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Children’s Books from Sweden Spring 2021

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Contents

PreSchool 9–12 Years

Easy to Read & 6–9 Years

Picture Books Contact us

Mathilde Coffy Rights Director, Children’s & YA Books mathilde.coffy@bonnierrights.se +46 765 26 09 36 Yasmin Alishenas Junior Agent, Children’s & YA Books (Nordic countries) yasmin.alishenas@bonnierrights.se +46 765 26 10 40 Matilda Gredfors Andersson Agency Coordinator matilda.gredfors.andersson@bonnierrights.se +46 765 26 10 10 The Bonnier Publishing Group is made up of Albert Bonniers Förlag, Bokförlaget Forum, Bokförlaget Hedvig, Bonnier­f örlagen Lära, Bonnier Audio, Bonnier Carlsen, Bonnier Fakta, Bonnier Pocket, Bonniers Bokklubbar, Bonnier Rights, Fenix Förlag, Gondol, Lovereads, Romanus & Selling, Wahlström & Widstrand, Bokförlaget Max Ström and Bokförlaget Semic. Cover: The Last Outpost Illustration: Cecilia Heikkilä Graphic Design: Anna-Karin Sundin

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Contents

PreSchool 9–12 Years

Easy to Read & 6–9 Years

Picture Books Contact us

Mathilde Coffy Rights Director, Children’s & YA Books mathilde.coffy@bonnierrights.se +46 765 26 09 36 Yasmin Alishenas Junior Agent, Children’s & YA Books (Nordic countries) yasmin.alishenas@bonnierrights.se +46 765 26 10 40 Matilda Gredfors Andersson Agency Coordinator matilda.gredfors.andersson@bonnierrights.se +46 765 26 10 10 The Bonnier Publishing Group is made up of Albert Bonniers Förlag, Bokförlaget Forum, Bokförlaget Hedvig, Bonnier­f örlagen Lära, Bonnier Audio, Bonnier Carlsen, Bonnier Fakta, Bonnier Pocket, Bonniers Bokklubbar, Bonnier Rights, Fenix Förlag, Gondol, Lovereads, Romanus & Selling, Wahlström & Widstrand, Bokförlaget Max Ström and Bokförlaget Semic. Cover: The Last Outpost Illustration: Cecilia Heikkilä Graphic Design: Anna-Karin Sundin

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Pre-School

Baby Likes BABY:

Series name Baby • Original title Bebbe gillar , Bebbes första ord • Author & illustrator Mervi Lindman • Format 170 x 170 mm, 32 pages (Baby Likes), 18 pages (Baby’s First Words) • Rights sold series Danish, Faroese, Finnish, Norwegian

Pre-School

Every toddler’s favourite is back – Baby! Read all about what Baby likes from ­morning to night – like waking up Mum ­ and Dad, dancing and running around or cuddling with all the stuffed animals in bed… Perhaps Baby also likes porridge? “Nom nom, yum yum… Yes! Baby likes ­ por­ridge.” But NOT the vacuum cleaner! It makes a shrieking noise like “WRIEEEE!” The books about Baby are cute stories for toddlers, full of fun, surprises and mis­chief. Mervi Lindman is an expert at conveying humour and strong emotions in her short stories with playful pictures  – the perfect kind of books to read to your toddler.

Baby’s First Words BABY:

Baby’s First Words is a cardboard p ­ icture book with rounded corners. Here you w ­ ill find all the most common first words f­ or babies: mama, papa, ball, dog, cat, cup, lamp… A perfect way for your toddler to learn new words by looking, pointing and playing along with Baby – all illustrated with Mervi Lindman’s sweet and funny pictures.

A Day at Green Pea Pre-School ALL THREE:

Hang out with Valle, Idde and Ester for a whole day at pre-school! Discover all the exciting things you can do throughout playtime, lunch hour, snack time and toilet trips. Expect smart think­ing, games and a whole lot of mischief – just a typical day at pre-school. Maria Nilsson Thore is one of our most beloved authors and illustrators. In this series, she offers an atmo­s­pheric world with lots of adorable details to discover and scenarios that every pre-schooler can identify with. This is the thir­teenth stand­ alone book in the All Three series.

Series name All Three • Original title En dag på Förskolan Ärtan • Author & illustrator Maria Nilsson Thore • Format 195 x 240 mm, 40 pages, colour • Rights sold series Danish, Finnish

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Pre-School

Baby Likes BABY:

Series name Baby • Original title Bebbe gillar , Bebbes första ord • Author & illustrator Mervi Lindman • Format 170 x 170 mm, 32 pages (Baby Likes), 18 pages (Baby’s First Words) • Rights sold series Danish, Faroese, Finnish, Norwegian

Pre-School

Every toddler’s favourite is back – Baby! Read all about what Baby likes from ­morning to night – like waking up Mum ­ and Dad, dancing and running around or cuddling with all the stuffed animals in bed… Perhaps Baby also likes porridge? “Nom nom, yum yum… Yes! Baby likes ­ por­ridge.” But NOT the vacuum cleaner! It makes a shrieking noise like “WRIEEEE!” The books about Baby are cute stories for toddlers, full of fun, surprises and mis­chief. Mervi Lindman is an expert at conveying humour and strong emotions in her short stories with playful pictures  – the perfect kind of books to read to your toddler.

Baby’s First Words BABY:

Baby’s First Words is a cardboard p ­ icture book with rounded corners. Here you w ­ ill find all the most common first words f­ or babies: mama, papa, ball, dog, cat, cup, lamp… A perfect way for your toddler to learn new words by looking, pointing and playing along with Baby – all illustrated with Mervi Lindman’s sweet and funny pictures.

A Day at Green Pea Pre-School ALL THREE:

Hang out with Valle, Idde and Ester for a whole day at pre-school! Discover all the exciting things you can do throughout playtime, lunch hour, snack time and toilet trips. Expect smart think­ing, games and a whole lot of mischief – just a typical day at pre-school. Maria Nilsson Thore is one of our most beloved authors and illustrators. In this series, she offers an atmo­s­pheric world with lots of adorable details to discover and scenarios that every pre-schooler can identify with. This is the thir­teenth stand­ alone book in the All Three series.

Series name All Three • Original title En dag på Förskolan Ärtan • Author & illustrator Maria Nilsson Thore • Format 195 x 240 mm, 40 pages, colour • Rights sold series Danish, Finnish

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Picture Books

Pre-School

Sleep Now, Sam SAM:

A cosy, familiar setting for the little ones and their parents. It is time for bed. Sam has to go to sleep. But first comes teeth brushing and nappy changing. Then Dad will read a story. But Sam doesn’t want to lie still in bed. It is so much fun turning the light on and off, jumping on the mattress, and playing with the oven and tea set. Eventually Dad has to tell Sam NO! but also p ­ romises that they are both going to sleep. When Sam’s eyes ­finally shut, however, Dad takes his chance and sneaks out to take care of the “dinner mess”. But then it is Sam’s turn to tiptoe into the kitchen and tell Dad who is “up and about” to go to bed. Sofia Rådström’s wonderful rhyming stories and illustrations have been well received by critics and readers alike. Series name Sam • Original title Sov nu, Sickan • Author & illustrator Sofia Rådström • Format 170 x 170 mm, 32 pages, colour • Rights sold series Danish

Whose Bed? WHO?:

It is bedtime for Spark, Nip and little Floof. Everyone has to sleep, but where? Here, there and everywhere, as it turns out. Sleep well, everyone! But then big sister Spark gets peckish, Nip feels lonely and little Floof’s nappy has leaked. And where will the big blue Cat sleep? He doesn’t even have space in his own bed… Once again Stina Wirsén writes about big feelings. She captures both the comic and the more difficult aspects of the situation in a masterly way, both in her text and illustrations. The book is aimed at the very young – it looks simple, but with great finesse and accuracy Stina Wirsén finds those small nuances which make the book a powerful adventure!

Series name Who? • Original title Vems säng? • Author & Illustrator Stina Wirsén • Format 210 x 210 mm, 32 pages, colour • Rights sold series Arabic, Chinese (simpl.), Danish, Dari, German, Korean, Persian, Polish, Somali, Tigrinya

Ut f lykt i skogen! Men blir det roligt eller läskigt? Lilla Hund vill följa med… Men oj, så många träd och så långt hemif rån…

Läs också:

Läs också:

www.bonniercarlsen.se ISBN 978-91-7803-019-4

9 789178 030194

O_Vems_resa.indd 1

2018-03-20 11:31

www.bonniercarlsen.se ISBN 978-91-7803-753-7

O_Vem vågar.indd Alla sidor

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2020-01-20 13:15


Picture Books

Pre-School

Sleep Now, Sam SAM:

A cosy, familiar setting for the little ones and their parents. It is time for bed. Sam has to go to sleep. But first comes teeth brushing and nappy changing. Then Dad will read a story. But Sam doesn’t want to lie still in bed. It is so much fun turning the light on and off, jumping on the mattress, and playing with the oven and tea set. Eventually Dad has to tell Sam NO! but also p ­ romises that they are both going to sleep. When Sam’s eyes ­finally shut, however, Dad takes his chance and sneaks out to take care of the “dinner mess”. But then it is Sam’s turn to tiptoe into the kitchen and tell Dad who is “up and about” to go to bed. Sofia Rådström’s wonderful rhyming stories and illustrations have been well received by critics and readers alike. Series name Sam • Original title Sov nu, Sickan • Author & illustrator Sofia Rådström • Format 170 x 170 mm, 32 pages, colour • Rights sold series Danish

Whose Bed? WHO?:

It is bedtime for Spark, Nip and little Floof. Everyone has to sleep, but where? Here, there and everywhere, as it turns out. Sleep well, everyone! But then big sister Spark gets peckish, Nip feels lonely and little Floof’s nappy has leaked. And where will the big blue Cat sleep? He doesn’t even have space in his own bed… Once again Stina Wirsén writes about big feelings. She captures both the comic and the more difficult aspects of the situation in a masterly way, both in her text and illustrations. The book is aimed at the very young – it looks simple, but with great finesse and accuracy Stina Wirsén finds those small nuances which make the book a powerful adventure!

Series name Who? • Original title Vems säng? • Author & Illustrator Stina Wirsén • Format 210 x 210 mm, 32 pages, colour • Rights sold series Arabic, Chinese (simpl.), Danish, Dari, German, Korean, Persian, Polish, Somali, Tigrinya

Ut f lykt i skogen! Men blir det roligt eller läskigt? Lilla Hund vill följa med… Men oj, så många träd och så långt hemif rån…

Läs också:

Läs också:

www.bonniercarlsen.se ISBN 978-91-7803-019-4

9 789178 030194

O_Vems_resa.indd 1

2018-03-20 11:31

www.bonniercarlsen.se ISBN 978-91-7803-753-7

O_Vem vågar.indd Alla sidor

6

2020-01-20 13:15


Picture Books

Picture Books

Kurran and Pigan in Deep Water KURRAN AND PIGAN:

It is scorching hot in Kurran and Pigan’s forest. The stream has dried up and all the plants have wilted. And it feels like forever since it rained! Eventually the two friends set off for the big lake in search of water. A totally new life awaits them there, and Kurran even learns to swim! But one day something terrible happens and Kurran has to do something she has never dared do before. She has to swim out into deep water to rescue her friend… Kurran and Pigan in Deep Water is a heart-warming picture book full of fairy tale adventures, summer warmth and multiple layers by Lisa Moroni. It is a story about friendship, courage and new discoveries, with enchanting illustrations inviting you to dive right in. A delightful read for young and old alike about the importance of water and learning how to swim!

The Troll is Me

Lisa Moroni

On her way to nursery a little girl is suddenly transformed into a big troll. And just like that, the former child scares away her ­parents, gobbles up her nursery friends and goes to live in the forest. There she can do whatever she wants, like running around naked and squealing like a pig in the forest. But sometimes she remembers her old life, when she used to ride a bike, eat sweets and play with Lego. One day a wizard comes along and asks if the troll wants to be a little girl again. Well, does she? Author Jenny Bergman collaborates with artist and animator Lotta Geffenblad to produce this thought-provoking text with ­beautiful watercolours. With humour and a touch of sadness too, this story is about what it is like to be little but also very big at the same time.

Lisa Moroni Lisa Moroni

I Lisa Moroni

skogen där Kurran och Pigan bor kan man hitta allt möjligt fint. Till och med en stor och glittrande skatt! Kurran har aldrig sett något så vackert. Men vad är det egentligen?

Lisa Moroni

En hisnande och förtrollande bilderbok av Lisa Moroni om naturens och vinterns magi.

Ett storslaget bilderboksäventyr av Lisa Moroni om oväntad vänskap och naturens förunderlighet.

en första snön har just fallit i skogen där Kurran och Pigan bor. Hela skogen har förändrats! Plötsligt blir det svårt att hitta. Och vems är egentligen de där stora spåren som syns i snön?

Lisa Moroni

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et är en härlig dag i skogen. Bästisarna Kurran och Pigan har just dukat upp en mysig picknick i det gröna. Plötsligt hör de hur någon skriker och gråter! Vad händer? Är någon i fara?

En sagolik och magisk bilderbok av Lisa Moroni om att saker inte alltid är som man tror.

Läs fler böcker om Kurran och Pigan: ”Kurrans och Pigans vinteräventyr är en vacker, spännande, dramatisk och mysig bok. Den är dessutom rolig /…/ det finns så mycket fint att titta på i bilderna, det myllrar av detaljer och det händer saker hela tiden!” Belinda Graham, Tidningen Kulturen

Kurrans skatt är Lisa Moronis första helt egna bilderbok, och i de suggestiva illustrationerna speglas hennes eget intresse och fascination för naturen och skogen.

Läs också: Kurrans skatt ”I Kurrans skatt, Lisa Moronis första helt egna bilderbok, målar hon fram en förtrollad sagovärld i Elsa Beskows anda. Det är en klurig berättelse om vänskap och naturens föränderlighet /.../ Med sin varma finstämda sagoton är detta en ljuvlig högläsningsbok att försjunka i.”

© Stefan Tell

Boel Peterson, BTJ-häftet www.bonniercarlsen.se

www.bonniercarlsen.se ISBN 978-91-7803-199-3

ISBN-13: 978-91-638-9402-2

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Series name Kurran and Pigan • Original title Kurran och Pigan på djupt vatten  • Author & illustrator Lisa Moroni • Format 215 x 280 mm, 40 pages, colour  • Rights sold series Chinese (simpl.), Danish, French, Korean, Russian

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www.bonniercarlsen.se

9 789163 894022

9 789178 031993

2017-11-24 08:30

2019-10-02 09:16

Original title Det är jag som är trollet • Author Jenny Bergman • Illustrator Lotta Geffenblad • Format 215 x 280 mm, 40 pages, colour

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Picture Books

Picture Books

Kurran and Pigan in Deep Water KURRAN AND PIGAN:

It is scorching hot in Kurran and Pigan’s forest. The stream has dried up and all the plants have wilted. And it feels like forever since it rained! Eventually the two friends set off for the big lake in search of water. A totally new life awaits them there, and Kurran even learns to swim! But one day something terrible happens and Kurran has to do something she has never dared do before. She has to swim out into deep water to rescue her friend… Kurran and Pigan in Deep Water is a heart-warming picture book full of fairy tale adventures, summer warmth and multiple layers by Lisa Moroni. It is a story about friendship, courage and new discoveries, with enchanting illustrations inviting you to dive right in. A delightful read for young and old alike about the importance of water and learning how to swim!

The Troll is Me

Lisa Moroni

On her way to nursery a little girl is suddenly transformed into a big troll. And just like that, the former child scares away her ­parents, gobbles up her nursery friends and goes to live in the forest. There she can do whatever she wants, like running around naked and squealing like a pig in the forest. But sometimes she remembers her old life, when she used to ride a bike, eat sweets and play with Lego. One day a wizard comes along and asks if the troll wants to be a little girl again. Well, does she? Author Jenny Bergman collaborates with artist and animator Lotta Geffenblad to produce this thought-provoking text with ­beautiful watercolours. With humour and a touch of sadness too, this story is about what it is like to be little but also very big at the same time.

Lisa Moroni Lisa Moroni

I Lisa Moroni

skogen där Kurran och Pigan bor kan man hitta allt möjligt fint. Till och med en stor och glittrande skatt! Kurran har aldrig sett något så vackert. Men vad är det egentligen?

Lisa Moroni

En hisnande och förtrollande bilderbok av Lisa Moroni om naturens och vinterns magi.

Ett storslaget bilderboksäventyr av Lisa Moroni om oväntad vänskap och naturens förunderlighet.

en första snön har just fallit i skogen där Kurran och Pigan bor. Hela skogen har förändrats! Plötsligt blir det svårt att hitta. Och vems är egentligen de där stora spåren som syns i snön?

Lisa Moroni

D

D

et är en härlig dag i skogen. Bästisarna Kurran och Pigan har just dukat upp en mysig picknick i det gröna. Plötsligt hör de hur någon skriker och gråter! Vad händer? Är någon i fara?

En sagolik och magisk bilderbok av Lisa Moroni om att saker inte alltid är som man tror.

Läs fler böcker om Kurran och Pigan: ”Kurrans och Pigans vinteräventyr är en vacker, spännande, dramatisk och mysig bok. Den är dessutom rolig /…/ det finns så mycket fint att titta på i bilderna, det myllrar av detaljer och det händer saker hela tiden!” Belinda Graham, Tidningen Kulturen

Kurrans skatt är Lisa Moronis första helt egna bilderbok, och i de suggestiva illustrationerna speglas hennes eget intresse och fascination för naturen och skogen.

Läs också: Kurrans skatt ”I Kurrans skatt, Lisa Moronis första helt egna bilderbok, målar hon fram en förtrollad sagovärld i Elsa Beskows anda. Det är en klurig berättelse om vänskap och naturens föränderlighet /.../ Med sin varma finstämda sagoton är detta en ljuvlig högläsningsbok att försjunka i.”

© Stefan Tell

Boel Peterson, BTJ-häftet www.bonniercarlsen.se

www.bonniercarlsen.se ISBN 978-91-7803-199-3

ISBN-13: 978-91-638-9402-2

O_Kurrans och Pigans vinteräventyr.indd 1

O_Kurrans och Pigans räddar en liten.indd 1

Series name Kurran and Pigan • Original title Kurran och Pigan på djupt vatten  • Author & illustrator Lisa Moroni • Format 215 x 280 mm, 40 pages, colour  • Rights sold series Chinese (simpl.), Danish, French, Korean, Russian

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www.bonniercarlsen.se

9 789163 894022

9 789178 031993

2017-11-24 08:30

2019-10-02 09:16

Original title Det är jag som är trollet • Author Jenny Bergman • Illustrator Lotta Geffenblad • Format 215 x 280 mm, 40 pages, colour

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Picture Books

Picture Books

The Jungle Monster HEROES OF THE EARTH:

A terrible beast is disturbing the peace of the jungle. How can the Heroes of the Earth stop the monster from harming animals and the environment? They are going to need smart brains, superpowers and a splash of luck. The Heroes of the Earth are a bunch of friends with superpowers who are all experts in dealing with villains. Join us for an action-packed, laugh-out-loud adventure in the third book about superheroes who save the earth and its inhabitants over and over again. Peter Bergting has created his very own picture book universe for young and old alike, where elements of classic comic books and TV series meet intricate watercolour pictures and capti­ vating storytelling. The Heroes of the Earth series is for everyone who enjoys Spider-Man, Shimmer & Shine or Lego. Prassel prassel. Knak! Vem är ute så här tidigt på morgonen? Säkert bara familjen Kvitterkvist som spanar efter ovanliga fåglar. Ett par katter verkar också leta efter något. Kan du se om några av skogens djur har vaknat?

Plums! Familjen Våg tränar simning på utebadet. Att göra stora plask är också bra att kunna. Men vad händer om någon kittlas?

Original title Fantastiska familjer och Kattis kalas • Author & illustrator Maria Löfgren • Format 215 x 280 mm, 32 pages, colour

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Fantastic Families and Kitty’s Party Fun for the whole family! Maria Löfgren’s debut picture book invites us into the magnificent homes of several families. Who is sneaking in the cave? It must be the Dark family ex­plo­ring secret places. What’s going on at the farm? It’s the Wild ­family taking care of their animals. And what was that splashing? Uh-oh! It looks like the Wave family is out on yet another adventure… It is Kitty, the curious cat, who takes us on a discovery tour through caves and under piers, into kitchens and secret hiding places, all while giving us a peak into the lives of these marvellous families. With a medley of details, humour and little sidetracks, new ­stories beyond the main plot are waiting to be discovered with every new read. Maria Löfgren’s heartfelt story is a tribute to reading aloud and the wonderful feeling of connection that comes with it. A picture book to return to over and over.

Series name Heroes of the Earth • Original title Djungelmonstret • Author & illustrator Peter Bergting • Format 195 x 260 mm, 32 pages, colour

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Picture Books

Picture Books

The Jungle Monster HEROES OF THE EARTH:

A terrible beast is disturbing the peace of the jungle. How can the Heroes of the Earth stop the monster from harming animals and the environment? They are going to need smart brains, superpowers and a splash of luck. The Heroes of the Earth are a bunch of friends with superpowers who are all experts in dealing with villains. Join us for an action-packed, laugh-out-loud adventure in the third book about superheroes who save the earth and its inhabitants over and over again. Peter Bergting has created his very own picture book universe for young and old alike, where elements of classic comic books and TV series meet intricate watercolour pictures and capti­ vating storytelling. The Heroes of the Earth series is for everyone who enjoys Spider-Man, Shimmer & Shine or Lego. Prassel prassel. Knak! Vem är ute så här tidigt på morgonen? Säkert bara familjen Kvitterkvist som spanar efter ovanliga fåglar. Ett par katter verkar också leta efter något. Kan du se om några av skogens djur har vaknat?

Plums! Familjen Våg tränar simning på utebadet. Att göra stora plask är också bra att kunna. Men vad händer om någon kittlas?

Original title Fantastiska familjer och Kattis kalas • Author & illustrator Maria Löfgren • Format 215 x 280 mm, 32 pages, colour

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Fantastic Families and Kitty’s Party Fun for the whole family! Maria Löfgren’s debut picture book invites us into the magnificent homes of several families. Who is sneaking in the cave? It must be the Dark family ex­plo­ring secret places. What’s going on at the farm? It’s the Wild ­family taking care of their animals. And what was that splashing? Uh-oh! It looks like the Wave family is out on yet another adventure… It is Kitty, the curious cat, who takes us on a discovery tour through caves and under piers, into kitchens and secret hiding places, all while giving us a peak into the lives of these marvellous families. With a medley of details, humour and little sidetracks, new ­stories beyond the main plot are waiting to be discovered with every new read. Maria Löfgren’s heartfelt story is a tribute to reading aloud and the wonderful feeling of connection that comes with it. A picture book to return to over and over.

Series name Heroes of the Earth • Original title Djungelmonstret • Author & illustrator Peter Bergting • Format 195 x 260 mm, 32 pages, colour

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Picture Books

Picture Books

Puck Plays Football PUCK:

Today there is a football match. Puck and Mum are cheering for Puck’s cousins. It looks like fun – Puck wants to play football too! ­At home in the garden, Mum shows how to play football. But why won’t the ball go where Puck wants it to go? Puck practises and practises: pushing the ball, walking with the ball, running with the ball, passing the ball and shooting – goooaaal! It’s almost like magic! Puck thinks playing football is the most fun thing ever. And if more people play, you don’t have to run as much. Anyone who wants to can join in! Anna-Karin Garhamn’s series about Puck is a set of funny and charming picture books about both the big and small adventures of everyday life.

A Pack of Your Own A lonely dachshund dreams of a friend. But how can such a little dog make friends? Every time the dachshund goes to the exercise yard in the park where the other dogs hang out, it feels odd some­ how. The dachshund doesn’t fit in and even finds it hard to be around the other dogs. But all the others look as if they are having fun together. With warm and clever humour, Maria Nilsson Thore has ­created a wonderful allegory about friendship in a dog’s world. With exquisitely sweet illustrations, readers are invited to dive into their imagination and to ask themselves questions about friendship, such as: how much should one adapt in order to be ­accepted and valued by others? And do we really need to be sim­ilar in order to be friends? Can a dachshund and a poodle be friends despite their differences? Original title En egen flock • Author & illustrator Maria Nilsson Thore  • Format 170 x 240 mm, 48 pages, colour • Rights sold German

Sonja and the Hat Split A beautiful and thought-provoking story about divorce and ­finding your place in a new f­ amily constellation. Sonja alternates living with Mummy one week and Daddy the next. Both places are nice but in different ways. When autumn comes, Daddy brings out a hand-knitted stripy hat for Sonja so that she won’t get cold. But when it’s Mummy’s turn to collect her, she doesn’t like it and buys her a new hat – with a bobble on. Every week throughout the autumn Sonja doesn’t just swap houses but also hats. Daddy’s week becomes “stripy hat week” and Mummy’s week “bobble hat week”. But one day Sonja has had enough! Måns Gahrton and Johan Unenge let the main character, S ­ onja, tell her version of what it’s like to live with divorced parents, with empathy and warmth. Johan Unenge’s beautiful water colours paint an everyday life where there is both happiness and sorrow.

Series name Puck • Original title Puck spelar fotboll • Author & illustrator Anna-Karin Garhamn • Format 210 x 210 mm, 32 pages, colour • Rights sold series Chinese (simpl.), Danish, Faroese, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Russian

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Original title Sonja och skilsmössan • Author Måns Gahrton • Illustrator Johan Unenge • Format 195 x 260 mm, 32 pages, colour • Rights sold German

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Picture Books

Picture Books

Puck Plays Football PUCK:

Today there is a football match. Puck and Mum are cheering for Puck’s cousins. It looks like fun – Puck wants to play football too! ­At home in the garden, Mum shows how to play football. But why won’t the ball go where Puck wants it to go? Puck practises and practises: pushing the ball, walking with the ball, running with the ball, passing the ball and shooting – goooaaal! It’s almost like magic! Puck thinks playing football is the most fun thing ever. And if more people play, you don’t have to run as much. Anyone who wants to can join in! Anna-Karin Garhamn’s series about Puck is a set of funny and charming picture books about both the big and small adventures of everyday life.

A Pack of Your Own A lonely dachshund dreams of a friend. But how can such a little dog make friends? Every time the dachshund goes to the exercise yard in the park where the other dogs hang out, it feels odd some­ how. The dachshund doesn’t fit in and even finds it hard to be around the other dogs. But all the others look as if they are having fun together. With warm and clever humour, Maria Nilsson Thore has ­created a wonderful allegory about friendship in a dog’s world. With exquisitely sweet illustrations, readers are invited to dive into their imagination and to ask themselves questions about friendship, such as: how much should one adapt in order to be ­accepted and valued by others? And do we really need to be sim­ilar in order to be friends? Can a dachshund and a poodle be friends despite their differences? Original title En egen flock • Author & illustrator Maria Nilsson Thore  • Format 170 x 240 mm, 48 pages, colour • Rights sold German

Sonja and the Hat Split A beautiful and thought-provoking story about divorce and ­finding your place in a new f­ amily constellation. Sonja alternates living with Mummy one week and Daddy the next. Both places are nice but in different ways. When autumn comes, Daddy brings out a hand-knitted stripy hat for Sonja so that she won’t get cold. But when it’s Mummy’s turn to collect her, she doesn’t like it and buys her a new hat – with a bobble on. Every week throughout the autumn Sonja doesn’t just swap houses but also hats. Daddy’s week becomes “stripy hat week” and Mummy’s week “bobble hat week”. But one day Sonja has had enough! Måns Gahrton and Johan Unenge let the main character, S ­ onja, tell her version of what it’s like to live with divorced parents, with empathy and warmth. Johan Unenge’s beautiful water colours paint an everyday life where there is both happiness and sorrow.

Series name Puck • Original title Puck spelar fotboll • Author & illustrator Anna-Karin Garhamn • Format 210 x 210 mm, 32 pages, colour • Rights sold series Chinese (simpl.), Danish, Faroese, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Russian

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Original title Sonja och skilsmössan • Author Måns Gahrton • Illustrator Johan Unenge • Format 195 x 260 mm, 32 pages, colour • Rights sold German

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Picture Books

The Last Outpost Grandpa says that the last outpost is the most beautiful place in the world. It is on the other side of the ocean, deep in the wilder­ ness. There are ice mountains, bottomless lakes and wild animals that will eat you up if you don’t watch your step. And in the summer it a­ ll smells of warm pine needles. Little Bear has never heard of the last outpost but now longs to see it for himself. The two bears set off on a journey to the other side of the world. They are searching for the last outpost – the last piece of wilderness left in the world. But a lot has happened since Grandpa’s time. Will it still be there? Enchanting and magnificent, this picture book is about long­ ing for a place you have never been before, finding a home in the wilderness, and the love between a grandfather and a grandchild  – an epic picture book adventure by acclaimed author and illustra­tor Cecilia Heikkilä.

Original title Den sista utposten • Author & illustrator Cecilia Heikkilä  • Format 195 x 240 mm, 44 pages, colour

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Easy to Read & 6–9 Years


Picture Books

The Last Outpost Grandpa says that the last outpost is the most beautiful place in the world. It is on the other side of the ocean, deep in the wilder­ ness. There are ice mountains, bottomless lakes and wild animals that will eat you up if you don’t watch your step. And in the summer it a­ ll smells of warm pine needles. Little Bear has never heard of the last outpost but now longs to see it for himself. The two bears set off on a journey to the other side of the world. They are searching for the last outpost – the last piece of wilderness left in the world. But a lot has happened since Grandpa’s time. Will it still be there? Enchanting and magnificent, this picture book is about long­ ing for a place you have never been before, finding a home in the wilderness, and the love between a grandfather and a grandchild  – an epic picture book adventure by acclaimed author and illustra­tor Cecilia Heikkilä.

Original title Den sista utposten • Author & illustrator Cecilia Heikkilä  • Format 195 x 240 mm, 44 pages, colour

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Easy to Read & 6–9 Years


Easy to Read

Easy to Read

Spot On

The World’s Highest Mountain

ANIMAL FRIENDS:

Lillis has a horse of her own. A hobby horse called Poppi! B ­ ut more than anything she wants to ride a real horse, a living one. Eddi ­is big and he can ride. Lillis goes with her friend to help him take care of his horse Spot. And guess what? Lillis even gets a chance to sit on Spot’s back! Easy reading in capital letters for curious new readers, Spot On is the fifteenth book in the Animal Friends series – per­­fect for little animal lovers who are just beginning to read for themselves. This series follows a group of children who live in the c­ ountryside and take care of a variety of animals.

NUMBER 1 SUN STREET:

Series name Number 1 Sun Street • Original title Världens högsta berg • Author Helena Bross • Illustrator Kadri Ilves • Format 148 x 210 mm, 64 pages, colour  • Rights sold series Danish, Finnish, Norwegian

It’s raining today, but what does that matter when friends live in the same building? Axel and Omar have a whole stairwell to play in! The two friends pretend to be mountain climbers. They are going to climb all the way up to Axel’s flat. Up there they will have reached the top! But first they have to cross the mighty river in Axel’s bathtub. The water is gushing around their feet! The World's Highest Mountain is the twentieth stand­alone book in Helena Bross’ popular series about the friends Axel and Omar. Ideal books for beginners with short texts and simple words in capital letters. Helena Bross is one of Sweden’s most renowned authors with an impressive collection of easy-to-read books for beginners. ­Coupled with Kadri Ilves’ colourful illustrations in the style of the iconic Ilon Wikland, Helena Bross’ books and series are consid­ered classics for new readers.

Märta’s Unlucky Day at the Stable HORSES!:

Märta usually loves Thursdays because that is the day she spends at the stable. But today is not her lucky day! Her best friend Maja is sick, the riding instructor Kattis is extra angry today, and on top of that, her favourite horse Julia has a lame leg. As if that wasn’t enough, Märta has to teach one of the young beginners how to ride even though she is just a beginner herself! Or can it be that she is actually much smarter and more grownup than s­ he believes herself to be? Following Märta’s riding journey, this amusing easy-to-read series is about loving horses, life at the stables, friendship and feelings. The everyday situations are depicted with a lot of warmth and are easily relatable. This is the seventeenth book in the popular Horses! series.

Series name Animal Friends • Original title På pricken • Author & illustrator Margareta Nordqvist • Format 148 x 210 mm, 64 pages, colour • Rights sold series Danish, Finnish, Norwegian

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Series name Horses! • Original title Märtas otursdag i stallet • Author & illustrator Erika Eklund Wilson • Format 148 x 210 mm, 64 pages, colour  • Rights sold series Danish, Polish

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Easy to Read

Easy to Read

Spot On

The World’s Highest Mountain

ANIMAL FRIENDS:

Lillis has a horse of her own. A hobby horse called Poppi! B ­ ut more than anything she wants to ride a real horse, a living one. Eddi ­is big and he can ride. Lillis goes with her friend to help him take care of his horse Spot. And guess what? Lillis even gets a chance to sit on Spot’s back! Easy reading in capital letters for curious new readers, Spot On is the fifteenth book in the Animal Friends series – per­­fect for little animal lovers who are just beginning to read for themselves. This series follows a group of children who live in the c­ ountryside and take care of a variety of animals.

NUMBER 1 SUN STREET:

Series name Number 1 Sun Street • Original title Världens högsta berg • Author Helena Bross • Illustrator Kadri Ilves • Format 148 x 210 mm, 64 pages, colour  • Rights sold series Danish, Finnish, Norwegian

It’s raining today, but what does that matter when friends live in the same building? Axel and Omar have a whole stairwell to play in! The two friends pretend to be mountain climbers. They are going to climb all the way up to Axel’s flat. Up there they will have reached the top! But first they have to cross the mighty river in Axel’s bathtub. The water is gushing around their feet! The World's Highest Mountain is the twentieth stand­alone book in Helena Bross’ popular series about the friends Axel and Omar. Ideal books for beginners with short texts and simple words in capital letters. Helena Bross is one of Sweden’s most renowned authors with an impressive collection of easy-to-read books for beginners. ­Coupled with Kadri Ilves’ colourful illustrations in the style of the iconic Ilon Wikland, Helena Bross’ books and series are consid­ered classics for new readers.

Märta’s Unlucky Day at the Stable HORSES!:

Märta usually loves Thursdays because that is the day she spends at the stable. But today is not her lucky day! Her best friend Maja is sick, the riding instructor Kattis is extra angry today, and on top of that, her favourite horse Julia has a lame leg. As if that wasn’t enough, Märta has to teach one of the young beginners how to ride even though she is just a beginner herself! Or can it be that she is actually much smarter and more grownup than s­ he believes herself to be? Following Märta’s riding journey, this amusing easy-to-read series is about loving horses, life at the stables, friendship and feelings. The everyday situations are depicted with a lot of warmth and are easily relatable. This is the seventeenth book in the popular Horses! series.

Series name Animal Friends • Original title På pricken • Author & illustrator Margareta Nordqvist • Format 148 x 210 mm, 64 pages, colour • Rights sold series Danish, Finnish, Norwegian

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Series name Horses! • Original title Märtas otursdag i stallet • Author & illustrator Erika Eklund Wilson • Format 148 x 210 mm, 64 pages, colour  • Rights sold series Danish, Polish

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Easy to Read

Easy to Read

Help! I Have to Find Mia

The Ghost Telephone

HELP!:

THE MYSTERIOUS SCHOOL:

Some relatives from Chile are coming to visit. Mia, who is ­supposed to be “the same age” as the protagonist, turns out to ­ be several years younger. Plus, she only speaks Spanish. What are they supposed to do together? Finally, some friends from school join in and they end up going to the shopping centre where their music teacher is shooting a music video. But so much happens at the shoot that they lose track of time – and suddenly they realise that Mia has disappeared! What are they going to do now? And Mia doesn’t even have a cell phone on her… The Help! series has become hugely popular, building on ­creating situations that children can easily identify with. Friends and school are very important topics in these easy-to-read stories and things often happen in ways that cause a dilemma. With few words that leave a lot of room for illustrations, Jo Salmson leads the reader through the mild peril of an everyday drama.

Greta loves her mysterious school. It was built over a hundred years ago. Back then the old telephone in the library was new, but now it doesn’t work anymore. Or is perhaps what Sally says true, that only ghosts can call it? Come along to the school where breathy whispers, quiet foot­ steps and eerie laughters echo in the corridors. It’s the ghosts! They are hiding all over, but not everyone can see them… The Ghost Telephone is the eleventh standalone book in ­Katarina Genar and Alexander Jansson’s spine-tingling The Mysterious School series. The books are easy to read and just the right level of scary for new readers. Series name Help! • Original title Hjälp! Jag måste hitta Mia • Author Jo Salmson • Illustrator Veronica Isaksson • Format 148 x 210 mm, 64 pages, colour • Rights sold series Arabic, Danish, Norwegian

Series name The Mysterious School • Original title Spök­telefonen • Author Katarina Genar • Illustrator Alexander Jansson • Format 148 x 210 mm, 64 pages, colour • Rights sold series Arabic, Danish, Norwegian

Friend or Foe

The Chain Letter

FRIENDS 4-EVER:

READ AT YOUR OWN RISK:

It’s raining and Jack can’t find his rain clothes to play rain hockey with his friend Edvin. Ali teaches Jack to play chess instead. It’s more fun than Jack expected. In fact it’s so much fun that he wants to play it again and again. This doesn’t go down well with Edvin. Why can’t they just play football like they always do? But instead of persuading Jack, Edvin goes after Ali and turns really mean when he doesn’t get h ­ is way… This is the seventh book in the popular series about life at a youth centre. In Friend or Foe, Marie Oskarsson and Helena Bergendahl approach the difficult subject of bullying in a way that sheds light on interesting dilemmas and gives the reader a chance to empathise with both the bully’s and the victim’s points of view.

A new standalone book in Petrus Dahlin and Johanna Kristians­ son’s easy-to-read spooky series Read at Your Own Risk. Perfect for horror lovers who are practising their reading! “If you don’t pass this video on to three people you will die.” That’s what the chain letter Sixten receives on his phone says. Mum and Dad say it’s just a prank. But Sixten isn’t too sure. Eventually he has to choose: should he pass the chain letter on, ­and if so, to whom?

Series name Friends 4-ever • Original title Värsta vänner • Author Marie Oskarsson • Illustrator Helena Bergendahl • Format 148 x 210 mm, 64 pages, colour • Rights sold series Danish

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Series name Read at Your Own Risk • Original title Kedjebrevet • Author Petrus Dahlin • Illustrator Johanna Kristiansson • Format 148 x 210 mm, 64 pages, colour • Rights sold series Danish, Norwegian

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Easy to Read

Easy to Read

Help! I Have to Find Mia

The Ghost Telephone

HELP!:

THE MYSTERIOUS SCHOOL:

Some relatives from Chile are coming to visit. Mia, who is ­supposed to be “the same age” as the protagonist, turns out to ­ be several years younger. Plus, she only speaks Spanish. What are they supposed to do together? Finally, some friends from school join in and they end up going to the shopping centre where their music teacher is shooting a music video. But so much happens at the shoot that they lose track of time – and suddenly they realise that Mia has disappeared! What are they going to do now? And Mia doesn’t even have a cell phone on her… The Help! series has become hugely popular, building on ­creating situations that children can easily identify with. Friends and school are very important topics in these easy-to-read stories and things often happen in ways that cause a dilemma. With few words that leave a lot of room for illustrations, Jo Salmson leads the reader through the mild peril of an everyday drama.

Greta loves her mysterious school. It was built over a hundred years ago. Back then the old telephone in the library was new, but now it doesn’t work anymore. Or is perhaps what Sally says true, that only ghosts can call it? Come along to the school where breathy whispers, quiet foot­ steps and eerie laughters echo in the corridors. It’s the ghosts! They are hiding all over, but not everyone can see them… The Ghost Telephone is the eleventh standalone book in ­Katarina Genar and Alexander Jansson’s spine-tingling The Mysterious School series. The books are easy to read and just the right level of scary for new readers. Series name Help! • Original title Hjälp! Jag måste hitta Mia • Author Jo Salmson • Illustrator Veronica Isaksson • Format 148 x 210 mm, 64 pages, colour • Rights sold series Arabic, Danish, Norwegian

Series name The Mysterious School • Original title Spök­telefonen • Author Katarina Genar • Illustrator Alexander Jansson • Format 148 x 210 mm, 64 pages, colour • Rights sold series Arabic, Danish, Norwegian

Friend or Foe

The Chain Letter

FRIENDS 4-EVER:

READ AT YOUR OWN RISK:

It’s raining and Jack can’t find his rain clothes to play rain hockey with his friend Edvin. Ali teaches Jack to play chess instead. It’s more fun than Jack expected. In fact it’s so much fun that he wants to play it again and again. This doesn’t go down well with Edvin. Why can’t they just play football like they always do? But instead of persuading Jack, Edvin goes after Ali and turns really mean when he doesn’t get h ­ is way… This is the seventh book in the popular series about life at a youth centre. In Friend or Foe, Marie Oskarsson and Helena Bergendahl approach the difficult subject of bullying in a way that sheds light on interesting dilemmas and gives the reader a chance to empathise with both the bully’s and the victim’s points of view.

A new standalone book in Petrus Dahlin and Johanna Kristians­ son’s easy-to-read spooky series Read at Your Own Risk. Perfect for horror lovers who are practising their reading! “If you don’t pass this video on to three people you will die.” That’s what the chain letter Sixten receives on his phone says. Mum and Dad say it’s just a prank. But Sixten isn’t too sure. Eventually he has to choose: should he pass the chain letter on, ­and if so, to whom?

Series name Friends 4-ever • Original title Värsta vänner • Author Marie Oskarsson • Illustrator Helena Bergendahl • Format 148 x 210 mm, 64 pages, colour • Rights sold series Danish

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Series name Read at Your Own Risk • Original title Kedjebrevet • Author Petrus Dahlin • Illustrator Johanna Kristiansson • Format 148 x 210 mm, 64 pages, colour • Rights sold series Danish, Norwegian

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The Summer Holiday Book. King for a Day

6–9 Years

6–9 Years

THE WHODUNIT DETECTIVE AGENCY:

The Parrot Disaster

Did you know that every year Valleby draws lots to decide who will be king for a day? The lucky winner gets to decide everything that will happen in the town of Valleby during the entire day. Read this funny new story about the time when the whole of Valleby parades through town with a bang and a ring and a clang! In the book you will find, together with fun tips on activities and crafts, a brand-new case for Lasse and Maja. Learn a delicious recipe from Dino and Sara at the Valleby cafe, find out how to make your own musical instrument, look out for cows, and test your ­Valleby knowledge in a brain-busting quiz.

FARDUS AND MALTE:

Fardus’s favourite things to do in the world are reading and writing. Malte’s greatest wish, on the other hand, is to have a pet. They are in the same class and make a great team – easily the best. It just goes to show that people can be friends even if they disagree. For example, about animals! Camilla Ceder’s first book about best friends Fardus and ­Malte, and Malte’s mischievous new parrot, is charming, humorous and pitch-perfect. It comes with warm, bright and cheerful illustrations by Hanna Granlund.

Series name Fardus and Malte • Original title Papegojkaoset • Author Camilla Ceder • Illustrator Hanna Granlund • Format 148 x 210 mm, 136 pages, colour

The World’s Richest

Kanske handlar mod inte om att inte vara rädd – utan att vara rädd men försöka ändå?

Modigast i världen är journalisten Malin Karims och skådespelaren Alexander Karims gemensamma barnboksdebut – en varm och rolig högläsningsbok om att kliva ur någons skugga, och om att hitta styrkan inom sig själv.

ISBN 978-91-7803-460-4

9 789178 034604

MODIGAST

I VARLDEN

MODIGAST I VARLDEn

Alba är rädd för nästan allting – i fantasin blir flugor till monster och stillsamma bäckar till rytande hav. Men så länge hon får sitta i sin stora pappas skugga är hon trygg. Så förändras allt. Pappa måste söka jobb i hamnen långt bort på andra sidan ön. Albas fem vilda syskon försvinner när en regnstorm drar fram över ön. Plötsligt är Alba ensam med sin matglada get Yanko. Och fastän Alba är för rädd och Yanko för lat måste de ge sig av på en lång och farlig vandring för att hitta Albas pappa.

MALIN OCH ALEXANDER KARIM

After a rainstorm destroys most of the village, nearly all the in­habitants come back. But instead of helping each other and restoring what is left of the village, everybody argues and tries to grab as much as they can for themselves. Then an unexpected solution appears – a real treasure map! People immediately start scheming ways to keep the treasure for themselves. Alba, Elias and Yanko the goat have to find the treasure first so that the riches can be shared equally and all the villagers can become friends again. But will they find it in time? This book is the standalone follow-up to The World’s Bravest, yet another exciting adventure about timid Alba, her lazy goat Yanko and their friends. The World’s Richest also asks important questions about solidarity, friendship and the things that truly matter in life.

MaLIN ocH AlexandeR KarIM AnDrEA FemeRstrAnd

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Original title Rikast i världen • Authors Alexander Karim, Malin Karim  • Illustrator Andrea Femerstrand • Format 148 x 210 mm, 176 pages, colour

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Series name The Whodunit Detective Agency • Original title LasseMajas sommarlovsbok: Kung för en dag • Author Martin Widmark • Illustrator Helena Willis • Format 148 x 210 mm, 96 pages, colour • Rights sold series Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (simpl. and complex), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Faroese, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese

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The Summer Holiday Book. King for a Day

6–9 Years

6–9 Years

THE WHODUNIT DETECTIVE AGENCY:

The Parrot Disaster

Did you know that every year Valleby draws lots to decide who will be king for a day? The lucky winner gets to decide everything that will happen in the town of Valleby during the entire day. Read this funny new story about the time when the whole of Valleby parades through town with a bang and a ring and a clang! In the book you will find, together with fun tips on activities and crafts, a brand-new case for Lasse and Maja. Learn a delicious recipe from Dino and Sara at the Valleby cafe, find out how to make your own musical instrument, look out for cows, and test your ­Valleby knowledge in a brain-busting quiz.

FARDUS AND MALTE:

Fardus’s favourite things to do in the world are reading and writing. Malte’s greatest wish, on the other hand, is to have a pet. They are in the same class and make a great team – easily the best. It just goes to show that people can be friends even if they disagree. For example, about animals! Camilla Ceder’s first book about best friends Fardus and ­Malte, and Malte’s mischievous new parrot, is charming, humorous and pitch-perfect. It comes with warm, bright and cheerful illustrations by Hanna Granlund.

Series name Fardus and Malte • Original title Papegojkaoset • Author Camilla Ceder • Illustrator Hanna Granlund • Format 148 x 210 mm, 136 pages, colour

The World’s Richest

Kanske handlar mod inte om att inte vara rädd – utan att vara rädd men försöka ändå?

Modigast i världen är journalisten Malin Karims och skådespelaren Alexander Karims gemensamma barnboksdebut – en varm och rolig högläsningsbok om att kliva ur någons skugga, och om att hitta styrkan inom sig själv.

ISBN 978-91-7803-460-4

9 789178 034604

MODIGAST

I VARLDEN

MODIGAST I VARLDEn

Alba är rädd för nästan allting – i fantasin blir flugor till monster och stillsamma bäckar till rytande hav. Men så länge hon får sitta i sin stora pappas skugga är hon trygg. Så förändras allt. Pappa måste söka jobb i hamnen långt bort på andra sidan ön. Albas fem vilda syskon försvinner när en regnstorm drar fram över ön. Plötsligt är Alba ensam med sin matglada get Yanko. Och fastän Alba är för rädd och Yanko för lat måste de ge sig av på en lång och farlig vandring för att hitta Albas pappa.

MALIN OCH ALEXANDER KARIM

After a rainstorm destroys most of the village, nearly all the in­habitants come back. But instead of helping each other and restoring what is left of the village, everybody argues and tries to grab as much as they can for themselves. Then an unexpected solution appears – a real treasure map! People immediately start scheming ways to keep the treasure for themselves. Alba, Elias and Yanko the goat have to find the treasure first so that the riches can be shared equally and all the villagers can become friends again. But will they find it in time? This book is the standalone follow-up to The World’s Bravest, yet another exciting adventure about timid Alba, her lazy goat Yanko and their friends. The World’s Richest also asks important questions about solidarity, friendship and the things that truly matter in life.

MaLIN ocH AlexandeR KarIM AnDrEA FemeRstrAnd

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Original title Rikast i världen • Authors Alexander Karim, Malin Karim  • Illustrator Andrea Femerstrand • Format 148 x 210 mm, 176 pages, colour

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Series name The Whodunit Detective Agency • Original title LasseMajas sommarlovsbok: Kung för en dag • Author Martin Widmark • Illustrator Helena Willis • Format 148 x 210 mm, 96 pages, colour • Rights sold series Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (simpl. and complex), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Faroese, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese

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6–9 Years

6–9 Years

Dance with Sigge

Saga’s Birthday

SIGGE:

SAGA’S STORIES:

It’s springtime and the horses at the Broby Stables are busy ­training to compete in the big dressage event in Denmark. Elina and Sigge are going to show the world what they can do. Spirits are high and when everything is going well, it almost feels like Sigge is dancing! But right in the middle of their happy summer, bad and sad things start happening at the stable. And when someone cuts off Molly the horse’s tail one night, anger and fear spread through­ out the stable. Who would do something so mean? Dance with Sigge is the nineteenth part of the Sigge series and features Elina and her friends at the cosy stable in Broby. And ­Sigge of course, the cutest little Shetland pony Elina has ever seen. Margareta Nordqvist’s pictures are, as usual, the perfect accompaniment to the heart-warming story by Lin Hallberg.

Series name Sigge • Original title Dansa med Sigge • Author Lin Hallberg  • Illustrator Margareta Nordqvist • Format 148 x 210 mm, 168 pages, b & w illustrations • Rights sold series Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Russian

It’s Saga’s birthday. She is having a party for her friends and Grand­pa is coming to visit. But Saga feels hot and a little strange. Mum says she can taste the meringues straight from the tray, but Saga doesn’t feel like it. And even though the party is fun, she can’t bring herself to chase balloons with her friends. Saga’s party ­doesn’t turn out to be at all like she expected – but still pretty good, after all. Josefine Sundström’s smart text and Emma Göthner’s cheerful and empathic illustrations depict a safe every­day ­life that children can recognise themselves in, laugh at, and be moved by. This story has previously appeared as part of the chapter book Saga’s Stories: Sibling Sickness, Fighting Spirit, and a Stubborn Front Tooth. This new edition comes with a host of new illustrations.

Series name Saga’s stories • Original title Fylla år • Author Josefine Sundström  • Illustrator Emma Göthner • Format 165 x 210 mm, 32 pages, colour • Rights sold series Danish, Finnish, Norwegian

Herring Gets A Sibling HERRING:

Hugo “Herring” Ström is six years old and his life is about to turn upside down when he gets a little brother. Herring is waiting for Mum and Dad to return from the hospital. And it turns out it takes a long time to get a baby brother. Luckily, Grandpa is really good at inventing things, and they have Maggan the goat’s company as well. They have to find ways to pass the time and quieten the nerves buzzing around like bees in his chest, now that everything is going to be different and new. This is the first book in Anna Ehring’s new series about fee­l­ ings, thoughts – big and small – and making friends. It features six-year-old Herring and wonderful and witty illustrations by Moa Graaf.

Sigge’s Friendship Book SIGGE: Sigge the little Shetland pony is more popular than ever! Sigge’s Friendship Book is reissued in an updated colourful version, where friends can fill in information about themselves. And of course, there are also pages where you can fill in details about friends who happen to be horses. The book also contains short stories about Sigge and the gang from the riding club, as well as entertaining puzzles, games and facts about horses and riding. An ideal book for the stables or for school!

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Series name Sigge • Original title Sigges kompisbok • Author Lin Hallberg  • Illustrator Margareta Nordqvist • Format 148 x 210 mm, 128 pages, colour • Rights sold series Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian

Series name Herring • Original title Sillen får ett syskon • Author Anna Ehring  • Illustrator Moa Graaf • Format 148 x 210 mm, 80 pages, b & w illustrations

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6–9 Years

6–9 Years

Dance with Sigge

Saga’s Birthday

SIGGE:

SAGA’S STORIES:

It’s springtime and the horses at the Broby Stables are busy ­training to compete in the big dressage event in Denmark. Elina and Sigge are going to show the world what they can do. Spirits are high and when everything is going well, it almost feels like Sigge is dancing! But right in the middle of their happy summer, bad and sad things start happening at the stable. And when someone cuts off Molly the horse’s tail one night, anger and fear spread through­ out the stable. Who would do something so mean? Dance with Sigge is the nineteenth part of the Sigge series and features Elina and her friends at the cosy stable in Broby. And ­Sigge of course, the cutest little Shetland pony Elina has ever seen. Margareta Nordqvist’s pictures are, as usual, the perfect accompaniment to the heart-warming story by Lin Hallberg.

Series name Sigge • Original title Dansa med Sigge • Author Lin Hallberg  • Illustrator Margareta Nordqvist • Format 148 x 210 mm, 168 pages, b & w illustrations • Rights sold series Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Russian

It’s Saga’s birthday. She is having a party for her friends and Grand­pa is coming to visit. But Saga feels hot and a little strange. Mum says she can taste the meringues straight from the tray, but Saga doesn’t feel like it. And even though the party is fun, she can’t bring herself to chase balloons with her friends. Saga’s party ­doesn’t turn out to be at all like she expected – but still pretty good, after all. Josefine Sundström’s smart text and Emma Göthner’s cheerful and empathic illustrations depict a safe every­day ­life that children can recognise themselves in, laugh at, and be moved by. This story has previously appeared as part of the chapter book Saga’s Stories: Sibling Sickness, Fighting Spirit, and a Stubborn Front Tooth. This new edition comes with a host of new illustrations.

Series name Saga’s stories • Original title Fylla år • Author Josefine Sundström  • Illustrator Emma Göthner • Format 165 x 210 mm, 32 pages, colour • Rights sold series Danish, Finnish, Norwegian

Herring Gets A Sibling HERRING:

Hugo “Herring” Ström is six years old and his life is about to turn upside down when he gets a little brother. Herring is waiting for Mum and Dad to return from the hospital. And it turns out it takes a long time to get a baby brother. Luckily, Grandpa is really good at inventing things, and they have Maggan the goat’s company as well. They have to find ways to pass the time and quieten the nerves buzzing around like bees in his chest, now that everything is going to be different and new. This is the first book in Anna Ehring’s new series about fee­l­ ings, thoughts – big and small – and making friends. It features six-year-old Herring and wonderful and witty illustrations by Moa Graaf.

Sigge’s Friendship Book SIGGE: Sigge the little Shetland pony is more popular than ever! Sigge’s Friendship Book is reissued in an updated colourful version, where friends can fill in information about themselves. And of course, there are also pages where you can fill in details about friends who happen to be horses. The book also contains short stories about Sigge and the gang from the riding club, as well as entertaining puzzles, games and facts about horses and riding. An ideal book for the stables or for school!

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Series name Sigge • Original title Sigges kompisbok • Author Lin Hallberg  • Illustrator Margareta Nordqvist • Format 148 x 210 mm, 128 pages, colour • Rights sold series Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian

Series name Herring • Original title Sillen får ett syskon • Author Anna Ehring  • Illustrator Moa Graaf • Format 148 x 210 mm, 80 pages, b & w illustrations

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9–12 Years

9–12 Years

To Be or Not To Be Friends EVE & ADAM:

Will Eve and Adam get together, or are they destined to be just friends forever? Eve and Adam are drawn to each other like magnets, their whole bodies tingle when their eyes meet or their hands touch. But an unwanted rabbit and a disappointed best friend make it all impossible – and besides, they have decided to be just friends! The funniest couple of all! The series has been a steady best-­ seller for the past twenty years. Eve and Adam have featured in films, on TV, and in computer games. The books are illustrated throughout with Johan Unenge’s well-aimed, relatable and hu­mor­ ous images. To Be or Not To Be Friends is the fourth book in this new series about Eve and Adam.

Måns Gahrton and Johan Unenge

Series name Eve & Adam • Original title Att vara eller inte vara kompis  • Authors Måns Gahrton, Johan Unenge • Illustrator Johan Unenge • Format 135 x 215 mm, 144 pages , b & w illustrations • Rights sold series Danish, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Turkish

Måns Gahrton has revealed the sources of his inspiration for Eve & Adam: the intense (and secret!) feelings he had in junior high school as a child, and his regular visits to schools as an author.

© Stefan Tell

Johan Unenge and Måns Gahrton have been working at an impressive rate since they started Eve & Adam in 1991. Their partnership has resulted in several successful books, TV series and a film.

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9–12 Years

9–12 Years

To Be or Not To Be Friends EVE & ADAM:

Will Eve and Adam get together, or are they destined to be just friends forever? Eve and Adam are drawn to each other like magnets, their whole bodies tingle when their eyes meet or their hands touch. But an unwanted rabbit and a disappointed best friend make it all impossible – and besides, they have decided to be just friends! The funniest couple of all! The series has been a steady best-­ seller for the past twenty years. Eve and Adam have featured in films, on TV, and in computer games. The books are illustrated throughout with Johan Unenge’s well-aimed, relatable and hu­mor­ ous images. To Be or Not To Be Friends is the fourth book in this new series about Eve and Adam.

Måns Gahrton and Johan Unenge

Series name Eve & Adam • Original title Att vara eller inte vara kompis  • Authors Måns Gahrton, Johan Unenge • Illustrator Johan Unenge • Format 135 x 215 mm, 144 pages , b & w illustrations • Rights sold series Danish, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Turkish

Måns Gahrton has revealed the sources of his inspiration for Eve & Adam: the intense (and secret!) feelings he had in junior high school as a child, and his regular visits to schools as an author.

© Stefan Tell

Johan Unenge and Måns Gahrton have been working at an impressive rate since they started Eve & Adam in 1991. Their partnership has resulted in several successful books, TV series and a film.

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9–12 Years

9–12 Years

Never Too Late!

Alba and the Land Beyond

ATHENA:

© Hans Samuelson

Elin Ek’s Athena is a good friend who, with bags of confidence and a can-do attitude, tries to change the world for the better, leaving the reader with the feeling that nothing is impossible. Athena is starting 7b. On the first day of school Athena feels happy and excited in class, just like on Christmas Eve! Starting middle school is already pretty great, but two more awesome things are happening in Athena’s life: she is turning 12, and Yousef is becoming more than just a friend… This autumn, the Save the Earth Gang face their greatest challenge yet: how can they get 1.6 million old people in Sweden to stop loafing around in their retirement homes and become climate activists? The SEG is shocked to find their pensioner friends at Raisin Gardens are forced to sit around watching dumb TV with only three channels in a stuffy common room! No wonder they seem apathetic – their lives are super boring! Lucky that Athena is nam­ed after the Greek goddess of war and wisdom, because this is going to take brilliant ideas and a fighting spirit!

THE LAND BEYOND:

Alba lives with her uncle Odd in the little town of Värend. She makes friends with Idun who lives on Björk Farm, and learns from her Aunt Siri about plants and animals, as well as natural medi­cine, runes and ancient formulae. Then bizarre things start to happen on the farm: the animals behave strangely, a little figure zips around, and in the earth cellar there is a stone with a strange symbol. When Björk Farm turns out to be a portal to another world, Alba makes up her mind to uncover the truth. In the Land Beyond, populated by fairies, gnomes and Vikings, a war for power is raging between the Wizard King and the re­bel­ling magic tribes. Alba’s know­ledge of rune magic and combat are put to the test as she has to learn to navigate her new surroundings. But who can she really trust?

Elin Ek is a TV host, radio speaker, author and television producer. Over the years she has won many awards, among them the RFSU prize and the Rausing’s Speech award from the University of Lund. In 2005, she was named Ambassador for the RBU – The National Association for Disabled Children and Young People. As an author she has ­written the Athena series and the acclaimed non-fiction children’s books Craft, Creation and Thinking and I Culti­ vate – Indoors, on the balcony and ­ in The Garden.

Elin Ek

Henrik Johansson and Mårten Gisby

Series name Athena • Original title Det är aldrig för sent • Author Elin Ek ­ • Format 135 x 185 mm, 256 pages • Rights sold series Korean

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Series name The Land Beyond • Original title Alba och landet bortom • Authors Henrik Johansson, Mårten Gisby • Format 135 x 215 mm, 240 pages

Mårten Gisby has a background in the film industry as a recording ­manager, director and screenwriter. Having developed scripts for fea­ture films and TV series for pro­ducers in Canada, the USA and Sweden, Mårten is now working on

© Stefan Tell

develop­ing scripts and books in Swedish and English. Henrik Johansson has a background in TV and communication, and currently works as a developer for scripts and books in Swedish and English.

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9–12 Years

9–12 Years

Never Too Late!

Alba and the Land Beyond

ATHENA:

© Hans Samuelson

Elin Ek’s Athena is a good friend who, with bags of confidence and a can-do attitude, tries to change the world for the better, leaving the reader with the feeling that nothing is impossible. Athena is starting 7b. On the first day of school Athena feels happy and excited in class, just like on Christmas Eve! Starting middle school is already pretty great, but two more awesome things are happening in Athena’s life: she is turning 12, and Yousef is becoming more than just a friend… This autumn, the Save the Earth Gang face their greatest challenge yet: how can they get 1.6 million old people in Sweden to stop loafing around in their retirement homes and become climate activists? The SEG is shocked to find their pensioner friends at Raisin Gardens are forced to sit around watching dumb TV with only three channels in a stuffy common room! No wonder they seem apathetic – their lives are super boring! Lucky that Athena is nam­ed after the Greek goddess of war and wisdom, because this is going to take brilliant ideas and a fighting spirit!

THE LAND BEYOND:

Alba lives with her uncle Odd in the little town of Värend. She makes friends with Idun who lives on Björk Farm, and learns from her Aunt Siri about plants and animals, as well as natural medi­cine, runes and ancient formulae. Then bizarre things start to happen on the farm: the animals behave strangely, a little figure zips around, and in the earth cellar there is a stone with a strange symbol. When Björk Farm turns out to be a portal to another world, Alba makes up her mind to uncover the truth. In the Land Beyond, populated by fairies, gnomes and Vikings, a war for power is raging between the Wizard King and the re­bel­ling magic tribes. Alba’s know­ledge of rune magic and combat are put to the test as she has to learn to navigate her new surroundings. But who can she really trust?

Elin Ek is a TV host, radio speaker, author and television producer. Over the years she has won many awards, among them the RFSU prize and the Rausing’s Speech award from the University of Lund. In 2005, she was named Ambassador for the RBU – The National Association for Disabled Children and Young People. As an author she has ­written the Athena series and the acclaimed non-fiction children’s books Craft, Creation and Thinking and I Culti­ vate – Indoors, on the balcony and ­ in The Garden.

Elin Ek

Henrik Johansson and Mårten Gisby

Series name Athena • Original title Det är aldrig för sent • Author Elin Ek ­ • Format 135 x 185 mm, 256 pages • Rights sold series Korean

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Series name The Land Beyond • Original title Alba och landet bortom • Authors Henrik Johansson, Mårten Gisby • Format 135 x 215 mm, 240 pages

Mårten Gisby has a background in the film industry as a recording ­manager, director and screenwriter. Having developed scripts for fea­ture films and TV series for pro­ducers in Canada, the USA and Sweden, Mårten is now working on

© Stefan Tell

develop­ing scripts and books in Swedish and English. Henrik Johansson has a background in TV and communication, and currently works as a developer for scripts and books in Swedish and English.

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9–12 Years

9–12 Years

The Moment of Truth

Threat from Outer Space

MORRIS MOHLIN:

KING POW:

Meet Morris – a teenage boy with a knack for messing things up. Author Maria Frensborg and illustrator Kalle Landgren’s new series is a perfect read for anyone who loves Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Brutal humour at its best! The Spring Party at Brownfields School is coming up soon and Morris is kept busy by the school’s entertainment committee. Things get difficult when he ends up in the same group as the school’s worst nightmare, Kringlan. All this stress, combined with his unrequited love for Mirre, leads Morris to making more bad decisions than usual. Like arranging a date in the school car park between the sweet but sad evening class teacher and the needlework lady. Or making copies of his butt using the school photocopier…

Since the beginning of time, there have always been criminals but equally, there have always been those who have fought crime and stood up for justice. Twelve-year-old Sam has trained to become one of the world’s strongest and most skilled agents. Joined by King Pow champion Ju and computer genius Aisha, he forms Division 33 to foil the world’s evil forces. What’s more, there are many forces to fight as the villains seem to be everywhere among us… In Threat from Outer Space, humanity is threatened by an ­­ aste­­roid on its way to Earth! Sam, Ju and Aisha are watching a live trans­mission from the moon on TV, where technology genius Mr No-No has a weapon that could easily smash the asteroid into smithereens. Mr No-No is a hero. Isn’t he? A video clip suddenly turns up suggesting Mr No-No might want to be more than just a hero. And the weapon is now directed straight at Earth. Our heroes have to go to the moon to stop Mr No-No! But this is no easy task when Athena, Mr No-No’s super-strong killing machine of a sister, is standing i­ n their way.

© Eva Lindblad

Maria Frensborg was born in Uppsala and teaches Swedish and English in a secondary school. She enjoys writing as it enables her to stretch her imagination and bring fictional characters to life. She gets her inspiration from her own children and from everything else around her. When she isn’t writing, she loves to go cycling and drink English tea.

Maria Frensborg

Series name Morris Mohlin • Original title Sanningens minut • Author Maria Frensborg • Illustrator Kalle Landegren • Format 135 x 215 mm, 150 pages, b & w illustrations • Rights sold series Danish

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Ola Lindholm and Johan Lindqvist

Ola Lindholm and Johan Lindqvist have written stories based on what they liked to read when they were growing up. The adventures of King Pow are entertaining, fast-paced and action-packed books.

© Stefan Tell

Series name King Pow • Original title Hotet från rymden • Authors Ola ­ indholm, Johan Lindqvist • Illustrator Kevin Olberg • Format 148  x 210 mm, L 144 pages, b & w illustrations

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9–12 Years

9–12 Years

The Moment of Truth

Threat from Outer Space

MORRIS MOHLIN:

KING POW:

Meet Morris – a teenage boy with a knack for messing things up. Author Maria Frensborg and illustrator Kalle Landgren’s new series is a perfect read for anyone who loves Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Brutal humour at its best! The Spring Party at Brownfields School is coming up soon and Morris is kept busy by the school’s entertainment committee. Things get difficult when he ends up in the same group as the school’s worst nightmare, Kringlan. All this stress, combined with his unrequited love for Mirre, leads Morris to making more bad decisions than usual. Like arranging a date in the school car park between the sweet but sad evening class teacher and the needlework lady. Or making copies of his butt using the school photocopier…

Since the beginning of time, there have always been criminals but equally, there have always been those who have fought crime and stood up for justice. Twelve-year-old Sam has trained to become one of the world’s strongest and most skilled agents. Joined by King Pow champion Ju and computer genius Aisha, he forms Division 33 to foil the world’s evil forces. What’s more, there are many forces to fight as the villains seem to be everywhere among us… In Threat from Outer Space, humanity is threatened by an ­­ aste­­roid on its way to Earth! Sam, Ju and Aisha are watching a live trans­mission from the moon on TV, where technology genius Mr No-No has a weapon that could easily smash the asteroid into smithereens. Mr No-No is a hero. Isn’t he? A video clip suddenly turns up suggesting Mr No-No might want to be more than just a hero. And the weapon is now directed straight at Earth. Our heroes have to go to the moon to stop Mr No-No! But this is no easy task when Athena, Mr No-No’s super-strong killing machine of a sister, is standing i­ n their way.

© Eva Lindblad

Maria Frensborg was born in Uppsala and teaches Swedish and English in a secondary school. She enjoys writing as it enables her to stretch her imagination and bring fictional characters to life. She gets her inspiration from her own children and from everything else around her. When she isn’t writing, she loves to go cycling and drink English tea.

Maria Frensborg

Series name Morris Mohlin • Original title Sanningens minut • Author Maria Frensborg • Illustrator Kalle Landegren • Format 135 x 215 mm, 150 pages, b & w illustrations • Rights sold series Danish

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Ola Lindholm and Johan Lindqvist

Ola Lindholm and Johan Lindqvist have written stories based on what they liked to read when they were growing up. The adventures of King Pow are entertaining, fast-paced and action-packed books.

© Stefan Tell

Series name King Pow • Original title Hotet från rymden • Authors Ola ­ indholm, Johan Lindqvist • Illustrator Kevin Olberg • Format 148  x 210 mm, L 144 pages, b & w illustrations

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Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction

The Real Happy Pill Junior: Smarter, Happier, Stronger

Guy and ­ the Digging Machine

Johan Anderblad

Johan Anderblad is a journalist who has worked on both radio and TV productions for all ages. ln his free time, Johan is often out in the country­side and always with his dog Dina, a Spanish water dog who doesn't like water.

* US edition title; previous working title: Brain Power.

Series name Guy • Original title Bojan och grävmaskinen • Author Johan Anderblad • Illustrator Filippa Widlund • Format 195 x 260 mm, 32 pages, colour • Rights sold series Danish

BOKFÖRLAGET MAX STRÖM

2020-06-26 15:32

Original title Göra Gott • Authors Malin Landqvist, Victoria Voss • Format 170 x 240 mm, 192 pages

Malin Landqvist

© Stefan Tell

K O K B O K F ÖR U N G A M I L J Ö H J Ä LTAR

GÖRA GOTT

© Per Ranung

G Ö R A G OTT

A cookery book that inspires children and young adults to start changing the world in a positive direction from their own kitchens. There are almost 50 delicious recipes that do good both for our planet and for ourselves – everything from break­fast and snacks to everyday food and party food. This book can help all young climate heroes to really make a difference. The short, thought-provoking texts about the big environmental issues of our time, with explanatory illustrations, can also provide a starting point for important and exciting discussions at the dinner table. The fore­ word has been written by Professor Johan Rockström who maintains: “If we fix our food we can fix the planet!”

KOKB OK F ÖR UNG A M I L J ÖH J ÄLTAR

© Per Ranung

Kitchen Mission

Victoria Voss | Malin Landqvist Förord av Johan Rockström

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The Real Happy Pill Junior is about how physical activity affects your brain in terms of concentration, mood, sleep and much more. In this junior version of Anders Hansen’s successful book The Real Happy Pill (2016)*, everything has been reworked to suit a younger audience. Through engaging, accessible, illustrated s­ ections on how the brain works and inspirational tips for increas­ed exercise, the aim is for the reader to become happier and stronger – and yes, even smarter. Exercise works as a brain “upgrade”, allowing you to think faster and switch to an extra mental “gear” when the going gets tough. Plus improve your gaming skills!

© Stefan Tell

Guy is digging in his Lego box. He needs to find the right pieces to finish the house he is making before bedtime. If only he had a digging machine, he could work faster. He wonders how much space there is in a digger. Guy’s mum knows – she has driven all sorts of vehicles. She­has even worked as a digging machine operator and knows all about how they work. In Guy and the Digging Machine, Johan Anderblad mixes facts and story just like in the previous Guy books – a series about large vehicles for small children. Together with Filippa Widlund’s wonderfully de­tailed and realistic illustrations, this i­ s magic for tiny fans of big vehicles in­ pic­ture ­book form!

© Caroline Andersson

GUY:

Victoria Voss

Malin Landqvist has produced a number of books on ­cooking and baking and regu­larly contributes to Sweden’s biggest food magazines as a food writer. She is also a trained sommelier and runs a shop selling sustainable kitchenware. Victoria Voss is a doctoral student researching sustainable, healthy food, who often shares her expert advice in the media regarding which foods are most and least harmful to the climate and environment. Victoria is also the co-author of various cookbooks and reports on sustain­ able, healthy food.

Mats Wänblad

Anders Hansen

Mats Wänblad is an author for children and young adults. He also translates films and books, lectures on storytelling technique, and leads writing courses for all ages (but usually in schools).

Anders Hansen is a physician and psychiatry specialist from the Karolinska Institute and an eco­ nomics graduate from the Stockholm School of Economics. In addition to several books, which have been translated into over 20 languages, he has written over 2 000 journal­ istic articles on medicine and medical research, given a Ted-x talk and hundreds of lectures, participated in podcasts and TV programmes, and been a TV presenter and screen­ writer.

Original title Hjärnstark Junior • Authors Anders Hansen, Mats Wänblad  • Illustrator Lisa Zachrisson • Format 148 x 210 mm, 128 pages, colour • Rights sold Japanese, Norwegian

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Non-Fiction

Around the World: Mystical Places and Unsolved Mysteries AROUND THE WORLD:

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En av världens märkligaste och ruskigaste olyckor inträffade i Ryssland år 1959 när nio vänner och duktiga alpinister, dör under en skidexpedition i Uralbergen. Det sista man med säkerhet vet är att gruppen sätter upp sitt tält för natten den 1 februari. Sedan går någonting väldigt snett – men man vet inte vad! En räddningsinsats hittar tältet söndertrasat, någon har skurit upp det från insidan. Spår i snön visar att de flytt från tältet barfota, fastän det snöade och det var minusgrader ute. Sex av dem hade frusit ihjäl. Tre personer hade dött av svåra skador på huvud och revben. Man fann också rester av radioaktivitet på deras kläder. Vad hade egentligen hänt och varför lämnade de tältet mitt i den kalla natten? Polisen hittade inget spår från någon annan människa och misstänkte inget brott. Den officiella förklaringen var att gruppen dött av en ”okänd kraft”. Sedan hemligstämplades utredningen. Under åren har många olika förklaringar till olyckan presenterats, bland annat en lavin, hemliga militära tester och angrepp från vilda djur. Bergspasset är idag uppkallat efter expeditionens ledare, den 23-årige Igor Djatlov.

RYS S L A N D Djatlovpasset

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Azorerna Rosetta

MARY CELESTE

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Den 7 november 1872 lämnar segelfartyget Mary Celeste hamnen i New York. Båten ska segla till Italien och ombord finns kapten Briggs, hans fru och dotter, samt en besättning på sju man. Den 25 november har de nått ögruppen Azorerna och nu görs den sista anteckningen i båtens loggbok. Tio dagar senare hittas båten drivandes utanför Portugals kust – utan besättning. Alla ombord är spårlöst försvunna! Lasten är oskadd och det finns mat och vatten för flera veckor. Varför lämnade de skeppet och vart tog de vägen? Det är fortfarande ett mysterium efter 150 år!

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STILLA HAVET KAPAREN COOPER Den 24 november 1971 kliver en man i vit skjorta och mörk kostym ombord på ett plan som ska flyga mellan Portland och Seattle i USA. Biljetten har han köpt i namnet Dan Cooper. Mannen beställer en drink och ger sedan en lapp till en flygvärdinna där det står att han har en bomb i sin portfölj. Han meddelar att han vill ha 200 000 dollar och fyra fallskärmar. Sedan beställer han ytterligare en drink, som han artigt betalar för. I Seattle får mannen de fallskärmar och pengar som han krävt och släpper alla passagerarna utom fyra i flygpersonalen. Dem låser han in i cockpiten och beordrar piloten att flyga söderut. Efter 20 minuter i luften öppnas plötsligt bakdörrarna på planet och mannen hoppar rakt ut i den mörka och regniga kvällen. Vem han var, om han överlevde hoppet och vart han i så fall tog vägen är det, trots en enorm polisutredning, ingen som vet. 1980 hittar en pojke tre buntar med sedlar inte långt från den plats där man tror att mannen kan ha landat. Detta är det enda spår som finns av den mystiska flygplanskaparen. År 2016 lades polisutredningen ner.

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BANKSY Banksy är en konstnär känd för sina väggmålningar som började dyka upp på husfasader i England i början av 1990-talet. Nu finns hans verk i städer över hela världen. Men vem är Banksy? Det är hemligt! Banksy är både världsberömd och helt okänd på samma gång. Och eftersom det är olagligt att klottra på hus är det kanske smartast att Banksy förblir anonym ...

STILLA HAVET

Banksys målning ”Det finns alltid hopp” dök upp på en vägg i London år 2002.

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En gåta som alla som har använt en tvätt maskin känner till är mysteriet med de försvinnande strumporna. Det börjar med att man har massor av strumpor. Efter ett tag fattas plötsligt flera stycken och inga passar längre ihop! Vad har hänt? Äter tvättmaskiner strumpor? Bor det strumpmonster i tvättstugan? Finns det osynliga svarta hål som teleporterar strumpor ut i rymden? Kanske snurrar just nu din ena favoritstrumpa i en omloppsbana runt jorden? För det är en del av mysteriet – strumporna försvinner aldrig i par! Det är alltid bara en som saknas ...

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NORRA ISHAVET HELIGA GRAALENS KAPELL I ett kapell i Spanien finns en bägare som enligt forskare är omkring 2 000 år gammal och tillverkad i Mellanöstern. Alltså vid samma tid och plats som Jesus ska ha levt! Hur hamnade den i Spanien? Jo, den första påven, Petrus, ska ha tagit med den till Rom och därifrån ska den ha förts till Spanien av en romersk soldat. Är detta den heliga graalen? Ja, kanske det. Men det är ju väldigt svårt att bevisa. Så jakten på graalen fortsätter ... kanske i all evighet!?

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När Jesus dog på korset ska en av hans kompisar, Josef av Arimatea, ha samlat upp Jesus blod i graalbägaren. Sedan ska han ha smugglat ut bägaren ur landet och tagit med den ända till England. Där ska Josef ha gömt den vid en källa och det sägs att vattnet färgades rött av Jesus blod! Andra menar att vattnet är rött för att det innehåller mycket järn ... Källan heter Chalice Well och ligger utanför Glastonbury.

Jag är tempelriddare. Jag är både munk och krigare i ett! Du känner igen mig på min vita dräkt med ett rött kors på!

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Det ryktas att de mytomspunna tempelriddarna också ska ha varit den heliga graalens väktare. De ska ha hittat graalen i Jerusalem och därefter gömt den på olika ställen runt om i Europa. Tempelriddarna (eller ”Kristi fattiga riddare” som de först kallades) tillhörde Tempelherreordern som hade stor makt i Europa och Mellanöstern på 1100- och 1200-talen.

ROSSLYN CHAPEL En av platserna där man tror att tempelriddarna kan ha gömt den heliga graalen är i en hemlig kammare under ett kapell i Rosslyn, Skottland!

JERUSALEM En teori är att den heliga graalen blev kvar i Jerusalem efter Jesus död. Kanske finns den gömd någonstans i de många underjordiska tunnelsystem som finns under staden?

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Jag är Jag OTTO RAHN. den försökt e hitta . heliga graalen Det gick inte bra!

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Kung Artur var en engelsk kung som enligt legenden levde på 500-talet. Kung Artur samlade sina riddare kring ett runt bord, för att visa att alla var lika viktiga. Riddarnas främsta uppgift var att söka efter den heliga graalen. Den ville kung Artur gärna hitta, eftersom man trodde att den som hade graalen skulle belönas med evigt liv och lycka i all oändlighet. En plats vid Kung Arturs runda bord var därför alltid tom, den var sparad till den heliga graalen!

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Series name Around the World • Original title Jorden runt: Mystiska platser och olösta mysterier • Author & illustrator Sarah Sheppard • Format 250 x 340 mm, 40 pages, colour •  Rights sold series Chinese (simpl.), French, German, Italian, Korean

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Sarah Sheppard started out work­­ing as an Art Director and Graphic Designer. After a course in pale­ ontology, Sarah combined her profession with a passion for science and dinosaurs, and she wrote and illustrated the hugely popular and critically acclaimed book Lots of Dinosaurs (2008). Since then she has continued to write and illustrate several non-fiction books for children, always with a quirky mix of humour, facts and fantasy.

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Curious about all things that is mystical and exciting? Come along to Stonehenge, Easter Island and Dracula’s castle. In­vesti­ gate jungles and ruins in search of the fountain of youth and the Holy Grail. Does Bigfoot exist? What is a sinkhole? Where is the Bermuda Triangle – and where in the world do all t­ he odd socks go?! Sarah Sheppard’s fact books are in a class of their own. With sound research and finely-tuned humour, her entertaining and ­exciting books have been loved by tens of thousands of readers of all ages. From dinosaurs and important maps to sharks and adven­turous journeys, time and again she has taken us on adventures around the world. Delve into a world of paranormal phenomena, space creatures, cities of gold and mythical artefacts! Mystical Places and Unsolved Mysteries is also available as an activity book with stickers.

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Det är inte jättekonstigt att heliga ingen hittat den man graalen eftersom det inte ens vet vad är man letar efter!

Vilken soppa!!!

GRAAL-GALNA! Alla som letade efter den heliga graalen var inte precis nobla riddare. En som också var besatt av att hitta graalen var den fruktade tyska nazistledaren Heinrich Himmler. Han var så säker på att han skulle hitta den, att han inredde en plats där den skulle förvaras på slottet Wewelsburg i nordvästra Tyskland. För att leda jakten anlitade Himmler graalfanatikern Otto Rahn. Det gick trots stora ansträngningar inget vidare. Rahn försvann 1939 under mystiska omständigheter och hittades ihjälfrusen på en alptopp i Österrike.

FREDAGEN DEN 13:E Varför brukar fredagen den 13:e kallas för en otursdag? Om det finns det många teorier, men en av dem kommer från Jesus sista måltid med sina lärjungar. En av lärjungarna, Judas, förrådde Jesus och dagen efter middagen blev Jesus korsfäst och dog. Det hade varit 13 personer vid bordet och Jesus dog på en fredag. Värsta otursdagen!

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