Meet RUFUS & REENIE!

RUFUS AND REENIE is a gorgeous younger middle-grade novel about a fledgling Great Horned owl and an eleven-year-old girl who must learn to trust in each other—and in themselves. If you loved Barbara O’Connor’s WISH and Wendy Mass and Rebecca’s Stead’s BOB, you will adore the true friendship that Reenie and Rufus experience. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt…

NO FRIEND BUT THE MOUNTAINS Sold in France

After a spirited auction, Behrouz Boochani’s award-winning NO FRIEND BUT THE MOUNTAINS has been acquired in France by Editions Hugo, who plan to publish in the autumn. 

Graphic Novel News from First Second

There’s a lot happening, so this is long! CHECK, PLEASE! by Ngozi Ukazu is garnering major media buzz, with more to come! NPR Books says, “With Bitty’s ever-contagious optimism and Ukazu’s sprightly drawings, life inside this soap bubble is as nice as it should be everywhere else.” Read the full review here. Den of Geek calls CHECK, PLEASE!…

THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER GO TO HOLLYWOOD!

Film rights to Jen Wang’s THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER have gone to Universal Pictures and Marc Platt! We can’t wait to see this unusual fairy tale come to life! The graphic novel is published in English by First Second, and translation rights have already been sold to France (Akileos – publishing on  May), Spain (the…

THE PARIS EFFECT Film Option Signed!

The film and TV option to K.S.R. Burns’ THE PARIS EFFECT (Velvet Morning Press) has gone to Papazian Hirsch Entertainment, Inc. And here are the flowers that producers James Hirsch and Robert Papazian sent to Karen Burns to celebrate the signing of the deal!    

THE HAZEL WOOD Goes to Rizzoli

Italian rights to Melissa Albert’s THE HAZEL WOOD have been pre-empted by Rizzoli Libri, making this the 16th foreign sale for this fantastic book! (Film rights have already been sold to Sony Pictures, with Red Wagon producing.) THE HAZEL WOOD was only published at the end of January in the US, but it’s already number 3…

DON’T ASK ME WHERE I’M FROM Sells in Italy!

It’s a brilliant book! Recipient of a Walter Dean Meyers We Need Diverse Books grant, Jennifer De Leon’s DON’T ASK ME WHERE I’M FROM, in which a girl whose father has been deported back to Guatemala is bussed from her inner city high school to a high achieving suburban one, where fitting into different worlds…

SPINNING to Gallimard

French rights to Ignatz Award-winner Tillie Walden’s graphic novel, SPINNING (First Second, September 2017), about coming of age, coming out, and coming to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know have been snapped up by Gallimard!      

CITY OF SAINTS AND THIEVES Goes to Hollywood!

Film rights to Natalie C. Anderson’s bestselling YA thriller CITY OF SAINTS AND THIEVES have been snapped up by Universal Pictures, and Kerry Washington is in negotiations to produce. Read more about it here. French rights have already gone to Pocket Jeunesse and UK to One World.