Bår Stenvik/Rune Markhus: TEN INCREDIBLE INVENTIONS

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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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Kari Stai: YESPER AND NOPER – THE STORM

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Jakob og Neikob – Stormen
Published by Samlaget, 2019

Yesper and Noper are in climate trouble
The two best friends, Yesper and Noper are out pruning their garden when Screwloose zooms past on her way to the factory.
“Can you really build anything imaginable there?” ask Yesper and Noper.
“Anything at all in the blink of an eye!” replies Screwloose.

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Pia Strømstad/Trond Bredesen: 10 DARING EXPEDITIONS

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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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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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Kari Stai: YESPER AND NOPER – THE NEIGHBOUR

Kari Stai: Jakob og Neikob – Naboen/Yesper and Noper – the Neighbour

Jakob og Neikob – Naboen
Published by Samlaget, 2016

The fourth book in the series about Yesper and Noper deals with the unfamiliar. One day, Yesper and Noper see that they have a new neighbour. Yesper is happy, while Noper is extremely sceptical, building a tall fence to stop their neighbour coming to see them. Yesper builds a bridge precisely to enable the neighbours to visit each other. Hasn’t Yesper heard that you’re not supposed to talk to strangers? When their neighbour suddenly closes the curtains, Noper thinks this is clear proof: the neighbour has something to hide!

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Mads Rage: THREE FRIENDS AND A BAD THING

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Tre vener og ein dum ting
Published by Samlaget, 2020

Friendships, a rifle, and oodles of moonshine
Three friends plan on talking shit, chugging spirits and playing Playstation for the rest of their days, and nothing’s gonna get in the way. Until a bad thing happens – two of these friends manage to blow the head off the third (known as The Gary Boy) and after a shriek of pain, they replace his lost head with what they have at hand… An old boat radio.

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Marit Kaldhol: Z FOR ZORRY

Cover of 'Z for Sorry'Z for sorry
Published by Samlaget, 2017

New dorm, new streets, new school, new class. Everything is new for Susan when she moves to the city this autumn to attend the dance programme at college. Independent Susan, free from nagging parents, done with all the old stuff. She’s only going to dance, dance, dance. Deer leap. Arabesque. Thousands of pirouettes. A new life.

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Berit Rødstøl: THE AFTERMATH

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Etter punktum
Published by Samlaget, 2020

A Village That Will Not Forget
After a young girl dies in a tragic bus accident, a small West-Norwegian hamlet spirals into a dark cloud of grief and accusations. Stine, the daughter of the bus driver, loses her best friend in the incident. She is torn between her grief over losing her best friend and her anxiety about her father and their family falling into ruin. Eventually both Stine and her mother, Ingrid, become ostracised from their friends and those around them.

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Marianne G. Engedal: THE SAUSAGE BURGLAR

Pølsetjuven
Published by Samlaget, 2019

Exciting about an unwilling burglar

Bill is a nine year-old boy, born into a family of burglars. But Bill doesn’t want to be a burglar. One day he has to steal from his own friend, Sausage Sam. “But I don’t want to steal from Sausage Sam,” yells  Bill, “He’s my friend!” What does he get in response? “A real burglar has to be able to steal from anyone at all!”

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