Mads Rage: THREE FRIENDS AND A BAD THING

Cover of "Three Friends and a Bad Thing"

Tre vener og ein dum ting
Published by Samlaget, 2020

Friendships, a rifle, and oodles of moonshine
Three friends plan on talking shit, chugging spirits and playing Playstation for the rest of their days, and nothing’s gonna get in the way. Until a bad thing happens – two of these friends manage to blow the head off the third (known as The Gary Boy) and after a shriek of pain, they replace his lost head with what they have at hand… An old boat radio.

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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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Ingelin Røssland: OMG

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OMG
Published by Samlaget, 2019

A dark Christmas drama about clenched fists, blood and passion
For Maria, life is an endless party. Then one day, when she is brought home in a police car, all her partying comes to a screeching halt. Mum can’t take it anymore and sends Maria to live with her grandma with an absolute ban on mobile phones.

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Berit Rødstøl: THE AFTERMATH

Cover of "The Aftermath"

Etter punktum
Published by Samlaget, 2020

A Village That Will Not Forget
After a young girl dies in a tragic bus accident, a small West-Norwegian hamlet spirals into a dark cloud of grief and accusations. Stine, the daughter of the bus driver, loses her best friend in the incident. She is torn between her grief over losing her best friend and her anxiety about her father and their family falling into ruin. Eventually both Stine and her mother, Ingrid, become ostracised from their friends and those around them.

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Marianne G. Engedal: THE SAUSAGE BURGLAR

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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Tone E. Solheim: THE BLACKBIRD SINGS AT NIGHT

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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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Trude Tjensvold: BONFIRE

Bålet
Published by Samlaget, 2020

Cover of "Bonfire"

A competition that goes completely out of control
Bella the Beaver loves living in her forest, but she doesn’t like all the animals that come out to graze here. Most of all that irritating pig, Hamilton. He always thinks he knows best! What’s more, he thinks all the wild animals in the forest are old-fashioned and boring.

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Kari Smeland: THE CROWDIVE FAMILY and the Sneeze in the House Next Door

Cover of 'The Crowdive Family'Familien Kråkestup og nyset i nabohuset
Published by Samlaget, 2012

Are you a curious snoop? The huge and boisterous Crowdive family lives in an old and dilapidated house. There is only one other house in the neighborhood, and no one has lived there since uncle Sigurd was a boy. But one day the youngest of the twins suspects that someone has moved in.

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Kari Stai: SO-SO HAPPY

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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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Ida Eva Neverdahl: FLOKE. A CALM KID IN A WORLD OF VICIOUS VIKINGS

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Floke. Ein fredeleg fyr i ei vill vikingverd.
Published by Samlaget, 2020

Norse mythology for the 2020s
Floke Skrufsson is a calm kid in a world of vicious Vikings. He isn’t a big fan of violence and fighting, and would much rather sit on the grass making music. One day he rescues an old fogey whose nose is stuck in a tree and as a thank you, Floke receives a strange and unusual sword. But there’s a snag: Whoever holds this sword must save the world from the apocalypse – Ragnarok itself! In the book we run into Old Norse legends such as Thor and Odin, Freya and the World Serpent.

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