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Beginner Books
Parent companyRandom House
Founded1957
FounderPhyllis Cerf, Dr. Seuss, and Helen Palmer Geisel
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew York City
Publication typesBooks
Official websitewww.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/BBK/beginner-booksr
A collection of Beginner and Bright & Early Books

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 slightly harder "emergency" words.[1] No more than 200 words were taken from that list to write The Cat in the Hat. Subsequent books in the series were modeled on the same requirement.[2]

Beginner Books had only four titles in their catalog in 1958. Two years later they were earning a million dollars a year and Random House was the largest publisher of children's books in America.

Early contributors[edit]

Authors[edit]

When Theodor Seuss Geisel illustrated his own stories he wrote as Dr. Seuss. When others created the illustrations, he used either the pseudonym Theo LeSieg or Rosetta Stone. Other authors of early Beginner Books were Robert M. Lopshire, Bennett Cerf, Al Perkins, Helen Palmer Geisel who wrote as Helen Palmer, Philip Dey Eastman, Stan and Jan Berenstain, Benjamin Elkin and Marion Holland.

Illustrators[edit]

Early Beginner Books employed many famous illustrators including the aforementioned Theodor Geisel, P.D. Eastman, Stan and Jan Berenstain, and Robert Lopshire. Roy McKie was also an illustrator.

List of Beginner Books[edit]

ID Title Print Status Year Released Author Illustrator Grade Level Equivalent (Scholastic)[3] Lexile Measure[3]
B- 1 The Cat in the Hat 1957 Dr. Seuss (told in Conrad's own words) Dr. Seuss 1.2 260L
B- 2 The Cat in the Hat Comes Back 1958 Dr. Seuss (told in Conrad's own words) Dr. Seuss 1.2 320L
B- 3 A Fly Went By 1958 Mike McClintock (by, told in the little boy's own words) Fritz Siebel (illustrated by) 2.5 270L
B- 4 The Big Jump and Other Stories Grolier and Early Moments only 1958 Benjamin Elkin (by) Katherine Evans (illustrated by)
B- 5 A Big Ball of String Grolier and Early Moments only 1958 (later 35th anniversary edition in 1993) Marion Holland ("written by" credit on the original and later "by" on the 35th anniversary edition, told in the little boy's own words) Marion Holland (illustrated by, later 35th anniversary edition illustrated by Roy McKie)
B- 6 Sam and the Firefly 1958 P.D. Eastman (written by) P. D. Eastman (illustrated by) 1.7
B- 7 Going to the Moon (UK edition)/You Will go to the Moon out of print 1959 (later updated edition in 1971) Mae & Ira Freeman (by) Robert Patterson (illustrated by, later updated edition illustrated by Lee Ames)
B- 8 Cowboy Andy out of print 1959 Edna Walker Chandler (adaption) E. Raymond Kinstler (illustrated by)
B- 9 The Whales Go By Grolier Book Club only 1959 Fred B. Phleger (by) Paul Galdone (illustrated by)
B-10 Stop That Ball! Grolier and Early Moments only 1959 Mike McClintock (by, told in the small boy's own words) Fritz Siebel (illustrated by)
B-11 Bennett Cerf's Book of Laughs out of print 1959 Bennett Cerf (laughs) Carl Rose
B-12 Ann Can Fly out of print 1959 Fred Phleger (by) Robert Lopshire (illustrated by, his first original illustration)
B-14 The King's Wish and Other Stories Grolier Book Club only 1960 Benjamin Elkin (by) Leonard Shortall (illustrated by)
B-15 Bennett Cerf's Book of Riddles Early Moments only (part of Riddles and More Riddles) 1960/1999 (part of Riddles and More Riddles) Bennett Cerf ("by" credit part of Riddles and More Riddles) Roy McKie ("with drawings by" credit on the cover and "illustrated by" on the page)/Debbie Palen ("illustrated by" credit part of Riddles and More Riddles)
B-16 Green Eggs and Ham 1960 Dr. Seuss (by) Dr. Seuss (by) 2.2 30L
B-17 Put Me in the Zoo 1960 Robert Lopshire (his first original work) Robert Lopshire (his first original artist) 1.4
B-18 Are You My Mother? 1960 P.D. Eastman (written by) P.D. Eastman (illustrated by) 1.5
B-19 Ten Apples Up On Top! 1961 (later post-1995 color edition in 1998 and also with additional post-1995 color pages added in 2004) Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo. Lesieg) Roy McKie (illustrated by)
B-20 Go, Dog. Go! 1961 P.D. Eastman P.D. Eastman 1.4
B-21 Little Black, a Pony Grolier Book Club only 1961 (later 45th anniversary in 2006) Walter Farley (told in the boy's own words) James Schucker (later 45th anniversary illustrated by Baje Whitethorne, Sr.)
B-22 Look Out for Pirates! out of print 1961 Iris Vinton H.B. Vestal
B-23 A Fish Out of Water 1961 Helen Palmer (adaption, told in the little boy's own words) P.D. Eastman 2.3 70L
B-24 More Riddles Early Moments only (part of Riddles and More Riddles only) 1961/1999 (part of Riddles and More Riddles) Bennett Cerf (by) Roy McKie ("...and more drawings by" credit on the cover and "with drawings by" credit on the page)/Debbie Palen ("illustrated by" credit part of Riddles and More Riddles)
B-25 Robert the Rose Horse 1962 Joan Heilbroner P.D. Eastman 1.7 100L
B-26 I Was Kissed by a Seal at the Zoo out of print 1962 Helen Palmer (told in the boy's own words) Lynn Fayman
B-27 Snow Grolier, Early Moments and eBook only 1962 Roy McKie (one credit only) and P.D. Eastman Roy McKie and P.D. Eastman (one credit only)
B-28 The Berenstain Bears: The Big Honey Hunt (reissue editions)/The Big Honey Hunt 1962 Stan & Jan Berenstain Stan & Jan Berenstain 1.6
B-29 Hop on Pop 1963 Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss 1.1
B-30 Dr. Seuss' ABC (former UK edition)/Dr. Seuss's ABC (worldwide) 1963 Dr. Seuss ("by" credit on the former UK reissue) Dr. Seuss ("by" credit on the former UK reissue)
B-31 Do You Know What I'm Going To Do Next Saturday? out of print 1963 Helen Palmer Geisel Lynn Fayman
B-32 Summer Grolier, Early Moments and eBook only 1963 (later post-1995 color edition in 2001 without the banned pages) Alice Low Roy McKie ("with" and "pictures" credits on the original cover and "with pictures by" on the original page and later "illustrated by" post-1995 color edition with banned pages cut)
B-33 Little Black Goes to the Circus Grolier Book Club only 1963 Walter Farley (told in the boy's own words) James Schucker
B-34 Bennett Cerf's Book of Animal Riddles Grolier Book Club only 1964 Bennett Cerf (credit on the spine cover) Roy McKie (illustrated by)
B-35 Why I Built the Boogle House out of print 1964 Helen Palmer (told in the boy's own words) Lynn Fayman
B-36 The Bike Lesson (UK edition)/The Berenstain Bears: The Bike Lesson (reissue editions)/The Bike Lesson: Another Adventure of the Berenstain Bears 1964 Stan & Jan Berenstain Stan & Jan Berenstain 1.9 60L
B-37 The Beginner Book of Things To Make: Previously published as How to Make Flibbers, etc. (reissue edition)/How to Make Flibbers, etc.: A Book of Things to Make and Do out of print 1964 Robert Lopshire (by) Robert Lopshire (by)
B-38 Fox in Socks (worldwide reissue editions)/Fox in Socks: A Tongue Twister for Super Children 1965 Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss 2.6 500L
B-39 The King, the Mice and the Cheese Grolier and Early Moments only 1965 Nancy & Eric Gurney (one credit only) (by) Nancy (one credit only) & Eric Gurney (by) 2.1 330L
B-40 I Wish That I Had Duck Feet 1965 Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo LeSieg) B. Tobey
B-41 The Berenstain Bears: The Bears' Picnic (reissue editions)/The Bears' Picnic 1966 Stan & Jan Berenstain Stan & Jan Berenstain 2.6 230L
B-42 Don and Donna Go To Bat out of print 1966 Al Perkins B. Tobey
B-43 You Will Live Under the Sea out of print 1966 Fred Phleger Ward Brackett
B-44 Come Over To My House 1966 (later 50th anniversary edition in 2016) Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo. Lesieg) Richard Erdoes (later 50th anniversary edition illustrated by Katie Kath)
Michael Frith (credit only on the international reissue)
B-45 Babar Loses His Crown Grolier Book Club only 1967 (later in 2004) Laurent de Brunhoff Laurent de Brunhoff
B-46 The Berenstain Bears: The Bear Scouts (reissue edition)/The Bear Scouts Grolier and Early Moments only 1967 Stan & Jan Berenstain Stan & Jan Berenstain 3.2
B-47 The Digging-est Dog 1967 Al Perkins (told in Duke's own words) Eric Gurney 2.6 340L
B-48 Hugh Loftings' Travels of Dr. Dolittle Grolier Book Club only 1967 Al Perkins (adapted for beginning readers by) Philip Wende
B-49 Hugh Loftings' Doctor Dolittle and the Pirates Grolier Book Club only 1968 Al Perkins (adapted for beginning readers by) Philip Wende
B-50 Off To The Races out of print 1968 Fred B. Phleger Leo Summers
B-51 The Best Nest 1968 P.D. Eastman (written by) P.D. Eastman (illustrated by) 1.3 280L
B-52 The Berenstain Bears: The Bears' Vacation (reissue editions)/The Bears' Holiday (UK edition)/The Bears' Vacation Grolier, Early Moments and eBook only 1968 Stan & Jan Berenstain Stan & Jan Berenstain 2.3 160L
B-53 Ian Flemings' Story of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! the Magical Car out of print 1968 Al Perkins (adapted for beginning readers by) B Tobey
B-54 King Midas and the Golden Touch Grolier Book Club only 1969 (later special edition in 1973 by Scholastic) Al Perkins (adaption) Harold Berson (later special edition co-illustrated by Haig & Regina Shekerjian)
B-55 The Berenstain Bears: The Bears' Christmas (reissue edition)/The Bears' Christmas Grolier and Early Moments only 1970 Stan & Jan Berenstain Stan & Jan Berenstain
B-56 Tubby and the Lantern Grolier Enterprises only 1971 Al Perkins Rowland B. Wilson
B-57 Tubby and the Poo-Bah out of print 1972 Al Perkins Rowland B. Wilson
B-58 Autographs! I Collect Them (reissue edition)/My Amazing Book of Autographs out of print 1974 Michael Frith Michael Frith
B-59 Wacky Wednesday 1974 Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo. Lesieg) George Booth 1.3
B-60 The Berenstain Bears: The Bear Detectives: The Case of the Missing Pumpkin (reissue edition)/The Bear Detectives: The Case of the Missing Pumpkin Grolier, Early Moments and eBook only 1975 Stan & Jan Berenstain Stan & Jan Berenstain 2.3 250L
B-61 Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo! 1975 Dr. Seuss (writing as Rosetta Stone) Michael Frith 2.3 460L
B-62 Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! 1975 Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss 2.3 240L
B-63 Please Try to Remember the First of Octember! 1977 Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo. Lesieg) Art Cummings
B-64 I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! 1978 Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss 2.4 380L
B-65 Oh Say Can You Say? 1979 Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss (his final original work to be an original artist before his death) 3.5
B-66 The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bone Grolier, Early Moments and eBook only 1980 Stan & Jan Berenstain Stan & Jan Berenstain 2.9 230L
B-67 Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet! 1980 (later 40th anniversary edition in 2020) Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo. Lesieg) Michael J. Smollin (later 40th anniversary edition illustrated by Kelly Kennedy)
B-68 It's Not Easy Being a Bunny 1983 Marilyn Sadler Roger Bollen 3.3 590L
B-69 Spooky Riddles Grolier Book Club only 1983 Marc Brown
B-70 What Do Smurfs Do All Day? Grolier Book Club only 1983 Peyo
B-71 The Very Bad Bunny Grolier Book Club only 1984 Marilyn Sadler Roger Bollen
B-72 I Want to Be Somebody New!: The Sequel to Put Me in the Zoo (reissue editions)/I Want To Be Somebody New! 1986 Robert Lopshire Robert Lobshire
B-73 The Black Stallion Grolier Book Club only 1986 Walter Farley (adaption) Sandy Rabinowitz
B-74 I Am Not Going to Get Up Today! 1987 Dr. Seuss (his final original work before his death) James Stevenson 2.3 280L
B-75 The Cat's Quizzer 1976/1993 (special edition) Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss
B-76 Stop, Train, Stop!: A Thomas the Tank Engine Story Grolier and Early Moments only 1995 Rev. W. Awdry Jane E. Gerver
B-77 New Tricks I Can Do! Grolier and Early Moments only 1996 Robert Lopshire Robert Lopshire
B-78 Anthony the Perfect Monster Grolier Book Club only 1996 Angelo DeCesare
B-79 4 Pups and a Worm Grolier and Early Moments only 1996 Eric Seltzer
B-80 Honey Bunny Funnybunny 1997 Marilyn Sadler Roger Bollen
B-81 Come Down Now, Flying Cow! Grolier and Early Moments only 1997 Timothy Roland
B-82 Can You Tell Me How To Get To Sesame Street? Grolier, Early Moments and eBook only 1997 Elenor Hudson Joe Mathieu
B-83 Mercer Mayer's Critters of the Night: Roast & Toast out of print 1998 Erica Farber & J. R. Sansevere
B-84 Monster Munchies Grolier and Early Moments only 1998 Laura Numeroff Nate Evans
B-85 Babe the Sheep Pig: A Little Pig Goes a Long Way out of print 1999 Mallory Loehr (adaption, told in Babe's own words)
B-86 The Land Before Time out of print 1999 Molly Goode (adapted for beginning readers by) Beverly Lazor-Bahr
B-87 Riddles and More Riddles: Previously Published as Bennett Cerf's Book of Riddles and More Riddles Early Moments only 1960/1961/1999 Bennett Cerf (after his death in 1971) Debbie Palen
B-88 Flap Your Wings 1969/2000 P. D. Eastman P. D. Eastman
B-89 The Berenstain Bears: That Stump Must Go! out of print 2000 Stan & Jan Berenstain Stan & Jan Berenstain
B-90 Paws and Claws out of print 2001 Erica Farber & J. R. Sansevere
B-91 Thomas and Friends: A Crack In the Track out of print 2001 Rev. W. Awdry Tommy Stubbs
B-92 Big Dog... Little Dog 1973/2003 (30th anniversary edition with additional materials by Peter Eastman) P. D. Eastman/Peter (Anthony) Eastman (additional materials in the 30th anniversary edition) P. D. Eastman/Peter (Anthony) Eastman (additional materials in the 30th anniversary edition)
B-93 Thomas and Friends: Go, Train, Go!: A Companion Book to Stop, Train, Stop! out of print 2005 Rev. W. Awdry/Elizabeth Terrill Tommy Stubbs
B-94 Fred and Ted Go Camping 2005 Peter Anthony Eastman Peter Anthony Eastman
B-95 Mrs. Wow Never Wanted a Cow 2006 Martha Freeman Steven Salerno
B-96 Fred and Ted Like to Fly 2007 Peter Anthony Eastman Peter Anthony Eastman
B-97 The Belly Book Early Moments only 2008 Joe Harris Joe Harris
B-98 Thomas and Friends: Trains, Cranes & Troublesome Trucks out of print 2008 Rev. W. Awdrey Tommy Stubbs
B-99 Have You Seen My Dinosaur? 2010 Jon Surgel Joe Mathieu
B-100 Fred and Ted's Road Trip 2011 Peter Anthony Eastman Peter Anthony Eastman
B-101 A Pet Named Sneaker Early Moments only 2013 Joan Heilbroner Pascal Lemaitre
B-102 Squirrels on Skis 2013 J. Hamilton Ray Pascal Lemaitre

Special Beginner Books[edit]

  • The Cat in the Hat Dictionary (UK reissue edition)/The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary (1964/2007, Dr. Seuss on the UK reissue [writing as the Cat himself on the worldwide issue] and P. D. Eastman [uncredited on the UK reissue]) - NOTE: In 2007, this book was additionally written and illustrated by Peter Eastman.
  • And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937/1964, Dr. Seuss) (Grolier Enterprises only)
  • The Cat in the Hat Songbook (1967, Dr. Seuss) (out of print) - NOTE: This book was re-released in 1993 as a normal Dr. Seuss book.
  • The Little Black Pony Races (1968, Walter Farley) (out of print)
  • My Book about Me (1969, ME, Myself with some little help from my friends, Dr. Seuss and Roy McKie) (Grolier and Early Moments only) - NOTE: This book was re-released as a By ME, Myself book in the 21st century.
  • I Can Draw It Myself (1970/2017, ME, Myself with a little help from my friend, Dr. Seuss) (out of print) - NOTE: This book was re-released in other editions and later added new pages in 2017 edition as a By ME, Myself book in May 2017.
  • Some of Us Walk, Some Fly, Some Swim (1971, Michael Frith) (out of print)
  • The Berenstain Bears in: The Bears' Almanac (1973, Stan and Jan Berenstain) (out of print) - NOTE: This book was reprinted as Bear Facts Library. (out of print)
  • The Cat's Quizzer (1976, Dr. Seuss) (Grolier and Early Moments only) - NOTE: This book became a special edition in 1993 as B-75.
  • Beginning Readers' Yearbook 1994 (1994) (Grolier Book Club)
  • Pigs of a Feather (1998, Tish Rabe and K. Klimo/Unreleased) (out of print)
  • DreamWorks' Trolls: Too Many Cupcakes (2018, David Newman, Fabio Laguna and Grace Mills)
  • DC Super Friends: Catch That Crook (2018, Laura Hitchcock, Elisabetta Melaranci and Guilia Priori)
  • What Pet Should I Get? (2015/2019, Dr. Seuss) - NOTE: This is a special edition without behind the pages and picking any pet in the Beginner Book special.
  • Dr. Seuss's 123 (2019, Dr. Seuss [uncredited])
  • Can You See Me? (2019, Bob Staake)
  • A Skunk in My Bunk! (2019, Christopher Cerf and Nicola Slater)
  • Shut the Door! (1993/2020, Robert Lopshire and Maria Karipidou) - In 2020, this book is solely illustrated by Maria Karipidou in the 2020 edition in the Beginner Book special.
  • If I Had Your Vote-by the Cat in the Hat (2020, Dr. Seuss and Tom Brannon)

The Big Books of Beginner Books[edit]

Book Club[edit]

  • Grolier Book Club Beginner Book Series
  • Scholastic Book Club Beginner Book Series
  • Early Moments Book Club Beginner Book Series

Bright and Early Books for Beginning Beginners[edit]

The following books are for younger children and are technically part of the series. The "BE" designation stands for Bright and Early.

ID Title Print Status Author Illustrator Grade Level Equivalent (Scholastic)[3] Lexile Measure[3]
BE-1 The Foot Book Dr. Seuss 1.1
BE-2 The Eye Book Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo LeSieg) Roy McKie (later Joe Mathieu) 1.3 140L
BE-3 The Ear Book Al Perkins William O'Brian (later Henry Payne) 2.4
BE-4 The Berenstain Bears: Inside Outside Upside Down/Inside, Outside, Upside Down Stan and Jan Berenstain ("by" credit on the original issue cover) Stan and Jan Berenstain ("by" credit on the original issue cover) 1.6
BE-5 Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb Al Perkins Eric Gurney 1.5
BE-6 The Berenstain Bears: Bears on Wheels/Bears on Wheels: A Bright and Early Counting Book Grolier and Early Moments only Stan and Jan Berenstain ("by" credit on the former prints) Stan and Jan Berenstain ("by" credit on the former prints) 1.2
BE-7 Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises Dr. Seuss 2.9
BE-8 The Nose Book Grolier and Early Moments only Al Perkins Roy McKie (later Joe Mathieu) 1.5 290L
BE-9 The Berenstain Bears: Old Hat New Hat/Old Hat, New Hat Stan and Jan Berenstain ("by" credit on the original issue cover) Stan and Jan Berenstain ("by" credit on the original issue cover) 1.7
BE-10 The Berenstain Bears: Bears in the Night/Bears in the Night Stan and Jan Berenstain ("by" credit on the original issue cover) Stan and Jan Berenstain ("by" credit on the original issue cover) 1.1
BE-11 Berenstains' B Book/The Berenstains' B Book Grolier and Early Moments only Stan and Jan Berenstain (both credited on the reissue) Stan and Jan Berenstain (both credited on the reissue)
BE-12 In a People House Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo. LeSieg) Roy McKie ("illustrated by" in the book, "pictures by" in the video") 2.5
BE-13 Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss 2.4 100L
BE-14 Berenstains' C Book/C Is for Clown Grolier and Early Moments only Stan and Jan Berenstain ("by" credit on the original issue) Stan and Jan Berenstain ("by" credit on the original issue)
BE-15 The Pop-Up Mice of Mr. Brice/The Many Mice of Mr. Brice out of print Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo. LeSieg) Roy McKie
BE-16 The Shape of Me and Other Stuff Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss 2.4 350L
BE-17 I'll Teach My Dog 100 Words Michael Frith P.D. Eastman
BE-18 There's a Wocket in My Pocket Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss 2.1 320L
BE-19 Great Day for Up Dr. Seuss Quentin Blake (pictures by) 1.9
BE-20 The Berenstain Bears: He Bear, She Bear/He Bear, She Bear Stan and Jan Berenstain ("by" credit on the original issue cover) Stan and Jan Berenstain ("by" credit on the original issue cover) 2.5 460L
BE-21 Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? Dr. Seuss Roy McKie
BE-22 Hooper Humperdink...? Not Him! Dr. Seuss Charles E. Martin (later 30th anniversary edition illustrated by Scott Nash)
BE-23 The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree Stan and Jan Berenstain Stan and Jan Berenstain 1.7 100L
BE-24 The Hair Book Graham Tether Roy McKie (later 40th anniversary edition illustrated by Andrew Joyner)
BE-25 The Tooth Book Dr. Seuss (as Theo LeSieg) Roy McKie (later Joe Mathieu) 2.6 400L
BE-26 Wings on Things Grolier and Early Moments only Marc Brown Marc Brown 2.1 180L
BE-27 The Berenstain Bears on the Moon Grolier and Early Moments only Stan and Jan Berenstain Stan and Jan Berenstain 1.7 40L
BE-28 Snug House, Bug House! Grolier and Early Moments only Susan Schade and Jon Buller 1.5
BE-29 Snow Bugs Grolier and Early Moments only Susan Schade and Jon Buller
BE-30 Berenstains' A Book Grolier and Early Moments only Stan and Jan Berenstain Stan and Jan Berenstain
BE-31 It's Not Easy Being Big! Grolier and Early Moments only Stephanie St. Pierre John Lund
BE-32 Mama Loves Scholastic Book Club only Molly Goode Molly Goode
BE-33 Bear in the Big Blue House: Where is Bear? out of print Tish Rabe Tish Rabe
BE-34 Richard Scarry's Chuckle with Huckle! and Other Easy-to-Read Funny Stories Early Moments only Richard Scarry
BE-35 The Knee Book Early Moments only Graham Tether Graham Tether
BE-36 Thomas and Friends: Blue Train, Green Train out of print Rev W. Awdry Rev W. Awdry
BE-37 Money Money Honey Bunny Marilyn Sadler Roger Bollen
BE-38 Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs - X Marks the Spot out of print R. Schuyler Hooke Art Mawhinney
BE-39 Thomas and Friends: Fast Train, Slow Train out of print Rev W. Awdry Rev W. Awdry
BE-40 Ten Eggs in a Nest Early Moments and eBook only Marilyn Sadler Michael Fleming
BE-41 The Alphabet Book P. D. Eastman
Peter Eastman (additional materials)
P. D. Eastman
Peter Eastman (additional materials)

Special Bright and Early Books[edit]

  • I Can Write! (1971, ME, Myself with a little help from Dr. Seuss [as Theo. LeSieg] and Roy McKie) (Grolier and Early Moments only)
  • Dr. Seuss's Book of Animals (2018, Dr. Seuss [uncredited])
  • Dr. Seuss's Book of Colors (2018, Dr. Seuss [uncredited])

The Big Book of Bright and Early Book Stories[edit]

  • The Big Book of Berenstain Bears Stories (2016) Inside, Outside, Upside Down/Bears on Wheels/The Berenstain Bears on the Moon/Old Hat, New Hat/He Bear, She Bear/The Bear Scouts/The Bear Detectives: The Case of the Missing Pumpkin (out of print)

Book Club[edit]

  • Grolier Bright and Early Book series
  • Scholastic Bright and Early Book series
  • Early Moments Bright and Early Book series

Bright and Early Board Books[edit]

Most, if not all, of these books are abridged versions of Beginner Books or Bright and Early Books. These books are not numbered.

  • The Alphabet Book by P. D. Eastman, additional materials by Peter Eastman
  • I'll Teach My Dog a lot of Words written by Michael Frith, illustrated by P. D. Eastman
  • Big Dog... Little Dog by P. D. Eastman
  • Are You My Mother by P. D. Eastman
  • Eres mi Mama? by P. D. Eastman
  • Go, Dog. Go! P.D. Eastman's Book of Things That Go illustrated by P. D. Eastman
  • Ve, perro. Ve! by P. D. Eastman
  • Fred and Ted Like to Fly by Peter Eastman
  • The Snowman illustrated by Raymond Briggs - NOTE: Only Bright and Early Board Book without any words.
  • What Time Is It? by P. D. Eastman (eBook only)
  • Old Hat, New Hat by the Berenstains (out of print)
  • Sombrero Viejo, Sombrero Nuevo by the Berenstains (out of print)
  • Inside, Outside, Upside Down by the Berenstains (out of print)
  • He Bear, She Bear by the Berenstains (out of print)
  • Summer by Alice Low, illustrated by Roy McKie (out of print)
  • Put Me In The Zoo: A Book of Colors by Robert Lopshire
  • Stop, Train, Stop! by Rev. W. Awdry (out of print)
  • Para, Trencito, Para! by Rev. W. Awdry (out of print)
  • Blue Train, Green Train by Rev. W. Awdry (out of print)
  • Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! by Dr. Seuss
  • Fox In Socks: Dr. Seuss's Book of Tongue Twisters by Dr. Seuss
  • Hop On Pop by Dr. Seuss
  • Ten Apples Up On Top! by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Roy McKie - NOTE: This book is a post-1995 color edition in 1998.
  • There's a Wocket in My Pocket! Dr. Seuss's Book of Ridiculous Rhymes by Dr. Seuss
  • Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! by Dr. Seuss
  • Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises by Dr. Seuss
  • The Shape of Me and Other Stuff: Dr. Seuss's Surprising Word Book by Dr. Seuss
  • The Ear Book by Al Perkins, illustrated by Henry Payne (out of print)
  • Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins, illustrated by Eric Gurney
  • The Nose Book by Al Perkins, illustrated by Joe Mathieu (out of print)
  • The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Joe Mathieu
  • The Eye Book by Theo LeSieg, illustrated by Joe Mathieu
  • The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss's Wacky Book of Opposites

Big Bright and Early Board Books[edit]

  • Fast Train, Slow Train by Rev W. Awdry (out of print)
  • Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? by Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo. LeSieg), illustrated by Roy McKie
  • Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! by Dr. Seuss
  • The Spooky Old Tree by Stan and Jan Berenstain (out of print)
  • Oh, The Thinks You Can Think by Dr. Seuss
  • Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?: Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises
  • Trains, Cranes and Troublesome Trucks by Rev W. Awdry (out of print)
  • The Many Mice of Mr. Brice by Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo. LeSieg), illustrated by Roy McKie
  • Fox in Socks: Dr. Seuss's Book of Tongue Twisters
  • Are You My Mother? written and illustrated by P.D. Eastman
  • Hop on Pop: The Simplest Seuss for Toddlers Use by Dr. Seuss
  • Go, Dog. Go!: P.D. Eastman's Book of Things That Go
  • The Big Box of Bright and Early Board Books About Me (The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss's Wacky Book of Opposites, The Eye Book, The Nose Book, The Tooth Book)
  • The Eye Book by Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo. LeSieg), illustrated by Joe Mathieu
  • The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss's Wacky Book of Opposites
  • Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins, illustrated by Eric Gurney
  • The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo. LeSieg), illustrated by Joe Mathieu
  • The Nose Book by Al Perkins, illustrated by Joe Mathieu (out of print)
  • There's a Wocket in My Pocket!: Dr. Seuss's Book of Ridiculous Rhymes
  • The Shape of Me and Other Stuff: Dr. Seuss's Surprising Word Book
  • Ten Apples Up on Top! by Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo. LeSieg), illustrated by Roy McKie
  • I'll Teach My Dog 100 Words by Michael Frith, illustrated by P. D. Eastman
  • The Alphabet Book by P. D. Eastman, additional materials by Peter Eastman
  • Put Me in the Zoo: A Book of Colors by Robert Lopshire
  • The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
  • What Time Is It? by P. D. Eastman
  • Big Dog... Little Dog by P. D. Eastman, additional materials by Peter Eastman
  • Fred and Ted Like to Fly by Peter Eastman

References[edit]

  1. ^ Judith Morgan and Neil Morgan, Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel: A Biography (Da Capo Press, 1996), ISBN 978-0-306-80736-7.
  2. ^ Excerpt available at Google Books.
  3. ^ a b c d Scholastic Book Wizard

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