Complete the List of Dr. Seuss Books In Order

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Theodor Seuss Geisel, popularly known by his pen name, ‘Dr. Seuss’, is a great American children’s book writer and illustrator who made the childhood of many Americans fun through his creativity in writing fascinating and fun children’s books. 

Dr. Seuss published over 40 books and sold more than 600 million copies globally as a renowned writer. Great, right? Yes! This was possible due to his creativity. He made a name for himself by using colorful illustrations alongside playful rhymes in his stories. 

Theodor Seuss Geisel has many books translated into over 30 different languages. In most of Seuss’s books, he specializes in conveying positive messages of self-identity and creativity.

So, If you love Dr. Seuss’s books, here is the best place to be because we’ll discuss the complete list of Dr. Seuss’s books in order. And guess what? Your favorite Seuss’s own stories, stories originally published by him, and his other stories are included. So,  hop in, let’s ride together 

The King’s Stilts (1939)

The King's Stilts (Classic Seuss) by Seuss, Dr. (1939) Hardcover
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The King’s Stilts (Classic Seuss) by Seuss, Dr. (1939) Hardcover
  • Hardcover Book
  • Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

The King’s Stilts was one of Dr. Seuss’s early writings that was acknowledged by many. It is a book written during medieval times and tells the story of the Binn kingdom, which King Birtram ruled at that time. King Birtram dedicates most of his time to playing with his toy rather than paying attention to leadership. 

Until an incident occurred, his red stilts were nowhere to be found. This upset him, and he stopped taking the administration seriously until a young boy called Eric came through and taught him the importance of balancing work and play. King Birtram defeated his enemies and delivered his kingdom, which was in danger then, and he became happy again.

The Seven Lady Godivas (1939)

The Seven Lady Godivas: The True Facts Concerning History's Barest Family
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The Seven Lady Godivas: The True Facts Concerning History’s Barest Family
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Hardcover Book
  • Seuss, Dr. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 80 Pages – 08/12/1987 (Publication Date) – Random House (Publisher)

The seven Lady Godivas is one of Seuss’s books, first published in 1939 and later republished in 1987. This Seuss book was one of his stories originally published for adults, even though he specializes in writing children’s books. 

The story tells of the seven beautiful sisters known as the seven Lady Godivas who, in a bid to honor their father’s wish, reject marriage proposals until they find the hidden secret behind the noble horse who they supposed can offer enlightenment. 

They eventually found the horse, and the reverse was the case. They were told they could only find sophistication through self-discovery. 

The 5 Most Popular Dr. Seuss Books 

The five most popular books written by Dr. Seuss are as follows:

  • The cat in the hat 
  • One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish 
  • Green eggs and ham 
  • Oh, the places you’ll go! 
  • Dr. Seuss’s ABC

Horton Hatches The Egg (1940)

Horton Hatches the Egg
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Horton Hatches the Egg
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Dr. Seuss (Author) – Billy Crystal (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 01/01/2006 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

Horton hatches the egg is one of Seuss’s books published in 1940. The book is about Mayzie, the bird, and the elephant. The elephant helped the bird look after her eggs which she left to hide for months. 

The elephant later hatched the eggs and continued caring for the birds even though all her friends mocked her. The story teaches the importance of accountability and endurance. It also teaches about consistency and looking out for others. 

Mcelligot’s Pool (1947)

McElligot's Pool
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McElligot’s Pool
  • Theodor Geisel (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 03/01/1987 (Publication Date) – Random House Childrens Books (Publisher)

Dr. Suess tells the story of a young boy constantly mocked by a farmer for always fishing in a little pond known as McElligot’s pool. The young boy continued to imagine the magnificent creatures he could catch in the pool someday. 

Although he did not catch the magnificent creatures he wanted, he caught a small fish. Interestingly, the boy saw that the pool held possibilities and great creativity. He saw that as the actual value of McElligot’s pool. 

ThiDwick The Big-Hearted Moose (1948)

Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose
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Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Dr. Seuss (Author) – Mercedes McCambridge (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 01/01/2006 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

In 1948, Dr. Seuss wrote a book titled ‘ThiDwick’ which was the story of a young boy known as a fixture in the forest. Animals and reloaders rely on the young boy for basic shelter and protection. 

As time passed, so many other animals joined Thidwick in his antlers, making it difficult for him to move. In ThiDwick big-hearted moose, Dr. Seuss wrote about the importance of setting healthy standards and teaching young readers the need for empathy and a kind heart towards others but to a certain limit. 

Scrambled Eggs Super (1953)

Scrambled Eggs
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Scrambled Eggs
  • Rose, Maria (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 142 Pages – 05/26/2013 (Publication Date) – CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

The scrambled eggs super is one of the fun children’s books worth including in the list of Dr. Seuss’s books. It was first published in 1953. In this book, Suess wrote about a boy named Peter T. Hooper who went on an adventure to find the rarest eggs so he could prepare the world’s most extraordinary scrambled eggs. 

Horton Hears A Who! (1954)

Horton Hears a Who
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Horton Hears a Who
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Dr. Seuss (Author) – Dustin Hoffman (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 06/26/2006 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

‘Horton hears a Who!’ is included in this order of the complete list of Seuss books because it’s one of the books written by Dr. Seuss in 1954 that teaches kids the importance of standing up for oneself. In the book, Horton claimed he listened to a speck of dust speak to him, and his friends doubted him because none had seen dust talking. 

They mock him, yet he stands his ground and saved the people of Whoville. The book teaches young readers that they should learn not to despise other people’s thoughts even though they are different from theirs. 

On Beyond Zebra (1955)

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  • Dr. Seuss,Dr. Seuss (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/24/2023 (Publication Date) – HarperCollins Publishers (Publisher)

‘On Beyond Zebra’ is a children’s story written and published in 1955. It talks about the adventure of a young boy named Conrad Cornelius O’Donald O’Dell, who searched for the letters after Z. The book is one for every child who wants to be creative. 

How The Grinch Stole Christmas 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: Full Color Jacketed Edition (Classic Seuss)
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: Full Color Jacketed Edition (Classic Seuss)
  • Hardcover Book
  • Dr. Seuss (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 64 Pages – 09/21/2021 (Publication Date) – Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is one of the stories you should go for if you are an avid reader. This children’s book, written by Dr. Seuss, is the story of a mean-spirited creature called the Grinch who hates Christmas because of the happy and joyful atmosphere of the season. 

He went further to steal all the Who’s family members’ Christmas presents to stop them from celebrating Christmas. However,  the Grinch has a change of heart and returns the gifts when he finds the Who’s celebrating even without Christmas presents. The grinch stole Christmas is one of Dr. Seuss’s books you should read.

If I Ran The Circus (1956)

If I Ran the Circus
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If I Ran the Circus
  • Au,Dr. Seuss,Dr Seuss,Dr. Seuss, (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 64 Pages – 01/01/2003 (Publication Date) – HarperCollins Publishers (Publisher)

‘If I Ran the Circus’ is one of the most popular children’s books by Dr. Seuss, which tells the story of a boy named Morris McGurk who finds a valueless vacant lot at the back of a store owned by a man named Sneelock. 

Morris McGurk dreams of handling a circus that is way bigger than what has ever been seen or imagined. ‘If I Ran The Circus’ is one of the Dr. Seuss books in this complete list because it is worth every dollar and time invested in getting it. 

Every child should read this book. Furthermore, it’s fun, imaginative, and amazing for every child who has a big dream and is willing to achieve it. 

Green Eggs And Ham” Yertle The Turtle And Other Stories (1958)

Yertle The Turtle & Other S
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Yertle The Turtle & Other S
  • DR. SEUSS (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • HarperCollins Childrens Books (Publisher)

The Green Eggs and Ham is one of Dr. Seuss’s books that tells the story of a boy called Sam-I-Am who constantly convinces the protagonist to try out the dish of green eggs. 

The protagonist objected to having the green eggs because he hadn’t tasted them before. However,  in the end, the protagonist tasted the green egg dish and loved it. 

Dr. Seuss also published Yertle the Turtle and other stories in 1958. The book was a story of a turtle, Yertle, who decided to become the king of everybody he could see. Also, Dr. Seuss included the big brag and Gertrude McFuzz in this 1958 collection. 

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960)

Xdr Seuss One Fish Two Fis Pb
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Xdr Seuss One Fish Two Fis Pb
  • Geisel Theodore (Author)
  • Harper Collins Promotion (Publisher)

One fish two fish red fish blue is one of Dr. Seuss’s best-selling children’s books. Due to its simple language and rhyming pattern, one fish two fish red fish blue fish became popular among young readers. It also contains a series of poems as well as short stories. It is one of Dr. Seuss’s interesting books every child should have in their book collection. 

The Sneetches And Other Stories (1961)

The Sneetches and Other Stories
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The Sneetches and Other Stories
  • Seuss (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Harper Collins Childrens Books (Publisher)

The Sneetches and other stories is one of the books that made the childhood days of many grown Americans interesting. The book was written by Dr. Seuss and published in 1961. It’s about two types of Sneetches, the one with a star bellied and the ordinary one. Aside from the Sneetches, the book also includes: 

  • Too many Daves 
  • What was I scared of? 
  • The Zax

Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book (1962)

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DR SEUSSS SLEEP BOOK : 50TH ANNIVERSARY
  • DR. SEUSS (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/24/2023 (Publication Date)

Dr. Seuss’ sleep book is a story about a bug called Yawn that was published in 1962. Dr. Seuss’s sleep book is a well-known children’s classic literature book loved by all. It is also an engaging bedtime fun story for children and adults. It’s not just a fun book but educational and full of creativity. 

The Cat In The Hat Song Book (1967)

The Cat in the Hat Songbook
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The Cat in the Hat Songbook
  • Hardcover Book
  • Dr. Seuss (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 72 Pages – 01/10/1967 (Publication Date) – Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

The cat in the hat songbook is one of the best-selling beginner books for children worldwide. It was published in 1967 by Dr. Seuss and is globally recognized as one of the top stories on the list of Dr. Seuss’s books. The cat in the hat is an engaging story with playful illustrations and playful sounds. 

In his book, ‘The Cat In The Hat Sung Book,’ Dr. Seuss taught children how to read using his brilliant and playful tactics. The cat in the hat songbook is one of the best you should order for your kids. 

The Lorax 1971 

The Lorax
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The Lorax
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Dr. Seuss (Author) – Ted Danson (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 01/01/2006 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

The Lorax is a great and engaging children’s book by Dr. Seuss, one of the best American children’s storybook writers. He published the Lorax in 1971. t’s a book you shouldn’t let off when searching for the complete list of Dr. Seuss’s books. The Lorax book discusses environmentalism and the consequences of greed and industrialization. It’s a good book, and adults can also find it valuable. 

Fox In Socks (1965)

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Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss Hardcover, Dr Seuss Plush Toy Book Character Stuffed Animal, Stickers, and Gift – Book Bag (Educational Gift Set with Energetic Rhymes to Spark The Love of Reading)
  • Kit includes a classic Fox in Socks Hardcover book, 12″ Dr Suess Fox in Socks stuffed animal , a sheet of Dr Suess stickers as well as a We 3 Books gift / book bag. This is a great way to encourage hands-on learning and share the love of reading. Popular for boys & girls.
  • A classic Dr. Seuss character Fox In Socks is the perfect companion with the book. Fox is a favorite while reading, imaginary play, and bedtime. The world can be a far less scary place with a huggable, comforting companion. Pretending helps develop empathy & social skill development as children imagine the world through another’s eyes. Caring for Fox helps set the stage for later relationships with their friends.
  • Prepare for squeals of delight when Fox in Socks appears! The lovable original, book character from illustrations by Dr. Seuss / Theodor Seuss Geisel / Theo LeSieg. The Fox in Socks is about 12 inches long and features cute details /textures as well as being a soft and cute friend. Surface wash only.
  • THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss or Theo. LeSieg—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. His iconic characters, stories, and art style have had a lasting influence on generations of children and adults.

Fox In Socks is one of Dr. Seuss’ books, published in 1965. It’s a children’s book that features the titular character. This character represents a mischievous fox and his bosom friend Mr. Knox who engages in wordplay and tongue twisters. 

Dr Seuss’s aim for writing Fox In Socks book is to enhance children’s reading ability through tongue twisters exercise. 

This book teaches young children to use tongue twisters to perfect their reading skills and stay entertained. 

The Foot Book (1968)

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The Foot Book Blue Back Book
  • Dr Seuss (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages – 09/24/2023 (Publication Date) – Harpercollins Childs (Publisher)

The Foot Book is a story originally published in 1968 by Dr. Seuss that disseminates the idea of opposites by characterizing different kinds of feet. The foot book highlights the significance that the differences in people’s feet should be celebrated and not ridiculed. It’s a must-have in your book collection. Every child should understand and celebrate individuality. 

Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?

James Brown Can Moo, Can You?
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James Brown Can Moo, Can You?
  • Whitcher, Jeff (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 39 Pages – 05/17/2019 (Publication Date) – Independently published (Publisher)

Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? This Is a story written and published by Dr. Seuss. There are wonderful things to learn from Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can you? Young children still learning pronunciations and sounds can find this Suess’s book interesting and of great use. The book is worth every monetary investment. 

Dr. Seuss’s of Wonderful Noises (1970)

The book was first published in 1970 and features compilations of creative and impulsive sounds accompanied by illustrations. 

Also, this book is highly recommended for young readers. Furthermore, you can read it aloud for your kids who enjoy imitating sounds. It can enhance their reading capability. 

The Shape Of Me And Other Stuff (1973)

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The Shape of Me and Other Stuff (Bright and Early Books) (Bright and Early Books)
  • Seuss, Dr. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • HarperCollins (Publisher)

The shape of me and other stuff falls on the complete list of Dr. Seuss’s book, which is highly recommended for children learning word pronunciation. Dr. Seuss wrote and published this book in 1973, a portion of bright and early books. 

The shape of me and other stuff features amusing and comic characters. The book character explores the different shapes of both objects and animals. If you’re an avid reader, this book is fun and engaging; you should add it to your other stories by Suess. It also encourages creativity. 

You’re Only Old Once!: A Book For Obsolete Children (1986)

[You're Only Old Once] [Author: Dr. Seuss] [December, 1990]
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[You’re Only Old Once] [Author: Dr. Seuss] [December, 1990]
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Random House USA Inc (Publisher)

In 1986, Dr Seuss wrote and published the book, You’re Only Old Once after a series of illnesses that left him visiting the hospital environment. The book was aimed at obsolete children. 

Dr. Seuss, while sitting in the hospital’s waiting room during one of his visits, to get busy, he started sketching the images of the hospital’s equipment which he later formed into a book. The hospital environment gave birth to the idea of the book; You’re Only Old Once!: A Book For Obsolete Children. 

Oh, The Thinks You Can Think (1977)

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
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Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Dr. Seuss (Author) – Michael McKean (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 01/01/2006 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

It is a storybook illustrated by Dr Suess on August 21, 1975. This book discusses the amazing THINKS available to everyone and the endless creativity, possibilities, and dreams birthed through imagination.  Oh, The Thinks You Can Think (1977)

I Can Read With My Eyes Shut (1978)

I Can Read with My Eyes Shut
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I Can Read with My Eyes Shut
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Dr. Seuss (Author) – Michael McKean (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 06/26/2006 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

In the book, ‘I Can Read With My Eyes Shut’ by Dr.  Seuss, the Cat in the Hat, points to his son, the young cat, the importance of reading and the numerous knowledge one can get from reading. Dr. Seuss wrote and published this book in 1978 which turned out to be one of the most thrilling children’s books. 

Hunches In Bunches (1982)

[Hunches in Bunches] (By: Dr. Seuss) [published: November, 2005]
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[Hunches in Bunches] (By: Dr. Seuss) [published: November, 2005]
  • English (Publication Language)
  • HarperCollins Children’s Books (Publisher)

Dr. Seuss’ children’s book, ‘Hunches in Bunches’ written and published in 1982, is the story of a boy with some great ideas, but strange monsters with big gloves on their heads respond with awful and bizarre ideas. 

Some of these responses mostly conflict with the young boys’ own. So,  the thought of duplicating himself became the only way to convince the Hunches. This Dr. Seuss’s book is for all ages. 

I am Not Going To Get Up Today (1987)

I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!
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I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Dr. Seuss (Author) – Jason Alexander (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 06/26/2006 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

The storybook, ‘I am Not Going To Get Up Today,’  is a children’s storybook by Dr. Seuss, and James Steveson did the illustration. The book was published in 1987, and it is all about the life of a young boy who refused to get off bed to continue with his usual adventure-filled life. 

The young boy paid deaf ears to all the pleas from his family members but later regretted his actions after hearing of all the fulfilled events happening outside. Like other Dr. Seuss stories, I am Not Going To Get Up Today has many color illustrations and is fun to read. 

Oh, Baby, The Places You’ll Go! (1997) (Posthumous)

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  • Hardcover Book
  • Rabe, Tish (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages – 07/14/2015 (Publication Date) – Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

This book, Oh,  Baby, The Places You’ll Go! is a children’s storybook by Dr. Seuss that was published after his death in 1997 (posthumously). It is a follow-up of one of his popular story books published in 1990.

Oh, Baby, The Places You’ll Go! Goes in the same pattern as his other books. Fun,  plain language, engaging, and inspiring. It also contains his usual colorful illustrations alongside rhyming texts. 

The book conveys the message of hope, determination, and the power of great imagination. It also inspires children of all ages. In addition, adults can learn from the book. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

How Many Books Are In The Dr. Seuss Collection? 

Claiming to know the exact number of books in Dr. Seuss’s book collection can be tricky because it depends on many things. However,  we can say that he published over 40 children’s books with illustrations, including his classic books. Also, there have been several posthumous books that we can’t keep a record of. 

What 6 Dr. Seuss Books Have Been Canceled? 

Some of Dr. Seuss’s books were canceled or halted due to  racist or insensitive content, and they are: 

  • On Beyond Zebra! (1955)
  • If I Ran The Zoo (1950)
  • And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street (1937)
  • The Cat’s Quizzer (1976)
  • Scrambled Eggs Super! (1953)

Which Dr. Seuss Book Will No Longer Be Available? 

The enterprises announced about six of Dr. Seuss’s books would no longer be published due to some racial and ethnic groups it portrayed. They include: 

  • If I Ran The Zoo 
  • On Beyond Zebra! 
  • The Cat’s Quizzer 
  • And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street 
  • McElligot’s Pool 
  • Scrambled. eggsSuper! 

Are Old Dr. Seuss Books Worth Money? 

So many of Dr. Seuss’s books are still worth a lot of money. More especially if they are in good condition. Some of the books include: 

  • Green Eggs and Ham first edition
  • The Cat In The Ham, the first edition 
  • The Shape Of Me and Other Stuff

On Final Note;

Finally, the complete list of Dr. Seuss’s books contains all the great books that Dr. Seuss wrote and published when he was alive and even after his death, including Dr. Seuss’s ABC, the Grinch Stole Christmas and books from Seuss’s early writing. 

You can also find a complete list of his whimsical and illustrated books. If you love reading a pocketbook, you can find one because some books are of such size. Other Seuss stories like Seven Lady Godiva and Fox In Socks are included in this list of Dr. Seuss’s books. 

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