The Earthworm and the Sea
by Jenni Erkintalo


The Earthworm sits on the beach cliff and contemplates about the sea and the new adventures. Suddenly, a bottle appears, and the Earthworm notices a message on the side of it: HELP!

This is where his great adventure to the ocean begins. The worm is changing boat to boat, till the speed blinds him. Will he find the sender of the message on the glittering ocean? Jenni Erkintalo's book tells us about overconsumption, the sea and a truly surprising friendship.

The Missing Orchestra
by Chloé Perarnau


The concert is here soon, but all the members of the orchestra are missing. But no worries, it seems they just went on holiday. Luckily the conductor of the orchestra received some postcards from all around the world! Search and find all the instruments and their players in this intriguing visually rich book.

The Atlas of Solitary Islands
by Maija Hurme


How deep is the sea? Where do whales sleep? Emma has a lot of important questions, but mom only wants to take cute pictures of her. Emma stops talking to mom, and moves to her own island with Aimo the Orangutan. He is a good listener, and they talk about hills, oceans and whales. But one day the island suddenly starts drifting away, over the page in the atlas towards the darkest part of the ocean ...

Oliver and the Moonlight party
by Astrid Desbordes and Marc Boutavant


Oliver Orava lives in the middle of a large chestnut tree. He is so shy that he doesn't even know his neighbors. But one night, someone is knocking at Oliver's door…

The quirky Oliver and the Moonlight Party start a multi-part book series. The subtle text of Astrid Desbordes and the cute animal characters of Marc Boutavant together create an enchanting world to which readers want to come back again and again.

Flying lexicon
by Carl Johanson


Do you ever dream about flying? What would you take? And airplane, a helicopter or a hot-air balloon?
Carl Johanson’s beloved book Car lexicon got a new edition in this beautiful mix of imaginary and real flying objects book.

Rosie’s Journey
by Marika Maijala


Rose is a racing dog. During the day he runs on the racetrack. In the evening she sits in her small room. One day, when he runs, he will not stop over the finish line. He jumps over the fence and runs away. Rose runs for running. Where does Rose end? The award-winning illustrator Marika Maijala debuts as a writer in this large size book, in which an emotional and fast-paced story is told through rich and living illustrations.

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Etana Editions is nominated for BOP - Best Children’s Publisher of the Year at Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

Marika Maijala’s and Laura Merz’s illustrations got selected to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrator’s Exhibition

We are happy and proud that two of our illustrators and authors illustrations from two books published by Etana Editions are selected as only representatives to the prestigious Bologna Illustrator’s Exhibition! Congratulations Marika and Laura!

Etana Editions received Onnimanni Award

The Finnish Institute for Children’s Literature awarded Etana Editions with the prestigious Onnimanni Award. This award has been given yearly since 1993, to an individual or community that is well-versed as a promoter of children’s and youth literature. Etana Editions has contributed to the overall appreciation of picture books in Finland. The books by the publishing company prove that picture books are not just infant literature but are interest of many ages. In just a few years, Etana Editions has become a major player in the Finnish children’s book market. Its versatile collection also challenges bigger domestic publishers to remember how important a picture book is in the development of a child’s aesthetic taste, form language and art education.


Etana means snail in Finnish. The snail’s home always goes with it, and so does a child’s home too when a favorite book is under their arms.


The illustrations are lively and unique.
The illustrations are injections of energy for evening moments.
— Savon Sanomat
Etana Editions concentrates on non-mainstream picture books that pay special attention to visual language, material choices and content.
— Helsingin Sanomat
“Tuhat ja yksi otusta” – the book title says it all: This large-format picture book celebrates wildlife. The minimalist images, accentuated with just a few boldly coloured highlights, are impressive: spontaneously brushed onto the page, of sketch-like quality, they result in truly expressive, large animal drawings.
— The White Ravens 2017
The 2014 founded Finnish publisher Etana Editions specializes in picture books that are characterized by a bright-hued graphic style and are a little retro, but still very fresh and modern.
— International Youth Library

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