Four new deals for The Little Shop of Nightmares

Magdalena Hai and Teemu Juhani’s quirky and hilarious early reader’s series The Little Shop of Nightmares has been the biggest hit of this late summer! We couldn’t be more excited to announce these 4 new deals, that make the number of territories 8 in total!

In Denmark we closed the deal with Vild Maskine, the Dutch rights were acquired by De Vier Windstreken, Czech rights went to Euromedia, and in Turkey Epsilon bought the rights.

“We really like the Little Shop of Nightmares series, and we’re sure that the Danish children will love the universe as well. Simply just cute and funny little books, but the illustrations really take it to another level: all pages are inspiring to look at, with a lot of details for the young readers.”
– Mads Heinesen, Publisher, Vild Maskine, Denmark

“A little bit spooky, a lot of fun!”
– Nathalie Bierhuizen, De Vier Windstreken, The Netherlands

The Little Shop of Nightmares by Magdalena Hai and Teemu Juhani is a new early readers’ series about a strange little shop and its employees – who are even stranger.

Book 1: The Terrible Tickling Powder
WSOY 2018, 64 pp.
Full English PDF

Book 2: The Lost Teeth
WSOY 2019, 64 pp.
Full English PDF

Rights sold:

FINLAND: WSOY (orig.)
CZECH REPUBLIC: Euromedia
DENMARK: Vild Maskine
GERMANY: Egmont Schneiderbuch
NETHERLANDS: De Vier Windstreken
NORWAY: Fontini
SWEDEN: Hegas
TURKEY: Epsilon
RUSSIA: Teenbooks Publishing / Kompas Guide

Magdalena Hai


Magdalena Hai is an award-winning author, lover of cross-genre fiction and all things strange. Her fiction often combines elements of sci-fi, fantasy and horror.

Her Little Shop of Nightmares series will be published in over 20 countries around the World. Among Hai's many accolades are winning the  Finnish Literary Export Prize, and being nominated for Finlandia Jr. and Nordic Council Children & Young People's Literature Prize.

Besides being an author, Hai teaches writing and is an active member and editor in the publishing co-operative Osuuskumma.

Teemu Juhani


Teemu Juhani is a Finnish illustrator, comic artist and picture book author whose illustrations have been published in picture books and children's fiction in over 20 countries. In addition to children's books Teemu has illustrated magazines and educational material. Originally from the fields and woods of North Karelia, Teemu now lives, works and eats way too many cakes in Helsinki.