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I love books. My family loves books. We all love to read. And we LOVE Dr. Seuss!

One of the reasons is that his books span ages and grades and reading levels, perhaps even generations! As a matter of fact, we think there are many reasons to share a good Dr. Seuss book with your kids – at ANY age! We even love to celebrate his birthday ūüėČ

Here’s an easy reference for purchasing the perfect Dr. Seuss book for a book-lover in your life. Listed here by publication date, I also note what/if they deal with a more serious topic¬†when relevant.

Keep in mind that much of Dr. Seuss’ wisdom is timeless. That’s one of the reasons I included one or two of his more memorable quotes in 20 Inspiring Quotes for your Teenager.¬†I mean, just bring up one of these gems around the dinner table and you’ll be amazed at how deep and meaningful the conversation can get…

A person’s a person, no matter how small!


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.


Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.

(That last one is really relevant when you’re anticipating a family move and/or you have a teen getting ready to leave his high school friends for college or a gap year…) Sigh.

The wisdom contained in these Dr Seuss books still applies to us today! His writing is truly timeless and will appeal to the whole family...

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Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, published over 60 children’s books over the course of his lifetime.¬† This list only covers about half of them, but they are available on Amazon or at your local bookstore.¬† All of his books, however, contain humor that appeals to us and wisdom that still applies today!

McElligot’s Pool – September 1947

Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose – September 1948

Bartholomew and The Oobleck – October 1949

If I Ran The Zoo – October 1950 – The classic work that introduced the word “nerd” to the world.

Horton Hears a Who – August 1954 – Horton: kindness and perseverance personified!

If I Ran The Circus – October 1956

The Cat in The Hat – March 1957

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – October 1957 – A holiday staple around our house

Yertle The Turtle – April 1958 – 3 modern-day fables that deal with greed, vanity, and pride

The Cat in The Hat Comes Back – September 1958

Happy Birthday to You! – August 1959 – “There is no one alive that is you-er than you!”

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish РMarch 1960 РCelebrating the fun of imagination!

Green Eggs and Ham – August 1960 – Inspires children around the world to try the broccoli ūüėČ

The Sneetches and Other Stories – August 1961

Dr. Seuss’ Sleep Book – August 1962 – Makes a wonderful bedtime read!

Hop on Pop – February 1963 – One of the first Beginner Books, created to let children read them on their own

Fox in Socks – January¬†1965 – Helps new readers discover the fun in words…

The Lorax – August 1971 –¬†“Unless someone like you…cares a whole awful lot…nothing is going to get better…It’s not.”

Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! – August 1972

Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? – September 1973 – Lessons in optimism to the umpth degree!

Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! – August 1975

I Can Read With My Eyes Shut – October 1978 – Helps new readers discover the joy of books

The Butter Battle Book – January 1984 – Teaching the concept of respecting differences in others

I Am NOT Going to Get Up Today! – October 1987

Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! – April 1998 – “An ode to individuality!”

And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street – released in August 1989 – The very first children’s book written by Theodore Geisel!

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins – re-released in December 1989 – First written in 1938, this book deals with bullying

Oh, The Places You’ll Go – January¬†1990 – A favorite for graduation…and moving on in life.

Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?¬†– November 1996 – “Dr. Seuss’ book of wonderful noises!”

The Foot Book – November 1996 – A wacky book of opposites

There’s a Wocket in My Pocket – November 1996 – Lots of fun with silly rhymes

Horton Hatches The Egg – October 2004

What Pet Should I Get? – released July 2015 – Helps kids learn to develop decision-making skills

You’re Only Old Once: A Book for Obsolete Children – January 2009 – A comical look at aging

The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories – September 2011

Happy Birthday to Me! By ME, Myself – January 2017


Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss
In celebration of his birthday – and for some fun reading activities!

Not giving up on Dr. Seuss