Two new Children’s deals!

We are thrilled to announce two new Children’s deals!

Firstly, the Danish rights for the PET AGENTS series by Riina Kaarla, Sami Kaarla and Anders Vacklin have been acquired by Bogoo! The deal was closed by Anna Kappauf at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

Bogoo acquired the rights for the first two books in the series – NEW PETS & NEW FRIENDS and TRACKING A THIEF!

Download materials for the PET AGENTS series here!

Secondly, the Estonian rights for WHAT’S THE BUZZ? (Some soikoon!), book #3 in the THELMA THE TENACIOUS WITCH series written by Satu Varjonen and illustrated by Mari Luoma have been acquired by Elust Enesest in a pre-publication deal! The deal was closed by Sten-Erik Tammemäe at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

Download materials for the THELMA THE TENACIOUS WITCH series here!

 

Pet Agents 1: New Pets & New Friends!

Riina Kaarla, Sami Kaarla and Anders Vacklin

There’s something for everyone in the fast-paced Pet Agents series, whether you’re an animal lover or an electronics geek!

The first book in the bestselling series for the animal-loving and tech-savvy children of today.

Kati-e’s and Ti-bot’s schedule is full again. Sofia needs help choosing a dog breed, Mrs. Frang has to find a dog-walker, and a little kitten named Hugo has an upset tummy. But do you know what a diabetic alert dog is? And what do you do if you find a baby squirrel on the side of the road? When you join Kati-e and her robot sidekick for a day, you’ll find out!

Pet Agents 2: Tracking a Thief

Riina Kaarla, Sami Kaarla and Anders Vacklin

Keen to solve new cases, Kati-e and Ti-bot hardly get any sleep!

Kati-e has been busy coding and Ti-bot has new skills! He hurries over to the zoo to test his brand-new language abilities – he can talk with monkeys and other animals! The Pet Agents are in for a busy day from clipping the nails of a pet rabbit to helping a depressed budgie. But soon, a mystery thief in the neighbourhood lures the Pet Agents away from their usual tasks!

Who Nose?

Satu Varjonen, illustrated by Mari Luoma

A humorous and magical series about the adventures of a young witch girl, written by Satu Varjonen with gleeful illustrations by Mari Luoma!

A heart-warming story about accepting differences and loving oneself!

Thelma, the little witch girl, starts school and ends up literally nose to nose with the popular girl, Ornelia. However, the extraordinary witch girl doesn’t get startled easily and decides to give it her all to fit in.

After a bunch of mishaps, Thelma realizes that instead of trying to please everybody, it is best to be yourself!

An Egg-cellent Surprise!

Satu Varjonen, illustrated by Mari Luoma

A humorous and magical series about the adventures of a young witch girl, written by Satu Varjonen with gleeful illustrations by Mari Luoma!

The sweet witch, Thelma, tries her hardest to make things good. But magic is one of those things that sometimes leads to quite unexpected things.

Thelma’s house is as busy as ever. The spring cleaning must be done, guests are coming and The Great Egg Hunt with its tantalizing prizes is about to start on the mountain.

The easter traditions of witches and humans cause Thelma a headache, especially when her ghastly great-aunt, Grandma Myrtle and Thelma’s new friend Ornelia get entangled in them too. And magic doesn’t always go according to plan.

What’s the Buzz?

Satu Varjonen, illustrated by Mari Luoma

Witchy tricks on social media!

The energetic and well-intentioned witch girl, Thelma, takes a deep dive into social media. As usual, mishaps are guaranteed.

Thelma’s friend Ornelia introduces her to the world of mobile phones and social media. And like any other child, Thelma is quickly swept in by the crystal display.

It turns out that witchcraft is pretty good at going viral. But is fame great for the little witch girl that has grown up in the middle of the forest? Might it even be dangerous? The human-averse Grandma Myrtle is herself aghast at technology.

Be ready for delightful magic and goofs in the usual Thelma-like way!

PET AGENTS 1: NEW PETS & NEW FRIENDS
TÄÄLTÄ TULLAAN, LEMMIKIT!
Tammi, 2019, 112 pp.

READING MATERIALS
English series brochure

RIGHTS SOLD:
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
CZECHIA: Grada
DENMARK: Bogoo
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
POLAND: Media Rodzina
RUSSIA: Eksmo
SLOVAKIA: IKAR
UKRAINE: Ridna Mova

 

PET AGENTS 2: TRACKING A THIEF
VARKAAN JÄLJILLÄ
Tammi, 2019, 160 pp.

READING MATERIALS
English series brochure

RIGHTS SOLD:
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
CZECHIA: Grada
DENMARK: Bogoo
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
POLAND: Media Rodzina
RUSSIA: Eksmo
SLOVAKIA: IKAR
UKRAINE: Ridna Mova

 

WHO NOSE?
VOIHAN NENÄ!
Minerva, 2021, 56 pp.

READING MATERIALS
English PDF

RIGHTS SOLD:
FINLAND: Minerva (orig.)
ESTONIA: Elust Enesest

 

AN EGG-CELLENT SURPRISE!
YLLÄRIPYLLÄRI!
Minerva, 2022, 56 pp.

READING MATERIALS
English PDF

RIGHTS SOLD:
FINLAND: Minerva (orig.)
ESTONIA: Elust Enesest

 

WHAT’S THE BUZZ?
SOME SOIKOON!
Minerva, 2023, 64 pp.

READING MATERIALS
English info sheet

RIGHTS SOLD:
FINLAND: Minerva (orig.)
ESTONIA: Elust Enesest

About author


Mari Luoma

Mari Luoma is an illustrator and a comic artist. She has illustrated several children’s books and designs funny and quirky characters for various media.

About author


Satu Varjonen

Satu Varjonen has worked as a freelance editor for 17 years, during which she’s written e.g. for most Finnish women’s magazines. When it comes to storytelling, it is children’s literature that gets her heart beating. Who Nose? in the Thelma the Tenacious Witch series is her debut.