Publishers Weekly has just published a selection of the favorite children’s and YA books of publishing professionals, and four of our clients’ titles are on the list! One is from the Scholastic Graphix list: And three are from First Second: Read the article and see the full list here.
Category: News and reviews
A MAMMOTH of a Tale!
MAMMOTH, Chris Flynn’s third novel is coming out next month from UQP, and it’s already getting great reviews. Not too bad for a book with a 13,000 year-old narrator! Chris already has a big fan in bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert, who says: (MAMMOTH) “…is so good and so smart and so freaking original, it’s bananas…The…
THE YIELD Shortlisted for Stella Prize!
THE YIELD by Tara June Winch is one of six books in the final selection of Australia’s prestigious Stella Prize!
A SLJ Star for DRAGON HOOPS!
Do you love basketball? Hate it? Know absolutely nothing about it? Then you need to read DRAGON HOOPS, the new graphic novel from former American Ambassador for Children’s Literature and New York Times bestselling author, Gene Luen Yang! It has just received a starred review from School Library Journal, which concludes: “this title will have…
GO WITH THE FLOW Launches in Italy
The Italian publisher of GO WITH THE FLOW by Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann (First Second) have just launched their edition, with a great article and interview with the authors in Vanity Fair! and here’s the full article: Mai più imbarazzo, and some additional press: Spanish and French editions are coming soon!
The Mountains of Madness sells out!
The 10,000 copy first print run of the French publication of François Baranger’s At the Mountains of Madness has sold out in less than three months, and a new printing is already under way! English, Swedish, Spanish, Polish, and Russian editions are currently in the works, with more to come.
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…
“CATWAD Isn’t Funny. It’s Hysterical!”
Jim Benton’s CATWAD series (Scholastic Graphix) got a great review on NPR. Read it here. CATWAD, IT’S ME. introduces the grouchy, rude cat and his overly cheerful side-kick, Blumrp. Kids love its corny “a bit rude, a lot ridiculous and a little profane” humour. The second volume in the series, CATWAD, IT’S ME, TWO. is…
All the Latest News from First Second
LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell and THIS WAS OUR PACT by Ryan Andrews were featured on Summer 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List– “Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers.” LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME appeared on The AV Club, an online newspaper and entertainment website with all of the…
Two New Clients for Graphic Novels
We are extremely pleased to announce that we are now representing the American graphic novelist Jennifer Hayden for world rights! Her graphic memoir, THE STORY OF MY TITS, has already been published in both Spain and Italy, but other rights are still available. Our…