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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Geir Egil Eiksund: THE NEW BOY

Cover of "The Match"

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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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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Lars Mæhle/Lars Rudebjer: DAD AT KINDERGARTEN – A NEW SERIES

Cover of "Dad at Kindergarten 1: Shrinking Shock"

Pappa i barnehagen
Published by Kagge Forlag, 2021

Dad at Kindergarten is a series of children’s books about all the mishaps that occur when Tina’s dad starts at kindergarten. There are stories of pranks and wild antics, childishness and games. Stories that are just as silly and nutty as kids would have them. In these books, everything is topsy-turvy. The adults behave like children and the kids are the ones who have to take control. Dad at Kindergarten is a hilarious book series that children are bound to love!

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Ragnhild Bang Nes: THE HAPPINESS CURE: 31 DAYS TO A HAPPIER LIFE

PSYCHOLOGY – HEALTH

Cover of "The Happiness Cure"

Lykkekuren. Bli lykkeligere på 31 dager
Published by Kagge Forlag, 2021

Positive experiences lead to improved health, friendships and relationships – and a longer life. Joy acts as a kind of counterweight to the burden of stress and eradicates anxiety and worries. What can we do to improve our own quality of life and find more joy in our lives?

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Christine Fure Schwarz: REDESIGN. SEW FABULOUS CLOTHES FROM FLEA MARKET FINDS AND OLD CLOTHES

CRAFT – SEWING

Redesign. Sy fantastiske klede av loppisfunn og gamle plagg
Published by Samlaget, 2021

“We’re always hearing how the textile industry is one of the world’s most polluting industries. Norwegians throw away 23 kilos of clothes each per. This is probably not an exception in the Western world. Interest in the environment and sustainability is higher than ever before and I think it is important for people who want to change their lifestyle to have access to the right tools and assistance. I want this book to be just such a tool – a tool that can help encourage recycling while sparking inventiveness and creative joy,” says the author. 

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Tone E. Solheim: THE BLACKBIRD SINGS AT NIGHT

Cover of "The Blackbird Sings at Night"

Svarttrasta syng om natta
Published by Samlaget, 2021

Edith + Martha = true
This is the story of Edith, a girl who hates everything and everyone. She is the one who always hides beneath her hoodies, gets whispered about in the classroom, and more than anything just wishes she could disappear without a trace.
Yet this is also the story of Martha, a girl who loves the Beatles, misses her father, and tries to see the best in everyone – no matter what.

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Kari Stai: SO-SO HAPPY

Cover of "So-so Happy"

Passe happy
Published by Samlaget, 2021

Illustrated children’s novel from the creator of Yesper and Noper
Juri is about to turn 12 and feels nervous about absolutely everything. All on his own, he has to work out love, football, and how deep you should go with your tongue when you kiss someone so nobody chokes. Juri wonders whether he is in love, while his best friend Evy starts behaving a little bit strangely. Then, to top it all off, Juri’s dad has just left his mother.

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