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List of Dr. Seuss Books by Reading Level

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Looking for Dr Seuss Books? This is a list of Dr. Seuss books by reading level or grade level. It’ll help kids who are learning to Read with Dr. Seuss!

See Below to download a PDF of this reading list.

My daughter learned to read this year. I love teaching a child to read and watching as it finally begins to click in their minds. I love seeing the excitement as they take off with reading and you can hardly pull them out of a book.

Early reader books and phonics books such as the Bob Books are so wonderful for helping kids learn to read. However, something I feel is really important for beginning readers is to show them that they can read “real” books, too.

I love using picture books and other stories to help teach my kids to read. This year we have been learning to read with Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel.  Dr. Seuss is one of the most beloved children’s book authors.  His books are such great books. Generations of children have loved reading these classic books.

These books are perfect beginner books for early readers. They have simple rhyming words that help kids learn beginning and ending sounds of words. For example One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, or Fox in Socks are great examples of rhyming words that are easy to sound out.

Learning to Read with Dr. Seuss book list

Did you know that many of the Dr. Seuss books have very easy reading levels that young readers can use to practice reading?  I have stacks of Dr. Seuss books because we all love them in our house. Today I’ll share with you a list of Dr. Seuss books by reading level if you read on!

When my kids reach a point where they can read their practice books and are bored with them I pull out the picture books and we read them together. It always seems to excite them about reading and make them hunger for more.

My daughter needed that little push this year to help her. As soon as she realized that she could read 80-90% of the words in some of the Dr. Seuss books, she literally took the whole stack to her room and read for days. I was so proud of her and loved seeing her explore reading with such excitement!

I found a list of Dr. Seuss books on the Scholastic website and searched through a few other sites to compile the following list of Dr. Seuss books by reading level. These are the equivalent reading levels of the Dr. Seuss books.

Knowing this helped me choose the right books for my daughter to begin with on her reading journey. Hop on Pop was the first Dr. Seuss book we started with.  Dr. Seuss books are pretty long for a beginning reader, so we took it a little at a time to start out.

Dr. Seuss Reading Levels

List of Dr. Seuss Books by Reading Level

list of dr Seuss books by reading level

DOWNLOAD the PDF DR Seuss Books by Reading Level Here!

Dr. Seuss Books- Reading Level 0-1

The Eye Book
The Foot Book
Great Day For Up!
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff
Hop on Pop
One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Green Eggs and Ham
Ten Apples Up on Top
Wacky Wednesday
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
Hooper Humperdink
In a People House

Dr Seuss Books- Reading Level 2

The Cat in the Hat
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
Dr. Seuss’s ABC’s
Fox in Sox
The Cat’s Quizzer
I Can Read With my Eyes Shut
There’s a Wocket in My Pocket
The Tooth Book
I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!
I Wish I Had Duck Feet
Please Try to Remember the First of Octember!
Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo
I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today

Dr. Seuss Books- Reading Level 3

And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street
Horton Hatches the Egg
Horton Hears a Who!
McElligot’s Pool
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose
Bartholomew and the Oobleck
The Butter Battle Book
If I Ran the Circus
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Yertle the Turtle
Happy Birthday To You!
The Lorax
Did I Ever Tell you How Lucky You Are?
The Sneetches

Dr. Seuss Books- Reading Level 4

Oh, Say Can You Say?
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
The King’s Stilts
If I Ran the Zoo
Scrambled Eggs Super!
On Beyond Zebra!
Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book

My Daughter LOVED learning to read with Dr. Seuss!

See more of my Dr. Seuss learning ideas:

Make Edible Green Eggs with this fun Chemistry Experiment! 
Dr. Seuss Hop on Pop Reading & Spelling Game
How to Make Oobleck: Science with Dr. Seuss!
Color My Feelings ~ My Many Colored Days



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  1. Oh, Wow, all the work done for me. My 2.5 year old is really taking an interest in Dr Seuss so this will be an awesome guide for me to use. There are so many, I just don’t know where to start. Thanks so much for a great post and for joining us on the Kid Lit blog Hop

  2. Dr Seuss book are perfect for beginner readers. we loved so many of these. My daughter’s favorite was Red Fish Blue Fish.She used to read it out aloud almost singing it in a rhythm.. that is how I knew she really liked to read and found reading to be enjoyable. For that I have Dr Seuss to thank 🙂
    A great list and useful too. Pinning it for others to visit and share.
    -Reshama @ Stackingbooks

  3. Hi Karyn, thanks for posting this list! My seven-year old is needing a little encouragement to want to branch out and read books herself (instead of just being read to), and this list is super helpful in giving me some options for her to read on her own.
    Nice work! 🙂

  4. Thanks for the list! I love the little I’ve read of Dr. Seuss but unfortunately never got to read his books when I was a child. My daughter is learning how to read now and these books are just perfect! So much fun.

    Really appreciate this helpful guide for children learning how to read.


  5. Karyn,
    Your guidance is amazing and impactful so thank you so much for your help! My 5 year old is an avid reader, starting with Berenstain Bears, Henry & Mudge, Pearl & Wagner, Frog & Toad, and the Fox series. He’s read all of the books in each series a couple of times and he recently has an interest in many of the Dr. Suess books you listed here. Do you have any more book series suggestions? I’m having a difficult time finding new stuff at his reading and interest level so any assistance is very much appreciated. He’s on the 4th Magic Tree House book, “Pirates Past Noon” so glad there are 50+ books in the series to keep his reading abilities growing.
    Kind regards, Jerry

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