14 Classic Dr. Seuss Books to Read

March is National Reading Month and today is National Read Across America Day. Since we're a bunch of bookworms, this is one event that's definitely a celebration for us, but did you know that today is also Dr. Seuss' birthday?! Born in 1904, he would have been 113 years old!

We have quite the collection of Dr. Seuss books in our home and the stack keeps growing. Not only are they tons of fun to read, but his style of writing is perfect for enhancing vocabulary and reading comprehension.

So without further ado, Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Also, in honor of his birthday and National Reading Month, I wanted to share some of our favorite Dr. Seuss books:


An excellent language arts starter book, especially for little ones who are just learning the alphabet.

The Cat in the Hat

No Dr. Seuss collection would be complete without one from that fun-filled cat who likes to make everybody's day magical.

Fox in Socks

This book is so full of fun tongue twisters! It makes a nice tool for diction exercises. I dare you not to laugh while reading it aloud.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

A lot of fun to read with tons of great rhyming text.

You don't need to have a "Nook Gase" in your "Book Case" to enjoy this one. This one showcases bizarre, make-believe creatures to help teach little ones about different areas of the home.

Even if you could not eat them on a train or in the rain, you'll enjoy the fun ways that Sam I Am tries to get his friend to eat that odd-colored breakfast dish. This was one of my favorites growing up, and now I enjoy sharing it with my own child.

This a fun story that challenges children to use their imaginations to think up the most extraordinary things.

A tale that actually has a moral to the story. It's all about following through on one's word and keeping a promise, no matter what. We really love the ending to this one!

What Pet Should I Get

What pet should these two children get? They can only pick one! This is actually inspired by Dr. Seuss' own personal story. It's even open-ended, so it will motivate children to come up with their own idea of how it ends.

Another great beginner book on rhyming words–perfect for children who are just learning how to read.

(Dr. Seuss, but published under the pen name Rosetta Stone)

This is such a fun, silly story that dives into the fundamentals of cause and effect as we see the crazy chain of events that occur after a bug sneezes.

(Dr. Seuss, but published under the pen name Theo. LeSieg)

Another fun counting book. Read long as the main characters challenge each other to see how many apples they can keep on their heads while doing an assortment of activities.

Even if your little one is not considering a future career as a podiatrist, they'll enjoy this fun book of opposites all revolving around feet.

Of course, I couldn't leave out this favorite Christmas pastime. If we aren't the reading book, then we are catching the televised cartoon around the holidays. This is definitely one to add to the library of holiday reads.

So there you have it! Of course, it goes without saying that there are so many more that we could add to this list, since all of Dr. Seuss' work is pretty great! These are just some of our favorite classics from him. What about you? What are some of your favorites? Please feel free to chime in, below.