• 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

      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

      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!

    • Children's & YA

      Tiltu & Lettu And The Play House Dweller

      Leikkimökin asukas

      by Taru Viinikainen, Oili Kokkonen

      A delightful new series from an author with a unique storytelling voice! Sisters Tiltu and Lettu's new pink playhouse is finally ready! Right away, they put a sand cake in the oven to bake. But what's that? There’s a delicious chocolate cake already there. Who baked it? A funny little man who claims to live in their playhouse. That is, in the winter he does—in the summer he sleeps in the garden, looking deceptively like a garden gnome. The two little girls cause quite a hullabaloo together with their knee-high friend. The second book in the series is out in autumn 2018 and will bring new breeds of gnomes and elves into the girls' world, including the famed Christmas variety!

    • Children's & YA

      Night-School Books

      Yökoulu

      by Paula Noronen, Kati Närhi

      The frightfully fun school for creatures of the night has opened its doors! Night School And The Vengeful Neighbors: The Night School is under threat of closure! A terribly frazzled couple next door is disturbed by noise from the school. The neighbours are determined to get the school closed but the pupils, among them zombie boy Paavo and vampire girl Martta, are not going to make it easy for them. Night School And The Missing Teacher: Going to school at night—what could be more fun? Except when your teacher mysteriously disappears and is replaced by someone fascinated by all things gloomy... Zombie boy Paavo and vampire girl Martta decide to investigate the mystery of their missingteacher. Night School And The Missing Teacher is a humorous, fastpaced adventure for all fans of strange phenomena. The third Night School book is out in autumn 2018.

    • Children's & YA

      Viking Trilogy

      Viikinkitrilogia

      by Roope Lipasti

      A convincing and exciting tale of friendship between three children in the Viking era Viking Knot: Marinella lives with her family in a village by the sea at a time when Vikings are at the height of their rule, causing terror wherever they go. After they attack Nella's village, she and her friend Pekko find a wounded Viking boy. He is an enemy, but could he also be a friend? Dust of Thor: At sea with her friends Pekko and Egil, Nella is shipwrecked in a storm. The raft they manage to build takes them to a kingdom where children are enslaved. When Nella’s fate begins to look worse than a slave’s, Egil shows what a Viking king’s son can do! Runestone: Nella, Pekko, and Egil set sail for a mining village where slaves are forced to carve a sunstone. People from distant villages, abducted from their homes, are used as slaves—and Pekko’s parents might be among them...

    • Children's & YA

      Madeleine & Michelin's Cooking Club

      Kokkiklubi: Maailman paras pizza

      by Miina Supinen, Anni Nykänen

      The new, laugh-out-loud book with cooking, magic and the world’s best pizza recipe! Twins Madeleine and Michelin love cooking! Together with their friend Slice and baby sister Bebé, they start making a pizza for their football team’s bake sale. When their mysterious neighbor Rosemary pops by with her magical pepper mill, everything goes haywire—can they fix it all before the bake sale? Madeleine & Michelin’s Cooking Club is the first installment in a new series for beginning readers. It’s full of humor and cooking tips, with colorful illustrations that work perfectly with the story.

    • Children's & YA

      The Grumblebelly Cat

      Kurnivamahainen kissa

      by Magdalena Hai, Teemu Juhani

      A prize-winning fantasy tale in the style of 21st century Brothers Grimm In a barren land, a little girl meets a gigantic, ravenous cat that threatens to devour her. To save herself, she makes the cat an offer: she'll lead it across the land in a hunt for food. But on their journey they encounter only draught, destruction and people with nothing to eat except their dreams. When the cat does gobble up the girl, she finds in its belly the reason for its insatiable hunger... The Grumblebelly Cat is a classic fairy-tale about a contemporary subject. The detailed, monochrome illustrations by Teemu Juhani add another layer to the story.

    • Children's & YA

      The Pearl Fisher

      Pärlfiskaren

      by Karin Erlandsson

      A compelling story of a magical underwater world with dangers unlike anywhere else Imagine a world in which colorful pearls, covering the ocean floor, are the most important currency. Miranda is the most skilled pearl fisher of all, and she believes she can find the pearl everyone wants: the mythical eye gemstone. People say the one who finds it will never want for anything again. But how can Miranda find the precious pearl when babbling little Syrsa, who doesn’t even know how to dive properly, insists on tagging along? And why are they being followed by Iberis with her burning eyes? The first book in the four-part Song of the Eye Gemstone series, The Pearl Fisher is a story of a magical world in which pearls sing and rose sharks lie in ambush behind the rocks. It’s also a story about longing, friendship and the things that are really important in life— in the spirit of Astrid Lindgren’s Ronia the Robber’s Daughter and The Brothers Lionheart.

    • Children's & YA

      Upside Down

      Kiepaus

      by Vuokko Hurme

      “We fell for what seemed like forever, the wind lashed our faces, and the white clouds drew closer.” Eight-year-old Lenna lives in the upside-down city of Kardum, where the earth has swapped places with the sky and there is a dizzying drop into nothingness where the ground once was. After the initial shock of “The Rotation,” people have learned to get along, moving from house to house—between the ones that are left—with the help of ropes and special gear. They enjoy a simple life without running water or electricity. In fact, Lenna and her best friend Jaan have just the right amount of fun in Kardum—until the supply of fresh water begins to run out. What will happen to Lenna and her family: her mother, father, little sister, and pet chicken? Will they have the courage to look for a future in another world that may exist somewhere below them—in the sky? Upside Down is the first book in Vuokko Hurme’s new children’s fantasy trilogy The Rotation. The second book, Right-Side Up, is out in 2018.

    • Children's & YA
      May 2018

      The Egg

      by Sanna Sofia Vuori, Linda Bondestam

      Finding an egg in a puddle leads into existential questions of family, origin, and equality in this charming picture book Maud, Lu and Brie are neighbors and friends. While playing outside one morning, they make an unexpected find. “Shh,” whispers Maud, as there is something in one of the puddles. She investigates it immediately. “Round but slightly oval,” says Maud and flicks through her important notebook. “It's warm. Someone must be hiding inside. It is an egg.” What to do with a lonely egg, other than keep it warm and safe? Asking adults about looking after an egg, the girls will hear stories of how different families can, and should, be. This delightful and ingenious debut picture book tackles the question all children ask sooner or later: “Where did I come from?”

    • Children's & YA

      The Illusionist And The Thief

      Taikuri ja taskuvaras

      by Anniina Mikama

      Winner of the Topelius Prize 2019, The Illusionist And The Thief, launches a magical trilogy teeming with trickery and suspense! Helsinki, the winter of 1890. Mina, an orphan, is forced to steal in order to survive on the streets. Tom is a young inventor and illusionist whose Theatre of Wonders enthralls its audiences night after night. The two meet, and she is offered a place in Tom’s household as a maid and companion. Soon she becomes part of the show in which Tom’s mechanical contraptions spring to life. Tom and Mina are caught up in a whirlwind of scheming and pursuit, which only their courage—and the odd magic trick up their sleeve—will help them to overcome. The second book in the trilogy, The Conman’s Apprentice, will be published by WSOY in March 2019.

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