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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.   But…before you check out the list, let’s figure out what reading level your child is reading at first so that you will know which books to dive into.    I use this super easy trick. You can watch this short 3 minute video to figure out your child’s reading level:

 

 

Ok so now that you have your child’s reading level, let’s go through the list.  I have linked the titles if you would like to purchase any of these books, so here it goes:

Kindergarten:

You will find characteristics in these Dr. Seuss books that are appropriate for emergent kindergarten readers. These Dr. Seuss books contain lots of familiar objects, actions and situations as well as many pictures that provide support. The language in these books is simple with mostly 1-3 sentence patterns.  There are lots of high-frequency and predictable wording that is helpful for the kindergarten reader.  Also the font size in these books are large with large amounts of spacing between the words and the sentences.  

 

The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss’s Wacky Book of Opposites

The Ear Book (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

Great Day for Up (Bright & Early Books(R))

The Eye Book (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

Bears in the Night

 

Beginning of First Grade:

You will find characteristics in these Dr. Seuss books that are appropriate for emergent first grade readers. These Dr. Seuss books contain lots of familiar objects, actions and situations as well as many pictures that provide support. The language in these books contains realistic narratives with a sequence of events.   There are lots of high-frequency words and 1-2 syllable words.   The pages in the books will have approximately 2-6 lines of text in them.

 

The Berenstain Bears Inside Outside Upside Down

Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (Bright & Early Board Books)

Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! (Bright and Early Books for Beginning Beginners)

The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree

Snug House, Bug House (Bright & Early Books(R))

Fred and Ted Go Camping (Beginner Books(R))

Fred and Ted Like to Fly (Beginner Books)

Go, Dog Go (I Can Read It All By Myself, Beginner Books)

Wacky Wednesday (Beginner Books(R))

Old Hat New Hat (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

 

Middle of First Grade:

Put Me In the Zoo (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

The Nose Book

Green Eggs and Ham

Hooper Humperdink…? Not Him! (Bright & Early Books(R))

Hop on Pop

Are You My Mother? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

The Bike Lesson

 

End of First Grade:

A Fish Out of Water (Beginner Books)

Little Black, A Pony

Sam and the Firefly

The Big Honey Hunt, 50th Anniversary Edition (The Berenstain Bears)

The Shape of Me and Other Stuff: Dr. Seuss’s Surprising Word Book

I Want to Be Somebody New! (Beginner Books(R))

Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You : Dr. Seuss’s Book of Wonderful Noises (Bright and Early Board Books)

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

Robert the Rose Horse

The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bone

A Fly Went by (Beginner Books(R))

The Bears’ Picnic

The Berenstain Bears on the Moon

The Berenstain Bears He Bear, She Bear

In a People House (Bright & Early Books(R))

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (I Can Read It All by Myself)

 

Beginning of Second Grade:

You will find characteristics in these Dr. Seuss books that are appropriate for emergent second grade readers. These Dr. Seuss books contain more challenging vocabulary with memorable characters and more descriptions and details in the characters and plots of the stories.  The language in these books contains realistic narratives with a sequence of events.   There are lots of high-frequency words and 1-2 syllable words.   The pages in the books will have approximately 6-10 lines of text in them.

 

Flap Your Wings (Beginner Books(R))

I’ll Teach My Dog 100 Words

Mrs. Wow Never Wanted a Cow (Beginner Books(R))

Stop, Train, Stop! A Thomas the Tank Engine Story

The Bears’ Vacation

Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!

Fox in Socks (Beginner Books(R))

Have You Seen My Dinosaur? (Beginner Books(R))

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 (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! (Dr. Seuss’s Book of Ridiculous Rhymes)

Thomas and Friends: Trains, Cranes and Troublesome Trucks (Thomas & Friends) (Beginner Books(R))

Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo

I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! (Beginner Books)

I Wish That I Had Duck Feet (Beginner Books)

Please Try to Remember the First of Octember! (Beginner Books)

The Bear Detectives

 

End of Second Grade:

Babar Loses His Crown (Babar (Harry N. Abrams))

The Bear Scouts

The Digging-Est Dog (Beginner Books(R))

Honey Bunny Funnybunny (Beginner Books(R))

It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny (Beginner Series)

 

Beginning of Third Grade:

You will find characteristics in these Dr. Seuss books that are appropriate for emergent third grade readers. These Dr. Seuss books contain  challenging vocabulary with memorable characters and more descriptions and details in the characters and plots of the stories.  The language in these books contains realistic narratives with a sequence of events and each page contains full pages of text.

 

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 (Classic Seuss)

The Sneetches and Other Stories

 

End of Third Grade:

Horton Hears a Who!

If I Ran the Zoo (Classic Seuss)

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss)

Happy Birthday to You!

 

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Karina Richland, M.A., is the author of the PRIDE Reading Program, a multisensory Orton-Gillingham reading, writing and comprehension curriculum that is available worldwide for parents, tutors, teachers and homeschoolers of struggling readers. Karina has an extensive background in working with students of all ages and various learning modalities. She has spent many years researching learning differences and differentiated teaching practices. You can reach her by email at info@pridereadingprogram.com or visit the website at www.pridereadingprogram.com

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