Book Series

I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books Books

In order from Sam and the Firefly to Busy Street
Sam and the Firefly
A Fly Went by
Stop That Ball!
Green Eggs and Ham
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
picture • 72 Pages
Sam and the Firefly
Book #1

Sam and the Firefly

Written and illustrated by P. D. Eastman
3 - 7
Reading age
Page count
Words per page
Sep 12, 1958
Publication date


Back in 1957, Theodor Geisel responded to an article in Life magazine that lamented the use of boring reading primers in schools. Using the pseudonym of “Dr. Seuss” (Seuss was Geisel’s middle name) and only two hundred twenty-three words, Geisel created a replacement for those dull primers: “The Cat in the Hat.” The instant success of the book prompted Geisel and his wife to found Beginner Books, and Geisel wrote many popular books in this series, including “Hop on Pop, “ “Fox in Socks, “ and “Green Eggs and Ham.” Other favorite titles in this series are “Go, Dog, Go!” and “Are You My Mother?” by P. D. Eastman, “A Fly Went By, “ by Mike McClintock, and “Put Me in the Zoo, “ by Robert Lopshire. These affordable hardcover books combine large print, easy vocabulary, and large, bright illustrations in stories kids will want to read again and again. Grades 1 - Grades 2.

I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books Series

Published from 1958 - 2022
41 books
1958Sam and the FireflyP. D. EastmanP. D. Eastman72
1958A Fly Went byMike McClintockFritz Siebel72
1959Stop That Ball!Mike McClintockFritz Siebel62
1960Green Eggs and HamDr. SeussDr. Seuss72
1960One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue FishDr. SeussDr. Seuss72
1960Are You My Mother?P. D. EastmanP. D. Eastman64
1960Put Me in the ZooRobert LopshireRobert Lopshire72
1960Dr. Seuss's ABCDr. SeussDr. Seuss72
1961Go, Dog, Go!P. D. EastmanP. D. Eastman64
1961Ten Apples Up on Top!Theo LeSieg, Dr. SeussRoy McKie72
1962Robert the Rose HorseJoan HeilbronerP. D. Eastman72
1962SnowRoy McKie, P. D. EastmanRoy McKieP. D. Eastman61
1965I Wish that I Had Duck FeetDr. Seuss, Theo LeSiegB. Tobey72
1965Fox in SocksDr. SeussDr. Seuss72
1967The Digging-Est DogAl PerkinsEric Gurney63
1968The Best NestP. D. EastmanP. D. Eastman64
1969My Book About MeDr. Seuss, Roy McKie60
1974Wacky WednesdayDr. SeussGeorge Booth48
1975Because a Little Bug Went Ka-choo!Rosetta StoneMichael Frith40
1977Please Try to Remember the First of Octember!Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg48
1979Oh, Say Can You Say?Dr. SeussDr. Seuss48
1983Spooky RiddlesMarc Brown40
1986I Want to Be Somebody New!Robert Lopshire48
1987I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!Dr. SeussJames Stevenson48
1996New Tricks I Can Do!Robert LopshireRobert Lopshire48
1996Anthony the Perfect MonsterAngelo DeCesare32
2000Flap Your WingsP. D. EastmanP. D. Eastman48
2001SummerAlice LowRoy McKie48
2003Big Dog...Little DogP. D. EastmanP. D. Eastman48
2006Mrs. Wow Never Wanted a CowMartha FreemanSteven Salerno48
2010Have You Seen My Dinosaur?Joe Mathieu48
2013Hop on PopDr. SeussDr. Seuss72
2013Squirrels on SkisJ. Hamilton RayPascal Lemaitre64
2018Too Many Cupcakes!David LewmanFabio Laguna48
2019What Pet Should I Get?Dr. SeussDr. Seuss40
2019Can You See Me?Bob StaakeBob Staake40
2020Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet!Dr. SeussKelly Kennedy48
2020Shut the Door!Robert LopshireMaria Karipidou48
2020The Pink BookDiane MuldrowMike Yamada48
2021I Can Be Anything!Bob Staake40
2022Busy StreetEdward Miller48

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