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. In 2021 - her children's title WHERE DID THE ANIMALS GO= was nominated for Finlandia Award and in 2022 won the Tieto-Lauri award!

The Tietopöllö award jury: Laura Ertimo knows how to sum up difficult things appropriately in the blink of an eye. Her works can provide information and joy to a wide range of readers, and they also attract people of all ages to delve deeper into the book and consider even difficult issues together. Laura Ertimo's books open paths to important and current topics.

The Tieto-Lauri award jury: Children today grow up among worldwide ecological crises. It presents a great challenge for nonfiction literature: how to tell children about the complex phenomena in an easily understandable way and give factually based hope that even the hardest crises can be solved. Ertimo and Ahokoivu have successfully taken on this challenge.


Laura Ertimo

What Is a Robot?

2022, Non-Fiction

Laura Ertimo

Mini Science 3: The Travelling Plants

2022, Picture Books (0-3 Years)

Laura Ertimo

Mini Science 2: Invisible World

2021, Picture Books (0-3 Years), Non-Fiction

Laura Ertimo

Weird Weather! Activity Book for Climate Heroes

2021, Non-Fiction

Laura Ertimo

Enchanted Planet Earth

2020, Non-Fiction

Laura Ertimo

Mini Science 1: Where Are You

2020, Picture Books (0-3 Years), Non-Fiction

Laura Ertimo

Weird Weather

2019, Non-Fiction

Laura Ertimo

What is Water

2017, Non-Fiction

Laura Ertimo

What is Night

2016, Non-Fiction

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