Tammi, 2015-2021, 48 pp.

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Little Mouse Series

by Riikka Jäntti

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

  • Rights sold in 12 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!



“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
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
FRANCE: Cambourakis
NEPAL: Kathalaya
NEW ZEALAND: Scribble/Scribe
PORTUGAL: Harper Collins Iberica
RUSSIA: Strecoza
SPAIN (Spanish): Harper Collins Iberica
SPAIN (Catalan): Harper Collins Iberica
UK: Scribble/Scribe


WSOY 2019, 60 pp.

WSOY 2019, 60 pp.

WSOY, February 2021, 60 pp.

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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 17 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!


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.


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…


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.



“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:


DENMARK: Vild Maskine
ESTONIA: Postimees Publishing
GERMANY: Egmont Schneiderbuch
GREECE: Dioptra
HUNGARY: Cerkabella
ITALY: Terre di Mezzo
KOREA: Gilbutschool 
LATVIA: Latvijas Mediji
NETHERLANDS: De Vier Windstreken
NORWAY: Fontini
ROMANIA: Editura Univers
RUSSIA: Kompas Guide
SERBIA: Odiseja

TURKEY: Epsilon


Tammi 2020, 128 pp.

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Annie the Friend Tamer

by Kaisa Paasto, illustrated by Mari Ahokoivu

Shy people of the world, unite!

Annie is a 10-year-old girl. When her friend Miisa moves abroad, Annie 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 Annie has a different sort of problem: her new pet pig is refusing to be trained. He just wants to stay in his safe place, under the table. Good thing that Annie’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’es parents are also alright as far as parents go, even if they do laugh a bit too much at their own jokes. So it’s not all too bad – she just needs to become a ‘friend tamer’!


BOOK 2 coming in Fall 2021! 



Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)

GERMANY: Loewe Verlag

Otava, 2020, 256 pp.

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.

Book 2 coming in December 2021!



Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

Otava, 2019, 140 pp.

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.)

GERMANY: Mixtvision Verlag

NETHERLANDS: Veltman Uitgevers

Otava, 2020, 140 pp.

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.


Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

GERMANY: Mixtvision Verlag

Otava, June 2021, 144 pp.

English sample & synopsis coming soon

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 goat 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.


Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)


WSOY, March 2020, 200 pp.

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

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?



“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:


ESTONIA: Eesti Raamat
GERMANY: Carlsen Verlag
RUSSIA: Rosman

WSOY, March 2021, 180 pp.

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?



Rights sold:


ESTONIA: Eesti Raamat

Tammi, September 2020, 250 pp.

English sample & synopsis

Julia & P.A.L.  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.)

Otava, June 2020, 200 pp.

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.)


Tammi 2015, 300 pp.

Tammi 2016, 285 pp.

Tammi 2020, 250 pp.

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 29 territories!
  • A feature film in development by Scott Free Productions with Animal Logics Entertainment attached  

#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?




”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
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
RUSSIA, Rosman
SLOVENIA, Mladinska knjiga
SPAIN (Spanish), La GaleraSPAIN (Catalan), La Galera
SWEDEN, Rabén & Sjögren
TURKEY, SEV Redhouse Kidz
UKRAINE: School Publishing House
WORLD ENGLISH, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

FILM RIGHTS, Scott Free Productions


WSOY, 2020,  397pp.

English sample & synopsis


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!

On a long midsummer night, when the sun never really sets, sixteen year-old Kainu stands at the edge of a series of red circles drawn in ochre on the ground.

All young girls in her village discover what their future role in life is going to be by taking part in this ancient and traditional “rite of the circles”. Girls usually find that they end up in one of the more common circles that points them in the direction of roles such as matrons, mothers, or craftswomen. No one even dreams about the five most unique and select innermost circles, usually reserved for shamans and sages. Not one single girl has ever found themselves directed to one of the special circles for hundreds of years.

However, when Kainu enters the very middle circle which is 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:


Otava, September 2020, 221 pp.

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.)

Otava, June 2020, 200 pp.

English sample & synopsis


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!


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

Schildts & Söderströms 2014, 180 pp.

Förlaget 2016, 400 pp.

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

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 27 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.


“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

Tammi 2013, 240 pp.

Tammi 2013, 240 pp.

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

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.

  • 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.





“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
BRAZIL, Novo Conceito
CANADA (French), Hachette Livre
CATALAN, La Galera
CHINA, Modern Press
DENMARK, Gyldendal
ESTONIA, Pegasus
FAROE ISLANDS, Bókadeildin
FRANCE, Hachette Livre
GEORGIA, Bakur Sulakauri
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
NORWAY, Gyldendal
PORTUGAL, Presença
SERBIA, Vulkan
SLOVAKIA, Verbarium
SLOVENIA, Mladinska
SPAIN, La Galera
SWEDEN, Rabén & Sjögren
TAIWAN, Emily Publishing
THAILAND, Nanmee Books
TURKEY, Altin Kitaplar
UNITED STATES & CANADA, Crown Books for Young Readers
VIETNAM, Alpha Books

TV, Zerogravity


Minerva, March 2020, 20 pp.

Karisto 2021, 20 pp.

#1 – Full English PDF
#2 – Full English PDF

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.


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.


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:

#1 Minerva (orig.)
#2 Karisto (orig.)

GREECE: Klidarithmos
TURKEY: Yapi Kredi Publishing

Into, fEBRUARY 2021, 48 pp.

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!



Rights sold:

FINLAND: Into Kustannus (orig.)

DENMARK: Staarup & Co.

Into 2019,  48 pp.

Full English pdf 

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!



“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.
HUNGARY: Ciceró Könyvstúdió
ITALY: Mondadori/Edizioni Piemme
LATVIA: Jumava
MEXICO: (Latin American Spanish rights): Ordinal Books
NORWAY: Aschehoug
SERBIA: Odiseja
SPAIN: Astronave
SWEDEN: Rabén & Sjögren
TURKEY: Kolektif
UNITED STATES (North America): Skyhorse Publishing/Sky Pony Press

Kustantamo S&S April 2020, 64 pp.

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.



 ”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.– – –”

– Oulu’s Children’s Cultural Centre blog, Finland


Rights sold:

FINLAND: Kustantamo S&S (orig.)

POLAND: Eurograf