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Richard Scarry Books

Updated on July 5, 2013

Richard Scarry, Children's Author Extraordinnaire

Richard Scarry is a beloved children's author famous for his darling illustrations and wonderful stories. The whimsical characters show up in his books surrounded by fund details. These are truly picture books worth spending time with.

The delightful details in Richard Scarry's book pages can be studied again and again, and you'll see something new and fun.

Richard Scarry was born in 1919 in Boston, Massachusetts, and he died at home in Gstaad, Switzerland in 1994.

Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day book image courtesy of Amazon.

A Mispronounced Name

But That's Okay

Richard Scarry's last name is Gaelic and is actually pronounced Ska Ree. This name originates from the west coast of Ireland.

American fans of these charming children's books said "scary" instead so that pronunciation stuck.

Source: Wikipedia

Tried and True Books Perfect for Little Kids - Start Your Child Off with These Great Books

These beginning books are great! Introduce your child to the wonderful stories and drawings with these popular choices: Busy, Busy Town and The Best First Book Ever.

The Basics: Please and Thank You

I read the Please and Thank You book to my kids when they were little.

This book really helped them learn the importance of saying please when they wanted something and thank you when they received it.

Whenever he was asked how old

he was, Richard Scarry would

always put up one hand and

laugh: "Five!"

~from the author's

Amazon Page

More Books to Delight Your Child - Or You!

Kids love to read (or have books read to them) about what big people do. These fun books inform and entertain. I mean, come on! A little worm that wears a green hat. Yay for Lowly Worm!

Richard Scarry Pie Mystery and Fire Station Book

Everyone loves a good mystery and fire engines!

Keep kids wanting to hear stories or reading them themselves with adventure and action. Perfect choices: The Great Pie Robbery and A Day at the Fire Station.

Lowly Worm

One of my favorite Richard Scarry characters.

What child wouldn't love to hear a bedtime story curled up with Lowly Worm? Give Lowly Worm and a Richard Scarry book that features Lowly as a gift. What more could a kid want? Oh yeah, for you to read to them!

Huck Scarry

Richard Scarry's son sometimes goes by Huck Scarry.

This name is taken after Huckle Cat

from his dad's books.

He is also a children's book illustrator

in the fashion of his father.

Source: Wikipedia

Games With the Gang

If your kids love Richard Scarry books, introduce them to a Richard Scarry game.

If your kids love his books, they'll love Richard Scarry's games featuring the fun characters and drawings.

Little Golden Books

This prolific storyteller also wrote and illustrated

some Little Golden Books including these fun titles:

Sniff the Detective, 1988

All About Cars

Best Ride Ever

Mother Goose Scratch and Sniff Book

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This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

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    • PaigSr profile image


      4 years ago from State of Confusion

      Always glad to say hello. Especially when you had Lowly the Worm in a frame all by himself.

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      6 years ago

      We used Richard Scarry a lot in the early learning years of our homeschooling.

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      6 years ago

      ohhhhh I love Richard Scarry... I had his books when I was a child, and gave them to my kids. Lowly Worm was and still is a favorite of mine.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh me! I read "Cars and Trucks and Things That Go" so many times to our son and then our grandson. It was always a favorite and they both loved finding Goldbug on every page. Wonderful!

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      Angela F 

      6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I've always loved his books.

    • Gayle Mclaughlin profile image


      6 years ago from McLaughlin

      I love Richard Scarry Books!


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