You’ve probably heard of “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham,” but you might not know that Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated more than 60 children’s books over his lifetime.
Born Theodor Seuss Geisel (he wasn’t a real doctor, but thought the pen name would make people take him more seriously in college), he used wordplay, rhyme and charming characters to inspire millions of young readers, both at home in the U.S. and internationally. Some of Seuss’s classic stories teach important lessons (“The Lorax,” “Yertle the Turtle”), while others have been adapted for big-screen success (“The Grinch, “The Cat in the Hat”).
Every Seuss fan has their own personal favorite, but these 16 are ranked from worst to best as the most popular Dr. Seuss books on Goodreads, making any of them a pretty good place to start your collection. But you don’t need to stop there. As Seuss wrote in “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”