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September 29, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

We’re so excited to introduce a brand-new series by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes: Secret Coders! This series is super-cool because it combines the classic action-packed school story (think Harry Potter or Sideways Stories) with some information about how to do computer programming. Gene is a computer science teacher, and coding is one of Read the Rest…

September 28, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

We’re delighted that the second graphic novel by Ian Lendler and Zack Giallongo, The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Romeo and Juliet, is in stores this week! Zack and Ian’s Stratford Zoo books are great — they take the classic Shakespeare plays and have them performed by the animal inhabitants of the Stratford Zoo!  It’s Read the Rest…

September 24, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

(the wonderful Corinne Mucha brings us this lesson plan she’s used to teach fables from our just-published graphic novel Fable Comics) I’m so excited to have a comic in First Second’s new anthology, Fable Comics.  Adapting the fable “The Elephant in Favor” was a fun writing exercise that got me thinking about how I could Read the Rest…

September 22, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

I love our comics anthology series! Chris Duffy puts together these wonderful collections that are full of awesome author/artists and amazing stories.  This latest, Fable Comics, is the third in a trilogy that also includes Nursery Rhyme Comics and Fairy Tale Comics. In this anthology you’ll find: foxes, hares, tortoises, dogs, mice, and a whole Read the Rest…

September 1, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Ben Hatke’s new graphic novel Little Robot comes out today! One of the things that Ben is a master of is gestural storytelling.  That really comes to the forefront of this graphic novel, which doesn’t have a whole lot of words.  It’s the story of a girl and a robot who are each others first Read the Rest…

August 27, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

No format is better suited than comics to breaking down complex information and making learning fun. And so we’re proud to announce our all-new series: Science Comics.  Science Comics’ combination of eye-grabbing art and informative scientific facts will make this series an irresistible choice for kids and educators alike, encouraging its readers to think critically Read the Rest…

August 17, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Behind the Scenes, Books

You guys! We have advance copies of our whole list for Fall 2015 in the office.  It is glorious!  So many books!  So shiny and attractive and new! Here’s a quick preview. Covers of books (with Human Body Theater being slightly shiny because of spot gloss)! Also, we’ve got back covers!  These are some attractive Read the Rest…

August 6, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Omaha Beach on D-Day!  We’re so pleased to share a first look at the advanced books for this title, which just showed up in the office right now. They look super! This book is a new format for us — it’s translated from French.  What it does is take an iconic historical photograph, and tell Read the Rest…

August 4, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

We’re delighted that we have for you a new chapter in the saga of Battling Boy: The Fall of the House of West, the second volume of Aurora’s story! If you’ve been following along with us and Paul from day one, you’ll know that when Battling Boy descends to the planet of monsters, he finds Read the Rest…

July 28, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Hey guys! Winter is slowly creeping up on us (in the dead heat of summer that it currently is).  So without further ado: our upcoming season! The Nameless City, by Faith Erin Hicks The Show, by Bastien Vives, Michael Sanlaville, and Balak The Glorkian Warrior and the Mustache of Destiny, by James Kochalka (the final Read the Rest…