Reading with Dr. Seuss from Easiest to Hardest

Reading with Dr. Seuss from Easiest to Hardest


I LOVED reading Dr. Seuss books when I was a kid reading them over and over again. I couldn’t wait for the day when my own children could finally read all those wonderful Dr. Seuss books from my childhood.

I learned very quickly though that Dr. Seuss books are not all clumped into one reading level. As a matter of fact they span all the way from Kinder to Third and even Fourth grade reading levels!

To help other parents and teachers find the right reading levels for their kids, I put together a list of Dr. Seuss books by grade level.

I hope this list is of help to you. Happy Reading!






The Foot Book

The Ear Book

Great Day for Up

The Eye Book

Bears in the Night

Beginning of First Grade:

Inside Outside Upside Down

Hand Hand Fingers Thumb

Marvin K Mooney Will You Please Go Now!

The Berenstain Bears and The Spooky Old Tree

Snug House Bug House

Fred and Ted Go Camping

Fred and Ted Like to Fly

Go, Dog, Go!

Wacky Wednesday

Old Hat New Hat

Middle of First Grade:

Put Me in the Zoo

The Nose Book

Green Eggs and Ham

Hooper Humperdink…? Not Him!

Hop on Pop

Are You My Mother?

The Bike Lesson

End of First Grade:

A Fish Out of Water

Little Black, A Pony

Sam and the Firefly

The Big Honey Hunt

The Shape of Me and Other Stuff

I Want To Be Somebody New!

Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

Robert the Rose Horse

The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bones

A Fly Went By

The Bear’s Christmas

The Bear’s Picnic

The Berenstain Bears On the Moon

He Bear, She Bear

In a People House

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Beginning of Second Grade:

Flap Your Wings

I’ll Teach My Dog 100 Words

Mrs. Wow Never Wanted a Cow

Stop, Train, Stop!

The Bear’s Vacation

Dr. Seuss ABC

Fox in Socks

Have You Seen My Dinosaur?

I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!

Middle of Second Grade:

The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

The Tooth Book

There’s a Wocket in My Pocket

Thomas and Friends: Trains, Cranes, and Troubles

Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!

I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

I Wish That I Had Duck Feet

Please Try to Remember the First of Octember!

The Bears Detectives

End of Second Grade:

Babar Loses his Crown

The Bear Scouts

The Digging-est Dog

Honey Bunny Funnybunny

It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny

Beginning of Third Grade:

Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street

Middle of Third Grade:

The Lorax


End of Third Grade:

Horton Hears a Who!

If I Ran the Zoo

Yertle the Turtle

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

McElligott’s Pool

Happy Birthday to You!


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