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FOREIGN RIGHTS CATALOGUE 2017 Award-Winning Swedish Publishing House

Books that make a difference

OLIKA PUBLISHING HOUSE OLIKA PUBLISHING HOUSE – BOOKS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE Founded in 2006, we are an award-winning Swedish publishing house that produces high quality children’s books. The word OLIKA means different in Swedish and our books are different from the ones usually found in the children’s section in that they challenge stereotypes and limiting norms. Our titles reflect the diversity of modern society in terms of gender and ethnicity, (dis) abilities and family forms – thereby offering more children the possibility to identify with the characters in our books. We believe that literature has the power to influence children’s perception of themselves and of the world around them. For this reason, we choose our manuscripts carefully and work closely with our authors and illustrators. We provide children, parents, teachers and librarians with books that subtly, often without comment, challenge traditional and limiting stereotypes rather than reinforce them.


In 2012, we were awarded Equality Award the Swedish Equality Award and winner our for ip rsh ola Sch ck nbe Ste the diversity efforts to promote equality and our title in children’s literature. In 2013, n was chosen Courage with Wilma and Loppa ternational as Outstanding Book by IBBY (In ). We are Board on Books for Young People discuss frequently asked to represent and n and Swedish equality both in Swede lude, abroad. Former collaborators inc ent among others, the Swedish Parliam e, and the Swedish Embassy in Rom Madrid and Washington.

GENDER EQUALITY Besides childrenʻs books, we publish handbooks on diversity and gender equality. Our bestseller Give Your Children 100 Possibilities Instead of 2 has introduced a new way of discussing issues of gender equality in Sweden. In 2015, we published a unique and muchlonged for handbook on equality issues and solutions in preschools: Norm Creativity in Preschools – Norm Critique and Equality Tools. One of our most famous childrenʻs books is Kivi & Monster Dog. Published in 2012, it was the first Swedish children’s book using the gender neutral pronoun hen. The book made headlines nationally and internationally and went on to be discussed in Swedish media for months. As a result, the word hen made its way into the Swedish vocabulary – a major equality breakthrough! Welcome to OLIKA!

METHODBOOKS HANDBOOKS Give Your Child 100 Possibilities Instead of 2



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“One cold day, my daughter had a meltdown because I wouldn’t let her wear her dress. With big tears running down her cheeks, she yelled: I want to wear my dress because when I do, the teachers tell me I’m pretty!” “When my son was three years old, girls and boys stopped playing together. No one seemed to find this weird.”

Give Your Child 100 Possibilities Instead Of 2 is a book for all parents and adults who want to give children more possibilities in a world full of gender stereotypes.

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HANDBOOKS Norm Creativity in Preschools – Norm Critique and Equality Tools


by Johanna Ivarsson, Karin Salmson & Emili Svensson Hand-book, 332 pages

Based on research, experience and the policy documents of the Swedish preschool, the writers and educators Johanna Ivarsson and Karin Salmson present tips and advice, demonstrating how knowledge can result in creative reality in the everyday life of the preschool.

Why this book?

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Let’s Play Outdoors!

by Marin Salto & Maja-Stina Andersson 0 – 3 years, 24 pages

This is a picture book for the youngest ones, showing a variety of fun activities taking place outdoors.

Let’s Play Indoors!

by Marin Salto & Maja-Stina Andersson 0 – 3 years, 24 pages

This is a picture book for the youngest ones, showing a variety of fun activities taking place indoors.

Christmas in Pictures

by Marin Salto & Maja-Stina Andersson 0 – 3 years, 24 pages

Gifts! Gingerbread! Snow women! A Christmas-themed picture book for the youngest ones.

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0–3 YEARS Simri’s Hat Adventure by Karin Salmson & Maria Clason 1 – 3 years, 28 pages

One of the downsides of living in a hat is that the wind can take your home anywhere it pleases. Just ask Simri… Little Simri the Rat lives among roses red, in a beautiful hat, in the middle of a flower bed. One day the winds pops in and grabs hold of Simri’s hat. The hat is taken for a spin and ends up landing on a cat!

Why this book?

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0–3 YEARS Who is that?

by Karin Salmson, Marie Tomičić & Anna Tim. 0 – 3 years, 28 pages

Small, red and strong? Blue, light and beautiful?  Stripy, smooth and buzzy?  Who is that?

Who Makes that Sound? by Karin Salmson, Marie Tomičić & Anna Tim. 0 – 3 years, 28 pages

Moo, moo. Quack, quack.  So many sounds! Who is making them?

Who Was Here?

by Karin Salmson, Marie Tomičić & Anna Tim. 0 – 3 years, 28 pages

A white feather. A blue blueberry.  A beige peanut! Who was here?

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0–3 YEARS Dojo Goes Treasure Hunting by Karin Salmson & Marcus Brengesjö. 0 – 3 years, 28 pages

Dojo and Maya go treasure hunting. Is it indoors? Outdoors? Is it hidden in the tree?

Dojo’s Birthday Party

by Karin Salmson & Marcus Brengesjö. 0 – 3 years, 28 pages

Dojo is having a party! He bakes a cake and prepares a game. Soon his friends will be here. Dojo can’t wait!

Dojo is Playing Hide and Seek by Karin Salmson & Marcus Brengesjö. 0 – 3 years, 28 pages

Where is Dojo? Not here and not there. Can you find him?

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0–3 YEARS Daddy is picking me up!

by Alexander Holmberg & Ewa Stackelberg 0 – 3 years, 34 pages

Today is Monday. Who picks Tyra up from preschool on Mondays? And what happens the rest of the days of the week?

Where Is Rabbit?

by Alexander Holmberg & Ewa Stackelberg 0 – 3 years, 34 pages

Tyra wakes up in the middle of the night. Rabbit is gone! But Daddy doesn’t want to wake up. Tyra goes to find Rabbit. She finds a ball, a bucket and a blanket. But where is Rabbit?

Good night, says Tyra.

by Alexander Holmberg & Ewa Stackelberg 0 – 3 years, 34 pages

Tyra wants to say good night to a lot of things before she goes to sleep. Good night, car. Good night, boat. Good night, horse. Good night, ocean.

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0–3 YEARS BuBu Builds a Snow Woman by Ann-Christine Magnusson 0 – 3 years, 24 pages

BuBu rolls a snowball. It’s really big! Dad rolls a snowball too. Together they build a snow woman. But suddenly, the snow woman is gone! Where did she go?

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BuBu Goes Sledding by Ann-Christine Magnusson 0 – 3 years, 24 pages

BuBu goes sledding. It goes fast. Dad wants to go sledding too. Oh no, the sled broke! What to do now?

BuBu Climbs High by Ann-Christine Magnusson 0 – 3 years, 24 pages

BuBu climbs. All the way to the top of the snow mountain. But what’s this? Someone is already there.

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Konrad’s Dress

by Åsa Mendel-Hartvig & Caroline Röstlund 2 – 4 years, 24 pages

Hedvig has a new dress. She’s sparkling! Konrad didn’t get anything.  Can Konrad borrow Hedvig’s dress? Of course! But only for a little while…

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Konrad and the Lucia Procession by Åsa Mendel-Hartvig & Caroline Röstlund 2 – 4 years, 24 pages

Tomorrow is December 13, Saint Lucia’s Day. Time to dress up!

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Konrad and the Candy

by Åsa Mendel-Hartvig & Caroline Röstlund 2 – 4 years, 24 pages

Hedvig has a bag of candy! So does Konrad. But now Konrad is out of candy… I bet Hedvig got more candy than me, Konrad thinks.


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1–4 YEARS Where Are Daddy’s Shoes? by Kristina Murray Brodin & Bettina Johansson 1 – 3 years, 28 pages


Daddy has a lot of shoes. He wears one pair when it rains. He wears another pair for parties. Daddy is going to work. But where are Daddy’s shoes? A book about shoes, style and a morning scenario many will find familiar.

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Mix Drives

by Malin Lilja & Matilda Salmén 1 – 4 years, 32 pages

Mix drives. Cars, trains, airplanes. She even travels through space. Just try to keep up!

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1–4 YEARS NEW! The Chaseby Sanna Borell 1 – 4 years, 28 pages

A fruit is stolen. The hunt begins. Catch the thief! Through the woods, across the fields and under the stars – the hunt goes on. A story vibrant with color, in addition to an unexpected ending that raises questions about ideas we tend to take for granted.

Sanna Borell, awarded!

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1–4 YEARS Why Is the Daddy Crying?

by Kristina Murray Brodin & Bettina Johansson 2 – 4 years, 36 pages

A daddy is sitting on a bench, crying. Why is he crying? Alvdis and Hamsa wonder. Has someone been mean to him? Or is he just tired? Did he lose something? Maybe he’s just had too much candy!



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Why Am I?

by Karin Salmson & Lina Sandqvist 1 – 4 years, 28 pages

Can you buy children from the grocery store? Or do you make them out of clay? Do you get them from Santa? Why Am I? tells the story of a child who, just like many other children, wonders how babies are made.

Why this book?

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1–4 YEARS Not Fair!

by Åsa Mendel-Hartvig & Caroline Röstlund 1 – 4 years, 28 pages

Little Bit gets to sit in the stroller. Big Bit has to walk. NOT FAIR! Big Bit gets to stay up late. Little Bit has to go to bed. NOT FAIR!

Why this book?

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1–4 YEARS Tessla’s Mom Says: I Don’t Want To! by Åsa Mendel-Hartvig & Caroline Röstlund 1 – 4 years, 28 pages

NO! Tessla’s mom doesn’t want to go home. She doesn’t want to eat. Or brush her hair.  And she definitely doesn’t want to brush her teeth or go to sleep!

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Tessla’s Dad Says: I Don’t Want To! by Åsa Mendel-Hartvig & Caroline Röstlund 1 – 4 years, 28 pages

NO! Tessla’s dad doesn’t want to get up. He doesn’t want to drink his coffee. Or read the newspaper. And he definitely doesn’t want to go to work. Unless Tessla pulls him in a sled!


Why these books?

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1–4 YEARS Allan and Mike Goes for a Walk

by Tora von Platen & Emili Svensson 1 – 4 years, 34 pages

Daddy drops Allan off at preschool. Allan is sad. – Don’t be sad. I can be your daddy instead, Mike says and puts him in the baby carriage.  Mike takes Allan for a walk. Because babies need fresh air. And ice cream.

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1–4 YEARS Pingis & Raffe Find a Friend by Åsa Nordström & Mikael Sjömilla 2 – 4 years, 28 pages

Pingis and Raffe are friends. They do stuff together. Like going to the beach. But on their way, they find a big egg. What’s in it?

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3–6 YEARS Kivi & Monster Dog by Jesper Lundqvist & Bettina Johansson 3 – 6 years, 34 pages

“A dog!” Kivi cries. “Not a cow, frog or mink! Give me a dog or I won’t sleep a wink!” All Kivi wants for the upcoming birthday is a dog! And one day, there is a dog waiting outside zees bedroom door. But it’s not the kind of dog Kivi imagined…

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Kivi & theGoraffe

by Jesper Lundqvist & Bettina Johansson 3 – 6 years, 34 pages

“I want a GORILLA as big as the sun, a feisty and furry and fabulous one!” Kivi from Kivi & Monster Dog is back! And this time, Kivi wants a gorilla.

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3–6 YEARS Kivi and the Rumble Dragon by Jesper Lundqvist & Bettina Johansson 3 – 6 years, 34 pages

The sky is red, filled with fire and ash. “Strange,” Kivi thinks as ze hears a loud CRASH. The walls are shaking and the house wrapped in smog. Could it be the return of the Monster Dog?


Draw & Fix with Kivi and friends Everyone who likes Kivi will enjoy this drawing book based on Kivi and friends.


3–6 YEARS Here Comes Johanna the Inventor! by Ann-Christine Magnusson & Lovisa Lesse 3 – 6 years, 32 pages

Abracadalf, try not to laugh! Johanna the Inventor is going to be the greatest inventor in the world. Today, she’s trying out her latest invention on the crankiest man in town: Cranky Olle.

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Johanna and the Fright Machine by Ann-Christine Magnusson & Lovisa Lesse 3 – 6 years, 32 pages

So she’s “too small to play with the others”, huh?! Johanna decides to invent a Fright Machine. That will teach them a lesson!

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3–6 YEARS Full Speed Ahead, Johanna the Inventor! by Ann-Christine Magnusson & Lovisa Lesse 3 – 6 years, 32 pages


All day long Johanna the Inventor and her brothers want nothing but to run around, but when it’s time to go home their legs are so tired… “Will it be like this forever?” Johanna’s brothers wonder. “Of course not!” Johanna says and starts inventing.

Draw & Fix with Johanna the Inventor Everyone who likes Johanna will enjoy this drawing book based on her.


3–6 YEARS Come Dive with Me

by Marin Salto & Marcus Gunnar Pettersson 3 – 6 years, 36 pages

Today, Mertsi and his classmates are going swimming. His friends want to jump off the diving-board. It’s very high up. And the pool is so deep. Mertsi wants to jump too. But not right now, the water is a little cold…

Let’s Dance!

by Marin Salto & Marcus Gunnar Pettersson 3 – 6 years, 36 pages

Selma can’t sleep. Her stomach feels funny. Her head is spinning. Tomorrow, Selma is going to dance. Usually dancing isn’t scary. But this time, everyone at school is going to watch!

Let’s Play Hide and Seek

by Marin Salto & Marcus Gunnar Pettersson 3 – 6 years, 36 pages

Finally, summer vacation. Rosita can’t wait for Emma to come visit her at the campground. When Emma finally arrives, they decide to play hide and seek. But some people are almost too good at hiding…

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3–6 YEARS Good Decision, Mirjam! by Anders Alzén & Maria Borgelöv 3 – 6 years, 36 pages

Mirjam likes to be in charge. But what exactly can she decide? Can she decide who is allowed to like whom? Can she decide there’ll be pancakes for dinner?!

Why these books?

ily form without Depict a modern fam ue presenting it as an iss a strong-willed, The main character is resourceful girl ations that Describe ever yday situ s can relate to both children and adult

I Don’t Want to Play on My Own! by Anders Alzén & Maria Borgelöv 3 – 6 years, 36 pages

This is a picture book for the youngest ones, showing a variety of fun activities taking place outdoors.

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Monster Mira and the Marvot by Ulrika Hjort & Maja-Stina Andersson 3 – 6 years, 48 pages

There’s a reason Mira goes with Grandpa to Storm Island to visit his grumpy friend Margot. Margot’s marvot! But Margot doesn’t seem too eager to show off her new pet. Mira will have to take matters into her own hands!


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3–6 YEARS Saffa & Parmesan: The Secret Submarine by Ola Norén & Karin Olu Lindgård 3 – 6 years, 36 pages

One day, Grandpa opens a secret trapdoor in the floor. Down below, in a cave, is where he keeps his submarine. A submarine? Great! Now Saffa and Parmesan can go look for Grandpa’s missing ring. Saffa pulls a lever and the submarine is off. But finding a tiny ring in a big ocean isn’t easy. The octopus who loves shiny things isn’t helping either.

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Saffa & Parmesan: The Wild Balloon Flight by Ola Norén & Karin Olu Lindgård 3 – 6 years, 36 pages

Saffa and her guinea pig Parmesan love adventures! But now they’re on vacation with Grandpa and time has never moved slower. Then one day, they find an egg. Where did it come from? That’s for Saffa and Parmesan to find out.

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3–6 YEARS We All Die

by Jesper Lundqvist & Gabi Frödén 3 – 6 years, 38 pages

What happens when die? What does grief feel like? What would happen if no one ever died?

Why this book?

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3–6 YEARS Princess Victoria

by Kristina Murray Brodin & Kajsa Lind 3 – 6 years, 24 pages

Every day Victoria sits on a bench outside our house, even when it’s snowing. Why won’t Victoria tell me where she lives? A beautiful and heart-warming story about the friendship between a child and a mysterious woman named Victoria.

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The Lady and the Treasure

by Jesper Lundqvist & Marcus Gunnar Petterson 3 – 6 years, 36 pages

In this heart-warming story, a child becomes friends with a woman sitting outside a grocery store. Why is she sitting there? Where does she live?

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3–6 YEARS My Family

by By Anna-Clara Tidholm 3 – 6 years, 32 pages

Award-winning Anna-Clara Tidholm is one of the greatest creators of children’s books of our time. For OLIKA, she has created a book she felt was missing: “a modern book about families.”

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3–6 YEARS The Pirates and the Rainbow Treasure by Karin Frimodig, Sara Berg & Maria Poll 3 – 6 years, 38 pages

All hands on deck! These jolly pirates are off to find the treasure at the end of the rainbow. Written in playfully exhilarating verse, with illustrations to match.




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3–6 YEARS When I Grow Up…

by Pamela von Sabljar & Janette Bornmarker 3 – 6 years, 64 pages

What do you want to do when you grow up? Maybe you want to be an astronaut like Alice? Or a gymnast like Isac? Or something totally different? This is a book about possibilities, about what you can do and become! When I Grow Up… also includes What Do You Like to Do? and What’s Your Favorite Thing?

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dels! possibilities and role mo A book full of inspiring ditional t to feel limited by tra Encourages children no do with to at wh en dreaming of gender boundaries wh their lives ity is s and ethnicities, divers With a variety of name way reflected in a natural

3–6 YEARS The Homesick Bear By Karin Blixt & Mikael Sjömilla 3 – 6 years, 40 pages

The Chaffinch and the Bear are an odd couple, but the best of friends! As it gets chillier, the Chaffinch prepares to fly south for the winter and the Bear needs to find somewhere to spend the long, cold winter months. But will she ever find a home for the winter?

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Who’s The Thief, Mirjana? by Ana Udovic, Jessica Kurki & Tomas Nilsson

Mirjana’s parents own a pizza parlor. Mirjana plays there almost every day. One day Uncle Mirko comes by with a gift, a beautiful clock. When the clock goes missing, they all try to figure out who the thief is. All but one.

Why this book?

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3–6 YEARS When Grandpa Fell In Love by Gabrielle Frödén 3 – 6 years, 36 pages

Filip and Grandpa always hang out in Grandpa’s candy stand. But one day, the candy stand is closed. Grandpa is ill and Inga, the lady with the stethoscope, comes to visit. But getting better doesn’t make Grandpa any happier. He says he’s suffering from something worse than a disease. But what could be worse than a disease?

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Grandma & Grandpa: How to Catch an Elk and Other Adventures by Cecilia Rihs & Pia Niemi 3 – 6 years, 38 pages

Grandma and Grandpa are playful and mischievous and they’re always getting up to something crazy. ”I wanted to make the reader look forward to tomorrow and fall asleep happy”, says the author. This volume contains three books that can be done as three separate books as well.

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Why this book?

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6–9 YEARS THE HAPPY SCHOOL Meet Abel, Klara, Pardis, Nora, Karam and the rest of their classmates! The books about the students at Happy School are an Easy-to-Read series which challenges limiting stereotypes and includes a wide range of ways of living and being. All illustrated with colorful pictures.

Who’s in Love With Abel? by Ebba Berg & Carl Flint 6 – 9 years, 36 pages

Abel Svensson has a problem. He knows he’s in love with Mina, Lilly and Sixten. But is anyone in love with him? And how can he find out?

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Klara Ek and the Dog that Wasn’t a Hamster by Ebba Berg & Carl Flint 6 – 9 years, 36 pages

Klara really wants a hamster. But Dad’s new girlfriend Malin has a dog. A big dog. Suddenly the dog is always at their place…

Pardis Moradi is Here! by Ebba Berg & Carl Flint 6 – 9 years, 36 pages

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Pardis is sick of being Pardis! Suddenly, Pardis has an idea. Why not pretend to be someone else for a day?

A Job for Nora Henriksson by Ebba Berg & Carl Flint 6 – 9 years, 36 pages

Nora and her classmates are all going to go with a grown-up to work. For a whole day. Nora knows what she wants to do! No one else seems to think it’s a very good idea. But Nora has made up her mind!

Karam’s Magic Show


by Ebba Berg & Carl Flint 6 – 9 years, 36 pages

It’s Karam’s first day at his new school. He doesn’t know which day will be his last here, but it will probably be soon. Because Karam and Mom are leaving soon. Will he have time to show his new classmates his magic tricks before they leave?

Why these books?

ily form Depicts a modern fam an issue as it g tin en without pres th a disabilIncludes a character wi ctful way pe res ity in a natural and r the diversity The illustrations mirro of modern society

6–9 YEARS Red Card, Therese! by Anja Gatu & Maria Borgelöv 6 – 9 years, 90 pages

Red Card, Therese! is inspired by the Swedish national team player Therese Sjögran’s childhood. Therese is a true soccer pro. But during the first game of the series, everything goes wrong. It’s almost like her body won’t listen to her! What’s going on?



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Go, Fatima!

t t the joy and excitemen Inspiring stories abou r ula rtic d soccer in pa of spor ts in general an t soccer is not a spor t These books show tha men reser ved for boys and by ity of modern society They mirror the divers nic eth t en fer th many dif including characters wi nds and cultural backgrou

by Marin Salto & Matilda Salmén 6 – 9 years, 90 pages

Fatima loves playing soccer. She and Ayaan play all the time, at school and at home in the yard. But one day, they’re invited to a practice session – a real practice session! Go, Fatima! is inspired by the organization Futebol dá força’s Aberto team.



out this book. A There’s something ab up and the girls’ child who won’t give to play soccer mixed friendship. The urge am. The worrying cre ice with the urge for d wet shoes. But over practice outfits an sense of expectation most of all, a tingling book. running all through the Mia Hansén, the blog


6–9 YEARS These books about Charlotte and her teammates in Ekby’s all-girls soccer team are inspired by the Swedish national team player Charlotte Rohlin’s childhood


Kick It, Charlotte!

by Jennifer Wegerup & Bettina Johansson 6 – 9 years, 68 pages



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Finally! Charlotte is about to play in her first ever tournament. The competition is fierce. But so is Charlotte and her teammates.


Beware of the Dog!


by Jennifer Wegerup & Bettina Johansson 6 – 9 years, 78 pages

In the second book about Charlotte and Ekby’s all-girls soccer team, a dog shows up out of nowhere in the middle of an important game. Will the mysterious dog ruin the Ekby team’s chance to win the league?

Go, Ekby!

by Jennifer Wegerup & Bettina Johansson 6 – 9 years, 78 pages

In Go, Ekby! Charlotte and her teammates go to Denmark to play against a Danish team. A really good team… But as usual, Charlotte is determined to win!



by Jennifer Wegerup & Bettina Johansson 6 – 9 years, 78 pages

Charlotte has been given the opportunity of a lifetime! She has been selected for the region’s elite team. But then something terrible happens! Charlotte’s worst nightmare…

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6–9 YEARS Over Here! Kosse Cries by Anja Gatu & Maria Källström 6 – 9 years, 84 pages

An inspiring story based on the childhood of the internationally acclaimed Swedish soccer player Kosovare Asllani.



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Kosse loves playing soccer. But how can you improve your technique if no one wants to practise with you? Her brothers think she’s too small. Her best friend Emma thinks soccer is boring. It all changes when Kosse and her classmates are picked to represent their school in a local soccer tournament. This is Kosse’s chance to practise! And her chance to beat those mean Gullringen girls once and for all…

What a Goal, Kosse! by Anja Gatu & Maria Källström 6 – 9 years, 84 pages

Finally! Kosse and her friend Emma have joined a team. A real team with jerseys and everything! And before long, they go away for a soccer cup. But the competition

Why these books?


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t t the joy and excitemen Inspiring stories abou d soccer in particular of spor ts in general an t soccer is not a spor t These books show tha men reser ved for boys and by ity of modern society They mirror the divers nic eth th many dif ferent including characters wi nds and cultural backgrou


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Malva and the Horses

by Malin Eriksson & Lisa Chantem Säfve 3 – 6 years, 36 pages

Malva loves horses. Dad is afraid of them. Luckily, there’s Grandma. She tells Malva stories about her greatgrandfather Valentin. He was really good with horses. And one day, Malva will be too!

Malva’s First Riding Lesson by Malin Eriksson & Lisa Chantem Säfve 3 – 6 years, 36 pages

In the second book about Malva, it’s finally time for her first riding lesson. Dad goes with her to the stables, but maybe it would have been better to leave him at home. He’s so nervous, it’s starting to rub off on Malva. Will she ever get up on her horse?

Malva at the Stables

by Malin Eriksson & Lisa Chantem Säfve 3 – 6 years, 36 pages

In the third book in the Malva series, a very boring day suddenly turns great when Malva stops by the stables and gets to help preparing her favorite horse for a horse show. It’s so much fun, Malva stays there all day. But does Dad know where she is?

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6–9 YEARS Courage with Wilma & Happy by Anneli Khayati & Mikael Sjömilla 6 – 9 years, 40 pages

It’s Saturday and Wilma and Happy are playing soccer. Oh no! The ball ends up in Mrs Crankersen’s garden. Now they have to sneak into her garden and take their ball back. And that takes courage!

ilma and Happy Courage with W d as Outstanding has been selecte d ternational Boar Book by IBBY (In )! ung People on Books for Yo

Together with Wilma & Happy by Anneli Khayati & Mikael Sjömilla 6 – 9 years, 40 pages

Wilma has been home from school for almost an entire week. She can’t wait to play with Happy again. But back in school, nothing is the same. At recess, Happy plays with Malla and doesn’t even wait for Wilma. When they play rounders, Wilma and Happy don’t play together like they usually do. But when their team is about to lose, they need to make up their minds. Will they play together or not?

Love with Wilma & Happy by Anneli Khayati & Mikael Sjömilla 6 – 9 years, 40 pages

Wilma and Happy has a new classmate! His name is Sigge. When Wilma thinks of Sigge she feels happy and a bit funny. But when Happy tells the whole class that Wilma is in love with Sigge, Wilma gets upset. If she’s in love she wants to tell him herself. And how is she even supposed to know if she is in love?

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Why these books?

t ls, not her legs, to ge Wilma uses her whee se the in e nc importa around. But what is of ilma’s wheelchair, W t no is s exciting book d courage but friendship, love an types in terms of both They challenge stereo abilities and love rn society is reflected The diversity of mode in the illustrations

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Ingrid P Bosselda

6–9 YEARS THE SECRET GUIDE FOR ADVENTURERS Short sentences and chapters – perfect for the beginning reader. The first book of the series is now available to read in English. E-mail us if you would like to read the PDF!

Mission: The Water Witch by: Cecilia Rihs & Jenny Lindqvist 6 -9 years, 68 pages

Lina and her friend Pepper have promised to help Grandma Hilda complete her Secret Guide for Adventurers. And to finish it, they need to try all of the adventures listed in the Guide. It’s so much fun! And a little bit scary… Their first mission is to find out more about Water Witches. How do you protect yourself against them? And how can you read a top-secret message if it’s written in invisible ink?

Mission: The Genie in the Bottle by: Cecilia Rihs & Jenny Lindqvist 6 -9 years, 92 pages

If you find a genie in a bottle, you’d better be careful. Wanna know why? Join Lina and Pepper on their latest top-secret mission and you will find out!

Mission: The Swamp Trolls by: Cecilia Rihs & Jenny Lindqvist 6 -9 years, 68 pages

Lina and Pepper have been sent on a new mission. This time, Christmas is at stake! Someone or something is trying to ruin Christmas. Gifts disappear, the gingerbread dough tastes like salt…

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Mission: The Frighteners by: Cecilia Rihs & Jenny Lindqvist 6 -9 years, 68 pages

Lina and Pepper’s latest adventure involves Frighteners lurking in an abandoned house. But what is a Frightener? Are they really as frightening as the name suggests…?


Why these books?

main With a brave girl as the s challenge character, these book re and the notion that adventu ics” danger are “male top th dark skin They portray a child wi ily form Include a modern fam an issue without presenting it as

9–12 YEARS Forthcoming – out in november 2016

The Ice Gate: Cold water RKT VAT TEN

tid varit annorlunda. Som det där a andan nästan hur länge som helst, bättre än alla andra. I alla fall nästan när Mads börjar i skolan upptäcker ns f ler som hon. Snart upptäcker Johanna och Mads. Det är han som Isporten, vägen till den parallella och mystik är en självklarhet. En väg att gå förlorad och som ingen na och Mads kan rädda.

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by: Jonna Berggren 9-12 years

Johanna has always been different from others. She can hold her breath for so long, and she can cope with cold waters more than anyone else. Or almost. When Mads starts in her school she realizes that there are more people like her. Soon the guardian who watches the gate to the Iceland also notices the remarkable gifts of Johanna and Mads.

Jonna Berggren

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The Spy on the Ghost School by: Jesper Lundqvist 9-12 years

One day in school Silase´s hand suddenly becomes transparent. It is the same hand where the wasp stung him. Are the two events correlated? And why is that? In the Spy on the Ghost School the reader follows Silas as he realizes he is not only human and the invisible hand is a starting point where he has to leave his ordinary world and explore the world of the ghosts, a world not friendly as he had hoped for.

YOUTH Take Charge!


by Leone Milton, Marie Tomicic & Emili Svensson Young adult/Method book

What happens when you start to think about all the things that are good about yourself instead of the other way around? What is self-sympathy and how do you deal with toxic thoughts and fears? These and many more questions are answered in this book. Because the more you understand about how you work, the easier it becomes for you to choose what’s important to you and what makes you feel good. And the best part is – it works! Inspired by psychological perspectives like ACT (Acceptance and Comittment Therapy) and SelfCompassion.

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d me happy, inspire This book makes d ne ar le e think. I’ve and it makes m with problems. al de new ways to Angelica, 17 years


ness among psychological ill In a time when is an an ever y re easing and st ss cr in e ar s er ag teen school should EVERY adult in day phenomena, e pupils on they can teach th e med gain read this so that tal book that mad vi a is It . it em te self-es inking and how own negative th y m to in t hg is in affected me.

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