CHILDREN’S

PICTURE BOOKS 

#1 PRINSESSA RÄMÄPÄÄN TALVITAIKA
Tammi 2017, 42 pp.

#2 PRINSESSA RÄMÄPÄÄ JA VESSASANAT
Tammi 2019, 42 pp.

#3 PRINSESSA RÄMÄPÄÄ JA RIITATAIKA
Tammi, 2021, 42 pp.

Age group: 2-6 years

READING MATERIALS:
#1-2 Full English PDFs
#3 Full English text

Princess Rascal series

by Elina Hirvonen, illustrated by Mervi Lindman

Princess Rascal is a spirited and resourceful little girl, like a kid sister of Pippi Longstocking!

The topics of the clever and fun books of the Princess Rascal series arise from the day-to-day challenges of families with children. Busy days can be filled with snappy talk and misunderstandings. But on the other hand, there’s always lots of new ideas, warmth and practical magic around!

 

NEW!  #3  Princess Rascal and the Quarrel Spell

Which spell is the best when it seems that the parents do not have enough time for themselves? Resourceful Princess Rascal has a solution to every problem!
When Mom looks like a red-eyed panda and Dad like an angry troll, and they snap at each other without any reason, it’s time for some Rascal spells and Onni’s insights. The solution is the world’s finest KISSING BOOTH. 
“You have to go in there to kiss. Then you will  love again. And never quarrel again. And we don’t have to move to Flower’s.”

#2  Princess Rascal and the Potty Words

Princess Rascal starts pre-school. She’s nervous about her new mates and the new teacher. She is especially nervous about going to the toilet. When she uses potty words in a completely wrong situation, she’s sure that she is the most embarrassing girl in the world. But a solution for the problem can be found in her secret treasure chest.

 #1  Princess Rascal

You would think that Rascal is just a little girl, but she’s also a princess with many crowns for different purposes: one for Important Thoughts, one for Great Adventures and one for Peaceful Dreams. When Mom gets mad at her, she must find the right crown to calm Mom down.

Princess Rascal is a picture book about a little girl who knows her mind and has a heart of gold, though sometimes it’s difficult to know the right thing to do. The book has been praised for its accurate and hilarious depictions of everyday life in a toddler family – sometimes parents get tired too. 

 PRAISE:

If your child can’t stop laughing at potty words, then this book is the best Christmas present. The book made such an impression on the 5-year old in our family that it was read dozens of times a day for a week…. And in the starring role is Princess Rascal’s stunning imagination that rescues her from trouble!
– Janica Vilen, Turun Seutusanomat newspaper, Finland on Princess Rascal and Potty Words

 

 

 

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)

DENMARK: Gads Forlag (books 1&2) 
LITHUANIA: Nieko Rimto (book 1)

PIKKU HIIRI -sarja
Tammi, 2015-2021, 48 pp.

Age group: 2-6 years

READING MATERIAL:
English PDFs

Little Mouse Series

by Riikka Jäntti

Adorable picture book series about a little mouse and his everyday adventures.

  • Rights sold in 15 territories!

NEW: Book 7: Little Mouse’s Goes Camping

One beautiful summer’s day, Little Mouse’s goes camping with mom.

Little Mouse helps their mother set up the tent, light the grill and prepare sausages and vegetables wrapped in foil. When it gets dark, Little Mouse listens to the sounds of the night in the tent.  In the morning, they are both very hungry but luckily the island’s restaurant is open!

 Book 6: Little Mouse’s Summer

Summer holiday is full of fun: going to the amusement park, playing by the beach and visiting the art museum. Buying strawberries and ice cream, and going to the cinema when the weather is too hot. Little Mouse knows that one must enjoy the summer, because it doesn’t last forever.

Book 5: Little Mouse’s Winter
Winter is here and Little Mouse enjoys playing outside. But his fun is interrupted by piano lessons. And why do all the other kids have
phones and lots of collectable toy figures? Luckily mom has lots of fun activities that will make him happy again.

 Book 4: Little Mouse’s Holiday

Little Mouse and Mommy Mouse take the train together to the countryside to stay at their cottage on an island, pick berries, heat the sauna and cook sausages over a campfire under the starry skies. It’s a real treat for a little city mouse!

 Book 3: Little Mouse’s Christmas

Christmas is coming and Little Mouse can’t wait for Christmas Eve. Luckily there are all kinds of wonderful preparations to be made, from cooking to choosing the Christmas tree.

 Book 2: Little Mouse Helps Out

Little Mouse’s friend Pip is coming over to visit. But first, there are chores to do around the house, like cleaning, laundry and cooking lunch. Little Mouse is determined to help Mummy Mouse with all of them.

 Book 1: Little Mouse

A day in the life of a toddler is a busy one and Little Mouse’s is no exception. Between getting dressed, going to daycare, eating dinner, and splashing in puddles, Little Mouse has a lot to do … and a lot to say ‘no’ to!

 

PRAISE:

“English readers will see something of Beatrix Potter’s poetry and precision in the Helsinki-based illustrator and author’s retro ink and watercolour illustrations. Pitched at children aged up to four, Little Mouse will also delight parents, taking them back to when every day was an adventure.” – William Yeoman, The Weekend West

“This is a universal story for mamas and their children; you’ll both be nodding in sympathy and laughing at such familiarity!” – My Little Bookcase blog

“Riikka Jäntti’s book is full of humor and warmth; she has a great understanding of the way in which a small child wants to make his own decisions, even if the child’s agenda conflicts with grown-up rules. Every child aged two and up can identify with Little Mouse.”  Flemming Møldrup, Publisher, ABC Forlag

”[The] retro ink and watercolour images give the story a classic feel.” – The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Reading Time website

”But the real charm of this book lies in the delightful expressiveness of Jäntti’s illustrations, with each cheeky grin or sulky pout bringing Little Mouse to life for young and old.” – Buzzwords magazine

Beautifully illustrated … put together with enormous charm. I rather want to be invited to Little Mouse’s Christmas.” – Alex O’Connell, The Times

 

 

 

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)

AUSTRALIA: Scribble/Scribe
CHINA: Beijing Yuntu Tech
DENMARK: ABC Forlag
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
FRANCE: Cambourakis
GERMANY: Cross Cult
NEPAL: Kathalaya
NEW ZEALAND: Scribble/Scribe
PORTUGAL: Harper Collins Iberica
ROMANIA: Editura Paralela 45
RUSSIA: Strecoza
SLOVAKIA: Fortuna
SPAIN (Spanish): Harper Collins Iberica
SPAIN (Catalan): Harper Collins Iberica
UK: Scribble/Scribe

CHAPTER BOOKS 

#1 KAMALA KUTITUSPULVERI
WSOY 2019, 60 pp.

#2 HAMPAAT HUKASSA
WSOY 2019, 60 pp.

#3 HIRVEÄ JUMIMIES
WSOY, 2021, 60 pp.

#4 KRISTALLIKALLO
WSOY, 2022, 60 pp.

Age group:6+

READING MATERIALS:
Full English PDFs for books 1-3,
Full English text for book 4 coming soon!

The Little Shop of Nightmares Series

by Magdalena Hai, illustrated by Teemu Juhani

Hilarious horror for younger middle-grade! Nine-year-old Nina does not get scared easily, but when she starts her job at the Little Shop of Nightmares she meets a bunch of weird characters – and befriends them!

  • Super success: rights sold in 22 territories!

Nina is a is a clever, 9-year-old girl who goes to work in the Little Shop of Nightmares. During the course of the trilogy, she has to solve a mystery with tickling powder, find the lost teeth of a vampire and discover the reason why suddenly it just doesn’t stop snowing. The Little Shop of Nightmares is a mystery full of fascinating and fun characters that make young readers both wonder and laugh!

 

NEW: #4  The Crystal Skull

The Little Shop of Nightmares crew finds out that a pirate sailing competition is coming to town! Competing to be the fastest pirate ship are the Ghosts, the Zombies, the Sirens and the Better Pirates – all of whom want the Crystal Skull that has been given to Mr. Kook for safekeeping at the Little Shop of Nightmares.

When the Crystal Skull suddenly goes missing from the shop, little Nina and her friends start their investigation – and the suspects are a-plenty! 


Other titles in the series:

 #1  The Terrible Tickling Powder
When Nina, 9 years old, enters The Little Shop of Nightmares in hopes of getting a job, she is greeted by an odd sight: shopkeeper Mr. Kook is rolling on the floor, unable to stop laughing. With a little help from a ghost called Paddy, they start looking for the untickling powder to help him, but things are certainly not made easier by Mr. Kook’s world-domination-planning pet octopus Squishy McGoo, who is a bit too quick about getting into trouble with rollerblades on its tentacles.

 #2  The Mystery of the Missing Teeth

Nina goes to buy ice cream after her first work day at The Little Shop of Nightmares. But at the ice cream shop she discovers a vampire – without teeth! Nina decides to help vampire Lucas to find his teeth from Mr. Kook’s shop. But for some reason all the vampire teeth seem to have disappeared. It seems like somebody has hidden them on purpose…

 #3  Sticky the Terrible Snowman

The Little Shop of Nightmares is getting buried in snow! Nina and Paddy are trying to find the cause of the snowstorm, but that’s easier said than done. A well-meaning but horribly clumsy snowman keeps getting in their way and stopping their every effort to stop the snowing inside.

 PRAISE:

“Enchanting series, well-written, with funny illustrations, stimulates children’s imagination.
A delightful blend of fantasy and humor. The amazing illustrations in each page feature dynamic characters and unexpected goosebumps! – Lindy Galatis, Editorial Director, Dioptra, Greece

 

 

 

 

Rights sold:

FINLAND: WSOY (orig.)

ALBANIA: Muza
BULGARIA: Emas
CATALAN: La Galera
CZECH REPUBLIC: Euromedia
DENMARK: Vild Maskine
ESTONIA: Postimees Publishing
GERMANY: Egmont Schneiderbuch
GREECE: Dioptra
HUNGARY: Cerkabella
ITALY: Terre di Mezzo
KOREA: Gilbutschool 
LATVIA: Latvijas Mediji
LITHUANIA: Briedis
NETHERLANDS: De Vier Windstreken
NORWAY: Fontini
POLAND: Znak
ROMANIA: Editura Univers
RUSSIA: Kompas Guide
SERBIA: Odiseja
SLOVAKIA: Ikar
SWEDEN: Hegas

TURKEY: Epsilon
WORLD SPANISH: La Galera

KALLE JA VOMPATIN SOTURIT 
Tammi, September 2021

Age group: 6+

READING MATERIAL:
English sample & synopsis

Charlie and the Wombat Warriors
  #2 of The Plush Animal League series

by Elina Hirvonen, illustrated by Nadja Sarell

How to help someone who does not want to be helped?

Charlie, aged 11, is more interested in hairstyles, fashion, music and skateboarding than focusing on school.   Things get difficult when Charlie’s parents divorce and his mother, who has found a new family, leaves Charlie to stay with his dad.

Charlie´s plush monkey Mung Kee, a talented member of the Plush Animal League (P.A.L.), sees his misery and tries to help. But Mung Kee´s attempts are disturbed by the Gang President who is actively looking for a child to join his ranks to work as an undercover agent.

Julia and her plush toy agent Buck come to help and join Mung Kee in his mission to show Charlie the fatal consequences of letting his pain turn into anger.

CHARLIE AND THE WOMBAT WARRIORS is a standalone sequel to Julia and Plush Animal League! The third  book in the series is already in the making!

 

NEW!

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)

JULIA JA PEHMOELÄINTEN MAAILMANNEUVOSTO 
Tammi, September 2020, 250 pp.

Age group: 6+

READING MATERIAL:
English sample & synopsis

Julia & P.A.L. 
#1 of The Plush Animal League series

by Elina Hirvonen, illustrated by Nadja Sarell

Toy Story meets the Avengers! The first part of the new exciting middle-grade series where plush animals have super powers.

More than anything else, Julia, 10 years, wishes that somebody would like her. She can explain the structure of the universe, but has no idea how to talk to her classmates. What she doesn’t know is that she already has her very own best friend – her toy bunny Buck, who in reality is a top-secret agent of the Plush Animal League (P.A.L.).

The P.A.L. headquarters is located in outer space where the agents follow children through their monitor, ready to act immediately when their child needs help. And Julia does! Buck turns Julia’s bed  into a magic flying spacecraft and takes her on a ride through space and time. Buck wants to show Julia that the same things that make her feel out of place among her classmates now, are her unique character strengths that will make her happy and loved in the future. But the P.A.L. has an enemy: The Soldiers of Vombat, an army of forgotten toys. They plot to overtake Plush Animal League and control children’s actions and wishes. Julia finds out that she is the only one who can stop the evil plan!

COMING SOON: Book 2 coming in Fall 2021!

 

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)

MIDDLE GRADE 

ANNI KAVERINKESYTTÄJÄ PUNAISELLA MATOLLA
Tammi October 2021, 152 pp.

Age group: 7+

READING MATERIALS:
Full English text

Anni the Friend Tamer on The Red Carpet

by Kaisa Paasto, illustrated by Mari Ahokoivu

If doing good was easy, everyone would do it!

In the second part of the series, Anni is inspired to do something good. Her class is shown a news clip about a hurricane in Brazil, and in the clip Anni sees a girl with a t-shirt exactly like one that Anni has in her closet. She is moved to do something. With her friend Riia she starts to make a movie that will be shown in the library auditorium, to collect money for charity work in Brazil. But everything does not go as planned – the movie is hijacked by “the pink girls”. Anni’s mom is also in a crisis. It doesn’t look like she is going to make money with her blog, but she doesn’t know what else to do with her life. If Anni is not short on something, it’s ideas! In the second title of the series, Anni learns that doing good is surprisingly easy – and surprisingly hard. The secret might after all be… teamwork.

The third book in the Anni series will be published in 2022 and it will be about how to deal with difficult people!

 

 

NEW!

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)

ALBANIA: Muza (books 1-2)
GERMANY: Loewe Verlag (books 1-3)

 

ANNI KAVERINKESYTTÄJÄ
Tammi 2020, 128 pp.

Age group: 7+

READING MATERIALS:
Full English text

Anni the Friend Tamer

by Kaisa Paasto, illustrated by Mari Ahokoivu

Shy people of the world, unite!

Anni is a 10-year-old girl. When her friend Miisa moves abroad, Anni has a chilling realization: she has never had to find a new friend. Is it too late to learn how to make friends? Obviously no-one can learn a skill this big when they’re 10. Can they? At home Anni has a different sort of problem: her new pet pig is refusing to befriend her. He just wants to stay in his safe place, under the table. Good thing that Anni’s brother has just had a major back operation, as this means he has lots of time to lie in bed and dole out great advice. Anni’s parents are alright as far as parents go, even if they laugh a bit too much at their own jokes.

So it’s not all too bad – Anni just needs to become a ‘friend tamer’!

 

 

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)

ALBANIA: Muza (books 1-2)
GERMANY: Loewe Verlag (books 1-3)

SALMANTERIN TERTTU JA JUUSTOINEN MYSTEERI
Otava, June 2021, 144 pp.

Age group: 7+

READING MATERIAL:
English sample & synopsis 

Mabel Merryweather and the Cheesy Mystery

by Noora Kunnas, illustrated by Teemu Juhani

The streets of Dalton have turned holy like Emmental cheese!

Mabel Merryweather’s friend Bruno and his goats have arrived from Switzerland to perform at the Dalton cheese festival. This fragrant event has attracted a lot of people to the venue, but for the horror of the townspeople mysterious holes have started to appear on streets and courtyards at night. Who digs them – and why? The rumor speards that the town is infested by aliens, but Lily, Nick, and the mighty grandmother Mabel Merryweather don’t believe the gossips. With the help of yodeling goats, they dig up the truth.

NEW!

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

POLAND: Znak
RUSSIA: Eksmo

SALMANTERIN TERTTU JA HUIJAREIDEN KUNINGAS
Otava, 2020, 140 pp.

Age group: 7+

READING MATERIAL:
English sample & synopsis

Mabel Merryweather and the King of Thieves

by Noora Kunnas, illustrated by Teemu Juhani

The wild gang is back! Nick, Lilly, Supergranny Mabel and her speaking rooster face a new enemy: an art hustler. Second book of a new middle grade mystery series!

The town of Dalton is celebrating a local children’s poet’s 140th anniversary, and everyone is dressed up as a character from a poem. But amongst the happy people there’s also a gentleman thief who has terrorized art museums all spring. Through many mistakes and misunderstandings Nick and Lilly help the police to catch a thief – and to teach a lesson to a grumpy literary critic.

NEW!

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

GERMANY: Mixtvision Verlag
POLAND: Znak
RUSSIA: Eksmo

SALMANTERIN TERTTU JA MINIMERIROSVOT
Otava, 2019, 140 pp.

Age group: 7+

READING MATERIAL:
English sample & synopsis

Mabel Merryweather and the Miniature Pirates

by Noora Kunnas, illustrated by Teemu Juhani

Supergranny, singing rooster, and mischievous mini pirates! Fast and funny new middle grade mystery series 

  • by a Finnish children’s book author who loves Roald Dahl and crazy stories!

Nick and Lilly’s visit to their rule-loving, child-hating uncle turns into an adventure as the children get to know their exiting, eccentric neighbor: Mabel Merryweather. Mabel and her friends are preparing for a flower arrangement competition, when the town is hit by a jeweler thief. Nick, Lilly and Mabel have their own problems as Mabel’s decorative miniature pirates have come to live and are rummaging through the backyards. And what happened to the main judge of the competition – a pop singer Monika who disappeared in the same day?  Something must be done to bring peace and order back to the town of Dalton.

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

DENMARK: ABC Forlag
GERMANY: Mixtvision Verlag
HUNGARY: Pagony

NETHERLANDS: Veltman Uitgevers
POLAND: Znak
RUSSIA: Eksmo

NEITI KYMENEN IHMEELLINEN TALO 
Otava, June 2020, 200 pp.

Age group: 7+

READING MATERIAL:
English sample & synopsis

Miss Swift’s Weird and Wonderful House

by Magdalena Hai, illustrated by Teemu Juhani

Twelve monkeys, a matador ghost and tigers in the garden – Miss Swift’s house has everything imaginable, except people. But why does she have three bedrooms ready for children?

Miss Swift lives happily alone in an extraordinary house. And she is not completely alone, she has twelve monkeys, some garden tigers and one ghost to keep her company. But when a little boy appears on her doorstep, before Miss Swift even notices it Pekka and his two cousins are rummaging through her house, looking for their missing beast. And if there’s anything Miss Swift despises in this world it is children.

But why does the house have so many bedrooms? And why are the children feeling so home at Miss Swifts house? Is there something she could have forgotten? Miss Swift’s Weird and Wonderful House is a new fantasy story for middle-grade readers full of funny details and fast-paced events. Teemu Juhani’s illustrations bring the house and its eccentric characters to life.

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

CZECH REPUBLIC: Grada
RUSSIA: Eksmo

KURNIVAMAHAINEN KISSA 
Karisto 2017, 46 pp.

Age group: 7+

READING MATERIAL:
Full English pdf 

Grumblebelly Cat

by Magdalena Hai, illustrated by Teemu Juhani

Modern classic fairytale – Rights sold in 8 countries!

  • Torch-bearer Prize winner
  • Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize nominee
  • Arvid Lydecken Prize nominee
  • Runeberg Junior Prize nominee

    In a barren land, when a little girl meets a gigantic cat that threatens to devour her, she makes it a smart offer. The girl leads the cat across the lands, looking for something to satiate its hunger before it eats her, but they encounter draught, destruction and people who have nothing to eat except their dreams. When the cat gobbles up the girl, she finds something in its belly, something that has made it so hungry…

    The Grumblebelly Cat is a classical fairytale about a contemporary subject. The detailed, monochrome illustrations by Teemu Juhani add another layer in the story.

 

Rights sold:

 

 

FINLAND: Karisto (orig.)

DENMARK: Vild Maskine
ESTONIA: Tiritamm
GERMANY: Dressler/Oetinger Verlag
NORTH MACEDONIA: Antolog
POLAND: Widnokrag
SWEDEN: Epix Bokförlag
TURKEY: Dogan Egmont

 

TALVENTAIAN TARINOITA: LOHIKÄÄRMEEN KIROUS
Otava, October 2021, 256 pp.

Age group: 9+ 

READING MATERIAL:
English sample & synopsis

Tales of Wintertide 2: The Rose and the Dragon

by Hannele Lampela

The second title of the Arvid Lydecken Prize-nominated series!

Part Two of the Tales of Wintertide series deals with growing up as a young woman through a reimagining of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale. To become a member of the Storytellers Guild, Are must cope with a horrible task. A huge dragon holds over the city of Roses, and only Are can destroy the bloodthirsty beast. But how do you tell apart a monster and who the real enemy of roses is?

 

Book 3 coming in 2022!

 

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

TALVENTAIAN TARINOITA: LUMIKUNINGATTAREN LUMOUS
Otava, 2020, 256 pp.

Age group: 9+

READING MATERIAL:
English sample & synopsis

Tales of Wintertide: The Snow Queen’s Spell

by Hannele Lampela

Imagine if all the bedtime stories were true! The Snow Queen’s Spell begins an enchantingly funny and fantastical series for middle-grade readers.  

  • Nominated for Arvid Lydecken Prize 2020

Greta’s little brother Kai has gone missing, but her parents act like he has never even existed. So, she embarks on a mission to find and save him, and ends up in the fairytale-like land of Wintertide, where she becomes a member of the Storytellers Guild. Before Greta can save Kai, she needs to learn to tell her own story.

But just what is her story? Is it a fairy tale about the Snow Queen? At least it seems as if it is;  Greta must now become a member of the Guild to break the enchanted spell cast by the Queen of Coldness. It’s clear that the Queen is definitely not going to let Kai go without a fight.

 

NEW!

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

AGNES JA HUVILAN SALAISUUS 
WSOY, March 2021, 180 pp.

Age group: 9+

READING MATERIAL:
English sample & synopsis

Agnes and the Mysterious Mansion 

by Tuutikki Tolonen, illustrated by Kati Vuorento

Agnes’ adventures continue in this sequel that is both a ghost story and a family mystery.

Agnes and her mother have inherited a beautiful old villa, but there seems to be something strange about it. There is a lovely scent of flowers in the air, even though there’s no flowers in the houses. Every morning, the lid of an old piano is found open even though no one has been playing it. More importantly, why can they hear steps on the staircase to the attic?

 

NEW!

Rights sold:

FINLAND: WSOY (orig.)

ESTONIA: Eesti Raamat

AGNES JA UNIEN AVAIN 
WSOY, March 2020, 200 pp.

Age group: 9+

READING MATERIAL:
English sample & synopsis

Agnes and the Garden of Dreams

by Tuutikki Tolonen, illustrated by Kati Vuorento

Weird dreams, mysterious graveyard and hidden keys – Agnes has to follow the clues to solve a long forgotten family mystery.

  • Nominated for Arvid Lydecken Award 2020
  • Nominated for Runeberg Junior Award 2020
  • Winner of LukuVarkaus Award 2020!

Everything began on that one summer day when Agnes enters through the cemetery gate. She had just moved to a boring new town and left behind her old home and friends. But then something weird happens and her life becomes more exciting than ever!

She finds a tombstone that has the name Agnes on it – and the same birthday as hers! Starting from that day Agnes keeps having dreams of a girl who hides a key in a beautiful garden. And when Agnes stumbles upon the same garden, she knows she must find the key. But what will it open?

 

PRAISE:

“Agnes is a very charming story about friendship and family, it is gripping and heartwarming at the same time. Tuutikki Tolonen takes us to a place full of mysteries and dreams and she creates an atmosphere where the reader immediately feels comfortable. We are very happy to welcome Agnes to our list!” – Wiebke Andersen, Editor, Carlsen Verlag, Germany

 

 

 

Rights sold:

FINLAND: WSOY (orig.)

CZECH REPUBLIC: Portál
DENMARK: ABC Forlag
ESTONIA: Eesti Raamat
GERMANY: Carlsen Verlag
RUSSIA: Rosman

#1 MÖRKÖVAHTI
Tammi 2015, 300 pp.

#2 MÖRKÖREITTI
Tammi 2016, 285 pp.

#3 MÖRKÖVIESTI
Tammi 2020, 250 pp.

Age group: 7+

READING MATERIAL:
Book 1: English edition
Book 2-3: English sample & synopsis

 

 Monster Nanny Trilogy

by Tuutikki Tolonen

The Monstrous Mary Poppins – international bestseller for middle-grade

  • Rights sold in 31 territories!
  • A feature film in development by Ridley Scott

#1 Monster Nanny

 The Hellman children have been sent a nanny to look after them while their mother is at a spa. The only problem? Their nanny is a monster.
Grah is hairy, dusty, and doesn’t talk. When the siblings discover that other neighborhood kids have been left with similar creatures, they start to wonder where the monsters came from. With the parents away, the kids work together (between bickering) to figure
out the mystery of the monsters.

 

#2 Monster Route

Mimi, 6 years old, has snuck into the monsters’ underground world after her monster friend Grah. She
travels in their tunnels, led by the odd gate keeper. Back at home, Koby and Halley put their heads together and manage to get in touch with Mimi. But who is the mysterious and frightening ruler of the monster world?

 

#3 Monster Message

The Hellman kids face new troubles. Mom and Dad want to move into a bigger home on the other side of the city. When Mimi finds crumpled leaves with strange markings in her room, they look like messages from underground, but who’s delivering them and why? And why does the gate keeper of the underground world appear in their bathroom?

 

 PRAISE:

 

”The upbeat tone, oddball details, and Pitkänen’s humorous b&w cartoons combine to create a strange but entertaining romp that will surprise readers at every turn.” – Publishers Weekly, USA

“The first in a trilogy, Tuutikki’s book won the Arvid Lydecken prize in Finland and will have wide appeal among young readers. Within its pages, children outsmart adults, sense the vulnerable emotions of the monsters, and come to depend upon themselves and new friends. Loose-lined ink illustrations add extra humor to this imaginative fantasy, and plentiful dialogue makes it prime for reading aloud.”  — Booklist

“…a diverting and different read-aloud.” — Kirkus

“This riddle-filled story is original, touching, incredible.” 4.5/5 stars — Livresse des Livres blog, France

 

 

 Rights sold:

FINLAND, Tammi (orig.)

AUSTRALIA: Allen & Unwin
BOSNIA, Šahinpašić
BRAZIL, DarkSide Books
CHINA, Beijing Children’s Publishing House
CZECH REPUBLIC, Portál
DENMARK, Turbine
ESTONIA, Tiritamm
FRANCE, Editions Robert Laffont
GERMANY, Carl Hanser Verlag
HUNGARY, Tessloff Babilon
ITALY, Salani/Mauri Spagnol
KOREA: Seosawon
LATVIA, Zvaigzne
LITHUANIA: Nieko Rimto
NETHERLANDS, Luitingh-Sijthoff
NEW ZEALAND: Allen & Unwin
NORWAY, Gyldendal Norsk
OCEANIA: Allen & Unwin
POLAND, Vesper
PORTUGAL, Asa Editiones/Leya
ROMANIA: Univers
RUSSIA, Rosman
SERBIA: Laguna
SLOVENIA, Mladinska knjiga
SPAIN (Spanish), La Galera
SPAIN (Catalan), La Galera
SWEDEN, Rabén & Sjögren
TURKEY, SEV Redhouse Kidz
UKRAINE: School Publishing House
VIETNAM, Nha Nam
WORLD ENGLISH, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

FILM RIGHTS, Scott Free Productions

YOUNG ADULT 

MATALAPAINE/
KORKEAPAINE

Tammi, May 2021, 138pp.

Age group: 15+

READING MATERIAL:
Full English translation

In the Dark I Can Be Yours

by Salla Simukka

If your love can only be a secret, will it last?

  • Salla Simukka is Finland’s most internationally bestselling author with the Snow White Trilogy sold in 52 territories

Varpu and Saga are two sixteen-year-old girls that are forced to stay in their hometown for the summer. After just one drunken kiss, prejudice and identity are shattered and it’s revealed how behind the facade, everyone hurts and loves the same. In The Dark I Can be Yours is a touching and beautiful title about great emotions in the summer.

The authentic characters are supported by Simukka’s light and airy narrative. Each side of the book tells one girl’s story, which effortlessly melts together into a summer of love, insecurities, and exploration of two young people.

In the Dark I Can Be Yours portrays queer love with airy light writing to the otherwise bittersweet undertones of the story. The ending is left hanging in the air in a way that makes you both thirst for more and think that every word in the novel was in the right place. A beautiful masterpiece from Simukka – Siniset Helmet blog, Finland

 

 

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Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)

NORDIC HORROR SERIES
Tammi, 2022-

Age group: 15+

READING MATERIAL:
Series introduction
English samples coming soon

Nordic Horror Series

by A.R.S. Horkka

When the days are short, the nightmares are long.

Take your run-of-the-mill Nordic country full of down-to- earth people living in a welfare state ranked the happiest in the world for 4 years running. Now consider the long, dark winters and the mythologies they breed. Next, add a dash of mystery, a touch of the supernatural, and a drop of murder. As a finishing touch, layer on frigid mists and a pervasive, creeping eeriness, and you end up with the perfect Nordic Horror series!

Nordic Horror is an anthology series. Each novel introduces a new main character with a fast-paced, original, and fun- to-read plot from a different horror subgenre with a Nordic twist. Above all, each story is an honest and emotional study of its protagonists – of the fears that have made them who they are and how they still have to face their biggest fear of all, no matter what monstrous shape it takes on.

The first season of seven books has already been acquired by Tammi in Finland, and the first book, The Shivering, will be published in 2022.

Book 1: THE SHIVERING
I dont live in the cold, the cold lives in me.

When six-year-old Armas loses his parents in a plane accident, he is sent to a remote orphanage in northern Lapland, where children are called “hot bloods” who need to be “cooled down.”

What people don’t know is that by being “cooled down”, the children are actually losing their emotions to demons. To get his emotions back, Armas, now 16, has to kill each of these demons, including the oldest and most dangerous monster of them all- the demon queen called the Snow Lady.

Book 2: THE CLOCKWORK WHISPERER
Do clockwork zombies dream of steam sheep?

Two fifteen-year-old steam engineering cadets, Orca and Vapor, each make a death-defying trip to Helsinki, the Lead City, which is teeming with clockwork zombies and enemy soldiers, to retrieve their beloved mentor, Professor Aeris, the Imperial Clockwork Whisperer, and the Fire Stone, a magical object with the ability to heal the plague raging in the empire and end the war with the Blood Army.

Book 3: THE STAND-IN
The past haunts me. I haunt the past.

After a brain tumor diagnosis, 18-year-old Taika, an avid member of a historical reenactment group, develops a psychic connec- tion to a medieval noblewoman, a Viking berserker, and a Finnish civil war photo- grapher. Now Taika must help them with their troubles, and they help her, to the point of curing her cancer. Ultimately we learn that the ghost that has been haunting her has been herself all along.

Book 4: CHILDREN OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN
A Midsummer Day’s Nightmare – a disturbing classic

As punishment for using ancient forest magic, 16-year-old Dia, who suffers from Tourette syndrome, is sent to spend her summer holiday with her grandmother on a remote island, where she ends up solving a decades-old mystery involving the mur- der of several children but almost falls victim to a macabre Midsummer’s Eve ritual.

Book 5: THE MURDER BALLADS
Never meet your death metal heroes.

Wannabe guitar slinger/vocalist Krista and her goofy heavy metal band break their idol, the iconic black metal singer and total nutcase Jennifer, out of a mental hospital to get their hands on her notorious demo tapes. But when the murder ballads come to life, Krista must find a way to undo the curse before the monsters kill them all.

Book 6: THE BLACK BEETLE
The Ride of Your Life

Maija is 18 years old, friendless, and seri- ously ill. When she becomes the owner of a black VW Beetle, a car with an evil mind of its own infamous for its connections to a series of recent murders, it unlocks her suppressed memories of being a 600-year- old vampire. Now she realizes that she must save her fellow vampires from a ruthless biotech company that is harvesting their blood to massproduce the elixir of youth.

Book 7: WERESONG
Connecting Werewolves

Nooa is a sensitive and quiet art student who is interested in costume design.
But all that changes when a mysterious werewolf pelt comes into his possession. Passed down through the ages, it protects him and all of his reincarnations as he uses his newfound powers to fight against a vicious serial killer who 
wants to avenge his sister’s murder.

 

NEW!

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (Books 1-7, orig.)

RUSSIA: Eksmo (Books 1-3)

MYRSKYNSILMÄ
WSOY, 2020,  397pp.

Age group: 12+

READING MATERIAL:

English sample & synopsis

Stormseye

by Meri Luttinen

A beautiful historical fantasy adventure set in the ancient Finnish fantasy world where a young woman finds her own place in the society

  • Topelius Prize Winner 2020!
  • Nominated for Finlandia Prize for Children’s & YA literature 2020
  • Nominated for Kuvastaja prize for best Fantasy Novel 2020!

On the white night of the summer solstice, 16-year-old Kainu stands at the edge of rings of earth drawn on the ground in her coming of age ritual. Young girls in her village discover their future role in life by taking part in this ancient “rite of the rings”. The rings they land on determine their role in the community, as matrons, mothers, or craftswomen.

The five inner rings are reserved for shamans and sages, and no one has landed on the innermost ring, the tenth ring, in over 500 years. However, when Kainu enters the innermost ring, that of a Great Sage, heavy responsibilities fall on her, and she has to go on a long journey to find out who she really is.

 

Rights sold:

FINLAND: WSOY (orig.)

#1 MARESI
Schildts & Söderströms 2014, 180 pp.

#2 NAONDEL,
Förlaget 2016, 400 pp.

#3 BREVEN FRÅN MARESI, Förlaget 2018, 300 pp.

Age group: 14+

READING MATERIAL:

English PDFs

The Red Abbey Chronicles

by Maria Turtschaninoff

The Red Abbey Chronicles is a historically-inspired feminist fantasy saga, aimed at young adult audiences.

  • Rights sold in 28 territories!
  • Feature film in development by The Bureau!

#1 Maresi

The Red Abbey is a refuge for women and girls, where everyone pursues their own areas of interest. Maresi prefers to spend her time reading and learning. Everything changes when the frightened Jai arrives on the island. She has seen her sister get buried alive for speaking to a young man, and her father and a crew of thugs are after her. Maresi and her friends have to fight to defend both Jai and their community.

#2 Naondel

An independent prequel to Maresi, Naondel tells the story of the First Sisters – founders of the Red Abbey.
Imprisoned in a harem by a dangerous man with a dark magic that grants him power over life and death, the women must overcome their mistrust of each other in order to escape. But they can only do so at great costs, both for those who leave and those left behind.

#3 Maresi: Red Mantle

The third book is an epistolary novel that follows Maresi after she leaves the Red Abbey to establish a school in her oppressed home province of Rovas. The return to her Northern home, and fitting in, is not easy even with all the knowledge she’s bringing with her, but she is determined to triumph over the difficulties. However, she does not need to make it alone, for life has yet another surprise in store: love.

 PRAISE:

“Maresi stands out for its startling originality, and for the frightening plausibility of the dangerous world it creates” – Rebecca Hawkes, Telegraph

“It’s rare to find a YA fantasy with such polished writing… Utterly satisfying and completely different” – Booklist, starred review

“Dark, powerful and original… it really stands out in a very crowded YA marketplace. Thrilling, suspenseful and gloriously feminist”- The Bookseller

“Beautifully written… Maresi has a touch of Katniss about her, and although the target market is different, female lovers of dystopian fantasy adventures will enjoy the journey” – The School Librarian

“It’s hard not to be impressed with Turtschaninoff’s magical world”
– The Times 

 

Rights sold:

Original publisher: FINLAND, Schildts & Söderströms (Book 1)
Original publisher: FINLAND, Förlaget (Books 2-3)

ALBANIA: Dritan (Book 1-2)
AZERBAIJAN: Alatoran (Book 1-2)
BELGIUM, Clavis (Book 1-2)
BRAZIL, Morro Branco (Books 1-3)
BULGARIA, Izida (Books 1-3)
CANADA (French), Editions de la Bagnole (Book 1)
CHINA (Simplified), Shanghai 99 (Books 1-3)
CROATIA, Naklada ljevak (Book 1)
DENMARK, Turbine (Book 1)
ESTONIA, Varrak (Book 1-2)
FINLAND, Tammi (Books 1-2)
FRANCE, Rageot (Books 1-2)
GERMANY, Random House/Heyne (Book 1)
HUNGARY, Scolar (Books 1-3)
ITALY, Atmosphere Libri (Books 1-3)
LATVIA, Petergailis (Book 1-2)                     
LITHUANIA, Aukso Pieva (Book 1)
NETHERLANDS, Clavis (Book 1-2)
NORWAY, Gursli Berg Forlag (Books 1-3)
POLAND, Wydawnictwo Debit (Books 1-3)
ROMANIA, Editura Univers (Book 1-2)
WORLD SPANISH, Penguin Random House/Alfaguara (Book 1)
SWEDEN, Berghs (Books 1-2)
TURKEY, Altın Kitaplar (Book 1)
UNITED KINGDOM, Pushkin Press (Books 1-3)
UNITED STATES, Abrams (Books 1-3)

FILM, The Bureau/Film4


#1 PUNAINEN KUIN VERI

Tammi 2013, 240 pp.

#2 VALKOINEN KUIN LUMI,
Tammi 2013, 240 pp.

#3 MUSTA KUIN EEBENPUU,
Tammi 2014, 250 pp.

Age group: 14+

READING MATERIAL:

English PDFs

Snow White Trilogy

by Salla Simukka

International bestseller that is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that chills to the bone –  and not just because of the icy winter setting.

  • Stay tuned for BIG NEWS to follow: Hollywood TV show in development by Zerogravity (“Ozark”)
  • Rights sold in 52 territories! 

#1 As Red As Blood

It’s the coldest winter in decades: the streets of Tampere are frozen and white with snow. And nothing is as red against white snow as blood… 17-year-old Lumikki Andersson goes to a high school of performing arts. She has made it a rule to stay out of things that do not involve her.
However, the rule is put to the test on leap day when she finds washed five hundred euro notes hung to dry in her school’s darkroom. Soon Lumikki finds herself caught in a tangled web of international drug trafficking.

 #2 As White As Snow

Lumikki Andersson is backpacking in Prague, where the weather is scorching hot. A girl approaches her in a small café and claims to be her step sister. Lumikki’s parents seem to be hiding a secret concerning the family’s past, so the girl’s claim rouses Lumikki’s interest. Despite her erratic behaviour, the girl manages to persuade Lumikki to join a religious community. But the religion of the cult is not pure; and innocence is not as white as snow…

 #3 As Black As Ebony

Lumikki Andersson is set to play the leading role in a modern-day version of Snow White at her high school. As opening night approaches, Lumikki starts receiving notes from a secret admirer whose infatuation soon turns out to be a dangerous obsession. The admirer threatens to turn the premiere into a bloodbath unless Lumikki consents to his demands.

Time is running out, the opening night is just around the corner and Lumikki has to find a way to outwit the stalker with a soul
as black as ebony.

  

 PRAISE:

 

“Limned in stark red, white, and black, this cold, delicate snowflake of a tale sparkles with icy magic.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Simukka creates a tough, self-sufficient heroine in seventeen-year-old Lumikki Andersson in this first book in the Snow White Trilogy…Fans of Nesbø and Larsson won’t be disappointed.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“[A] YA novel in the tradition of Nordic noir—edgy crime novels set in frigid lands.” —Booklist (Starred Review)

“A compelling start, a strong female character, the rich background setting of Finland, and a hint of a Snow White retelling are highlights of this work.” —School Library Journal

“The Arctic setting of this import is used to full advantage, evoking a chilling mood and strewing genuine frigid weather obstacles in Lumikki’s way…The first entry in Simukka’s Snow White trilogy will tempt mystery readers back for more.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

 

 

 

Rights sold:

 

FINLAND, Tammi (orig.)

ALBANIA, Botime B-Books
ARAB WORLD, Arab Scientific
ARGENTINA, Nuevo Extremo
AZERBAIJAN, Qanun
BELGIUM, Clavis
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, BTC Sahinpasic
BRAZIL, Novo Conceito
BULGARIA, Egmont
CANADA (French), Hachette Livre
CATALAN, La Galera
CHINA, Modern Press
CROATIA, Znanje
CZECH REPUBLIC, Egmont
DENMARK, Gyldendal
ESTONIA, Pegasus
FAROE ISLANDS, Bókadeildin
FRANCE, Hachette Livre
GEORGIA, Bakur Sulakauri
GERMANY, Arena
GREECE, Metaixmio
HUNGARY, Athenaeum
ICELAND, Forlagid
INDONESIA, Gramedia/Bhuana Ilmu Populer
ISRAEL, Yedioth
ITALY, Mondadori
JAPAN, Nishimura
KOREA, Gimm Young
LATVIA, Zvaigzne
LITHUANIA, Alma Littera
MACEDONIA, Bata Press
MALAYSIA, Buku Fixi
MONTENEGRO, BTC Sahinpasic
NETHERLANDS, Clavis
NORWAY, Gyldendal
POLAND, Foksal/WAB
PORTUGAL, Presença
ROMANIA, Trei
RUSSIA, Eksmo
SERBIA, Vulkan
SLOVAKIA, Verbarium
SLOVENIA, Mladinska
SPAIN, La Galera
SWEDEN, Rabén & Sjögren
TAIWAN, Emily Publishing
THAILAND, Nanmee Books
TURKEY, Altin Kitaplar
UNITED KINGDOM & COMMONWEALTH, Hot Key Books
UNITED STATES & CANADA, Penguin Random House/Crown
VIETNAM, Alpha Books

TV, Zerogravity

LUKITUT
Tammi, June 2020, 200 pp.

Age group: 14+

READING MATERIAL:

English sample & synopsis

Detained

by Salla Simukka

Nobody should be punished for crimes they didn’t commit. What about crimes they were going to commit in the future?

  • A new YA title by Salla Simukka, the author of Snow White trilogy which sold to 52 territories!

 PRAISE:

Detained has received raving reviews in Finland’s biggest daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. The critic compares the themes of the book to Steven Spielberg’s Hollywood blockbuster Minority Report, starring Tom Cruise, and HBO hit show Westworld.

“Simukka writes the story with confidence and is psychologically attentive. Once again her novel earns a place as the best of Finnish YA.”

“In the novel fifty young people are imprisoned for crimes they may commit in the future. Unlike in the Minority Report, the future is not foreseen by mutants, but is based on probability calculations. Of the fifty teenagers we get to follow five: Kaspian, Oliver, Johannes, Meea, and Vega. The focus is in their past, their values and thoughts.”

“Each one is given an opportunity to figure out their future crimes, and confess them before they turn 18. Simukka effortlessly describes teens from very different backgrounds, and the LGBTQIA+ themes are strongly represented.”

Review quotes: Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, July 2020, Arla Kanerva

 

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)

ESTONIA: Pegasus

KAUNIS ILMA KUOLLA
Otava, September 2020, 221 pp.

Age group: 14+

READING MATERIAL:

English sample & synopsis

A Beautiful Day to Die

by Veera Salmi

Isra has decided to die. But before that she needs to complete a rescue mission! Embark on a road trip with Isra, her friend Leo, 900 euros and a stolen sky-blue Hyundai.

  • By a bestselling author of over 20 children’s books

Leo and Isra are not the most popular kids of their high school. They don’t have high expectations, and nobody expects much of them. So why not take a break from school – and a break from life, and try to do something meaningful before it’s all too late?

Funny, realistic and tragic story of teenagers who don’t know what they want, and are tired of trying to figure it out on their own.

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

CHILDREN’S NON-FICTION

#1 PIKKUTIETO: MISSÄ SINÄ OLET?
Minerva, 2020, 20 pp.

#2 PIKKUTIETO: MENNÄÄN PIILOON
Karisto 2021, 20 pp.

#3 PIKKUTIETO: KASVIN MATKA
Karisto 2022, 20 pp.

 Age group: 2-5

READING MATERIALS:
#1 – Full English PDF
#2 – Full English PDF
#3 – English synopsis

Mini Science Series

by Laura Ertimo, illustrated by Sanna Pelliccioni

New science series for the smallest in the family

Mini Science is a new nonfiction series for the smallest in the family. The series will tackle big science questions with lovely illustrations, and encourages kids to wonder and ask questions. It feeds curiosity and is designed to start conversations about different topics that children might not think about on their own.

NEW: #3 TRAVELLING PLANTS

In the third title of the Mini Science series – THE TRAVELLING PLANTS – our adventurer Plop ponders a tricky question: if rooted to the ground, how can one travel? Plants are the foundation of the Earth’s living network. But they are not here just for animals and humans – plants have their own mysterious life, which in the end is not so different from ours. They grow, reproduce and send off their offspring, and indeed, even travel around the world.

THE TRAVELLING PLANTS shows how all of us are interconnected and need each other throughout life.

 

 Other titles in the series:

#1 WHERE ARE YOU

In WHERE ARE YOU? we follow Plop, a little creature who guides us through space to the Earth and from there to the human DNA and finally to the world of atoms. Zooming in all the way from the enormities of space to the minisculness of atoms, we learn a great deal in between.

#2 INVISIBLE WORLD

In the second title of Mini Science series – INVISIBLE WORLD – the adorable character Plop will discover the things one cannot see. Electricity, garden in the fog, darkness, micro-organisms and other well-hidden things. When Plop will get sick, he will learn about bacteria and viruses and how to avoid them. Vaccinations can seem scary, but they keep us healthy!

Sometimes it’s better to stay home, even if this makes you bored, so that soon you could go discovering the Dark Side of The Moon!

 

Rights sold:

FINLAND:
#1 Minerva (orig.)
#2-3 Karisto (orig.)

ESTONIA: Avita
GREECE: Klidarithmos
TURKEY: Yapi Kredi Publishing

AIKA MATKA! LOTTA, KASPER JA LUONTOKADON ARVOITUS
Into, October 2021, 48 pp.

Age group: 7+

READING MATERIALS:
English sample and synopsis (available in September 2021)

The Grand Journey Through Time

by Laura Ertimo, illustrated by Mari Ahokoivu

Lotta, Kasper and the Mass Extinction

  • Standalone sequel to the bestselling WEIRD WEATHER sold to 16 territories!

Lotta and Kasper keep seeing new worrisome news: dying bees, endangered animals, plastic in the Mariana Trench and on the glaciers of Antarctica, rivers polluted by mines, forest fires…

The children realize that even if the problems of climate change were solved, Mother Nature would still be in trouble! Climate change is only one part of an escalating environmental crisis. How will we survive?

The fossil gremlin suggests that Lotta and Kasper set out on a grand journey through time in search of threads that may connect the past to the present and provide solutions for the future.

With the gremlin as their guide, the children find clues about the great changes that life has undergone in the past and how life has continued after major catastrophes. Through their journey, they come to see the roots of the current situation, understand why solving it is so tricky and learn how the human species has overcome previous crises to survive to this day.

NEW!

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Into Kustannus (orig.)

IHME ILMAT
Into 2019,  48 pp.

Age group: 7+

READING MATERIALS:
English edition

Weird Weather

by Laura Ertimo, illustrated by Mari Ahokoivu

This book answers children’s tough questions about climate change, and explains how we can all fight against it.

  • Rights sold to 16 territories!

Two clever buddies, Lotta and Kasper get tired of their parents’ evasive answers about weird weather. They decide to research what climate change is really about. Weird Weather! is an accurate but hopeful children’s nonfiction title that explains how humans are responsible for climate change and what we can do to ensure a brighter future. It also gives tips on how everyone can make better choices and practice climate-positive skills every day.

But climate change won’t be beaten with tiny tricks, and that’s why this book also encourages talking to children about how to make societal changes, and how working together can change everything. Stay also tuned for the upcoming sequel!

 

PRAISE:

“I’m so excited to add WEIRD WEATHER to Sky Pony’s list! This important book delivers information about climate change to children in a way that’s both easily digestible and entertaining. Hopefully children and parents alike will get a better sense of the world around them – and what they can do for it – after this read!” – Nicole Frail, Senior Editor, Skyhorse Publishing/Sky Pony Press, United States.

 

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Into Kustannus (orig.)

DENMARK: Staarup & Co.
ESTONIA: Avita
HUNGARY: Ciceró Könyvstúdió
ITALY: Mondadori/Edizioni Piemme
LATVIA: Jumava
LITHUANIA: Obuolys
MEXICO: (Latin American Spanish rights): Ordinal Books
NORTH MACEDONIA: Feniks
NORWAY: Aschehoug
POLAND: Amber
SERBIA: Odiseja
SLOVAKIA: Ikar
SPAIN: Astronave
SWEDEN: Rabén & Sjögren
TURKEY: Kolektif
UNITED STATES (North America): Skyhorse Publishing/Sky Pony Press

IHME ILMAT! PUUHAKIRJA ILMASTON PELASTAJILLE
Into, February 2021, 48 pp.

Age group: 7+

READING MATERIALS:

Full Finnish pdf

Weird Weather Activity Book for Climate Heroes

by Laura Ertimo, illustrated by Mari Ahokoivu

Brand new activity book full of exercises that help you understand climate change and put your knowledge into action!

Weird Weather, the Activity Book provides fun pastimes for environment lovers. Fun tasks, brain-teasers and inspiring ideas unleash children’s creative powers. Through the activities, they will learn more about the world including both past and current changes happening everywhere in nature – as well as what can be done for a better future!

Some of the tasks can be done directly in the book, others encourage the children to explore their home environment or the surrounding areas. Get busy with a friend, call your grandparents to learn about the climate, and why not write a letter to the people who can make a difference, whether it’s your favorite YouTuber – or the President!

 

NEW!

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Into Kustannus (orig.)

DENMARK: Staarup & Co.

LUMOTUN MAAN KARTASTO
Kustantamo S&S April 2020, 64 pp.

Age group: 7+

READING MATERIALS:

English sample, 
Finnish edition

The Enchanted Planet Earth

by Laura Ertimo, illustrated by Satu Kontinen

10 stories told through 10 maps — and the maps are like you’ve never seen before!

There is a planet where plants plan world domination. Where beasts are good, and trees live for thousands of years, collecting memories in their bark. This enchanted place is Earth.

The Enchanted Planet Earth is a non-fiction book for both children and adults alike. It explores our own planet through 10 stories and 10 maps, mixing fairy tales and fact in a magical, almost mystical way. The stories provide a context where adults and kids can discuss environmental issues and changes on our planet, while the maps encourage the reader to study the world with eyes of enchantment and wonder. In this unique atlas, no story is complete without a map, but all maps are stories as such.

 

 PRAISE:

 ”The basic idea of this non-fiction book is familiar as such: it presents life on Earth, its history and some of the threats it’s facing.

The text is interesting and runs smoothly, but the illustrations give the book surprising, original and even lyrical tones. For example, ”A Map of What Hides in Deep Waters” tingles one’s imagination with its facts presented as if they were poetry. This gorgeous ensemle brings illustration and text together in a way that makes it pointless to categorise it for any particular age group.” 

– Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Finland

Enchanted Planet Earth (Kustantamo S&S, 2020) is Laura Ertimo’s and Satu Kontinen’s gorgeous non-fiction book for children. It combines fairy tales and fact in a fascinating way and offers endless amounts of reading and exploring. The book has ten stories, each with a map. The maps are detailed and decorative. And what’s best, the maps are real.

They may not all be easy to perceive, but that is a part of the enchantment of the book. –– I recommend this gorgeous book to, for example, all map lovers. Though it might seem a bit challenging on the first browsing, don’t be quailed. Its stories will unfold! And oh, what a gorgeous world they do open up!”

– Hurlumhei, a teacher’s blog about family and pedagogy, Finland

 

“Author Laura Ertimo’s and illustrator Satu Kontinen’s latest book ‘Enchanted Planet Earth’ takes the reader on a journey on our miraculous planet. And miraculous is the book itself, too, such a beautiful reading experience, mystical even in some ways. My 12-year-old test reader said the same – his first words after the first browsing were “this is way different than a regular atlas”.” 

– Mrs Eriksson’s Room, a librarian’s blog about family and literature, Finland

 

“Enchanted Planet Earth consists of ten completely different world maps.

Included are, for example, maps of winds, underwater regions and stories told of little folk. Each map begins with a fascinating text on its topic. The book is without a doubt a non-fiction book: everything is based on science of different fields. – – – Above all, this book is an art book: the maps don’t portray information as clearly, efficiently and boringly as possible. They are gorgeous. They are pieces of art. They bristle with information. Enchanted Planet Earth makes one burst with feelings for this Earth, teeming with life – that which is now, that which has been lost, and even that which is on the brink of extinction.– – –”

– sanataidesanoja.fi Oulu’s Children’s Cultural Centre blog, Finland

 

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Kustantamo S&S (orig.)

ESTONIA: Avita
POLAND: Eurograf
RUSSIA: AST
TURKEY: Alfa