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Beginner Books
Publisher: Random House. Country: United States. Date: 1957- .

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The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
New York: Random House, 1957 (Beginner Books, B-1).
Hardback. Dustjacket.

Quote: "We looked! Then we saw him on the mat! We looked! And we saw him! The Cat in the Hat!"

Series Note:
The books in this series was published for young children ages 3–9. They were written and illustrated as entertaining and zany ways for young children to learn to read and were meant to replace the Dick and Jane primers which had been criticised in the 1950s for failing to engage the interest of children.

The first book in the series was The Cat in the Hat (1957), written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss (the pen name of Theodor Geissel), about "a tall anthropomorphic cat, who wears a red and white-striped hat and a red bow tie" (source). This book was a critical and commercial success, selling a million copies in its first three years in print.

Serial Number / Title / Author / Illustrator / Year of Publication

B-1. The Cat in the Hat. Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss. 1957.
B-2. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back. Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss. 1958.
B-3. A Fly Went By. Mike McClintock. Fritz Siebel. 1958.
B-4. The Big Jump and Other Stories. Benjamin Elkin. Katherine Evans. 1958.
B-5. A Big Ball of String. Marion Holland. Marion Holland (later Roy McKie). 1958.
B-6. Sam and the Firefly. P. D. Eastman. P. D. Eastman. 1958.
B-7. Going to the Moon/You Will Go to the Moon. Mae & Ira Freeman. Robert Patterson (later Lee Ames). 1959.
B-8. Cowboy Andy. Edna Walker Chandler. E. Raymond Kinstler. 1959.
B-9. The Whales Go By. Fred B. Phleger. Paul Galdone. 1959.
B-10. Stop That Ball! Mike McClintock. Fritz Siebel. 1959.

B-11. Book of Laughs. Bennett Cerf. Carl Rose. 1959.
B-12. Ann Can Fly. Fred Phleger. Robert Lopshire. 1959.
B-13. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss. 1960.
B-14. The King's Wish. Benjamin Elkin. Leonard Shortall (later Joe Mathieu). 1960.
B-15. Book of Riddles. Bennett Cerf. Roy McKie. 1960.
B-16. Green Eggs and Ham. Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss. 1960.
B-17. Put Me in the Zoo. Robert Lopshire. Robert Lopshire. 1960.
B-18. Are You My Mother? P. D. Eastman. P. D. Eastman. 1960.
B-19. Ten Apples Up On Top! Dr. Seuss (as Theo. Lesieg). Roy McKie. 1961.
B-20. Go, Dog. Go! P. D. Eastman. P.D. Eastman. 1961.

B-21. Little Black, a Pony. Walter Farley. James Schucker. 1961.
B-22. Look Out for Pirates! Iris Vinton. H. B. Vestal. 1961.
B-23. A Fish Out of Water. Helen Palmer. P. D. Eastman. 1961.
B-24. More Riddles. Bennett Cerf. Roy McKie. 1961.
B-25. Robert the Rose Horse. Joan Heilbroner. P. D. Eastman. 1962.
B-26. I Was Kissed by a Seal at the Zoo. Helen Palmer. Lynn Fayman. 1962.
B-27. Snow . P. D. Eastman. Roy McKie. 1962.
B-28. The Big Honey Hunt. Stan & Jan Berenstain. 1962.
B-29. Hop on Pop. Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss. 1963.
B-30. Dr. Seuss's ABC. Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss. 1963.

B-31. Do You Know What I'm Going To Do Next Saturday? Helen Palmer Geisel. Lynn Fayman. 1963.
B-32. Summer. Alice Low. Roy McKie. 1963.
B-33. Little Black Goes to the Circus. Walter Farley. James Schucker. 1963.
B-34. Book of Animal Riddles. Bennett Cerf. Roy McKie. 1964.
B-35. Why I Built the Boogle House. Helen Palmer. Lynn Fayman. 1964.
B-36. The Bike Lesson/The Bike Lesson: Another Adventure of the Berenstain Bears. Helen Palmer. Stan & Jan Berenstain. 1964.
B-37. The Beginner Book of Things To Make/How to Make Flibbers, etc. Robert Lopshire. Robert Lopshire. 1964.
B-38. Fox in Socks/Fox in Socks: A Tongue Twister for Super Children. Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss. 1965.
B-39. The King, the Mice and the Cheese. Nancy Gurney. Eric Gurney. 1965.
B-40. I Wish That I Had Duck Feet . Dr. Seuss (as Theo LeSieg). B. Tobey. 1965.

B-41. The Bears' Picnic: A Sequel to The Big Honey Hunt/The Bears' Picnic. Stan & Jan Berenstain. Stan & Jan Berenstain. 1966.
B-42. Don and Donna Go To Bat. Al Perkins. B. Tobey. 1966.
B-43. You Will Live Under the Sea. Fred Phleger. Ward Brackett. 1966.
B-44. Come Over To My House. Dr. Seuss (as Theo Lesieg). Richard Erdoes (later Michael Frith). 1966.
B-45. Babar Loses His Crown. Laurent de Brunhoff. Laurent de Brunhoff. 1967.
B-46. The Bear Scouts. Stan & Jan Berenstain. Stan & Jan Berenstain. 1967.
B-47. The Digging-est Dog. Al Perkins. Eric Gurney. 1967.
B-48. (Hugh Loftings') The Travels of Dr. Dolittle. Al Perkins. Philip Wende. 1968.
B-49. (Hugh Loftings') Doctor Dolittle and the Pirates. Al Perkins. Philip Wende. 1968.
B-50. Off To The Races. Fred B. Phleger. Leo Summers. 1968.

B-51. The Best Nest. P. D. Eastman. P.D. Eastman.
B-52. The Bears' Vacation. Stan & Jan Berenstain. Stan & Jan Berenstain.
B-53. (Ian Flemings' Story of) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! the Magical Car. Al Perkins B Tobey.
B-54. King Midas and the Golden Touch. Al Perkins. Harold Berson.
B-55. The Bears' Christmas. Stan & Jan Berenstain.
B-56. Tubby and the Lantern. Al Perkins Rowland. B. Wilson.
B-57. Tubby and the Poo-Bah. Al Perkins Rowland. B. Wilson.
B-58. The Bears' Almanac. Stan & Jan Berenstain.
B-58. My Amazing Book of Autographs. Michael Frith.
B-59. Wacky Wednesday. Dr. Seuss (as Theo. Lesieg). George Booth.
B-60. The Bear Detectives. Stan & Jan Berenstain.

B-61. Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo! Dr. Seuss (as Rosetta Stone). Michael Frith.
B-62. Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! Dr. Seuss.
B-63. Please Try to Remember the First of Octember! Dr. Seuss (as Theo. Lesieg) Art Cummings.
B-64. I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! Dr. Seuss.
B-65. Oh Say Can You Say? Dr. Seuss.
B-66. The Missing Dinosaur Bone. Stan & Jan Berenstain.
B-67. Maybe You Should Fly a Jet!. Dr. Seuss (as Theo. Lesieg) Michael J. Smollin.
B-68. It's Not Easy Being a Bunny. Marilyn Sadler. Roger Bollen.
B-69. Spooky Riddles. Marc Brown.
B-70. What Do Smurfs Do All Day? Peyo.

B-71. The Very Bad Bunny. Marilyn Sadler. Roger Bollen.
B-72. I Want to Be Somebody New!: A Sequel to Put Me in the Zoo/I Want To Be Somebody New! Robert Lopshire
B-73. The Black Stallion. Walter Farley. Sandy Rabinowitz.
B-74. I Am Not Going to Get Up Today! Dr. Seuss. James Stevenson.
B-75. The Cat's Quizzer. Dr. Seuss.
B-76. Stop, Train, Stop!: A Thomas the Tank Engine Story. Rev. W. Awdry. Jane E. Gerver.
B-77. New Tricks I Can Do! Robert Lopshire. Robert Lopshire.
B-78. Anthony the Perfect Monster. Angelo DeCesare.
B-79. 4 Pups and a Worm. Eric Seltzer.
B-80. Honey Bunny Funnybunny. Marilyn Sadler. Roger Bollen.

B-81. Come Down Now, Flying Cow! Timothy Roland.
B-82. Can You Tell Me How To Get To Sesame Street? Elenor Hudson. Joe Mathieu.
B-83. Mercer Mayer's Critters of the Night: Roast & Toast. Erica Farber & J. R. Sansevere.
B-84. Monster Munchies. Laura Numeroff. Nate Evans.
B-85. Babe the Sheep Pig: A Little Pig Goes a Long Way. Mallory Loehr.
B-86. The Land Before Time. Molly Goode. Beverly Lazor-Bahr.
B-87. Riddles and More Riddles: Previously Published as Bennett Cerf's Book of Riddles and More Riddles. Bennett Cerf.
B-88. Flap Your Wings. P. D. Eastman. P. D. Eastman.
B-89. That Stump Must Go! Stan & Jan Berenstain.
B-90. Paws and Claws. Erica Farber & J. R. Sansevere.

B-91. Thomas and Friends: A Crack In the Track. Rev. W. Awdry. Tommy Stubbs.
B-92. Big Dog, Little Dog. P. D. Eastman. P. D. Eastman/Peter (Anthony) Eastman
B-93. Thomas and Friends: Go, Train, Go!: A Companion Book to Stop, Train, Stop! Rev. W. Awdry/Elizabeth. Terrill Tommy Stubbs.
B-94. Fred and Ted Go Camping. Peter Anthony Eastman. Peter Anthony Eastman.
B-95. Mrs. Wow Never Wanted a Cow. Martha Freeman. Steven Salerno.
B-96. Fred and Ted Like to Fly. Peter Anthony Eastman. Peter Anthony Eastman.
B-97. The Belly Book. Joe Harris. Joe Harris.
B-98. Thomas and Friends: Trains, Cranes & Troublesome Trucks. Rev. W. Awdrey. Tommy Stubbs.
B-99. Have You Seen My Dinosaur? Jon Surgel. Joe Mathieu.
B-100. Fred and Ted's Road Trip. Peter Anthony Eastman. Peter Anthony Eastman.

B-101. A Pet Named Sneaker. Joan Heilbroner. Pascal Lemaitre.
B-102. Squirrels on Skis. J. Hamilton. Ray Pascal Lemaitre.

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