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About Nocola

Nocola has been an educator in the Calvert County Public School System for 30 years. During this time she has taught all grade levels from first through fifth. Nocola earned a doctorate degree in teacher leadership in 2011. She chooses to remain in the classroom because she feels that this is where she can make the greatest impact.

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Nocola wrote Freddie the Flounder 29 years ago, long before starting her own family. She got the idea while teaching a second-grade reading unit. Her dear friend, and Calvert County resident, Cissy Langley, illustrated the story. During the height of the Coronavirus pandemic, Nocola decided to dust the cobwebs off the manuscript and publish the book.

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Storytime has always been Nocola's favorite time during the school day. She thought it was time that the book she was reading was her own.

Appearance Package Options

CLASSROOM OPTION

Three classroom visits
(maximum 25 students per class; approx. 45 min. each)

INCLUDES

  • All About the Author

  • Read Aloud

  • Short Q & A

  • Freddie the Flounder Origami Coloring Craft (supplies included)

  • Autograph/photo session*

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ASSEMBLY OPTION

One Large Assembly

(maximum 100 students; approx. 90 min.)

INCLUDES

  • All About the Author

  • Read Aloud

  • Short Q & A

  • Freddie the Flounder Origami Coloring Craft (supplies included)

  • Autograph/photo session*

Kids Blowing Bubbles

*Freddie the Flounder Origami Coloring Craft included: To be completed while waiting for the autograph.

Image by Kelly Sikkema

Pricing
for Author Visits

APPEARANCE FEE: FREE


PRE-SALE GUARANTEE: 40 Book Minimum


A 40 book minimum purchase is required for this author visit. Your school can purchase a minimum of $400 once the event has been scheduled or Nocola will provide your school with a custom flyer (in PDFformat) to help promote pre-sales of Freddie the Flounder.


Books may also be purchased the day of the event. A hardcover copy will be donated to yourschool library and each participating teacher will receive a free autographed paperback copy of Freddie the Flounder.

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Requirements
for Author Visits

Visits will require these things from the school:

 

  • laptop;

  • projector/screen;

  • folding table;

  • two chairs

Freddie the Flounder
School Discount

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Paperback

$12.00

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Hardcover

$17.00

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Activity Book

$5.00

BONUS!!!

Origami
Coloring Craft Project

Included in Price

  • Origami Coloring Sheet

  • 6 pack of crayons

  • Direction Sheet

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Interested?

One contact person per school.

Where is your school located?

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