Primary Numbers: A New Hampshire Number Book

Cover: Primary Numbers: A New Hampshire Number Book

Primary Numbers: A New Hampshire Numbers Book is a fitting follow-up to its companion state alphabet book. This fun, colorful, and superbly informative book teaches children about numbers using recognizable places, events, and facts from their respective states. Numbers throughout the books are explained with simple rhyme for younger children and are accompanied by detailed expository text for older learners.Marie Harris (New Hampshire's Poet Laureate 1999-2004) is the author of G is for Granite: A New Hampshire Alphabet as well as four books of poetry, including Weasel in the Turkey Pen and Your Sun, Manny: A Prose Poem Memoir. Marie lives in Barrington, New Hampshire. Karen Busch Holman shares her love of art by teaching children private art lessons and visiting elementary schools in New Hampshire. Karen makes her home in East Andover, New Hampshire.




  • Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 8
  • ATOS Reading Level: 5.6
  • ATOS Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 105054
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0

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Author: Marie Harris

Marie Harris, New Hampshire Poet Laureate from 1999-2004, has been writing poems since she was eight years old. Her work has been published in literary magazines and books, including Weasel in the Turkey Pen (Hanging Loose Press) and Your Sun, Manny (New Rivers Press). She has edited several poetry anthologies and writes travel articles that are often illustrated with photographs taken by her husband, Charter Weeks. Marie and Charter live in the woods in a house they built by hand. In the winter they keep warm with wood stoves, and in the summer they tend a vegetable garden, swim in their pond and go sailing on the ocean in a boat named Sensei.

Illustrator: Karen Busch Holman

Karen Busch Holman was born in Montreal, Canada, but her family soon moved to the New England area. She began lessons in painting at age 10 and has continued to share her love of art as a member of the New Hampshire Art Association, where she teaches classes. She founded an Interior Architecture firm in New York City and New Jersey in the 1980s, until she "gave it all up" in 1990 to focus on her career in art through graphic design. She lives in Salisbury, NH, with her family and recently received a watercolor commission to design the poster celebrating the 100-year anniversary of 4-H in the state.