Laura Djupvik and Øyvind Torseter: MY BROTHER

Bror min
Published by Samlaget, 2021

In this beautiful picture book, we are introduced to a girl and her father in a grief-stricken period of their lives, with each of them mourning in their own way. Dad disappears into himself, while the girl begins to dream about her departed brother. When the daughter eventually convinces her dad to join in with her make-believe, something big and unexpected happens.

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Marianne G. Engedal: THE SAUSAGE BURGLAR

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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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Marianne Gretteberg Engedal: THE POLICE BURGLAR

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Polititjuven
Published by Samlaget, 2021

Cops and robbers
Bill was born into a family of burglars, but he isn’t a burglar anymore. There’s no one in the world Bill likes more than Sausage Sam, and there’s nothing in the world Sausage Sam likes more than sausages. However, just before the school is about to go on an overnight trip to the forest, a police family moves to town. Policewoman Polly joins the class trip, and everything changes for Bill when Polly becomes a police burglar: she steals his best friend – Sausage Sam!

From the reviews: " With THE POLICE BURGLAR Marianne Gretteberg Engedal takes a firm grip on the fresh place in the elite division among Norwegian children's book authors. "
                                              The daily Bergens Tidende

"Marianne Gretteberg Engedal is back with a dream of a sequel. The book oozes sheer quality … the illustrations are really eye-catching – lively, with a controlled recklessness and plenty of peculiarities. The landscape is painted in a delightfully acidic colour palette."

                                                     Klassekampen


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Geir Egil Eiksund: THE STRUGGLE

Cover of "The Struggle"

Kampen
Published by Samlaget, 2021

Heartbeats and slide tackles
The summer holidays have just begun. Andreas is a Liverpool supporter and everyday he looks forward to kickabouts with Sara and his other classmates. But this summer, a new boy has come to town, a boy with a United hat and a pretty smile. The new boy’s name is Viljar, and Andreas’ heart beats much faster whenever they’re together. Meanwhile, Sara keeps sending him messages filled with love hearts, and Andreas doesn’t know quite how to respond.

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Bjørn Berge: IN THE AGE OF THE BOMBERS

CULTURAL HISTORY

Cover of "In the Age of the Bombers"

Luftens tyranner. Menn og bombefly gjennom 100 år
Published by Spartacus Forlag, 2019

Deadly planes as big as football pitches with bomb loads of up to 50 tonnes have thundered over cities and countries since 1914. The scenario is both historical and contemporary.
The arrival of bomber technology, with its ability to penetrate front lines and spread destruction among civilian populations, changed the nature of warfare forever. Its supporters claimed mass bombing would yield rapid victories by demoralising enemy populations. The idea persists: if only bombers become powerful, fast and precise enough, wars will be won swiftly and bloodlessly.

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Martine Grande: EAGLE

Cover of "Eagle"

Ørn
Published by Samlaget, 2021

From a little chicken to a mighty eagle
Sam is happiest of all when he is sitting in his room with his best friend Eagle, a happy little budgie. After all, bullies roam the streets outside.

“You mustn’t ever fly away from me,” says Sam.
“Cheep,” chirps Eagle.
“Exactly,” says Sam.

One day, Sam sees a girl outside his window, whizzing around on a scooter. Who is she? Maybe she wants to be his friend?

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Bjørn Berge: NOWHERE LANDS. LOST COUNTRIES OF THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY

HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY

Bjørn Berge: Landene som forsvant/Nowhere LandsLandene som forsvant. 1840 – 1970
Published by Spartacus, 2016

A different kind of world history – told through stamps from countries that have been erased from the map

More than 1000 countries have issued their own stamps during the past 175 years since the first “Penny Black” was introduced in England in 1840. Most of them no longer exist. Some of their names will bring back associations, such as Biafra and “famine” and Bhopal and “environmental disaster”. Others, few of us will associate with anything, like Labuan, Tannu Tuva and Fiume. These lost countries have fascinating stories to tell , whether they were short-lived like Eastern Karelia, which lasted only a few weeks during the winter war of 1922, or more tenacious such as the Orange Free State, a Boer Republic which celebrated 50 years as an independent state in the late 1800s.

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Pål Brekke: THE STORY ABOUT THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

NATURAL SCIENCE

Cover of "The Story About the Northern Lights"

Historien om Nordlyset
Published by Solarmax Consulting, 2018

Watching the northern lights or “aurora borealis” dancing overhead on a clear winter night is one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring sights that the natural world can offer. They differ from all other light phenomena by exhibiting an amazing variety of colours, structures, and movements. For people who have caught a glimpse of the northern lights will the sight often leaves memories for a lifetime.

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Lars Mæhle/Victoria H. Hamre: THE VAMP FAMILY. THE MYSTERY OF THE LONG-NECKED VAMPIRE VICTIM

Cover of "The Vamp Family"

Familien Vamp. Mysteriet med det langhalsede vampyrofferet
Published by Papermoon, 2022

The peaceful little town of Hayfield is haunted by some strange and sinister attacks. The victims are found with bite marks on their necks. Yes, that’s right – just like the marks vampires make!

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Frode Grytten/Mari Kanstad Johnsen: BEDTIME

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Leggetid
Published by Samlaget, 2020

A colourful and imaginative bedtime tale
Daddy says it’s bedtime, but his little girl wants them to carry on reading. Just one more book before she goes to sleep! She wishes that someone would write a book about her for once. Up on the bookcase there isn’t a single story about her!
Together they patch together a book about the girl. Will there be a slime monster in the book? Perhaps she will climb up the world’s tallest mountain? Maybe she will travel backwards in time to meet her Grandpa? Or go into the future to meet herself as a grown-up?

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