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Complete List of Dr. Seuss Books in Order: Updated

This complete list of Dr. Seuss books in order is the most comprehensive, updated, and complete internet guide for young readers and fans of all ages of Dr. Seuss.

Dr. Seuss was originally known as Theodor Seuss Geisel, the beloved bestselling children's author who published over 60 colorful, humorous, and zany children's books over a five-decade career in which he sold over 222 million books, which were translated into more than 15 languages, before his death in 1991.

This post answers FAQs about Dr. Seuss books, then provides the full list of Dr. Seuss books in order.

FAQs About Dr. Seuss Books

What age group are Dr. Seuss books for?

Most Dr. Seuss books are suitable for children ages 3-7.

What reading level are Dr. Seuss's books?

Most Dr. Seuss books are for children at the reading level of preschool to second grade.

What was the last book written by Dr. Seuss?

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, published in 1990, was the last book Dr. Seuss published before his death in 1991.

What is Dr. Seuss best-selling book of all time?

Green Eggs And Ham is the best-selling Dr. Seuss book. Other top bestsellers include The Cat in the Hat; Dr Seuss’s ABC; One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish; and Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

List of Dr. Seuss Books in Order

Compiling this list of Dr. Seuss books in order was not an easy feat. I relied on Wikipedia and other sources for this data to flesh out this list into something more detailed and useful to the general public, including children, parents, and teachers.

I would like to note that I did not include books authored under Dr. Seuss's pen names, Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone in this list of Dr. Seuss books in order, because I believe that readers coming to this page will not be looking for these books. (If you are, you can find them listed on Wikipedia.) Nor did I include books inspired by Dr. Seuss.

I DO include in the list of Dr. Seuss books in order the posthumous books that were published following Dr. Seuss's death, which were based on his sketches and notes, as well as books not credited to "Dr. Seuss" directly, but written and illustrated by him. (For example, The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary is credited to the Cat.)

And where two books were published in the same year, I did my best to find the original publishing date and sort them chronologically.

Below is the quick list of Dr. Seuss books in order for easy reference, followed by more details about each book.

Quick List of Dr. Seuss Books in Order

  1. The Pocket Book of Boners (1931)
  2. And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street (1937) 
  3. The 500 Hats Of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938)
  4. The King’s Stilts (1939)​
  5. The Seven Lady Godivas (1939)
  6. Horton Hatches the Egg (1940)​
  7. McElligot’s Pool (1947)​
  8. Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose (1948)
  9. Bartholomew and The Oobleck (1949)
  10. If I Ran the Zoo (1950)
  11. Gerald McBoing Boing (1952)
  12. Scrambled Eggs Super! (1953)
  13. Horton Hears A Who! (1954)
  14. On Beyond Zebra (1955)
  15. If I Ran The Circus (1956)
  16. The Cat in the Hat (1957)
  17. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1957) 
  18. Yertle The Turtle And Other Stories (1958) 
  19. The Cat In The Hat Comes Back! (1958)
  20. Happy Birthday To You! (1959)
  21. Green Eggs And Ham (1960)
  22. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960)
  23. The Sneetches and Other Stories (1961) 
  24. Dr Seuss’s Sleep Book (1962)
  25. Hop on Pop (1963)
  26. Dr Seuss’s ABC (1963)
  27. The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary (1964)
  28. Fox In Socks (1965)
  29. I Had Trouble In Getting To Solla Sollew (1965)
  30. The Cat in the Hat Song Book (1967)​
  31. The Foot Book (1968)​
  32. I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! And Other Stories (1969) 
  33. My Book About Me (1969)
  34. I Can Draw It Myself (1970)
  35. Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You? (1970)
  36. The Lorax (1971)​
  37. Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! (1972)​ 
  38. The Shape Of Me and Other Stuff (1973)​ 
  39. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (1973)​
  40. Great Day For Up (1974)​
  41. There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! (1974)​ 
  42. Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! (1975)​
  43. The Cat's Quizzer: Are You Smarter Than the Cat in the Hat? (1976)
  44. I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! (1978)​
  45. Oh, Say Can You Say? (1979)
  46. Hunches In Bunches (1982)
  47. The Butter Battle Book (1984)
  48. You’re Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children (1986)
  49. The Tough Coughs as He Ploughs the Dough (1987)
  50. I Am Not Going to Get Up Today (1987) 
  51. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (1990)
  52. Daisy-Head Mayzie (1995) (posthumous)
  53. My Many Colored Days (1996) (posthumous)
  54. The Big Green Book of Beginner Books (1997) (posthumous)
  55. Oh, Baby, the Places You’ll Go! (1997) (posthumous)
  56. Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! (1998) (posthumous)
  57. Your Favorite Seuss (2004) (posthumous)
  58. The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories (2011) (posthumous)
  59. My Big Book of Beginner Books About Me (2011) (posthumous)
  60. Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories (2014) (posthumous)
  61. The Big Orange Book of Beginner Books (2015) (posthumous)
  62. What Pet Should I Get? (2015) (posthumous)
  63. The Big Aqua Book of Beginner Books (2017) (posthumous)
  64. Dr. Seuss's Book of Animals (2018) (posthumous)
  65. Dr. Seuss's Book of Colors (2018) (posthumous)
  66. Dr. Seuss's 123 (2019) (posthumous)
  67. Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum (2019) (posthumous)

Details About All Dr. Seuss books

Below are more details about each of the books in my list of Dr. Seuss books in order.

1. The Pocket Book of Boners (1931)

The Pocket Book of Boners is a collection of funny anecdotes and illustrations credited as the earliest work of Dr. Seuss.


2. And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street (1937)

In And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, Marco's imagination runs wild as he travels home from school one day, and a horse and cart transform into a carnival of colorful creatures.


3. The 500 Hats Of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938)

In The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins, Bartholomew finds trouble because he won’t take his hat off for the king, and there is magical mayhem.


4. The King’s Stilts (1939)

In The King's Stilts, a hardworking king's kingdom is threatened when his beloved stilts are stolen and he is too upset to rule.


5. The Seven Lady Godivas (1939)

In The Seven Lady Godivas, each lady learns a lesson while taking care of a horse.


6. Horton Hatches the Egg (1940)

In Horton Hatches the Egg, Horton the Elephant offers to sit on Mayzie bird’s egg while she goes on vacation. His loyalty is tested when he and the egg are kidnapped and sold to a circus.


7. McElligot’s Pool (1947)

In McElligot's Pool, a local farmer laughs at a boy named Marco, who is fishing in a small, trashed pond known as McElligot’s Pool. As Marco continues fishing, he imagines he may catch a fish under a particular scenario.


8. Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose (1948)

In Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose, no good deed goes unpunished, as everyone begins to take advantage of the kind-hearted moose.


9. Bartholomew and The Oobleck (1949)

In Bartholemew and the Oobleck, King Derwin of Didd is bored with the weather and asks his royal magicians to create a new type of weather. Unfortunately, green goo known as Oobleck causes mayhem in his kingdom, and he must solve this very sticky problem.


10. If I Ran the Zoo (1950)

In If I Ran the Zoo, Gerald McGrew wishes to transform the zoo into a wild menagerie of unique beasts that are even better than Noah's Ark.


11. Gerald McBoing Boing (1952)

Gerald McBoing Boing is based on the 1950 Academy Award-winning short film.


12. Scrambled Eggs Super! (1953)

In Scrambled Eggs Super!, Peter brags about his culinary skills to his sister, Liz, and recounts stories of traveling far and wide to discover exotic birds and scramble their eggs.


13. Horton Hears A Who! (1954)

In Horton Hears a Who!, Horton the elephant discovers a tiny speck of dust that contains an entire miniature world named Whoville, filled with houses, stores, and even a mayor. When no one stands up for the Who's, Horton must save the day.


14. On Beyond Zebra (1955)

In On Beyond Zebra, a young child reports on additional alphabet letters beyond the letter Z, and a whimsical creature corresponds to each new letter.


15. If I Ran The Circus (1956)

In If I Ran the Circus, Morris McGurk dreams of turning the vacant lot behind Sneelock’s Store into the greatest Circus McGurkus, filled with unique creatures like the Drum-Tummied Snum, the Juggling Jott, and the Harp-Twanging Snarp, as well as Sneelock, the daredevil.


16. The Cat in the Hat (1957)

A top 5 Dr. Seuss bestselling book

In The Cat in the Hat, Dick and Sally are stuck in the house bored, when a giant cat in a hat shows up and turns the day into an unforgettable adventure.

Related Post: Cat in the Hat Paper Plate Craft


17. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1957)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is the beloved holiday story in which The Grinch plans to steal all the Christmas presents of the Who's in Whoville. But when Christmas still comes, the Grinch discovers its true meaning.

Related Post: How to Decorate a Grinch Themed Christmas Tree


In Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, Yertle is the king of the pond, and he climbs on his turtle subjects in order to become higher than the Moon. But, when the bottom turtle burps and he falls, his rule ends.


19. The Cat In The Hat Comes Back! (1958)

In The Cat in the Hat Comes Back!, the beloved "Cat" returns with his friends, but when Dick and Sally are busy playing outside in the snow, he takes a memorable bath that causes some problems.


20. Happy Birthday To You! (1959)

In Happy Birthday To You!, the Birthday Bird throws the reader an unforgettable birthday party all the way from the dawn of day to the late night.


21. Green Eggs And Ham (1960)

The #1 Dr. Seuss bestselling book

In Green Eggs and Ham, the notorious "Sam I Am" tries to persuade a friend that green eggs and ham are delicious.


22. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960)

A top 5 Dr. Seuss bestselling book

In One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, the young reader will learn about opposites, colors, numbers, and even nonsense.


In The Sneetches and Other Stories, the Sneetches, the Star-bellied Sneetches and their star-less friends teach children about growing up in a multicultural world.


24. Dr Seuss’s Sleep Book (1962)

In Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book, a yawn "catches on" and spreads wildly.


25. Hop on Pop (1963)

In Hop on Pop, it's all about rhymes.


26. Dr Seuss’s ABC (1963)

A top 5 Dr. Seuss bestselling book

Dr. Seuss's ABC is an alphabet book filled with whimsical drawings and nonsensical verses to make it easier for small children to learn their letters.


27. The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary (1964)

The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary is the very first Beginner Books special written by Dr. Seuss.


28. Fox In Socks (1965)

In Fox in Socks, the Fox teaches Mr. Knox the most twisted of tongue-twisters.


29. I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew (1965)

In I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, the narrator stubs his toe, so he takes a trip to the City of Solla Sollew, where the residents seemingly never have troubles.


30. The Cat in the Hat Song Book (1967)

The Cat in the Hat Song Book contains 19 fun songs for young children.


31. The Foot Book (1968)

The Foot Book explores all the many different kinds of feet around, and the reader learns about opposites.


In I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! And Other Stories, a litter of cats like The Cat in the Hat have feline-inspired adventures.


33. My Book About Me (1969)

In the do-it-yourself activity book My Book About Me, children can tell their own stories in the vein of Dr. Seuss.


34. I Can Draw It Myself (1970)

In the uniquely interactive book I Can Draw It Myself, the full-color images are all unfinished, and it’s up to the reader to decide what’s missing and draw it in himself or herself.


35. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? (1970)

In Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?, Mr. Brown makes funny sounds and challenges the reader to try saying them too.


36. The Lorax (1971)

The Lorax speaks for the trees and teaches lessons, both meaningful and fun, about the value of the land.

Related post: Best quotes from The Lorax


37. Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! (1972)

In Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!, Marvin has been asked to leave by every possible means of transportation imaginable and fantastical.


38. The Shape Of Me and Other Stuff (1973)

In The Shape of Me and Other Stuff, Dr. Seuss explores shapes, both ordinary and extraordinary.


39. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (1973)

In Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?, a wise old man gives advice about life in the Desert of Drize.


40. Great Day For Up (1974)

In Great Day for Up, one boy sleeps and doesn’t want to get up, although the animals, birds, balls, planes, balloons, people, and kites are awake and ready for the day.


41. There’s a Wocket in my Pocket! (1974)

In There's a Wocket in My Pocket, a young boy discovers a fun cast of characters when he explores his house.


42. Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! (1975)

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! focuses on limitless possibilities and dreams that children can imagine.


43. The Cat's Quizzer: Are You Smarter Than the Cat in the Hat? (1976)

In The Cat's Quizzer: Are You Smarter Than the Cat in the Hat?, The Cat in the Hat asks the reader many ridiculous questions.


44. I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! (1978)

In I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!, The Cat in the Hat reads in many fun ways and tries to teach Young Cat to do so too.


45. Oh Say Can You Say? (1979)

Oh Say Can You Say? is a hilarious collection that weaves words to become tongue twisters.


46. Hunches In Bunches (1982)

In Hunches in Bunches, Dr. Seuss give readers advice on what activities that can and should do.


47. The Butter Battle Book (1984)

In The Butter Battle Book, the Yooks and Zooks all love buttered bread, but they are conflicted by their preferences to eat it differently.


48. You’re Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children (1986)

In You’re Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children, an elderly patient experiences a series of medical events during his stay at the “Golden Years Clinic on Century Square for Spleen Readjustment and Muffler Repair.”


49. The Tough Coughs as He Ploughs the Dough (1987)

The Tough Coughs as He Ploughs the Dough is a collection of Dr. Seuss' early writings and cartoons. It was edited by Richard Marschall.


50. I Am Not Going to Get Up Today (1987)

In I Am Not Going to Get Up Today, simply nothing will get the protagonist out of bed, from an alarm to the United States Marines themselves.


51. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (1990)

A top 5 Dr. Seuss bestselling book

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the popular hopeful children's book and graduation book filled with inspirational graduation quotes about reaching your dreams and surviving life's ups and downs.

Related post: The Most Inspiring Oh, The Places You'll Go! Quotes


Note: Dr. Seuss died in 1991 after the publication of Oh, the Places You'll Go! The remaining books on this list were published posthumously.

52. Daisy-Head Mayzie (1995) (posthumous)

Daisy-Head Mayzie is the unforgettable tale of a girl who spontaneously sprouts a daisy on her head.


53. My Many Colored Days (1996) (posthumous)

My Many Colored Days recounts Dr. Seuss's feelings and moods based on a manuscript he wrote in 1973, hoping for a great color artist.


54. The Big Green Book of Beginner Books (1997) (posthumous)

The Big Green Book of Beginner Books is a compilation of the first two Dr. Seuss Bright and Early Books and the final four Dr. Seuss Beginner Books.


55. Oh, Baby, the Places You’ll Go! (1997) (posthumous)

In Oh, Baby, the Places You’ll Go!, author Tish Rabe shares the joy of newborns meeting memorable beloved Dr. Seuss characters like The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Yertle the Turtle, The Great Birthday Bird, and The Grinch.


56. Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! (1998) (posthumous)

Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! is a celebration of individuality at a quirky school. It was started by Dr. Seuss, finished by Jack Prelutsky, and illustrated by Lane Smith.


57. Your Favorite Seuss (2004) (posthumous)

Your Favorite Seuss includes a dozen Dr. Seuss classics.


58. The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories (2011) (posthumous)

In The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories, the Dr. Seuss scholar Charles D. Cohen shares seven rare stories by Dr. Seuss.


59. My Big Book of Beginner Books About Me (2011) (posthumous)

My Big Book of Beginner Books About Me includes Dr. Seuss's work, along with others.


60. Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories (2014) (posthumous)

Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories is a book that shares even more rare stories by Dr. Seuss.


61. The Big Orange Book of Beginner Books (2015) (posthumous)

The Big Orange Book of Beginner Books includes the first four Dr. Seuss Bright and Early Books and the final two Beginner Books.


62. What Pet Should I Get? (2015) (posthumous)

In What Pet Should I Get?, a brother and sister visit a pet store and struggle to pick just one pet. It was written between 1958 and1962, and it was later discovered by Dr. Seuss’s wife, Audrey Geisel.


63. The Big Aqua Book of Beginner Books (2017) (posthumous)

The Big Aqua Book of Beginner Books includes the work of Dr. Seuss, along with others.


64. Dr. Seuss's Book of Animals (2018) (posthumous)

Dr. Seuss's Book of Animals is the second Bright and Early Book special, and it is the first Bright and Early Book special illustrated by Dr. Seuss.


65. Dr. Seuss's Book of Colors (2018) (posthumous)

Dr. Seuss's Book of Colors is a rhyming book about colors, illustrated with art from the most beloved Dr. Seuss books.


66. Dr. Seuss's 123 (2019) (posthumous)

Dr. Seuss's 123 is an easy counting book, inspired by Dr. Seuss and illustrated with his artwork.


67. Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum (2019) (posthumous)

In Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum, a horse leads a group of students touring an art museum.


That concludes the complete list of Dr. Seuss books in order.

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