Why have only an author visit your school when you can have both. Liliana Leone is not just an author and artist but also speaks Italian, French and Spanish of which she incorporates into her presentations. In addition to knowing different languages, Liliana is also a pianist. She includes playing the piano with an interactive and entertaining Italian song and dance as part of her in-person visits. Liliana's mission is to inspire students to read more and discover new worlds through literature. She believes that reading is an essential part of personal growth. Liliana's presentations promote literacy, language, cultural diversity and awareness through song and dance. Her programs are created for children from Pre-K up to 5th Grade. Each presentation is unique and designed based on the grade level. Since 2015 Liliana has delivered over 575 school presentations across the US, virtual and in-person, and she would love to present to your school next. Contact Liliana Leone for further information about The Five Eiffels Program and to schedule a virtual or in-person event at your school for an interactive, entertaining, educational and multicultural experience!
What Italian word do you think the students are saying? You are correct if you said Gelato - Ice Cream! Try it with your kids - It's fun!
During a school visit, the Bambini were coloring while listening to an Italian song, Santa Lucia, sung by Liliana's 10-year-old nephew.
"This was an awesome visit! Our Pre-k class had a great time with Liliana! It was the perfect balance of sitting for the story and active participation. The use of so many different languages is a great learning experience for all of us. I would definitely recommend this visit to other groups/schools."
"Liliana was a great guest and presenter! She was engaging and brought some magic to reading! We also loved traveling with her through interactive imagination to learn about different languages and cultures!"
"Miss Lili's presentation was engaging and informative. The content was geared appropriately to each age group. Students from K-8 were engaged and participated actively throughout the presentation. Fun, interactive and educational! Thank you, Liliana!"
"We thoroughly enjoyed having Miss Lilly visit our school. The students were very engaged! Liliana has a wonderful way of presenting that holds the student's attention. We sang, danced all while learning so much about the countries of France, Italy and Spain-and speaking words from the countries was so new & fun for our students. We would love to have Miss Lilly back!"
"We thoroughly enjoyed Liliana Leone's visit to our school in September of 2022. Our Pre-K class was very excited that she came in and read her book to us. She kept their attention by making things very interactive and fun. Her books are enjoyable, colorful and age appropriate. We appreciated the online activities that were offered along with the coloring pages she brought with her. The students still enjoy listening to her books months afterwards!"
"We had the pleasure of listening to Lili share about her books during her presentation at our school. Lili shared some of her art work and illustrations with the students, and they were absolutely hooked! We also learned a variety of different words in Spanish, French and Italian - a great way for our students to be immersed in different cultures. Lili had our 4th through 8th graders end with an interactive dance, too! The joy on our students faces were contagious, and I know they'll be talking about this presentation for quite some time! Thank you!"
"Highly recommended! The visit was educational and fun, and the students were engaged. The students really enjoyed themselves."
~Librarian~ International School of Louisiana Uptown Campus, New Orleans, Louisiana
"It was a great experience for my students to listen from the very same author such an instructive and beautiful story. I was so proud to see them pronouncing different languages and engaging with the content. Hopefully we continue having experiences like this. Thank you so much for sharing your work with our students."
~2nd Grade Teacher~ International School of Louisiana Westbank Campus, New Orleans, Louisiana
"My class was very engaged. They loved the illustrations. They were so excited to learn different languages. They even tried to practice them throughout the day. Overall great presentation and very appropriate for my kindergarten students!"
~Teacher~ Grant Elementary School, Willoughby, Ohio
"Our visit was so much fun. My students talked about the book for the rest of the day. They are trying to figure out how long it will take for the next book to be published! I’m sure this will be one of the highlights of our second-grade year! Thank you!"
~2nd Grade Teacher~ All Saints Academy, Scranton, Pennsylvania
"Ms. Lily did a wonderful presentation for our 4/5's class. She kept the children's attention by including interactive activities while reading her book, dancing, singing along with counting and speaking in the various languages. The children really enjoyed her visit and stayed on task with her activities. Well done!"
~Director~ John Knox Preschool, North Olmsted, Ohio
"I would definitely recommend Liliana for a school visit. Our preschool class was engaged and enjoyed the visit very much. We teachers were engaged as well. It was a lot of fun and something different for the children! I liked looking at the books and seeing the different characters and learning different words in the other languages."
~Teacher~ John Knox Preschool, North Olmsted, Ohio
"Very fun, interactive experience for the kids."
~Teacher~ John Knox Preschool, North Olmsted, Ohio
"Liliana engages the children during the entire presentation. There is a balance of listening to the story, saying words in many languages and dancing."
~Preschool Teacher~ Montessori Life Preschool, Macedonia, Ohio
"The children really enjoyed the story. The activities kept everybody engaged with the reading lesson. Thanks for coming! I loved learning about other languages also."
~Teacher Assistant~ Montessori Life Preschool, Macedonia, Ohio
"Loved it! It was very interactive!"
~Teacher~ Montessori Life Preschool, Macedonia, Ohio
"Abruzzo Publishing did an excellent job with my Pre-K class! I highly recommend, and I am already looking forward to booking her again!"
~Center Director~ Alpha Park KinderCare, Highland Heights, Ohio
"I watched as a captivated audience truly enjoyed this performance by Liliana. I know some antsy 4 year old's that were so focused during this story. A really engaging activity that was able to be fully absorbed."
~Pre-k Teacher~ Mentor North KinderCare, Mentor, Ohio
"Our children of our classes loved Ms. Liliana and her dances and her songs. I enjoyed the fact that she sang the songs in Italian as well as having us sing the song in English to help the children understand the words in the song. I'd recommend if you're looking for a multicultural experience."
~Preschool Two Teacher~ Kids Advancing Academy, Lakewood, Ohio
"The author visit was fun and engaging. I enjoyed the interactive parts of the story and how the author tied the activities in to fit the characters of the book. I especially like the memory game after the story to see how much attention was paid."
~Preschool Teacher~ Kids Advancing Academy, Lakewood, Ohio
"Liliana has been fabulous every time she visits our preschool. The kids love her book, and she even has differentiated her lessons to provide them with the best interactive visit possible."
~Learning Center Director~ Small Hands Big Dreams Learning Center, Mentor, Ohio
"Liliana, you were amazing! Thank you so much for a wonderful day! You really have great talents and skills with your writing, illustrating and talking with kids."
~Media Specialist~ Creekside Elementary School, Durham, North Carolina
"My class and I truly enjoyed the presentation. It was engaging, entertaining and very informative."
~Teacher~ Taft Elementary School, Mesa, Arizona
"My class greatly enjoyed your visit! It was fun to learn about how you became an author, as well as learning about different languages. It was interactive, educational and fun! Thank you!"
~3rd Grade Teacher~ Taft Elementary School, Mesa, Arizona
"I really enjoyed this author visit. Not only did I love the idea of the book series, but I also loved the art history, geography and language components. My students were engaged and interested in everything, and they had a good time guessing the places and saying the foreign words. Excellent job!"
~5th Grade Teacher~ Taft Elementary School, Mesa, Arizona
"I really appreciate you visiting with us! It was great to expose the children to becoming an author, an illustrator as well as other languages and cultures!"
~Principal~ Knollwood Elementary School, Sheffield Village, Ohio
"Author Liliana Leone conducted virtual sessions while we were in remote sessions. She was very engaging and captured the attention of our children. Being that we purchased books for every child, they were able to reference Liliana's books and participate in discussion with her."
~Principal~ Steven Dohanos Elementary School, Lorain, Ohio
"The students and staff absolutely LOVED your visit. Every single teacher personally sought me out to tell me how wonderful your visit was. We are hoping you will find the time to visit us next year as well. We are so lucky the Lord brought you to Garfield and hope you would be willing to return. These are the blessings and moments that children enjoy and deserve."
~Principal~ Garfield Elementary School, Lorain, Ohio
"Thank you for visiting Explore! virtually last Friday. Our students enjoyed your presentation and teachers talked about how eager the students wanted to participate and continue singing the songs in different languages. Thank you for sharing what you do best!"
~Spanish Teacher~ Explore Community School, Nashville, Tennessee
"Thank you so much for joining us for storytelling night. I attended your session, and it was amazing! Our students were engaged and excited to listen to your book! I believe you inspired students to become authors and illustrators! Please know that you are appreciated and that we are grateful."
~Executive Principal~ Lockeland Elementary School, Nashville, Tennessee
"Ms. Leone was a breath of fresh air for our kindergarten students this morning! The children were captivated by her online presence. We met the adorable characters from her Five Eiffels Series, listened to a creative story that emphasized four languages: French, Spanish, Italian and English, played a fun matching game, sang and danced. Ms. Leone's visit was magnifique, tremendo, spettacolare, and wonderful all packed into a 35-minute session!"
~School Library Media Specialist~ Cliffside Park School No. 5, Cliffside Park, New Jersey
"Thank you for being so attentive to the students' comments and questions to make this a truly interactive presentation. Montessori students have a lot to say and share! Great job getting us up and moving, too."
~Office Administrator~ Around the Sun Montessori School, Medina, Ohio
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