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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Jan Roar Leikvoll: THE SONGBIRD

Cover of "The Songbird"

Songfuglen
Published by Samlaget, 2013

A strong tale of things dark and dangerous; both disturbing and beautiful
Since the day he was born, Jakoba has lived his life as a female. He has grown up with his mother and aunts in a town inhabited solely by women. He now finds himself on the cusp of adulthood and is developing feelings for a girl. Although it’s becoming increasingly difficult to hide his secret, he possesses a talent that may prove his salvation: Nobody sings as beautifully as Jakoba. Meanwhile, deep in the forest, on the far side of the valley, the menacing roar of the male of the species has been heard. Songbird looks at the loneliness that can arise when the safe, secure world you knew and thought would last forever, turns out to be a difficult and dangerous place.

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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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Ingelin Røssland: OMG

Cover of "OMG"

OMG
Published by Samlaget, 2019

A dark Christmas drama about clenched fists, blood and passion
For Maria, life is an endless party. Then one day, when she is brought home in a police car, all her partying comes to a screeching halt. Mum can’t take it anymore and sends Maria to live with her grandma with an absolute ban on mobile phones.

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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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Anja Dahle Øverbye: THE LUCKY TOOTH

Cover of "The Lucky Tooth"

Lykketanna
Published by Samlaget, 2019

The Scary School Start
Torbjørn is six years old. This autumn he is going to start school. Everyone is asking him whether he’s excited. After all, isn’t it always exciting to become a schoolboy? But Torbjørn is dreading it. He doesn’t want to stop going to preschool, and he doesn’t want to buy a schoolbag. Why can’t he just be happy like all the other kids?

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Kari Smeland: THE CROWDIVE FAMILY and the Sneeze in the House Next Door

Cover of 'The Crowdive Family'Familien Kråkestup og nyset i nabohuset
Published by Samlaget, 2012

Are you a curious snoop? The huge and boisterous Crowdive family lives in an old and dilapidated house. There is only one other house in the neighborhood, and no one has lived there since uncle Sigurd was a boy. But one day the youngest of the twins suspects that someone has moved in.

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Anders Totland/Line Halsnes: OUT IN SPACE

Cover of "Out in Space"

Ut i rommet
Published by Samlaget, 2019
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A journey in outer space
Can you imagine that someone has actually been on the moon!? Alva dreams about flying through space as well. But does she have to wait until she’s a grown-up?
In mid-July 2019 it was exactly 50 years since the Apollo 11 mission and the first moon-landing. This story is inspired by this real-life event.

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