Reading is a great way to pass the time and use your imagination to bring the story to life. It's something we've learned from a young age and something you'll use for the rest of your life.

Wyoming is lucky to have many great authors who write in many styles. Craig Johnson and CJ Box write mystery novels, Casey Rislov and Mary Fichtner write books for children, and Karen Schutte and Jill Winger write about homesteading. A diverse group of people and interests makes Wyoming unique.

Even though he isn't from Wyoming, famed author Dr. Seuss has impacted kids in Wyoming. More than 600 million Dr. Seuss books have been sold, and many families in Wyoming have spent hours and hours reading his books.

A new study has been released that looked at 20 years' worth of Google data to determine which of the over 60 children's book titles was the most popular in each state. Wyoming's most popular Dr. Seuss book is shared with two other states, Idaho and New Mexico, Horton Hears a Who!

Dr. Seuss/ Amazon
Dr. Seuss/ Amazon

The story of Horton, the elephant who stands up for the Who's of Who-ville and saves the day, fits everything Wyoming is about. I mean, we are the Equality State and are always looking out for our friends and neighbors.

The Top 5 Most Popular Dr. Seuss Books Across The Country Are:

  1. Hop On Pop - Top choice in 9 states
  2. Green Eggs and Ham - Top choice in 8 states
  3. Thidwick the Big-Hearted Mouse - Top choice in 4 states
  4. The Cat in the Hat - Top choice in 4 states
  5. Mr. Brown can Moo, Can You? - Top choice in 4 states.
Look At Wyoming's Unique Choices For Popular Kid's Books

Outside of Dr. Seuss, Wyoming's most popular choice for children's books stands alone. No other state had the same choice as Wyoming. The same type of Google data from the last 20 years was used to find that Wyomingites chose Grimm's Fairy Tales. The Brothers Grimm collected over 200 tales and put them into print.

Look At Wyoming's Unique Choices For Popular Kid's Books

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Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

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