List of Children’s Books

 Each title is a link to the corresponding post in Seussblog.
  1. And to Think That I saw it on Mulberry Street,1937
  2. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, 1938
  3. The Seven Lady Godivas, 1939
  4. The King’s Stilts, 1939
  5. Horton Hatches the Egg, 1940
  6. McElligot’s Pool, 1947
  7. Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, 1948
  8. Bartholomew and the Oobleck, 1949
  9. If I Ran the Zoo, 1950
  10. Scrambled Egg Super!, 1953
  11. Horton Hears a Who! 1954
  12. On Beyond Zebra, 1955
  13. If I Ran the Circus, 1956
  14. The Cat in the Hat, 1957
  15. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, 1957
  16. Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, 1958
  17. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, 1958
  18. Happy Birthday to You!, 1959
  19. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, 1959
  20. Green Eggs and Ham, 1960
  21. The Sneetches and Other Stories, 1961
  22. Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book, 1962
  23. Hop on Pop, 1963
  24. Dr. Seuss’s ABC, 1963
  25. Fox in Socks, 1965
  26. I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, 1965
  27. The Cat in the Hat Song Book, 1967
  28. The Foot Book, 1968
  29. I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories, 1969
  30. I Can Draw It Myself, 1970
  31. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?!, 1970
  32. The Lorax, 1971
  33. Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!, 1972
  34. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?, 1973
  35. The Shape of Me and Other Stuff, 1973
  36. There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!, 1974
  37. Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!, 1975
  38. The Cat’s Quizzer, 1976
  39. I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!, 1978
  40. Oh Say Can You Say?, 1979
  41. Hunches in Bunches, 1982
  42. The Butter Battle Book, 1984
  43. You’re Only Old Once!, 1986
  44. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, 1990

Posthumous Children’s Books

45. Daisy-Head Mayzie, 1995
46. My Many Colored Days, 1996
47. Hooray For Diffendoofer Day, 1998
48. The Bippoloseed and Other Lost Stories, 2011
49. Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More, 2014
50. What Pet Should I Get, 2015

Books Written, but not Illustrated by Dr. Seuss
*The Illustrator is listed in the parentheses

Pen Name: Theo LeSeig

51. Ten Apples Up on Top!, 1961 (Roy McKie)
52. I Wish That I Had Duck Feet, 1965 (B Tobey)
53. Come over to My House, 1966 (Richard Erdoes)
54. The Eye Book 1968 Roy McKie, 1999 (Joe Mathieu)
55. I Can Write! A Book by Me, Myself, 1971 (Roy McKie)
56. In a People House, 1972 (Roy McKie)
57. Wacky Wednesday, 1974 (George Booth)
58. The Many Mice of Mr. Brice a.k.a. The Pop-Up Mice of Mr. Brice, 1974 (Roy McKie)
59. Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog?, 1975 (Roy McKie)
60. Hooper Humperdink…? Not Him!, 1976 (Charles E. Martin), 2006 (Scott Nash)
61. Please Try to Remember the First of Octember!, 1977 (Art Cummings)
62. Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet!, 1980 (Michael J. Smollin)
63. The Tooth Book, 1981 (Roy McKie) 2000, (Joe Mathieu)

Pen Name: Rosetta Stone

64. Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!!, 1975 (Michael K. Frith)

Pen Name: Dr. Seuss (published during his lifetime, but illustrated by someone else.)

65. My Book About ME, 1969 (Roy McKie)
66. Great Day for Up!, 1974 (Quentin Blake)
67. I Am NOT Going to Get Up Today!, 1987 (James Stevenson)

28 comments on “List of Children’s Books

  1. flarnold says:

    wonderful idea – love your work – go on!!

  2. valerie says:

    While searching for ideas on an art lesson inspired by Dr. Seuss, I came across your blog. I love the theme and find the content interesting! I’ll be checking back for the rest of the books on your list!

  3. Mark Carter says:

    I’ve been waiting for something like this for ages! Excellent and really informative work – please keep it up!

  4. Shawn Hugh says:

    I have read most of your blogs, wow! you are informed, I would like to know your thoughts on recent movies and future movies about Dr. Seuss’ Books.

    • jackstrebor says:

      Actually, after the live action Cat in the Hat came out Audrey Geisel (Seuss’ second wife and owner of all Seuss material) put a ban on any other Seuss live action movies. She still approves of animated features such as Horton Hears A Who and The Lorax. I’d be interested to see what they make next. Those have been fun and keep the moral message of the books they’re based on, but I’m not a fan of tampering with Seuss original books no matter how cute the movie ends up being, ha. If they continue with animating his books I think they should delve into the less popular ones. They could do a whole movie combining King’s Stilts and the two Bartholomew books. That’d be pretty great, I think.

  5. Shawn Hugh says:

    Don’t forget about “I’m not going to get up today” 1987 and “a great day for up”1974

    • jackstrebor says:

      Not sure how I missed your comments. Those are very fun books, but this started out as a blog focusing on the books that Dr. Seuss wrote AND illustrated. Now that I’ve gone through all of those I was considering jumping into the many books he wrote but did not illustrate. Check back in and hopefully I’ll have started to cover those : )

  6. Shawn Hugh says:

    And I wish I had duck feet is a personal favorite

  7. Veronica says:

    Ever seen “The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T”? There are some interesting reviews of it, Sonya Taaffe’s and Mark Burns’ most notably. An obscure Seuss film if there ever was one.

    • jackstrebor says:

      I have seen it, you’re right, very obscure, haha. It incorporates a lot of imagery from the artwork he did for his college newspaper, such as the hand shaped hats, the connected beards and of course his architecture style.

  8. Justin says:

    I am a teacher at a school in Las Vegas, and one of the great things that my school does is called “Winterim.” Following our winter break, the students have the opportunity to take three week special topics courses that the teachers come up with and create. Being a Dr. Seuss fan, I thought it would be fun to create a class the revolves around Dr. Seuss. I really like your blog and was wondering if I could bounce some ideas off of your head.

    • jackstrebor says:

      I have a feeling my reply is too late to really help you for your “Winterim”, but I’d love to hear how it went! If you ended up not doing it, I’d love to hear your ideas and perhaps help you with this coming “Winterim”. Thank you for finding my bloy useful! I love to help when it comes to helping people learn more about Dr. Seuss.

  9. Keirsten Best says:

    Wanted to start a collection of Dr Seuss books for my children so this was very useful. Was just wondering where Genrald McBoing-Boing and What Was I Scared Of came in?

    • jackstrebor says:

      Hello, so sorry for the late reply!

      What Was I Scared Of? was originally published in The Sneetches and Other Stories in 1961. It later came out as it’s own book (many years after Seuss died.)

      Gerald McBoing-Boing was originally an audio story released on a record in 1950. Seuss pretty much had nothing to do with it after that. It was turned into a short which won an Academy Award in 1950 and then it was later made into a book. The original story is still credited to Dr. Seuss, but he really didn’t have much to do with it other than the original record.

  10. Karen Martinez says:

    Is I Can Write! A Book by Me, Myself, the same book as A Book About Me by Me, Myself? Thank you for the answer.

    • jackstrebor says:

      Sorry for my late response. Actually, they are not quite the same.

      I still have yet to write posts about either of them, but My Book About Me (1969) is more a fill in information about yourself; your first house, a picture of you, your favorite food, your pets, etc.

      I Can Write! A Book By Me, Myself! (1971) is set up so that the reader/”writer” copies the text that is already there to help very young children learn how to shape letters.

      Both of them were illustrated by Roy McKie with the same main character.

      Thank you for your question!

  11. Steven Sikorski says:

    I just love your list and can’t wait for it to be finished with everything else that he worked on.
    I bought a new book “Seuss-isms – A guide to life for those just starting out… and those already on their way” and it says by Dr Deuss. It is a compilation of many pages from his previous books. Looks like it came out in 2015. No new material but just one more book with advice for life.

  12. Jessica says:

    Wow, What an excellent collection by Dr Seuss, A fantastic box set of Dr Seuss classics containing The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Fox in Socks and many more.

  13. Lynnette Mendoza says:

    You have some AMAZING INFO! I would love to use you’re page as a source in my English Comp II class, but I would like to know where you got your sources from so I can know its credible to use.

    • jackstrebor says:

      Lynnette! I am so sorry that this message is very over due! There is a link at the top of the homepage that says “Seussian Resources”. It lists all of the books I used.

  14. Jolene Lochotzki says:

    Do you have any information on the difference between the Cat in the Hat and the Cat in the Hat beginners book? One written 1957 and the other 1966 perhaps.

    • jackstrebor says:

      The original Cat in the Hat (1957) fits into the Random House category of “beginner book” due to the limited vocabulary, but there is also The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary (1964), which is simply the Cat in the Hat character narrating a fun dictionary. The latter was written by P.D. Eastman (author of Go, Dog. Go! and Are You My Mother) but made to look like Dr. Seuss’ work.

  15. Jolene Lochotzki says:

    When at the store recently I noticed newer title that say the author is Dr. Seuss. Do you know the reasoning for this?

  16. Kirk Dawdy says:

    Hello. I’m trying to find out if there was a specific inspiration for Dr Seuss’ idea to use ‘green eggs’ for his iconic book.

    Not the ’50 words’ bet, but any info on why/how he came up with the idea for using ‘green eggs’ (opposed to blue eggs, or orange eggs, etc.).

    The reason I ask is I found an interesting article in our local paper from 1937 about a local farmer who had chickens that were laying green yolked eggs. I did a little research and found that it is/was not that uncommon, etc.

    Wondering if the ‘green eggs’ in Dr Seuss’ book were inspired by actual green yolked eggs (i.e. maybe he read about is somewhere, etc.).

    Appreciate the help.

    Kirk Dawdy
    Reference Librarian
    Woodstock Public Library

  17. Deke says:

    Hey bro, is this blogsite still active?

    • jackstrebor says:

      Hello! Technically it is still active, but I have not updated anything for several years, but feel free to take a look at the individual articles and ask any questions or share your thoughts and I will do a better job of checking in on the site! Thank you.

  18. Angie says:

    Interesting site. Please stay active.

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