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									Richard ScarryRichard Scarry
Thousands of children have learned to read with Richard Scarry’s busy, colorful, generous books. But Scarry has done more than help kids read. With their bright illustrations, simple text, and gentle lessons on sharing and tolerance, Scarry's stories have also helped kids grow up and relate to people around them.

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Fact File

Richard Scarry
Also Known As:
Richard McClure Scarry (full name)
Date of Birth:
June 5, 1919
Place of Birth:
Boston, Massachusetts
Date of Death:
April 30, 1994
Place of Death:
Gstaad, Switzerland
Boston Museum School of Fine Art
Edgar Allen Poe Special Award from the Mystery Writers of America (for The Great Steamboat Mystery), 1976

*  Richard Scarry's official web site

The Best Book to Read First

Selected Works

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								Cars and Trucks and Things That Go, Author: 
								Richard Scarry.

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Cars and Trucks and Things That Go
by Richard Scarry
Though it doesn't have as many words as Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever, Cars and Trucks and Things That Go is a perennial kid favorite and a fun first introduction to Busytown. Kids love looking for Goldbug, the little yellow bug who's hiding somewhere on each page. Try the A to Z version for younger readers.

*  Cars and Trucks: From A to Z
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								Best Word Book Ever, Author: 
								Richard Scarry.
*  Richard Scarry's Naughty Bunny (1959)
*  Best Word Book Ever (1963)
*  Richard Scarry's The Early Bird (1968)
*  Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day? (1968)
*  Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever (1968)
*  Richard Scarry's Best Mother Goose Ever (1970)
*  Richard Scarry's Please and Thank You Book (1973)
*  Cars and Trucks and Things That Go (1974)

*  See the Richard Scarry chronology

Busy, Busy, Busy...

Carrying on the Tradition

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								Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day?, Author: 
								Richard Scarry.

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Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day?
by Richard Scarry
Scarry provides a fun, fascinating introduction to the workaday world in this classic, which depicts everything from building houses to growing food. The pop-up All Around Busytown offers a similarly eye-opening tour of duties.

*All Around Busytown  by Richard Scarry
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								Richard Scarry's What Will I Wear?, Author: 
								Huck Scarry.

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Richard Scarry's What Will I Wear?
by Huck Scarry
Richard Scarry's son, Huck, has continued his father's work in some original titles and some based on original Scarry characters. The business of getting dressed for all kinds of weather and another Busytown day with Sergeant Murphy are the focus of these two titles.

*Sergeant Murphy's Traffic Jam  by Huck Scarry