We are very happy to start the new year with 3 new children’s deals!
Weird Weather! Why Does Climate Change? was just acquired by Ordinal Books for the Latin American Spanish market.
The book was only published in October 2019 and has already sold to Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey!
The accurate but hopeful children’s non-fiction book 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.
Chinese publisher Beijing Children and Juvenile Publishing House acquired the rights for both Tuutikki Tolonen’s Monster Route and Monster Message, completing the Monster Nanny trilogy!
Monster Nanny trilogy has already sold to 28 countries and a feature film is in development by Scott Free Productions.
Request the full English materials for Monster Nanny trilogy by clicking here.
MONSTER NANNY TRILOGY:
Book 1: Monster Nanny
Mörkövahti. Tammi 2015, 300 pp.
The Hellman children must make do with a nanny while their mother is away at a spa. The only problem? Their nanny is a monster.
Grah is hairy, dusty, and doesn’t talk. When the siblings discover that other neighborhood kids have been left with similar creatures, they start to wonder where the monsters came from. With the parents away, the kids work together (between bickering) to figure out the mystery of the monsters.
Book 2: Monster Route
Mörköreitti. Tammi 2016, 280 pp.
Mimi 6 years, has snuck into the monsters’ underground world after her monster friend Grah. She travels in their tunnels, led by the odd Gate Keeper. Back at home, Koby and Halley put their heads together and manage to get in touch with Mimi. But who is the mysterious and frightening ruler of the monster world?
Book 3: Monster Message
Mörköviesti, Tammi, March 2020, 250 pp.
Hellman kids face new troubles. Mom and Dad want to move into a bigger home on the other side of the city. Mimi’s talking bathrobe feels strangely shrunk, and drops hints of leaving. Monstrologist Runar Kalli is starting to act his age without his rejuvenating root potion – and he’s 122. Something must be done. When Mimi finds crumpled leaves with strange markings in her room, they look like messages from underground, but who’s delivering them and why? And why does the Gatekeeper of the underground world appear in their bathroom?
The three books are all illustrated by Pasi Pitkänen.
Don’t forget that until 1st of February you can apply for a FILI grant covering up to 70% of the translation costs and another covering up to 1000€ children’s books’ printing costs. More info from FILI’s website.
Into Kustannus 2019, 48 pp.
235 x 250 mm, four-color-illustrations
FINLAND: Into Kustannus (orig.)
HUNGARY: Ciceró Könyvstúdió
ITALY: Mondadori/Edizioni Piemme
MEXICO: (Latin America Spanish rights): Ordinal Books
SWEDEN: Rabén & Sjögren
MONSTER NANNY SERIES:
FINLAND, Tammi (orig. publisher)
AUSTRALIA, Allen & Unwin
BRAZIL, DarkSide Books
CHINA, Beijing Children’s Publishing House
CZECH REPUBLIC, Portál
FRANCE, Editions Robert Laffont
GERMANY, Carl Hanser Verlag
HUNGARY, Tessloff Babilon
ITALY, Salani/Mauri Spagnol
LITHUANIA: Nieko Rimto
NEW ZEALAND, Allen & Unwin
NORWAY, Gyldendal Norsk
OCEANIA, Allen & Unwin
PORTUGAL, Asa Editiones/Leya
ROMANIA, Editura Univers
SLOVENIA, Mladinska knjiga
SPAIN (Spanish), La Galera
SPAIN (Catalan), La Galera
SWEDEN, Rabén & Sjögren
TURKEY, SEV Redhouse Kidz
VIETNAM, Nha Nam
UNITED STATES: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
FILM RIGHTS, Scott Free Productions