Melissa Wiley Melissa Wiley

Melissa Wiley is the author of The Prairie Thief, Inch and Roly and the Sunny Day Scare, Fox and Crow Are Not Friends, and other books for children. Between chapters, she's raising a brigade of book nerds in sunny San Diego and blogging the adventure at Here in the Bonny Glen. She is @melissawiley on Twitter.

Downton Abbey Season 5, Episode 3: Sympathy Butters No Parsnips

Cora has an admirer, Violet has a secret past, and Spratt has a case of side-eye. Let's discuss.

Downton Abbey Season 5, Episode 2: Choosing Sides

Are you Team Tony or Team Charles? Team Cricket Pitch or Team Village Square? Team Wireless or Team Shakes Fist at Clouds? SO MANY QUESTIONS.

<em>Downton Abbey</em> Season 5, Episode 1: Fear, Fire, Foes

We're back for another season of picking our favorite soap to shreds. Cue theme music! Somebody save the dog!

Ready to Get Your Downton On?

Tonight's the night! Season 5 of Downton Abbey airs on PBS this evening, January 4th. Here's a peek at where we left off last season.

Exclusive Look at John Patrick Green’s Upcoming <em>Hippopotamister</em>

An exclusive eight-page, full-color preview of Hippopotamister, an upcoming First Second graphic novel for kids, plus an interview with author-illustrator John Patrick Green.

Exclusive Look at First Second’s Upcoming Fable Comics

First Second's excellent comics-style fairy tale and nursery rhyme collections will soon be joined by Fable Comics, featuring illustrated tales from many cultures and traditions. Here's a sneak peek!

Subscription Box Review: Jessica Comingore Quarterly

A peek inside the first Quarterly Co. mailing from designer and lifestyle blogger Jessica Comingore.

Fairy Tale Comics and Baba Yaga: An Interview With Jillian Tamaki

In Fairy Tale Comics, First Second has assembled a team of gifted cartoonists to bring some very old stories to a brand-new audience, comics-style.

Awesome Free Resource About the Benefits of Comics for Kids

Don't miss this awesome resource about the many benefits of comics for building literacy skills!

GeekMom Counterpoint: Why I Love Why

GeekMom Ariane's post about why she hates "why" inspired GeekMom Melissa to ponder why she loves the why stage. Where do you stand?