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The best books for children and young people right now

Like the books (from 12 years)

Moa is starting junior high and trying to forget it-where-that-happened-in-summer, but no one has forgotten what she did. Except for the Weird Marit and the new girl, Ana. Cleverly on the herd mentality.

Translation Anna Gustafsson Chen, Nature & Culture (from 3 years)

Wayward picture book about an orange horse who is looking for her missing brother, who should have seen like he is. Taiwanesiske Liu Hsu-Kung makes naivistiska, colorful images with absurd elements.

Urax (from 3 years)

mom's new guy's old mom is just a boring old Elsa Beskowbok, but from the kitchen waving the modern, fun variant of the Tant Grön, Tant Brun and Tant Gredelin.

Translation Elin Svahn, Sanatorium förlag (young adults)

the Graphic novel in soft pencil on the Louis and Kotten, växelbor with their parents because dad is an alcoholic. Sensitive portrayal of the recurring disappointment in her father's relapse.

Translation Ulla Forsen, Wheel (from 3 years)

A sleepy dad takes his son on the night walk to show that everything is as usual. But it is not at all: the night's magic invites the boy on the absurd, the beautiful experiences that the father misses.

the Chart is compiled by the dagens nyheter's critics Emma Holm, Pia Huss, Lotta Olsson, Ulla Rhedin, Alexandra Sundqvist and Lydia Wistisen. More children & young-reviews are available to read on the dn.see/culture

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