New titles this season

Picture Books

The Vole and The Moon

Mila Teräs, illustrated by Nora Surojegin

Children’s Non-Fiction

We Are Powerful!

Laura Ertimo, illustrated by Mari Ahokoivu

Middle Grade

Stop Secret Mysteries: Stinker the Horrific Sock Monster

Ilona Ahti, illustrated by Miila Westin

Chapter Books

The Little Shop of Nightmares 4: The Crystal Skull

Magdalena Hai, illustrated by Teemu Juhani

Young Adult


Elina Pitkäkangas

Picture books

Karisto, June 2023, 32 pp.

Age group: 3+ years

Reading material:
Full English text

The Vole and The Moon

Mila Teräs, illustrated by Nora Surojegin

A charmingly sweet picture book about the beauty of living in the moment. Mila Teräs’ enchanting prose is accompanied by Nora Surojegin’s gentle illustrations.

✓ Mila Teräs was awarded the prestigious Kaarina Helakisa Prize in 2023!

✓For fans of Leo Lionni’s Frederick

✓ Books illustrated by Nora Surojegin have been translated into 10 languages

Millie the vole has a strange feeling. She is preparing for the upcoming winter well in advance. However, she feels like she has forgotten something. She is so busy planning and doing things that there is no time to go to watch the Moon and celebrate with other animals. When Millie decides to look up to the sky, she has to stop and stare.

The book tells of how important it is to stop: instead of the constant hurry and overachieving, it is important to pause and just exist without feeling guilty. At the same time, the book highlights what a wonder and secret life really is.

Surojegin’s beautifully soft illustrations of the night-time forest paint a beautiful and enchanting atmosphere. The trees with their shadows and the grass stems invite one to take part in the adventure in the woods. The animals are friendly and soft fairytale creatures. The book helps the reader to realise the importance of pausing!
– Lukuriemua on instagram


Rights sold:
FINLAND: Karisto (orig.)

Otava, August 2023, 32 pp.

Age group: 5+ years

Reading material:
Full English text

The Duck Who Was Afraid of Eagles

Veera Salmi, illustrated by Matti Pikkkujämsä

Riegel the Jumping Eagle just wants to bully others. What should the other birds do? A picture book about real courage.

✓ An important book about standing up to bullies

✓ The newest title from the author-illustrator duo whose joint work has been nominated for the Runeberg Junior Prize 2020, the Arvid Lydecken Prize 2020 and the Nordic Council Children’s and Youth Literature Prize 2020

✓ Illustrator Matti Pikkujämsä received the Kaarina Helakisa prize 2021, and was named Illustrator of the Year 2019 by The Finnish Illustration Association. He also won the Finnish State Prize for Illustrations in 2015 and the Rudolf Koivu Prize in 2013.

✓ Author Veera Salmi won the Kaarina Helakisa Prize in 2014 and was nominated for the Finlandia Junior in 2015

The life of the Duck and other birds in the Happy House is as soft and sweet as dessert dough. Until, one Wednesday, some eagles start building a ski jumping tower next to them.

What should the Duck do if he is too scared to stay, but also too scared to leave?

Independent sequel to the Nordic Council Award nominated picture book The Duck Who Was Afraid to Fly.

Pikkujämsä’s illustration makes the characters easily approachable and their feelings and needs recognizable and understandable. Even with difficult topics and uncomfortable emotions, Pikkujämsä draws the reader and viewer into the story by his insights. This is probably why his images appeal to so many people both children and adults. Pikkujämsä is an artisan of illustration in the finest sense of the word.
– Kaarina Helakisa Prize jury 2021


Rights sold:
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

Otava, April 2022, 32 pp.

Age group: 3+ years

Reading material:
English PDF

Itty Bitty Princess and the Truth About Babies

Hannele Lampela, illustrated by Ninka Reittu

A funny and warm take on “Where do babies come from?”, narrated from the child’s perspective

✓ Two Itty Bitty Princess films in development (Aurora Studios & Helsinki-filmi)

✓ Rights for the bestselling standalone picture books featuring Itty Bitty Princess have been sold to 6 territories

✓ Hannele Lampela has been awarded the prestigious Kaarina Helakisa Prize for her work and she has been nominated for the Runeberg Junior award 2019, the Storytel Finland Award 2020, and Arvid Lydecken Award 2020

Where do annoying little siblings come from? Itty Bitty Princess figures out the truth about babies in her own bold manner.

Of course, Itty Bitty Princess knows that babies grow in mothers’ tummies. But how did they end up there? And how do they get out? And most importantly: why on earth would parents want a baby that poops a lot and wakes them up in the middle of the night?

This charming picture book by Hannele Lampela, illustrated by Ninka Reittu, provides answers to children’s puzzling questions about babies, but also touches on the emotions that big sisters and brothers go through when they hear a baby is on the way.

Itty Bitty Princess and the (Awful) Truth About Babies is a warm, funny and sweet story that will solve many questions and will save some grownups from having that “uncomfortable” talk. Most important of all, Itty Bitty brings to the conversation the diversity and richness among all families, parents, siblings and guardians.
– María José González Camarena, Children’s and YA Managing Editor, Planeta Mexico

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

DENMARK: Turbine
ESTONIA: Kirjastus Elust Enesest
ITALY: Fabbri Editori
SPAIN: Planeta Mexico
LATIN AMERICA: Planeta Mexico

Otava,  October 2022, 80 pp.

Age group: 3+ years

Reading material:
English PDF

Itty Bitty Princess’s Teeny Bit Terrific Fairy Tales

Hannele Lampela, illustrated by Ninka Reittu

The hero of all mischief-makers, Itty Bitty Princess, tells us seven familiar stories from the perspective of the teeny bit naughty! 

✓ Two Itty Bitty Princess films in development (Aurora Studios & Helsinki-filmi)

✓ Rights for the bestselling standalone picture books featuring Itty Bitty Princess have been sold to 6 territories

✓ Hannele Lampela has been awarded the prestigious Kaarina Helakisa Prize for her work and she has been nominated for the Runeberg Junior award 2019, the Storytel Finland Award 2020, and Arvid Lydecken Award 2020

Have you ever thought of how a witch feels when her magnificent gingerbread house is eaten? Or the fairy who doesn’t get invited to a birthday party? Indeed, probably not so good. 

Itty Bitty Princess has noticed that the ones who are already kind are the ones who always win the battles. Like her little brother. That’s why she has decided to tell a few stories from the side of the scoundrels, like the dragon that gets constantly poked by swords. After all, Itty Bitty Princess knows what it’s like to be kind and naughty at the same time.

Lovely that the stories were completely remade, even if some of the characters were familiar. [–] With this, one can talk about emotions and friendships to the children. The illustrations give the story more depth and the characters are filled with expressions. A warm recommendation!
– inspiraationjaljilla on instagram

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

Förlaget, March 2023, 44 pp.

Age group: 3+ years

Reading material:
English PDF


Ted Forsström, illustrated by Åsa Lucander

An interactive and playful bedtime story for toddlers featuring a very loud dog with a big imagination!

✓ Dog Stella’s thoughts mimic the lively imagination of toddlers

✓ Features comforting routine and interactive fun: Toddlers will love to join in the repeating tongue twister telling dog Stella to behave and will be equally delighted by Stella’s crazy reasons for barking!

✓ A new, exciting collaboration between comedian and Finlandia Junior nominated author Ted Forsström and Aardman director and illustrator Åsa Lucander

✓ Rights sold into 7 languages!

“Please Stella, stop barking!” her father says in a stern way.
Everyone gets up from the bed and looks. No strange dogs. No balls. Not even a small berry or a strand of beard.
But through the window, Stella sees the neighbour’s car going away.
“Do you hear car, get out of the yard!” Dad says, leading everyone back to bed.”

A father tries to put his child to bed, but keeps getting interrupted by Stella the dog, who starts barking hysterically. Something unexpected always happens, and the reader is treated to Stella’s lively imaginations: it may be a door opening or a car driving by, but Stella is strongly convinced it’s Grandma coming to give her food, or that squirrels have built a nest in the toaster.

Anyone who has ever tried to bring a child to bed knows how cozy yet fragile the situation is. It requires the right amount of patience and determination. The right bedtime story can be the key to a successful, quiet night.

There is a warm feeling, playful rhymes and an unusual mix of familiar ordinariness and fantastic antics. Clear recognition for anyone trying to combine cozy moments with a pet!

Stella is a book you can read again and again, night after night.

“Children’s books about bedtime are a classic theme, but Ted Forsström and Åsa Lucander create something new by presenting STELLA from the dog’s perspective. (…) The spreads where (in Stella’s imagination) the kitchen is teeming with squirrels and the living room with dogs are true treats for your eyes.
– Maria Lassén-Seger, Hufvudstadsbladet newspaper (5 star review)

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Förlaget (orig. Finland-Swedish), Etana Editions (Finnish)
DENMARK: Gads Förlag
ESTONIA: Tammerraamat
GERMANY: Mixtvision
HUNGARY: Cerkabella
SWEDEN: Förlaget

Otava,  September 2022, 32 pp.

Age group: 3+ years

Reading material:
English PDF

The Fox and Silence

Reetta Niemelä , illustrated by Eri Shimatsuka

A charming picture book about a sensitive fox and the need for silence.

✓ A new collaboration between the winner of the Arvid Lydecken Award 2022 Reetta Niemelä and textile artist and illustrator Eri Shimatsuka

✓ An important topic with appeal to all ages

✓ Teaches children about mental health and standing up for their individual needs

Once upon a time there was a fox the colour of a copper pot. It had very long and sensitive ears. Loud noises keep hurting the fox’s ears. It had to dig deeper and deeper into its den to rest its ears. Where does the fox find silence? How would the other creatures in the forest understand that the silence is like a hammock, where one can safely fall asleep?

This beautiful story discusses sensibility and the need for silence. The touching text by award-winning poet and children’s author Reetta Niemela is paired with charming illustrations by textile artist Eri Shimatsuka.

Reetta Niemelä’s The Fox And Silence is a sweet, beautifully written picture book about hypersensitivity and how burdensome our everyday environment can sometimes be. The gentle illustrations by textile designer Eri Shimatsuka support the story. The book is suitable for all ages.
– – Henriikka Tulivirta on Kirjasampo website

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

Tammi, 2015-, 48 pp.

Age group: 2+ years

Reading material:
English PDFs

Little Mouse Series

Riikka Jäntti

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

✓  Rights for the series sold in 21 territories!

✓  Features lovely retro-style illustrations and relatable everyday scenarios from family life with a toddler!

✓ There is a book for every occasion!

Newest title:
Book 9: Little Mouse Welcomes Spring

Spring is here and Little Mouse has a lot to wonder about!
It’s so light in the evenings that Little Mouse cannot sleep. It’s spring. In the park and walking in the forest Little Mouse observes all kinds of things: the first butterfly of spring and a lizard. 
There are some little worries with spring too as Grandpa Mouse has to go to the hospital. Little Mouse and Mummy Mouse visit him and Little Mouse thinks it’s a bit scary. Will Grandpa be okay?

Also available:

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!

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 Mommy Mouse with all of them.

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

Book 6: Little Mouse’s Summer
Summer holidays are 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 you have to enjoy the summer, because it doesn’t last forever.

Book 7: Little Mouse’s Goes Camping
One beautiful summer’s day, Little Mouse goes camping with his mom. Little Mouse helps Mommy Mouse 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 8: Little Mouse and the Birthday Present
At last, DING DONG! Little Mouse opens the front door for the birthday guests. Little Mouse receives delightful presents from friends, and then it is time to feast: the birthday cake and other desserts are to everyone’s taste. Games and quizzes are also part of Little Mouse’s birthday. The next morning, Little Mouse gets a present from Mommy Mouse, but it ends up causing a surprising amount of trouble, especially to Mom!

We’re thrilled to continue publishing the adventures of Little Mouse! Riikka Jäntti is a master in blending together tradition and modernity, and knows how to tackle tenderly day to day’s questions as well as more difficult situations.”

– Cambourakis, France

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
AUSTRALIA: Scribble/Scribe
BULGARIA: Uniscorp
CHINA: Beijing Yuntu Tech
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
FRANCE: Cambourakis
GERMANY: Cross Cult
ITALY: Sinnos
NEPAL: Kathalaya
NEW ZEALAND: Scribble/Scribe
PORTUGAL: Harper Collins Iberica
ROMANIA: Editura Paralela 45
RUSSIA: Strecoza
SPAIN (Spanish): Harper Collins Iberica
SPAIN (Catalan): Harper Collins Iberica
SWEDEN: Epix Bokförlag AB
UK: Scribble/Scribe

Tammi, October 2022, 80 pp.

Age group: 3+ years

Reading material:
English sample in September

Little Mouse’s Fables

Riikka Jäntti

Little Mouse’s Fables is a charming and cheerful book for small readers and all Little Mouse’s friends!

✓  Little Mouse and Mommy Mouse dive together into the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm and discuss them!

✓  The newest standalone title in the bestselling Little Mouse series!

Little Mouse loves storytime. Together with Mommy Mouse, they read the Grimm classics: Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, The Three Wishes, Sweet Porridge, Jack and the Beanstalk, and more! Riikka Jäntti’s lovely illustrations depict the mouseified adventures in these classic tales.

In this new album of her fantastic series Little Mouse, Riikka Jäntti takes a small sidestep to invite us to delve into the Brothers Grimm’s enchanted universe. While taking us back to the classics of children’s literature, she also softly highlights the joys of the timeless moment of the bedtime story.

– Cambourakis, France

Charming… Scandi sublime.

– The Times, Book of the Week, about Little Mouse

English readers will see something of Beatrix Potter’s poetry and precision in the Helsinki-based illustrator and author’s retro ink and watercolor 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

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
FRANCE: Cambourakis

Tammi 2017, 42 pp.

Tammi 2019, 42 pp.

Tammi, 2021, 42 pp.

Age group: 2-6 years

Reading material:
English PDFs

Princess Rascal series

Elina Hirvonen, illustrated by Mervi Lindman

Princess Rascal is a spirited and resourceful little girl, like a little sister of Pippi Longstocking! The topics of the clever and fun books in the Princess Rascal series arise from the day-to-day challenges of families with children.

✓  Picture book series praised for its realism depicting life with children!

✓ Rights sold in 5 territories and counting!

 Busy days can be filled with snappy talk and misunderstandings. But, on the other hand, there are always lots of new ideas, warmth and practical magic around!

#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 speaks 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 the everyday life of a toddler family – sometimes parents get tired, too.

#2 Princess Rascal and the Potty Words
Princess Rascal starts preschool. 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 the completely wrong situation, she’s sure that she is the most embarrassed girl in the world. But a solution for the problem can be found in her secret treasure chest.

#3 Princess Rascal and the Quarrel Spell
Which spell is the best when it seems that 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 looks 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…”

Everybody quarrels once in a while, no need to be scared of it. The difficult topic of the book never becomes too gloomy, because the solution-oriented Princess Rascal takes action. Mervi Lindman’s delicate and colorful illustrations also maintain positivity.
– Turun Sanomat newspaper, Finland on Princess Rascal and the Quarrel Spell


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Rights sold:
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
DENMARK: Gads Forlag (books 1&2)
ESTONIA: Elust Enesest (Books 1-3)
LITHUANIA: Nieko Rimto (book 1)

Chapter books

Otava, September 2023, 40 pp.

Age group: 5+ years

Reading material:
English sample

Itty Bitty Princess and the Amazing Amusement Park

Hannele Lampela, illustrated by Ninka Reittu

Get ready for a sleepover adventure like no other with Itty Bitty Princess!

✓ Two Itty Bitty Princess films in development (Aurora Studios & Helsinki-filmi)

✓ Rights for the bestselling standalone picture books featuring Itty Bitty Princess have been sold to 6 territories

✓ Hannele Lampela has been awarded the prestigious Kaarina Helakisa Prize for her work and she has been nominated for the Runeberg Junior award 2019, the Storytel Finland Award 2020, and Arvid Lydecken Award 2020

Itty Bitty Princess has a sleepover at her friend’s place. How exciting! What should she pack? And what should the princesses play?

The sleepover itself feels exciting, but it gets even more fun when imagination takes flight and they end up visiting an amusement park at nighttime! Are there ghosts lurking about? And if there are, could they be kind?

Itty Bitty Princess is simply a charming personallity who knows how to cheer up the smaller and biger readers. Ninka Reittu’s illustrations are somehow just perfect!
– Iida Åfeldt, Iidan matkassa -blog
Rights sold:
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
ESTONIA: Elust Enesest

WSOY, November 2023, 60 pp.

Age group:5+

Reading material:
English text

The Little Shop of Nightmares 4: The Crystal Skull

Magdalena Hai, illustrated by Teemu Juhani

Fourth book in the super successful children’s series for the younger readers 5+!

✓ Mystery and horror paired with laugh-out-loud humour for younger readers!

✓ Magdalena Hai is the winner of the The Kaarina Helakisa Prize 2020

✓ Bestselling series sold to 29 territories!

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!

The Little Shop of Nightmares takes the reader straight into a fantastic world where everything can happen. And it does! It’s scary, funny and entertaining. Lots of wonderful details and interesting characters. That’s where every child wants to be!
– Lindy Andersen, Publisher, Fontini, Norway





Rights sold:
SWEDEN: Hegas Förlag

TAIWAN: Morning Star

WSOY 2019, 60 pp.

WSOY 2019, 60 pp.

WSOY, 2021, 60 pp.

Age group: 7+

Reading material:
Full English PDFs 

The Little Shop of Nightmares Series

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 29 territories!

✓ A chapter book series full of quirky characters and inventive plotlines – workdays are never dull in the Little Shop of Nightmares

✓Mystery and horror paired with laugh-out-loud humour for younger middle grade

✓ Magdalena Hai is the winner of the The Kaarina Helakisa Prize 2020

Nina is a clever, 9-year-old girl who goes to work in the Little Shop of Nightmares. During the course of the series, she has to solve a mystery with tickling powder, find the lost teeth of a vampire, and discover the reason why suddenly it just won’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!

#1 The Terrible Tickling Powder
When Nina, a 9-year-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 any 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 the vampire, Lucas, 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 thwarting their every effort to stop it from snowing inside.

A super funny book about an assistant in a weird shop and a toothless vampire who are looking for new teeth. [–] The writing style is just great, and the book was told with a lot of humor, but also illustrated in a way which shows that the artist has definitely put a lot of effort into the little book.”
–Sarahreadingxo, Germany, about the Mystery of the Missing Teeth

“This is an easy-to-read and cozy book for early readers with both little creepiness and humour. Colourful, detailed, and playful illustrations enhance the experience.”
–Barnboksbloggen, Sweden, about the Tickling Powder



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Rights sold:
CATALAN: La Galera
DENMARK: Vild Maskine
ESTONIA: Postimees Publishing
GERMANY: Egmont Schneiderbuch
GREECE: Dioptra
HUNGARY: Cerkabella
ITALY: Terre di Mezzo
JAPAN: Holp Publishing
KOREA: Gilbutschool
LATVIA: Latvijas Mediji
NETHERLANDS: De Vier Windstreken
NORWAY: Fontini
PORTUGAL: Penguin Random House Portugal
ROMANIA: Editura Univers
RUSSIA: Kompas Guide
SERBIA: Odiseja
TAIWAN: Morning Star
TURKEY: Epsilon
UKRAINE: The Old Lion Publishing House

Minerva, September 2021, 56 pp.

Minerva, March 2022, 56 pp.

Minerva, May 2023, 56 pp.

Age group: 5+

Reading material:
Full English PDFs of Books 1-2, English sample for Book 3

Thelma the Tenacious Witch Series

Satu Varjonen, illustrated by Mari Luoma

A humorous and magical series about the adventures of a young witch girl!

✓ Realistic struggles in the company of witches!

✓ Well-received and funny series with more titles in the pipeline!

Book #3: What’s The Buzz?

Witchy tricks on social media!

The energetic and well-intentioned witch girl, Thelma, takes a deep dive into social media. As usual, mishaps are guaranteed.

Thelma’s friend Ornelia introduces her to the world of mobile phones and social media. And like any other child, Thelma is quickly swept in by the crystal display. It turns out that witchcraft is pretty good at going viral. But is fame great for the little witch girl that has grown up in the middle of the forest? Might it even be dangerous? The human-averse Grandma Myrtle is herself aghast at technology. Be ready for delightful magic and goofs in the usual Thelma-like way!

Book #1: Who Nose?

A heart-warming story about accepting differences and loving oneself!

Thelma, the little witch girl, starts school and ends up literally nose to nose with the popular girl, Ornelia. However, the extraordinary witch girl doesn’t get startled easily and decides to give it her all to fit in. After a bunch of mishaps, Thelma realizes that instead of trying to please everybody, it is best to be yourself! 

Book #2: An Egg-cellent Surprise!

The sweet witch, Thelma, tries her hardest to make things good. But magic is one of those things that sometimes leads to quite unexpected things. 

Thelma’s house is as busy as ever. The spring cleaning must be done, guests are coming and The Great Egg Hunt with its tantalizing prizes is about to start on the mountain. The easter traditions of witches and humans cause Thelma a headache, especially when her ghastly great-aunt, Grandma Myrtle and Thelma’s new friend Ornelia get entangled in them too. And magic doesn’t always go according to plan.

The language of the book is humoristic and diverse. It was fun to read together [–] The illustrations are fun and colourful and the characters very expressive!
– Lastenkirjasuomi instagram





Rights sold:
FINLAND: Minerva (orig.)
ESTONIA: Kirjastus Elust Enesest

Tammi, May 2022, 84pp.

Tammi, October 2022, 120 pp.

Tammi, May 2023

Tammi, Fall 2023

Age group: 5+

Reading material:
Full English sample (Book 1), English synopses, English series presentation, Finnish texts

Pet Friends Series

Riina Kaarla, Sami Kaarla & Anders Vacklin

A story of a young girl experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with pets and new friendships!

✓ Funny and adventure-filled 4-book series for animal lovers and robots fans alike!

✓ Fresh quirky 4-colour artwork

✓ Teaches children about animals and pet care

Pet Friends is a freestanding prequel and companion series to Pet Agents for younger readers. The series tells the story of how the agent duo of Kati-e and Ti-bot got their start and solved their first missions.

Book #4: Mir: (Fall 2023)

To solve the mystery of the beekeeper’s lost bees, passionate and unyielding animal helper Kati-e has to break into a space tech lab to build a new shapeshifter robot that can perform a bee dance, all at the same time her astronaut father is leaving Earth.

Fluffy, funny, and adventure-filled, the series takes the reader into a totally different animal world, with a fresh twist on pet care. Packed with excellent storytelling, stunning artwork, interesting characters, and wonderfully clever storylines.
Get your paw prints on these books now!

Book #1: Bit and Mode: (May 2022)
In order to have a pet of her own, the lonely six-year-old coding wizard and handy robot builder Kati-e rescues adorable rat twins from the trash can. She sneaks them home, despite her mother’s allergy to rats, only to discover a mysterious stuffed animal hidden inside the walls of her room, which used to belong to the coolest girl in the neighborhood.

Book #2: Mop: (October 2022)
A sunny, resourceful, self-reliant 6-year-old rat owner Kati-e is having the time of her life working as a little helper in a pet store; when it goes out of business, devastated Kati-e sets up her own pet service so she can be around animals in the future, and ends up owning four puppies as a result.

NEW Book #3: Bean: (May 2023)
Brilliant and resourceful, Kati-e struggles to build a robot that can speak with animals, to find good homes for her four puppies, and is forced to renovate an old roof-top water tank into her new home as one of the puppies wants to stay with her.

Children’s books about animals often train their readers to treat animals with respect. In the Pet Agents series, children interested in pets and other domestic animals also learn about their care and behaviour. The strength of the Pet Agents series lies in (…) its event-rich storytelling and abundant, colourful illustrations. (…) The children in the series are active, energetic and have a wide network of friends.
– Lastenkirjahylly blog, Finland on Pet Agents series





Rights sold:
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)