Ann Marie Stephens • Author

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We already know Virginia is for lovers, and that means book lovers, too! So from picture books to educational treasures, now’s a great time to support our local DMV talent:

Ann Marie Stephens
Virginia Tech alum and now retired first-grade teacher Ann Marie Stephens knows a thing or two about the importance picture books can have in the classroom! Stephens views books as an “unforgettable vacation for the brain,” and as such, has written her own incredibly entertaining escapes that invite children into lands where anything is possible, including lots of learning!

When she’s not writing, you might find Stephens adding to her pen collection, traveling, or even diving! Stephens’ adventures undoubtedly make for a great foundation for each and every book she writes. Find some of these author’s books on Amazon:

Cy Makes a Friend
This is the sweet story of a cyclops named Cy, who can make just about anything except a friend! See what happens to this Cyclops as he tries to win over just about anybody with his antics.

CATastrophe: A Story of Patterns
This playful picture book teaches little ones all about the power of math patterns! Follow countable kitties on their adventure to catch some dinner and see what else is in store for them on the lake! This book is part of a series that includes additional math concepts like estimation and shapes.

Arithmechicks Take a Calculation Vacation: A Math Story
Follow along as the Arithmechicks head to the beach for games, sun, and surfing! While there, the chicks explore fact families while they cheer on Mouse in the sandcastle competition. Full of excitement and education, this book is part of the Arithmechicks series, which features math stories, including addition, subtraction, and more.