First Second Books is celebrating their tenth anniversary this year, much to the delight of those of us who are fans. They have so many wonderful authors and illustrators in their catalog, including the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature - Gene Luen Yang. If you haven't tried out their titles yet, you simply must do so. My students love Gene's work, as well as Zita the Space Girl books, Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula, Adventures in Cartooning, and Ben Hatke's books like Julia's House for Lost Creatures and Little Robot.
Here is their January reading list:
And their February reading list:
And their entire catalog:
They have so much to choose from and we can look forward to much more in the future. Hooray!