Classic Dr Seuss Books

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Dr Seuss books bring back so many childhood memories. There are only a handful of authors that I remember as a child and that I loved and Dr Seuss is one of them. It’s funny because as I read his books to my girls now, there are lessons that I can still pick up now as an adult and many of these lessons are ones that need to be instilled in all of us. One of my favorite Dr Seuss quotes is “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”- Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! It’s simply genius and something that I try and teach my girls every day. Since Dr Seuss’s Birthday is coming up, I decided to compile a list of my favorite classic Dr Seuss books.

Classic Dr Seuss Books

  • Green Eggs and Ham: “Try them, try them, and you may! Try then and you may, I say.”- Dr Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham. I love this quote because it has taught my kids that even though a certain food looks strange or different, you never know if you will like it until you try it.
  • Are You My Mother: This is my most memorable Dr Seuss book as a child. I am not sure if it was because it dealt with a child and his mother but it will always be in my memory.
  • Go, Dog Go: I will say that this is a long Dr Seuss book but I love the adventures that the dog goes through and it is fun to read.
  • ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book: The perfect book for teaching young kids their alphabet. The fun words help instill the letters in their little memories.
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: “So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!”- Dr Seuss, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. I think that this awesome quote speaks for itself. This book is such a fun book with lessons throughout.
  • Oh, The Places You’ll Go: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”- Dr Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go. With motivating quotes like this, I think that this is the perfect book for anyone; kids, graduation students, someone stepping into a new job. This book is so motivating.

These are just a few of my favorite classic Dr Seuss books that are perfect for the entire family. I love how Dr Seuss wrote for not only the kids but for the parents, teachers, caregivers and anyone else that took their time to read to children.

What is your favorite Dr Seuss book or quote?

Written by: Aimee Fauci


  1. We love the Lorax. Being that we are from a town born from lumber it hits close to home.

  2. We love Dr. Seuss in this house! The Foot Book is a favorite around here!

  3. We have all of these. My husband joined a Dr. Seuss book club a while back and we got these. It’s been fun sharing these stories with our kids.

  4. Those books looks amazing! These would be totally good reads to have.

  5. I love reading! Your list of books is great. I pinned this for future reference. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Dr. Seuss books has always been great & I have a few of them at home. My kids love all those old collections so much. “God Dog Go” & the “Green Eggs and Ham” has been their favorites.

  7. I love Dr. Seuss and once upon a time had almost all of those books. I have no idea what my mother ever did with all of them. Kiddo has a few books floating around here. I still find myself thumbing through their fun pages.

  8. These are also a few of my favorites. I use “Are You My Mother” in counseling sometimes.

  9. Green Eggs and Ham and the Cat in the Hat has got to be two of my favorites.

  10. Ahh, good ole Dr. Seuss. I think everyone should have one of his books, even adults

  11. Oh The Places You’ll Go has always been my favorite Dr. Seuss book. I had a friend who bought one for their kids and had every teacher at the end of each school year sign their copy and write something in it. It was like their own personal yearbook.

  12. We are big Dr. Seuss fans! They were both my first book to read on my own as well as my son’s! 🙂

  13. Debbie Denny says

    I love all the books. Each is adorable

  14. Yes, I grew up reading these books and now my son reads them. Love it!

  15. Dr. Seuss was a big part of my childhood library. It warms my heart that my own children appreciate his stories as much as I did.

  16. I love these classics. I need to pick more up for my kids.

  17. I remember missionaries first introducing me to Cat in the Hat. I was hooked since 🙂

  18. You have some of my favorite books listed! I also really love Wacky Wednesday! (Sorry if this is a duplicate – my other comment disappeared!)

  19. You have some of my favorite books listed! I also really love Wacky Wednesday!

  20. The quote listed from ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go’ is pretty much my personal mantra! How can you not love it!!

  21. I still remember my 8th grade students checking out “Are You My Mother?” from the library and asking me to read it to them. I love to put expression in my reading, and they loved every minute of it. My favorite Dr. Suess Book is One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

  22. I never really got into Dr. Seuss as a kid. That being said, I know he was an important part of my hubby’s childhood.

  23. I love Dr. Seuss books and I think they are fun to read to my kids too! I heard on the radio yesterday that Dr. Seuss’s wife found an unpublished book and it will be out this coming summer!! I think it is called….What Pet Should I Get.

  24. I loved reading Green Eggs and Ham when my kids were young. I love them all and I use to love watching Dr Suess specials on TV too.

  25. We have all of these books. I had many Dr. Seuss books as a young child and my mom kept them for me which I passed down to my children.

  26. My kids didn’t get too into Dr Suess but u always loved them. They got gifts from their grandmother of a book and the main character and I tucked them away!

  27. Green Eggs and Ham is such a fond memory in my childhood, such a great book with an amazing moral!

  28. Helene Cohen Bludman says

    My kids loved Dr. Seuss and I always enjoyed reading the books to them before they could read. So many great quotes, and Oh, The Places You’ll Go always makes me tear up because I am an empty nester.

  29. You can not go wrong with Dr. Seuss books. All kids should read this at least once.

  30. These are all great books. Any Dr. Seuss book is an classic, in my opinion.

  31. Oh my gosh I love all of these classics! I used to read them with my kids over and over!

  32. My daughter loves Dr Seuss. She has most of these books and reads them on a regular basis

  33. Dr. Seuss never gets always. I think these books will always be popular.

  34. These are great books. I do not think I have ever met someone who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss. Can’t wait to build a library for my future babies.

  35. I really want to get the places you will go for Themis. They love reading de Seus over and over again

  36. I love Dr. Suess and still quote lines from his books all the time.

  37. So many memories with these and Junie B Jones books! Great post!

  38. I love Dr Seuss I think my favourite has to be Green Eggs and Ham it always makes me chuckle! x

  39. He’s always been my favorite childrens author. His books are so unique and different from any other author.

  40. I loved reading Dr. Seuss books when I was a little girl! Green Eggs & Ham was always my favorite! =)

  41. I loved Green Eggs and Ham! At our school we had a Dr.Seuss day and we had Green eggs and ham for lunch it was so cool!!!

  42. I love all things Dr. Seuss! I remember growing up with an old movie in VHS about Dr. Seuss that I just loved. Do you know if they sell sets of his books somewhere?

  43. I love Horton Hears a Who and The Grinch!!!! They are classics to me 🙂

  44. Ahh I love classic Dr. Suess books. My kids have all of my old ones and they love them too. 🙂 Our favorite is Oh, The Places You’ll Go

  45. I always loved Green Eggs and Ham! Did you know that they are making a new Dr. Seuss book? Apparently they are coming out with a few that Dr. Seuss had written at one point but had never gotten published! I can’t wait 🙂

  46. The day I dropped my daughter off at college I gave her the book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go. It was signed by all the important people in her life with some messages she could read when she felt homesick or needed a pick me up. I’m so glad I gave it to her.

  47. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    My kids never really got into Dr. Seuss books. We have them all, but they don’t really read them much.

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