Interview with Author, Claire Annette Noland, Author of Evie’s Field Day

Evie’s Field Day, More Than One Way to Win

Do you want to help teach your child good sportsmanship? Read this book published by Cardinal Rule Press!

Evie’s Field Day written by Claire Annette Noland and illustrated by Alicia Teba is a perfect book for summer! 

With many camps cancelled or delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic, outside games and play is what our kids are doing now! This picture book, Evie’s Field Day is about a young girl named Evie who loves to win and especially adores collecting trophies. During field day with her friends, she is competing in every game but losing each time! This makes her feel worried and frustrated. During the last field day game, Evie is finally winning until suddenly she notices a baby bird in her way. Will she win the race or help the bird? Read the book to find out!

Evie’s Field Day is a wonderful book because it helps children learn valuable lessons such as sportsmanship, friendship, and important priorities. What is more important? Winning the race or helping an animal? The author also helps children understand what sportsmanship is all about and gives parents suggestions on how to talk with your child about this important topic. 

Evie’s Field Day: More than One Way to Win

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Claire Annette Noland

Claire Noland is the author of easy readers, board books, and picture books for young children. She knows that everyone who reads is a winner and as a children’s librarian, reading specialist, and author, her life’s goal is to excite kids about books and reading.

Claire Annette Noland is a children’s writer born and raised in California. When she was a girl her father handed her his old binoculars (which she still uses) and her mother gave her a journal. It was only natural that she became an explorer and writer.

Claire’s second home was the library where her mother took the five siblings to weekly story hour. She still remembers the librarian reading “if you were a bee and a bull sat on you, what would you do?” from her favorite book, The Story of Ferdinand.

Claire attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she studied geography and comparative literature combining her love of travel with the stories of the places and people she visited.

Claire went on to earn her master’s degree in library and information science and became a children’s librarian. She earned her classroom and reading specialist credentials and taught for many years while she and her husband Michael raised their four children. Now that the kids are grown and off on their own adventures, Claire promotes literacy by making sure that children have access to books and information through her work with REFORMA as well as developing library collections for children in Nicaragua and in a local women’s shelter.

When not writing, you can find Claire stocking her Little Free Library and taking field trips using kidlit as her travel guide.

Check out her website here!  Follow her on instagram here.

Download the free readers guide here!

I love this video with Claire reading the book and an ASL interpreter below!

To learn more about Cardinal Rule Press and Maria Dismondy, listen to my podcast with her here! 



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