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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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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Helene Guåker: DANGER. HIGH VOLTAGE.

Cover of "Danger High Voltage"

Høgspenning. Livsfare.
Published by Samlaget, 2020

A story about living as a roommate with your sick mother
Lea is in her second year of high school. She lives in one of her school’s onsite apartments and has zero friends. Back home on the farm, Mum never gets out of bed. No matter what Lea does or says, her mum just won’t get up.

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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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Frode Grytten/Mari Kanstad Johnsen: BEDTIME

Cover of "Bedtime"

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

Eg kan ikkje sove no/My Father's Arms are a Boat

Eg 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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