Stein Erik Lunde / Øyvind Torseter: MY FATHER’S ARMS ARE A BOAT

Eg kan ikkje sove no/My Father's Arms are a BoatEg kan ikkje sove no
Published by Samlaget, 2008

The boy in this winter night story cannot sleep; therefore it’s good to have daddy there to answer all his questions. Like are the red birds sleeping? Do the foxes eat their food? And most importantly: is mummy sleeping? In this starry and quiet picture book, we meet a confident father and an anxious boy who take care of each other in the vast winter night. From 4 to 10 years.

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Martine Grande: LOSER

ILLUSTRATED NOVEL

Marine Grande: Tapar/LoserTapar
Published by Samlaget, 2017

Is it possible for a loser to win?

Everyone knows that a sloth can’t move quickly. But you might want to take part in competitions all the same. Seth the Sloth is sick and tired of always coming last when racing against the tortoise, giraffe and fox. So he decides to practice. And he practises and practises and trains and trains. But Freddy the Fox is quick as quicksilver. And whoever comes last doesn’t get a medal, says Freddy. Can Seth win the race?

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Linda Klakken: SILLY, SILLY HEART

Cover of 'Silly Silly Heart'Dumme, dumme hjarte
Published by Samlaget, 2017

Twelve-year-old Clara is at the theatre with her ballet group the Swan Ensemble to see William Shakespeare’s famous classic Romeo and Juliet. With the play as a backdrop she gives rather well-meaning advice to both friends and family about what is needed to become happy: You either surrender completely to love or take a big swig of mouthwash and lie down and wait for the great, all-encompassing darkness. With much empathy and wonderment she tries to makes sense of what love is all about. Is it possible to be faithful to another person all your life, or is love just a big pile of shit?

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Kristina Leganger Iversen: IN THE RINGS

Cover of 'In the Rings'I ringane
Published by Samlaget, 2015

A disturbing, erotic and explosive novel

Jo lies on her bathroom floor undergoing a chemical abortion. How did it come to this? How could love transform itself into something so painful and impossible to offer ever again? Through fragmented images from her childhood and adult life, we see the way in which Jo reluctantly grows into a woman who feels her life ebb away from her.

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Hilde K. Kvalvaag: HAVE A GOOD LIFE

Lev vel, alle
Published by Samlaget, 2015

Reluctantly, 16-year-old Knut goes on a trip to Canada with his mother Gunhild. The plan is to follow the footsteps of his great-grandfather who left his wife and six children in Norway, never to return. Knut has dropped out of school after a serious act of violence against his best mate. His mother’s aim is to make this trip into turning point. Moreover, she also has an urge to get away. The journey takes them into the great Canadian wilderness where nothing turns out to be as they have planned or imagined.

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Hilde K. Kvalvaag/Sturla Bang: UNDER. THE SISTER ANARCHISTS

SCI-FI 13+

Under. Søsteranarkistene
Published by Samlaget, 2017

A fascinating tale from the future city state of Zeijang-Volvo.

The Sister Anarchists is a SF trilogy set in the future where several great Extinctions have scoured the world. People live in corporate citystates. The trilogy centers on nature, power, courage, betrayal, friendship and how short-sighted people can be. In the first book we follow Ela and her childhood friend Skåne.  Ela escapes into the bowels of the city with help from the enigmatic Vida who helps people join the Underground Movement, and they encounter the eccentric synthetic intelligence Fields of Green. More…

Maria Parr: THE GOALIE AND THE SEA

Keeperen og havet
Published by Samlaget, 2017

‘Who normally plays in goal?’
‘My jaw dropped. How could he possibly not know? Everybody in the area knew that Lena was the goalie in the boys’ team. She stepped into the circle wearing her goalkeeper’s gloves and looked up defiantly at the man in the black tracksuit.
‘Me.’
‘Is that it?’

The arrival of a new football coach means dark clouds are looming over twelve-year-old Lena Lid’s goalkeeping career. In the house next door, Trille is wondering how to impress the ladies. Meanwhile, as ever, Grandpa is out at sea, looking for the biggest catch of all time and trying not to worry about getting old.

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Lars Mæhle: CAT CHAOS

ILLUSTRATED NOVEL

Lars Mæhle: Kattekrøll/Cat ChaosKattekrøll
Published by Samlaget, 2017

Mistaken moggies!

Ane is at her grandfather’s for the summer holidays. And she’s bored. One day, they see the neighbour out and about looking for his new cat, Leo, which has suddenly disappeared. The neighbour is about to go on holiday and is desperate because Leo hasn’t come home. Ane and her grandfather promise to look out for the ginger cat. Ane knows that it’s not always easy for a cat to find its way back to a new home. But she doesn’t know yet how much chaos saving a cat can cause – even when you’re only trying to help! There are plenty of surprises in this book.

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Åsmund H. Eikenes: YOUR HANDS – A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY FROM FINS TO FINGERS

NATURAL SCIENCE/BIOLOGY

Åsmund Eikenes: Handboka/Your HandsHandboka – alt du vil vite om hendene dine
Published by Samlaget, 2016

Your hands are the result of evolution over billions of years. Biologist Åsmund H. Eikenes takes us on a journey from the primordial soup to your hands. How do they work and how do they communicate with the brain? How does the skin protect us from harmful bacteria and viruses? What if we lose a finger, will we be able to produce a new one in the laboratories of the future?

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