Angeline Boulley’s long-awaited YA thriller, FIREKEEPER’S DAUGHTER, is coming soon! In North America it’s at Henry Holt and in the UK from Oneworld/Rock the Boat, and the momentum is building. Here’s a great interview in Publishers Weekly. World Spanish-language rights have just been acquired by Alfaguara/Penguin Random House, and French (Nathan, Editions de l’Homme) and…


THE HUNTING ACCIDENT was originally published in English by First Second, and the French edition from Sonatine éditions had already won the Ouest-France / Quai des Bulles prize in 2020. Now, it has won the Fauve d’Or, the most important French prize for a graphic novel, at the 2021 Angoulême Festival International de la Bande…

THE WITCH BOY on Netflix!

Some exciting news today! Netflix is beginning work on a feature-length animated musical adaptation of Molly Knox Ostertag’s WITCH BOY graphic novel series (published by Scholastic Graphix in the USA and by Kinaye in France). Here’s the announcement on Deadline. And the other two titles in the series. Can’t wait!

Goodbye, Marty

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing last month of one of our long-time clients, Martin Shepherd, publisher of The Permanent Press. Goodbye, Marty. You will be missed. Read more here.

Children’s Publishers’ Favorite Titles of 2020

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.

Another UQP Title, Another Winner!

Mirandi Riwoe’s Stone Sky Gold Mountain (published by UQP) has won the 2020 Historical Novel Prize (worth AU$50,000). Set during Australia’s nineteenth century gold-rush period, this powerful novel introduces unforgettable characters and deals with timeless questions of identity and belonging. Family circumstances force siblings Ying and Lai Yue to flee their home in China to…


Davitt Awards 2020 winners announced Sisters in Crime Australia has announced the winners of the 2020 Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. Adult crime novel: The Trespassers (Meg Mundell, UQP) In this ultimate locked-room mystery, a shipload of migrant workers flees the pandemic-stricken UK, seeking a fresh start in Australia. For…

Fist Second (Macmillan) Webinar

For those of you who weren’t able to log on to the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Frankfurt Webinar on the afternoon of the 13th of October, here is the link to watch it. (The graphic novels section is the first twenty or so minutes.)

LAIKA on Screen

The moving graphic novel by Nick Abadzis about the first dog in space (First Second) is being adapted for XR format by Asif Kapadia. Read the announcement here.