The Best Dr Seuss Books For Kids
Dr Seuss is a really popular and fantastic author for kids. I love his stories, the rhyming and rhythm of the books and the totally weird and wonderful characters.
Who doesn’t love reading about The Cat In The Hat, Horton the elephant or the mean green Grinch?
Today I am sharing a list of the best loved Dr Seuss Books. I’m sure you will agree that these Dr Seuss titles are brilliant for preschool and older children.
After all, what’s more fun than reading a silly book that allows the imagination to go wild. This book also helps kids to develop phonemic awareness and essential literacy skills.
I’m sure you will love these Dr Seuss Books for kids. Don’t forget to check out our list of activities and Dr Seuss crafts preschool kids will love. They really are fantastic and fun!
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Who Is Dr Seuss?
Dr Seuss was a children’s author who’s real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel. Dr Seuss was born and raised in Massachusetts in the United States Of America.
How Many Books Did Dr Seuss Write?
Dr Seuss wrote over 60 books during his lifetime. He sold over 600 million copies of his works and these books were translated into over 20 languages.
Best Loved Dr Seuss Books
So here is my list of the best loved Dr Seuss Books. Do you own any of these fantastic books? If so which one is your favourite? I’d love for you to share in the comments below.
Enjoy this fantastic list of Dr Seuss Books! We sure will!
Purchase Tip: We love the Dr Seuss Book Series and there are plenty of book stores and online sites where you can buy a set of Dr Seuss Books in one go. This is much cheaper than buying the books individually. The Dr Seuss set could make a great birthday gift or addition to the preschool library.
Green Eggs and Ham
Have you read Green Eggs and Ham? This is a fantastic and fun story about Sam I am. Sam does not like green eggs and ham until eventually he tries them and changes his mind.
I remember reading this Dr Seuss book at the library as a child. I recall thinking it was funny to have Green Eggs! Have you ever tried making Green Eggs and Ham? We have a fantastic Green Eggs and Ham recipe that you may love! Why not give it a go?
Cat In The Hat
The Cat In The Hat truly is one of my favourite Dr Seuss Characters. In fact, my daughter dressed up in her, Cat In The Hat costume for world book day. Since then we’ve made a number of fantastic Cat In the Hat themed crafts over the years.
Who would have guessed that this Dr Seuss character would become so popular?
Mr Brown Can Moo
Mr Brown is a Dr Seuss Character who can make a lot of different noises including making animal sounds. The kids will love this story and enjoy reading along as they discover the different sounds of Mr Brown.
You may want to try one of our Mr Brown can Moo Preschool activities with the kids. They may find it really fun!
One Fish Two Fish
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is a great Dr Seuss book to teach kids basic counting skills. This is a simple children’s story about Jay and Kay. These characters have many weird and wonderful creatures they have as friends and pets.
Why not get the craft supplies out and have fun doing some one fish, two fish activities with kids. I’m sure this will be a blast.
Oh The Places You’ll Go
Oh The Places You’ll Go is a fantastic book about adventure and exploration and is a fun book about the journey or life and facing life’s challenges.
You will love these super cute Dr Seuss Cupcakes based on the book “Oh the places You’ll go”.
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
Who hasn’t heard of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas? This fantastic book is a great read and one about a mean creature who attempts to ruin Christmas Day.
The Grinch is a great book to teach children about kindness and the true spirit of Christmas. We have some fantastic Grinch craft ideas and you may just love our Grinch themed story slices. They would make a great activity and could be a useful resource for mat time.
Dr Seuss Beginner Books
This Dr Seuss Beginner Book is a great way to teach a child the letters and sounds of the alphabet.
Learning the alphabet using this Dr Seuss book can be fun and as funny as the feather on a Fiffer-feffer-feff!
There’s A Wocket In My Pocket
This fantastic Dr Seuss story is about a little boy who has strange creatures that live in his house.
There’s A Wocket In My Pocket is a great rhyming book for kids to enjoy. There are plenty of characters and creatures to draw and create from this Dr Seuss book. Art activities are a great way to extend your child’s interest in a story. This Dr Seuss book can help them to read more in the future.
Fox In Socks
You will love this Fox In Socks read aloud book. The Fox In Socks story is about Fox and his partner Mr Knox. Both characters speak tongue twisters throughout this Dr Seuss story and there are plenty of Fox In Socks activities that you can create from this fantastic book.
Why not try some Dr Seuss Handprint Art? That could be super fun for the little ones.
Hop On Pop
The Dr Seuss Hop On Pop book is another fun book to read with the children. This Rhythm book is full of alliteration and rhyming words that get’s children engaged and interested whilst teaching very basic reading skills
This Dr Seuss book is a popular book in my home and is one I really enjoyed reading with the children at mat time as an early years teacher.
Horton Hears A Who
The Dr Seuss Horton Hears A Who book tells an interesting story of Horton the elephant. Horton is a sweet and kind natured elephant who genuinely cares about other animals and people.
Horton Hears A Who is a great book to help encourage and teach kindness and compassion in the classroom setting or at home.
Oh The Thinks You Can Think
I really enjoy this next book Oh The Thinks You Can Think. This fantastic story talks about the amazing “thinks” we can think about and encourages one to use their imagination to create ideas, dreams and plans.
Talking of great ideas, you could use this fantastic Dr Seuss book in a unit study and ask the children to think of the different ideas or things they could be or do in the future. This is a great book to promote exploration of the mind and creative thinking.
The Cat In The Hat Comes Back
The Cat In The Hat Comes Back is another fantastic story featuring the famous cat with a red and white hat.
In this story, the Cat gets up to more mischief in the home of Sally and Conrad. This is a great sequel to the original Cat In The Hat story and is a great read aloud book for kids.
And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street
Here is the very first book written by Dr Seuss. And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street is a great story sharing the weird and wonderful things seen on Mulberry Street including a Blue Elephant on a Sled.
This would be a great story to read to kids before getting them to create a story about the things they might see on their own street, wherever they may live.
Scrambled Eggs Super!
Have you ever heard of scrambled eggs made from exotic birds? If not you’ll find this Dr Seuss book very interesting.
Scrambled Eggs Super is a fun book for kids full of fantastic illustrations. When it comes to scrambling eggs, Peter T. Hooper needs super-dee-dooper ingredients ! Breakfast will never be the same after reading this Dr Seuss book!
Dr Seuss Sleep Book
This Dr Seuss Sleep Book all about preparing to go to sleep. Using various characters Dr Seuss created a clever story about yawning and getting tired ready for bed or a nap.
This is a great book to read at home as a bedtime story or even as a fun read before nap time in the preschool setting.
If I Ran the Zoo
If I Ran The Zoo what would I do? Well, the character in this Dr Seuss story tells you exactly what he would do. Gerald McGrew is not impressed when he visits the zoo and therefore he shares his imaginative and creative solutions to improving the zoo.
This is a great book to read with the kids when covering a unit study on animals or the Zoo and there are plenty, If I Ran The Zoo Dr Seuss activities that you could create based on this crazy story.
Sneetches And Other Stories
Have you heard of the Sneetches? The Sneetches book is an interesting book full of fantastic characters who are unique and diverse.
This fantastic book is not only fun to read but can be used to teach children about difference and diversity and the importance of treating others fairly and equally.
Hunches In Bunches
The Hunches In Bunches text tells the story of too many ideas and things to do and the struggle to make a decision.
Making choices and decisions can be hard but the message in this book ultimately teaches that it’s best to make your own hunch or choice based on what you think is best rather than listening to all the advice of everyone else.
Dr Seuss On The Loose
Dr Seuss On The Loose is a great book full of rhymes that encourages one to explore the world of attitudes.
You might want to read this book full of fun and creativity and use it to discuss feelings, attitudes and viewpoints with children. Not everyone will be the same, think the same or feel the same and this fantastic rhyming book can help teach to have a positive attitude.
Dr Seuss Activities For Kids
I’m sure you have enjoyed this fantastic Dr Seuss book list. There are so many Dr Seuss activity ideas to experience with the kids after reading these fun, weird and wonderful stories.
You may want to create some Dr Seuss Food, maybe complete a Dr Seuss Unit Study about the Alphabet, Draw The Cat In The Hat or even make some super cool Dr Seuss handprint crafts. The possibilities are endless!
Enjoy the fantastic world of Dr Suess.
About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!
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