• by Astrid Lindgren
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    Beginning in 1939, Lindgren —Sweden's beloved children's author — began writing books for young people. Her final two books were published posthumously in 2002, the year she died at age 94, and in 2007. Well, maybe these aren't her final books; In January 2008, the national Library of Sweden inaugurated the Astrid Lindgren Archive ... ... more

  • by Tove Jansson
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    Tove Marika Jansson, the author of the Moomin series, was a Swedish-Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. Between 1945 and 1993 Jansson ... ... more

  • by Jan Brett
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    This is one of Brett’s first books. The story is sweet, and the illustrations of horses are beautiful. The loveliest horses live within a walled city where the proud people pamper and train them. Fritz, a pony, was not a beautiful horse, but when something frightening happens, Fritz takes over. Soon he is pampered ... ... more

  • by Jaakko Alatalo (Sami)
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    Subtitled from Dawn to Dusk in Lapland, follow along with Lina-Marja as she gets ready for school. Follow her through the school day until she returns home and visits her grandmother. She and her mother leave this home to go to another home where her father and brother have been working. Alatalo has ... ... more

  • by Kirsten Sevig
    This is a coloring book plus! This fun 48 page book includes great tidbits about Norwegian crafts, recipes, songs, and traditions. It is a great introduction to the Norwegian people and lifestyle. Children (and adults) can color images of Norway's fjords, farms, costumes, towns, Vikings, and trolls as they learn about holidays, "rosemaling", ... ... more

  • by Margi Preus
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    This wonderful story was inspired by the real-life adventures of a Norwegian WW II spy, Erling Storrusten, whom the award-winning author Preus interviewed. In the retelling, Preus gives us the story of a 14-year-old Norwegian boy named Espen. After Nazi Germany invades and occupies Norway, Espen and his friends are swept up in the ... ... more

  • by Astrid Lindgren
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    In this charming book, Lindgren writes about the yearlong fun and everyday life of six humorous children — Lisa, Karl, Britta, Anna, Olaf and Bill — who live on three neighboring farms. People in that area refer to the location as "noisy village" because of the high-spirited life and fun found there. Join ... ... more

  • by Lori Evert; Photography by Per Breiehagen
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    Be Brave. Be Kind. Believe. These are Anja’s wishes to everyone. This New York Times Bestseller features Anja who sets out to help Santa. Along the way she meets gentle animals wanting to help her. The beautiful photography emphasizes the gorgeous scenery of the Nordic Countries as well ... ... more

  • by Jody Littler 
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    Littler, who grew up in Wisconsin and ate at Al Johnson’s grassed-roof restaurant, had the same fantasies about goats on a roof as many other children. For non-Midwesterners, Al Johnson’s is a famous Swedish Restaurant and Butik in Door County, and there really are goats grazing on the roof. Goats on a roof is ... ... more

  • retold and illustrated by Janet Stevens
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    This familiar story has been told and retold by many authors and performers, but one of the favorite versions is this one by Stevens. The trolls in this book look like trolls, but the goats take on modern garb to disguise themselves from the hungry, angry troll. The littlest one ... ... more

  • by Astrid Lindgren
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    The tomte, who speaks the "tomter" language, is a good natured elf-like creature who lives only on farms and is very busy during the winter while adults and children sleep a lot. These people have never seen him, but they do see his tiny track in the snow.  The invisible "tomten" also visits ... ... more

  • by Astrid Lindgren
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    Astrid Lindgren's second book about "tomter" involves a fox. When all is quiet around the farm at night, "tomter" wake up. Though no one has ever seen them, everyone knows "tomter" live on the farm and talk to the animals. In this book, children learn about a sly fox named Reynard who gets ... ... more