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Dr. Seuss Books for Kids


Dr. Seuss is probably the most recognizable children’s book author and illustrator of all time with over 60 original and published works during his career. Dr. Seuss’s works are an inspiration to all growing readers and aspiring authors and illustrators.


Dr. Seuss Books for Kids

Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel, also known to most kids and adults as Dr. Seuss or Doctor Seuss, adopted the pen name Dr. Seuss while studying at Dartmouth College. Here he became editor-in-chief of the Dartmouth humor magazine the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern. Seuss was his mother’s maiden name, who some speculate may have been an early inspiration for Dr. Seuss’ unique rhyming style.

Dr. Seuss’ first published children’s book titled And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street was published by Vanguard Press in 1937 and features a character named “Marco” who goes on to appear in later works such as McElligot’s Pool by Dr. Seuss. The first book by Dr. Seuss featuring Marco was also later turned into a musical work by Deems Taylor in 1942 called Marco Takes a Walk.

Dr. Seuss was not always writing children’s books and books for kids. During WWII he was charged with producing animated and non-animated wartime propaganda shorts for the US Army. Before joining the Army, Dr. Seuss also created political cartoons as an editorial cartoonist for the New York City daily newspaper. A book titled Dr. Seuss Goes to War, written by Richard H. Minear and published in 1999, contains many of those original cartoon productions by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss).

Here are some of our favorite articles to help you curate your collection of Dr. Seuss books for your kids or grandchildren or students:

Some of Dr. Seuss’ most recognizable, and early, children’s works which are now classics:

And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss, published by Vanguard Press in 1937

If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss, published by Random House Books for Young Readers in 1950

Horton Hears a Who! By Dr Seuss, published by Random House Books for Young Readers in 1954

A Cat In the Hat by Dr. Seuss, published by Random House Books for Young Readers in 1957

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr Seuss, published by Random House Books for Young Readers in 1957

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, published by Random House Books for Young Readers in 1960

More about Dr. Seuss from The Children’s Book Review:

5 Reasons to Love Dr. Seuss

A Dr. Seuss Celebration for What Pet Should I Get?

Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories, by Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss went on to publish over 60 original children’s and kids’ classics during his career. You can learn more about Dr. Seuss at https://www.seussville.com, or for something entertaining and Seussical for Dr. Seuss fans of all ages visit Seuss Landing at Islands of Adventure Universal Studios—you’ll find all his classic works, as well as fun attractions for all ages. Be sure to meet all the Dr. Seuss characters while you’re there – including The Cat In the Hat, The Lorax, The Grinch, and who could forget Thing One and Thing Two!

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Dr. Seuss Books for Kids

“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good” ~ Dr. Seuss

What happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet?

This month, The Children's Book Review's book trends include wonderful literacy resources, sweet books for kids, and 5 Reasons to Love Dr. Seuss. Have fun perusing this list of TCBR's book trends.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Oh' the Places You'll Go, a couple of new editions have been released. This awesome book now spins, sparkles, and pops.

Confucius once said, "Where ever you go, go with all your heart." With this in mind, I have selected the following books based on their ability to inspire.

This exciting release of HORTON AND THE KWUGGERBUG AND MORE LOST STORIES has Dr. Seuss fans, young and old, heading to the bookstore.

It is the release day for the newer-than-new new book from Dr. Seuss, What Pet Should I Get?

Each year, the National Education Association sponsors Read Across America, a wonderful program that encourages children to read. It's always on March 2, or as near as possible, which is also the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

Erica S. Perl, author of Ferocious Fluffity, selected these five family favorites. "All I have to say about reading as a family is that it should be a pleasure for all involved."

These fantastically narrated audiobooks bring stories to life, and have the ability to educate in a way that just feels like fun.

You'll love the uplifting and empowering words found in these inspiring picture books

Dr. Seuss's well-known and well-loved The Lorax is as timely now as it was when it was first published in 1971.

David A. Carter is the amazingly talented paper engineer behind 75 pop-up books, including the bestselling Bugs in a Box® series that has sold more than six million copies.

It’s a special treat to have Elizabeth Bard contribute her family’s top five favorites to The Children’s Book Review.

As well as being the international bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney is also an online developer and designer. He has been named one of TIME magazine's most influential people in the world. We know that you'll be influenced by his five family favorites!