Nina E. Eide/Inger Lise Belsvik: LEMMINGS – A HEARTBEAT IN THE MOUNTAINS

Lemen – fjellets hjerte
Published by Mangschou Forlag, 2020

Cover of "Lemmings – a Heartbeat in the Mountains"

The lemming is a small hamster, with a thick sausage-like body, with short legs, and tiny ears. It is easy to recognize as they have a very characteristic appearance, with yellowy-orange fur speckled with black spots on their heads and along their backs. During the “lemming years” the furious lemmings are everywhere in the mountains. There are millions. But suddenly they are all gone, and many years can pass before you see a lemming again. Why?

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Erna Osland and Per Ragnar Møkleby: WHEN IT RAINS IN AFRICA: A BOOK ABOUT WEATHER AND CLIMATE CHANGE

'When it Rains in Africa' coverNår det regner i Afrika
Ei bok om vêr og klimaendringar
Published by Samlaget, 2015

A fact book for children all about meteorology. What creates the weather? Where does the wind come from? Why does hail come down at the speed of a racing car and why does it even rain in the first place?

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Line Renslebråten: THE ART OF HIDING – DISGUISE IN NATURE

Cover of "The Art of Hiding – Disguise in Nature"

Dyr som gjemmer seg
Published by Kagge, 2020

This book is all about animals that are specialists in hiding away. There’s a spider in Asia that imitates a butterfly and a fish swimming in the Amazon that looks like a leaf. There are animals that pretend to be something very different from what they actually are – an insect assassin that imitates a swarm of ants by sticking a pile of dead ants on its back and a little frog that pretends to be bird poo. There are also incredible animals that can change their disguise, like the peacock flounder: when a scientist put it on a chessboard, black and white checks appeared on its skin! And did you know there’s an octopus that can copy 15 different animals?

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Bår Stenvik/Rune Markhus: TEN INCREDIBLE INVENTIONS

Cover of "Ten Incredible Inventions"

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.

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Pia Strømstad/Trond Bredesen: 10 DARING EXPEDITIONS

Cover of "10 Daring Expeditions"

10 ville ekspedisjonar
Published by Samlaget, 2018

Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon. Ellen MacArthur sailed across stormy, rocky seas the whole world over – all by herself. And no-one has ever been as far beneath the earth’s surface like Gennadij Samokhin. What drives a person to travel to where no man has ever been before? What makes them climb higher, dive deeper, and blaze a trail into a world that is often cold, wet and dangerous, without ever knowing whether they will make it back?

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