Our Father
Written by Barbara Nascimbeni and Rainer Oberthur
The Blue Jackal
Written by Dileep Joshi and Shobha Viswanath
Night Guard
Written by Stian Hole and Synne Lea
Written by Matt Ottley and Danny Parker
Samira and the Skeletons
Written by Camilla Kuhn
Mom, There's a Bear at the Door
Written by Sabine Lipan and Manuela Olten
One Big Family
Written by Marc Harshman and Sara Palacios

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Synne Lea didn't much like reading when she was a child. She didn't much like writing either. (In fact, she had her sister write some of her school assignments for her.) What she liked most was running through the woods. That all changed, though, when she fell ill one year and couldn't go running. She needed a way to experience life without leaving her bed — and she found that in writing and reading poetry.

Lea is now an award-winning poet and children's author living in Norway. Her newest book of poems is Night Guard, a collection for children illustrated by fellow Norwegian Stian Hole (Anna's HeavenGarmann's Summer.) Lea's hope is that in Night Guard, children will find what she has found in poetry: a way to experience something new — to wonder at it — without the need to understand it completely. Central to the book are themes of family and friendship, which readers of all ages will be able both to recognize and to see afresh.

Learn more about Synne Lea and her new book in her Five Questions interview on Eerdlings.


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