The Complete NIL Trilogy in One Volume!

A book club edition of the French translation of Lynne Matson’s NIL trilogy has now been published in a single volume by Editions de Noyelles. At 1400+ pages and weighing in at almost 1.4 kilos, it’s a biggie! And a thrilling read, too! Tell me. How DO you escape from an island that doesn’t exist?

THE SEVENTH VOYAGE Is Coming Soon!

Jon J Muth’s adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s classic short story, THE SEVENTH VOYAGE, is coming out on 1 October in the Graphix list from Scholastic. Neil Gaiman calls it ” An extremely funny, beautifully paced story of timey-wimey disaster and attempted rescue –  and the perils of interaction with that most terrible of people –…

TOO MUCH LIP Wins the Miles Franklin!

Melissa Lucashenko’s powerful novel TOO MUCH LIP has won Australia’s prestigious Miles Franklin Prize. Congratulations on this well-deserved award, Melissa!  

Nice French Review of P.T.S.D.

Parlez-vous le P.T.S.D. ? par Nicolas Finet Il y a longtemps que j’ai cet auteur-là dans mon horizon. Dès ses premiers pas naguère dans King David chez KSTR (j’ignore s’il assume ou pas cet album maintenant un peu ancien réalisé en collaboration, et qui n’en reste pas moins d’excellente facture), à l’époque où la production de…

Yet Another Prize for Boochani!

Behrouz Boochani’s NO FRIEND BUT THE MOUNTAINS has won the State Library of New South Wales’ 2019 National Biography Award! The award, worth AU$ 25,000, was announced on 12 August. The judges praised NO FRIEND BUT THE MOUNTAINS for its ‘poetic and epic writing’, calling it ‘profoundly important, an astonishing act of witness and testament…

“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…

Anne Perry Has a New Series!

Anne Perry’s new series featuring photographer Elena Standish is set in the 1930s in Europe – a period full of mystery and intrigue. DEATH IN FOCUS will come out in the US this September and in France in 2020 from 10/18. Here are some early reviews: “Readers will root for the forceful, independent Elena…Perry knows…

Cover Reveal Boochani in France

We are very pleased to share the striking cover for the forthcoming French edition of NO FRIEND BUT THE MOUNTAINS by Behrouz Boochani! TEMOINAGE D’UNE ÎLE-PRISON will be published in France on 17 October by Hugo Publishing. Behrouze Boochani is now entering his seventh year in detention on Manus Island.

First Second Authors Win Big in San Diego!

Three First Second authors took home a total of four coveted Eisner Awards at last week’s San Diego Comicon! In the category Best Publication for Kids (ages 9–12), the winner was Faith Erin Hicks’ THE DIVIDED EARTH, Volume 3 in the Nameless City Trilogy.           Then Jen Wang’s THE PRINCE AND…

Ahoy! ATTICUS VAN TASTICUS Is Coming!

A ten-year-old pirate captain? Absurd? Not in the world of ATTICUS VAN TASTICUS, a fabulously funny new illustrated junior fiction series from the brilliant and wacky creative minds of Andrew Daddo and Stephen Michael King beginning in September at Penguin Random House Australia.     1750, when times were tough and teeth were rotten… As…