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Event date: 
Thursday, May 25, 2023 - 6:30pm

Red Balloon Bookshop is incredibly excited to welcome the hugely talented Terri Libenson to celebrate the seventh book in the New York Times bestselling Emmie & Friends series, Surprisingly Sarah!

Secrets. Surprises. MIDDLE SCHOOL. Sarah and Leo have been BFFs since they were little. They share everything...until Sarah starts crushing on Leo’s friend Ben. Then one day Sarah is suddenly faced with a big choice — ask Ben to the school dance! OR chicken out. Either way, Sarah and Leo’s friendship will be put to the test. Which one would you choose?

New York Times bestseller Terri Libenson returns with another winning story about friends, crushes, and drama. Join Terri as she chats all about Surprisingly Sarah and does a drawing demonstration with the help of a volunteer! Afterward, get your questions about the Emmie & Friends series answered and have your book signed by the author!

To attend: Space is limited, so a ticket is required to attend. You can register for a ticket through May 25, 4:30pm, and pre-order the book below. Additional copies of Surprisingly Sarah will be available for purchase during the event.

Signing Guidelines: Following the reading, Terri Libenson will sign and personalize copies of her books. If you would prefer not to stay for the signing portion, Red Balloon is happy to have your books signed and personalized for you and will contact you when they're ready to be picked up.

Terri Libenson—an avid overthinker—likes to weigh the pros and cons of almost every situation (to the annoyance of hungry family members waiting on a takeout order). Therefore, writing Surprisingly Sarah was not-so-surprisingly relatable. Terri is the New York Times bestselling author of the Emmie & Friends series and the cartoonist of the (now retired) award-winning comic strip The Pajama Diaries. She empty-nests in Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband, Mike. She is the proud mom of two grown daughters and an almost-grown poodle, Rosie. You can find her online at




Surprisingly Sarah (Emmie & Friends) By Terri Libenson, Terri Libenson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Terri Libenson, Terri Libenson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780063139213
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 2nd, 2023
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