ON A SUNBEAM – a Best of 2019 in France!

According to the French magazine Les Inrocks, Dans un Rayon de soleil  is one of their  25 best books (graphic novels/comics) of 2019!   Congratulations to author Tillie Walden, French publisher Gallimard, and First Second, who originally published  ON A SUNBEAM in the first place!

Great News from First Second!

The Best Books of 2019 lists are coming out, and there are First Second titles on most of them!  Parent’s Magazine Best Kids’ Books of 2019 and Publishers Weekly Best of Books 2019 THIS WAS OUR PACT 2019 Yalsa Teen’sTop Ten List: SPEAK: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL and THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER Publisher’s Weekly Best…

Jen Wang Wins Another Prize!

Jen Wang’s graphic novel El Principe y la Modista (THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER) has just been named 2019 Book of the Year by the Madrid booksellers!   Congratulations go to Jen and to her Spanish publisher, Sapristi!  

MONK! – Best Jazz Book of 2018 in France!

The French edition of Youssef Daoudi’s graphic novel biography MONK! (First Second) has been selected Best Jazz Book of 2018 by the Académie du Jazz! For a selection of French reviews, click here. What a great way to start off the New Year!    

Nine Out of Twenty! WOW!

Paste Magaine has published their list of 20 Best Kids Comics of 2018, and nine of the twenty are from our clients! From First Second: there’s MARGO MALOO AND THE MONSTER MALL in first place!                   Then come the DELILAH DIRK series and THE NAMELESS CITY series at…

THE HAZEL WOOD Is a Best Book of 2018!

Melissa Albert’s THE HAZEL WOOD is on not one but two Best Books of 2018 lists!       First, the US edition was chosen for the New York Times list of  Five Notable YA Books for 2018 (one of the three novels, the other two books are nonfiction). The full article is here.    …

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!…

PW Best Books of 2018 Lists

Publishers Weekly have published their Best Books of 2018 lists, and three graphic novels from our clients are on the YA list! In alphabetical order, they are: HEY, KIDDO by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Graphix) – also a National Book Award finalist.             ON A SUNBEAM by Tillie Walden (First Second)….

Everyone Likes a Fart!

NO ONE LIKES A FART by Zoe Foster Blake (Penguin Random House Australia) has just been chosen Children’s Picture Book of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards 2018! Penguin have sold over 60,000 copies in Australia alone since publication – it’s the fastest selling picture book in the history of Bookscan Australia! North American…