Prairie Numbers: An Illinois Number Book

Cover: Prairie Numbers: An Illinois Number Book

Where were zippers first made, and how did they get their name? How were fossils and stalactites formed, and where can you find some spectacular specimens? What was the original name of the Chicago Bears? By the end of their tour through the pages of Prairie Numbers, children will know those answers and much, much more. Counting their way through the state of Illinois, children discover the great city of Chicago, with its famous art and science museums, the Shedd Aquarium and the 110-storey Sears Tower. They will also find lakes, ponds, farmlands and prairies full of wildlife and flowers. Prairie Numbers tells children more about Illinois than they ever could imagine, and it entertains them every step of the way!




  • Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 8
  • ATOS Reading Level: 6.7
  • ATOS Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 109703
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

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Author: Kathy-jo Wargin

Kathy-jo Wargin is the author of more than 45 books and has earned national acclaim through award-winning children's classics such as Michigan's official state book, The Legend of Sleeping Bear, Children's Choice Award winner The Legend of the Loon, The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell, and many others. Kathy-jo enjoys writing about nature, folklore, and its effect on all our lives. She is a frequent guest speaker and presenter for associations, school districts, and conferences throughout the country. She lives in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Illustrator: Kathy O'Malley

Kathy O'Malley knew she wanted to be an artist from the age of six. Kathy graduated from Chicago's Columbia College, and has illustrated more than 40 children's books. Her work can also be found on greeting cards, gift bags, limited-edition collectibles, and decorative home products. She works from her home studio in Glenview, Illinois overlooking her perennial gardens, watched by her two loyal art critics, her spoiled standard poodles.