Beginner Books Series

152 primary works • 152 total works
Beginner Books is the Random House imprint for young children ages 3–9, co-founded by Phyllis Cerf with Ted Geisel, more often known as Dr. Seuss, and his wife Helen Palmer Geisel. Their first book was Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat (1957). Cerf compiled a list of 379 words as the basic vocabulary for young readers, along with another twenty sligh…
The Eye Book
3.89
· 2595 Ratings · 108 Reviews · published 1968 · 12 editions
A boy and rabbit both have two eyes that see thin…
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Big Dog...Little Dog: A Bedtime Story
4.11
· 4491 Ratings · 153 Reviews · published 1973 · 29 editions
Illus. in full color. "Two dogs who are opposite…
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The Big Honey Hunt
4.06
· 2501 Ratings · 101 Reviews · published 1962 · 10 editions
This classic Beginner Book written by Stan and Ja…
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Put Me in the Zoo
4.14
· 42936 Ratings · 476 Reviews · published 1960 · 9 editions
Spot, a polka-dot leopard who can change colors a…
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Inside, Outside, Upside Down
4.14
· 16013 Ratings · 152 Reviews · published 1968 · 12 editions
Brother Bear gets into a box. Papa Bear turns the…
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I'll Teach My Dog 100 Words
4.04
· 692 Ratings · 74 Reviews · published 1973 · 11 editions
Illus. in full color. Beginning readers can learn…
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The Big Green Book of Beginner Books
4.31
· 359 Ratings · 21 Reviews · published 1997 · 2 editions
In 1956, The Cat in the Hat, an irresistible pastich…
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The Bears' Picnic
4.10
· 897 Ratings · 68 Reviews · published 1966 · 13 editions
Illus. in full color. The Berenstain Bears endure…
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Sam and the Firefly
4.17
· 5166 Ratings · 156 Reviews · published 1958 · 7 editions
Sam the Owl and Gus the Firefly literally light u…
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Go, Dog. Go!
4.09
· 72753 Ratings · 1520 Reviews · published 1961 · 38 editions
Reading goes to the dogs in this timeless Beginne…
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A Fly Went By
4.12
· 11131 Ratings · 202 Reviews · published 1958 · 8 editions
Illustrated in color. A fly went by, followed by…
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The Cat in the Hat
4.16
· 374139 Ratings · 5339 Reviews · published 1957 · 127 editions
Poor Sally and her brother. It's cold and wet and…
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The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
3.84
· 24866 Ratings · 567 Reviews · published 1958 · 3 editions
The Cat in the Hat returns for more out-of-contro…
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The Big Jump and Other Stories
4.18
· 84 Ratings · 13 Reviews · published 1958 · 3 editions
Three stories about clever young Ben and his frie…
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A Big Ball of String
4.23
· 322 Ratings · 33 Reviews · published 1958 · 9 editions
After winding a large ball of string, a young boy…
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Cowboy Andy
4.05
· 39 Ratings · 3 Reviews · published 1959 · 2 editions
Story of a boy who wanted to be a real cowboy
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Stop that Ball!
4.24
· 347 Ratings · 35 Reviews · published 1959 · 2 editions
Illus. in color. A boy's madcap adventures as he…
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Bennett Cerf's Book of Laughs
3.97
· 60 Ratings · 10 Reviews · published 1959 · 3 editions
The adventures of a little boy named Marvin. He v…
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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
4.13
· 147174 Ratings · 2555 Reviews · published 1960 · 60 editions
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is a 1960 ch…
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The King's Wish
3.93
· 46 Ratings · 8 Reviews · published 1960 · 2 editions
"The King's Wish and Other Stories" by Benjamin E…
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Bennett Cerf's Book of Riddles
3.83
· 77 Ratings · 14 Reviews · published 1960 · 4 editions
Illus. in full color.
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Green Eggs and Ham
4.30
· 552179 Ratings · 8723 Reviews · published 1960 · 84 editions
“Do you like green eggs and ham?” asks Sam-I-am i…
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Are You My Mother?
4.18
· 196986 Ratings · 2279 Reviews · published 1960 · 45 editions
ARE YOU MY MOTHER? tells a very simple story for…
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Ten Apples Up On Top!
4.12
· 31925 Ratings · 641 Reviews · published 1961 · 18 editions
Learning to count has never been more fun than in…
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Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!
4.08
· 38199 Ratings · 1402 Reviews · published 1963 · 44 editions
From Aunt Annie's Alligator to Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz…
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Look Out For Pirates!
4.21
· 58 Ratings · 7 Reviews · published 1961 · 3 editions
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A Fish Out of Water
4.21
· 19898 Ratings · 234 Reviews · published 1961 · 12 editions
Illus. in color. "Comic pictures show how the fis…
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The Whales Go By
3.62
· 60 Ratings · 11 Reviews · published 1959 · 3 editions
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Ann Can Fly
3.96
· 26 Ratings · 8 Reviews · published 1959 · 2 editions
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Little Black, a Pony: Liishzhiin Yazhi [With CD]
4.32
· 494 Ratings · 47 Reviews · published 1961 · 8 editions
For many years, The Black Stallion books by Walte…
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More Riddles
3.85
· 34 Ratings · 5 Reviews · published 1961 · 5 editions
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Robert the Rose Horse
4.24
· 3367 Ratings · 104 Reviews · published 1962 · 5 editions
Illus. in color. An allergy to roses causes this…
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I Was Kissed by a Seal at the Zoo
3.74
· 35 Ratings · 7 Reviews · published 1962 · 3 editions
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Snow
4.16
· 4331 Ratings · 84 Reviews · published 1962 · 10 editions
This classic Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss is…
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Hop On Pop
3.97
· 44896 Ratings · 1257 Reviews · published 1963 · 39 editions
This charming book introduces young children to w…
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Do You Know What I'm Going to Do Next Saturday?
3.96
· 25 Ratings · 3 Reviews · published 1963 · 2 editions
A boy recounts his plans for the following Saturd…
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Summer
4.15
· 494 Ratings · 45 Reviews · published 1963 · 11 editions
Better than fireworks, this classic Beginner Book…
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Little Black Goes to the Circus
4.05
· 130 Ratings · 13 Reviews · published 1963 · 6 editions
This is the second and last book Farley did for t…
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Animal Riddles
3.59
· 58 Ratings · 8 Reviews · published 1964 · 6 editions
Why does a humming bird hum? Why are fish so smar…
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Why I Built the Boogle House
4.00
· 38 Ratings · 4 Reviews · published 1964 · 2 editions
A boy builds larger and larger houses for his pet…
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The Bike Lesson: Another Adventure Of The Berenstain Bears
hardcover.
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The Beginner Book of Things to Make; Fun Stuff You Can Make All by Yourself
Formerly Published as how to Make Flibbers, ETC
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The King, the Mice and the Cheese
4.27
· 608 Ratings · 53 Reviews · published 1965 · 8 editions
A king runs into the trouble when he tries to pro…
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I Wish That I Had Duck Feet
4.16
· 9427 Ratings · 191 Reviews · published 1965 · 11 editions
What would life be like if you had feet like a du…
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Don And Donna Go To Bat
3.64
· 28 Ratings · 6 Reviews · published 1966 · 2 editions
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You Will Live under the Sea
4.67
· 6 Ratings · published 1966 · 3 editions
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Come Over to My House
4.28
· 699 Ratings · 58 Reviews · published 1966 · 14 editions
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Babar Loses His Crown
3.81
· 131 Ratings · 10 Reviews · published 1967 · 4 editions
Everything looks great for Babar and his family's…
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The Bear Scouts
4.17
· 517 Ratings · 30 Reviews · published 1967 · 6 editions
Illus. in full color.
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The Digging-est Dog
4.22
· 3208 Ratings · 121 Reviews · published 1967 · 8 editions
Illus. in full color. A dog who has to learn how…