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The Books of Dr. Seuss

A set of the books written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) for children.
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created May 29, 2017
TitleCoverYear PublishedMain Character(s)Summary
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street1937MarcoA boy thinks of things he can tell his father he saw on his walk home. In the end, he tells him about what he really saw, a horse and a wagon.
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins1938Bartholomew Cubbins, King DerwinBartholomew attempts to remove his hat in deference to the king, but each time he removes the hat, a new one appears.
The King's Stilts1939King Birtram, Eric, Lord DroonThe king must care for the Patrol Cats who keep the nizzards from eating the trees which keep the king's kingdom from flooding. In his free time, the king enjoys walking on stilts. Lord Droon convinces the king's page to steal the stilts, which results in danger to the kingdom.
Horton Hatches the Egg1940Horton, MayzieHorton the elephant is tricked into sitting on the egg of a bird until it hatches.
McElligot's Pool1947MarcoA boy imagines all the strange types of fish that could be in the pool he is fishing in.
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose1948ThidwickThidwick inadvertently becomes host to a variety of animals who roost on his antlers. Despite his own discomfort, he refuses to evict them until his life is in danger.
Bartholomew and the Oobleck1949Bartholomew Cubbins, King DerwinWhen the king gets tired of normal weather, he calls on his magicians to create something new. They create a substance called Oobleck, which is sticky and covers everything. The king wishes he could rid the kingdom of Oobleck, but doesn't know how. Bartholomew suggests that he say "I'm sorry." This works, and the king declares a holiday dedicated to rain, sun, snow, and fog.
If I Ran the Zoo1950Gerald McGrewA child visiting the zoo imagines new and exciting animals that he would keep in the zoo if he were in charge.
Scrambled Eggs Super!1953Peter T. Hooper, LizA boy brags to a friend that he has created extra special scrambled eggs by searching the world for eggs from exotic birds.
Horton Hears a Who!1954Horton, Mayor of WhovilleHorton the elephant finds a small speck of dust that turns out to be the planet the Whos live on. He vows to protect it.
On Beyond Zebra!1955Conrad Cornelius, o'Donald o'DellA young boy invents letters beyond Z and animals whose names begin with these new letters.
If I Ran the Circus1956Morris McGurk, Mr. SneelockMorris McGurk dreams of what could be made out of an empty lot if it was cleaned up.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas1956The Grinch, Max, Cindy Lou WhoThe Grinch decides to steal all the trappings of Christmas in an attempt to make the Whos as unhappy as he is. He finds that you cannot steal the spirit of Christmas as easily as presents.
The Cat in the Hat1957Sally, Sally's brother, The Cat in the HatA strange cat in a hat shows up at the home of two children and makes a mess of things, despite their fish's warnings.
Yertle the Turtle1958Yertle, MackThe king of the pond, Yertle, stacks turtles so that he can sit higher and higher. When the situation becomes too painful for the bottom turtles, the lowest turtle burps, and Yertle falls into the mud.
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back1958Sally, Sally's brother, The Cat in the HatThe Cat in the Hat comes back to Sally and her brother's house, this time spreading a pink stain from object to object.
Happy Birthday to You1959Birthday BirdAn amazing birthday party for the reader.
Green Eggs and Ham1960Sam-I-AmThe narrator resists eating green eggs and ham.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish1960Jay, KayA celebration of the imagination and differences.
Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book1962Van VleckA small bug yawns, and the yawn spreads.
Hop on Pop1963Pup, Pat, PopAn introduction to phonics for children through a variety of short poems.
Dr. Seuss's ABC1963UnnamedAn introduction to the letters of the alphabet.
Fox in Socks1965Fox, KnoxFox walks through sets of tongue-twisters while the aggravated Knox complains.
I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew1965UnnamedThe narrator faces troubles and decides to leave them behind. In doing so, however, he learns that troubles are everywhere, and running away is not a solution.
The Foot Book1968UnnamedShows opposites by showing different kinds of feet.
I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today!1969The Cat in the Hat's sonThe son of the Cat in the Hat brags that he can fight 30 tigers and win.
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?1970Mr. BrownAn introduction to onomatopoeia, this book describes all the animals Mr. Brown can sound like.
The Lorax1971The Once-ler, The LoraxThe Once-ler begins a business of making Thneeds from a forest of Truffula trees. Despite warnings from the Lorax, who speaks for the trees, he uses the Truffulas up until there are no more.
Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!1972Marvin K. MooneyA boy is asked to leave in multiple funny ways.
There's a Wocket in my Pocket!1974Unnamed narrator, Wocket, WasketA boy discusses the strange creatures that live in his house.
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!1978Cat in the Hat, Young CatThe Cat in the Hat teaches another cat how fun reading can be.
The Butter Battle Book1984Yooks, ZooksAn anti-war story about two sets of people who begin a war over whether to eat bread butter side up or butter side down.
Oh, the Places You'll Go!1990UnnamedA cheerful discovery of new places and the waiting that comes before.
Daisy-Head Mayzie1994Mayzie, The Cat in the HatA little girl grows a daisy out of her head. This oddity makes her famous.
What Pet Should I Get?2015Jay, KayA brother and sister try to choose a pet.
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