The Essential Seuss Book List

Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr Seuss wrote and illustrated over 40 books in his lifetime. That total does not include the books written by other authors and  published by his company Beginner Books.  I have read a lot of Dr Seuss books- I grew up reading them, my children cut their reading teeth on a Seuss library. We have a family tradition centered around one title. 

We love our Seuss! 
This book list contains the Dr Seuss books that we pull off the shelves every 2nd of March. 

Essential Seuss List

 

A Dr Seuss reading list could not be complete without this classic.  Written using only 225 words and simple 3 color illustrations. This story with its simple plot of rainy day boredom and mother being out, still engages children's imagination today.

 

One of my favorites!  Simple one word rhymes start out the story and gradually grow into four sentence blocks. A bit more colorful than the Cat in the Hat and a good book for beginner readers to recognize word families.

 

The Seuss book of opposites. This is title where beginner readers start picking up speed.  Single word opposites and simple sentences all about feet. This was a favorite with my son when he was learning to read- maybe because at one point it was memorized!

 

The book where we start seeing the number sight words. Counting words and longer sentences add enough challenge for the growing reader.  Full of rhyming fun and made up Seuss words, this book keeps the pages turning.

 

The book that encourages children to try new things, even food, because they may like it! With its easy repetitive sentences and rhyming endings this title delights over and over. Plus you can fix your own Green Eggs and Ham.

I was going to stop at five, but I can't leave out-

 

This was one of my childhood favorites.  It is an amusing book of tricky tongue twisters.  It is still considered a beginner book, but it can be painfully long if the child does not have a good grasp of reading. This book is a good choice for an older sibling to read or for you to read aloud. The perfect title to keep Seuss fun going strong.

Which Dr Seuss books are your favorites?

 

 

2016 Book List

The new year is here!  Which means that I have a new reading challenge for myself.   

As a book lover it is simple for me to find and reach for a novel at any moment.  I have a weakness for fiction.

I enjoy nonfiction books as well, but I am more apt to read these types of books if I know what I want to read about. 

Enter my annual book list.  A list chosen by me, in advance, to encourage reading in a different genre.

I choose twelve nonfiction books that look interesting or are about a topic/subject I wish to learn.  The goal is to read one a month.  Sometimes if a book list choice no longer looks readable, I will swap in a different title. 
My annual book list is not meant to heap on guilt or feel like a must-read-or-else ultimatum . It is simply a guide to ensure that I am always stretching my learning muscles while I am reading. 

Without further ado, here is my 2016 Book List!

 

What books will you be reading this year?

2015 Book List

A few years back I discovered that I was a –Fiction Snob! ( gasp )
 
I tended to gravitate towards fiction books more than any other genre. 
Which is not a bad thing. Especially when I considered the toddlers, naptime chaos and tantrums I experienced on a daily basis. 
 
I needed the escape fiction gave.
 
But as my children grew older, I felt ready to have topics or information to ponder and mull over. So I began forming an Annual Book List.
 
The Annual Book List was made up of non fiction, biographies, or topical titles. All choices were relatable to my interests or season of life.
 
I still kept up my fiction addiction, but these lists gave me a measure of accountability.
 
Each month I would select a title from the list & read. Fast forward many, many years and the annual book list is still going strong.
 
Here is the list I am working on now~

 

Do you make a Book List?