Dr. Seuss: What Reading Order Is Best?

Have you heard of Theodor Seuss Geisel?

Me neither.

But you’ve probably heard of the pen name that Geisel used most often “Dr Seuss”.

He used 2 other pen names also:

  1. “Theo. LeSieg” (did you notice that “LeSieg” is Geisel spelled backward?)
  2. and one book using the name “Rosetta Stone”

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 2 March 1904 and died 24 September 24 1991.

You may notice in the list below that several of his books were published after his death.

ALL of Theodor Seuss Geisel book’s in publishing order:

  1. The Pocket Book of Boners (1931) [Amazon]
  2. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937) [Amazon]
  3. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938) [Amazon]
  4. The Seven Lady Godivas (1939) [Amazon]
  5. The King’s Stilts (1939) [Amazon]
  6. Horton Hatches the Egg (1940) [Amazon]
  7. McElligot’s Pool (1947) [Amazon]
  8. Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose (1948) [Amazon]
  9. Bartholomew and the Oobleck (1949) [Amazon]
  10. If I Ran the Zoo (1950) [Amazon]
  11. Scrambled Eggs Super! (1953) [Amazon]
  12. Horton Hears a Who! (1954) [Amazon]
  13. On Beyond Zebra! (1955) [Amazon]
  14. If I Ran the Circus (956) [Amazon]
  15. The Cat in the Hat (1957) – Adapted into a film in 2003 [Amazon]
  16. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957) – Adapted into a television special in 1966 and then a feature length film in the year 2000  [Amazon]
  17. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (1958) [Amazon]
  18. Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories (1958) [Amazon]
  19. Happy Birthday to You! (1959) [Amazon]
  20. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960) [Amazon]
  21. Green Eggs and Ham (1960) [Amazon]
  22. The Sneetches and Other Stories (1961) [Amazon]
  23. Ten Apples Up on Top! (1961) [Amazon]
    • Used pen name Theo. LeSieg
    • Illustrated by Roy McKie
  24. Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book (1962) [Amazon]
  25. Dr. Seuss’s ABC (1963) [Amazon]
  26. Hop on Pop (1963) [Amazon]
  27. Fox in Socks (1965) [Amazon]
  28. I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew (1965) [Amazon]
  29. I Wish That I Had Duck Feet (1965) [Amazon]
    • Used pen name Theo. LeSieg
    • Illustrated by B Tobey
  30. Come over to My House (1966) [Amazon]
    • Used pen name Theo. LeSieg
    • Illustrated by Richard Erdoes 
  31. The Cat in the Hat Song Book (1967) [Amazon]
  32. The Foot Book (1968) [Amazon]
  33. The Eye Book (1968)  [Amazon]
    • Used pen name Theo. LeSieg
    • Illustrated by Roy McKie
    • Rewritten by Joe Mathieu in 1999
  34. I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories (1969) [Amazon]
  35. My Book about ME (1969)  Geisel [Amazon]
  36. I Can Draw It Myself (1970) [Amazon]
  37. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?: Dr. Seuss’s Book of Wonderful Noises! (1970) [Amazon]
  38. The Lorax (1971) [Amazon]
  39. I Can Write! A Book by Me, Myself (1971) [Amazon]
    • Used pen name Theo. LeSieg
    • Illustrated by Roy McKie
  40. In a People House (1972) [Amazon]
    • Used pen name Theo. LeSieg
    • Illustrated by Roy McKie
  41. Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! (1972) [Amazon]
  42. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (1973) [Amazon]
  43. The Shape of Me and Other Stuff (1973) [Amazon]
  44. There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! (1974) [Amazon]
  45. Great Day for Up! (1974)  Geisel [Amazon]
  46. Wacky Wednesday (1974) [Amazon]
    • Used pen name Theo. LeSieg
    • Illustrated by George Booth
  47. The Many Mice of Mr. Brice a.k.a. The Pop-Up Mice of Mr. Brice (1974) [Amazon]
    • Used pen name Theo. LeSieg
    • Illustrated by Roy McKie
  48. Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? (1975) [Amazon]
    • Used pen name Theo. LeSieg
    • Illustrated by Roy McKie
  49. Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! (1975) [Amazon]
  50. Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!! (1975) [Amazon]
    • Used pen name Rosetta Stone
    • Illustrated by Michael K. Frith
  51. The Cat’s Quizzer (1976) [Amazon]
  52. Hooper Humperdink…? Not Him! (1976) [Amazon]
    • Used pen name Theo. LeSieg
    • Illustrated by Charles E. Martin
    • Rewritten by Scott Nash in 2006 
  53. Please Try to Remember the First of Octember! (1977) [Amazon]
    • Used pen name Theo. LeSieg
    • Illustrated by Art Cummings
  54. I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! (1978) [Amazon]
  55. Oh Say Can You Say? (1979) [Amazon]
  56. Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet! (1980)  [Amazon]
    • Used pen name Theo. LeSieg
    • Illustrated by Michael J. Smollin
  57. The Tooth Book (1981) [Amazon]
    • Used pen name Theo. LeSieg
    • Illustrated by Roy McKie
    • Rewritten by Joe Mathieu in 2000
  58. Hunches in Bunches (1982) [Amazon]
  59. The Butter Battle Book (1984) [Amazon]
  60. You’re Only Old Once! (1986) [Amazon]
  61. I Am NOT Going to Get Up Today! (1987) [Amazon]
  62. The Tough Coughs as He Ploughs the Dough (1987) [Amazon]
  63. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (1990) [Amazon]
    • First book published before his death
  64. Daisy-Head Mayzie (1995) [Amazon]
    • First book published after his death
  65. My Many Colored Days (1996) [Amazon]
  66. Oh, Baby, the Places You’ll Go! (1997) [Amazon]
  67. Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! (1998) [Amazon]
  68. The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories (2011) [Amazon]
  69. Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories (2014) [Amazon]
  70. What Pet Should I Get? (2015) [Amazon]