Books published by First Second Books

Giants Beware!

First Second Books | April 10, 2012 | 208 pages
Claudette wants nothing more than to slay a giant but her little village is too safe and quiet.  More Info


First Second Books | January 30, 2018 | 80 pages
In volume ten of Olympians, George O'Connor delves into the myth of Hermes, the trickster god. From his infancy, when he bewitches animals and bends them to his will (stealing a herd of Apollo's prize cattle in the bargain), to his adolescence and adulthood when he becomes father to the equally... More Info


First Second Books | March 6, 2018 | 304 pages
With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Penelope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are... More Info

Mighty Jack and the Goblin King

First Second Books | September 5, 2017 | 208 pages
Like a bolt from the blue, Jack's little sister Maddy is gone—carried into another realm by an ogre. When Jack and Lilly follow Maddy’s captor through the portal, they are ready for anything . . . except what they find waiting for them in the floating crossroads between worlds. Even the power... More Info

Real Friends

First Second Books | May 2, 2017 | 224 pages
Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join forces in this graphic memoir about how hard it is to find your real friends—and why it's worth the journey. When best friends are not forever . . . Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since... More Info

Déogratias, a tale of Rwanda

First Second Books | May 2, 2006 | 79 pages
Deogratias is just a teenager when he experiences genocide in Rwanda with the tale unfolding only before and after the massacre revealing the madness and horror of one young boy and his country.  More Info