamazon buy button
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    The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    AuthorDr. Seuss

    SubjectsCat, Anthropomorphism

    Genres (Book)Picture book, Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The Cat in the Hat is a children's book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the... moreamazon buy button

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    How the Grinch Stole Christmas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a children's story by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel written in... moreamazon buy button
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    The Lorax is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books
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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    SubjectsConsumerism, Ecology, Knitting, Environmentalism

    Genres (Book)Children's literature, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The Lorax is a children's book written by Dr. Seuss and first published in 1971. It chronicles... moreamazon buy button
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    One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is a 1960 children's book by Dr. Seuss. It is a simple... moreamazon buy button
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    Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    AuthorDr. Seuss

    SubjectsInternationalism

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Horton Hears a Who! is a children's book written and illustrated by Theodor Seuss Geisel under... moreamazon buy button
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    Oh, the Places You'll Go! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Oh, the Places You'll Go! is a book written and illustrated by children's author Dr. Seuss. It... moreamazon buy button
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    Fox in Socks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books
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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Fox in Socks is a children's book by Dr. Seuss, first published in 1965. It features two main... moreamazon buy button
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    The Sneetches and Other Storie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    AuthorDr. Seuss

    SubjectsAnti-racism

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The Sneetches and Other Stories is a collection of stories by American author Dr. Seuss,... moreamazon buy button
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    There's a Wocket in My Pocket! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    There's a Wocket in My Pocket is a short children's book by Dr. Seuss. It features a little... moreamazon buy button
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    Yertle the Turtle and Other St is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    AuthorDr. Seuss

    SubjectsAnti-fascism, Anti-authoritarianism

    Genres (Book)Children's literature, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories is a picture book collection by Theodor Seuss Geisel,... moreamazon buy button
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    Horton Hatches the Egg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Horton Hatches the Egg is a children's book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under... moreamazon buy button
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    And to Think That I Saw It on  is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street is Theodor Geisel's first children's book. It... moreamazon buy button
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    Hop on Pop is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books
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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    SubjectsRhyme, Reading

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

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    The Cat in the Hat Comes Back is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    AuthorDr. Seuss

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    Dr. Seuss's ABC is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

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    Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

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    The Foot Book is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books
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    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Poetry, Children's literature, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss's Wacky Book of Opposites is a children's book written by Dr. Seuss... moreamazon buy button
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    Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

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    If I Ran the Zoo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    If I Ran the Zoo is a children's book written by Dr. Seuss in 1950. The book is written in... moreamazon buy button
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    Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book is a 1962 children's book by Dr. Seuss. This book begins with a small... moreamazon buy button
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    Great Day for Up! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    AuthorDr. Seuss

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    Bartholomew and the Oobleck is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Bartholomew and the Oobleck is a 1949 book by Dr. Seuss. It follows the adventures of a young... moreamazon buy button
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    The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    AuthorDr. Seuss

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins is a children's book, written and illustrated by Theodor... moreamazon buy button
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    The Butter Battle Book is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dr. Seuss Books

    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... moreamazon buy button
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