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Author Debbie Glade is an approved speaker for Broward County Schools and an approved Florida Public Schools Contractor. She is listed as a teaching artist in the Broward County Cultural Division Arts in Education Directory and is a member of the Florida After School Alliance.


Here's what some of the many schools we have visited had to say about our program:
"I just want to thank you for coming to our school and sharing with our students your very entertaining and educational book! The Travel Adventures of Lilly P. Badilly is a well thought out educational book, with much detail and wonderful illustrations! It’s great that you are able to teach the students about where Costa Rica is (students need to learn about geography), in addition to all the information like “rhino beetles can carry 850 times their weight on their backs”. The students are learning important information in such a fun way! Your illustrations are terrific and keep the students attention with all the detail on each page! I also enjoyed listening to the CD with all the great voices that you portray when you read the story. The music on the CD matches the story and I am very impressed with your daughter’s musical ability, she is a great composer and wonderful pianist! Your book contains art, music, geography, earth science and a story about being brave! Thanks again for coming to our school and sharing your book, maps (both World and United States maps), your beautifully illustrated pictures (all created by hand), your music and your very educational- yet fun book! Our students and parents were very impressed with your presentation!" - Judy Christodoulides (Music Teacher – Liberty Park Elementary, Greenacres, Florida) Read about the visit here.

"Author Debbie Glade visited St. Mark Catholic School on Friday, April 24th, 2009. It was an exciting day for all students: Pre-K4-8th Grade. Primary students listened to the voice of Lilly Badilly and danced to music from the CD. Mrs. Glade presented her story with Costa Rican Rain Forest facts including pictures and sound recordings, locating areas on the world map, and a question and answer session. Intermediate students had a similar presentation with more of an emphasis on geographical facts. Middle School students listened intently to the importance of Reading and Writing and how to get started in the writing and publishing field. One of the more enjoyable parts of the presentation featured real life occurrences that were turned into stories, which Mrs. Glade presented to encourage writing based on every day life experiences. Middle School students enjoyed the presentation, particularly the variety of voices used by Mrs. Glade from the characters in her story. It was a enlightening experience and a day thoroughly enjoyed by all!" - Sandy Garcia, Librarian, St. Mark Catholic School, Southwest Ranches, FL Read about the visit here.

"Thank you so much for bringing your love of reading to the students of Liberty Park Elementary. I loved hearing the kids talk about your book and your daughter’s piano playing! They were so inspired by the story but they also got inspired by her musical ability too! I’ll definitely be telling other media specialists about your visit as well as your book. Thank you for everything!" - Renee Houck Media Specialist, Liberty Park Elementary, Greenacres, FL

"Debbie Glade visited our school and presented to all students in grades K-5. She is an author/illustrator from Hollywood, FL who comes in costume as her Lilly P. Badilly millipede character. Lilly P. Badilly takes a trip to the rainforest of Costa Rica. Debbie brings geography, plants and animals of the rainforest and FUN into her presentation. Debbie is entertaining and informative. Our students were excited and anxious to read her book and listen to the accompanying narrative CD with songs and music, The Travel Adventures of Lilly P. Badilly; Costa Rica." - Barbara Wegner, Media Specialist, Whispering Pines Elementary, Boca Raton, FL Read about the visit here.

"Thanks so much for being a part of our annual Literacy Fair. Your colorful presentation was a great addition to our event. We would love to schedule future presentations at the Library with you." - Maria Gomez, Literacy Director, Hialeah Education & Community Services Read about the visit here.

“Debbie Glade came to our school to introduce her book and inspire our children to read and write. She did all of these with wit, charm, and direct interaction with our students. What a wonderful day for our students and I highly recommend a visit to your school as soon as possible.” - Ginger Sauter, Principal - The Village School, Naples, FL Read about the visit here.

"Thanks again for coming over to see us on Thursday. We always love having you here. I thought it went well and the kids were very responsive during and after you left about the visit." - Stephen Noyes- 4th Grade Teacher, Naples, FL

"Thank you for spending the day with us in Lee County. The children absolutely loved your program, your songs, costume and silly voices. What a treat we all had! Your generosity was appreciated by all." - Susan Roseberry, Librarian, Lee County, FL Read about the visit here.

"Thank you so much for your visit. The students were mesmerized during your presentation. They thoroughly enjoyed the different voices, the dancing, and learning about Costa Rica. It was fun and very educational. As a media specialist, I will definitely recommend a visit from you to fellow media specialists. Good luck with Lilly Badilly!" - Eleonora Fleitas, Media Specialist from Norma Butler Bossard Elementary School, Miami, FL Read about the visit here.

"Our Elementary students were so excited to meet a real, live author after enjoying Debbie's "Lilly P. Badilly" book and CD during library time. It was a treat to see her dressed up as Lilly, using her characters' voices to entertain and inform them about writing and about Costa Rica. The Middle School students were fascinated with her personal and professional publishing journey, and they especially enjoyed how she used funny and sad real-life experiences to inspire her writing. Having Debbie visit our school was a special treat for us all." - Beth Mata, Librarian from Miami Christian School, Miami, FL Read about the visit here.

"I can't thank you enough for all you have done for the students! They were very excited an loved your book and costume." - Alina Orenstein, Media Specialist from Grasy Waters Elementary, W Palm Beach, FL Read about the visit here.

"Debbie Glade put on a wonderful show here at Coral Sunset. The kids were excited to meet her and were enthusiastic throughout her presentation. She looked adorable in her Lilly costume and the students thought it was such a treat to see her dressed up like the main character of her story. This program was a treat to have for our First Graders!" - Christina Yarbrough, Teacher from Coral Sunset Elementary School, Boca Raton, FL Read about the visit here.

If you are interested in scheduling an author visit, or need more information, please call Debbie at 954-328-7465 or send an email to