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Read Right Now! Dr. Seuss

08/16/2021 | Online Storytime, Reading Ready

Dr. Seuss characters and their stories have consistently been storytime favorites for kids all over the world. Snuggle up and listen to this video reading of the Seuss class, The Lorax, read by Miss Linda from Brightly Storytime. The Lorax is a timely fable about what happens when greed overtakes respect for nature.

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After listening to the story, talk about some of the things that happened in it.

  • Who does the Lorax say he speak for? “I speak for …”
  • What were some of the animals that lived in the Truffula tree forest?
  • What did the Once-ler make with the Truffula tufts?
  • Picture in your mind a place you know that has trees, like your school's playground, or a park, or your backyard. What would it look like if all the trees were cut down? What would you miss if the trees were gone?
  • What problems did the thneed factory cause?
  • What does the Once-ler give at the end of the story? Why did he give it?

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Click on one of the book covers below and listen to more Dr. Seuss stories read aloud.

Free Online Read Alouds:

The Cat in the HatDr. Seuss's ABCDr Seuss on the LooseDr Seuss's Spooky ThingsHop on PopHorton Hears a WhoHow the Grinch Stole ChristmasThe LoraxOh, the Places You'll GoOne Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue FishYertle the Turtle and Other Stories

Find more FREE online reading at 100+ Free Video Read Alouds or try storytime at home!

You can use your IndyPL library card to check out e-books, audiobooks, and other streaming content by Dr. Seuss from home, right to your device. See our digital Dr. Seuss collection from Axis 360 Kids and OverDrive Kids, or come visit us!

Need help? Ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text or email Ask-a-Librarian.

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Enjoy this sing along from Seussville's YouTube channel. Is your tongue quick? Is your tongue slick? Now here's as easy game to play, here's an easy thing to say! Can you do it?

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Find some crayons or makers to color a picture, practice writing the letters, or see if you can follow your way through a maze without getting stuck.

Dr. Seuss Printables:

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Take a walk and read a story as you go! We invite you to visit StoryWalk® in Ruckle Street Park at 3025 Ruckle Street. Stroll through the park and read a book displayed in mounted frames. Or Skip. Or gallop!

  • Seussville: Dr. Seuss Field Day Plan a day of outdoor sports with activities and games straight out of Dr. Seuss’s books.

A Dozen Classics for a Dr. Seuss Rainy Day (or any day!) Marathon

"The sun did not shine, it was too wet to play, so we sat in the house all that cold, cold wet day." Turn those frowns upside down with one of these sure winners from the king of zany rhyming. Available as e-books and downloadable audiobooks. #indyplkids IndyPL_CarrieW

The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites


A fun loving, but mess making cat brings an afternoon of fun to two kids stuck at home on a rainy day.

Green Eggs and Ham and Other Servings of Dr. Seuss


The classic story of Sam, a picky eater, who does not want to even try a new food. Also includes "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish," "Oh Say Can You Say?," and "Fox in Socks."

Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum

Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum is a playful audiobook that is totally unique. Ideal for home or classroom use, it encourages critical thinking and makes a great gift for Seuss fans, artists, and horse lovers of all ages.