Nina E. Eide/Inger Lise Belsvik: LEMMINGS – A HEARTBEAT IN THE MOUNTAINS

Lemen – fjellets hjerte
Published by Mangschou Forlag, 2020

Cover of "Lemmings – a Heartbeat in the Mountains"

The lemming is a small hamster, with a thick sausage-like body, with short legs, and tiny ears. It is easy to recognize as they have a very characteristic appearance, with yellowy-orange fur speckled with black spots on their heads and along their backs. During the “lemming years” the furious lemmings are everywhere in the mountains. There are millions. But suddenly they are all gone, and many years can pass before you see a lemming again. Why?

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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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Line Renslebråten: THE ART OF HIDING – DISGUISE IN NATURE

Cover of "The Art of Hiding – Disguise in Nature"

Dyr som gjemmer seg
Published by Kagge, 2020

This book is all about animals that are specialists in hiding away. There’s a spider in Asia that imitates a butterfly and a fish swimming in the Amazon that looks like a leaf. There are animals that pretend to be something very different from what they actually are – an insect assassin that imitates a swarm of ants by sticking a pile of dead ants on its back and a little frog that pretends to be bird poo. There are also incredible animals that can change their disguise, like the peacock flounder: when a scientist put it on a chessboard, black and white checks appeared on its skin! And did you know there’s an octopus that can copy 15 different animals?

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Sunniva Relling Berg: POLAR NIGHT

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Polarnatt
Published by Samlaget, 2019
EASY READERS

An ice-cold escape in the dark
Ilias is 16 years old and lives in a centre for asylum seekers with his nine-year-old sister, Amira. They have fled their homeland and now find themselves in a refugee centre in North Norway. One day, something happens that makes it dangerous for them to stay. The siblings must escape into the dark night. They don’t know the area, nor anyone who lives there. The wind is freezing cold, and they’re running out of time. Before long they can hear the snowmobile that’s out hunting for Ilias. Who can help them get through this frozen winter night? This book tells an exhilarating story, with a driving plot and tense undertones that grow steadily throughout.

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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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Laura Djupvik/Camilla Kuhn: THE GIRL IN THE CHEST

Cover of "The Girl in the Chest"

Jenta i kista
Published by Samlaget, 2019
EASY READER

An exciting thriller for children who can read by themselves
In a huge, ancient house, there is a chest.
Nobody knows what’s inside.
A 100 years ago a happy family used to live in the house.
But now, nobody wants to.
All the rooms are empty.
Except the attic, where there is a chest.
But then, one day, the box is opened.

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