Malin H. Hellebø/Camilla Kuhn: ANIMALS AND THEIR SMOOTHEST MOVES

Cover of Hellebø/Kuhn: Animals and their Smoothest Moves

Dyras beste sjekketriks
Published by Samlaget, 2019

Did you know that that the angora goat’s best pick-up line is peeing on its own face? That spiders seduce their mates with some catchy music and a steady beat? That penguins propose with pebbles? Or that a stag uses its antlers as a tool to impress their fussy females? In this book, Malin Hellebø and Camilla Kuhn focus on all the weird and wonderful ways animals seduce their partners.

The book discusses everything from mammals to amphibians to insects and is an entertaining and fact-packed introduction to the remarkable world of nature.

Author Malin Hellebø and illustrator Camilla Kuhn

Malin Hellebø (b. 1989) is a qualified musician, but for several years has been in charge of the popular children’s TV program “Animal Friend”. 
Camilla Kuhn (b. 1975) has written and illustrated several books for children.

Mats Eldøen/Sindre Goksøyr: IF I HAD A TAIL

Cover of Eldøen/Goksøyr: If I Had a Tail

Viss eg hadde hale
Published by Samlaget, 2019

Imagine you woke up one day with wings instead of arms. Or that you could suddenly change colour like a chameleon, to blend into your surroundings. In If I had a tale, the author Mats Eldøen and illustrator Sindre Goksøyr play with the idea of how the world might have turned out if we had a few more of animals’ skills.

This book is best read somewhere with a lot of open space, so you can discover for yourself what it’s like to have eight legs like a spider, or an elephant’s ears. By the way, do you know what an elephant actually uses its ears for? Find out in this fascinating non-fiction book.

Author Mats Eldøen and illustrator Sindre Goksøyr

Mats Eldøen (b. 1983) is an actor and director who has produced a long line of children’s shows, with over 300 performances worldwide. He is an experienced improvisation artist and has taken part in multiple TV programs. Eldøen is the associate head of arts at the Oslo-based theatre.
Sindre Goksøyr (b. 1975) is an illustrator, cartoonist and artist. He has worked on several book projects and exhibitions.

Pia Strømstad/Trond Bredesen: 10 DARING EXPEDITIONS

10 ville ekspedisjonar
Published by Samlaget 2018

Exciting non-fiction for children from 8 and up.
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 ocean as James Cameron.

Throughout 10  Daring Expeditions, we learn about all three of them, as well as seven other great explorers. 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? In 10 Daring Expeditions, we find out about the last century of pioneers who have dared to pit themselves against the forces of nature, and to confront the unknown. Usually we only hear about expeditions that are successful – ones where the explorers reach their goal, or set the record that they hoped for. Yet there are countless adventurers who never make it. Fridtjof Nansen didn’t reach the North Pole how he had planned, and others never came back.

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Anne-Linn & Anders Kumano-Ensby: MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN OUTDOORS

NON-FICTION FOR CHILDREN

'MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN OUTDOORS' coverKlar deg selv i naturen. En hakkespettbok
Published by Spartacus Forlag, 2017

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you had to make it on your own? If you were stranded on a deserted island or the family car broke down in the middle of nowhere. What if you got lost in the woods and could not find the way home?

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Erna Osland/Anna Fiske: AWAKE? A GOOD-NIGHT STORY ABOUT ANIMALS THAT DO NOT SLEEP AT NIGHT

'Awake' coverVAKEN? Ei godnattbok om dyr som ikkje søv om natta
Published by Samlaget, 2017

A playful and informative story about animals that are awake at night. A brother and sister sneak out of the house when it becomes dark. Their mother is on night duty. The children use their flashlights to look for animals that crawl and creep, climb and run, swim and fly. Each chapter tells what the brother and sister find and about each individual nocturnal animal.

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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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