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EditorElli Mäkilä, since October 2012
CategoriesChildren's magazine
Circulationalmost 41200 (2006)
PublisherOtavamedia Oy
First issue1944; 75 years ago (1944)
Based inHelsinki

Koululainen (Finnish: Schoolchild) is a Finnish magazine directed at children and youths.[1]

History and profile[edit]

Koululainen was founded in 1944. The magazine is published monthly by Otavamedia Oy and has its headquarters in Helsinki.[2] The editor-in-chief of the magazine is Elli Mäkilä. The target audience is children age 7-12 years.[2] It treats, among other things, schooling, music, books, pets and sport. The magazine is published monthly. In addition to articles, the magazine contains lots of different competitions. A special, thicker, issue called Räppäri, appears in the summer.


  1. ^ Peter Hunt; Sheila G. Bannister Ray (1996). International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature. Taylor & Francis. p. 441. ISBN 978-0-415-08856-5. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Koululainen". Aikakauslehdet. Retrieved 21 May 2016.

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