THE NIGHT COUNTRY, Melissa Albert’s brilliant sequel to THE HAZEL WOOD, just came out in the US and the UK and is already number 5 on the New York Times YA bestsellers list!  

Happy New Year!

Warmest wishes for the New Year from all of us here in Paris.

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!

And While We’re on the Subject of New Books…

Here’s the UK edition of THE NIGHT COUNTRY, on the shelf with the foreign editions of the first book, THE HAZEL WOOD. We’re sure that Melissa Albert’s new book will also be a bestseller! Once you start reading, I’m sure “you’ll never escape THE NIGHT COUNTRY“!


Look what just arrived! Our edition of the Latin American edition of THIS WAS OUR PACT! Just out from Oceano de México. Ryan Andrews’ book is really on a roll!

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…

New Anne Perry Coming in France

We have just received the preview of the cover of the French edition of DEATH IN FOCUS, the first title in Anne Perry’s new series. I think you’ll agree it’s absolutely gorgeous! It’s a real change from her usual Victorian and Edwardian settings and unputdownable!  


There’s a nice article in Teen Vogue about Jennifer De Leon’s forthcoming YA novel, DON’T ASK ME WHERE I’M FROM. Read it here. You’ll have to wait until May 2020 to read the book, but here’s a peek at the gorgeous US cover! Italian rights have already been sold to Il Castoro, and North American…

Another Award for TOO MUCH LIP!

After the Miles Franklin, Melissa Lucashenko’s TOO MUCH LIP has now won the Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of state significance.   Congratulations to Melissa for this well-deserved award!


But you’ll have to wait until January to see the gorgeous UK edition! The proofs just landed on our desk, and mere photos can’t do justice to their gorgeousness!