Ti utrulege oppfinningar Published by Samlaget, 2020
Inventions that changed the world What do the atomic bomb, the pill and the like button have in common? That’s right, they all changed the world around them. Just like the lightbulb, the clay pot cooler, antibiotics, the dishwasher, autotune, protheses and the bulletproof material Kevlar. Through these stories we are given insights into how inventions are made, how ideas come to be and how these inventions can affect our lives.
Høgspenning. Livsfare. Published by Samlaget, 2020
A story about living as a roommate with your sick mother Lea is in her second year of high school. She lives in one of her school’s onsite apartments and has zero friends. Back home on the farm, Mum never gets out of bed. No matter what Lea does or says, her mum just won’t get up.
A competition that goes completely out of control Bella the Beaver loves living in her forest, but she doesn’t like all the animals that come out to graze here. Most of all that irritating pig, Hamilton. He always thinks he knows best! What’s more, he thinks all the wild animals in the forest are old-fashioned and boring.
A collection of the popular Bud novels Tor Arve Røssland’s children’s books about Bud are very popular and have become modern classics in the genre. This fantastic collection is being published to celebrate Røssland’s 20th anniversary as an author. Inside you can read Bud’s first novels: Young Bud, Bud Loses his Footing, Bud Gets a Runny Nose and Anti-Bud. The collection even includes two new Bud tales to boot.
Floke. Ein fredeleg fyr i ei vill vikingverd. Published by Samlaget, 2020
Norse mythology for the 2020s Floke Skrufsson is a calm kid in a world of vicious Vikings. He isn’t a big fan of violence and fighting, and would much rather sit on the grass making music. One day he rescues an old fogey whose nose is stuck in a tree and as a thank you, Floke receives a strange and unusual sword. But there’s a snag: Whoever holds this sword must save the world from the apocalypse – Ragnarok itself! In the book we run into Old Norse legends such as Thor and Odin, Freya and the World Serpent.
A colourful and imaginative bedtime tale Daddy says it’s bedtime, but his little girl wants them to carry on reading. Just one more book before she goes to sleep! She wishes that someone would write a book about her for once. Up on the bookcase there isn’t a single story about her! Together they patch together a book about the girl. Will there be a slime monster in the book? Perhaps she will climb up the world’s tallest mountain? Maybe she will travel backwards in time to meet her Grandpa? Or go into the future to meet herself as a grown-up?
The novel was nominated to the EU prize for 2019. In 2020 the novel was awarded with the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Union’s prize that was given for the first time. See more info under “Fiction”.
The Sausage Burglar by Marianne G. Engedal has been awarded 2019’s Neo Norwegian Children’s Book Prize as well as The Ministry of Culture’s prize for last year’s best picture book. The Ministry’s jury wrote: