August 29, 2011
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books


(image from Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og Fjordane, which means it's from Finland)

This is not what it currently looks like in New York City, but I kind of wish it did, because it is hot and rainy and therefore muggy for all of today, and I do not like it one bit.  If the weather could look like that and we could also have summer-fresh fruit, that would be ideal.

But in the meantime of snowstorms: coming soon to a winter near you is a new set of First Second graphic novels.  Winter is our smallest season, so we've got just four books coming out, but we are excited very much about each and every one of them. 

So here we go.


Friends With Boys, by Faith Erin Hicks.  We love Faith's work, so we're really happy to be publishing her again!  So happy, in fact, that we're serializing this awesome teen novel online before it comes out in February.  You should go read it!


Giants Beware!, by Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado.  This book has swords and princesses and cake, and is therefore triply delightful. 


Hades: Lord of the Dead, by George O'Connor.  George O'Connor's Olympians books just get better.  And better.  And better. 


The Silence of Our Friends, by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, and Nate Powell.  This is the Serious Adult graphic novel of the season; it's about Texas and the civil rights struggle of 1967.  Illustrated by Nate Powell, this looks awesome. 

Our full catalog pdf thing is here, if you are a person in need metadata and all that sort of thing.

These books are going to be great!  If you are a teacher or a librarian or a media person and you want to request a reading copy, don't hesitate to get in touch:  

2 Comments on “ Winter Wonderland ”

  • Hans Ivar | August 29th, 2011 11:35 am

    Sogn og Fjordane is in fact on the west coast of Norway, sorry for nitpicking. Looks like great books:)

  • red sole | November 13th, 2011 9:37 am

    I just sent this post to a bunch of my friends as I agree with most of what you’re saying here and the way you’ve presented it is awesome.

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