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…

How Many More Refugees Must Die?

    After the recent Australian election, Behrouz Boochani, Kurdish-Iranian author of NO FRIEND BUT THE MOUNTAINS and a refugee imprisoned on Manus Island for the past six years, writes that he has never seen the prisoners so depressed. In just the past few weeks, there have been at least 26 suicide attempts or acts…

Another Starred Review for a First Second Title!

LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME by Mariko Tamaki (THIS ONE SUMMER) and Rosemary Varlero-O’Connell has just received a starred review from Publishers Weekly! Read it here. The book will be published in May by First Second.   Rights have already been sold for : French (Rue de Sèvres), Italian (Bao), Norwegian (Cappelen Damm), Portuguese…

New from First Second: LAST PICK by Jason Walz

An alien abduction has left behind only those younger than sixteen, older than sixty-five, or too “disabled” to work. In other words, people who weren’t a threat—until now. Twins Sam and Wyatt are ready to chuck their labels, break free from their captors, and inspire others to do the same. It’s time for “the last…

“A Certified Underground Legend”

The Huffington Post has published a great portrait of Aline Kominsky-Crumb on the occasion of the publication of LOVE THAT BUNCH! Click to read the article