First Second Books

First Second Books First Second Books publishes great books that are comics on the inside.
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First Second is all about publishing great books! We put our books first, so here they are: Adventures in Cartooning; Alan's War; A.L.I.E.E.E.N.; The Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard; American Born Chinese; Americus; Anya's Ghost; Astronaut Academy; Baby's in Black; Bake Sale; Ball Peen Hammer; The Black Diamond Detective Agency; Bloody Chester; Booth; Bourbon Island 1730; Brain Camp; Broxo; Cat Burglar Black; City of Spies; The Color of Earth; Dawn Land; Deogratias; Drawing Words and Writing Pictures; The Eternal Smile; The Fate of the Artist; Feynman; Foiled; Friends With Boys; Garage Band; Giants Beware!; Gus & His Gang; Jerusalem; Journey Into Mohawk Country; Kampung Boy; Kaput & Zosky; Klezmer; Koko Be Good; Laika; Level Up; Lewis & Clark; Life Sucks; Little Vampire; Lost Colony; Marathon; Missouri Boy; The Moon Moth; Mush!; Notes for a War Story; Nursery Rhyme Comics; Olympians; Orcs; The Photographer; Prime Baby; Prince of Persia; The Professor's Daughter; Refresh, Refresh; Relish; Resistance; Robot Dreams; Sailor Twain; Same Difference; Sardine in Outer Space; The Silence of Our Friends; Slow Storm; Stuffed!; Sumo; Three Shadows; Tiny Tyrant; Tune; The Unsinkable Walker Bean; Vampire Loves; The Zabime Sisters; Zahra's Paradise; and Zita the Spacegirl

Mission: First Second Books publishes high quality graphic novels for everyone who loves to read. We are committed to excellence in storytelling, in artwork, and in production. First Second publishes books of lasting value, books that stay in your heart and mind, and on your bookshelf.

Mark Siegel interviewed by Brigid Alverson for ICv2—"We have to be looking at a big picture or else we are not going to ...
04/27/2020
ICv2 Interview: Mark Siegel of First Second Books

Mark Siegel interviewed by Brigid Alverson for ICv2—

"We have to be looking at a big picture or else we are not going to be able to respond to the scale of this event in a way that’s going to make sense. We need to grow up and be bigger people, because there’s no equivalent that we can point to. You can’t point to other pandemics, you can’t point to world wars, 9/11. This is something of a different order that is going to transform the world one way or another.

There are some things that are not going to make it. There are some things we are going to have to jettison, and probably some ways of carrying on and certain patterns we have grown accustomed to and comfortable with are simply not going to be part of the future. It’s not a fun conversation to have, it’s certainly not going to cheer anybody up right now, but I feel like this is where we start to build something else, something better.

I do feel a strange kind of indomitable optimism for the long run, and then I feel a good deal of worry about the short run. You kind of have to live with those two things."

Publishing Through the Pandemic

04/18/2020

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04/18/2020
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Happy Book Birthday to "Peter & Ernesto: Sloths in the Night" by Graham Annable! https://bit.ly/3evDJpo
04/14/2020

Happy Book Birthday to "Peter & Ernesto: Sloths in the Night" by Graham Annable! https://bit.ly/3evDJpo

Happy Book Birthday to CHECK, PLEASE! BOOK 2: STICKS & SCONES by Ngozi Ukazu! With everything going on, it's the perfect...
04/07/2020

Happy Book Birthday to CHECK, PLEASE! BOOK 2: STICKS & SCONES by Ngozi Ukazu! With everything going on, it's the perfect time for reading a funny and heart-warming romance

Happy Book Birthday to "Dragon Hoops" by Gene Luen Yang, available everywhere now! http://bit.ly/38WDAHv
03/17/2020

Happy Book Birthday to "Dragon Hoops" by Gene Luen Yang, available everywhere now! http://bit.ly/38WDAHv

Acquisition News! First Second has acquired at auction Victoria Ying’s (author/illustrator of the forthcoming City of Se...
03/03/2020

Acquisition News! First Second has acquired at auction Victoria Ying’s (author/illustrator of the forthcoming City of Secrets) young adult contemporary graphic novel, Hungry Ghost, which follows Valerie Chu growing up with an eating disorder in her Chinese American family, navigating tremendous loss, and ultimately coming to terms with how sometimes those you love most, can hurt you just as much.
http://bit.ly/3cqFfIc

Acquisition News! First Second has acquired, in a preempt, Magnolia Porter Siddell (l.) and Maddi Gonzalez's Tiffany's G...
02/26/2020

Acquisition News! First Second has acquired, in a preempt, Magnolia Porter Siddell (l.) and Maddi Gonzalez's Tiffany's Griffon, a middle-grade graphic novel about a girl whose favorite fantasy book series comes to life, leading her to lie about her identity in order to steal the destiny of the Chosen One from a popular girl in her grade. http://bit.ly/3a7Ynca @[email protected]

AND THIRD a very happy book birthday to INVESTIGATORS by John Patrick Green!!! http://bit.ly/39Y00sG
02/25/2020

AND THIRD a very happy book birthday to INVESTIGATORS by John Patrick Green!!! http://bit.ly/39Y00sG

A second happy book birthday to MAKER COMICS: GROW A GARDEN! by Alexis Frederick-Frost!!! http://bit.ly/39XZWZY
02/25/2020

A second happy book birthday to MAKER COMICS: GROW A GARDEN! by Alexis Frederick-Frost!!! http://bit.ly/39XZWZY

Acquisition News! First Second  has acquired We Drilled He-Man Into Their Pea Brains, Brian "Box" Brown’s non-fiction gr...
02/21/2020

Acquisition News! First Second has acquired We Drilled He-Man Into Their Pea Brains, Brian "Box" Brown’s non-fiction graphic novel exploring children's marketing and advertising of the Reagan era; and how the ads that targeted children then have shaped adults—and the very fabric of American culture—today. http://bit.ly/2wBMqgm @boxbrown

Happy Book Birthday to "Cottons: The White Carrot" by Jim Pascoe and Heidi Arnhold! http://bit.ly/39PgDXD
02/18/2020

Happy Book Birthday to "Cottons: The White Carrot" by Jim Pascoe and Heidi Arnhold! http://bit.ly/39PgDXD

Happy Book Birthday to "The Golden Age"  by Roxanne Moreil and Cyril Pedrosa!http://bit.ly/2UPlmo1
02/11/2020

Happy Book Birthday to "The Golden Age" by Roxanne Moreil and Cyril Pedrosa!
http://bit.ly/2UPlmo1

Acquisition News! First Second has acquired Monster Locker, a middle grade graphic novel series written by Jorge Aguirre...
02/06/2020

Acquisition News! First Second has acquired Monster Locker, a middle grade graphic novel series written by Jorge Aguirre (l.) with art by Andrès Vera Martinez, in which a sixth-grader named Pablo and his friends must stop various monsters that emerge from a portal inside of his locker from destroying their entire grade school.
http://bit.ly/2S1NJxf

Happy Book Birthday to "Astronauts" written by Jim Ottaviani and illustrated by Maris Wicks!http://bit.ly/39ds8b7
02/04/2020

Happy Book Birthday to "Astronauts" written by Jim Ottaviani and illustrated by Maris Wicks!
http://bit.ly/39ds8b7

Have you planned an THE ADVENTURE ZONE fan meet-up before? We want to help make your 2020 TAZ fan meetup truly epic!! We...
01/30/2020
Request swag for your next THE ADVENTURE ZONE Meetup or Event!

Have you planned an THE ADVENTURE ZONE fan meet-up before?

We want to help make your 2020 TAZ fan meetup truly epic!! We are looking for event planners, convention coordinators, and fans who are planning to host fan meetups in the U.S. If this applies to you, check out our promo request form and tell us about your event! http://bit.ly/37qidOJ

Happy Book Birthday to "Go With The Flow" by Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann! http://bit.ly/2snEDAW
01/14/2020

Happy Book Birthday to "Go With The Flow" by Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann!
http://bit.ly/2snEDAW

Happy Candlenights to all our The Adventure Zone fans! It's the perfect time of the year to share the graphic novel with...
12/20/2019

Happy Candlenights to all our The Adventure Zone fans! It's the perfect time of the year to share the graphic novel with all the TAZ fans in your life!

To celebrate the gift giving season, Garfield the deals warlock offers you a Fantasy Costco golden ticket! If you have preordered PETALS TO THE METAL for a loved one in your life, present them with this ticket to let them know!

Download a printable golden ticket here: http://bit.ly/2PCW3lO

Get ready to sink your teeth into INVESTIGATORS for Free Comic Book Day 2020!Join Mango and Brash, the InvestiGators, as...
12/17/2019

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Happy Book Birthday to "Science Comics: Skyscrapers" by John Kerschbaum! http://bit.ly/2Kzm6Y8
11/19/2019

Happy Book Birthday to "Science Comics: Skyscrapers" by John Kerschbaum!
http://bit.ly/2Kzm6Y8

Check out all of our titles that made it to the semi-final round in the Goodreads Choice Awards!! Vote for your favorite...
11/12/2019
Semifinal Round: Vote for the Best Picture Books of 2019!

Check out all of our titles that made it to the semi-final round in the Goodreads Choice Awards!! Vote for your favorites below!

BLOOM by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau for Best Graphic Novel - http://bit.ly/2NMC3Lq

LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell for Best Graphic Novel - http://bit.ly/2NMC3Lq

PUMPKINHEADS by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks for Best Graphic Novel - http://bit.ly/2NMC3Lq

KID GLOVES by Lucy Knisley for Best Graphic Novel - http://bit.ly/2NMC3Lq

THE ADVENTURE ZONE: MURDER ON THE ROCKPORT LIMITED! by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, and Carey Pietsch for Best Graphic Novel - http://bit.ly/2NMC3Lq

Discover the Best Picture Books in the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers.

Happy Book Birthday to "Star Scouts: The Invasion of the Scuttlebots" by Mike Lawrence!   http://bit.ly/33JYKGQ
11/12/2019

Happy Book Birthday to "Star Scouts: The Invasion of the Scuttlebots" by Mike Lawrence! http://bit.ly/33JYKGQ

Acquisition news! First Second has acquired world rights to Emily Erdos's YA graphic memoir titled "Dearest Daughter," a...
10/30/2019

Acquisition news! First Second has acquired world rights to Emily Erdos's YA graphic memoir titled "Dearest Daughter," a story about a 14-year-old girl who has grown up without a father and grapples with the fact that he took his own life. http://bit.ly/2q42yUE

Acquisition News! First Second has acquired "Himawari Share" by Harmony Becker, a YA graphic novel about three foreign e...
10/30/2019

Acquisition News! First Second has acquired "Himawari Share" by Harmony Becker, a YA graphic novel about three foreign exchange students who live together in a “share house” in Tokyo. http://bit.ly/2Wqn9yq

Acquisition News! First Second has acquired "Climate Change," Danica Norvgorodoff's YA graphic novel, which illustrates ...
10/30/2019

Acquisition News! First Second has acquired "Climate Change," Danica Norvgorodoff's YA graphic novel, which illustrates the range of effects climate change has on our environment, from the tsunamis and hurricanes that devastate entire populations to the scrim of pollution and the warming weather that has changed our ecosystems gradually. http://bit.ly/2phBqBD

Yesterday was the Book Birthday of the highly anticipated "Open Borders" by Bryan Caplan and illustrated by Zach Weiners...
10/30/2019

Yesterday was the Book Birthday of the highly anticipated "Open Borders" by Bryan Caplan and illustrated by Zach Weinersmith! http://bit.ly/2WsIoiY

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10/22/2019

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Happy Book Birthday to the high speed Truckas Maximus, written by Scott Peterson; and illustrated by José García. http:/...
10/15/2019

Happy Book Birthday to the high speed Truckas Maximus, written by Scott Peterson; and illustrated by José García. http://bit.ly/2MooocI

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Check out Kids Con Online Free Event May 16-17 @10am-1pm est, featuring First Second Books comic creators John Patrick Green of InvestiGators, Dave Roman of Astronaut Academy more! Watch links & Info: Kidscononline.com
Dear first second books I'm big fan of your science comics and your Olympians series and as such a fan I'd like to offer a few new book ideas for your science comics series: 1. Lions: Africa's monarchs Summary: An In depth look at the science behind the so called "king of the jungle" 2. Wolves: pioneers of the woods Summary: An In depth at the science behind these so called "moon howlers" 3. Gorillas: the tribes of the forest Summary: An in depth look at the science behind everyone's favorite "premier primate" 4. Elephants: nature's living gods Summary: An in depth look at the science behind these so called "peanut lovers" 5. Marsupials and other wildlife down under Summary: A study about Australia's iconic mammals with pouches and more Titans of the ice age: from mammoth to Stilton Summary: Everything you wanted about the creatures who survived the eternal 'cold snap' Mythical creatures: a study of fear Summary: A study of mankind's fear and the scientific fact behind every fictional monster from dragons to manticores
I love the stuff y'all have been putting out and what you are helping make happen in comics. But can we talk about how your logo confusingly makes every graphic novel look like Volume One of a series from the spine
I tried to reach you by sending an e-mail but didn't get a response. So here goes nothing... I'm a comic store owner from the Netherlands and have a question regarding the availability of some of your beautiful books. To stock up on these titles my store has two options for ordering them. Option one is through my local distributor who orders from Diamond Comics. The other option is Van Ditmar, a distributor who orders them in through Gardners Books. For the past year though I find it much harder to obtain new stock for some of your books. I cannot stock up on true gems like 'This Was Our Pact', 'The Dam Keeper trilogy' and 'Are You Listening', among others. This is not incidental. The hardback edition of Tillie Walden's 'Are You Listening' got only delivered as an initial order and I haven't gotten it in stock since then. Strangely enough I can find it on Amazon in seemingly unlimited numbers. You can probably imagine, as a storeowner, it frustrates me to have to forward my customers to these sellers. Unfortunately Diamond Comics does not respond to my mails. How do they stock up on these items? Are they out of print? Is there another option for my store to get the books in stock and still have a reasonable discount without having my customers pay through the nose for them? I hope you can help me. Best regards, Bjorn van Lent. Stripspeciaalzaak Neat Stuff.
What would you do to save your best friend? Goblin and Skeleton were best friends. Skeleton lived in the treasure room. One day Goblin was wearing skeleton's old crown and pretending to be the Goblin King when they heard footsteps. Adventures stormed the dungeon and stole everything in it, including Skeleton. Goblin was determined to save his friend so he went on a search for him. When he asked a farmer if he had seen his friend, the farmer began chasing him with his pitchfork because nobody likes a goblin. What will Goblin do? Will he ever find his best friend? Or will Goblin's time come to an end? Read this precious story full of determination, devotion, and friendship. The illustrations are precious and you will be cheering for the cute Goblin throughout the whole book! www.blazertales.com
There's a high quality level to the young adult graphic novel reviews posted on the Slings and Arrows Graphic Novel Guide today, with two great books from @FirstSecondBooks, who seemingly prefer you post on their page than connect to them. Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me is a five star, heartbreaking tale of teenage infatuation by Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, but the sample link is to the dynamic adventure of TonyCliff's Delilah Dirk. The Pillars of Hercules is his best yet. http://theslingsandarrows.com/delilah-dirk-and-the-pillars-of-hercules/ http://theslingsandarrows.com/laura-dean-keeps-breaking-up-with-me/
Why is this hot garbage on my f**king timeline. Not everyone subscribes to this liberal brainwashing horse sh*t. Go f**k your mom.
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Hi there! Two years ago, we were gifted New Shoes at MOCCA Fest in Manhattan by someone at the :01 table. My son has asked us to read him this amazing graphic novel hundreds of times. We also have The Prince and the Dressmaker, and Pashmina, and we love them!
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Are library photos still a thing, here? Here’s mine, freshly alphabetized.
Follow link and you’ll see Pixie And The Green Book Mystery. It is on the 3rd page at the bottom. Thank you for your support… https://authoracademyawards.com/vote2019/ If you have not read this book, contact me for a free download. Happy Reading!