UN ETE D’ENFER, the French edition of Vera Brosgol’s hilarious graphic novel, has won the Prix Bédélys Jeunesse for graphic novels for 7-12-year-olds in Quebec! (The jury is made up of young readers from the libraries in the City of Montreal.)

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…

Comics Relief Festival This Saturday!

Saturday, 18 April (17.00 to 23.00 European time) Join us for Comics Relief: A First Second Festival—our first ever virtual festival—taking place on Saturday, April 18th from 11am – 5pm ET. Have you always wondered how your favorite comics are made? This free virtual festival will give comics fans an in-depth look at the key…


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…

London Book Fair Cancelled!

Finally! The London Book Fair has been cancelled (as they should have done last week) after most of the major publishers had decided not to participate.  

A Wise Suggestion for Covid-19 Times

The Paris Book Fair has been cancelled and the Bologna fair rescheduled, but the London Book Fair’s organisers say “business as usual”? Despite participants cancelling right and left? It’s crazy! Here is what the Italian publishers Grouppo editoriale Mauri Spagnol have to say about their participation in book fairs and festivals in these times. Makes…

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!    


Attention all cat lovers! Coming in April from Square Fish is the hilarious CATS ARE PEOPLE, TOO by Dave Coverly. Can’t wait to see this followup to Dave’s previous book, DOGS ARE PEOPLE, TOO!