Overview of Finnish children’s and youth literature 2017 is now available in English

The Kirjakori 2017 overview and statistics present the publication of children’s and youth literature in Finland 2017. The statistics are based on publishers’ contributions to the library collections of The Finnish Institute for Children’s literature.

According to the annual Kirjakori statistics, the amount of published books for children and youth was slightly on the rise during 2017. This Kirjakori encompasses 1257 titles, amounting to 200 more books than the previous year. For the first time the amount of domestic books surpassed the translations, with 52% majority. Domestic picture books, children’s novels, youth novels and nonfiction increased in number compared to the previous year.

A comprehensive review over children’s and youth books of 2017 is available here.