Christen Cooper is a professional
photographer, and graphic artist. When her
son Jacob was born in 2006, she committed to
teaching him a love for books so they became regulars at their local library. Over the years
Christen's enjoyment for children’s books
grew along with her sons.
A few years later, when her son was in kindergarten a chance arose to bring his favorite stuffed buddy Marvin the monkey
to school. What started as a simple adventure story for her young son to capture the magic of being 5, has since grown into a
three book series and award winning
program for children.
Since 2012, Christen has published three books
in the Marvin series and has developed an award winning reading program which focuses on early literacy skills and exercises to promote positive behavior for children 4 to 8 years old. Thems focus on Robust Vocabulary, Kindness, Friendship, Acceptance and Dreaming Big.
To date, Christen has read to
thousands of children throughout the Delaware
County area and her books are in permanent collection in more than half of the 26 libraries
in Delaware County.
Christen's Reading Enrichment Program combines animated readings of her books
with fun engaging activities designed for