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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Bjarte Klakegg: NINKOLAI

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Ninkolai
Published by Samlaget 2019

A book about gender identity and losing your nearest and dearest
Nikolai identifies himself as a boy, but he was born a girl named Nina. We follow his time spent on his grandparents’ farm after he was deserted by his mother at the age of twelve. His granddad, Johannes, is the only one who wants to see him as Nikolai. It slowly becomes clear that Johannes is becoming sick, and Nikolai has to live through the only one who can see him slowly fading away.

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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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Christian Wiik Gjerde: CHRISTMAS AT THE ELF HOTEL

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Jul på Bukken Hotell
Published by Samlaget, 2019

A thrilling book about Advent in 24 chapters
Merry Christmas, pa rum pa pum pum!

It’s the first day of December, and Fredrik and his parents are checking into the Elf Hotel. But something doesn’t feel quite right. Fredrik is hearing sounds that nobody else can hear. What’s more, a billy goat is running amok in the hotel, and birds are flying around the ceiling, wearing beards and Santa hats.

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Sigrid Agnete Hansen: SEEN THIS?

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Ser du dette?
Published by Samlaget 2020

A powerful debut about a nude photo in the wrong hands
Anna has just moved to a new home with her parents. Back to the village where her dad grew up, where Anna’s grandma still lives. But rumours travel faster than a car can drive. A rumour doesn’t care about kilometres, speed limits or travel itineraries. A rumour just wants to get where it’s going. And once it arrives, it will try to reach out to as many people as it possibly can…

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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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Åsmund H. Eikenes: A SINGLE DROP. THE SPECTACULAR SCIENCE OF BODY FLUIDS

NATURAL SCIENCE/BIOLOGY

Sprut. Sanninga om kroppsvæskene dine
Published by Samlaget, 2018

Once you read this book, blood tests, kisses and glasses of milk will never be the same.
In A Single Drop, Åsmund H. Eikenes spurts out funny stories about blood, sweat and tears, and mixes them together with grand revelations about more than 50 vastly different bodily fluids.The latest research tells us that our inner juices are far more important than you might think. Tiny little snot droplets can stay airborne for a whopping ten minutes after a mighty sneeze, mucus from the cervix guides healthy sperm cells on their way to the egg, and young people’s blood may contain the secret recipe to eternal life.

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