First Second Books

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First Second Books
ProductsGraphic novels
ParentRoaring Brook Press (Macmillan Publishers)
WebsiteOfficial website

First Second Books is an American publisher of graphic novels. An imprint of Roaring Brook Press, part of Holtzbrinck Publishers, First Second publishes fiction, biographies, personal memoirs, history, visual essays, and comics journalism.


First Second launched in U.S. stores and online in May 2006.[1] It was distributed by Macmillan in the rest of the English-speaking world. After the merger in 2010, Macmillan distributes all of the books.

It is headed by editorial director Mark Siegel.[2]


  • Spring 2006
  • Fall 2006
  • Spring 2007
  • Fall 2007
  • Spring 2008
  • Fall 2008
  • Spring 2009
    • The Color of Earth, by Dong Hwa Kim
    • The Color of Water, by Dong Hwa Kim
    • The Photographer, by Emmanuel Guibert
    • The Eternal Smile, by Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim
    • Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles Into Comics, by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost
    • Tiny Tyrant 1: The Ethelbertosaurus, by Lewis Trondheim and Fabrice Parme
  • Fall 2009
    • The Color of Heaven, by Dong Hwa Kim
    • Cat Burglar Black", by Richard Sala
    • Stuffed, by Glenn Eichler and Nick Bertozzi
    • Refresh, Refresh, by Danica Novgorodoff, James Ponsoldt, and Benjamin Percy
    • Ball Peen Hammer, by Adam Rapp and George O'Connor
    • Tiny Tyrant 2: The Lucky Winner, by Lewis Trondheim and Fabrice Parme
  • Winter 2010
  • Spring 2010
  • Fall 2010
    • Adventures in Cartooning Activity Book by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost
    • Brain Camp by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan, illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks
    • Dawn Land by Will Davis
    • Koko Be Good by Jen Wang
    • Laika by Nick Abadzis
    • The Unsinkable Walker Bean by Aaron Renier
    • The Zabime Sisters by Aristophane
  • Winter 2011
    • Lewis & Clark by Nick Bertozzi
    • Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
  • Spring 2011
    • Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
    • Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity by Dave Roman
    • Defiance by Karla Jablonski and Leland Purvis
    • Feynman by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick
    • Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory (The Olympians Book 3) by George O'Connor
    • Level Up by Gene Luen Yang
  • Fall 2011
    • Americus by MK Reed and Johnathan Hill
    • Bake Sale by Sara Varon
    • Mush! by Glenn Eichler and Joe Infurnari
    • Nursery Rhyme Comics edited by Chris Duffy
    • Orcs by Stan Nicholls and Joe Flood
    • Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim
    • Zahra's Paradise by Amir and Khalil
  • Winter 2012
  • Spring 2012
    • Baby's in Black by Arne Bellstorf
    • Bloody Chester by JT Petty and Hilary Florido
    • Marathon by Boaz Yakin and Joe Infurnari
    • Mastering Comics by Jessica Abel and Matt Madden
    • Moon Moth by Jack Vance and Humayoun Ibrahim
    • Victory by Carla Jablonski and Leland Purvis
  • Fall 2012
    • Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick Frost
    • Broxo by Zach Giallongo
    • Legends of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
    • Sailor Twain by Mark Siegel
    • Sumo by Thien Pham
    • Tune: Vanishing Point by Derek Kirk Kim and Les McClaine
  • Summer 2013
    • Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff
  • Winter 2013
    • Curses! Foiled Again by Jane Yolen and Mike Cavallaro
    • Feynman (paperback edition) by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick
    • Jerusalem by Boaz Yakin and Nick Bertozzi
    • Poseidon: Earth Shaker (The Olympians Book 5) by George O'Connor
    • Relish by Lucy Knisley
  • Spring 2013
    • Astronaut Academy: Re-entry by Dave Roman
    • Genius by Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen
    • Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks
    • Odd Duck by Sara Varon and Cecil Castellucci
    • Primates by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks
    • Red Handed: The Fine Art of Strange Crimes by Matt Kindt
    • Templar by Jordan Mechner, LeUyen Pham, and Alex Puvilland
  • Fall 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • Winter 2016
    • Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt (The Olympians Book 9) by George O'Connor
  • Spring 2016
    • Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling by Tony Cliff
  • Fall 2016
  • Fall 2017[3]
  • Winter 2017–18[7]
    • The Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, and Nate Powell
    • Little Sid by Ian Lendler and Xanthe Bouma
    • Hermes: Tales of the Trickster ((The Olympians Book 10) by George O’Connor
    • Is This Guy for Real? by Box Brown
    • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll
    • The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
    • In Real Life (paperback edition) by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang
    • Cucumber Quest: The Ripple Kingdom by Gigi D.G.
    • Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Penelope Bagieu
    • Monsters Beware! by Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado
    • New Shoes by Sara Varon
    • Star Scouts: The League of Lasers by Mark Lawrence
    • Science Comics: Robots & Drones by Mairghread Scott and Jacob Chabot
    • Secret Coders: Potions & Parameters by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
    • Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter by Marcus Sedgwick and Thomas Taylor
    • Peter and Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths by Graham Annable
    • Science Comics: Sharks by Joe Flood
    • The City on the Other Side by Mairghread Scott and Robin Robinson
    • Crafty Cat and the Great Butterfly Battle by Charise Mericle Harper
  • Spring 2018[8]
  • Fall 2018[9]
    • Kitten Construction Company: Meet the House Kittens by John Patrick Green
    • Castle in the Stars: The Moon King by Alex Alice
    • The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo: The Monster Mall by Drew Weing
    • Check, Please!: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu
    • Science Comics: Solar System by Rosemary Mosco and Jon Chad
    • Monk! by Youssef Daoudi
    • The Divided Earth by Faith Erin Hicks
    • On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden
    • Secret Coders: Monsters & Modules by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
    • The Zita Trilogy Boxed Set by Ben Hatke
    • Cucumber Quest: The Flower Kingdom by Gigi D.G.
    • Last Pick by Jason Walz
    • Science Comics: The Brain by Tory Woollcott and Alex Graudins
    • Walker Bean and the Knights of the Waxing Moon by Aaron Renier
    • Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda by J.P. Stassen
    • Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri


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  3. ^ Shiach, Kieran (2016-12-08). "First Second Unveils New Titles For Fall 2017 By Tillie Walden, Gene Luen Yang, Ben Hatke, Gigi D.G., Andy Hirsch And More". ComicsAlliance.
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  7. ^ Entertainment Weekly: First Look at First Second's Winter 2017–18 Graphic Novels
  8. ^ Entertainment Weekly: First Look at First Second's Spring 2018 Graphic Novels
  9. ^ "Fall 2018 First Second Cover Reveal". First Second Books. 2018-01-08.

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