New Non-Fiction Deals: MOTHER’S BAD MOODS and LOVE, JOY, COURAGE!

New deals for two very different parenting books:
The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers and Love, Joy and Courage!

Estonian publisher Postimees has acquired the rights for the witty activity book The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers, while a more serious parenting book about how to talk to children about love and sexuality – Love, Joy, Courage has sold to Nash Format publishers in Ukraine!

This is what Postimees said about The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers:

”It is smart, witty and makes you laugh until you cry, especially in situations, when you actually might want to cry. Pregnancy and motherhood demand a lot of patience, understanding and balance. This book will help to relieve the stress of motherhood and turn it into funny memories. Laughter is the best cure to every scratch and bump on the road we call The Life.”
– Piret Veigel, Publisher, Postimees, Estonia

The book will be published in Estonia just in time for Mother’s Day 2020!

Click here to request the full English pdf for The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers.

The book is the sequel to The Little Book of Bad Moods that has already sold to 31 territories. Previously this outrageous activity book for parents has been acquired by Bloomsbury in the UK, Euromedia in the Czech Republic and Droemer Knaur in Germany.

About the book:

This taboo-breaking adult activity book encourages all mothers to vent safely, continuing the cranky path of the international bestseller “The Little Book of Bad Moods”.
List the dumbest parenting advice you’ve been given, the most useless purchases, and reveal your biggest mistakes as a mother!

The book is written by Lotta Sonninen, with fun illustrations by Piia Aho.

In Ukraine, Nash Format Publishers said this about Love, Joy, Courage:

“We are excited about the deal. The book should be read by every parent who wishes his child to have a clear understanding of friendship, love, and sexuality.  It teaches to respect boundaries and helps to find common ground between parents and their children.”  
– Iryna Shchepina, Book Scout, Nash Format Publishers, Ukraine

Click here to request the English materials for Love, Joy, Courage

Love, Joy and Courage is previously sold in Russia to Bombora and in Hungary to Scolar.
About the book:
Finnish parenting is world-famous! This eagerly awaited book explains how to talk to children about love and sexuality with warm empathy.

Can my kids have a crush or fall in love? What is normal development? Curiosity, playfulness, and sensitivity are all parts of sexual development. Expressing emotions and appreciating your body and experiences are bases for building good health and selfesteem. Respect in relationships, trust, love, and enjoyment are skills that can be supported from early on. This book provides easy keys to guiding children on their path towards well-being, intimacy and happiness. It features a comprehensive step-by-step model for a child’s development based on years of experience and research in Finland. All chapters include concrete exercises.

The book is written by Raisa Cacciatore & Erja Korteniemi-Poikela, bestselling authors and renowned experts in the topic of education and parenting.

The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers
Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

CZECH REPUBLIC: Euromedia
ESTONIA: Postimees
GERMANY: Droemer Knaur
UK & Commonwealth:Bloomsbury

Love, Joy and Courage 
Rights sold:

FINLAND: Minerva (orig.)

HUNGARY:Scolar
RUSSIA:Bombora
UKRAINE:Nash Format

Lotta Sonninen


Lotta Sonninen works as an editor of Finnish fiction and has also translated a lot of nonfiction. She got the idea for The Little Book of Bad Moods when working on yet another book on positivity. On her free time, she plays in a band and has tried to be funny on a stand-up comedy stage as well.

Author photo by Päivi Puustinen

Piia Aho


Piia Aho is a graphic designer who loves book design more than anything. She always makes an effort to find the perfect visual tone for each book – whether it is crazy wild or toned down or anything in between.

Piia’s book designs have often been awarded in The Most Beautiful Books of the Year -competition. The nature book Finnish Nature that she designed with Venla Koski won the Most Beautiful Book of 2013 award.

Raisa Cacciatore & Erja Korteniemi-Poikela


 

Raisa Cacciatore MD, is a child psychiatrist, special competence in adolescent health, specialist physician, and an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. She provides training to professionals and to parents and has written many textbooks and works of nonfiction, including Save the Boys. She is currently writing her dissertation on the topic of supporting children’s sexuality. Raisa has received lifetime achievement awards from the Finnish Cultural Foundation (2011) and the Association of Finnish Non-Fiction Writers (2016), as well as the State Award for Public Information (2017).

Erja Korteniemi-Poikela is a midwife, nurse, clinical sexologist, and nonfiction author. She has had a long career working with the sexual health of adults, children, and adolescents, and has co-authored several nonfiction books with Raisa Cacciatore. Erja was chosen Midwife Innovator of the Year in 2000, and in 2004, received the School Health Deed of the Year award from the Finnish Association of School and Student Health for her work on the Steps to Sexual Maturity learning materials published by the Finnish National Agency for Education.

The duo’s previous collaborations include several books for adolescents, parents and professionals alike.