How Many Books Did Dr. Seuss Write for Children?


In order to answer this question we need to think about these things:

             Theodore Geisel wrote under three pen names or pseudonyms.

             He used Dr. Seuss for children's books he both wrote and illustrated.

             Theo LeSieg (Geisel backwards!) is another name he used for books he wrote. Most of the LeSieg books were illustrated by someone else.

             Rosetta Stone is a pseudonym he used when he worked with Philip D. Eastman. (You'll notice that P.D. Eastman also wrote and illustrated his own books.)

             Some Seuss books contain more than one story.

             Beginner Books is a division of Random Books. The Cat in the Hat is used as a symbol for the books published in this series but not every book was written or illustrated by Dr. Seuss.

             Other authors and illustrators have used the Seuss characters in books since Geisel's death in 1991.

Books Written and Illustrated as Dr. Seuss

1)        And to Think I Saw it On Mulberry Street 1937

2)        Bartholomew and the Oobleck 1949

3)        Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? 1973

4)        Dr. Seuss's ABC 1963

5)        Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book 1962

6)        Fox in Socks 1965

7)        Green Eggs and Ham 1960

8)        Happy Birthday to You! 1959

9)        Hop on Pop 1963

10)   Horton Hatches the Egg 1940

11)   Horton Hears a Who 1954

12)   How the Grinch Stole Christmas 1957

13)   Hunches in Bunches 1982

14)   I Can Draw It Myself 1970

15)   I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! And Other Stories (King Looie Katz, The Glunk That Got Thunk) 1969

16)   I Can Read With My Eyes Shut 1978

17)   I Had Trouble Getting to Solla Solloew 1965

18)   If I Ran the Circus 1956

19)   If I Ran the Zoo 1950

20)   Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now! 1972

21)   McElligot's Pool 1947

22)   Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? 1970

23)   Oh Say Can You Say? 1979

24)   Oh, the Places You'll Go 1990

25)   On Beyond Zebra 1955

26)   One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish 1960

27)   Scrambled Eggs Super 1953

28)   The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins 1938

29)   The Butter Battle Book 1984

30)   The Cat in the Hat 1957 (1966 Beginner Books)

31)   The Cat in the Hat Comes Back 1958

32)   The Cat in the Hat Song Book 1967

33)   The Cat's Quizzer 1976

34)   The Foot Book 1968

35)   The King's Stilts 1939

36)   The Lorax 1971

37)   The Shape of Me and Other Stuff 1973

38)   The Sneetches and Other Stories (The Zax, Too Many Daves, What Was I Scared Of?) 1961

39)   There's a Wocket in my Pocket 1974

40)   Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories (Gertrude Mc Fuzz and the Big Brag) 1958

41)   You're Only Old Once! 1986

42)   Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! 1975

43)   Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose 1948

Books Written as Theo LeSieg

1)        Come Over to My House Richard Erdoes 1966

2)        Hooper Humperdinck...Not Him! Illustrated by Charles Martin 1976 Scott Nash 2006

3)        I Can Write - By Me, Myself illustrated by Geisel 1971

4)        I Wish That I Had Duck Feet B. Tobey 1965

5)        In a People House Roy McKie 1972

6)        Maybe You Should Fly A Jet! Maybe You Should Be A Vet! Michael J. Smulin 1980

7)        Please Try to Remember to First of Octember! Arthur Cummings 1977

8)        Ten Apples on Top Roy McKie 1961

9)        The Eye Book Roy McKie 1968

10)   The Many Mice of Mr. Brice (Also sold as The Pop-Up Mice of Mr. Brice) Roy McKie 1973 (Pop 1989)

11)   The Tooth Book illustrated by Roy McKie 1981

12)   Wacky Wednesday George Booth 1974

13)   Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? Roy McKie 1975


Other Books

1)        Because A Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!

Author: Rosetta Stone (Geisel and Frith) illustrated by Michael Frith 1975


Books Written As Dr. Seuss but Illustrated or finished by Someone Else

2)        The Cat in the Hat Beginner Dictionary, By the Cat Himself Dr. Seuss with Philip D. Eastman 1964

3)        Great Day for Up! Author: Dr. Seuss illustrated by Quentin Blake 1974

4)        I Am Not Going to Get Up Today! Author: Dr. Seuss illustrated by James Stevenson 1987

5)        Gerald McBoing Boing Short Film/Cartoon by Geisel in 1950 Book 2000

6)        My Book About Me, By Me, Myself: I Wrote It! I Drew It illustrated by Roy McKie 1969

7)        My Many Colored Days illustrated by Johnson and Fancher 1997

8)        Daisy-Head Mayzie Drawings Inspired by Manuscript 1994

9)        Hooray for Diffendoofer Day Jack Prelutsky and Lane Smith created based on 14 rough drawings and verses by Seuss 1998



A Hatful of Seuss (If I Ran the Zoo; Horton Who; Sleep; Oobleck; Sneetches) 1997

Six By Seuss: A Treasury of Dr. Seuss Classics (And to Think; 500 Hats; Horton-Egg; How Grinch; Lorax; Yertle) Collection 1991

The Dr. Seuss Storybook (includes Scrambled: McElligot; Zax; Lorax) Collection 1979


Not Written for Children - but what a cool title!

The Tough Coughs as He Ploughs the Dough: Early Writings and Cartoons by Dr. Seuss 1986