Fans of graphic novels will totally devour Terri Libenson’s Emmie and Friends series featuring a group of kids in middle school.
This book list has all the Emmie and Friends series books in order plus frequently asked questions and fun extras for the series you don’t want to miss!
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Emmie and Friends Series Books in Order:
- Book 1: Invisible Emmie (2017)
- Book 2: Positively Izzy (2018)
- Book 3: Just Jaime (2019)
- Book 4: Becoming Brianna (2020)
- Book 5: Truly Tyler (2021)
- Book 6: Remarkably Ruby (2022)
- Book 7: Surprisingly Sarah (2023)
Emmie and Friends Extra Books:
Emmie and Friends Books in Order With Publisher’s Descriptions:
Emmie and Friends Book 1
This is the story of two totally different girls—quiet, shy, artistic Emmie, popular, outgoing, athletic Katie —and how their lives unexpectedly intersect one day, when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands.
All the crushes, humiliations, boredom, and drama of middle school are compressed into one surprising day in this extraordinary novel.
Emmie and Friends Book 2
Middle school is all about labels.
Izzy is the dreamer. There’s nothing Izzy loves more than acting in skits and making up funny stories. The downside? She can never quite focus enough to get her schoolwork done.
Bri is the brain. But she wants people to see there’s more to her than just a report card full of As. At the same time, she wishes her mom would accept her the way she is and stop bugging her to “break out of her shell” and join drama club.
The girls’ lives converge in unexpected ways on the day of a school talent show, which turns out to be even more dramatic than either Bri or Izzy could have imagined.
Emmie and Friends Book 3
The last day of seventh grade has Jaime and Maya wondering who their real friends are.
Jaime knows something is off with her friend group. They’ve started to exclude her and make fun of the way she dresses and the things she likes. At least she can count on her BFF, Maya, to have her back . . . right?
Maya feels more and more annoyed with Jaime, who seems babyish compared to the other girls in their popular group. It’s like she has nothing in common with Jai anymore. Are their days as BFFs numbered?
Emmie and Friends Book 4
Middle school is full of challenges.
Everyone knows how much brainy Bri likes the spotlight (not). So why did she ever agree to something that forces her to learn a new language, give a speech, help organize a party, and juggle drama at school and home?! As the big event inches closer, Bri wonders if it’s all worth it.
Told in alternating past and present chapters, Bri’s heartwarming story unfolds over the eight months leading up to her bat mitzvah—as well as over the course of the big day itself.
Emmie and Friends Book 5
Emmie is psyched that she gets to work on a comics project with her crush, Tyler. But she gets the feeling that his friends don’t think she’s cool enough. Maybe it’s time for a total reinvention.
Ever since Tyler started getting into art and hanging out with Emmie, his friends have been giving him a hard time. Why can’t he be an artist and play basketball?
Emmie and Friends Book 6
Pride. Popularity . . . Poetry? Middle school.
Ruby and Mia are total opposites:
Ruby is a little awkward, not a “joiner,” and loves to write poetry.
While Mia is type A, popular(ish), and wants to be class prez.
They used to be friends. But now they have nothing in common anymore. . . . Or do they?
Emmie and Friends Book 7
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?
Celebrate all the things that make you unique in this interactive journal featuring Emmie, Bri, and Jaime from the national bestselling Emmie & Friends series.
This illustrated journal is packed full of fun activities to do alone or with your BFF. Plus there’s plenty of space and tips for writing and illustrating your own stories. It’s where you can keep your secrets, explore your dreams and wishes, and be as imaginative (and silly!) as you want to be.
Send messages with a secret emoji code!
Create your own weird ice cream flavors!
Make a DIY privacy door hanger!
Invent your own cafeteria game!
Four full-color graphic-novel hybrid books in the bestselling Emmie & Friends series from award-winning and bestselling author and cartoonist Terri Libenson! A great gift for the middle school graphic novel fan in your life.
Crushes. Frenemies. Drama. MIDDLE SCHOOL.
Invisible Emmie is the story of quiet, shy, artistic Emmie and popular, outgoing, athletic Katie, and how their lives unexpectedly intersect one day, when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands. . . .
In Positively Izzy, we meet Bri, the brain, and Izzy, the dreamer. On the day of the school talent show, the girls’ lives converge in ways more dramatic than either of them could have imagined.
Just Jaime introduces us to two friends, Maya and Jaime, on their last day of seventh grade and just maybe the last day of their friendship if they can’t figure out who is a real friend and who is a frenemy.
Told in alternating past and present chapters, Becoming Brianna unfolds over the eight months leading up to one eventful day—as well as over the course of the big day itself.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Emmie and Friends Series
Who Wrote the Emmie and Friends Series?
Terri Libenson is the author of the Emmie and Friends series. She is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning cartoonist of the syndicated daily comic strip, The Pajama Diaries, which ran from 2006-2020.
I love that in her prior career she was an award-winning humorous card writer for American Greetings.
How Many Books are in the Emmie and Friend Series?
There are seven graphic novels in the Emmie & Friends Series and one interactive journal.
Who Would Enjoy the Emmie and Friends Series?
Any tween reader who loves graphic novels and stories about middle school and friendships would enjoy the Emmie and Friends series.
What is the Recommended Reading Level for the Emmie and Friends Series?
Emmie and Friends Recommended Reading Age: 9-11
Emmie and Friends Recommended Reading Grades: 3-7
Emmie & Friends Series Extra Activities
For teachers, homeschooler and readers looking to dive deeper into the Emmie and Friends series, you can take advantage of these fun extras from Terri Libenson:
- Graphic Novel Workshop with Terri Libenson
- Emmie and Friends Educator’s Guide
- Invisible Emmie Toolkit
- Becoming Brianna Educator’s Guide
- Emmie & Friends Exclusive Mini Comic
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