Archive for the ‘ News ’ Category


May 16, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

First Second celebrates storytelling this May! The first part of making books is making sure that the stories are good!  We try to get that part right 100% of the time here at First Second.

May 2, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

We’re delighted to be celebrating Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki this month!  The authors of our amazing graphic novel This One Summer, Mariko and Jillian form an incredible team.

January 4, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

Yang Champions Diversity in All Forms and Reading for Non-Readers with his Platform, “Reading Without Walls” New York, NY, January 4, 2016—The Children’s Book Council (CBC), Every Child a Reader (ECAR), and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress (CFB) have announced the appointment of Gene Luen Yang, Printz Award winner and Read the Rest…

December 25, 2015
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

Happy holidays to everyone! We hope you’re having a great time this holiday season (and that great time is accompanied by a lot of great books)! All the best of reading to everyone!

November 21, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

From Calista Brill, Senior Editor: We got some sad news recently. We lost a member of the First Second family…someone who had a crucial role in bringing more than half our books to print. None of our authors or artists ever met her, and few of them even knew her name. I’ve worked at this Read the Rest…

August 4, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

(from the desk of :01 Editorial Director Mark Siegel) If one thing is reliable, it’s that things change. As many of you know, Colleen AF Venable is leaving First Second, to be an Associate Art Director at Workman Publishing. It was just one of those offers she couldn’t refuse. Here’s how Colleen started with First Read the Rest…

January 8, 2013
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, News, Who's on First Second?

Congratulations, Jane Yolen and Mike Cavallaro, working their magic to even greater power! KIRKUS: “En garde! Gear up for more sword fights and trolls as well as an appearance from Baba Yaga in this swashbuckling sequel.” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: “… Aliera is such an engaging hero…” You are in for a treat!

November 5, 2012
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

(from the Powerhouse Museum Collection.  Our office, luckily, looks nothing like this.  It’s upright and everything!) We’re safe and sound and back in the office — I even got a seat on the subway this morning; it was like nothing had ever happened besides a daylight savings time change. Back to work for us!  If Read the Rest…

October 30, 2012
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: News

(photo from Keene and Cheshire County historical photos.  This was a hurricane, just not the one that occurred this week.  New Yorkers (unfortunately) do not have as stylish jackets as are pictured here.) Hey guys! So, First Second is based in New York City and we just had this hurricane. We’re all fine, but it Read the Rest…

October 12, 2012
Posted by: Calista Brill
Categories: Books, Events, News

Taking a break from the absolute mayhem of New York Comic Con to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! to three New York Times Bestsellers: Broxo, by Zack Giallongo   Sailor Twain, by Mark Siegel   And guest star Hope Larson, whose graphic novel adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time was published by our sister imprint, Farrar, Straus and Read the Rest…