• Children's & YA

      Beppe the Brontosaurus

      by Ville Hytönen & Mira Mallius

      The hilarious picture book series about Beppe the Brontosaurus tells about friends who love adventures and cooking vegetarian food. In Beppe the Brontosaurus cooking pasta sauce becomes an adventure. A small boy called Ville finds a new friend in the cooking pot: a big Brontosaurus called Beppe. As neither of them remembers the recipe by heart, the outcome is a bit of a surprise. Colourful illustrations and humorous close-ups of kitchen- ware, condiments and food will encourage children to find joy in cooking and experimenting with new flavours. Every book comes with an easy vegetarian food recipe at the end!

    • Children's & YA

      Beppe and the Spicy Surprise

      by Ville Hytönen & Mira Mallius

      The hilarious picture book series about Beppe the Brontosaurus tells about friends who love adventures and cooking vegetarian food. In Beppe and the Spicy Surprise Beppe and his friends take a bus to Grandma’s house to cook some Indian food. Ville is unsure about spicy food, and Vis-Vis the bison can’t stay still for a second. What happens when there are too many cooks in the kitchen? Colourful illustrations and humorous close-ups of kitchen- ware, condiments and food will encourage children to find joy in cooking and experimenting with new flavours. Every book comes with an easy vegetarian food recipe at the end!

    • Children's & YA

      The Burning Dark

      by Siiri Enoranta

      The dazzling Finlandia Junior Prize- winning fantasy adventure addresses our fear of the unknown — and the difficulty of telling the difference between right and wrong. In Indorasia 14-year-old Pau must grow up fast. A government sanctioned bureau, BLEM, plans to rid the world of the ancient beings, the Cinderlings. The most powerful magi, Nubya, knows more about the mysterious Cinderlings than anyone and rallies her rebel troops to defend the Cinderlings the situation escalates. The two sides are now at war, and Pau’s role seems to be predestined. Her ordinary and safe life gives way to one filled with magic — and death.

    • Children's & YA
      March 2019

      The Conman's Apprentice

      by Anniina Mikama

      The illusions are still abundant and the story is taken forward – by looking into the past. To learn how the story begins we go back to Krakow in 1824, where 15-year-old Wiktor Warowski lives. He is in love with Zofia and has plans for their future. But a brutal accident leaves Wiktor severely injured and desolate. A mysterious clockmaker, Seweryn Król, offers Wiktor an apprenticeship; not only in mechanics, but also in magic tricks and illusions. The two also set upon fixing a mechanical man, Tom, found on the accident site. Their world is altered forever. But Seweryn's past puts their — and Zofia’s — lives in great danger. Magic and illusions, past and future are gloriously interwoven in this magically great read!

    • Children's & YA
      March 2019

      Mur and the Star

      Mur Trilogy

      by Anne Vasko, Kaisa Happonen:

      In Mur and the Star Big and Mur admire the starry sky with their friends in the woods. Big thoughts and questions arise. But Owl, Fox and even the wind all keep telling Mur to hush when she tries to ask questions... Mur and the Star completes the charming, beautiful Mur Trilogy!

    • Children's & YA

      The Bird Master

      by Karin Erlandsson

      A grand take on friendship, longing and a kingdom of stories by an award-winning author The Bird Master is the second book in Karin Erlandsson’s captivating four part series Song of the Eye Gemstone. The exciting, multi-layered story, located in a skilfully constructed world, grows from book to book into ever more epic portions–a grand tale of friendship, longing and of what truly matters in life.

    • Children's & YA

      The Scaler of the Peaks

      by Karin Erlandsson

      A grand take on friendship, longing and a kingdom of stories by an award-winning author The northern harbour town has been burnt to the ground. The birds of Iberis have chosen death in preference to life in slavery and the golden guards have dispersed. The eye gemstone remains in the possession of the power-crazy Iberis; it is hidden in the eastern mountains. Miranda, Syrsa and Lydia, the healer, set off from the smouldering ruins. It soon becomes clear to them that the customs in the east are different from those in the north. Everything has its price and all is for sale. The hazardous journey takes them inside a mountain, to a silver city and finally to the eye gemstone, shackled to a rock. However, the price for taking it is higher than the threesome had anticipated. The Scaler of the Peaks is the third book in Karin Erlandsson’s captivating four part series Song of the Eye Gemstone. Whereas in the first book The Pearl Fisher the adventure took place on southern seas and in the second, The Bird Master, the reader was taken into northern woods, The Scaler of the Peaks is located in the eastern mountainous region of the kingdom.

    • Children's & YA

      Elk Girl

      by Malin Klingenberg

      How to grow up, deal with changes – and tame an elk? Johanna has just started middle school and many things have changed during the summer. Her best friend Sandra, for instance. Sandra has started to spend time with the most popular girls in their year and is doing anything to get their approval. Johanna only wants things to be as they were. Luckily, Johannas’s got her forest den, where she can enjoy the fresh forest air and study the animals in peace. Malin Klingenberg writes in a serious but light-hearted way about being a teenager in the throes of changes. And about taming an elk.

    • Children's & YA

      Rakel's Miracles

      by Malin Klingenberg

      A hilarious series about retired people fighting crime In a small-town school a boy sits in a classroom, deep in thought. He’s called Patrik, and today will be the most exciting day of his life, although he doesn’t know it yet. Soon the class tearaway, Irene, bullies Patrik into escaping from school. When he ends up on the wrong bus full of pensioners, it appears that one of the senior citizens has beenkidnapped — and a group of villains are very interested in taking the other pensioners out of the game, too… In The Senior Squad series, pensioners secretly scupper the evil plans of lowlifes with the help of two clever children, Patrik and Irene. The series, consisting of five books (Patrik and the Senior Squad, Irene and the Moneyhoover, Fake Bernice, The Fantastic Alfredo and Rakel’s Miracles, 2010–2018) has been praised for its crazy humour, quirky characters and action-filled plots.

    • Children's & YA

      Princess Pintsize's Better Than Best Bedtime Stories

      by Hannele Lampela & Ninka Reittu

      A fresh take on classic bed time stories and fairytales through the eyes of Princess Pintsize, a naughty princess, inspired by ‘Pippi Longstocking’ and ‘Anneli and Onneli’. Princess Pintsize is a princess like no other, outspoken and unstoppable and every naughty child’s hero. Why does the prince get to kiss Sleeping Beauty without her permission? And who even needs a prince, when the alarm clock has been invented? This third book in the lovable and enchantingly illustrated series gives amusing new interpretations of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel. Princess Pintsize’s Better Than Best Bedtime Stories was shortlisted for the Arvid Lydecken Prize 2019.

    • Children's & YA
      March 2019

      Nelson Tigerpaw

      by Lena Frölander-Ulf

      A mysterious middle-grade adventure about a boy and a tiger in an unpredictable city, inspired by Astrid Lindgren's ‘Mio min Mio’ and works by Jakob Wegelius. Nelson Mareng stands alone on the train station in Berlurenstad, a city where most people are in too much ofa hurry to help a stranger. Suddenly, Nelson finds himself involved in a world full of dangerous secrets and grand adventures.Embark on a trip beyond Berlurenstad’s tidy facades in this tender and humorous book about friendship and daring to stand up for what feels right.

    • Children's & YA

      Moments Before the World Changed

      by Jenni Pääskysaari & Matti Pikkujämsä

      You — yes, you right there! You can have an impact on the world and on our future. Inspiring true stories on braveness and the power of co-operation, on unknown moments in history that changed the world. What happened when a boy with stage fright received a guitar and overcame his fears? How did a disobedient girl on a bus start a battle for human rights? Who were the first creatures on the dark side of the Moon? It turns out we didn’t know all about Elvis. Rosa Park’s story is familiar to us, but who has heard about Claudette Colvin? Laika the Dog has gone down in history but not the turtles who paved the way for the Moon landing. A book about crucial, important acts, realizations and standpoints that have led to historic turns of events and triggered change, thanks to individual braveness or a joint effort. Familiar format of Rebel stories introduces us unknown moments in history that changed the course of events, in bedtime size bites for everyone.

    • Children's & YA

      Tommy and the Doctor Ear

      by Kristiina Louhi

      Tommy is back! The much-loved favourite of Finnish children and parents since 1993. Tommy is a brave little boy whose every day is full of wonders. Now Tommy’s ear hurts and it makes him cry. But the nice doctor gives him medicine and then Doctor Tommy is ready to examine all of his toys! Tommy and the Doctor Ear is the 17th book in the classic bestselling picture book series.

    • Children's & YA

      Tommy and Kerttu the Bookworm

      by Kristiina Louhi

      Tommy is back! The much-loved favourite of Finnish children and parents since 1993. Tommy, dad and Kerttu go to visit the new library! It’s an exciting day: Tommy gets his very own library card – and ice cream at the café. Tommy and Kerttu the Bookworm is the 18th book in the classic bestselling picture book series.

    • Children's & YA

      Bear & Fox

      by Ulla Sainio

      How do animals react to climate change? Find out with Bear and Fox as they team up with their animal friends on a quest to find winter. Winter is coming… but it never arrives! Best friends Bear and Fox decide to go ice fishing, only to discover that there is no ice on the lake. They head north to find it, attracting a delightful menagerie of animals along the way, each with their own reasons for finding winter. This journey gets Bear and Fox thinking about how all these diverse animals can live together in peaceful harmony. An inspiring tale, Bear and Fox is a gorgeous picture book filled with beautiful illustrations. The characters also fea- ture in a fun sticker book!

    • Children's & YA

      The Monster Tournament

      by Pasi Pitkänen

      ‘Where the Wild Things Are' meets ‘Fantastic Beasts' and ‘Pokémon!' Eren has decided to accept Princess Rola’s challenge and take part in the Monster Tournament. Competitors each get an egg that will hatch into a mighty monster. But when Eren’s monster is finally revealed, it looks more like a caterpillar or a baby penguin. Can Eren train it to be his tournament monster, and could it ever beat Princess Rola’s Storm Snail?

    • Children's & YA

      Mister King

      by Raija Siekkinen & Hannu Taina

      Gentle and humorous fairy tale about a lonely king and a cat who changes the king’s life. This picture book classic is a gem of children’s literature. “Far away from here, on the shore of a distant sea, there was a wonderful house. And in the house lived a little white-bearded king.” So begins the story of Mister King, a king with one big problem — he has no subjects. His beautiful castle and many fine possessions fail to delight him, for he feels lonely and useless. When one day an unusual cat comes to the castle for shelter, Mister King suddenly finds his life taking a new direction.

    • Children's & YA

      Kepler62, The New World — New Tribes

      by Timo Parvela, Bjørn Sortland & Pasi Pitkänen

      Launch of Season 2 in the exciting ‘Kepler62’ space adventure! Books 2–5 will be published in 2019–2020. In Season 1 — consisting of 6 best-selling titles — a group of chil- dren made a dangerous journey to Kepler62, a faraway planet, to save humankind. In Season 2 the story of the settlers continues. The people on Kepler62 have split into two groups. One is led by Jon, the youngest of the “Firsts”. The other group has left long ago to explore the planet. Jon and his villagers are running out of food and someone seems to be sabotaging the camp. A mysteri- ous girl called X comes to Jon’s aid — just as the unrest reaches boiling point.

    • Children's & YA
      March 2019

      New Pets and New Friends!

      by Riina & Sami Kaarla

      New series launch; perfect for girls aged 7+ who love animals and are bored with pink! This series fills a gap in the market for illustrated beginning-reader books for the girls of today — with a fun mix of pet-related information, current technology, and detective work! Kati-e is a tech-wise girl who loves animals. The pet owners in her neighbourhood often turn to Kati-e for help with their pet-related problems. Kati-e is assisted by her funny robot, Ti-bot, who helps in monitoring the neighbourhood in case of any pet emergencies. In the first book, they also make friends with Tim, a boy next door, who joins them in solving new cases. The books are illustrated in colour throughout. Each story deals with one main case plus several smaller cases.

    • Children's & YA
      March 2019

      The Legion of Brimstone

      by Janne Kukkonen

      The winner of the Comics Finlandia Prize, this delightful fantasy will enchant children and adults alike Brave and resourceful Lily dreams of proving her skills to the Guild of Thieves and being acknowledged as a master thief. By chance, she gets mixed up in a battle between ancient kings and forgotten gods. But isn’t saving the whole world from destruction asking a bit much for a little thief? Lily the Thief has been sold to four languages so far and will be out in the US in 2019. The second adventure in the series will be out in March 2019 in Finland!

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