Travels in Time: How the Telephone Became Smart

How did one machine come to feature thousands of years of technology?

  • A beautifully illustrated title about everyday inventions and their origins

The smartphone includes a huge amount of functions that are the result of hundreds and thousands of years of progress. How did all these discoveries end up in a child’s pocket? Travels in Time delves into this mystery in a fun but precise way.

Lucy visits a second-hand store with her aunt. When Lucy doesn’t recognize all of the objects there, she comes up with imaginative ideas as to what their use might have been. A generation that has access to all sorts of tools in one device might not know about the past importance of all the appliances.

Travels in Time is a visual and easily approachable non-fiction title that presents to children the history of different inventions, such as writing, the camera, the radio, the computer, and many others. It also invites adults to have discussions with younger generations about their experiences growing up – how one had to wait for their turn on the phone when a sibling was chatting with friends, how the modem used to be slow or what songs one used to record on a cassette tape. Sounds familiar? Delve into the past and discover something new!

We Are Powerful!

In We Are Powerful! Lotta and Kasper delve into how people use power.

  • Newest title by the Tieto-Lauri awarded duo Laura Ertimo and Mari Ahokoivu, tackling the question of power into something easily understandable by children!

Best friends Laura and Kasper start junior high in a new school. In addition to the question of whether their friendship will survive in a new group, the two also start to wonder about power, as the nearby forest is under a threat.

How is power used? Does everyone have power? Who gets to decide what happens to the forest? Biodiversity loss and the climate crisis are real and a massive challenge – but how come it feels like not enough is being done? Who is responsible?

The book also peeks into our brain and ponders how humans are peculiar animals that are able to tell stories. Stories that we have the power to change. Could our connection to nature be the biggest story of them all?

Where Did the Animals Go – Travelling Through Time With Lotta and Kasper

Standalone sequel to the bestselling WEIRD WEATHER that has sold to 17 countries –

A much-needed book that helps make sense of biodiversity crisis!

Lotta and Kasper keep seeing new worrisome news: dying bees, endangered animals, plastic in the Mariana Trench and on the glaciers of Antarctica, rivers polluted by mines, forest fires…

The children realize that even if the problems of climate change were solved, Mother Nature would still be in trouble! Climate change is only one part of an escalating environmental crisis. How will we survive?

Now retired fossil gremlin suggests that Lotta and Kasper set out on a grand journey through time in search of threads that may connect the past to the present and provide solutions for the future.

With the gremlin as their guide, the children find clues about the great changes that life has undergone in the past and how life has continued after major catastrophes. Through their journey, they come to see the roots of the current situation, understand why solving it is so tricky and learn how the human species has overcome previous crises to survive to this day.

What Is a Robot?

Friends Ro and Bot take a look at where one might bump into robots both now and in the future in this entertaining illustrated book. What do robots and humans have in common, and how do they differ?  Do robots think, can they have a crush on someone or even get mad?

Everything becomes clear in this amazing book by award-winning, bestselling children’s non-fiction author Laura Ertimo.

Weird Weather

Climate changes, why don’t we? Weird Weather! answers children’s tough questions about climate change, and tells how we can all fight against it.

Two clever buddies, Lotta and Kasper get tired of their parents’ evasive answers about weird weather. They decide to research what climate change is really is

Weird Weather! is accurate but hopeful children’s nonfiction 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. But climate change won’t be beaten with tiny tricks, and this book also encourages talking to children about how to make changes in society, and how working together can change everything.

I’ll Become a Researcher

South American Kat used to examine the starry skies with her father and now her job is to search for new planets. Marjane loved hunting for treasures, and she became an archeologist who solves the mysteries of ancient cultures. Eduardo loved playing video games. He did not become a professional gamer, but now he creates climate models and ponders what our world will be like in a hundred years. All kinds of people do science, and anyone can become a scientist!

Fun Academy 1: The Kip Crew Book Series

A brand-new children’s non-fiction series created by Fun Academy, an official member of Education Finland

This fun series introduces four fun Kip Crew characters: Maco, Soca, Tuka and Waaba, who enjoy their adventures in space. However, you don’t immediately spot the elements of technology education with Maco, cyber security with Soca, healthy habits with Tuka and social skills with Waaba.

The Kip Crew series

Book 1 – The Kip Crew: Maco’s Spaceship

Maco is working on some amazing new inventions to make his spaceship more efficient and fun. Smeek has plans of her own.

Book 2 – Soca Solves the Secret Code

Soca has found a new language he is trying to learn to solve the mystery of Smeek the Lizard.

Book 3 – Tuka’s Space Olympics

Tuka organizes activities and sports opportunities for the Kip Crew. It happens that they accidentally also practice pre-mathematical skills while immersed in all the fun!

Book 4 – Waaba the Peacemaker

Waaba needs to solve some conflicts between other crew members before they can land. Social emotional skills are weaved into the story for you and your child to spot.

The Kip Crew also has two other fun learning book series: The Kip Crew Adventures and The Kip Crew Wants to Know More!