3 New children’s non-fiction deals: Weird Weather, What is Night and What is Water!

We are very excited to announce our 3 new children’s non-fiction deals!

WEIRD WEATHER! Why Does Climate Change? – a much-needed book that explains climate change to children (and adults) was just acquired by Kolektif Publishing in Turkey.

The book was published only in October and has already sold to 8 territories: Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Serbia, Sweden and Turkey!

About the book: WEIRD WEATHER! Why Does Climate Change? is accurate but hopeful children’s non-fiction book 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 skills every day. The book is written by Laura Ertimo and illustrated by Mari Ahokoivu.

Praise: “It’s a real pleasure for us to acquire the Turkish translation rights of Weird Weather. This beautifully illustrated book not only gives facts about climate change but also presents the steps that we can take to stop this serious problem in an entertaining way. This will be a great read for children (and also for adults). “
– Evrim Öncül, editor, Kolektif Publishing, Turkey

Request the reading materials for Weird Weather here!

Estonian publisher Tammerraamat acquired the rights for Laura Ertimo’s What is Night and What is Water (both illustrated by Satu Kontinen). The books have now been sold to China, Russia and Estonia.

Praise: „When we found Laura Ertimo and Satu Kontinen’s „What is Night“ and „What is Water“, we knew that they could be something special for Estonian children. The contents are written in simple language and deal with basic questions that children want to know: What IS the night? Why do I need to sleep? What is the purpose of water in nature? Sometimes even adults cannot answer those questions and that’s where the books are really helpful. The illustrations are also very special, playful and even a bit mystical. The books are written with heart and form a complete whole. We really like them and hopefully so will the Estonian children.“
– Tiina Tammer, Editor, Tammerraamat publishing, Estonia.

About the books:

What is Night? spins a captivating tale of true facts interspersed with myths and legends, explaining how the moon gets its glow, to the Ancient myths of how the night was created. This is the perfect bedtime book to read to others, both old and young, or oneself.

This dark and mysterious book tells gentle stories about darkness and sleep. Divided into four parts, What is the Night? draws narratives from disciplines including astronomy, nocturnal nature, the physiology of sleep, and dreams, ending with an epilogue of multilingual good night wishes.

Request the English sample for What is Night by clicking here.

What Is Water? is an eye-opening non-fiction book for the whole family about the most important substance in the world. It examines water from four different perspectives: The Planet, Nature, The Human and The Dive. By popularizing physics, geography and history, for example, we get to know over 60 ways in which water is connected with life on Earth.

Request the English sample for What is Water by clicking here.


Ihme ilmat!
Into Kustannus 2019, 48 pp.
235 x 250 mm, four-color-illustrations

Rights sold:

Into Kustannus (orig.)

Eesti Raamat
Ciceró Könyvstúdió
Mondadori/Edizioni Piemme
Rabén & Sjögren


Yö. Kirja unesta ja pimeän salaisuuksista, Myllylahti, 120pp

Awards: Rudolf Koivu Illustration Award nominee

Rights sold:

FINLAND, Myllylahti
(orig. publisher)

ESTONIA, Tammerraamat
RUSSIA, KompasGuide


Vesi. Kirja maailman tärkeimmästä aineesta, Myllylahti, 156pp

Rights sold:

FINLAND, Myllylahti
(orig. publisher)

ESTONIA, Tammerraamat
RUSSIA, KompasGuide

About author

Laura Ertimo

Laura Ertimo is a geographer and author. She has previously worked in publishing of geography-related non-fiction and maps, and now she writes full time, specializing in children’s non-fiction. A recurring theme in her work is the holistic worldview, the interaction between phenomena, people and nature.

In 2020, she received the prestigious Tietopöllö Award for her work as a Non-Fiction writer. Her children's title WHERE DID THE ANIMALS GO, illustrated by Mari Ahokoivu, was nominated for the 2021 Finlandia Award and has also won the Tieto-Lauri award!

About author

Mari Ahokoivu

Mari Ahokoivu is a Finnish illustrator and a comics artist. She’s been drawing professionally for over 10 years, mainly drawing graphic novels and comics for children, including Sanni & Joonas and Lola Olifante. Ahokoivu loves everything cute and scary. She lives and works in Copenhagen. 

Mari Ahokoivu won the Puupäähattu Comic Book Award 2023, and together with Laura Ertimo, they won the Tieto-Lauri Award 2022 and were nominated for the Finlandia Prize 2021 for WHERE DID THE ANIMALS GO?!

About author

Satu Kontinen

Satu Kontinen is a graphic designer and illustrator obsessed with flowers. She is known for her detailed ink works as well as creating quirky creatures and imaginary worlds that spark the imagination of kids and adults alike. She has been awarded for designing and illustrating one of the most beautiful books/book covers in Finland (_Vuoden kaunein kirja_ by the Finnish Book Art Committee) in 2008, 2015, 2016 and in 2018. In 2004 she was nominated for the Finlandia Junior Prize and in 2017 she was one of the top 10 finalists in the prestigious Rudolf Koivu illustration awards. In 2020 she was given a Merit Award in the Three x Three International Illustration Awards.

In her free time Satu enjoys designing floral fabrics and writing children's and YA fiction in secrecy. Maybe some day she will show them to a publisher.