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Terri Libenson


Terri Libenson

Terri Libenson (pronounced LEE-bensun) is the cartoonist of the internationally syndicated comic strip, “The Pajama Diaries.” She was also an award-winning humorous card writer for American Greetings Corp. She has written for,, and as well.
Terri graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1992 with a BFA in illustration and a minor in art history. She developed her first comic strip, “Got A Life,” in 2000, which was distributed by King Features Weekly Service. “The Pajama Diaries” was launched with King in 2006 and currently runs in hundreds of newspapers throughout the country and abroad. “Pajama Diaries” was nominated twice for “Best Newspaper Strip” by the National Cartoonists Society and won the coveted award in 2016.
Terri has three book collections: THE PRINCESS PAJAMAS: Deja To-Do, THE PRINCESS PAJAMAS: Having It All–And No Time To Do It, and THE PRINCESS PAJAMAS: Bat-Zilla. She is also the author of two upcoming middle grade novels by Harper Collins called INVISIBLE EMMIE.
Born and raised in northeast PA, Terri lives with her husband and two daughters in Cleveland, OH.

Terri Libenson

Books by Terri Libenson

by Terri Libenson - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Graphic Novel, Personal Growth

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.

by Terri Libenson - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Graphic Novel
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.